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INTERWEB
EAVESDROPPING
(636): So Jesus turned water into
wine. So what? I once turned a
whole student loan into natty light.
Your move holy man.
Kanye West: I'm truly sorry to tay-
lor and her familyyy hope u enjoyed
the vma's though!!
Today, I went on a blind date. We
had agreed on meeting in front of
a park. Thinking I was there first, I
texted her "I'm already there, sit-
ting next to the fat chick." I heard a
beep. SHE was the "fat chick." FML

POCKET BACON
Like bacon? Like the iPhone? Want
bacon on your iPhone? There's "Pocket
Bacon" for that. In this app, you tap the
screen of a simulated skillet and bacon
appears, cooking on your screen with
realistic sizzling sounds. Think this
wholething is abit useless? You can also
use it to find nearby establishments that
will feed you bacon. Oh, innovation!

High five
A notable Ann Arborite gives five
answers to a curious question.
Dr. John D. Pasquale
Assistant Director of Bands and Associate Director of Marching and Athletic
Bands
What are your five favorite
pieces of music?
1. "The Victors" by Elbel: The greatest march ever written. What could be
better than this? While I always love to hear "The Victors," my favorite time to
hear it is after we put points on the board in the Big House or Yost!
2. "Stars and Stripes Forever" by Sousa: As an iconic symbol of patrio-
tism, this piece reminds me how proud I am to be an American. I amso thankful
for the service of our soldiers and the opportunities they provide by keep ussafe
here at home.
3. "Le nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro)" by Mozart: This opera
made me want to become a conductor. As a child, I remember my father playing
a recording of the Metropolitan opera performing this work and thinking to
myself how badly I wanted tobe performing on that recording.
4. "Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)" by Schubert: Just plainly great music.
This work resonates through your soul and shows how beautiful life is.
5. Anything from the '80s: They may take my doctorate away for this, but
I love cheezy '80s music. All kinds, genres, groups.. . Big Country to Poison to
Def Leppard to Bon Jovi to U2; Ilove it all.
TRAILER REVIEW
UP IN THE AIR
PARAMOUNT
"Up in the Air" was critically lauded as one of the best pictures of the year at the
Telluride Film Festival, and with its artfully constructed trailer audiences should
have high expectations for its release this fall. In the trailer a very lonely-looking
George Clooney lyrically narrates disheartening advice behind a montage of stun-
ning aerial shots and wordless thespian interactions. Still, the trailer gives almost
nothing away about the film's plot. The movie looks to have a strong ensemble of
comedic actors, featuringJason Bateman of "Arrested Development" fame and Vera
Farmiga ("The Departed"). This justglows with Oscar potential.
KAVIPANDEY

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ONLINE GAMES OF THE WEEK

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ERIDANI RTS
"Eridani RTS" is not the first game to let players colonize
space. Nor is it, by any means, the first real-time strategy game
to hit the interweb. But it is one of the simplest, easiest to pick
up and addictive real-time strategy games out there. The tuto-
rial is detailed, the strategizing is engaging and the speed is
perfect for someone bored in class and easily distracted.
Find it at:
http://tinyurl.com/playeridani

NEBULA
"Nebula" presents a new twist on flash games in that play-
ers must draw lines with the mouse to guide a-protagonist. In
"Nebula," you draw lines of stars which an aspiring star must
follow on its quest to someday become a red giant. Dodge the
spikes, blow up bombs and generally try not to lose control. The
game is fast-paced and stylistically striking.
Find it at:
http://tinyurl.com/playnebula

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