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Technique • Friday, November 10
Music and
technology mix
Sonic Generator is Tech’s
new chamber music ensemble.
Experimenting with the ways
Technology can transform the
entire live music experience, the
group will perform at the Tech
Alumni House at 190 North
Avenue at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
14th.
Hip-hop bluegrass
band visits Atlanta
The Villebillies, a 10
member band hailing from
Kentucky, will be performing
at 8 p.m. at Smith’s Olde
Bar this Saturday to promote
their self-titled debut album.
Tickets are $15 in advance. For
additional information visit
wwwsmithsoldebar.com
Open market
enlivens 17th St.
Vendors will visit Atlantic
Station this weekend to
participate in the area’s second
open market. The market is open
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7
p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Though only the
second week of the market, all
vendor spaces are sold out.
R E E L
Corinne Maier, a French economist has rerelased her Europen best
seller Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard
Work Doesn’t Pay for an American
audience.
For many people, college is the
bridge between education and an
occupation,
which is theoretically the
application
of learned
knowledge
into a profession.
At Tech,
many students spend
four (or five,
six, and so
on…) years
pr e p a r i n g
themselves
to take on
a role i n
the corporate world,
equ ippi ng
themselves
with a solid
education
and a strong work ethic.
After years of work in college,
it only makes sense to work extra
hard in the worplace, not to waste
HEALTH WEEK EDUCATES
Students raise awareness on significant global health issues in Tech’s first
Global Health Week. Page 11
THE VOICE OF THE JACKETS
Tech’s play-by-play announcer, Wes
Durham, reflects on his career in
sports broadcasting. Page 28
R E V I E WS
The Fountain depicts timeless connections
By Daniel Griffin
Contributing Writer
Exploring the meaning of life
and death is a tough task, but a new
sci-fi movie, The Fountain, manages
to tackle it by interweaving three
stories that take place in a ten century
time span.
The Fountain, a new film by
Darren Aronofsky that opens Nov.
22, surpasses his previous films in
almost every way.
If the name Aronofsky fails to
ring any bells, try the two other
full-length films he has directed, Pi
and Requiem for a Dream.
Though he has shown he possesses a talent for directing in his
past films, the plot of The Fountain
is difficult to describe on paper, as
the visuals take control of the film
and its direction.
Three parallel plot lines continue
through the film, using the same two
actors (Hugh Jackman and Rachel
Weisz) to depict the parallels in all
three stories. In the 16th century,
a Spanish conquistador is sent to
find the Tree of Life, granter of
immortality.
In the year 2000, a surgeon attempts to find a cure to his wife’s
brain tumor, and in the 26th cen-
French economist’s book
provides slacker’s manifesto
By Jonathan Saethang
Contributing Writer
Technique • Friday, November 10, 2006 • 15
the extensive amount of time and
effort spent preparing for a job.
Maier, however, has a different
view on the importance of a strong
work ethic.
Instead, she implores her readers to do as little work as possible,
promising a more fulfilling experience in the workplace. In a sense, it
is the reverse of anarchism; instead
of causing
chaos to
prompt
change and
upheava l,
Maier prescribes idleness.
Bonjour
Laziness was
a bestseller
in Europe
before it
was translated from
French to
English for
its American
release.
The book
examines
the nuances
of the corporate world
and scrutinizes the worthlessness
of the workplace.
See Bonjour, page 21
tury, a man moves through space
in his biosphere/spaceship with the
Tree of Life.
Aronofsky moves the action deftly
between the three time periods, using
changes in the tone of his narrative
to direct the changes in time.
These shifts often come quickly
and unexpectedly, leading to the
fusion of the three narratives as the
film progresses. The initial direction
of these parallels is, at first,unknown
(an admitted intention of Aronofsky). He claims his goal was to
throw the audience into the film,
bewildered, and slowly develop the
direction of the film as a whole.
Aronofsky was recently in town
for a short question and answer
session following a showing of his
film.
He has been traveling around the
See Fountain page 16
Photo courtesy Warner Brother s Pictures
Under the direction of Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz stars alongside Hugh Jackman in The Fountain.
The film follows three storylines, each set 500 years apart, beginning in the sixteenth century.
Folk legend impresses in L5P
Good,” a song about drinking beers
at the local bar, and continued with
the alchool references in the markLast weekend folk icon Robert edly less depressing “Gringo HonEarl Keen, dressed in a classic black eymoon” about some newlyweds’
shirt and pleated black dress pants, day across the Mexican border.
