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Snippets - 26/05/2008

May 27 2008 19:30
Ashley Brown
A totally harmless non-column; Stoic Flooded; Eggscitement in Beit; Gums on Mars; Results Rise; Musical Desks.
The scene in stoic on Monday

stoic Flooded

Visitors to stoic tv on Bank Holiday Monday could be forgiven for thinking that a re-make of Kevin Costner's flop 'Waterworld' was being filmed in the East Wing basement. Station manager John Anderson was found flapping around the stoic gallery surrounded by buckets, as water poured through the ceiling and down the walls onto tens of thousands of pounds of equipment. An overflowing shower in the Beit hall room above had led to the deluge, with the only person from estates available to help being an electrician. It took nearly 4 hours to divert the leak somewhere else, with stoic's equipment only being turned back on this afternoon. Anderson was unharmed, if a little damp.

Eggscitement in Beit

Students enjoying last week's Champion's League final at the Union had an eggs-citing time thanks to the big screen in the quad, as the huge crowd was pelted by eggs thrown from Beit hall. Unfortunately for the football fans, the residents in question were a much better shot than John Terry.

Gums on Mars

Imperial has been at the centre of a great deal of press coverage in the past couple of days. The Phoenix lander arrived on Mars in the early hours of Monday morning, sending back exciting new pictures of ... red rocks. A team from Imperial is involved in the project, but this is not what has attracted the coverage: worldwide media has been much more interested by the revelation made by Imperial scientists that gum disease is linked to cancer. The Live! mailbox has been inundated with Google alerts containing a variety of takes on this exciting new research. Only a couple about the Phoenix lander though...

Results Rise

Union hacks taking exams this week are expected to do rather well, as a news drought once again hits Live! during the summer. Having ignored pleas from hacks desperate for Live! to be banned from the library, the lack of anything interesting going on has achieved a similar effect. Fear not though, the fire hose that is the NUS referendum is coming up fast.

Musical Desks

The new Guilds team have got straight to re-arranging the office. With no new news on Live! over the bank holiday weekend they were forced to avoid revision and projects in other ways. The new layout is much better ... apparently. Live! is unsure how it helps with passing a degree though. Sadly communication appears to be an issue within the new team, with the simple instruction "do not unplug the printer, it won't work afterwards and I won't fix it" being ignored. They did. And it didn't. But I did.

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Discussion about “Snippets - 26/05/2008”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
1. JJ   
May 27 2008 22:09

When you say "but I did" has something changed since I was last in the office?

May 27 2008 22:15

You were there when it printed a test page...

3. ...   
May 28 2008 09:51

The number of times I've heard that the guilds office has been re-arranged...... why dont u do sumthin useful and organise some events for a change

4. JJ   
May 28 2008 10:19

Don't worry, the events are coming.

May 28 2008 11:09

Like what?

6. mmm   
May 28 2008 12:01

Like 'The Great Guilds Office Re-arrangement Extravaganza" open to all and sundry!! Only a few of the committee will attend, but hey at least they did SOMETHING...

7. JJ   
May 28 2008 14:29

Well I'm planning a beer festival but people who make non-constructive posts aren't invited!

8. Ed   
May 28 2008 21:51

We are trying to plan things for the last week of term. also there is a possibility of a engineering design competition. given I am about to start 3 weeks of exams there is a limit to the work that I can do, however hopefully we will be able to announce some things soon.

May 29 2008 14:19

It's good to see that some things are being done, but wouldn't it be better to try and plan things for earlier next year rather than to try and fit things around exams and peoples leaving plans? Rather than putting money into events which I am guessing will be poorly attended, even after exams are finished?

10. chris   
May 29 2008 20:31

Yay, more water in stoic's gallery today. Came down at 6 and was nearly flushed out of the office...

May 30 2008 18:57

I am eggxtremely disheartened to hear that something so immature, such as egg-throwing, would still take place in an eggstablishment like Imperial. it's not eggxactly a funny yolk. It must be the revision that's scrambling their brains

May 31 2008 10:15

Hey, a big well done: the office has been re-arranged for the last 5 consecutive years (previously under the watchful eyes of Sherlicker, Fok, McIver and Collins (Patel thought about it, but i think in the end he was too lazy). And out of all of them you've done it the quickest.

Well Done!

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