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contents october 2010 reviews & recommendations 06 October Contributors
17 Album Review
10 October Event Calendar
18 Profiles in Sound
22 Creative Writing
14 Beyond Borders
24 A Taste of Sarcasm: Inca Express
16 Battle for the Arts Winner Crowned
26 Get Involved: Wonder Capes
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contents october 2010 life, love & laughter 28 Why Don’t Ya Do Somethin’?: Filmdrome 30 Cover: Zombie Walk 36 The Real Deal: Eli Show 38 He Said, She Said 40 Ask the Johns 42 Quiz: Are You a Good Team Player?
fashion & beauty 46 Local Costume Ideas
52 What’s Boss/Get Lost
fitness & health 50 Healthy Halloween Treats
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contributors october 2010 Danielle Jaeger – Writer Danielle is 21 years old and grew up in Sioux Falls, SD. She is currently in her senior year at MSU in Mankato, Minn., pursuing a major in journalism with a minor in creative writing. Danielle is hoping to work at a magazine publication after graduation, write her own novel, and travel as much as she can.
Michelle Ellis – Online Writer Born and raised in Topeka, Kan., Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication/journalism with a minor in computer graphic design from Washburn University. Michelle moved to Sioux Falls 11 years ago, and when not writing she is active in the community, loves to travel, garden, and spend time with her friends and family.
Denise DePaolo – Writer Denise lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Tony. She will graduate from USD with a degree in English and history in December 2010. Her hobbies include food, wine, watching live music, reading, and traveling. She hopes to someday make a living as a writer while still residing in Sioux Falls.
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Joanna Halverson â€“ Writer When not bikeriding or managing the office at her church, Joanna is writing or spending an embarrassing amount of money on magazines. After finishing a journalism degree at Augustana College, Joanna would like to be the queen of a small country or a music journalist for a magazine. Probably the latter.
Dan Thorson - Photographer Dan is 25 years old, and was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He enjoys photography and is always thinking of ways to approach a subject.
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events october 2010 DOWNTOWN October 1 Downtown First Fridays Downtown. 5 p.m. Enjoy exceptional shopping, original art, entertainment, dining and much, much more. Visit dtsf.com and click on the First Friday button to view the exciting things taking place. For more info, call (605) 338-4009 or visit www. DTSF.com.
October 2 | 9 | 16 | 23 | 30 Sioux Empire Farmers Market 8th and Railroad. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Sioux Empire Farmers Market offers a unique shopping experience with offerings by local artisans, artisanal breads and other baked goods, spring and fall plants and flowers, farm fresh eggs, beef, poultry, a large variety of vegetables including ethnic vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey and honey products. All locally produced. For more info, contact email@example.com.
ENTERTAINMENT October 2 Hot Tub Time Machine – Back to the 80’s Party! Club David. 9 p.m. Live DJ dance party. $2 Bombs and “Study Shots,” and 3-fers from 10-11 p.m. $10 Beer Bust 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For more info and a list of all events, visit www.ClubDavidSF.com. 21+
October 6 | 13 | 20 | 27 College Night
October 14 Battle For the Arts Fashion Edition Club David. 9 p.m. The second night of the fashion competition! Local fashion designers have been given their design assignment for the evening. This is a six-month competition held the second Thursday of each month. No Cover! Thursday is Ladies Night at Club David! For info, contact www. BattleForTheArts.org or www.clubdavidsf.com
October 30 Halloween Party at Club David! Club David. 9 p.m. Legendary Halloween Party complete with spooky drinks features, Costume Contest and a wild dance party with guest DJ Leo Silva! 21+ NO Cover. For more info and a list of all events, visit www.clubdavidsf.com.
GOOD CAUSE October 22 Paint the Night Pink 2010 196 E 6th St. Suite 100. 7 p.m. An art and fashion showcase event that features regional artists and recent original artwork, a fashion show with items from Hip Chic Boutique and Pink Lady models (Avera Breast Cancer Survivors), hors d’oeuvres by Chef Dominique and of course, wine from Republic National Distributing Company. This year we welcome Poet as an event Sponsor. Paint the Night Pink is an amazing evening focused on breast cancer awareness and the connection between art and healing. Tickets can be purchased for $25 on-line at www. AveraThinkPink.org.
Club David. 9 p.m. Live DJ dance party. $2 Bombs and “Study Shots,” and 3-fers from 10-11 p.m. $10 Beer Bust 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 21+ For more info and a list of all events, visit www. ClubDavidSF.com.
