Least Sanctimonious Cal Student Blog
Ahhh, those crazy UC Berkeley kids with their "ideals" and "goals." It used to be that if you were nowhere near Sproul Plaza at noon and kept out of earshot from a rally bullhorn, you could avoid the quixotic ramblings of the post-pubescent. Not so anymore. Thanks to the proliferation of blogs, Cal students have flocked to the Internet -- replacing free porn (well, almost) with two-bit opinions. The Berkeley bloggers range from left (Cal Patriot Watch) to right (Res Ipsa Loquitur). But in between is the Goldilocks standard of Berkeley blogs, CalStuff. Former Daily Cal columnist Kevin Deenihan launched CalStuff in 2002 and has since passed on the brand name to a new generation of writers who lean left while maintaining a healthy disdain for political correctness as well as an actual sense of humor (a couple of the new guys are contributors to Cal's humor mag, Heuristic Squelch). One of the blog's newbies is running for student senate as Andy "BIG GAY HOMO" Ratto -- take that, PC police! The site is devoted to documenting student life and gossip and does a pretty damn good job of it. It's not just political posts about the ASUC elections, the topic du jour, but also goofy kid stuff like the annual vibrator race and pictures of co-op dwellers who nailed their furniture to the wall to create an optical illusion.