So now that we’ve established UC Berkeley’s suckage, the Clog would like to add reason No. 2: lack of dorm light shows The Muppets Take Manhattan dvd Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes movie download

. Don’t we have enough socially awkward, friendless engineers to one up Poland

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Diary of a Tired Black Man movie download

? What’s that? They’re all busy playing WoW? LAME.

college dorm light show! AWSOME [YouTube A American Crimen video The Killing Floor full movie Blade dvdrip ]

Quotes from the Field are real quotes overheard by the Clog on and around campus. And if you’ve heard something stupid today, feel free to comment the love.

“Both of you have to be on the same wavelength and know it’s a date”

If she turns to you and voices any indication of sharing any wavelengths, particles or covalent bonds with you, buddy, forget ‘date’ … methinks it’s time to steal home base.

“You just made me yawn on the phone, I didn’t even know that was possible.”

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Engineers may be awkward turtles, but at least they have viable career options outside of school … like Facebook!

Facebook will come to the Berkeley campus to serve the company’s kool-aid, er, recruit interns and full-time workers. Possible positions include those in:

* Engineering
* Product Management
* Platform
* User Operations

These new minions must be

people that are passionate about Facebook, that aren’t afraid of complicated questions, and that like to just dig in and figure it out as they go. We value working hard, smart, and fast, and following that up with some good fun.

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joke.jpgOK, don’t answer that. But feel free to answer this: how will Berkeley students celebrate April Fools’ Day?

Engineers, for one, officially re-released a joke website to the press, therefore continuing the recent trend of snazzy Berkeley websites. But it’s not just any joke website. Jester 4.0 uses a “sophisticated algorithm” to pinpoint taste in humor based on a user’s ratings of jokes. Developed by Professor Ken Goldberg–who also helped invent the TeleGarden–the site recently underwent an impressive revamping by eager undergrad, Tavi Nathanson.

Perhaps now is the perfect time to make a “Har har, Berkeley is so nerdy!” joke, but we’re afraid you’ll rate us “less funny.” Instead, the Clog will use this moment to take pride in the superior intelligence of our academic community. At least students here are smart enough not to engineer a bomb threat hoax.

So an EECS prof and an undergrad walk into a computer lab [NewsCenter]
Website at U. of California Tailors Jokes to Individual Tastes [Wired Campus]
April Fools’ joke backfires on student [The Age]

nasa.jpg In a national effort to crush stereotypes and emphasize their field’s underrated importance to society–engineers everywhere are stepping away from their monitors, if only for a nanosecond, to let the world know that it is National Engineers Week (E-Week if you’re nasty).

The event ends today, Feb. 23. Engineer and former ASUC senator Igor Tregub penned quite a loquacious Op-Ed in the Daily Cal yesterday in honor of the past week. It was totally inspired by Ratatouille. Anyone can cook be an engineer, he said, as long as they are working to make the world a better place!

And perhaps he’s right–you don’t need to be in the College of Engineering to save the world as we know it. There’s actually a multidisciplinary student group somewhere called Berkeley Innovation that focuses precisely on engineering design solutions for a better Berkeley. If you’re thinking of a Berkeley with no crime, theft, hippies or shortage of common sense–think simpler.

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Those of you who might actually be interested in reading about “Halo 3″ are probably too busy playing it, but the Clog (and the Chronicle, apparently) found it worthy of expertise coverage following its long-anticipated arrival Monday night.Joystiq, a gamer’s favorite blog, noted the “Halo 3″ launch in New York City (despite other events happening in the area), complete with a live Master Chief and plenty of Game Fuel.

The crowd at EB Games on Telegraph Avenue wasn’t quite as, uh, dorky (perhaps more accurately described as sugar-addled and couch-deprived), but approaching the game’s midnight release, crowds made it as far back as the end of the block.

Several attendees had fascinating things to say. “Andrew” proved the most entertaining.

There are just a bunch of virgins in this line, except the ones who brought girlfriends. The marketers should have seen this coming and hired some beautiful women to stand in line. It would improve their image.

Thank you to a drunk mass communications major.

And the more practical advice of the evening (for the 21-year-olds) came from this Clogger’s roommate, who calls this Game Fuel-inspired and refreshing cocktail “The Needler”:
* 1 oz Campari
* 1 oz vodka
* 2 oz “Halo 3″ Soda over ice

The worst prank of the night was some annoying SUV driver circling the block and shouting incomprehensibly at the line.

It’s too bad Berkeley wasn’t quite as d-o-r-k-y as the Halo-heads at MIT.

And now for some interesting tidbits from the biggest entertainment retail release sales record (that’s right, bigger than movies) in history:
* If you can tear your hands away from the controller, here’s some free “Halo” crap.
* Looking to make a life-sized Master Chief of your very own? Try the immaculate paper doll, because plastic blow-up dolls are so juvenile.
* Thought video games were just for 15-year-old stoners? Even The New York Times cares. It highlighted what most of the non-gamers (or the Xbox 360-less) were wondering in our sparsely populated classes: “We expect that, like, no one’s going to go to class … and the teachers are going to know.”

Well put, Spartan. We’re sure your teachers are waiting on tenterhooks for detailed reports about the riveting meta-narrative.

In the meantime, we’re going to go kill us some Brutes.

Image Source: Krista Lane
Halo 3 storytelling takes video game to next level, and then some [SF Gate]
The best thing you’ll see today: John P. Harvard goes Halo [Joystiq]
Joyswag: Joystiq’s Legendary Halo 3 Giveaway [Joystiq]
Master Chief papercraft is pinnacle of sadness [Joystiq]
Halo 3 Arrives, Rewarding Gamers, and Microsoft [NY Times]