News and Notes

« Thu.03.25.1999 »

And your final score from the School of Music: Larry & Pat 2, DPS 0!

Yes, we nearly had a run-in with the boys in blue. Pat and I went on the Music School building roof, as we did with Mike back in December during a break from the dreaded EECS 100 Program #6. This time, though, a rather large crowd was present when we arrived, so we decided to skulk around the area for awhile. We ended up feeding animal crackers to a couple of ducks who reside in the grand-piano-shaped pond next to the building; I must say the one mallard who ate most of them was a fat-ass. "Goddamn it, that's a big fat ass," Pat taunted him.

Around 1:15, we decided it was safe to make a run at the top. The way up -- and most of the way down, for that matter -- proceeded without incident. However, as we were waiting on the second-floor roof to jump the six feet to the ground below, a DPS patrol car passed by on Baits Drive, less than 200 feet away. It's a good thing that the officer was watching the road and not looking at the building, or we would have been nailed. We did manage to escape through the woods to the Commons, and then went up Murfin back to the east side of Bursley.

Pat and I discussed the idea of hanging a banner dedicated to the hockey band and its outgoing director, Jamie (Disco) Nix, from the fifth-floor roof (the highest roof level on the building). It would say something like, "THANK YOU DISCO NIX. GO BLUE, BEAT DU!" in reference to Michigan's opponent tomorrow. However, we quickly determined that the letters on such a sign would have to be several feet high for the message to be readable from a passing bus on Bonisteel. That would require a sign about 70 feet wide by about 15 feet high, not to mention the half-dozen or so cans of spray paint needed to create the message, and close to 100 feet of string or rope to suspend the sign from the heating vent located on the roof. It would all be too expensive and time-consuming, what with the game being played tomorrow night. But hey, it was a great idea for a salute to the man who routinely dances during the third period of Michigan home hockey games.