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Mayo Moving On Vice President for University Advancement Doug Mayo leaves behind a legacy of improvement, lasting contributions.
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web photo MSU’s Big Ideas campaign, of which Doug Mayo was an essential part, filled the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio last year and raised $66 million for the university. KATIE FEIND
As the academic year comes to a close, stress nudges its way the lives of students through busy schedules, heavy workloads, and the frequent changes of college life. As hard as it is to keep up with every decision and change that happens on campus, it’s hard to overlook the news that Doug Mayo, Vice President of University Advancement, has only a number of weeks left at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Doug Mayo was a critical component in the team of faculty at the University. Having worked here just short of 5 years, he took part in many crucial decisions regarding the advancement of the institution. Mayo’s humor, lightheartedness and dedication brought excitement to any room he entered, and those qualities are just the tip of the iceberg for what made him a great asset to the University. Mayo doesn’t exemplify an average stereotype of a faculty member. In fact, his background with cattle ranching differentiated him from many other candidates, providing him with a unique outlook for the
University that is hard to come by. Mayo worked at a number of agriculture schools in the past, and when he took the title of VP of University of Advancement at MSU, it turned out to be the first institution to employ him that didn’t have an agriculture school. Although he accepted an opportunity that may have been unfamiliar at first, Mayo quickly showed his dedication to making the University a place to be proud of. His contributions and accomplishments during his time at the University proved his capability to take on any duty given to him. “It’s been wonderful to be a part of this community. We [University Advancement] have nothing but the most sincere hopes for success here.” As Vice President of University Advancement, Mayo was responsible for three main duties which he described as units within a division: Integrated Marketing, the Alumni Association, and the Development Foundation. Mayo believes that a number of things have been accomplished during his time here under the three units. He believes that his department has improved the pres-
ence of the University through marketing efforts, increased engagement opportunities with alumni and friends, and raising more dollars than any public university in the state of Minnesota outside of the University of Minnesota. Mayo remains humble while talking about his accomplishments, and did anything but take credit for specific changes that have been implemented to improve the institution. “Our job is to advance the institution, and the thing that’s the most exciting is how we work together as a team.” Mayo’s passion for his work is clear. “The people here in the advancement team are some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. I know we’re in good shape,” he said. Mayo had a few additional words of wisdom to share as he departs the school that he has helped build up. “Something that’s helped me a lot is the willingness to do work, whatever it is, in the belief that you’ve done your best,” he said. “If you put in your most sincere effort, the reward will be the success you deserve to have.”
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shannon rathmanner • msu reporter RYAN LUND
It was a matchup that seemed too good to be true. The towering Eriah Hayes and one of the NCAA’s most lethal power play units, squaring off against diminutive forward Austin Czarnik and the league’s most effective penalty killers. A pair of freshman goaltenders, squaring off in their first NCAA tournament action. Stephon Williams, the recently crowned WCHA goaltending champion and Rookie of the Year, versus Austin McKay and his astronomical, NCAAleading .950 save percentage. The little school from Oxford, Ohio somehow matched up against its mirror image, the similarly sized Minnesota State, as both schools faced the unknown heading into next season’s upended college hockey landscape. Yet for one day at least, the storylines didn’t matter, as McKay and the Miami University RedHawks rolled to a 4-0 dismissal of the Minnesota State University, Mankato men’s
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hockey team Saturday afternoon in Toledo, Ohio. The game started out on a sour note for both teams, as senior defenseman Evan Mosey was ejected for kneeing Miami’s Jimmy Mullin, leading to a fiveminute powerplay chance for the RedHawks. In an unexpected bit of rolereversal however, the Mavericks held, sending both teams to the locker room scoreless. Miami’s powerplay opened the scoring midway through the second period on an odd-man rush led by senior Curtis McKenzie, who hooked up with linemates Czarnik and Riley Barber on a textbook passing sequence to put the RedHawks up 1-0. The lead would hold until the third period, when Miami started to find the form that powered the oft-overlooked RedHawks to the final CCHA regular season title. Miami made it 2-0 just a few minutes into the third period when sophomore Blake Coleman’s goalmouth pass found senior Marc Hagel, who beat Williams high.
