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It’s time for another installment of Bwog Personals. All interested parties should contact Bwog via email and we’ll provide the $10 for the date. And as always, nominate your friends (or yourself) for a personal by emailing bwgossip@columbia.edu.




Name: David Zhou 

Year: 2010

School: CC

Major: Neuroscience & Behavior, Comparative Ethnic Studies? Philosophy?

Hometown: Flushing, NY

Best Book You’ve Read for Class: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies

Worst Book You’ve Read for Class: Plato’s Symposium

Most shameful thing you’ve ever done to procrastinate: Edit Lostpedia, watch Mark Bittman on NYTimes.com (admit it, you love watching food w/ The Minimalist…), this form

Beverage of choice: Bawls

What are your most played songs on iTunes?

“Jigsaw Falling Into Place”, Radiohead

“We are.” (GREAT TOUR BAND version), Do As Infinity

“Flashing Lights,” Kanye West

“Misread,” Kings of Convenience

“At The Bottom of Night,” Chrono Trigger OST

What do you wish were your most played songs on iTunes?

“Loyalty,” Blue Scholars

“The Distance,” Blue Scholars

“The Inkwell,” Blue Scholars

“Sagaba,” Blue Scholars

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah – Tracy Morgan

Favorite Morningside Heights Meal:
Taqueria + Negra Modelo

The title of your memoir: Mastering the “Yeah-no”: Decision Making the David Zhou Way

Dream date 5 words or fewer: Mia & Jason’s in Cashmere Mafia

Thing you’re looking forward to most this year:
Good weather, summer fun, watching all of Battlestar Galactica’s last season in less than three days… and finding out who nominated me for this Bwog personal.

Thing you’re looking forward to least this year: Declaring… the rest of my life.


Name: Morgan Robinson 

Year: Senior

School: CC

Major: Urban Studies

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Best Book You’ve Read for Class: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the

Art of Life and Vice Versa
by Michael Kimmelman

Worst Book You’ve Read for Class:
Cheap Amusements: Working Women and

Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York
by Kathy Peiss

Most shameful thing you’ve ever done to procrastinate: Frequent dance

breaks in front of the mirror

Beverage of choice: Martini. I’d like to experiment more with

bitters/olive combinations.

What are your most played songs on iTunes?

“The Visitor” by Angels of Light

“All My Little Words” by the Magnetic Fields

“If You Knew” by Neko Case

What do you wish were your most played songs on iTunes?
Something a bit less dramatic…

“Octopus’s Garden” by the Beatles (my theme song, naturally)

Rub-n-Tug edit of Chicago’s “I’m a Man” (were this not stuck at the

beginning of an hour long mix it probably would be my most played song

on iTunes)

“Annie Don’t Wear No Panties” by Erykah Badu

“DVNO” by Justice

Favorite Morningside Heights Meal: Moules frites at Le Monde

The title of your memoir: Intervention

Dream date 5 words or fewer:
Let’s go on an adventure!

Thing you’re looking forward to most this year: Paying off my credit

card and getting more tattoos

Thing you’re looking forward to least this year:
If Ladytron says

“They only want you when you’re 17/ When you’re 21 you’re no fun,”

then what happens when you’re 22? Not looking forward to that.




  1. WOOOO  

    David Zhouuuu! Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky, scary! Boys becoming men! Men becoming wolves!

    Ladies, you know you want to quaff that hair.

  2. the donald  

    it's spelled coif, short for coiffure

    quaff means to drink heartily, ie "he quaffed his beer"

    unless of course you'd like to drink his hair, in which case spelling is the least of your problems

  3. i think  

    it is very fitting that there is a question mark after comparative ethnic studies. i think they put a question mark on your diploma if that is your major

  4. also urbanstudies  

    Yes, Cheap Amusements was terrible. And that rub-n-tug re-edit is great.. it also appears at the very end of the Glimmer's DJ Kicks album.

  5. alexw

    Wow, David Zhou - Another Blue Scholars fan!

  6. let's just say  

    david zhou is not a good drunk.

  7. let's just say

    I'm doing David Zhou right now. No wait, that's not David at all, that's my homework

  8. For Serious?

    What the hell is Morgan doing single? Only on Columbia's utterly fucked up/non-existant dating scene could someone as beautiful, charming, and talented as her end up without a man.

    Also, Cheap Amusements is, indeed, one of the worst books ever, though I've gotta say I'm disappointed that Power Broker or Nature's Metropolis didn't make "best book."

  9. Curious

    Do the people who post personals actually go on a real date with someone who replied? If so, Bwog should post on how the date goes.

    • Yes  

      A friend of mine was contacted by someone she knew vaguely after posting a personal and they went on a couple of dates after.

      Highly doubt people would be cool having Bwog cover their dates, as amusing as that would be.

  10. david zhou  

    well he's no jeffrey tai but at least he's not an asshole (inside joke in case david actually reads these)

  11. mm...  

    Don't have the Bawls to contact David Zhou.

  12. the Glory Days  

    Chrono Trigger is one of my favorite games ever.

  13. ellen page  

    morgan looks like kimya dawson. i'd do it with the soundtrack on

  14. guardian of justice  

    david zhou makes me wet.

  15. aww morgan  

    "Let's go on an adventure!" wins my heart =)

  16. david zhou  

    is amazing. simply. aaamazing.

  17. david zhou  

    's hair is fucking ridiculous

  18. WHY  

    is octopus's garden her theme song?? what does she have eight of?! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS

  19. sigh  

    worst personals ever...

  20. Yay!  

    Chrono Trigger! Win.

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