Anyways, Homecoming is quickly approaching and the student government is rushing to make arrangements for all of the different Homecoming events. To that end, earlier this week I received this email from Student Body President Jasmin Jones:
Homecoming is just a couple of weeks away, and we are all excited to be playing our rival, Duke!!! There are many ways that you can take part in the homecoming celebration, but I wanted to personally email you to request your participation in the 2009 Homecoming Parade. I feel that your organization represents a special part of Carolina and I would like for the community, students and alumni to see you. The parade will also be an excellent opportunity to publicize your club.
I couldn’t refuse such a very personal appeal. But, then again, the Carolina Review hasn’t ever designed a float. I want our float to embody the uniqueness of the Carolina Review. After all, the CR “represents a special part of Carolina,” and it would be a shame if the community, students, and alumni didn’t get the chance to experience that “special part.”
I’ve only come up with three ideas. We could just go with a classic and create 60 foot long balloons of me and Bryan and carry them through the parade. Or we could celebrate some of our more scandalous issues by all wearing I <3 Goat Orgasm shirts while proudly smoking cigars and dragging a freshly chopped down virgin rainforest tree through the street. Or we could go to one of the local sites where day laborers congregate to wait for work, pick up a batch of illegal immigrants and parade them through town under a sign boasting of their illegal status, just to see how the people of Chapel Hill deal with it.
But, of course, the Carolina Review firmly believes in inclusiveness, so I would like to invite you to send in your suggestions for our float.