for 25 September 1996. Updated every WEDNESDAY.

 
 

BOOMERS JUST SAY YO
Kids Say "Gimme Some Mo'"

[Source: L.A. Times, 9/9/96]

 

Joseph Califano of Columbia University's Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse: "That the baby boomers appear to be so ambivalent and so resigned to drug use by kids is very disturbing. They should be mad as hell. Instead they're saying there's nothing we can do about it."

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"Overall, 46 percent of the parents surveyed said they expect their teen to try illegal drugs."

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"Some 65 percent of parents who used marijuana regularly as teens believe their own children will use drugs, as do 62 percent who experimented with marijuana in their youth."

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Dr. Richard Heyman: "[If teens say] 'Gee, Dad, didn't you use drugs?' The answer to that is, 'That's not relevant.' What's relevant is that our kids have to be given a no-use message."

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"Yet the teens did rank drug use as the biggest problem facing youth, and 55 percent said using marijuana makes it much more likely for teens to get into trouble."

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THE MACARENA-O-METER

Janeane Garofalo: "You can tell a lot about a person by how excited they are to do the Macarena."
[The Village Voice, 9/10/96]

THE MACK DADDY LITMUS TEST

Other ways to tell a lot about a person...

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PRO-DRUG QUIP O' THE MONTH

Jim Phillips, VP at Motorola: "In the on-line world, speed is everything."
[Wall Street Journal, 9/16/96]

OVERSTATEMENT O' THE WEEK

Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, Minnesota state's epidemiologist: "Hand washing in this country has become all but a lost art."
[New York Times, 9/17/96]

UNDERSTATEMENT O' THE WEEK

"The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 collided with a 15-ton whale during a cruise from Spain to Portugal, its captain [Keith Stanley] said Wednesday. 'It is sad and the passengers were concerned, although you couldn't say anyone was distressed. It is one of those things, like running over a cat.'"
[Reuters, 9/19/96]

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SMARTASS O' THE YEAR

Michael Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital : "Have you seen the CU-SeeMe? The great application of that so far has been kids playing strip poker."
[Wall Street Journal, 9/16/96]

 
 

WHY AREN'T MORE WOMEN ONLINE?

We know they're slow, but are they just Too Stupid to use the web?
[Source: MSNBC, 9/96]

Coralee Whitcomb, president of Virtually Wired: "We have to help women understand why their lives would be better with yet another machine in their living rooms."

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Rosalind Resnick, publisher of Interactive Publishing Alert : "Make online services and publications easy to navigate. Don't assume because it's there, women will find it..."

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"...Again, women don't have time to surf the Net...."

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"...Select and groom women 'evangelists' to go out into their local communities and spread the word about the benefits of going online."

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