Boos & Bravos: March 19

Bravo to the mostly peaceful resolution of a foiled mass shooting at University of Central Florida. James Oliver Seevakumaran threatened his roommate with a gun, and the roommate reported him to the police. Police arrived on the scene to find that he had stockpiled guns and explosives and planned to attack the students living in his residence hall. Seevakumaran was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. No one else was hurt.

Boo to peoposed tuition hikes, which will bring Arizona resident tuition to nearly $10,000 next fall.

Bravo to the return of the improv comedy series “Whose Line is it Anyway?” this summer on the CW. It’s unfortunate that Drew Carey will be replaced by Aisha Tyler as host, but with series regulars Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie returning, the reboot is sure to bring plenty of laughs.

Boo to the ending of the hit television show “The Office.” Although the show has six episodes left before the sitcom’s nine-year run comes to a close, the cast and crew wrapped production on the series finale Sunday evening, followed by the series wrap party. The instant hit will inevitably become another rerun on TV Land much like other fallen favorites of the past. Despite the slight dip in ratings after Steve Carell’s departure in 2011, the hit series has managed to keep a loyal fan base throughout the past decade, making it a classic among other sitcom greats.

Boo to North Korea’s recent aggressive actions. After the U.S. and China approved a new deal for more sanctions, North Korea decided to flex its nuclear-threat muscles by ending its armistice with South Korea. Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean leader, then threatened to “wipe out” a South Korean island and turn it into a “sea of fire.” On March 15, North Korea fired two missiles into the East Sea, which prompted the U.S. to bolster its missile defenses — to the dismay of China.

Bravo to the “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign. Fans of the cancelled-too-soon teenage private detective show pooled their resources together and raised $2 million in fewer than 11 hours, in an effort to convince Warner Bros. to back a film reboot.

Boo-ravo to only six weeks of classes being left in the semester. The thought of summer being so close is enticing, but the end of March and April are incredibly stressful with final projects, exams and the endless search for internships. For students who are graduating, the pressure is on to find a job and become a “real adult.”

Bravo to the Twitter account featuring headlines about “Florida Man,” the “worst superhero” in the world. From the Florida Man who was shot at a Chuck E. Cheese to the Florida Woman who stabbed her girlfriend for leaving a door unlocked, if you want a crazy story, you’ve got thousands.

 

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