Volume 7, Issue 5 World Smile Day October 2, 2009
Scottish Nudists say getting naked could be the solution to the British teenage pregnancy problem that is worrying Kingston University students. In a submission to the Scottish Government this week, the British Naturism organisation said that a more relaxed attitude to the nude body could reduce the number of teenage pregnancies and that it was no coincidence that a high pregnancy level was found in the least ‘liberal’ countries. With the second highest rate of teenage preg‐ nancy in the western world and over 7,000 under‐ 16‐year‐olds falling pregnant every year, the UK compares poorly to its Danish and Dutch neighbours. Kingston nudist and member of Naturists UK, Bernard Boase commented: “I can’t understand why society has to divide up our bodies like a butcher’s chart and say this bit is good and this bit is bad. If there was not such a stigma towards nudity in Brit‐ ain, I think people would understand and respect their own bodies better.” Last month after the news of Alfie Patten ‐ the 13‐year‐old Dad ‐ shocked the nation, an independ‐ ent survey carried out at Penrhyn Road campus showed that 98 per cent of students felt that Britain had a teenage pregnancy problem, despite the gov‐ ernment spending £63 million on prevention in the past three years. Michael Appiah, a 23‐year‐old Civil Engineer‐ ing student said: “Kids aren’t innocent anymore. This case raises the issue of earlier sex education and more should be done to prevent it from hap‐ pening” However, figures from the Office of National Statistics show that teenage pregnancy in England has receded over the past decade and dropped by 13 per cent between 1998 and 2006. Kingston upon Thames has enjoyed one of the biggest decreases of
By: John Silcox under 18 pregnancies in the country seeing the numbers drop by 27 per cent. Despite this drop in numbers, Kirsty Marsh, a 19‐year‐old Drama student said she was surprised to see so many young mothers pushing prams around Kingston when she first came here from Chesterfield. She said; “I thought that because Kingston was a wealthy place there wouldn’t be a problem.” Miss Marsh also said that out of the 13 girls in her high school, she was the only one who was not yet mar‐ ried or pregnant but insisted that most of these pregnancies were by choice rather than accident. “I don’t think nudity’s as big an issue as it used to be though, I know a lot of people who would be only too pleased to get naked in front of anybody and that might be more the problem,” she quipped. Some KU students are teenage parents them‐ selves and have to juggle between bringing up their child correctly and concentrating on getting a good degree. One such student who did not wish to be named said; “I felt like dropping out of University at times because I got so tired. But luckily with the help of friends and family I managed to pull though. The University Nursery has also been really helpful now that my son is older.” The OFSTED inspected KU Nursery caters primarily for children of students and staff and boasts three fully equipped educational units. The Nursery Deputy Director, Katy Evans said: “The nursery only caters for children from the ages of two, which would not help young mums with babies but I know we (KU Nursery) have a good health and counselling section which the teenage parents could find helpful.
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Stop having babies and get naked!
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Obama Files President Obama was at the G20 Summit this last week. He came alongside other world leaders in taking a strong stand against Iran and the new indications of their nuclear program. Many leaders had strong words for the Iranian leadership, and President Obama said that Iran was “On notice.” Wait, what? That’s it? To quote John Stewart, “You gave the crazy guy with nukes the same warning Colbert gives bears?” It is clear that the President is not serious enough about our na‐ tional security. It’s actually quite frightening. We’re just weeks away from President Ahmadinejad launching a missile at Cleve‐ land, and our President is worrying about healthcare and making sure Chicago gets the Olympics. Get your priorities straight, sir!
