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Houstonian 1988
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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Sophomores: Johnson - Malone. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19215.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Sophomores: Johnson - Malone. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19215

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Title Sophomores: Johnson - Malone
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Comic Relief A summer vacation in Germany, washed out by a steady downpour of rain, is headed down the drain. So, how do you alleviate the boredom? For Chris Sarkar, 23, an English major, the answer lay in his pencil and in his idea given to him by a friend. And thus, the infamous Homer Noodleman was born! The very same Mr. Noodleman that appears in the Daily Cougar. "It rained for three days, my friends were in Italy, and German TV is only so tolerable," Sarkar said. "I sat down and drew about 40 (comic strips in one day)." Considering that, it might seem strange that the strip has had any success at all. But, four years later, it still adorns the comic page of the Daily Cougar and appears to be running strong. It also might seem strange, but the real Homer Noodleman first appeared in an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies. "That's right. A friend gave me the idea he got from a friend of his," Sarkar said. "The name does have some meaning for me. Homer, as in Homer of the ancients — the blind poet of Iliad- Odyssey fame — and Noodleman, as in meaningless, modern absurdity, our 'happy condition'," he said. There is a serious side to Chris Sarkar, however. He is a hard worker and seems to care about who he is and where his education will take him. Enough, in fact, to completely change his degree plan. Sarkar, as stated before, is an English major, but it is a newly acquired major for him. Just last year, he was hours away from graduating as an electrical engineer. "I suddenly realized that I was about to graduate as an Engineer, so I got out of there before it actually happened," he said. His latest endeavor is a pocket-sized magazine that he and a few friends have started working on. It is entitled The New Idler: Idle Thoughts for Idle Minds. "It's a do-it-yourself thing," he said. "We're trying to embarrass ourselves in order to improve our writing and literary skills," he said. "And we want to encourage writers from every department to contribute." Like any campus publication, the magazine needed approval. Sarkar was able to find that approval through the English department. "I asked Dr. Southwell (an English professor) to sponsor us and we're happy that he agreed to it," he said. Now, considering the bizarre picture, Sarkar tends to paint of himself, you might think Southwell would have reservations about sponsoring a Sarkar publication. "I had no problem with that," Southwell said. "You see, I am impressed with his insight and the ideas he brings to class, and his sense or responsibility with his outside interest," he said. — Vincent Tortorice Dematris Johnson Jennifer Jones Tom Juarsz Paul Jurick Aasim Karim s o p H O M O R E S Agnieszka Klich Chester Lakaton Caterina La Manna James Lassig Stephen LeBIanc Tommy Leo Kathryn Libunao Mark Liepins Vincent Ligotino Lizbeth Linares Lisa Linn Javier Lopez Michael Loria Eugenia Lugo Joe Edward Malone 102 The University Of Houston