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2B - Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

The 'Turtle' in all of us

Picking one and one apart.

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and on
acter m
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By DAVID REAP "beat 'em up" game. It was simple:
DailyArts Writer Anyone could beat it by continu-
ously pressing the attack button
au think the most critical while moving forward. Most kids
e in "Teenage Mutant Ninja didn't mind this low level of dif-
IV: Turtles in Time" for ficulty. Who didn't want to lay the
Nintendo is the final battle smackdown on hundreds of differ-
hredder, you're wrong. It ent-colored foot soldiers and watch
before the game even offi- them fly off the screen?
egins - it's the "Select Your "TMNT IV" also has a charm
" screen. that doesn't exist in today's video
e are certain rules that games. Consider that in "Grand
this universe: Leaders pick Theft Auto: Vice City" the main
do, nerds pick Donatello, character regains his health by
pick Michelangelo and reb- having sex with prostitutes. The
turtles were never interested in
"doing it" - otherwise they would
very kid has have been constantly hitting on
April. They just wanted some pizza
a turtle. and an occasional soda to wash
it down, which restores their lost
lives in the game. And even though
Leonardo and Raphael use blades
Raphael. You're one turtle, to defeat their enemies, there was
ly one turtle, for life. Two never any blood spattered across
with the same favorite char- the pavement. No kid was going be
ust fighteto the death to earn corrupted by playing
ights, or at leastplay a game "TMNT IV."
paper-scissors. Perhaps the biggest
or the actual game play in reason kids were drawn to
T IV," when it came out, it "TMNT IV" was the team-
matter what turtle the play- work required to play the
se because each character game. No one ever played
in an almost identical fash- alone, and if you did, you
t9-year-olds don'tgive a shit shouldn't have. What
etails. They just want to be could compare to the
vorite heroes and stick it to feeling of pure bliss that
guys. And that's only one of comes from the synchro-
ny reasons that kids loved nized yelling of "Cowabun-
T IV." It's the quintessential ga" by you and your

partner after completing a particu-
larly challenginglevel? Who would
remind you that Splinter would
want you to keep going even after
getting that blister on your thumb?
Even more crucially, would anyone
sit with you in your musty base-
ment for five hours if he weren't
playing "TMNT IV"? Unlike most
games, "TMNT IV" didn'tsteal you
away from your friends and family
- it broughtyou closer together.
So when you get home this
Thanksgiving break, go ahead and
climb up to the attic and dust off
that Super Nintendo. Dig through
that pile of game cartridges until
you find "Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles IV: Turtles in Time." I
guarantee that you'll love kicking
the Foot's ass one last time. And
for God's sake - or just for mine
- stick with your favorite turtle.

The Daily Arts guide to the
best upcoming events
Today 11.8.07
Zell Visiting Writer Series:
Taha Muhammad Ali with
translater Peter Cole
5 p.m.
At the Rackham Graduate Building
La Boheme
7:30 p.m.
At the Power Center
Anne Hills
At The Ark
Tomorrow 11.9.07
Caetano Veloso
8 P.s4
At Hill Auditorium
Indian American Student
Association's Diwali Bash
6:30 p.m.
At Palmer Commons
Hidden Treasures Among
Us: the Chinese Collection
at the University's Museum
of Art
7 p.m.
At the Rackham Amphitheatre'
Saturday 11.10.07
Yo-Yo Ma and
Kathryn Scott
At Hill Auditorium
World Percussion
At the E.V. Moore Building
Women's Glee Club
5:30 p.m.
$10-S with student ID
At Rackhm Auditorium
Sunday 11.11.07
Vatsa Vaani: Liberating
Children Through Music
5 p.m.
At the Chrysler Center
Please send all press releases
and event information to




A classic voice for modern times

Jazz singer Madeline Peyroux,
who will make
her UMS debut
tonight at Hill Madeleine
Auditorium, PeyouX
has often been
compared to Bil- At Hill
lie Holiday, Ella Auditorium
Fitzgerald and Tonight at 8 p.m.
Patsy Cline. Her $10-$42
choice of mate-
rial lends itself
to such comparisons - Peyroux's

three albums largely coverthe work
of other artists.
ButPeyroux is no mimic. Instead,
she's mastered the tremendous
challenge of artistic reinterpreta-
tion. Her sultry, elegant alto cou-
pled with low-key delivery enlivens
every well-worn song. Audiences
shouldn't expect a night of imper-
sonation, but a stimulating reexam-
ination of their favorite melodies.
A cover of Mitchell's classic
"River" is almost unrecognizable

with Peyroux at the helm. The bit-
tersweet rendition differs from the
original in its timing, chord choice
and reserved tone. The result is
somethingentirely new.
Peyroux's fusion of Southern
blues and French jazz launched her
1996 album "Dreamland" to critical
success. Her latest album, "Half the
Perfect World," was also met with
glowing reviews - and sold a mil-
lion copies worldwide.

. Scientology at its best: KATIE HOLMES, wife of Tom
Cruise, completed the New York City Marathon in five
hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds. oBut LANCE ARM-
STRONG is still God. He finished the NYC marathon in two
hours and 46 minutes. That's, like, nearly 26 straight six-
minute miles. Holy. Shit. 0 SHIA LABEOUF was arrested
on Sunday morning after'he refused to leave a Walgreens
convenience store around 2:30 a.m. Yes, he was drunk.
We knew the kid was tough - he did make it through that
drek-fest "Transformers" - but this is something else.
* Didn't you know? THE EAGLES still got it. Your dad's
favorite band outdid Britney Spears
on the Billboard charts. Who
says (tepid) rock'n'roll is
dead? ! Slow week: GEORGE
CLOONEY and FABIO got in
a scuffle at some bar where
people like Clooney and
Fabio carouse. Apparently
Clooney thought Fabio s
entourage'was tak-
ing pictures of him,
Fabio called him
a diva and the
two shoved each
other around.
Go Hollywood!



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SUBMERGE is ideal for undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining
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Even for the Thoughts We Hate
Friday, November 9, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Honigman Auditorium, Law School
University of Michigan
Nadine Strossen {
#y President
American Civil Liberties Union
Professor of Law
New York Law School
Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written,
lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil
liberties and international human rights. In 1991, she was elected President
of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation's
largest and oldest civil liberties organization. (Since the ACLU Presidency is
non-paid, Strossen continues in her faculty position as well.)
The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America's "100 Most
Influential Lawyers." Strossen makes approximately 200 public presentations
per year, before diverse audiences, and she also comments frequently on legal
issues in the national media. Strossen's more than 250 published writings
have appeared in many scholarly and general interest publications
For additional information:
Web site: www.umich.edu/-aflf
Telephone: 734-764-0303
The 2007 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom is sponsored by the
Academic Freedom Lecture Fund, American Association-of University Professors University of Michigan-
Ann Arbor Chapter, University of Michigan Office of the President, University of Michigan Office of
the Vice President for Communications, University of Michigan Office of the Associate Vice Provost for
Academic Information, University of Michigan Law School, the Board for Student Publications and the
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs. This lecture is free and open to the public.




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