Dan isn’t funny

This letter is regarding Dan O’Shea’s Sept. 11 column, “Several things just can’t be answered.” The author asks readers to make a pact with him. He promises to never write a serious word in his column if we, the readers, say that we like him. Sorry Dan.

Not only was this column “pointless and non-sensical” (Dan admits it), but it was not entertaining. I am certainly not opposed to a humorous column to lighten up reading the newspaper and this could have been a funny column. I agree that something needs to be done about the Tuesday and Thursday class times and wearing clothes inside out. Unfortunately, good old Dan has managed a nice racial slur (“Why don’t Indians lose their hair?”), an insult to all professors on NIU’s staff (“uninteresting”) and a slam to the Student Association Senate (“meaningless student government”).

Perhaps Danno didn’t mean to offend anyone with these statements. He probably didn’t realize they might be insulting because he is too busy licking Tootsie Pops and getting hung up on Elle MacPherson.

Does The Northern Star pay just anyone to write anything and then slap it into the paper? If so, call me. I’m sure I could come up with some old shopping lists.

Julianne Jackson

Junior social science