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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer


It’s okay to be friendly, but it’s not okay for waiters to talk so much that you find you know their life story by the end of the meal. (Bob Doran/ Wikimedia Commons)

Waiters, Just Pass the Check, Don’t Indulge on the Conversation

December 7, 2011

Lately, I’ve noticed many waiters seem to take liberties with their job. They do whatever they please, trampling over the sanctity of a proper meal. I once enjoyed dining out, but now I feel most...

It’s better to avoid eye contact if you want to prevent peddlers from trying to garner your support for their organization. (Ai Elo/The Observer)

The Art of Saying No to Sidewalk Peddlers: Sidestepping the Cause

November 16, 2011

Look at him standing over there like he owns the street, fingering his pen, those predatory pupils darting to and fro like a beast caged in the whites of his eyes. You know of whom I speak; you see...

The Morning Commute: Worthy of a Greek Tragedy

November 2, 2011

I have to get up early, sacrificing sleep for the commute itself, and I also have to endure the various tortures that a commute entails. As a commuter, because of all these various stresses,...

No matter how much you hate him, you simply can’t resist the piercing gaze and subtle smile of Mr. Shatner.

Holy Shat: William Shatner is a Character Worth Your While

October 19, 2011

Who gives a shat about William Shatner? Oh, that pompous windbag? Why there’s more girth than good in him! The greatest thing about Shatner is that his greatest defects—ego, hammy delivery, ruddy cheeks—are...

2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Friday, September 23, 2011.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Debating the Obvious: Farcical Politics

October 5, 2011

The Republican primary has turned into a cheap high school production of “Julius Caesar”—a bunch of talentless actors half-assing their lines as they try to kill the eponymous protagonist. Rick Perry,...

Even Darth Vader disapproves of the changes George Lucas has made to his Blu-ray release of Star Wars. (Gerry Melendez/The State/MCT)

Star Wars Gets a Blu-Ray Makeover: The Force is Not with this Re-Release

September 21, 2011

George Lucas, the deceiver, is evil incarnate. His villainy surpasses anything hitherto reckoned by man; his sick experiments make the work of Dr. Mengele, the Nazis’ favored physician, look like...

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