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DOUG MAYO continued from 1 Although it’s bittersweet that we are losing such a valuable staff member, Mayo expressed that he enjoyed his time here, and hopes that we continue to strive for improvement and excellence. “It feels great to watch the university community find that pride -- watching it continually evolve.” Part of his job was to help facilitate a campus community that students can prosper in, which included improving buildings, classrooms, athletics, and much more. The image, brand, and the success of MSU has been formed through many different efforts, but Mayo emphasized that students have a huge impact on the image as well. “Here’s where it all starts: believe in the greatness of the institution, I don’t mean egotistically, but greatness in the idea that we make a difference. If we believe in ourselves, everyone else will,” he said. Mayo’s endeavors lead him to a new opportunity at North Dakota State University, where he will take on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for the NDSU Development Foundation and Alumni Association. Until the permanent spot for the Vice President of University Advancement is filled, Jeff Iseminger will take Mayo’s place and the title of Associate Vice President of University Advancement and Integrated Marketing. The search will continue to find a permanent VP of
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Advancement, and the University is hoping to finalize the next choice by late summer. During the next few months, Iseminger expressed his goals in the position. “I want to maintain the momentum of our strong Division, including the Big Ideas Campaign which has already raised more money in a single campaign than any other in the University’s history or in the history of the Minnesota Stat4e Colleges and Universities System”. Iseminger voiced his appreciation for Doug’s contributions, and how he has supported and recognized the many achievements of the University Advancement staff over the years. Even though he is moving on to a new chapter in his life, it’s safe to say that Mayo sees his new job as an opportunity for personal growth, and will remain supportive of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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web photo Do it yourself gardening isn’t just for your mom anymore. With summer just around the corner fresh produce on your balcony is just a few simple steps, and a bit of extra effort, away. WESS MCCONVILLE
Take a bite out of any store-bought tomato after a whole summer of eating delicious homegrowns, and you’ll toss it right into the garbage — at least that’s what I did. The tasteless, mass-produced store-bought tomato cannot
hold a candle to the delectable, juicy variety that can be grown right in the back yard. One plant will produce more than enough tomatoes for salads and burgers all summer long, so what to do with all of the extras? For the last four years, a summer staple of mine has been homemade salsa. All of the
ingredients — tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro — can be grown in the garden, and it will give you an excuse to get outside and eat some great food. I have already established the tastiness of homegrown tomatoes; well the same
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First Amendment Under Fire
Journalism isn’t the only form of expression that has come under attack recently. CHRIS HOUCK
Yeah, that’s right. I’m doing it. Big whoop, right? A journalist talking about free speech. Who would have seen that coming? Actually, due to several recent events, I’ve been thinking about free speech and censorship a lot more than usual, so the topic seems due up. Of course, one of the events is the proposed axing of The Reporter’s funding from the school. Say what you want about the motives or the reason behind the proposed budget cut, whether the purpose was to save the school some money or was an attempt to censor the paper, it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is that if the paper loses that money, it devastatingly obstructs its ability to produce its media. To me, that sounds like censorship in whatever form, direct or indirect, you’d like to choose. But my concerns for free speech didn’t begin with the proposed axing of the paper’s budget. It started a week or two ago, learning that Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, “Persepolis,”
was banned from Chicagoarea public schools and their libraries. “Persepolis” is a story of Satrapi’s childhood, struggling to express herself as she grew up during, and after, the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979. The reasons for the graphic novel’s ban are pretty vague, with the schools citing the graphic use of language and images, which has actually lead to some protests of the district’s decision as well as an increase in the novel’s sales. It was unsettling to me to find that a story about expressionism and free speech was banned in Chicago’s schools, with the city joining the ranks of Iran and Lebanon as places that have done away with Satrapi’s graphic novel. And so, as I was taking notes for my story of the last MSSA meeting, as they discussed the proposed cutting of funding for the paper, I kept asking myself the deceptively simple question, “Why?” After asking around, I found no answer to my question. From what I gathered, the proposed axing of the budget came out of the blue, with no real precursor to the discussion.
