Chip: "Yes. And I was surprised how quickly the tickets were snatched up. They went even quicker than the New Kids on the Block tickets at the Sprint Center. Are there really over a thousand Republican fans of Bush Sr. in Lawrence, or were these tickets snatched up by campus liberals who plan to show up today and throw rotten fruit at the former leader of the free world? I fear the latter."
Richard: "I suspect they were snatched up by liberals, but I don't predict the kind of ridiculous liberal behaviour today that we witnessed a few years back during Ann Coulter's appearance at the Lied, behaviour which made me briefly embarrassed for being a liberal...until I remembered how superior my political views were to the conservatives. No, I believe today's audience will save their righteous indignation for later, over dinner, as they rail against the Bush dynasty and congratulate themselves for overthrowing the conservative regime and ending racism."
The new Bond film "Quantum of Solace" opened at number one with $70 million in ticket sales this weekend, the best opening ever for a Bond film. The boys have always felt a special kinship with 007. Like them, he's a handsome devil with a taste for fine clothes and a way with the ladies. But do they love the new Bond?
Chip: "Daniel Craig is no Roger Moore, that's for sure. Moore surfaced in the media this week with a condemnation of the extreme violence in the new Bond films, stating that his Bond was "a lover and a giggler." That's the kind of Bond I prefer. I go to Bond to learn witty lines which I can employ on the waitresses at Quinton's, and the new Bond disappoints on that level. It doesn't even have hilarious and sexy Bond girl names like Holly Goodhead and Honey Ryder and Pussy Galore and Octopussy."
Richard: "True enough. Remember the classic line in This World is Not Enough when Brosnan's Bond bangs Christmas Jones and says to her, 'I thought Christmas only comes once a year.'"
Chip: "My God, that's witty! If I ever bang a chick named Christmas, I'm totally using that...if she comes more than once!"