Following the end of the third
took the stage following the denim
–and-cowboy-hat-clad opening act, song, a number of good ole’ boys
in the audience
in a night that
began to chant
clearly depicted
“Robert Earl
the differences
“...it’s a little creepy
Keen, Robert
bet ween redwhen that chant
Earl Keen”.
neck honky“ T h a t’s
tonk and quality
gets in your head
good, but its
Texas-style folk
while you’re on the
a little crepy
music.
when that
Keen played
road and you’re like
chant gets in
to a house nearly
‘Robert Earl Keen’”
your head while
full of loyal fans,
you’re on the
both old and
Robert Earl Keen
road and you’re
young, during
like ‘Robert
Texas singer/songwriter
his two shows
Earl Keen’,”
at Little Five
said Keen. He
Points’ Variety
Playhouse last Friday and Satur- then gave in to the audience’s
demand with Willie, and they all
day.
After releasing his thirteenth repeated the chant, this time proalbum, Live at the Ryman, earlier viding the chorus to the song.
Next came “Wild Wind,” folthis Summer, this king of the Texas
music scene is currently touring the lowed by “Mr. Wolf and Mama
nation to promote it. The album, Bear,” a song described by the artist
recorded in Nashville’s historic as “a song about some really, really
Ryman Auditorium (former home nasty animals.”
As the lights dimmed, Keen
of the Grand Olde Opry), includes
live performances of some of Keen’s paused for a moment before the
classic hits such as “What I Really next song. “After the show, ineviMean,” “Broken End of Love,” and tably, somebody will come up to
me and ask ‘Why didnt you play
“Amarillo Highway.”
Saturday, Keen played both old ‘Mariano’?’” he said. With
and new songs to an eager crowd minimal drums,
taps on
of fans.
He opened the show with “Feelin’ the cymBy Lindsay Deal
Entertainment Editor
bals kept time for this much slower
song.
“Mariano” was followed by “Not a
Drop of Rain” from his 2001 album
Gravitational Forces, and then by
the title track of his 2005’s What I
Really Mean.
After the accompaniment of his
band for the first eight songs of the
impressive 25-song set, the band left
the stage for three songs, leaving only
Keen and his guitar.
“Now you’re stuck with me,” said
See Keen, page 19
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Fountain
from page 15
country (and will continue to do so)
to promote The Fountain.
Aronofsky fans will not be
disappointed by the long awaited
project, which temporarily shut
down in 2003 when Brad Pitt and
Cate Blanchett walked away citing
creative differences.
New fans may have a chance to
discover him as well since the MPAA
recently set a PG-13 rating for the
film instead of the original R rating.
With the birth of The Fountain, gone
are the days of the steady-cam and
hip-hop montages used heavily in
Pi and Requiem.
The quick editing style of the
previous films has been replaced
by precise camera placement, facial
close-ups, and swift tracking shots,
giving this film much more sophistication and emotional power than
its predecessors.
Aronofsky says that he had run
the course with his style choices in
Pi and Requiem for a Dream and felt
Photo courtesy Warner Brothers Pictures
Tom Creo, a 21st century scientist played by Hugh Jackman, bathes his wife Izzi, played by Rachel
Weisz. Jackman and Weisz portray versions of the same characters in three different time periods.
that it was time for a change.
Fountain”, in the film as well as
His progression as a filmmaker is Rachel Weisz’s soft prodding of
on clear display and is veryexciting Jackman to “finish it.”
to see, especially in a day of increasThe shift between reality and
ingly vapid filmmaking.
thought is not extremely subtle, but
The cinematography is breathtak- I fear that most will have difficulty
ing, the most spectacular being the distinguishing what actually occurs
space sequences. All of the space and what does not. Still, Aronofsky’s
nebula formations were created by decision to leave most of the interfilming chemical reactions and mi- pretation to the viewer is what makes
crobial processes with a high-zoom The Fountain worth seeing.
camera and microscope.
