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Lincoln s stranded
need your hotel rooms
Family in the car?
Hordes of Husker garb?
Goofy-looking foam finger?
Not so fast there, hoss.
Please, for the love of Husker mania, if
you, your parents, your friends, someone
you know or anyone you can get hold of has
reservations in a Lincoln motel this week
end for the game, give them up.
Someone else needs them.
Someone without heat.
Someone without electricity.
Someone without a refrigerator for a
/\nu me zu,uuu people wunoui electricity
aren’t the only ones who need your hotel room.
In the rush to get people’s power back on,
Lincoln Electric System has brought in hun
dreds of contractors. These folks are working
long hours to get the lights back on.
Don’t make them camp out in their
Yeah, it is the Oklahoma game. Sure, it’s
Husker football. And you have had those
reservations made for more than a year.
But look into your heart. Who needs a
warm bed and a shower more:?..
If you are coming to town for the game,
think about driving back home that night. If
that isn’t an option, there is an alternative
probably more fun than hotels.
UNL has opened up Cook Pavilion to the
Husker faithful wanting to stay in Lincoln
overnight. The wide-open artificial turf will
turn to bed padding for one night.
And what could be better than sleeping
where the Huskers practice?
What Husker maniac wouldn’t go home
and say with pride “I slept where Grant
Wistrom sweats”? Think of all the aura.
“Yeah, I slept in Cook Pavilion.”
Most of Lincoln’s 3,300 motel and hotel
rooms are booked. But the question is, who
is sleeping where this weekend?
How would you like to sleep in a cold
How would you like it if you sought refuge
at a hotel, spending serious money to stay
warm, only to be evicted by a football fan?
We’re sorry, but as important as football
is to this state, it isn’t that important.
It isn’t as important as people getting
their power back.
It isn’t as important as letting stranded
people sleep in comfort.
Football can take a back seat. Yes, even
the Oklahoma game.
Please, we’re begging. If you can give
up your hotel reservations, or tell someone
else to give up theirs, please do.
A true Husker would.
Creative costuming key to glee
JAMES MILLER is a
columnist for the
Michigan Daily at the
University of Michigan.
(U-WIRE) ANN ARBOR, Mich.
- The holidays are stressful times for
everybody. Psychologists and other
people who keep track of these things
say that more people commit suicide
between Thanksgiving and New
Year’s than any other time of the year.
Think about your extended family
for a minute and tell me this isn’t true.
But Halloween stress is different
from Thanksgiving stress or
On real holidays you have to
worry about whether or not Martha
Stewart would approve of your place
settings, if Uncle Merle and Aunt
Mavis are going to try and kill each
other or if grandma is going to show
up stone drunk, again, and start
smoking joints in the bathroom after
On Halloween, however, our cre
ativity is called into question. We all
get invited to Halloween parties,
especially if the eve falls on a week
end. And they sound like fun, every
body dressed up and bobbing for
apples in tubs of wood alcohol -
what’s not to like?
But then the costume question
rears its ugly head. What are you sup
posed to go as? You can’t just wear
some stupid mask, or cut holes in a
sheet. That’s hardly the best a college
student can do. But what? We have
limited time and resources and what
ever you do decide to go as, it has to
I- ... .. • •• •• --
be conducive to the muscular move
ments of party:going (smoking,
elbow-bending, pinching and retch
So, for the momentarily stumped,
I offer a small list of Halloween cos
tumes that will make you the life of
the party, and earn the undying
respect of your hipster friends.
An S. A.: If you think about it for a
minute, everyone can do this one.
We’ve all spent some time in dorms,
and consequently are rather familiar
with the creature that is the student
assistant. The clothes for this cos
tume aren’t too exotic, just the regular
jeans and sweatshirt will be fine. But
the key is in the behavior. Walk
around the party yanking drinks out
of the hands of your fellow guests. Or
pick a room away from the action of
the party, sit in it all night, don’t talk
to anyone, don’t leave, stare at your
computer, work on your resume and
think of different ways to deny the
fact that people who choose to live in
dorms as upperclassmen are massive
Quote to memorize: “Come on
guys, quiet down. You can have fun
without sex, booze, drugs and loud
music. I do it all the time, and look
how cool I am. Come on, give me my
Brainless Media Slut: Watch VH
1 for a while and inspiration should
just fall out of the air. A black dress
with Moliere cleavage and a
“Friends” haircut are necessary.
Smile a lot and talk about how model
ing is hard work, how you’re working
on a screenplay and how great it is to
work with Keanu Reeves.
Quote to memorize: “We were on
the set for something like seven hours
a day, plus at least another 20 minutes
in the makeup chair. Grueling, I tell
you. Grueling. Will you buy me
Sean “Puffy” Combs: Go ahead,
cash in on some celebrity. The trick to
a “Puffy” costume is to balance the
two forces of his life: the hardcore
gangsta we all know he is, and the
millionaire media mogul that he’s
become, two things that personally I
feel are hand and glove. Anyway,
baggy pants, baseball cap and an
“R.I.P. Biggie” tattooed on your
chest, combined with a picture of Ted
Turner around your neck, should do
Quote to memorize: “Yeah,
keepin’ it real to all the young ‘g’s out
there is what I’m all about. In fact,
Mariah Carey and I were just talking
about this yesterday.”
Anti-Affirmative Action Litigant:
Find a party you weren’t invited to
and threaten to sue the occupants if
they don’t let you in. Whine about
how all the black guests were let in
ahead of you. Whine if there’s black
people in front of you in the keg line.
Whine that it’s too cold outside, or
that you don’t like the tile in the bath
Quote to memorize: “I’m going to
stand here and hold my breath until
someone makes my life perfect and
rejection-free for me.
Have fun, gang. Avoid the house
that gives away the apples and pen
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