Club David. 9 p.m. Artists are set up in a bracketed tournament to go head to head the first and third Thursday every month. Each night of the tournament, two artists create large-scale drawings armed only with a marker. The crowd watches and cheers them on, ultimately determining the victor. The winning artists continue to move up the ranks until there is an ultimate showdown between the two favorites. For more info, visit www. BattleForTheArts.org or www.clubdavidsf.com
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Sports October 2 Sioux Falls Roller Dollz Vs. Fox Cityz Foxz
October 9 Alison Scott Club David. 8 p.m. Admission $6. 21+
Sioux Falls Arena. 7 p.m. Doube header with the Killa Beez vs. High City Derby Divas. For more info, visit www.rollerdollz. com.
October 10 Har Mar Superstar
October 15 23 Cent Solution CD Release w/ Old Ironside, Fly by Fire, Idyl Exhibit
Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month. For more show listings, visit www. CollectiveEffortsUnion.com, www.PepperEntertainment. com, www.ClubDavidSF.com, www.Myspace.com/ PhoenixLoungeLive, or www.44Downtown.com.
October 1 Ruthie Foster SF Orpheum Theatre. 8 p.m. Admission $44/30. For more info, visit sfjb.org.
October 2 The Monday Lunch One Year Anniversary w/ Trey Lane & More Nutty’s North. 9 p.m. Admission $6. 18+
October 4 Neo & Tribraco (experimental Jazz bands from Italy) Touch of Europe. 7 p.m. Admission $5. 21+
October 5 Atmosphere w/ Blueprint, Grieves & Budo SF Expo Building. 6 p.m. Admission $21. All ages. Tickets available at 41st St. Ernie November, Both Last Stop CD Shops and www.collectiveeffortsunion.com.
Atomosphere Afterparty w/ DJ AdApt Nutty’s North. 10 p.m. Admission $3. 18+
October 8 A Petrified Man w/ Pasque & Doktor Barkey Nutty’s North. 9 p.m. Admission $5. 18+
Guest DJ Leo Silva Club David. 10 p.m. Admission FREE. 21+
Nutty’s North. 7 p.m. All ages.
Nutty’s North. 9 p.m. Admission $8. 18+
October 16 ColtCockers w/ Roma di Luna & buffalo buffalo buffalo Nutty’s North. 9 p.m. Admission $8. 18+
October 19 Peelander-Z (Japanese Action Hero Rock) w/ Birthday Suits Nutty’s North. 8 p.m. Admission $8. 18+
October 20 System & Station Club David. 8 p.m. Admission $6. 21+
October 21 The Suit Senor Weiner. 7 p.m. Admission $6. All ages.
October 23 Oh My God w/ Prozac Rat, Roman Ships, 10 Foot Jumper Nutty’s North. 8 p.m. Admission $8. 18+
October 29 Soulcrate Presents 2nd Annual Halloween Dance Party & Rap Karaoke Club David. 9 p.m. 21+
Halloween Show w/ Fly by Fire, More Than Enough & More Nutty’s North. 9 p.m. Admission $6. 18+
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plug in: Why should you care...
about childhood obesity?
by Dr. Pam Homan, Superintendent, Sioux Falls School District
Why should you care that the United States has an obesity epidemic? Why should you care that the epidemic is in our own front yard? Did you know that 33 percent of Minnehaha County’s children are overweight or obese?
lescents. Data from NHANES surveys (1976-1980 and 20032006) show that the prevalence of obesity has increased: for children aged 2-5 years, preva-
You should care, because having excess weight during childhood increases the chance that the individual will be obese as an adult. Overall, the price of obesity is $147 billion per year in the United States – just over 9 percent of all medical costs. Health Affairs reports that people who are obese spend about $1,500 more per year on medical costs than the average-weight person. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes – the American Diabetes Association reports that one out of every three children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue, and will also put them at risk for degenerative joint disease and psychological problems. Although commonly thought of as an adult disease, obesity is a growing problem in children and adolescents, and its consequences are increasing in society. The prevalence of obesity has dramatically risen among children in the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported:
Obesity is a serious health concern for children and ado-
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lence increased from 5.0 percent to 12.4 percent; for those aged 6-11 years, prevalence increased from 6.5 percent to 17.0 percent; and for those aged 12-19 years, prevalence
mentors for students, involvement of community partners to provide a multitude of targeted wellness interventions, and differential delivery of physical education for at-risk students. If we, as adults, do not work to stop the obesity epidemic, our quality of life will be permanently redefined by the price we will be paying to support it.
