The Daily Believer: 10.27.09

The Daily Believer is your daily dose of whAUtever, a dose that grows by the second, minute, hour, who knows. Maybe there’s something going on tonight at the Gnu’s Room. Maybe there’s a volleyball game. Maybe there’s some update to The War Eagle Reader you need to know about. Maybe last night’s episode of House referenced Bo. Maybe Pat Dye’s Pants have no reserve on eBay. In other words, we’re live-blogging Auburn – town, gown, idea – and we need your help. Are you putting on an event? A show? Let us know. Know about one? Let us know. Spot Chizik at Byrons? Let us know. Did you see that episode of House? Let us know.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 [new posts at the top]

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*** Just watching the last week’s TiVo’d episode of Flash Forward and paused it.. the CIA Director? The guy standing before a thinly-veiled Nancy Pelosi at the senate hearings claiming the blackouts were the work of China (my first guess, too)? None other than Mike Wilson, aka Michael O’Neill, AU ’74.

Wilson was a Lamda Chi, SGA Vice President, and a Spade. He’s been in tons of those type of shows (24, Prison Break, The Practice) and movies galore: Tranformers, Sea Biscuit, the Legend of Bagger Vance, on and on.

In a few days I’m going to post a quick little piece about how his big break coincided with the ’82 Iron Bowl. War Eagle, Mike. — [JDH – 8:08 p.m]

*** Auburn brings up the rear in SEC schools with the release of the “2009 Trojan® Sexual Health Report Card.”

What is going on? Auburn students don’t know about healthy sex?

Well, the annual report card is supposed to measure “access and availability of sexual health information and resources across 141 colleges and universities.”

It seems that pamphlets, free condoms, information and whatnot are in short supply on the Plains.

As far as conferences go, the SEC came in third place behind the Ivy League and the Big Ten.

The SEC standings? Well, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks came in first place in the entire country! Go Cocks!

Here’s where the rest of the SEC schools fall in:

1. South Carolina
6. University of Georgia
24. University of Florida
26. LSU
32. Mississippi State
38. University of Kentucky
40. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
65. University of Mississippi
100. University of Tennessee
101. University of Arkansas
112. Vanderbilt University

And finally! The school with no use for birth control (“IT GETS IN THE WAY!” the Plainsmen scream … or so it seems) …

119. Auburn University

Click here to see the press release and full list. — [JMC – 4:21 p.m.]

*** Kenny Smith has a new column up. He’s been listed as a columnist from the beginning, of course, and has written some great stuff. But with “From the Tweet Seats,” we’re now doing what was only natural: compiling his compellingly precise tweets throughout football Saturdays in a single record. Read it, smile that someone else was thinking the same thing about all the flags, and never again feel alone in this world. — [JDH – 2:48 p.m]

from the tweet seats

*** Also, more Indie Rock Karaoke at The Independent, plus Tuesday Trivia w/ Justin. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Pints are $2 from 5-9 p.m. – [JDH – 2:42 p.m]


*** Baby Doll (1956) is showing from 6-8 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. It’s part of the museum’s series on Elvis’ America.

It looks completely screwed up. — — [JDH – 2:38 p.m]

*** It’s been raining all day in Auburn. The clouds are gray. Two days straight of pure dusk. Slow wind. Wet leaves. Wet shoes. — [JDH – 2:15 p.m]

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