The Pilot, page 3 That’s Entertainment Tidal Waves By Noel T. Manning, II Chairman, Student Entertainment Association — Cupid's not stupid— and he doesn't waste time— You can fall in love in just 30 magical seconds— a fascinating new study shows! All it takes is a glance or gesture to bring Cupid on the run, according to Christine Doemer's book, Looking for Love. Doemer, a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, studied hundreds of men and women during the first mo ments of their meetings and found that 60 to 70 percent exhibited "signs of flirtation" almost immediately. "We found that within 30 seconds— and frequently even sooner— you could tell from the couple's body language whether or not they would hit it off." (I've noticed this at many Club GWC dances). Doemer and colleague Dr. Karl Grammer found that major body signals were observed al most immediately (No, I'm not talking about traffic lights dangling around one's neck). It is stated that during the first 3 0 seconds a woman who likes a man will lean forward, smile, and relax her body. Then, she'll toss her hair and place one of her hands behind her neck. She will also probably pry the gen tleman with questions (Wendy Myers is a good example of this flirtation) . The males who are attracted to a woman will become embar rassed, the researchers said, especially if they are alone with the woman. They wait for signs that the female in inter ested before making their move. (* Just a note to you girls: It would be a lot simpler for "us" guys if you would just say, "Hey, I'm interested." It would save a lot of time and trouble.) "Those first 30 seconds are all that matter in a rela tionship," the researchers concluded. In the initial states of love, it's the woman-- not the man— who makes the moves (isn' t that right, Jane Richards?) . Besides the come-ons noted by Dr. Doemer, other signals are: * Glancing around a room (could be Donna Pritchard) * Laughing (that's Amy Sharpe for sure) * Giving short, darting glances at a man (that's Jane again, but her glances are far from short) * Displaying open palms (maybe Janet Lindsay) * Tilting her head when talking and * Touching a man on the arm or knee (well, well, well... it's Wendy Myers again!) * Some just downright attack (not to mention any names here... Merinda Arrowood) Doemer states, "What's remarkable is how little men know about this sequence. But to women, it's a well known ritual." (Well, guys... it looks like the secret is out). "The opening line has almost nothing to do with it," Grammer added. "The first step is the approach. This means someone has to physically get up and walk over to the other person. To be successful, the man must know, from the signals, that it's safe to make the approach. This is the hardest part of all. Some men are terrified of this— they tell me they feel absolutely raw, sheer terror." (Oh yeah, it's Todd Smith). "The myth is men are the aggressors— but the fact is women initiate and escalate the first interaction." "Then, that's right; then, it's the man's job to take over." Thank you, Christine! So, do I hear you saying, "Noel, why... why... why did you feed us this love informa tion?" Well... darned if I know! But, maybe... just maybe, it will help some poor, lonely, hopeless, shy individual out there (hey, it worked for John Schaffer, didn't it?) So, until I ride the wild surf again... I'm Noel T. Manning II saying, "It takes a big man to cry... but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man." Pick a Flick "Adventures in Babysitting" Starring ElizeUseth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coggins Directed by Chris Columbus Touchstone Pictures, rated PG-13; 99 minutes A routine babysitting job becomes a night of comedic mishaps when Chris Parker (Elizabeth Shue), a high school senior, ventures with her charges from a Chicago suburb into the city. A series of adventures takes place on the trip through Chicago's south side. Want to have somefun? Have we got just the thing for you! Join The Pilot staff or The Web staff! Any daring young individuals should contact Campus Box 490 or 520. Don't Dream It- Be It! The Lighter Side GWC President Chris White was finally caught moonlighting. After several earlier attempts by The Pilot to expose this atrosity. White was final caught by the Pilot's roving eye. It seems as though mild-mannered Chris becomes Ken Schrader, Winston Cup driver extrordinaire on Sundays. Apparently, White uses the ignition rather than a telephone booth to take on his super powers, [see picture] . Forming a surprise coalition with Darrell Ritchie is Tom "Sailor Boy" Fincannon. Fincannon, once the All-Navy heavyweight champ, is rumored to have had a falling out with his former partner, Les "The Natural" Brown. "Sailor Boy" is the possessor of one of if not the most dangerous holds in professional wrestling— the anchor. Jerome Scott, GWC staffer, has signed a two-year recording contract with CBS Records. Scott will be touring for the first time this winter, opening up for Aretha Franklin all over the country. Jerome's music has been described as "stylistic elegance" by Musician magazine and "a touch of class" by Rolling Stone. Upon completion of the set for "The Bat", John Brock's Drsuna I class will begin work on the Great Wall of Gardner- Webb. Expected date of completion: December 6, 1989. The class is available for hire at very low rates. The Gardner-Webb student body actually stopped complaining for a day and congratulated the staff of the college for doing their best. hanging-out with the Andersons.