So, as a journalist, of course I’m going to write about free speech. Why wouldn’t I? I’m going to college for my Mass Communications degree. So, experiencing an affront right out of the gate, with my first writing job being at the newspaper, threatened by fiscal legislation, hit pretty close to home. And, recently, I even find myself wondering what my freedom of speech even means with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, in which the Justices stated that corporations are people and money is free speech. I have no idea what that decision means for me. Obviously, United States corporations and the wealthy benefit from the decision, but I’m a college student in debt. Does that mean that I have less free speech than most? And since I owe the government money for my education, does that mean they own my free speech until I can pay off my loans? Cynical questions maybe, but that is what’s been brought to my attention over and over again. It seems the answers I’m given are as vague, or as
web photo Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, may be a graphic novel, but don’t expect to find any superheroes here. The novel details Satrapi’s childhood during the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
absent, as any other reasoning behind censorship and free speech these days. And so, I just find myself concerned. I mean, what else is going to happen to freedom
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Cartels in the Heartland
Authorities fear Mexican drug cartels could be setting up shop in MN. CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels that have been expanding their reach in the U.S. in recent years have set up shop in the Upper Midwest, among other regions, law enforcement officials say. Cases involving drug cartel members have been seen in Minnesota, and there has been activity in neighboring Wisconsin. The head of the Sinaloa cartel was recently named Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1, the same label once given to gangster Al Capone. The Drug Enforcement Administration says about 230 American communities reported some level of cartel presence in 2008, but that number had climbed to more than 1,200 by 2011, the latest year for which statistics are available. “There are very few cases that we are conducting that do not have a link directly to a Mexican drug trafficking organization,” Dan Moren, the assistant special agent in charge of the DEA’s Minneapolis-St. Paul District
Office, said Monday. Moren said every state is affected by the Mexican cartels, which are the primary suppliers of methamphetamine in the U.S. The cartels are also instrumental in the production or trafficking of heroin, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs. “A criminal organization is going to make money wherever they can,” he said. “For the purposes of the Mexican organizations, there are no borders.” Jeanne Cooney, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota, said that while the Department of Justice hasn’t been keeping statistics specifically on drug cartel prosecutions, her office has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cartel cases it has handled over the last couple of years. “We believe a lot of the activity here in the Midwest is because of I-35,” she said, referring to the Interstate that runs from just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Loredo, Texas, up through Minnesota.
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PEPPERS “One plant will produce more than enough tomatoes for salads and burgers all summer long.” continued from 3 can be said for homegrown peppers. Either plant can be grown easily, and neither takes up lots of room. By following a few simple tips, you’ll be dipping in to your own homemade salsa later this summer. The first thing to do is to find a good growing area. You want to find an area with well-drained soil (which means when it rains, water does not linger on the surface) and an area where the sun will hit it for more than half of the day. Just about any grocery or hardware store begins selling garden vegetables around Memorial Day. Once you have an area picked out to plant your salsa garden, stop and check out a greenhouse. Like I said before, one plant will produce more than enough tomatoes for two people, so no need to buy a bunch of plants. The same goes for jalapenos. One plant will bring around 20-30 jalapenos, so plan accordingly.
Cilantro is a common herb found in most salsas and Mexican dishes. The plant is easy to grow; just plant it in a sunny spot, and once it starts to flower, trim the leaves, chop them up and include them in your salsa. Once you have all of your plants home, turn up the dirt in the area you picked out for your garden and plant your vegetables. Bury the tomato and pepper plants up to the first branches of the plant. By doing this, your plants will have a stronger root, making them more sturdy. After your vegetables are planted, you need to make sure to care for them throughout the summer. Make sure to keep the plants watered and the weeds pulled. In dry periods, tomato and pepper plants need to be watered nearly every other day. Keeping the area weed-free is important too. Weeds rob the vegetable plants of water and nutrients, preventing
your garden from reaching its full potential. It also helps to turn the dirt occasionally. This will allow air and sun to reach the plants’ roots and help them grow. Around mid-July to August, the tomatoes and peppers will begin to ripen and all your work will begin to pay off. There are all kinds of salsa recipes online, look one up and experiment. It’s your salsa, you can make it as mild or hot as you would like. If you live in an apartment, you can still make a salsa garden; just buy pots to put your tomato and pepper plants in. Otherwise, shop at the Mankato’s Farmers Market this summer; all of the salsa ingredients are sold there. Making a salsa garden (or any other garden) is a rewarding experience. It gives you a chance to get outside, move around and get some sun, and you’ll be able to eat some great food. Try it once, and it will give you another reason to look forward to summer.