Although you may leave with
Indeed, no computer generated more questions than answers as the
images were used in the film what- film jumps across ten centuries, you
soever- a fact that makes the imagery will be entertained into thinking.
seem more orThe Founganic and plautain requires
sible, particulary
careful viewThe quick editing
in the space travel
ing, but those
sequences.
who pay attenstyle of the previous
A r onof s k y
tion will not go
films has been
uses these tranunrewarded.
scendental imThe proreplaced with
ages as backdrops
gression and
precise camera
for Jackman’s
maturation of
progression
A r o n o f s k y ’s
placement, facial
through space,
work is someclose-ups, and
g i v i n g t he s e
t h i ng to be
scenes a perfect
both praised
swift tracking
tone to underline
and exuberant
shots, giving this
the Mayan belief
about, for this
that the nebula
film indicates
film much more
was their underwe can continue
sophistication...
world.
to expect great
Aronofsky’s
things from him
meditation on death and rebirth in the future.
approaches similar territory to 2001:
Seeing the great struggle that
A Space Odyssey, yet it reshapes the Aronofsky had in completing this
rumination in a new and exciting wonderful, yet obviously non-traway.
ditional film, we should all be so
Pay attention to the use of the fortunate as to experience and supbook, not surprisingly titled “The port such a budding filmmaker.
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2007 Georgia Tech
Business Plan Competition
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Sunday, October 12th, 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, November 14th, 11:00 AM
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“Bach and Forth”
Classical Music Appreciation
Tuesday, November 14th, 6:45 PM
“Artos” (prayer service w/ communion)
Thursday, November 16th, 11:00 AM
Free lunch after the service
Weekly puzzle:
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and repeat them as often as necessary to
name a famous literary work in 16 letters.
Hint: The title of this literary work has three
words, one of which is hyphenated. Name
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N O T E W O R T H Y
Irish singer/songwriter Damien
Foo Fighters first
Rices new 9 lacks continuity, flow live album delights
By Kristin Noell
Opinions Editor
Damien Rice fans everywhere
have been looking forward to a new
album since the release of 2002’s
O. His highly anticipated sophomore album, simply titled 9, has
its American release this Tuesday,
Nov. 14.
In a surprising but pleasant move,
Rice opens 9 with a haunting piano
melody in “9 Crimes,” which draws
in the listener for the rest of the
album. The track is laid in typical
Rice fashion, slowly swelling and
then backing down, raw emotion
evident in his voice. Rice fans will
recognize the sentiment of lyrics
such as “It’s the wrong kind of place
to be thinking of you” from Rice’s
previous work.
In fact, as Rice says on his
electronic press
kit, his second
album does have
the feel of the
first. “Some of
the songs on this
record are from
quite a few years
back. And it was
the same with O,
in that it wasn’t
like a record of
the moment, it
was just a record
of a mood. And
this is the same
mood,” Rice said. “It’s not the same
mood, it’s a lot different but it’s really similar.”
Overall, 9’s good start is a little
disappointing, as the rest of the not be happy to have them there.
album is a cache of random songs Unfortunately, one of the catchiest
that have very little in common bits of the entire album is the chorus
besides the artist. The lack of flow of “Rootless Tree,” during which
Rice drops the
is not unexpectf-bomb more
ed from Rice,
times than you
however. Even
Rice, who has
care to count,
individual songs
killing a song
sound choppy;
been historically
that otherwise
the end of “Elminimalistic with
had great potenephant,” for intial. It is not the
stance, turns into
instrumentation in
Rice
a markedly unan effort to allow his Damien
that fans of the
musical chaotic
debut a lbum
poet lyrics to shine
clash of straining
have come to
voice and crashthrough, continues
love.
ing cymbals.
Still, t he
the trend on his
Some of us
overall musihave spent the
newest release.
cality is hard
four years since
to ignore, esRice’s debut album trying to determine which pecially the beautiful melodies
parts of O were sung by Rice on piano and cello. Rice, who has
and which parts been historically minimalistic with
were sung by instrumentation in an effort to allow
his band-mate his poetic lyrics to shine through,
Lisa Hannigan, continues that trend on his newwho added a lot est release. However, it does little
to his earlier ef- for 9, because its lyrics are more
forts. On 9, they coarse than poetic. There are some
finally put their surprises, such as my favorites from
voices together “The Animals Were Gone”— “We’ll
to create beauti- call it Christmas when the adverts
ful harmonies begin / I love your depression and I
on the tracks love your double chin” and “Waking
“9 Crimes” and up without you is like drinking from
“Grey Room,” an empty cup.”
Rice fans won’t be disappointed
two rare diamonds in the when it comes to his frequently
nonsensical lyrics either. Under the
rough of the new album.
