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How is this video any worse than some of the commercials that have not been band?

Victoria Secret commercials get away with showing women in bra and panties so why does PETA get punished for doing the same thing. It doesn’t make sense to me.

It does everything a commercial is supposed to do. It has sex. It grabs your attention. And it is somewhat funny. “Vegetarians have better sex.” is a great tag line.

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It is not uncommon for a coach to be accused of running up a score.

Whether it is continuing to throw passes during the fourth quarter or shooting three pointers late in the game.

Recently a high school basketball coach from Texas was fired after being unapologetic after defeating a team 100-0.

Head coach Micah Grimes sent an email to the Dallas Morning news explaining that he would not apologize “for a wide margin of victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

On its Web site last week, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy. “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened. This clearly does not reflect a Christlike and honorable approach to competition,” said the statement, signed by Queal and board chair Todd Doshier.

I don’t think the coach is the wrong here. It takes two teams to lose that horribly. Shooting threes late in the fourth quarter may seem a little much, but what would you like them to do, Take a knee?

The losing team has a total of 20 girls in its entire school and is winless over the last four season.

Maybe Dallas Academy should end its basketball program. You barely have a roster to begin with, at (8). You haven’t won a game since 2005. Give it up.

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On January 20 Barack Obama was official sworn in as the president of the United States. To celebrate, Marvel comics released a Special Inauguration Day Edition comic of ‘The Amazing Spiderman.’

Years ago, my uncle gave me all of his comic books that he collected over the years. There were too many to count, but if I had to estimate I would say probably close to a 1,000. One my favorite comic books and animated television shows is Spiderman. So I just had to get my hands on this rare comic book.

The closest comic book store that I could find was in Little Rock but they were sold out of the first print editions. They told me they could put me on the waiting list for the 2nd print. But who wants that? I had my eyes on the big prize.

Luckily several copies were being auctioned on Ebay. At first I tried to set limits for myself. I would not spend this much money on a comic book. But my efforts failed because I was constantly outbidded. But finally after nearly three days I won. I spent nearly $68.00 but I feel as if it was well worth the price. (I paid nearly 64 dollars more than the retail price)

If you feel that I was ripped off or am a idiot for spending that much money on a comic book. You are probably right. But consider this, some of the comics were going as high as $130.00. They were averaging around $80. So I feel that I got somewhat of a deal. Not as much as ‘Designer Diva’ (the person I bought the comic from) but still I think it was worth it.

The comic came in the mail today so I thought I would post the picture of it on the blog.

Special Inauguration Day Edition with Barack Obama

Special Inauguration Day Edition with Barack Obama

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My eyes are a little dreary…They are a little watery. I’m sleep deprived and a barely made it through my eight o’clock class. AHHH. The life of an editor in chief.

But sweet relief has come at last. I have finally finished this week issue. Only a four pager this time but I am pretty pleased with it overall. There are a lot of things I think we need to work on but for the most part I think last night ran smoothly.

Pick up an issue later today to be filled in on all your local sports, news and opinion.

We are also working on getting breaking news and sports stories onto the Web site. Especially when we have games that fall in between issues.

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I hope everyone had a good winter break but unfortunately the Spring semester starts in just a few days. Personally Monday will be my first day as Editor in Chief for the Herald. I think I speak for the rest of the staff when I say we are excited to start publishing again. Our first issue will be out Thursday January 15.

Besides Meghan Allen and Cecily Long, who are responsible for Opinions and Entertainment respectively, we have an entire new staff of associate editors. Austin Emerson has taken over as Sports Editor, Ashley Helliwell will be the Photo Editor, Derek Good will be our Online Editor and Wendy Miller will be the News Editor.

Good luck with all of your new classes and be sure to pick up the first issue next Thursday.

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