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CENSORSHIP “‘Star Wars’ shows two
siblings kissing at one point, which is obviously something society is against, so it should probably be censored.”
continued from 4 President Barack Obama’s gun control proposition, skewing kids towards a liberal lifestyle whenever they watch the caped crusader. “Star Wars” shows two siblings sharing a kiss at one point, which is obviously something that society is against, so it should probably be censored. And what about the movie, “Blazing Saddles,” and Mark Twain’s novel, “Huckleberry Finn?” Both works openly mock racism, but use the N-word very explicitly. Both works have come under scrutiny for their language, with Twain’s novel even being redone in some versions to censor the original language used. Some of those scenarios are ridiculous, but at least specific reasons are given, other than Chicago’s public schools citing some graphic use of language and images (in a graphic novel, go figure) and the lack of
one that I’ve received towards The Reporter’s proposed budget cut. So that’s why I’m writing about free speech. I’ve been asking myself questions about it recently, and the answers I’ve received are as vague as the reasons for limiting it in the first place. I suppose I’m just expressing concern over what I view to be changes in value of free speech. Maybe I thought that, before this opinion piece ends, and I put on the hat of the unbiased journalist, that I am expected, paid, and pretend to be, it would be good to express those concerns in an open forum. And, guess what, the ability to give information to the public and be expressive (some would call it free speech) is the reason I decided to go to get into writing, journalism, and attend college in the first place.
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Mavericks fall in first round of NCAA tournament Sophomore Cody Murphy stretched the RedHawks’ lead to three at 9:24 of the period, before junior Max Cook iced the game with an empty net tally in the final minute to give Miami a 4-0 victory, and the right to face St. Cloud State in the regional finals. The loss was an uncharacteristic one for the typically high-scoring Mavericks, who surrendered their first shutout of the season, as Miami’s defense bottled up MSU’s high-flying powerplay with a parade of blocked shots. “Obviously you’ve got to give them a lot of credit, they take a lot of pride in blocking those shots,” senior Eriah Hayes told reporters at a press conference following the game. “We had a lot of good looks and those [defensemen] were blocking everything it seemed,” he said. “I think their goalie should give their d-men a little tap on the back, they saved him tonight.” For all of its defensive prowess, however, not even the RedHawks could stop WCHA regular-season champion St. Cloud State. The Huskies earned their way to the program’s first Frozen Four appearance in spectacular fashion, as freshman forward Joey Benik torched the RedHawks’ dominant defense with a pair of goals, en route to a 4-1 St. Cloud victory. Elsewhere in the tournament, the rest of the WCHA struggled to match the Huskies, as the most well represented conference in
the tournament fell one-by-one to the best of the east. Yale kicked off the upsets on Friday afternoon at the West Regional in Grand Rapids, MI, downing heavily favored Minnesota 3-2, despite a furious third period comeback by the nation’s top offense to send the game to overtime. The extra session didn’t last long; it took Yale’s Jesse Root just nine seconds, a tournament record, to send the Gophers home early, as senior Kenny Agostino intercepted Ben Marshall’s pass behind the net to set up the historic game-winner. Yale’s theatrics however, were far from over, as the unheralded and 15-seeded Ivy-leaguers downed no. 8 UND in another massive upset. Despite an early first period goal by senior Hobey Baker candidate Corban Knight following a disallowed goal just two minutes into the game, the Bulldogs found a way. Yale netted four unanswered goals in the third to sink Knight and UND 4-1 before an announced crowd of just 1,918, the smallest crowd that the NCHCbound North Dakota has played before in nearly a decade, according to Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald. Attendance was sparse at all but a handful of games, with many suggesting that the NCAA revert to its previous policy of allowing no. 1 seeds to host during the regional round in an effort to boost turnout. University of Massachusets, Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck continued his bid for
