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November 27, 2003
  Passing on secondsPDF files may take a moment to load

Some readers may remember my recent advice about sampling a potential hook-up before you commit to bringing them home. It has, however, come to my attention that some people are too optimistic for this sampling process. A "glass is half full" attitude can have disastrous results.

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November 27, 2003
  A global potluckPDF files may take a moment to load

For those who oppose globalization, one of the biggest concerns associated with the concept is Westernization, or worse-- Americanization. One of the arguments that seems to surface every time the dirty G-word is mentioned is the hell that will ensue if globalization continues and every city in the world has a McDonald's at one end of the street, a Starbucks at the other and a Gap sandwiched in between.

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November 27, 2003
  Yo Quiero CandyPDF files may take a moment to load

Buenos días mis amigos, mi llamo Bitey the magical tapeworm. I'm well travelled,
so to speak, and I've seen places you'll probably only dream about-cavernous,
hidden environs no God-fearing man dares to speak about. When the Gauntlet's
Sports Editor, Dale Miller, brought me back from my home sweet home in sunny
Mexico, I thought I'd complete the cultural exchange by offering you a little
piece of my homeland that isn't neither intestinal nor parasitic.

November 27, 2003
  Absolute value of optimismPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Extreme optimism," Nov. 20, 2003,

Reading this article almost made me sick. John Leung criticized optimism for being at the heart of poor exam writing, reduction of values in society and President Bush's mess in Iraq. Unfortunately, these problems are not due to extreme optimism but rather a distorted perception of reality or false beliefs based in personal illusions.

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November 27, 2003
  Quit your bitching!PDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Calgary like to bitch. We bitch about the Students' Union, the Administration, our facilities, parking--a truly depressing piece of Canadian non-fiction could be written about our complaints. But where is our fairy tale? Where is our love sonnet? Where is our book of happy cliches?

Our story lies hidden in the Calgary Transit system.

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