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Cont'd: The perils of e-dating

DATING From page 5B
although there is, of course, "yours
gets mine." An endless amount of
"curvy" women want me to ful-
fill their fantasies. They usually
involve public restrooms and/or
discreetly cheating on their hus-
bands. I feel like Chris Hansen's
about to kick down my door for
even being on this site. I don't
want to be on Dateline NBC. I give
up.
So what have I learned about
online dating? It's more or less
a wasteland out there. Maybe if

you're 35, working all the time and
aretiredofthebarscene,thismight
be for you. But if you're a college
student and can form a sentence
while looking at another person,
go somewhere, anywhere. You'll
find someone - eventually. If not,
e-Harmony will still be there down
the road.
No date for me tonight. Time
to go to parties and try to impress
girls with my Michigan Daily ID
card. Really I'm still waiting for
that model to message me back.
Maybe if I believe hard enough
she'll be real. And maybe I'll find
my soul mate on Craigslist. Right.

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ANSWERS
Campusr'
decider
large group of students crowded around Michigan Student Assembly President Zack
Yost as he exited his office on the third floor of the Michigan Union Tuesday eve-
ning.
Yost, who was elected to the position in March, says the representatives who hang out in
MSA chambers are the reason he comes to work everyday. And his dedica-
tion doesn't stop there. His eyes light up when he mentions the rally
for higher education, the new MSA internship program and the
college readership program, which he says will bring free news-
papers to campus.'
Here, Yost talks about his political future, so many past MSA
and LSA presidents have been members of his fraternity and his
penchant for dressing to impress.
" I hang out at Rick's at night, but I think I stay until close the
Union more than I see closing time Rick's these days, which
is usually at about 2 a.m. Closing at each place has its own
rewards.
. I never planned on running for president. But I love it.
I'm always thinking about MSA. That's probably not nor-
mal.
* If I hear someone say MSA is insular and cliquish, I'm
going to ask that person to join us.
. A lot of people from the Greek system are involved
in a lot of different places. I guess people in Alpha Epsi-
lon Pi are attracted to student government. But there is
actually only one other AEPi member in MSA now..
" I always try and look sharp. It's important. People recog-
nize you and you need to look good. Tuesday nights, when we
have MSA meetings, I definitely need to be on point.
. I've actually never seen a high school homecoming parade.
I was on the football team so I never had the opportunity to
watch, but I'm really excited about ours. Hillel and many other
student organizations are helping out. And we're shutting down
State Street.
. I played guard on the offensive line in high school. I miss it a
lot. Now I only play in the Mudbowl. I used to play Club Rugby
here, but it conflicts with MSA meetings.
" This is my last experience in politics until I join the Universi-
ty's Board of Regents. I think that would be a rewarding experi-
ence and a great way to be involved in the University. You can
always be working to make the University better. A huge amount
of money was just spent on renovating the regent's room. I don't
know if I can pinpoint the regents for that cost, but I do know that
many departments and student services are undergoing budget
cuts.
- As told to Emily Angell

TALKING
POINTS

ter is she has noth-
ing except her moral
authority."
- DESMOND TUTU, an Anglican
archbishop in South Africa, on
pro-democracy activist Aung San
Suu Kyi's resistance to South African
military rule.

Three things you can talk about this week:
1. Gender identity and expression
2. "A Wrinkle in Time"
3. Looming autoworker strikesT E EEK

Y Wednesday, September 9 2007 The Michigan Daily
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"All of a sudden, you just get
The fact of the mat- corrupt, ignorant, stupid, lazy
and promiscuous."

And three things you can't:
1. Whether to Pass/Fail or
suffer a B-
2. "What Perez Says"
3. Ryan Mallett
BY THE NUMBERS
Number of Peruvian artifacts Yale University has pledged to return
to the government to the government of Peru
Year Yale Prof. Hiram Bingham discovered and excavated
several tombs at Machu Picchu in Peru
Hours in representatives of Yale and the Peruvian government
spent negotiating terms of the artifact's return
Source: The New York Times

Where the hell is
Matt?
Matt Harding, a 30-year-old
Connecticut man, can be seen
dancing in 36 different countries
on all seven continents.
He begins in Salar de Uyuni,
Bolivia, flailing his arms and legs
while "Sweet Lullaby" by Deep
Forest plays in the background.
Matt quit his job in 2003 to trav-
el. After his friend gave him the
idea to record himself dancing, he
made his first YouTube video. In
2005, he went dancing again, this
time sponsored by Stride Gum.
The camera is never close enough
to see his face clearly, only his gan-
gly arms and legs moving in time
to the music. Mostly he dances on
land, but he's seen underwater on
occasion.
On his website, Matt said there
is no message to his video, he just
likes dancing.
He maintains a blog document-
ing his travels at wherethehellis-
matt.com while planning his next
dancingvoyage.
- EMILYBARTON
See this and other
YouTube videos of the week at
youtube.com/user/michigandaily

- KWAME KILPATRICK on how, despite his law degree,
people still view him as an unqualified mayor.
"The scheme is working.
People want the prizes.
- ANDREI MALYKH, chief doctor in the Russian prov-
ince Ulyanovsk, on the success of a regional initiative
to boost the birth rate by rewarding women who have
babies on Russia Day.

K

THEMED PARTY SUGGESTION
Iranian nuclear war contingency plan - Stock up
on dry goods and whiskey. And after 11 p.m., bar
the doors. No one in, no one out. Let the paranoid
tension fester.
Throwing this party? Let us know. TheStotement@umich.edu

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE
OF THE WEEK
"Charles Guiteau"
Charles Julius Guiteau (September 8,1841-June 30,1882) was an
American lawyer who assassinated President James A. Garfield on
July 2,1881. He was sentenced to death by hanging.
Guiteau was routinely beaten by his father as a child and left home
at an early age. He inherited $1000 from his grandfather as a young
man and went to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend the University of
Michigan, but failed the university's entrance examinations.
He then joined the controversial religious sect known as the Oneida
Community, but despite "free love" aspects of that sect, he was gener-
ally rejected during his years there and nicknamed "Charles Get-out."
Guiteau then obtained a law license in Chicago, based on an
extremely casual bar exam. He started a law firm in Chicago based on
ludicrously fraudulent recommendations from virtually every promi-
nent American family of the day. He was not successful.
Guiteau's interest turned to politics. He wrote a speech in support
of Ulysses S. Grant called "Grant vs. Hancock", which he revised to
"Garfield vs. Hancock" after Garfield won the 1880 Republican prima-
ries. The speech was delivered at most two times, but Guiteau believed
himself tobe largely responsible for Garfield's victory.
After being denied an ambassadorship, he decided that God had
commanded him to kill the ungrateful President. On July 2, 1881 Gui-
teau shot Garfield twice from behind at a New Jersey railroad station.
Guiteau became a media darling during his trial for badmouthing
his defense team, formatting his testimony in epic poems, and solicit-
ing legal advice from random spectators in the audience via passed
notes. At one point, he argued that Garfield was killed not by himself
but by medical malpractice ("The doctors killed Garfield, I just shot
him"), which was more than a little true.

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