While 9 does have a few tunes circumstances, it is probably wise
besides these two that will get stuck
in your head, you will probably
See Rice, page 21
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The Foo Fighters released their
first live CD, Skin and Bones Tuesday.
The performances for the album were
recorded over the summer during a
three night stint in Los Angeles at the
Pantages Theater. Done in support
of the band’s last studio album, In
Your Honor, the concert was an allacoustic set, drawing heavily from
the band’s new material. However,
long-time fans of the Foo Fighters
will not be disappointed— the
band does not forget to play crowd
favorites such as
“My Hero” and
“Everlong”.
Live albums
tend to have two
big problems that
hinder a broad
appeal. The first
i s r e c ord i n g
quality. It is a
far too common
occurrence for a
band to release a
live record that
sounds like crap.
Thankfully, this is
not the case with Skin and Bones.
The recording quality is first rate.
It sounds like the album was recorded
in the studio, and I might believe it
was if not for all the applause and
random shout-outs to the crowd.
Grohl’s voice is clear, the guitars
are undistorted and every pound on
the drums is recreated as if you were
there. This is by far one of the best
live CDs I have ever heard.
The second problem with live
albums is the fact that most people
interested in a band’s live recordings
already own most of the songs on the
record in studio form. Why shell out
for songs they already own to hear
them played worse? Again, this is not
the case with Skin and Bones.
Being an acoustic concert, most
of the songs the band plays are substantially different from their studio
version. “Times Like These” was a
loud, electric guitar-driven single
when it was originally released on
One by One. However, for this record,
the Foo Fighters make it sound as
though it was
written to be
played acoustically, going so
far as to add in
a violin solo by
Petra Haden.
The record also
features an extended lineup,
including Rami
Jaffee of the
Wallflowers on
keyboards and
the return of Pat
Smear on guitar.
Finally, the album contains a
couple of songs, “Marigold” and
“Skin and Bones”, not available on
any of the band’s other albums.
Ultimately, this record is great,
and not just for a live CD. Though
I have never been a huge fan of the
Foo Fighters, this album has changed
my mind. If you are a big fan, you
probably already own the album. If
you’re not, then pick this one up.
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Friday, November 10
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November 16 & 17
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Technique • Friday, November 10, 2006 • 19
THEME CROSSWORD: AFFAIR OF THE HEART
By Robert Zimmerman
Uniter Features Sundicate
ACROSS
1. Tooth of a kind
5. “Odd Couple” role
10. Horse in a horse race
15. Swearword
19. Grampus
20. Job
21. Sidestep
22. Head for the hills
23. Start of a quip by Tim
Allen:
2 wds.
24. Build
25. Tabloid’s specialty
26. Cope
27. Blow-by-blow
29. Rhapsodize
31. Slip away
33. Part 2 of quip:
5 wds.
37. User
40. Shade trees
41. With full force
42. Tropical vine
43. Surfeits
45. Birds
46. __ judicata
49. Bunch
50. Barbell exercise
51. Nottingham’s
river
52. Lahr or Convy
53. Abbr. on
letterheads
54. Teed off
55. Hybrid
56. La Cosa Nostra
57. Kind of pie: hyph.
59. Ring event
60. “__ said ...”
61. Part 3 of quip:
4 wds.
65. Hockey player
67. Road
68. Predate
71. Tanker
72. Went furtively
74. Fruity beverage
75. __ culpa
76. “__ Well That Ends
Well”
77. Bit of news
78. Pretender
79. Job for a body shop
80. Liq. measures
81. Little
82. Made out
83. Stately house
84. Vertical
passage
85. Dogie
86. Moderate
87. Part 4 of quip:
6 wds.
93. Appear
94. Domain
95. Every which way
99. Bathe
100. Praying figure
103. Scottish landowner
105. End of the quip
106. Arch
107. Cheat a little
108. Touch
109. Concerning:
2 wds.
110. Gull
111. Pyrexia
112. Polecat cousin
113. Villain’s look
DOWN
1. Leaping creature
2. Desire
3. Short tail
4. White-water sport
5. Wildcat
6. “The Taming of the __”
7. Women on
campus
38. Keaton or Sawyer
39. Relatives of ballrooms:
2 wds.
43. Fescue
44. River in Hades
45. Composed
46. Genteelness
47. Amerindian
48. Get top billing
50. Earlier
51. Kind of serum
52. Primary
54. Layabout
55. Tale of
adventure
56. Alma __
58. “For __ sake!”
