The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 82, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, March 18, 1988 Page: 2 of 12
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So how was spring break? Did
you brave the slopes of the
beautiful Rockies, or take on the
waves at South Padre? Perhaps
you ate some good Cajun cuisine
in New Orleans, or visited some
friends in Manhattan. Well, I
spent the week on the couch. And
not the proverbial couch, the real
If you have seen this paper s
editor limping around campus, it's
nof because he's doing it for fun or
sympathy. He's had surgery.
Yep. Yuck. The old stomach
muscles have been sliced. You
wouldn't believe how much you
use those darned things until they
aren't functioning right. Then you
become very aware.
Everyone thinks I've had a ski-
ing accident. "What's wrong, did
you hurt yourself skiing?" they
ask. "No." Then I proceed to ex-
plain everything to them, and they
get more of an answer than they
bargained for. I won’t go into it
here. Ask Jan Pickett.
I never thought I'd be looking
forward to jogging so much. I'm
used to waiting until 1 minute be-
fore class, then sprinting across
campus and barely making it on
time. Now I have to allow about
10 minutes just to get from the
SUB to Cullen. The campus
seems a lot bigger than it wqs
when I left for break.
I think everyone should have to
have major surgery at least once in
their lives. Then they would un-
derstand what true humiliation is
(in the hospital) and appreciate
their good health once it's returned.
I think we all take our health for
granted, and it’s something to re-
ally be thankful for. See "Keeping
Fit" in this week's Living Well at
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WERE FIGHTING FOR
Asleep at the Wheel
by John Cheyney
I spent part of my Spring
Break running around Houston
and Galveston with my friend
Mike Lee. In between fishing
and building fences and playing
croquet we managed to turn our
attention back to one of the
weightier subjects we discuss
from time to time. Specifically,
why good rock and roll musicians
Think about it. Geddy Lee.
Sammy Hagar. Eddie. Van Halen.
Everyone in ZZ Top. Eric Clap-
ton. The list goes on. All of
these people have two things in
common. They play great music.
And they look like five miles of
Seriously though. I’m not
trying to run these people down.
I’m exaggerating to make a point.
It’s interesting that these people,
who normally wouldn’t have
been able to compete in the social
arena all developed a talent that
allowed them to be recognized.
In these cases it was music, but
musicians aren’t alone. Many
great comedians developed their
abilities in an attempt to keep
from getting beat up on the
school playground. Vincent Van
Gogh wasn’t the best looking
person to come down the read,
and look at what he did.
The point here isn’t that you
have to be ugly to be an artist.
It’s that adversity builds charac-
ter. All of these people overcame
something to become successes
in their fields. Of course the list
is longer than what I’ve got space
for. I haven’t included people
who have overcome physical
handicaps. And I haven’t said
anything about women, but many
of them have overcome die same
In a world that’s becoming
increasingly more interested in
style and beauty and social ac-
ceptability it’s refreshing to think
that there may still be room for
people who aren’t incredibly
good-looking or who don’t know
what time of the year you can and
can’t wear white shoes without
being arrested by the Lifestyle
Police, There may still be hope
for us yet, Mike.
No Guts, No Glory
by Jason F. Fischer
Super Doomsday for the
Democrats occurred two weeks ago
and now the curtain is closing on
their hopes for '88. A1 Gore, Jesse
Jackson, and Michael Duhakis each
won five states in the south
leaving no leader with any edge.
What's so amazing is that no
candidate appears to want the
nomination badly enough to take
Gore and Duhakis haven’t
argued on one significant issue that
voters can distinguish. Voters have
been led to believe in many
illusions. One is the image A1
Gore likes people to view him.
He tries to come across as the
strong southern conservative
democrat who is the only electable
candidate. However, in contrast,
Gore is an inexperienced senator
who has one of the lowest
conservative ratings on capital hill
at only 8%. Gore tries to claim
that the party is out of the
mainstream of America. Since his
policies are near mirror images of
Gephardt and Duhakis one begins
to wonder what he's talking about.
Frank Zappa still wonders what's
wrong with Gore's wife.
Duhakis is the only candidate
that can weakly make a claim that
he's the front runner. With a
narrow delegate lead over Jackson
and Gore, he’s starting to see light
at the end of the tunnel.
Unfortunately, his tunnel could
easily collapse burying his
campaign alive. Duhakis' original
campaign manager managed to do a
hatchet job on Joe Biden and
recently Duhakis supporters were
caught sniffing around the Simon
camp. Sounds like dirty politics
from the Duke......Also, his
claimed "Massachusetts Miracle"
ironically occured because of the
enormous amount of defense
spending his state. One has to
wonder just how he could lower
considering that last month it was
the lowest in ten years at under
Finally the preacher from the
south side of Chicago has made the
break for the top. The other
(white) candidates are afraid to take
him on in debates for fear of losing
the black vote. A1 Gore, when
asked by Ted Koppel on Nightline,
whether he deliberately is trying to
avoid arguing with Jackson, lied
by saying he wasn't. He said it in
a voice that made him look like
more of a wimp than Bush. Jesse
meanwhile intelligently uses this
shield to his advantage.
Jesse Jackson is the only man
See Observer, p. 12
This Sunday at 2:oo
San Gabriel Park
4 fraternites, independents, and
Entire Southwestern Community invited
* Come one, come all!
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