the Hobey Baker Award with a sparkling 28 save shutout of New Hampshire, leading the Riverhawks to their first Frozen Four appearance. Top-seeded Quinnipiac rounded out the Frozen Four with a bang, upending Union College 5-1 in the finals of the East Regional. The result is a Frozen Four unlike any other, literally. The seven teams that sit atop the all-time national title count, Michigan (9), Denver (7), North Dakota (7), Wisconsin (6), Boston College (5), Boston University (5) and Minnesota (5) were shutout of the Frozen Four for the first time in the history of the tournament, dating all the way back to the days of the four-team field in 1948. In their place are three teams that advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time, as well as last minute qualifier Yale, whose lone trip came back in 1952, a third place finish behind runner-up Colorado College and national champion Michigan. The Hobey Baker landscape has seen an equally seismic shift. Of the ten finalists for the coveted award, only two remain active, as SCSU forward Drew LeBlanc and Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell continue to make their cases for the NCAA’s de-facto MVP trophy. The Frozen Four gets underway on Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 pm, when Yale takes on Lowell in the first semifinal, before Quinnipiac and St. Cloud square off at 7 pm at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
nings pitched. Lauterbach allowed no runs on two hits and punched out five batters. Erickson’s ground out RBI then Samantha Hollen’s RBI put MSU up 2-0 in the first inning. The second inning is when MSU started their tear, scoring six runs. First junior Kelly Wood cracked a solo home run, then freshman Laura Milligan and senior Lauryn Morris knocked in RBI singles. To top the inning off Hollen jacked a three-run shot making it 8-0. Junior Eryn Edgerton started the third inning with a two RBI single and scored later on an error by Crookston’s second baseman. To top the inning off again, Hollen
hit her second three-run homer of the day, making the score 14-0. In the bottom of the fourth, MSU sealed the deal scoring five more runs on five hits. First freshman Emily Bransky struck a RBI double, then was followed by sophomore Chelsea Riordan’s and freshman Mandi Mauch’s two-run singles bringing the final score to 19-0. Senior Jenna Peterson pitched the final inning of work, allowing one hit and striking out one batter. Saturday went no different for MSU winning 15-0 in the first game and 8-0 in the second bout, both over Bemidji State and improving their overall record to 20-6, 5-1 in the NSIC.
McKelvogue pitched all five innings allowing no runs, hits or walks and punching out nine batters in the first game, improving her overall record to 11-4. McKelvogue struck out the first three batters looking in the top of the first and Morris sent a solo shot in the bottom of the inning to give MSU a head start. MSU was busy offensively in the second inning, scoring 11 runs on seven hits. Junior Anna Cole led things off with a RBI triple. Next, Morris earned a RBI after being walked with the bases loaded. MSU struck again when Erickson’s ground ball brought a run home.
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shannon rathmanner • msu reporter Although MSU’s season ended last Saturday at the hands of Miami of Ohio by a score of 4-0, it was still a major improvement from last season, where MSU went from a 12-24-2 record and 8-18-2 in the conference to their 2013 mark of 24-14-3 with a WCHA record of 16-11-1.
MSU unleashes offensive chaos; sweeps Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State ADAM PIERSON
The Minnesota State University, Mankato softball team swept Minnesota Crookston in two conference games, 3-1 in the first game and knocking them off the field 19-0 in the second match up, improving their NSIC record to 3-1. Senior Courtney McKelvogue earned the win with her complete game performance, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while punching out 10 batters in her seven innings of work. MSU jumped on the board in the first inning when junior Lindsay Erickson slapped an RBI single.