59. Flattened roll
60. Acetate, e.g.
62. Pastime
63. Hoist
64. Wrapped up
65. Kind of pad
66. Skirt of a kind
69. Dumb
70. Consumed
72. Alpenstock
73. Sidekick in an old
western
74. Greek island
77. Deter, in a way: 2 wds.
78. California city:
2 wds.
8. Curve
79. A flower
9. Refuges
81. Rug type
10. Skeletal part
82. Visage
11. Foreign
83. Humor
12. Baby bear
84. Room divider
13. City in the Netherlands 85. Former White House
14. Apropos
occupant
15. Crack __ __ (daybreak) 86. Transmitter
16. Hebrew letter
87. Serf
17. Tantalize
88. PR concern
18. Hunt or Mirren
89. Disconnect
28. Peruvian’s
90. Grazing area
ancestor
91. Lithograph
30. Invites
92. Magnanimous
32. Fragrant
96. Horse’s hair
necklaces
97. Harp
34. Theater
98. River in France
35. __ and penates
101. Regret
36. Portents
102. Abbr. in grammar
37. Cold
104. Island
Keen
from page 15
Keen, who went on to play three
songs that clearly illustartes the
self-deprecating attitude the Texan
takes towards Southern folk.
The first song in his mini-solo,
“Copenhagen” set the the tone for
the next two songs. The humorous
diddy, an instant crowd pleaser, had
the audience singing along by the
time Keen got to the first chorus.
After garnering the support of the
crowd, Keen continued his singalong session with another hillarious
ballad. “If you’ve ever been stuck in
Houston, you know its not really
a good place to write a song.” but
that’s just what he did. “I was stuck
on the interstate in Texas and that’s
what this one is about. “Swervin’
in my Lane” told the story of an
obnoxious driver and the frustrated
driver behind him. The song kept
the audience singing and laughing,
and this mood continued with the
next song, “Merry Christmas from
the Family”.
With lyrics like “We need some
ice and an extension chord/A can of
bean dip and some Diet Rites/A box
of tampons, Marlboro Lights/Haleluja everybody say Cheese/Merry
Christmas from the family,” Keen
tells the story of a traditional redneck
christmas, complete with drunken
family members, fake snow, and
mobile homes.
The band returned to finish out
the set with crowd favorites like
“Amarillo Highway” and more recent
songs like “Broken End of Love”
and “High Plains Jamboree.”
The group continued to complete
a total of 22 songs before leaving
the stage, only to be beckoned back
by the enthusiastic applause of the
crowd.
Keen gave in to the demands
of the audience by finishing with
“Over the Waterfall,” “FFO,” and
“Home to You”.
Keen’s tour is scheduled to continue through the end of the year,
with a final stop in Austin, Texas.
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M. L. Liebler and Patricia Smith
7:00 pm
Free & open to the public
Book Sale and Signing to
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ENTERTAINMENT
20 • Friday, November 10, 2006 • Technique
RPG prequel/sequel lost in Final Fantasy frenzy
By Nathan Garcia
Contributing Writer
To the delight of role-playing
game fanatics everywhere, SquareEnix recently released Valkyrie Profile
2 for PS2, a deep and unique game
experience that requires the use of
reflexes almost as much as strategy.
The game detracted from the release
of another more popular SquareEnix title, Final Fantasy XII.
The story follows Alicia, the
princess of the kingdom of Dipan.
During her childhood the Valkyrie
Silmeria inhabited her body in an
effort to hide from Odin. The plan
backfired, however, and the King,
thinking his daughter was posessed,
exiled the princess to an empty castle
of a neighboring kingdom.
Several years pass before Odin
finds Silmeria and sends the Valkyrie
Lenneth to subdue her. However,
Alicia and Silmeria manage to es-
cape and they begin their journey
to exact revenge on the those who
had ruined their lives.
As the story progresses, you come
into contact with other characters
who are willing to fight with you.
Valkyrie Profile 2...
is a deep and unique
game experience
that requires the use
of reflexes almost as
much as strategy.
Some of them join you through story
events, while others are found in the
various environments in the form of
weapons. When encountered, Silmeria can materialize an Einherijar
using whatever kind of weapon that
the materialization was performed
upon. There are four distinct genres
of fighters, each with its own abilities
and types of attacks.