Plug-In Sioux Falls is an initiative to engage and give voice to all young professionals in our
increased from 5.0 percent to
So what can be done? What are we doing in the Sioux Falls Public Schools to address this issue in our community? As a result of completing the Center for Disease Control’s Coordinated School Health needs assessment, the Sioux Falls School District’s Health and Wellness Task Force concluded that a differentiated approach to health and wellness for students must be established. The goal of the task force was to engage the community, parents and the staff in designing a health and wellness program for students. The outcome is a wellness initiative focused on assessment of student fitness, engagement of parents, annual reporting to parents, implementation of wellness coaches and wellness
civic activism depends on
Successful engagement in raising the level of awareness by communicating accurate information. We invite you to join us as we learn, share, discuss and promote all things Sioux Falls. Get Plugged In. Do it for you. Do it for Sioux Falls. For more information, log on to www.pluginsf.com or call the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 605.336.1620.
with Mark Lloyd
Mark Lloyd gets all the book perks working at Borders. Our perk? We get the skinny about upcoming books ahead of everyone else. The Human Bobby by Gabe Rotter
Bobby Flopkowski is just this homeless guy living at the beach. The only things he owns are a tent, his father’s unfinished manuscript and his father’s gun. Bobby’s father had gone crazy trying to finish that manuscript, and ended up shooting himself with that very gun. And now Bobby has a constant clicking sound in his head. It’s a clicking like someone is typing on an old typewriter in his head. Someone is punching the old style keys over and over, but there is never the “ding” sound at the end. Bobby is always waiting for that ding sound. But here’s the thing about Bobby Flopkowski: Bobby hasn’t always been
homeless. Bobby had it made. Bobby was a young, successful doctor. Bobby had a beautiful young wife and a beautiful baby boy. Then there was a chance meeting of an old flame. This old girlfriend is down on her luck. She’s a recovering drug addict who really needs a place to crash. It would just be for a few weeks. What’s the worst that could happen? So after Bobby’s baby gets kidnapped when he’s not paying attention, Bobby spirals out of control in a haze of drugs and alcohol. His wife leaves him and his friends abandon him. And then the clicking starts. But then one day, Bobby sees that old flame again. She has obviously done okay for herself. She is driving a fancy car. She is dressed to the nines. But when Bobby tries to say hello to her, she acts like she doesn’t know him. So Bobby starts to play detective, and everything starts to unravel.
What to watch for in October
Great House by Nicole Krauss Multiple stories are interwoven around a desk. This desk has been stolen by Nazis and passed on through the
generations.This desk has secrets that will probably cause a lot of trouble.
Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens our Lives by Michael Specter So I guess that super long title pretty much says it all about this book. Personally, I don’t believe a word of it.
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First Battle For The Arts Winner Crowned Photos by Adam Sterner
After 10 intense rounds and 11 creative competitors later, tattoo artist Ken Richter was dubbed the winner of BFTA Aug. 19. With just a marker and canvas, Richter was one of four semi-finalists who took the stage at Club David on the battle’s final night. After 30 minutes of intense sketching, Richter beat out Josh Birrittier for the win.
quest. As a seven-year business owner of the sole proprietorship of Independent Body Works Tattoo and Art Studio, I had been looking for somewhere to bring my freehand artwork to the masses. Was it nervewracking? Never working on such a grand scale with a limited timeframe pushed me out of my comfort zone and onto the podium.
every pass of my fatty marker!
How did your background help you? After graduating high school in Southern California I ventured to Phoenix, Ariz. to pursue a career in personal training, which you will find evident in flowing lines and contours accenting human form and well balanced shading. Short story long, the art form of tattooing encompasses both the art side of sweet design and personal satisfaction of manipulating the human body in such a way that boost the self confidence of clients, which is not a far stretch from personal training. What was the final battle like?
Did you have a support system come out each time you battled? Happy with the last night’s turnout, BFTA MC Micah Luke said the competition as a whole was a true success, as it really got people interested in art. “It really struck me on the last night as the air was thick with tension during the voting – to see people get that excited and passionate about art was amazing,” said Luke. 605 spoke with the champion of BFTA, whose imagery Luke calls “just plain cool,” to hear about his journey and what the competition did for him. You won! So what did you think about BFTA? I never thought I’d find myself as an underdog in an epic battle of artistic con-
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Having the quadruple threat: friends, family, and gin and tonic didn’t hurt! How did you feel about your competitors? After researching my competition, I realized I was severely out-gunned, yet found comfort in the fact that I deal with uncertainty each day with every new client. [BFTA MC Micah] Luke said each artist could freestyle for every competition. What did that do for you artistically? Given free reign in this particular competition, I found myself thriving, exploring my own artistic freedom with
The final battle was quite the treat. Not only did I get to stagger onto the stage with the confidence of slaying every other competitor, but with the humility of knowing that in the end, regardless of the audience decision, making it this far in a sea of artists, my ship had sailed. What was going through your mind? On the final night of the battle, I was both nervous and excited because I got to once again grace the stage of Club David, not as a member of the punk band I front, Ten Ton Goldfish, but as a heavyweight in the custom culture of the Midwest, and also as a conservative member of the “American Dream.” Due to popular demand, BFTA is starting the second tournament in Oct. 7. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.
