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My 4/20 Experience

April 20, 2008 was not a normal day at Stony Brook. The weather was very nice, it was sunny all day, and there was no class on 4/21 due to Passover. It was so amazing outside that people were making jokes about how they were thanking the Jews for canceling Monday classes the next day.
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Battle of the Bands Finals

The most exciting part of the last Battle of the Bands, the semifinals, was the realization that the Battle of the Bands finals would only be three weeks after. Those 21 days could not have passed slower, although there was amazing weather during the last few weeks.
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Mikey Music Nite

On Friday April 25 we had a memorial and birthday concert for Mikey Layne at the University Cafe. Mikey was a soul man, and his music was very funky. It mixed pop, soul and funk, and it had a universal, positive and anti-racist message. On January 7 2006, Mikey lost a long battle with AIDS.
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Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay

With the subtlety of a sledgehammer, the sequel to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle attacks racial stereotypes and discrimination. Despite the shit and fart jokes, Escape from Guantanamo Bay offers up some substantial social commentary, though it's just as quick to toss it all aside in the name of tastelessness.
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Broken

With a would-be porn director at the helm, Broken film defines mediocrity and takes on the kind of experimental art flair you’d expect to see fashioned from the mind of a troubled film school graduate.
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Entering Nautica Thorn

In case you’ve been living under a rock and are completely unfamiliar with Nautica Thorn and her growing popularity on the World Wide Web, consider this DVD a formal introduction to her work with a hint of things to come.
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Red Ring Circus: Comicon

n this issue's Red Ring Circus, I'll be covering my time at Comic Con. Videogames are becoming more and more prevalent at this convention, so I decided to get over there and try out some of what was on display. There were certainly some surprises to be found, and I have high hopes for a lot of what I saw. Keep in mind that these are previews, and I'm just talking about demo versions of games I played, not finals.