Tuesday, May 30, 2006

NEWS POST: It's Our Party

Today Overheard at Western turns one year old. Give us your well wishes. By well wishes, we mean cold, hard cash. We've had over 200,000 unique visitors this past year. Be sure to keep submitting, even though it's the summer!

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday!
You have provided hours of time wasting and entertainment at the expense of others.
Keep up the good work!

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! This is a great site, keep up the great entries and especially the titles!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This calls for a night out at Solid's!!! See you there...

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahh....solids....providing well-paying work to saugeen girls since god-knows-when...

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the overheard crew are all girls, so unless it's man night at the SG or they swing that way, it ain't gonna happen

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest we celebrate this joyous occassion by brutally sacrificing fourty-two UGG-wearers! Cheers!

-Bob, the UGG Conquerer

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the overheard crew are all girls? for some reason I pictured some really witty guy writing the titles, but YAY GIRLS! The titles are seriously gold. Primo gold. I'd give you cold, hard cash but I'm a poor student, so maybe some of those ugg-boot-wearing rich kids can pay you for your endless hilarity.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob, why 42? Are you with Hanso? Are you Him?

6:57 PM  
Blogger Overheard at Western said...

Whoa, we've been outed as females. Damn you, anonymous commenters!

Yeah, we are all girls. Chicks can be funny, too, when they're not making pies and giving handjobs like they should be.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pies rule, but handjobs are seriously overrated....

....especially when your wrist gets sore....

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dudes for sure!!! chicks are ONLY good for handjobs and baking, among a few other things.......but they certainly can't be funny like this!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to meet whoever makes up those titles.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It only seems right to point out that the Overheard Post has improper punctuation...

hahaha.. no one is immune!!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:47 -- where?

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

YOU'RE AWESOME

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:47 here:
"Yeah, we are all girls. Chicks can be funny, too, when they're not making pies and giving handjobs like they should be."

the ", too," is improper. According to the Little Brown Handbook, it needs to lose the first comma. Had they used the word "however," then two commas could remain. In this case, the word "too" is an adverb because it modifies the word "funny." Thus, you cannot separate it because that would be silly.

The dog ran, quickly. Not a normal sentence.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Overheard at Western said...

Putting a comma before "too" is more optional than incorrect. It's perfectly fine to separate "too" by commas where there's a sudden change of thought in the sentence -- in this case, a sarcastic turn, though I doubt humour is much on you pedant types -- or where it's to reflect the rhythm of the sentence.

Take your Little, Brown handbook (ooh, you forgot the comma in the name!) and go back to English 020. "Look, Professor, I learned how to modify an adjective and be a douchebag on the Internet!"

(P.S. I'm totally aware of the irony of stooping down to defend myself on the Internet, but, really, no one fucks with OAW when it comes to our grammar.)

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAhaaHA. wicked.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Nicole W said...

I love your site SOOOO much! Keep up the good work. I did my undergrad at UWO and now I am doing my M.Sc. at U of T. Checking out the postings here brings back great memories. It always makes me laugh, which doesn't happen at U of T very often...a school full of uptight, high-strung students. It makes you appreciate the fabulous, friendly community of Western and all the stupid comments that come out of it!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, your problem OAW is that this comma situation really fucked up your clarity. It sounds like you are saying that girls are funny as well... not just guys. Unless you are using too as a connecting word, which doesn't really work unless you say: "Humour, too, is a trait of chicks...." Or "Chicks, too, use humour"

Those work.. yours doesn't

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

modify an adjective? OAW is a douche for that one!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12.05, that was what it said...responding to the comment where the person said they thought it was a witty guy writing the titles

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that was 1205's point. It sounds like she (or they, plural?) are responding to the assumption that they were guys... but I (and I don't know much about punctuation) think the commas somehow fuck that up?

What do I know though

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, OAW! Has it only been a year? It seems like you've been providing laughs for such a long time already. Keep up the awesome work!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 chicks just won the spelling bee championship, and the one which came in second was the only Canadian. I'm pretty sure you shouldn't fuck with chicks and their grammar!!

-Chick.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, I am quite sure that you should just fuck with chicks, period.

-Dude

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck chicks all night long, period!

-Dude

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck your mom on her period.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Hollywood said...

ew

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know it wasn't a chick who was "fucking with the chick's grammar"????????


hmmm

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop fucking each other!!!!

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allah Akbar! Slowly behead all infidels!!!!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Drew-Not-Toothpaste said...

Congratulations to the fine editing team at OAW. Your blog is a hilarious tribute to this school.

1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom is a hilarious tribute to this school.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the Xindi destroy Overheard at Western, MY people will prevail!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone asked why 42? Because it is the meaning of life! The ultimate answer to the ultimate question. How many roads must a man pass by?

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hopefully it's not a road with roadside bombs from terrorists.
fuck george bush!!! fuckin monkey!!!

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allah Akbar!

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Cottser said...

Thank you for lots of uncontrollable laughter and keep up the great work.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just think it's amazing that you've managed to start a debate about grammar amongst university students. UWO should give you some sort of grant.

Happy Birthday! I love your site.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha petition for a grant! "Educating students with the use of humour. Unlike 99% of profs..." :)

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't slept with your mom. Unlike 99% of profs...

11:40 PM  

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