Thursday, April 25, 2013

We Have Our Celebrity Showdown Finalists

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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I have to say I'm somewhat surprised, but Janos Wilder, who might be the one "contestant" in the Tucson Weekly Celebrity Showdown who cares at all about the results, rolls into the finals with a dominating win over Amanda Beard (72% to 28%) to meet Gabrielle Giffords in the final (who dispatched Richard Carmona in a closer vote than I had imagined, 57% - 43%).

So here we go: Tucson's culinary soul vs. Tucson's hero.

Janos beat Chuck Bowden, Mark Kelly, Savannah Guthrie, and now Beard.

Giffords emerged triumphant over Bud Foster, Mr. An, Chuck George, and finally Carmona.

Voting runs until Wednesday April 1st and then we'll have a winner. It took long enough, but I'm glad we could work together to finally resolve the burning question of who is Tucson's most important celebrity.

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Delta Gamma [CENSORED] Punts Awesome Email Author to the Curb

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Delta Gamma really might be the sorority home of "little asswipe[s] that stand in the corners at night" and/or "weird shit[s] that do weird shit during the day," as they have kicked poet/visionary Rebecca Martinson out of their "so FUCKING boring" University of Maryland chapter (they're calling it a resignation, but that's the sort of thing that someone who would say ""durr what's kickball?" would say, you know?).

It's a sad day for everyone, really.

From the Delta Gamma Facebook page:

Delta Gamma has accepted the resignation of one of its members whose email relating to a social event has been widely distributed and publicized through social media and traditional media channels.

The tone and content of the email was highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard.

No matter who released it to the public or how it reached such a mass audience, the email content should not reflect on any sorority woman in general or any fraternal organization at large.

This is a regrettable action by a college junior — a personal email that is now on view for a global audience. And as all reasonable people can agree, this is an email that should never have been sent by its author. Period.

This email should not be depicted in any way as standard or routine or tied to any official sorority voice. It is not an official voice or message and should not be construed as such.

For the young woman who wrote it, we can only express our regret and concerns for landing notoriety in this manner.

We now consider this matter closed.

You win, Zeta. You win.

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Five Facebook Comments Left on the Photo of George W. Bush Kissing Jan Brewer's Head

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:53 AM

So, this happened:

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And, of course, when you get two figures of such magnitude in one photo posted on Facebook, big feelings are bound to arise. Here are five of the numerous comments left below the image:

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