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The “The Tech Asks…” feature in The Tech’s 2007 Year in Review misspelled the name of a popular Afghan restaurant near the Cambridgeside Galleria. It is Helmand, not Helmond’s.

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Tech staff Andrea Robles ’10 and Monica Kahn ’10 went around the Institute last week asking people for their thoughts about 2007. Here are some of the answers.

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Most overplayed song of 2007? “I have to say ‘My Humps’ by the Black Eyed Peas.”

Favorite 2007 MIT party? “The Graduate Student Council’s ski trip. Grad students are pretty boring, but once you get them up on a mountain … ”

Favorite local restaurant? “That burger joint in Harvard Square — Mr. Bartley’s.”

Who you’ll miss most? “I’m going to miss Benazir Bhutto.”

TV show currently aching for? “Heroes — I really do miss it.”

Sara K. Sheehan ’10

Favorite 2007 movie? “‘Enchanted!’ My sister dragged me to see it, but I loved it!”

Most overplayed song of 2007? “The umbrella song [by Rihanna].”

TV show currently aching for? “I kind of have a thing for ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’”

Jeffry F. Disko ’10

Favorite 2007 movie? “‘Shoot ’Em Up,’ definitely.”

Favorite 2007 MIT party? “Ooh, we have good ones?”

Favorite local restaurant? “Pizzeria Regina is pretty good.”

Best tabloid story of 2007? “There were some UFO sightings.”

Who you’ll miss most? “There was a maintenance guy who quit. I sometimes talked to him.”

Cynthia A. Bouldrick ’11

Favorite 2007 movie? “Probably ‘Shrek the Third.’”

Most overplayed song of 2007? “‘Crank That (Soulja Boy).’ It’s fun to dance to, but I got sick of hearing it on the radio.”

Favorite local restaurant? “IHOP!”

Dumbledore is gay. Thoughts? “It was kind of funny to me. I didn’t know if [JKR] was serious.”

Best tabloid story of 2007? “Kanye West and his mom — when I saw it on the news at LaVerde’s, I just stopped.”

Dhruvatej Boddupalli ’07, admissions counselor

Favorite 2007 movie? “‘No Country for Old Men.’ You should watch it.”

Most overplayed song of 2007? “‘Buy U A Drank’ [by T-Pain]. It’s a terrible song and they play it all the time.”

Favorite local restaurant? “Excelsior. It’s in Boston. It’s delicious.”

Dumbledore is gay. Thoughts? “I can see that.”

TV show currently aching for? “‘The Wire,’ hands down. It’s on, it’s not affected by the strike, but I still have to wait until Sunday. It’s the best TV show ever made.”

Abigail E. Connick ’09

Favorite 2007 book? “I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert.”

Favorite 2007 MIT party? “DTYD on Burton Third.”

Favorite local restaurant? “Trident on Newbury St.”

Best tabloid story of 2007? “The entire Britney Spears thing — after the VMAs, that’s when it got good. Or bad.”

TV show currently aching for? “Oh, ‘Gossip Girl!’”

Professor David A. Vogan ’76

Favorite 2007 movie? “I enjoyed ‘The Golden Compass.’”

Favorite local restaurant? “Helmond’s, the Afghan place over by the Galleria.”

Dumbledore is gay. Thoughts? “I’m afraid I’m indifferent.”

TV show currently aching for? “‘24’! It’s so wonderfully implausible. It’s fun to see so many people resurrected from the dead week after week.”

Katherine A. McCusker ’10

Favorite 2007 book? “Eat Pray Love.

Move overplayed song of 2007? “‘Hey There Delilah’ [by the Plain White T’s].”

Favorite 2007 MIT party? “Off the Books, at Zeta Psi.”

Laura A. Jacox ’08

Favorite 2007 movie? “‘Juno.’”

Most overplayed song of 2007? “‘Apologize’ [by Timbaland feat. One Republic]. They’re always playing it at the Z Center.”

Favorite 2007 MIT party? “Braveheart on Fifth West at East Campus.”

Dumbledore is gay. Thoughts? “I don’t really care. I thought he was a good headmaster. More power to him.”

Best tabloid story of 2007? “I’d say Britney Spears attacking a car with an umbrella. I’d say that tops her shaving her head.”

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Favorite 2007 album? “Eric Hutchinson’s Sounds Like This.”

Most overplayed song of 2007? “Fergalicious.”

Favorite local restaurant? “Cambridge Brewing Co.”