No plans for Fall Weekend? Go to Europe.

If you’re agonizing over the prospect of planning a fun-filled Columbus Day Fall Weekend, you should consider ditching the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard and head to the other side of the pond.

According to a recent Fox News article, there’s never been a better time to spontaneously pick up and go to Europe. After years of planning, developing, and building in anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the entire continent is now feeling the effects of the Olympic comedown after the masses of humanity have returned to their respective countries. You don’t need to have taken ECON0110 (or Logic, for that matter) to know that thousands of empty hotel rooms = low demand, and low demand = cheap prices. You do the rest (hint: use the transitive property).

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La. governor Jindal ’91.5 disses alma mater

In an interview on televangelist Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, Jindal–formerly a PLME, currently the Republican governor of Louisiana and a potential 2012 presidential contender–criticized Brown’s political correctness and liberal bent. “I wasn’t the traditional Brown student,” Jindal told Robertson.

The good stuff starts at about 7:00, with anecdotes about how Jindal’s freshman RC criticized him for “opening doors for the ladies” and refusing to attend a “mandatory” orientation session (we have those?) on diversity.

Weirdly, Jindal doesn’t mention that he once liked Brown enough to be a trustee. We’re hoping his new book answers our burning questions about his time at Brown, like which part of his bio education at Brown convinced him that intelligent design counts as science and whether he ever tried to hold the door for Ruth Simmons.