In areas where enemies are lurking, battles are only engaged when
the player comes in contact with an
enemy. Swinging the sword at the
enemy can help guarantee a favorable
start, or Silmeria can shoot photons
at the enemies, encasing them in
crystal and preventing a battle from
engaging.
Hitting another photon causes
Silmeria and the crystallized enemy
to switch places, making for some
interesting puzzles.
The actual battles are somewhat
complex, but the learning curve is
fair. The group of four Einherijar
is controlled together, and the best
strategy is to attack enemies by placing them within your attack range
while staying out of theirs.
Each of the symbol buttons initiates one of the warriors to attack, and
each character can attack as long as
the party has enough “Ability Points”,
or AP, to do so.
Casting magic and using items
also uses up AP, but moving and being attacked increases it. The battle
The aesthetics
...are amazing. The
graphics are topnotch for the PS2,
and the attention to
detail is very good.
is won whenever all the enemies are
defeated or the leader is killed.
The aesthetics in this game are
amazing. The graphics are top-notch
for the PS2 and the attention to
detail is very good. The frame rate
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the cutscenes are jerky at times,
but the voice acting and directing
are excellent.
The battles are extremely enjoyable and, since they do not come
at random intervals, are up to the
player whether or not to fight. The
soundtrack is also above average,
with a nice mix of music for the
various environments.
Loosely based in Norse mythology, Valkyrie Profile 2 should provide
an exciting, challenging gaming
experience for anyone, especially
those who are typically bored by
most standard role-playing games.
There is even a very good amount
of end-game content, so the replay
value is better than most games in
its genre.
Anyone looking for more by
Square-Enix after finishing Final
Fantasy XII should give this a
look.
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Sliver Girl is dead sexy!
Like I said before, I never repeat
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I’ll burn that bridge when I
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Scott, you need to shave.
Carolina, will you fix my
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Alpha < Beta
I caught a damn cold at NC
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ENTERTAINMENT
TWO BITS 01101010
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Two bits examines current American politics
There are certain imponderable
questions in life. Do we exist and
why? Why does the physics department hate its students? Why are
women so inexplicably drawn to
my powerful physique and charming, self-effacing persona? Why are
penguins so damn cute?
Seriously, March of the Penguins
and now Happy Feet…. No selfrespecting man should want to see
these movies, and yet, I find I am
inexcusably drawn to those little
jointless birds. But, never the less,
today’s imponderable question is,
what is the deal
with America’s
politicians?!
As you may
or may not know,
this week we were
supposed to exercise
our rights as citizens
of the United States
of America and vote
for Congress-persons, state governors,
treasurers, etc. Now,
I’ve got a pretty good
handle on most things
about the American
government. I’m not
ashamed to admit that
most of my knowledge
comes from Schoolhouse
Rock (ok, maybe a little).
And yet, who knew it
would be so prescient when those
chipper little kids sang
Ring one, Executive,
Two is Legislative, that’s Congress.
Ring three, Judiciary.
See it’s kind of like my circus,
circus.*
And I’m not just referring to
the obvious elephant/donkey comparison because, according to the
non-stop political advertising on
television, Washington is basically
full of dirty scumbags giving your
money to harlots, vagabonds and
ruffians. (And if that doesn’t sound
like a good time, I don’t know what
does.)
That’s why you should vote for
Generic Middle-Aged White Man,
who included both babies and puppies in his commercial, so that all
that will change. Pardon me for
being a product of my generation,
but I’m already bored and I’m the
one writing this article.
Anyway, being the responsible
young voter I am, I decided to do
some research into who I should
vote for, if by some chance I get my
lazy butt out of the apartment
and down to a voting
center.
Alright, governor, treasurer… state comptroller?
If you actually know the name of
your current state comptroller and
what he or she does, then you need to
spend more time watching Cartoon
Network. While there is actually a
definition** of comptroller, I found it
more amusing to think of entertaining definitions .
My first thought was that it’s the
guy in online computer forums that
makes everyone feel like an idiot for
not knowing the difference between
SATA and SCSI.***
My second thought was that it
was one of those poor fishermen who
pull up their nets and get computers
instead of fish. Ok, so usually they get
old tires and random bits of plastic,
but it’s possible that they could find
a computer, too.
