Like a scene from a movie English Literature PhD candidate James Franco posted a picture of himself boarding a helicopter to his Instagram account on Tuesday night, indicating that he was on his way from campus to New York City “like every Yale student.”

What next, James? In a subsequent Instagram post, Franco is captured on video inside his helicopter, wearing a black knit hat and watching over his kingdom, also known as Long Island.

HBD Tuesday marked the 46th anniversary of Garry Trudeau’s ’70 ART ’73 creation of “Bull Tales,” the comic that eventually evolved into the prize-winning strip known as “Doonesbury.” Its first several iterations were printed in the News, depicting quarterback Brian “B.D.” Dowling ’69 rambling about football and life in front of his huddled, blue-clad teammates.

“Not everything is about Yale” On Tuesday, the Huffington Post published a blog entitled “Dear Jim Sleeper, Not Everything is About Yale,” in which writer Kirsten Han took on the political science lecturer, saying that she felt Sleeper over-generalized about Singapore’s political climate in an attempt to discourage the University from launching Yale-NUS.

Posterized A mysterious banner adorned the Yale Repertory Theatre’s main tower on Tuesday, featuring the likeness of School of Drama operations associate Ian Dunn. As of Tuesday night, no one had taken credit for the display.

Rest in Peace? This afternoon, School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern will give a talk on the “Life and Death and Life” of Paul Rudolph Hall, also known as the Arts & Architecture Building. Non-humanities majors everywhere were left wondering about the meaning of life for large, concrete buildings.

Nostalgic in New Haven In an article published Monday in the New Haven Register, local lawyer William Dow listed dozens of noteworthy, now-defunct New Haven establishments, including the Crown Theater, the West Haven Speedway and Hood’s Ice Cream. Meanwhile, Yalies continue to mourn the demises of Commons breakfast, Safety Dance and Bladderball.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1958 The Yale Dramatic Association selects Georg Buchner’s “Danton’s Death” for its primary fall production.

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