Spotted: Some girl on BART. OMG.

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

Not sure who their sources were, but according to Berkeleyside, Brangelina is gracing the Claremont Hotel with its glowing, newly beardless presence. In other news, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt are doing a movie together?! What. [Berkeleyside]

READ NOW to find out how some Berkeleyans celebrated their special day! [Daily Cal]

Another timely demonstration, because no, those hikers still haven’t been released. But at least they’re a cute couple! [Daily Cal]

Missed this year’s Bay to Barkers? (It was today.) You should still probably donate to the Berkeley- East Bay Humane Society. They could use it. [Website]

Image Source: Skyler Reid, Daily Cal [TtLG]
Earlier: You’re All Winners in the Clog’s Eyes …

Well, maybe. A forthcoming Department of Justice Report will find that Yoo-Know-Hoo did NOT, in fact, violate his “professional obligations” as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Bush administration. Apparently, the department that arbitrates that fickle b*tch, Justice, opted to “soften” an earlier version of the report, which had said that, yes, in justifying alleged torture Yoo screwed up not only in general, but also in his capacity as a professional. read more »

Yoo can always tell a new school year is nigh when the hordes of protesters start accumulating in the general area of campus. Like the swallows of Capistrano, who return to their nests each year with freakish regularity, read more »

Apparently, there are throngs less protesters at the Marine recruiting center on Shattuck Avenue, proof that Code Pink and The World Can’t Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime prefer it when multiple cameras are present. [Mercury News]

Cal grad student Larissa Kelly boosts Cal’s academic reputation by winning lots of money on Jeopardy and setting new records for women on the show. Her current cash total is at $179,797, more than the salaries of all history department alumni combined! [Inside BayArea]

Do you have a relative in Modesto who went to your commencement in Zellerbach Hall? If so, there’s a small chance that they’re a tad bit pissed at the lack of flags onstage to honor America and the state of California. Either that, or someone’s just looking for reasons to hate on “Berserkeley.” [Modesto Bee]

Earlier: The News in Our Shorts: The Sad Edition

dsc_0085.JPG Like 4-year-olds with paper cuts, extremist groups are experts at exaggerating distress. Code Pink and World Can’t Wait — Drive Out the Bush Regime, for instance, like to throw around accusations of “police brutality,” whenever the 5-0 does anything that interferes with their mission–even if said cops are simply standing there like a stoic Royal Guard (one that got paid about $93,000 in overtime for Tuesday’s rally, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.)

It’s no surprise, then, that these passionate Berkeley super-liberals are usually brushed off as “the extremist groups that cried wolf.” Actually, they pretty much get brushed off, period.

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