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orn from the ashes of journalistic integrity, The Ames Authority was founded in The Year of our Lord, 1693, on the belief that nothing matters and that all people are inherently bored by anything worthwhile. This nihilism probably stems from some deep character flaw in our editorial staff that has been exacerbated by popular culture and fanned by the powers that be, but really, who cares?

The Authority is written and edited at Iowa State University, by students who should probably be doing something more productive with their time. It is, however, in no way officially affiliated with the University, allowing it to say whatever the hell it damn well pleases, thank you very much. It is our sincere hope that you will get as much out of The Authority as The Authority gets out of you, meaning your ip address and ad revenue*












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