For The Record

Every week this semester, Entertainment Editor Nick Margiasso put one of our fine USF staffers on the musical hot seat for a Q & A. This week, it’s time to round up the semester with the best answers ever given.

Oracle: If the USF Mass Comm Program was a rock band, who would it be?

Valerie Murphy: The Jackson Five; everyone wants to be the star, but only a couple make it.

Oracle: Who wins in a fight: Johnny Rotten or Ice T?

Prof. Jonathon Gayles: First of all, Ice T straightens his hair. Secondly, the name “Johnny Rotten” is far more intimidating than “Ice T.” Third, Johnny Rotten has a band mate named Sid Vicious. Last and most importantly, Johnny Rotten, for all of his antics, is highly critical of the corporate influence on popular music. Plus, Ice T was in Pimps Up, Ho’s Down. Rotten wins – period.

Oracle: What is the best music for solving equations?

Jim Tremmel: The sound of silence. (Editor’s Note: Does he mean the Simon and Garfunkel song, or the actual sound? Another clever rue courtesy of Mr. Jimmy “Jam” Tremmel!)

Oracle: If you had a hit single what would it be called and what kind of music would it be?

Prof. Steve Tauber: “Forever 4:20,” and it would feature me playing acoustic guitar for a half an hour.

(Editor’s note: I swear, I don’t make this stuff up.)