By Jenna Renaud
Word of the Week: Agelast
(noun) a person who never laughs
Okay, so maybe 2022 hasn’t started off exactly like we thought it would but try to keep a sense of humor as we move into in the new year to keep yourself from becoming an agelast. To help keep the humor alive this year, I’ve compiled some of the worst jokes about January that I could find.
Q: Where do storm troopers go to warm up on cold January days?
A: The Darth Mall.
Q: What is the first month of the year in Transylvania?
Q: What can you catch in the winter with your eyes closed?
A: A cold.
Q: What happened to the woman who stole a calendar on New Year’s Day?
A: She got 12 months!
This Week at Falvey
Tuesday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address / 7–8:30 p.m. / Virtual
Peace and Justice Education will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address, delivered by Winona LaDuke, Harvard-educated economist, environmental activist, and author who specializes in rural development; economic, food, and energy sovereignty; and environmental justice.
Thursday, January 20th
The Freedom School will offer hour-long, online sessions hosted by various faculty members, staff, and students that relate to and extend the vision of Dr. King. The sessions will be hosted at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
This Week in History
January 22nd, 1998 – Ted Kaczynski, the “Unabomber,” pleads guilty to bombings
Theodore J. Kaczynski is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Colorado after pleading guilty to all federal charges regarding the “Unabomber” bombings.
The “Unabomber” primarily targeted universities, although he also placed a bomb on an American Airlines flight and send one to the president of United Airlines. Federal investigators set up the UNABOM Task Force (a combination of university and airline) leading the media to give the man the name “Unabomber.”
To read more about Ted Kaczynski, his history, and how he was caught, read this article from History.com.
History.com Editors. (2010, October 04). Ted Kaczynski Pleads Guilty. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ted-kaczynski-pleads-guilty-to-bombings
Jenna Renaud is a Graduate Assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a Graduate Student in the Communication Department.