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ber a few article’s ago, there was a guy wearing a shirt the said “May I suggest the sausage” with the arrow pointing down below the belt. This shirt is very funny to me but may be offensive to other people. For all those people who think this shirt was offensive, there are far worst shirts out than that particular one. I have seen Halloween costumes worse than that one. I wonder where this picture was taken. All I have to say is beware of people with cameras because they will take
your photograph and through the power of magic, that photo will appear in the Ramdiculous page. Anyway, have you noticed some of the changes that have been going on around campus? If you have driven by the Education – Fine Arts building lately, you will notice these huge pots that separate the two zones. I swear this school has lost their mind. If our tuition has gone up just to pay for that, then I think it’s utterly Ramdiculous. Sometimes I feel this school
spends its money on the most stupid things and the students (maybe faculty) suffer for it. This somehow better benefit us for the long run, or there may some student uprising going on around campus. There are various opinions on this stuff. Some students may agree with me while other students got hit on the head with a rock when they were younger. That’s the end for me, its Krazy Kendra signing out. —Krazy Kendra
Nudes Continued from cover
“I’m not sure if being more comfortable with nudity would affect people’s attitudes towards sex, as I think there is many different cultures and beliefs that affect your upbring‐ ing and morals, and that education is the key.” Mr. Boase believes that this perception of British prudery being at the heart of teenage pregnancy problems was not a view shared by all nudists. He said: “Despite the obvious correlation between countries where nudism is more accepted and lower teenage pregnancy rates, I must admit that there is no evident evi‐ dence on which to base the state‐ ment made by Scottish Nudists.”
Top Ten Family Guy Quotes 10. Holy crip he's a crapple! (Peter) 9. You like popsicles? Then you need to come on down to the cellar; I got a whole freezer full of popsicles. Mmhmm. (Mr. Herbert) 8. I felt guilty once, but she woke up halfway through. (Quagmire) 7. Well, I'd love to stay and chat, but you're a total bitch (Stewie) 6. The spirit of America is epitomized by his inspiring motto: "Smack smack sugar smack give me a smack and I'll smack you back!" (Adam West) 5. Attention restaurant customers: Testicles. That is all. (Peter) 4. What the deuce? (Stewie) 3. Hey, baby. How would you like to go black, and then make a difficult decision regarding whether or not to go back? (Cleveland) 2. It's not that I want to kill her...it's that I don't want her to be alive... anymore. (Stewie) 1. I just spent all morning watching a VH1 special on Gwen Stefani. I don't know what a Hollaback Girl is.... all I know is, I want her dead. (Brian)
Dear Ramdiculous Page Hello? Are you there? Does this article make me look fat? I mean really, society has come to a point where people are so concerned about their appear‐ ance that they lose track of who they are. What happened to when students wore house shoes to class, mismatched clothes, and holes in their jeans from work, not Ameri‐ can Eagle. I mean, they showed up to class right? That’s the only thing that mat‐ tered. But no, now showing up isn’t good enough, people ex‐ pect you to be color coordi‐ nated and look presentable. Why don’t they just make uni‐ forms mandatory? I mean honestly, if we look at things logically, appearance doesn’t matter too much. Brittney Spears doesn’t even wear un‐
derwear all the time, and with her name popping up in tab‐ loids weekly, she’s more popu‐ lar than ever. Donald Trump is one of the most successful men in America, and he’s just fine wearing a fake head of hair on top of his head. Now, am I saying don’t wear undies while in public, and wear fake hair on your head? Perhaps. But more importantly, be yourself. Don’t let society or celebrities or anyone else tell you who to be. And if you ever need someone to talk to, I’ll be the guy with fake hair on my head, not wearing any under‐ wear. Peace, Love & the Dollar Menu Alvin Shabaz Jenkins
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The Incredible Question
The Incredible Question
This week we received an email from this guy. The “May I suggest the Sausage Guy”, so we asked our readers to tell us how we should respond to his email: I was recently placed in the ramdiculous page in Volume 7, Issue 23. I am the guy on page 3 wear‐ ing the "May I Sug‐ gest The Sausage" shirt. I was not notified that my picture was going to be placed in the paper and be‐ cause of this I think yall owe me a check or something. $5 will do. Thank you for your time and I will be expect‐ ing the check by Wednes‐ day the 30th. Here are some responses
