My august colleague Lyzi had been under the impression that the unveiling of the campus tobacco-free policy would be today at 9:45 a.m. At the appointed time and place, though, I appeared, along with Emerald news-honcho* Kat Flanigan and Emerald dead-eyed shooter Ivar Vong, to find it deserted by relevant parties.
Flanigan made a quick call to UO spokesperson Julie Brown**, who informed her the event is actually scheduled for tomorrow***. Disappointment for all, then, as I had been very excited.
Footnotes below the fold. The video above is included solely for your viewing pleasure.****
* Did you know: the word “honcho” comes from Japanese, not Spanish as I had expected. Is it not strange that the only three words in English derived from Japanese that don’t relate to aspects of Japanese culture or things first encountered by Westerners in Japan are “tsunami,” “tycoon” and “honcho,” the latter two of which have very similar meanings?
** Who has not been anything other than accommodating and helpful to this reporter as long as he can remember.
*** Nov. 17, 9:45 p.m., Taylor Lounge, since you asked.
**** The beast of burden depicted is clearly a tortoise, not a turtle.