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Sudsy Wants You to Join the Oregon Commentator

Aw, isn’t that cute?

So as I was wandering through the EMU, eating pizza and glaring at Don Goldman, as is my wont, I noticed a strange new publication sitting on the racks – The Weekly Enema. Being immediately impressed by its 4-page, junior high layout (it’s actually an 11-by-17 sheet of paper folded in half), I decided to peruse it at my leisure.

The Weekly Enema is a two-person outfit that apparently “contains only satire, parody, and 100% bullshit.” Think of a less funny, UO version of The Onion. My favorite part of their inaugural issue is that they reprint those Dino Comics by Ryan North. Some of the classifieds made me chortle, though.

The Weekly Enema also calls us out in their review of other campus publications, saying the OC “is in serious need of a copy editor [true], a designer [true], and someone who is actually funny [debatable].” On the other hand, they also think the Oregon Voice “is chill,” and the Insurgent “had some cajones.”

A few helpful tips for the Weekly Enema staff: If you’re going to criticize someone for design, learn how to left-justify your columns. Also, there’s this book called the AP Style Guide; pick up a copy. Finally, using 12-point Times New Roman for 90 percent of your text is painful. It’s even more painful when you use Times New Roman for your headlines, too. Stop.

I don’t want to discourage the two dudes who put out the Weekly Enema, though. Keep it up. If the OC stands for anything, it’s the freedom for bitter malcontents to make fun of other people. (Plus we’re always looking for more spew).

  1. Shadow says:

    lol, I had to follow the obama motorcade from Eugene to Cottage Grove on saturday. It was quite a scene…

  2. Kai Davis says:

    I’d totally pay my taxes for a ring side seat at that fight.

  3. Timothy says:

    I would pay real american cash money dollars to see that.

  4. Vincent says:

    Not really. Clinton would clock Obama in the face, his campaign would scream about how unfair and biased it is that she fought him, and he’d start demanding she keep it clean, at which point he’d punch her in the face, and saunter away with his hands in his pockets to uproarious applause from his congregation.

  5. Kai Davis says:

    Oh man, Clinton and Obama throwing down mano-a-mano on the steps of Johnson hall would be epic.

  6. T says:

    Barack Obama is coming back to Oregon this weekend too. Yay, fun times.

  7. Chris Holman says:

    Is that why there’s been planes circling campus and helicopters buzzing the tower all day?

  8. Ford says:

    From a reputable source in the ODE: Hillary Clinton will be making a “surprise” visit to our campus tomorrow. Spread the word. Shh…

  9. Vincent says:

    Sudsy doesn’t talk. He acts. With extreme prejudice.

    Watch your back.

  10. Kai Davis says:

    Timothy Wrote: “The Enema is obviously trying to bogart our style.”

    And you say that /before/ we launch our talking beer stein mascot!

  11. Timothy says:

    Although I am usually one to beat the “too goddamn many fonts” drum, there is such a thing as too few.

    Also, the OC has printed Dino Comics before and not even that far back into the misty sands of time. The Enema is obviously trying to bogart our style.

  12. Niedermeyer says:

    I enjoyed the enema. It was, um, refreshing.

    Also, the politics of font suck.

  13. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Jackson Hager wrote: “tradition demands that school publications snipe at each other a bit.”

    This is true. The rules must be obeyed … like Thunderdome. In all seriousness though, congratulations on the first issue. Keep it up. The Commentator started the same way – a few people who were tired of the same old shit. It’s easy for me to sit up on my high horse and harrumph, seeing as how I stepped into an already established magazine, but it takes some balls to start your own publication. More power to you guys.

    P.S. To be fair, everyone is less funny than The Onion, so it’s nothing to feel bad about.

    P.P.S. 10-point Times New Roman would be fine, even 12-point, as long as you use a different font for your headline (preferably sans serif).

    P.P.P.S. Come up to the office sometime and shoot the shit with us.

  14. d-bag says:

    especially the sexarium.

  15. d-bag says:

    i really enjoy dinocomics.
    and a weekly enema. the new publication also seems cool.

  16. Indeed, thanks for noticing us on our first day! You guys are really a campus institution and we have all the respect in the world for you, but tradition demands that school publications snipe at each other a bit.

    After all, it’s always easier to point out flaws in others than see them in yourself.

    We have a lot to learn and every bit helps. (for example, how about size 10 Times New Roman next time, that would be daring!)

    All the best, and keep up the good work,

  17. Kai Davis says:


    People search for some fucked up shit. I’m looking at the search queries that lead to our page and its funnier than Dino Comics.

    “College Enema Stories”
    “Champagne Enema”
    “Fraternity Enema Hazing”
    “Spanish Inquisition”

    We aren’t even on the first page of google results for Champagne Enema! I salute the dedication of whomever googled Champagne Enema and then dug for PAGES to get to

    Seriously. What a trooper.

  18. Kai Davis says:


    Thanks for the kind words! My favorite part was also the dino comics. That Ryan North is a cool guy. If I had to pick one man to be stranded on a desert island with, well, it’d be Johnny Depp. But Ryan North would be a close second!

    But I digress. We’re happy to have put out our first issue and we realize there are growing pains to be had. First issue, alpha release, bullshit excuses, etc, etc. We look forward to publishing a second issue and then, uh, taking a 3 month break? (Yeah, nice timing, I know.)

    Kai Davis

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