The Renegade Rip

The Who’s legendary rock extravaganza ‘Tommy’ fantastic two ways

Kelly Ardis

March 17, 2009

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There are many, many reasons why 2000's "Almost Famous" is my favorite movie. One, rockin' music. Two, journalism. Three, "I am a golden god!" Four, Jason Lee with a sweet beard and lovely, long locks. Five, the infamous "Tiny Dancer" sing-along scene. But arguably the most important reason is this: six, The Who's "Tommy." When Anita Miller tells her younger brother William,...

Apple delivers again

J. W. Burch, IV

March 3, 2009

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On Jan. 6, Apple announced the release of iLife and iWork '09 for the Macintosh computers, the newest upgrades to the personal and productivity application suites. Each of the suites includes various add-ons that improve the applications and still keeps them easy to use. Having the 2008 edition of the suites, I had to get the upgrades. I was excited to try the new iWork. Namely,...

Chun-Li no legend

Nicholas Sparling

March 3, 2009

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In a brazen attempt to resurrect the all but forgotten "Street Fighter" franchise, they went out on a limb to make a new fresh movie, "The Legend of Chun-Li." New film, new actors, new plot, new angle and a brand new way to disappoint and insult the fan base. Prior to seeing the movie, I wondered if it would be based on the fantastic world of the video game or if it would...

Classic Jackie Chan movie kicks the meals off its wheels

Gabino Vega Rosario

March 3, 2009

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Imagine slowly looking up and getting a jaw full of knee, BAM! This is the '80s classic review featuring the movie called "Wheels on Meals" starring Jackie Chan and directed by Sammo Hung. In 1984, Chan and Benny "the Jet" Urquidez filmed one of the best fight sequences ever captured on film. Though these kinds of movies have choreographed scenes, it is still one of the best...

Ped Egg soft for the foot

Britani Allison and Britani Allison

March 3, 2009

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Newfound study finds eggs can give you smooth and soft feet! Well, not quite. If you haven't heard there is this new invention called the Ped Egg. Now, just to clear the air, it's not really an egg. It's a device that gets rid of the rough skin and calluses located on the foot, and it just happens to be shaped like an egg. The unique shape of the Ped Egg is said to be helpful...

Product makes shaving dull

Leia Minch and Leia Minch

February 18, 2009

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Ah, the horrors of shaving. The razor burns, cuts and the awful, time-consuming task. With Smooth Away all those worries are gone, or so it claims. The Smooth Away system includes: a travel case, one large and one small applicator and five flex-crystal replacement pads for each. Discovered in Europe, Smooth Away's box says it is safe and effective for all areas of the body,...

‘Skate 2’ shreds competition

Jimmy Laurent

February 18, 2009

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"Skate 2" is fresh. It is much better than its predecessor in almost every way. The sequel has definitely lived up to the hype. The main goal of the game is to take your created skater and finish missions that include learning new tricks and out-performing other skaters. For each completed challenge, you win cash. Toward the end of the game, you can also get sponsorships from...

Smoking jokes, helpful tips still remain true in weed manifesto

Andrew J. Ansolabehere

February 18, 2009

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Pot, reefer, ganja, Mary Jane, weed. If you haven't guessed, this is a 60s review. No, I'm not reviewing a sack of bud that's older than your Uncle Bruce. That's idiotic and ridiculous that you even thought that was a possibility. Although, it's not nearly as ridiculous as "A Child's Garden of Grass: The Official Handbook for Marijuana Users." Written by Jack S. Margolis and...

Lovable nerd is a great comedian, one-man band

Kelly Ardis

February 18, 2009

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When people say they love nerds, they typically don't mean the ones like that kid in class who knows all the answers and talks way too much. They mean people like comedian Demetri Martin, who now has his own show on Comedy Central called "Important Things with Demetri Martin." Martin's knack for puns, palindromes and labeling coupled with his one-man-band joke accompaniment...

Film answers typical dating questions

Dara Gholston

February 18, 2009

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Ever have one of those days when you feel like you just don't know how that date went last night? He says he'll call you later, but he never does, and you wonder if he's even interested? Well, maybe he's just not that into you, to put it politely. "He's Just Not That Into You" answers all of the questions above and more. In a very subtle way, this blockbuster hit has attracted...

Snuggie serves its purpose

Kelly Ardis and Kelly Ardis

February 3, 2009

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Because my parents apparently have not yet heard of the crazy new invention called a "heater," I am constantly looking for ways to keep warm in the winter. So when I saw commercials for Snuggie, the blanket with sleeves, I was both amused and intrigued. My sane side told me to forget about it; there was no way I was wearing something so ridiculous when I could just wear a jacket....

Expensive ads overshadow Super Bowl

Dara Gholston

February 3, 2009

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Oh, say, can you sing? That question is most definitely a yes for Jennifer Hudson who did a great job of performing the National Anthem on the Super Bowl XLIII, and even though it was a previously recorded live track, the song was recorded well. Faith Hill also sang an amazing rendition of "America the Beautiful" that brought out the emotions in the crowd and even some of...

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