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Nothing happens, once (again); Aug. 2, 2010, ASUO Senate meeting review

A classroom. A cluster of desks.

Late afternoon.

Flanigan, sitting at a desk, is trying to cover the ASUO Senate. She pulls at it with both hands, panting.

She gets up, exhausted, rests, tries again.

As before.

Enter Tomchak.

FLANIGAN. Giving up. Nothing to be done.

TOMCHAK. Advancing with short, stiff strides, legs wide apart. I’m beginning to come around to that opinion. All my life I’ve tried to put it from me, saying Tomchak, be reasonable, you haven’t yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. He broods, musing on the struggle, turning to Flanigan. So there you are again.


That was about it, but it is also imperative I address this question: is it wrong for me to report on the ASUO?

The answer is undoubtedly “yes.” Let’s count the reasons: 1. I live with two ex-ASUO senators; 2. That is more than enough reason; 3. Seriously, can I really be called a credible source in that situation?; 4. But if you must have another reason, these are also ex-ASUO senators whose efforts helped elect 17 of the 20 current ASUO senators.

Really, I don’t suppose I need to expand on that.

  1. Flanigan says:

    O Tomchak, how can I ever emulate your wit and mad skillz?

  2. Monica says:

    Dear Alex,

    Please, please, PLEASE write in this format for all Senate coverage/ASUO-related posts from now on. I’ve always thought you’d be a fantastic fiction writer (although you may have a future in screenwriting, it seems), and we all know how italics and inner dialogue can spice up even the most mundane of meetings.

    Your avid fan,

  3. CJ says:

    I always thought of the ASUO Senate as more of a “No Exit.”

  4. Tomcat says:

    In case anyone was wondering, Paul Shang would have been Pozzo and Ben Eckstein would have been Lucky.

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