Advice by Pepper Mackay
Welcome to the Pepper Mackay Slip of the Tongue archive! Slip of the Tongue ran as a column from October 2000 to May 2001 in the Sagebrush, the student newspaper of the University of Nevada, Reno. In those days, the Sagebrush didn't have a webpage, and once a Pepper Mackay column was printed, it was lost in perpetuity except to those nerds who were willing to take the time to visit library archives to read old copies of the Sagebrush. And even those nerds sorta had to be living in Reno, or at least Sacramento, to be able to make a pastime of it.

My good friend Aaron happened to be saving copies of that year's paper because he had a column in it, too, so in exchange for a few "favors" he agreed to type them in to the computer for me, and put 'em online for nerds everywhere to waste their time reading. And yes, these are a waste of time. It's not like they're funny, or educational. No, they're pretty much just mean. But, hey if you're into that sorta thing, go for it.

Aaron even did one better and put them up on my Iowaline.net webspace for me. Why he made them as pink as a tampon commercial, I'll never know. But if you can stand the blazing salmon hues throughout, then have fun. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed the partying that I was doing when I should have been putting time into writing them.


Oct. 13, 2000

Oct. 20, 2000

Nov. 3, 2000

Feb. 2, 2001

Feb. 9, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 23, 2001

March 3, 2001

April 6, 2001

April 13, 2001

April 20, 2001
(special 4/20 edition!)

May 4, 2001

Pepper's end of the year comments, May 4, 2001