Crookston struck back in the second inning when Ashley Manusos launched a home run to center field, tying things up 1-1. MSU’s sixth inning set the difference between the two teams, scoring on senior Abby Sonner’s two-run single. MSU’s offensive leaders were Erickson who went 2-3 with one RBI and Sonner who went 1-3 with two RBIs. McKelvogue’s overall record improved to 10-4. The second bout was engulfed by MSU’s offensive attack, winning 19-0 in five innings of play over Crookston. Sophomore Brittany Lauterbach earned the win for MSU in four in-
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Hollen’s two RBI singles and Sonner’s RBI double kept things rolling for MSU before Sonner scored later in the inning on a passed ball. Freshman Tatum Klein finished the inning with a three-run triple, making the score 12-0. In the fourth inning MSU added three more runs on three hits, scoring first on freshman Avery Carter’s two-run blast and again when Klein “pickled” Bemidji’s defense allowing Peterson to score. The game came to a close in the fifth inning with MSU winning 15-0. MSU over-powered Bemidji again in the second match up of the day, winning 8-0. Lauterbach earned the win for MSU allowing no runs on one hit and one walk while sending seven down on strikeouts. Morris’ RBI single gave MSU a quick 1-0 lead after the first inning.
MSU struck again in the second inning off of Cole’s RBI double then again off of Riordan’s RBI single increasing the lead to 3-0. Peterson tallied two more in the fourth inning with a single. MSU completed their rampage in the sixth inning when Riordan scored on a passed ball, then Bransky scoring off the catcher’s error. Peterson finished the game on the rubber for MSU, allowing one hit. With their 8-0 victory, MSU improved their overall record to 20-6, 5-1 in NSIC play. All games were played at the Savage Sports Center in Savage, MN. MSU swings back into action hosted by Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, MN on Tuesday, then host’s Northern State on Saturday, playing two NSIC games against each opponent.
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G.I. Joe Retaliates Against All That Is Good Reboot-quel somehow ends up worse than the first
JAMES SCHUYLER HOUTSMA
hen a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was greenlit, the general attitude was that nothing could dip below the mediocrity that came before, namely the plentiful cheese, abhorred acting, CGI overload, and betrayal of the source material. I mean, there’s no way it could be any worse, right? I’m shocked saying this, but yes, it most definitely can be. After being ambushed and nearly wiped out, surviving Joes Roadblock (Dwayne
movie. To ask why no one bats an eye when London is absolutely obliterated, why the planet isn’t in an eternal nuclear winter after every nuke on the planet goes off in the atmosphere, or if RZA seriously trying to do an Asian accent is to forfeit your sanity early in the game – which is admittedly probably how it should be. Similarly, Retaliation continues with the cornball humor from the original, which induces just as much skin • web photo crawling here as it did the Johnson), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), first time. Early scenes building the friendship between and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Roadblock and our previous Palicki) set out to stop the hero, Duke, are embarrassing newly-freed Cobra Comat best. mander, pyromaniac Firefly And while The Rise of (Ray Stevenson), and Zartan Cobra was deeply flawed, at (Jonathan Pryce), who’s still least it had some spirit of fun impersonating the POTUS to it, if only in a “so bad it’s from the end of Rise of Cobra, good” way. Retaliation, with from succeeding in the brilthe exception of a thrilling liantly original plan of, wait ninja fight on the side of a for it… taking over the world! mountain and Walton Goggins Meanwhile, resident ninja making a spirited cameo, just of the Joes, Snake Eyes and ended up being lame. his apprentice Jynx go after Perhaps the movie could Cobra ninja, Storm Shadow, have been salvaged if the profor revenge or some such. tagonists were even remotely Forget all things logic or interesting. Good for Johnson, seriousness – it’s a G.I. Joe
nabbing all these big roles, but he’s not ready for an entire movie to rest on his massive shoulders. Channing Tatum exits early on in the most un-dramatic way possible, Palicki does what she can with what she’s given (nothing), and it’s hard to remember Cotrona even exists. But don’t worry – Bruce Willis shows up to read some terrible lines and little else. By comparison, the villains are maybe the only consistently good thing about the movie, with Pryce and Stevenson chewing the scenery just as they should in a popcorn movie like this. Problem is they are not in the movie nearly enough. Yet even if the heroes were in the same league of interest as the villains, it wouldn’t change the fact the movie is a hap dash mess. The studio delayed the movie nine months for 3D conversion and nowhere in that generous amount of time did some lowly intern pipe up and say “Hey guys, we’ve got three wildly disconnected storylines going on here, none of which are all that interesting
