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'Off on a Tangent' Turned Over to Katie Johnson
Saturday, 01 April 2006

Beginning today, the first day of April, Off on a Tangent will become Katie Johnson's personal website. This change comes as Scott Bradford -- who has managed the site since it began in 1995 -- transitions to a position as senior editor of Intersanity.com.

Katie is a 13 year old student at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to increase editorial focus on pop-culture and local gossip. Katie retains ownership of all previous Off on a Tangent content, but is expected to purge most socio-political items (in addition to remaining items specific to Scott) in the coming weeks.

Scott will remain on Off on a Tangent staff to advise and assist Katie until April 15, 2006, and he and Katie will both contribute content during this transition period. Effective April 15, the site's URL will change to http://katie.eeltank.com.

Saturday, 01 April 2006

So like I go to teh mall with Janie& Kiera, and it was like dead. there was nobody there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a total waste of time and we were totally borrrrrrrrredddd.

so we decided 2 go to the dollar theater and we watched "Big Mommas House 2". .. it was k, but not so great. But we saw some guys from school that were pretty cuuueteeee! One of them looked just like Ace on Amerrican Idol & he is so dreamy :)))

My dad watches Idol - don't know why, and he likes Taylor. He's okay I guess, but so wierd!! I really want Ace to win. Paris is k too.

anyways thats all for now. I need to work onn the website and get rid of all this stupid stuff about Scott. UGh, none of it is about important stuff that real people wantto read! Its all stupid politics and stuff, and all these stupid pictures & articles &quotes & crap have GOT 2 GO.

Jeremy Asked Kiera Out! **OMG**
Saturday, 01 April 2006

So, like, last night Janie had a party over at her house, and while we were there Jeremy asked Kiera out!!!!!! OMG theyre like SOOOOOOOO cute together, and I'm so happy they're finally go out!!!

The party totally rawked too. mostly it was in the basement, but we watched 'Maid in Manhattan" in the living room later on. Janies dad made us turn it off before it was over thogh, because he wanted to watch the news ***ICK***

anyways, me & Janie & Kierra are going to themall in a few to pick out dresses for the spring dance in 3wks, so I've got to get ready! I'm going to wear my new hoodie from Express!!

GMU to Cease Academic Programs; Focus Entirely on Sports
Saturday, 01 April 2006

Today, the first day of April, George Mason University announced that it will no longer offer any academic classes or degree programs, instead focusing entirely on its growing sports program. This move has GMU following in the footsteps of other Virginia universities like Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia.

"With our basketball team in the final four for the first time in history, now is a perfect time to announce this shift in focus," said University President Alan Merten. "It's important for us to adapt to America's diminishing interest in education and learning, and this is an excellent way for us to continue to justify our existence."

All students in current GMU academic programs are being instructed by school officials to either complete their degrees before the end of the year, join a GMU sports team, or transfer to an expensive private school that still values academic study.

Fourteen Killed in Snoopy Cartoon Riots
Saturday, 01 April 2006

Today, the first day of April, fourteen were killed and hundreds injured in riots over a controversial Snoopy cartoon published yesterday in several U.S. newspapers. The cartoon, which Off on a Tangent has chosen not to print, depicted the cartoon dog engaged in a sex act with Lucy.

Following publication of the cartoon in the New York Times and other major newspapers, angry American citizens -- including many followers of radical Christian televangelists -- took to the streets, beating atheists and moderates who had turned out in support of free speech.

"This is a sad day," said Jerry Falwell, a prominent Christian leader. "It is a truly sad day when newspapers see fit to publish such vile filth, and claim protection of 'free press' and 'free speech.' Followers of Jesus must stand up for what is right, and bring a righteous vengeance upon those who draw and publish this blasphemy."

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