I mean, comptrollers are basically
glorified accountants. I don’t know
about you, but I would definitely
rather be a fisherman than an accountant. Fishing is an honest profession: lots of backbreaking work,
the potential to be eaten by sharks
and the ability to gut a fish in half
a second. Then again, accounting
would probably support my Ferrari
habit better than fishing would,
but I digress.
Back to my main point
about the annoyingness of
America’s politicians. (Ha! My
spell-checker didn’t pick up the
word “annoyingness.” Who
knew that was a real word?)
Why are they spending
so much time filming
commercials in which
they hug old people and
give puppies to orphans?
I just have this strange
feeling that there might
be something important they
should be attending, too.
I’m pretty sure I heard about
some wars on terror, drugs,
and online poker. And I think
there was some stuff in there
about oil, education, possible
climate change, and immigration. But I won’t worry about all
that stuff right now. Robot Chicken
comes on in 8 minutes.
*Many thanks to www.schoolhouserock.tv, without which I could
not have relearned “The Conjunction
Junction” and spent an entire weekend annoying my roommates.
**Comptroller - An officer who
audits accounts and supervises the
financial affairs of a corporation or
of a governmental body.
***SCSI, pronounced “scuzzy,” is
a standard interface and command
set for transferring data between
devices on both internal and external computer buses, while SATA,
pronounced “SATA,” is a computer
bus technology primarily designed
for transfer of data to and from a
hard disk.
Thank you, Wikipedia.
Technique • Friday, November 10, 2006 • 21
discussions of many serious issues
ranging from discrimination to the
cutthroat nature of the biz.
In short, Maier believes that it
Maier makes sharp jabs at the
world of corporate management, is nearly impossible to ascend the
offering up laziness as a way to beat ranks; “If you have nothing to gain by
working hard, you don’t have much
the system.
On the surface, the book reads to lose in doing nothing.”
The greatest thing about the book
like any other self-help manual or
is its humorous, yet deliberate inhow-to guide.
Five out of the book’s six chapters depth discussion of pertinent issues
discuss the problem with corporate that are indeed serious problems in
management while the final chap- the corporate world.
However, Maier’s advice is quite
ter offers the strategy of “active
disengagement,” an oxymoron in cynical and pessimistic.
She asserts that idleness is the best
itself.
way to deal with
Upon closer
the corporate
e x a m i n a t i on, Maier is exceedinly
world, but only
however, Bonjour
briefly touches
Laziness is quite clever in her deft
on ways to incite
entertaining to and extensive
passion and purread.
pose in the things
Maier is ex- criticism of
workers do.
ceedingly clever
the workplace,
Maier critiin her deft and
employing a sense of cizes managerial
extensive critiroles as being
cism of the worksardonic wit that is
superfluous and
place, employing
unmatched by most
purposeless, but
a sense of sarwhere is the purdonic wit that is
of today’s writers.
pose in laziness
unmatched by
and doing nothmost of today’s
ing?
writers.
Bonjour Laziness is the slacker’s
Maier makes fun of the absurdities in many of today’s managerial manifesto—it gives a step-by-step
roles, such as the incomprehensible method to disengagement from
business jargon that is indeed used the workplace and a way to fight
the system.
by much of big business today.
Given, it is an entertaining
Her wittiness is evident in the
way she criticizes big business, for read, but by no means is it a cureinstance saying that “only commu- all solution to the problems of the
nist regimes have churned out more workplace.
Now, if only Maier’s technique
jargon than modern business.”
Most of Maier’s discontent stems of “active disengagement” would
from the lack of upward mobility in equate to success at Tech.
Unfortunately for most students,
the corporate world.
Although quite humorous at saying bonjour to laziness is like saytimes, Bonjour Laziness is laced with ing au revoir to good grades.
Bonjour
from page 15
Rice
from page 17
that Rice doesn’t share the “meaning” of his songs. “I don’t want to
reveal or talk to people about what
the songs are about because that to
me feels like you’re putting it in a
box,” he said in his electronic press
kit. “I think it’s more interesting to
just let people take it in.”
Just taking in 9 will leave you
dizzy and unable to decide whether
the album was moving or a waste of
time. A majority of the album gives
the feeling of hastily pieced together
songs, which is particularly unfortunate considering the four-year lull
between records.
At least the final track, “Sleep
Don’t Weep,” is a comforting, peaceful song that ends the album on a
good note. Hopefully the wait for
Rice’s next album won’t be as long as
this one was, and perhaps 9, which
does have potential, will grow on us
in the meantime.
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