on their own, and all we’ve done so far is put more Channing Tatum in. People will see this as scatterbrained.” That intern took the coward’s way and probably kept his or her job. Speaking of sloppy, Retaliation holds some kind of continuity with The Rise of Cobra but only to the extent of how much work the writers wanted to do before they got bored. Some threads from the first movie remain exactly intact, other times characters are acknowledged and then lazily written out, and some parts are treated like they never even existed because who wants to pay all the returning actors’ salaries? Whether you want to reboot your series or just make a sequel to it, you can find a way to do both, but it actually requires some effort. Motion is already underway on G.I. Joe 3 with supposedly a similar team behind it but if this is what their touting as their big guns, I’m packing up my toys and going home. 3.5/10
April Fools: Day of Pranksters TRISH BJERKE
April 1 is a day dedicated to pranksters. People have the ability to play as dirty as they want, as long as the end of it is, “April Fools!” Unsuspecting roommates, friends and family members get hit each year with raunchy pranks and mean jokes, but do the pranks really end once the day is done? The answer is no. People play pranks all year long, so if you were the target of an unpleasing joke, now is the time for retaliation. Here are some of the best pranks the Web had to offer. One of the most fool-proof jokes on the Internet suggests you replace Oreos’ tasty cream filling with minty-fresh toothpaste. This one has an
added perk: you get to eat the cream filling from the Oreos in addition to tricking someone. If your roommate pranked you and you feel like it’s time for payback, parade. com suggests removing the showerhead (the screw off part at the very end) and putting Kool-Aid powder in it. When the water is turned on, the water will blast out Kool-Aid, making your roommate one surprised person. Parade.com also suggests that readers fill their soap dispensers with maple syrup. If you feel like grossing people out, fill a jar of mayonnaise with another white substance like yogurt. Think of how disgusted your friends would be if you sat in front of the TV eating a jar of mayo. You could also reverse this
joke and turn it into a prank by replacing your roommate’s vanilla yogurt with mayo. Food pranks are always funny, but they also seem to be the thing people get the most upset about. Have some respect and buy them a replacement item if you mess with one of their things. Is someone in your office driving you crazy? Aprilfoolzone.com recommends dipping the end of their pens and pencils in clear nail polish so that writing is impossible. Another epic prank that doesn’t get enough credit is putting your coworkers items in Jello. Nothing is off limits because, lets face it, there’s always room for Jello. If you have more than one day to prepare your joke, try this: take the mouthpiece out of your coworkers phone and
add a nickel every day. Then, on April Fools Day, take them all out so your victim smashes himself in the head. Make sure you watch! This prank is more suited towards parents rather than friends, since parental love has to be unconditional. Take your mom or dad’s jacket and sew the arms shut at the bottom. Make sure you watch as they struggle to get their hands out of the coat. Another parental prank involves an umbrella and confetti: fill the umbrella with confetti and laugh as your parent gets covered in it. Last, some of the easiest and most overlooked pranks in history. Things like gluing money to the floor, stealing your victim’s towel while they’re in the shower and salting someone’s toothbrush all
fall into this category. If you want to add to the mentioned money prank, get a piece of cloth and rip it as your target bends down. Then convince them that their pants completely split across the back and watch them run to a mirror. What’s better than using one of these ideas to get revenge? Thinking of your own. Some of the best jokes in history are original ideas, like The Office star BJ Novak’s 1997 prank. Novak and his friends recorded their own version of a self-guided tour through an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Novak then switched the cassettes so that his version was being played through the patrons’ headphones. Try and top that.
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