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May 26, 2008 | by  | in Opinion | [ssba]

Salient – Top 5 Diseases for the 21st Century:

1. Dysmemia: inability to find internet culture amusing.
2. Vodaphobia: possession of a Telecom mobile.
3. Hypochondrocoelia: delusions of food allergies.
4. Homosexuality: inability to conceive.
5. Depression: see above.

Top 5 Sources of Existential Angst for the 21st Century:
1. Unsatisfying pornography.
2. Meaningless webcomics.
3. Climate change survivor’s guilt.
4. Education.
5. The realization that your boyfriend looks better in your vamp skirt than you do.

Top 5 Things said in the Salient offices this week:
1. It’s like I’m searching through a bucket of shit for a piece of gold that ISN’T THERE.
2. Everyone knows I’m internets.
3. He’s a tsunami of gay.
4. You’ve got quite a womanly body.
5. Sometimes I come in and email myself.

Top 5 Things to say to a Lecturer:
1. Flatter their frail insecure egos by saying how you read their paper as they have been promoting it in class and say how brilliant it was.
2. Say that you totally agree with their stance and see the opposing viewpoint as total rubbish. Expect an increase in grades.
3. Say you’re the coolest, most hip in your department and see all those wounds heal after years of being taunted as the class nerd.
4. Praise them in evaluations and tell them.
5. Say you’re wearing no underwear and see their reaction.

Top five Things that have been scientifically proven to reduce your IQ:
1. Reading the letters page of Salient
2. Reading Salient
3. Those ‘who would win in a fight between …’ things
4. Beer
5. Commerce degree


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