Lindsay Sainlar’s humor column

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Sainlar Isn’t Funny

After reading Lindsay Sainlar’s humor column on Feb. 12 (Wet pants just part of being a college student – kind of) I want to begin with a word of thanks. A special thank you goes to Lindsay Sainlar for writing her column in the Herald last week about urination, drunkenness, and down-right filth. Without your column I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this letter instead of studying for a test that’s tomorrow- so thank you.

In her supposed humor column, was it a story Sainlar was telling? I honestly couldn’t get past all of the crude things she wrote about her friends and about herself while trying to be funny. Maybe she doesn’t realize that it is because of actions similar to the ones she described in her article that caused 17,448 people to die in 2001 and an estimated 17,970 people to lose their lives in 2002 in alcohol related car crashes nationwide according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s website (http://www.maddsandiego.org/statistics.htm.) The site also points out that one person is killed every thirty (30) minutes and one person is injured every 26 SECONDS due to someone who has consumed too much alcohol.

How dare you make a mockery of Alcoholics Anonymous and then try to pass off careless actions with an excuse such as, “it was her 21st birthday, and nothing you do really counts on that sacred day.” Liberating experiences don’t come in the form of urinating on yourself and then waking up the following morning to not recall any of the circumstances. That’s just plain embarrassing and disgraceful. Lindsay, go into another field other than journalism or at least do the public a favor and don’t try to be funny.

Jonathan Vaughn

781-8535

Bowling Green, KY

Junior