beetleWhether or not you think ASUC president-elect Noah Stern deserves to be disqualified, there’s no denying that Sterngate is kind of a big deal. Why else would ASUC expert/blogger of many years Justin Azadivar (aka Beetle of Beetle Beat) break a nearly year-long silence to weigh in on the matter? Exactly!

And just what profound insight did this (allegedly former) ASUC nitpicker extraordinaire have to impart onto readers of the Daily Cal, today?

“The Judicial Council will not want to disqualify anyone,” he said. “It’s a pain in the ass for them and the ASUC as a whole.”

Sigh. Yeah, probably.

Beetle Beat [website]
Many Steps Required to Determine Stern’s Fate [Daily Cal]


pimpRemember when Beetle said he was done blogging Berkeley last year? Remember when he “temporarily reopened Death Wish II move

because you suck”? Well, he just announced that he’s retiring for good this time and that yesterday’s post

Cat People trailer Sleepwalkers will be his last. In it, he comes down pretty hard on … well, humanity in general, according to the comments–though we have a sneaking suspicion that much of the post was actually directed at a certain student government we all know and love (er, love to hate, but who’s counting?).

Accordingly, he ended on a bit of a sour note:

“All in all, I’ve been very disappointed in you people. Your cowardice, your obsessions, your bigotry, your arrogance… what the hell is wrong with you?”

We suppose we can’t exactly blame him, given all of this year’s ASUC hooplah, and–to be completely honest–we’re not totally sure we believe that this’ll be the last we hear from Beetle, anyhow. We mean, Beetle Beat’s tagline at the moment is “Nap Time!!!” for God’s sake. Who doesn’t expect to wake up from a nap? No one, that’s who.

In any case, for what it’s worth, the Clog is bustin’ out the pimp cup again in your honor, Beetle. It’s been real, and you’ll be missed–if you’re really gone, that is …

Retiring for realz this time [Beetle Beat]
Earlier: Beetle Has Left the Building

Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

* UC Berkeley received lots of apps but will only admit less than 10% of applicants. Blame the Man. [NewsCenter]

* The Daily Cal Arts blog convinced us to go see indie comedy “Humpday,” but then again, it is about porn. [Arts: It's What's for Blog]

* Relive Berkeley’s happiest day in recent history. [Daily Cal]

* Oh look, Beetle’s back. [Beetle Beat]

Image Source: Salgu Wissmath, Daily Cal The Little Mermaid buy
Earlier: Daily Cal Serves Up the Lolz

We mourned the passing of College OTR’s best writers, honked noisily into kleenexes at Beetle’s departure in May, and raised a brow at Dangierre‘s disappearance from the collective blogosphere that same semester. But waddaya know? New voices on the internet are never lacking. read more »

Today Berkeley blogger Beetle wrote his last post, in which he explained his motivations behind blogging Berkeley:

1. The reason I harp on the Daily Cal so much is not because I have some kind of animosity towards the newspaper. On the contrary, I want to see the Daily Cal actually do that thing we often refer to “journalism.”

2. (On ASUC): An organization which demands hundreds of dollars from each student but asks that those students not actually follow what it does with that money was practically begging for someone to take my role.

(The numbers are our emphasis.)

We may not have agreed with Beetle with many of his opinions, but we believe that he served an important role keeping a check on the paper and the student government … something that has not been filled by OTR, the Clog or any other blog.

Therefore, this pimp cup is for Beetle, and we’re pouring one out for you, homie.

Best Post Ever [Beetle Beat]

First, we’d like to premise this by saying that we do not condone binge drinking (at least binge drinking often) or underage drinking. Second, if you don’t like alcohol (you’re not seeing the light), you can always try this with juice, soda—hell, even water.School starts tomorrow and if you’re like any of us here at The Daily Clog, we like to observe the happenings and goings-on around the campus for the first couple of weeks. (Don’t forget to sign up to win a messenger bag, You’ll be the coolest kid in school other than D-Jax).So we’re going to take everything we love (and hate) about the start of school and make into our very own drinking game. And we know that alcohol isn’t allowed on campus. You’re college kids. You’re innovative. Think of something (there’s always juice … of the jungle variety).On with the game …12) Someone invites you to their BBQ, rush event, poker night, video game night, etc. etc. etc.—drink.11) You see someone flyering on Sproul Plaza, Lower Sproul Plaza, WTF, anywhere on campus—drink once.10) You see someone actually taking one of those flyers—drink once. If you think that person is a freshman, drink twice.9) You see someone flyering against flyering. Give that person your drink—they deserve it.8) You see Beetle at the Berkeley College Republicans table on Sproul Plaza—take HIS drink.7) You see a protest on campus—drink as many times as there are people at the protest. This may sound like a lot, but it ain’t the 1960s especially-in-terms-of-money, so this will not kill you.6) You see a Treewok—drink twice, one for the Treewok and one for the tree that said Treewok is trying to save. If you don’t know what the Treewoks are, just type Oakgate into our nice little search feature 5) For every time you see a freshman lost in Dwinelle Hall, drink once.4) If you are one of Ilana Nankin’s Facebook friends, buy her a drink and then pay for her ambulance. She’s going to need it ’cause that’s a lot of friends.3) You see a homeless person—drink and then give that guy some of your drink and then give him that quarter in your pocket that you were saving for your laundry.2) You see a relatively hot person—finish your drink. It doesn’t happen often here.1) If you’re a freshman, finish your (non-alcoholic) drink. All of it—now! You’re the one who wanted to go to college!