Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Between Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving holiday special, her holiday EP and her holiday workshop at Barney’s in New York City, she sure does have the holiday spirit. None of us really are surprised though at Gaga’s attempt to devote the entire holiday season to herself. When Gaga does something, she goes big or goes home.

Her Thanksgiving special aired on ABC on Thanksgiving night and was a 90-minute primetime event featuring a special appearance from Tony Bennett. The special, titled “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,” took the scene of a typical jazz bar or diners with a singer providing the entertainment–except Gaga was the performer and her guests were her closest friends and family. To our surprise though, the special was not in true Gaga costume nature.

On top of the Thanksgiving special, Gaga has decided to release some of her holiday favorites performed live that evening on a mini EP titled “A Very Gaga Holiday.” The four-track EP will all be vocals taken from the Thanksgiving special recordings.

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Hillel at Syracuse University

This year students at Syracuse University will have a full week off for Thanksgiving break. Unlike last year, there will be no awkward lectures given by a professor at which only three dorks (myself included) attend the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. However, this extended break means that the university had to find days in the calendar to make up.  Thus, they decided to schedule classes during the Muslim holiday of Eid Ul-Fitr and the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Last year, classes were not held on Eid and Yom Kippur, which allowed many students to make arrangements to observe the high holidays at home or attend a religious gathering on or near campus, such as at Hillel, without missing classes. The university encourages students to not attend class if they need to observe the holidays.

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Friday = POLITICS and EVENTS at JERK

Posted: November 21, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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Good morning,

Today! Head over to Emily Warne’s article to get your events fix – music! Thanksgiving! ballet!

Also, check out what John Cassillo and Jose Martinez have to say about what they expect for the opening months of the Obama administration.  Also notice Obama’s oversized ears.

Read on for the politics comic of the day…

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What’s Up Down the Hill – November 21, 2008

Posted: November 21, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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For real, Syracuse? When did you start bringing super-cool bands here?

 

I mean, I love the Grandstand at the State Fair as much as the next corndog-eating smuck, but there’s only so many times you can see Carrie Underwood and Eddie Money before you start to feel like you’ve been on the Tilt-a-Whirl five too many times.

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