Recapping Hiatus

    “”We’ve grown accustomed to all the Bond cliches: the high-tech gadgets, the “”fully loaded”” cars, the buxom women of dubious reputation and, of course, those cheesy puns. This time around, they’re not stirred, not shaken, but blown to bits – the film’s new gadgets have real purpose, the women exist on a human scale and Bond actually bleeds.””

    – Chris Mertan

    “”Warm-Blooded 007 for ‘006″”

    Nov. 16, 2006

    “”Your slow ride don’t mean nuttin’ if T.I.’s buzzed-out drawl isn’t vibrating the side mirrors beyond visibility. And I know all about that!””

    – Simone Wilson

    “”My 16 Favorite Tracks of 2006:

    ‘What You Know'””

    Jan. 11, 2007

    “”Mopey, sad-eyed torment goes pedestrian when bitch-slapped by Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? – goddammit, this is under-your-skin, warped-drum-machine torment.””

    – Simone Wilson

    “”Hissing Fauna, Are You the

    Destroyer? – Of Montreal””

    Jan. 25, 2007

    “”He looks like a gorilla with rabbit teeth/ Bugs Monkey.””

    – Cam’ron

    New York Hip-Hop Artist

    “”Cuurrtiiiss! (50 Cent Diss) – Cam’ron””

    Feb. 15, 2007

    “”But these hard-partying teens, surrounded by brocade, hair powder and gold-trimmed everything, know what’s up: Cream puffs are fucking delicious.””

    — Heather Welles

    “”Best Dessert Montage: ‘Marie Antoinette'””

    March 1, 2007

    “”However, if there are any fabulously hot girls out there who will jump in bed with a slightly boring, slightly ugly guy at least five years their senior, feel free to drop your phone number in the box marked ‘Opinion Editor.'””

    – Nathan Miklos

    “”World’s Fattest Douchebag: Zach Braff””

    March 1, 2007

    “”Ever wished somebody would have slipped Mozart some acid?””

    – Jaclyn Snow

    “”Pocket Symphony – Air””

    March 8, 2007

    “”At that point, we’re no longer in a grindhouse, but Tarantino’s slow-moving little world of fast cars and even faster women.””

    – Chris Mertan

    “”Battle of the Buffs: Rodriguez vs. Tarantino””

    April 12, 2007

    “”A 4/20 theme! What kind of operation are you runnin’ there?””

    – Jake Rahner

    Drummer, The Dimes

    “”Muirstock 07: High Time””

    April 19, 2007

    “”There is a Peter Parker in all of us – more so than any alien Kal-El, spoiled-rich Bruce Wayne or member of the X-Men mutants. We were all teens once, chasing the girl/guy, yo-yoing between moral conundrums, crumbling at the mercy of so many hormones.””

    – Charles Nguyen

    “”Eight-Legged Leaks””

    May 3, 2007

    “”Just when you thought emo was dead, Sactown-based fivesome Self Against Pity – er, City – crawled out of the depths of MySpace with just enough cheesy side-swiped bangs and whiny, drawn-out vocals to let them serve as a lingering reminder of last year’s My Chemical Romance megaflop.””

    – Matthew McArdle

    “”Sun God 2007: Self Against City””

    May 17, 2007

    “”It’s as if Andy Warhol ditched his typically aloof triptychs for a rubber smock and taught preschoolers how to finger paint.””

    – Masahana Kato

    “”Everybody -– the Sea and Cake””

    May 17, 2007

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