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Random notes by Matt McGann '00

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

A few random notes:

  • Thanks for all the mini-contest entries! I’ll be reading them this week and posting some of them next week.
  • Good news for Heroes fans at MIT: Masi Oka, who plays the lovable and awesome Hiro Nakamura on the NBC series Heroes, has signed on to the film 21, a movie adaptation of the book about the MIT Blackjack Team. Kevin Spacey is producing and is rumored to also be in the film.
  • I don’t know if you caught it in all the pre-deadline craziness, but a recent entry by Melis entitles Everybody Loves A Math Joke is now the most popular post ever on the MIT blogs, thanks in part to its posting on, where it received more than 2000 diggs (!).
  • Two items from New Jersey: 1. Jun Choi ’94 was elected mayor of Edison; 2. Michael Rodburg ’68 has been named Chairman of the American Conference on Diversity.
  • I’ll be answering more questions hopefully next week. 
  • Finally today (as you may have read in JKim’s blog), the inventor of instant Ramen noodles died last week. Momofuku Ando was 96 years old. Instant noodles have become a staple of life for many college students. Piled Higher and Deeper memorialized Ando in the comic below.

15 responses to “Random notes”

  1. Peter says:

    1st post! =)

    I don’t think Momofuku Ando invented ramen noodles, ramen noodles was invented quiet a long time ago in China and Japan, I think.

  2. madmatt says:

    Peter, you’re right; I neglected the word “instant.”

  3. theresa says:

    yay new jersey! smile

  4. Jess says:


  5. nick says:

    Seiously Masi Oka is my favorite actor at the moment,and HEROES(every letter deserves to be a capital one) rules! That is awesome news

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Matt: Where did you forget “instant?” I see it twice in your post… I love ramen noodles. You have given me an urge to eat Top Ramen. MMMMMMM. yay Seattle-ish, btw. Where it is again windy. And school’s power was off for a few minutes.

  7. Nikhil says:

    Elizabeth- he edited his post. (smile)

  8. vivek says:

    hello i am vivek singh, i am doing from bbs engg. college allahabad. ( india) . i want to join mit ( means want to get admission in mechanical engineer ) . so i want help .pls tell me about procdure of admission on my mail account.
    thanks i will wait for ur response

  9. kanika says:

    i had a hard time laughing after readin meliss’ blog on the math jokes…some of them were already very popular ..people have been forwarding those jokes over da web a lot….nevertheless i loved them…

  10. Rizwan says:

    hello my name as is Rizwan.
    currently doing bachelors from University of Engineernig and Technology Lahore (pakistan)
    am interested seekin in admission in MIT for masters in industrial engineering.
    could you please kindly inform me wat courses are available for masters in the concerned dept and wat is the procdure n requirements for the admission

    Best Regards

  11. Justin Kim says:

    Is the movie adapted from Bringing Down the House?

  12. kanika says:

    hey..all the people hoping to pursue their graduate studies at MIT…this blog is meant to solve queries related to undergrad…so rizwan.vivek…you have to find some othe way out…

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