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Wednesday December 7th

David Povill


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Tar Heel Voices Delight With Vocals, Comedy

Occassionally, you get to see a performance here on campus that makes you feel proud as hell to be a Tar Heel -- a performance that makes you appreciate the opportunity to be at such a beautiful place, surrounded by such talented people.The Tar Heel Voices' "Mustn't See TV" spring concert Saturday evening, like most every show they do, was one of those performances.A curious mix of beautiful a cappella music and skits, each song showcased a different vocalist, and each group member was given a chance to shine.

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Povill Gives Mad Props To Everyone, His Brother

While I wouldn't normally subject the entire DTH readership to a column consisting basically of personal shout-outs to my own friends, I feel that I have the right, seeing as I have put more time in as a Diversions columnist than any other columnist in the history of our good paper. So deal with it.First, I want to say that writing for the DTH was the best experience I've ever had, excluding that party I went to the other week at Bolinhood where everyone was playing four square.

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Engaging Play Spoofs, Goofs on Shakespeare

It's opening night of "Everton High School Presents: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits." Before the show even begins, the audience is laughing. Onstage is a great gray castle built from paper and cardboard and an unidentified object with a safari-print blanket draped over it, displaying a blown-up likeness of Shakespeare's face.

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Lotsa Matzah: It's Not Easy Being Chosen

In my family, every story ends with the same last line. "I swear, it was like something right out of a 'Seinfeld' episode."In my family, the only acceptable way to enter a conversation is to start yelling louder than the person who is currently speaking.In my family, play of any kind is strictly prohibited in the house. "You'll take an eye out like that."You see, we are a Jewish family.

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Duke Audience Unmoved by De La Soul Show

Behind twin turntables on an otherwise empty stage stood a portly man, quietly spinning records as the crowd slowly shuffled into Duke University's Page Auditorium on Friday night.The DJ was almost invisible to the audience members, who were anxiously awaiting the arrival of De La Soul. But the crowd members failed to realize that this stocky gentleman was in fact Maseo, one-third of the legendary hip-hop trio that attempted, ultimately in vain, to entertain them.

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Graduation: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

"I don't know, maybe I'll sell babies on the black market," a friend recently said to me, referring to the growing uncertainty of her postgraduation plans."Well, it's a growth market, and I'm sure you'd get to meet the most interesting people," I replied, obnoxiously smug, knowing that my own postgraduate plans consist of finding a graduate school that will agree to take my money in exchange for sheltering me from the blistering responsibilities of the "real world" for two more years.This has been a common conversation recently among my friends and I, or at

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UNC Star Charts: Wash Your Dreads, Hippies

I was born under a bad sign. Literally.I'm a cancer, although this comes as no surprise to many of you out there who have been saying all along, "that Povill kid's nothing but a damned cancer." Still, it bugs me to be forever associated with the "silent killer" (not to be confused with the "silent-but-deadly," with which I am also often associated).To make matters worse, the animal that represents cancers is the crab. Yes, we're crabs. As if cancer didn't carry enough negative connotations, they throw some pubic lice into the mix, just for good measure.

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`3,000 Miles' a Long, Pointless Trip

3,000 Miles to Graceland1 StarAs the title suggests, "3,000 Miles to Graceland" is a long trip. A long, useless, tiring, frantic, stupid trip into the boldly unoriginal mind of director and co-writer Demian Lichtenstein.The movie stars Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner as two casino-robbing Elvis impersonators running from the law and from each other.

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Project Showcases Artists, Scientists

A dusty, dingy toy cart sits behind the glass of a showcase in the John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery. The title next to the piece is simply "Entropy."A few feet to the left is a tilted red chair in a pile of flour, below a slanted mantle, over which is a framed glass pane with the word, "see" printed over and over on it. The accompanying statement briefly explains general concepts of theoretical high energy physics.The pieces are two of the seven works showcased in the first exhibit of the Synthesis Project, which opened Feb.

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Web Site Separates the Hot From the Butt-Ugly

I never considered myself to be much of a cybernerd. I have my own Web page, but that was required for a class. I check my e-mail often and have an AOL account, but so do my grandparents. I've never bought or sold anything on eBay, and the only porn I get is not delivered via a 56K modem, but instead, the old-fashioned way, through the U.S. Postal Service.So what has me tying up my phone lines for hours at a time? No, I already said, it's not porn.It's www.amihotornot.com, a free site where you can view photos of other people and rate them on a "hotness" scale of one to 10.

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