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The Feast of Madness So I have two people I need to write about this fine week. Bam this guy had the fol‐ lowing to say to Ramdicu‐ lous: was recently placed in the Ramdiculous page in Volume 7, Issue 23. I am the guy on page 3 wearing the "May I Suggest The Sau‐ sage" shirt. I was not noti‐ fied that my picture was going to be placed in the paper and because of this I think yall owe me a check or something. $5 will do. Thank you for your time and I will be expecting the check by Wednesday the 30th. Really I mean come on I don’t even get paid for the things that I write (to some its apparent why) appar‐ ently he did not read the fine print so your five bucks wont be coming in the mail but we should start up a charity to find this guy a better shirt cause its not that funny man. Get some style and class man. And now to the other person that has emailed the following: Please send Cap‐ tain FuzzyBeard to the Writing Center for help with his or her gram‐ mar. In addition, perhaps he or she could ask for sim‐ ple p r o o f r e a d i n g help. While most of the ar‐ ticles in the Ramdiculous page are painful to read, his or hers are excessively so. I decline to include an e‐mail address because I may or
may not be a staff/faculty member. Thanks. :) Well this person has got some guts, but can you not tell that Capt. FuzzyBeard is a guys name, really you couldn’t see it well your dumber than you look. And you decline to include your email cause you may or may not be staff/faculty member? That’s just saying that you’re a coward that cant face the almighty fury of Captain FuzzyBeard. Oh and the you think every thing is painful a read is hurtful to all the staff here at Ramdiculous so shame on you. We have feelings to but I know why you’ve done and insult us it is be‐ cause you are unworthy of writing in Ramdiculous and you know it. So bask in your beam of shame and jealousy and bow to the almighty power of a man that has gone with the mass media spread of a campus radius size area with the potential of san angelo. So hahahahahahhahahahaha to you who art afraid of me the great captain fuzzy‐ beard and are cowardly who you really are scared of crazy ol me, Death to all of those that turn back to Ramdiculous and the proud captain, Death to all traitors to the state, Death to shady tacos, Death to little tortilla boy. Captain FuzzyBeard
Movie Times THE INVENTION OF LYING 11:45am 2:15pm 4:45pm 7:15pm 10:00pm TOY STORY DOUBLE FEATURE REAL D 3D 11:00am 3:15pm 7:30pm WHIP IT 1:30pm 4:15pm 7:00pm 9:45pm
Ramdiculous Observances Saturday
Alternative Fuel Day (use potatoes)
Mad Hatter Day (I’m late, I’m late, I hope your girlfriends not…)
Sunday World Communion Day (Convenient for Christians, it’s Sunday)
Monday World Teachers Day (Say thanks for boring you to read the Ramdiculous Page)
9 - CinéArts 2:10pm 7:40pm
Wednesday Balloons Around The World
Thursday World Sight Day (good thing blind people can’t read the Ramdiculous)
ALL ABOUT STEVE 11:15am 1:55pm 4:25pm 7:10pm 10:10pm CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS - 2D 11:55am 2:25pm 4:55pm 7:25pm 9:55pm
The Time Traveler’s Wife
ZOMBIELAND 12:00pm 1:15pm 2:30pm 3:45pm 5:00pm 6:30pm 7:45pm 9:00pm 10:15pm
I must first admit, I was not particularly interested in this movie at all, but some friends were going, and I figured, “Rachel McAdams is hot, so why not.” Well, it just so happened that I enjoyed the movie. It’s about a man who will randomly travel through time, and he will stay gone for some amount of time then return, and he has no control over it. He ends up w i th Rachel McAdams who already knew him because he had traveled back in time and met her as a little girl many times, except when he meets her in the present, he hadn’t yet traveled back to meet her, so he didn’t know who she was. Did that make sense? I hope so, in any case, the rest of P
the story centers around the strain that his random leaving for indefinite amounts of time puts on his marriage, and also around the stress of knowing certain things he wished he didn’t from having traveled forward in time. If you are a sci-fi buff, this may not be for you as they make no real attempt to handle time travel in a feasible way. There is circular logic out the wazoo. But if like me, you can sit back and enjoy a movie for what it is, this could quite possibly be a good movie for you to see. It’s emotionally gripping at times, it’s happy, it’s sad, it’s sweet, and it gives a great example of what love is willing to go through. I give it a B. P
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