TMD: Hello, is Heather there?
R: Um, no she’s not, can I take a message?
TMD: This is Brandon from the Michigan Daily. Would you be
interested in doing the Random Student Interview?
R: Is it for Heather or …
TMD: It’s for anybody who wants to do it, if you want to
do it that’s good. It’s random … That’s
TMD: Did you vote today?
TMD: You didn’t? Why not?
R: I’m not a citizen.
TMD: You’re not a citizen?
TMD: Where are you a citizen?
TMD: Do you like the United States?
R: Um. Yeah, I do.
TMD: If you could vote for anyone, who would you vote for?
R: Definitely Kerry.
TMD: Does Croatia love Kerry?
TMD: Does Croatia love Kerry?
R: Well they don’t like Bush, so …
TMD: Could Kerry carry around a sign that says “Croatia
TMD: Who would you rather be the president of Croatia? Kerry or
the current guy?
R: Uhhhhhh … I … I don’t know. I don’t
know enough about the president of Croatia. I’m thinking that
probably Kerry could. He has, um, well, an international policy
Croatia needs to have.
TMD: So you’re saying if Kerry loses tonight, he can go to
Croatia and run for president?
TMD: Do you follow Michigan football?
R: Um, not very much. I do know we won against State.
TMD: Did you watch it?
R: No. I … no.
TMD: What were you doing?
R: I was home hanging out with the parents.
TMD: Where’s home?
R: Grand Rapids, Michigan. Forest Hills.
TMD: Oh, I’m from Kentwood.
R: Oh, sweet. I know people …
TMD: We have so much in common!
R: Yeah, we do.
TMD: What’s your favorite CD this year?
TMD: And is that country?
R: No it’s ummm … Spanish, French, American
indie-pop type thing.
TMD: So it’s like country.
R: No, it’s not at all. You need to hear it, though.
TMD: So they sound like Garth Brooks?
R: No, it sounds like … Norah —
TMD: 50 Cent?
TMD: So it sounds like you’re pretty gung-ho about John
Kerry. Who do you think is more deserving of a Purple Heart? John
Kerry or 50 Cent?
R: Well 50 Cent did … didn’t he get shot a couple
TMD: He got shot NINE times.
R: Probably, I dunno. I’d have to say 50 Cent. If you get
shot nine times and survive, that’s a lot of props.
TMD: Do you know who William Shatner is?
TMD: Did you hear he came out with an album?
TMD: Do you think you’re going to buy it?
R: Probably not.
TMD: Is that what Lhasa sounds like?
TMD: They don’t sound like Shatner?
TMD: What’s your hardest class and why’s the
professor such an ass?
R: All my classes are really easy, actually. I’d have to
say English and he’s not an ass.
TMD: Nicole Kidman — she’s naked with a 10-year-old
in her new movie. Is that a good career move?
R: Um, I don’t know where it’s set. Is it like,
they’re gonna do it?
TMD: They’re naked in a bath tub.
R: 10-year old … Naked … It’s probably not the
best career move, but …
TMD: Would it be worse if it was a nine-year-old? Did she
overstep that boundary?
R: I think it would be worse if it was a ten-year-old and they
were gonna do it, but if it’s just them kicking back
TMD: So if they’re just hanging around naked and
it’s only implied they’re going to do it, that’s
okay, but if they’re doing it it’s not?
TMD: What dorm do you live in?
TMD: Do you think it’s scary?
TMD: So you haven’t seen any naked ghosts running
R: Nope, no naked ghosts.
TMD: When I lived in Markley I heard a lot of moaning and
banging in the room next door. You ever hear that?
R: Um … No.
TMD: Yeah. Alright. There’s been a lot of rumors before
the election from both sides. What’s the craziest claim
R: Oh, that Kerry is gay.
TMD: Like what gay?
R: Like him and John Edwards gay.
TMD: Not like 10-year-old boy in a bathtub gay, OK. I heard if
John Kerry wins, he’ll set Saddam free and give him Rhode
Island as an apology for the whole Iraq thing.
R: Yeah I don’t think that’s true.
TMD: Good, because Rhode Island seems like a nice place. What do
you think of the Greek proposal of making parties BYOB?
R: Like what?
TMD: Like you’d have to bring your own six-pack of crappy
R: Oh, that would suck. I mean, I don’t drink …
TMD: Wait, you hesitated there. You worried about your parents
R: (nervous laughter) No … I mean yeah. I just
don’t drink… beer…
TMD: When was the last time you threw up?
R: A long time ago.
TMD: Be honest … It was last weekend, wasn’t
R: It’s been a while.
TMD: Or you just don’t remember last weekend? From all the
cheap frat beer you don’t drink?
R: Noooooo … I don’t drink … Not beer, anyway.
TMD: One of our weekend writers, Andrew Gaerig, wrote a column
about the pervy look. Have you every given the pervy look?
R: The what?
TMD: The look a girl gives a guy when he says he likes her pants
but she thinks he means her butt so she gives him that look like go
screw yourself … Have you ever given that look?
R: Oh, yeah. Probably because I don’t like people staring
at my butt.
TMD: What about if they open the door for you but then look at
your butt as you go through it?
R: That’s OK.
TMD: OK, thanks. This will be in the paper tomorrow. Have a good