Meet Rad Cliff. Born Clifford Cliff VI, he's been "Rad"
since the age of 4 when his sister, Carly, so dubbed him for being able to recite
three different versions of "Rad" Serling's introduction to "The Twilight
Zone". He is 19 years old, six minutes younger than Carly.
He is very smart and very handsome. He is very spoiled and very lazy. Despite
being only a freshman at Cliff College (where he lives on 2NW in Christie House), Rad was the overwhelming winner
of this Spring's "Top Slacker on Campus" competition. Rad
would've been very excited about that if he got excited about things. But
The closest to excited Rad's been since entering Cliff last fall was when
he successfully set up his second semester schedule to include not a single
class that began before 2pm. Rad takes very little seriously, but a good
morning's sleep is sacred. Carly has already arranged for her summer job;
Rad is spending his time trying to understand why anyone with as substantial
a trust fund as each of them has should take employment opportunity away
from someone who really needs it.
Rad's a really political guy, if only more people would appreciate it. Like
his Grandmother, Carlotta Cliff. Or his Aunt,
Charlotte Cliff. Or his sister, Carly.
But these three women, all the family he has, expect him to live up to their
very high standards of achievement and activity. Maybe he should consider
majoring in some kinda pre-med science thing that would support his theory
that there are, indeed, some people who need 12-14 hours of sleep a day
and whose bodies require a diet of Fritos and Coke just to be able to understand
the philosophical implications of "Welcome Back, Kotter". On the
other hand, those science courses usually necessitate attending morning
classes, afternoon labs, and spending one's evenings in the library.
Rad suspects he's better suited to one of the social sciences. Or English
Lit. Or Film History. Yeah, Film History. He'll major in the American Movie
Channel and Turner Classics. Yeah. And then he can convince the women in
his life that he's preparing to take over Aunt
Charlotte's movie theatre-- this is good!! His academic direction and
career successfully planned, Rad tears open a bag of nacho chips and gets
right to work... "Rebel WIthout a Cause" is just going on!
If you're not interested in watching the movie, Rad suggests you check out the action at The Firewater Tavern