album REVIEW JJ Grey & Mofro-Geogria Warhorse by Roman Black
Nearly six months ago now I walked into my local CD provider and heard the fulfilling, rich voice of this guy named JJ Grey. The staff was all swinging to and fro, and instantly I knew two things: I have not heard this guy, and secondly, I need his entire catalog. My mind and head were bouncing as I heard more and more. This guy is a little bit of everything, I thought. When I say everything, I mean it. He is blues, folk, funk, rock and soul. Through all that his tough, yet vulnerable voice rumbles over what his early fan base calls “gritty swamp rock.” I know you probably read the headline and said, “Who the heck is JJ Grey,” but trust me, once you hear him you will say “I want more.” The Georgia Warhorse is the fifth album released the by the former surfer/
air conditioner repairman. Again, a wide variety of sounds and styles are found throughout this soon to be acclaimed release. The title track pays respect to the giant yellow and black grasshoppers found throughout the South. Grey said he “respects their tenacity, strength and extreme toughness.” Passion bleeds from the “King Hummingbird” track two which talks about mistakes and how the conscience reminds us of them and yet, somehow, this song makes my heart feel good because it is so masterfully sung. Reggae star Toots Hibbert joins in to harmonize on “the Sweetest Thing,” a song that reflects on emotions felt when true love is found. Derek Trucks lends some atmospheric slide guitar on the closing cut “Lullaby;” a momentum-gaining (almost ritualistic) tale. To put it bluntly, this disc just awesome; it rocks; it rolls; it testifies; it soothes and it infects you. Just like all his other releases, it needs to be heard. This guy is no studio monkey. He is legit, and you need find out for yourself.
ALSO LISTENING TO Dierks Bentley – Up on the Ridge Fans of Snakebeard Jackson will want to check this out. Ryan Bingham – Junky Star yawning stars. The future will go on without him, I guess.
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profiles IN SOUND Oct. 5 | Atmosphere – To All My Friends Tour | Sioux Empire Expo Building $25 Minneapolis natives, Atmosphere, will be returning to Sioux Falls for an all-ages show on Oct. 5, with openers Blueprint, Grieves and Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The Sioux Empire Expo Building opens for the show at 6 p.m., with tickets running $25 at the door. Get them for $21 ahead of time at Ernie November’s 41st Street location, both Last Stop CD Shops, and online at www.collectiveeffortsunion.com. With six albums already under their belts, Atmosphere recently released a set of EP’s to tide fans over until the new full-length, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EP’s, Slug and Ant bring you a dozen tracks of brand new material – most of which is garnishing reviews similar to their 2003 release, Seven’s Travels. Beyond the numerous albums, the
duo has also done 11 Sad Clown tour albums, and Slug has put out several records with Murs under the Felt moniker. The subject matter of Atmosphere songs stretch across a wide library, with a majority of them relating directly back to Slug’s life. Specializing in firstperson narratives, the lyrical content has been compared to ripping a page directly out of his journal. It wasn’t until When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That S*** Gold that the group took a step outside of their norm and made an album completely based around fictional stories – but still within reach of relatable society. The independent group brought the Twin Cities into focus for underground hip-hop, still proving to be a mentor band for numerous acts popping into the genre today. They were also a key element in the organization of Rhymesayers Entertainment, and still support the label almost 15 years later. The business grew so popular they were able to open a record store, Fifth Element, in
1999. Atmosphere is one of the most sustaining underground artists to date, touring relentlessly and constantly releasing new music. Consistently bringing various Rhymesayers artists on tour to support them, the group has become a sort of spokesmodel for the label. Selling out major tours in the U.S. and overseas, there’s no doubt the group has hit a legacy status for Midwest hip-hop. There will be an after-party held at Nutty’s North immediately following the show where DJ AdApt will be spinning all night. The 18+ event costs $3 at the door.
“One can feel Atmosphere loosening modern hip-hop from its moorings and yanking it into some weirder and far more interesting place.” -ROLLING STONE
“With passionate inflection and pristine delivery, Slug toggles neatly among the poetic, preachy, and provocative, sometimes hitting all at once.” -Entertainment Weekly
Photo by Dan Monick
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Oct. 19 | Peelander-Z 7 p.m. at Nutty’s North Sioux Falls can often seem like an isolated island. While our cultural information is limited to what we see on the Internet or TV, on Oct. 19, Peelander-Z will be coming to Sioux Falls to show us a brand new civilization. Claiming to hail from the Z-sector of planet Peelander, the Japanese punk trio (Peelander Yellow, Red and Green) has been sent to Earth to feed on human smiles (a food source to the Peelanders) and send them back home in order to sustain existence. In the process they are touring the world with their crazy live show, including costumes (or, I’m sorry, “Peelander skin”), wrestling, limbo parties, human bowling, and so much more. Actually forming in New York City, the trio (once a quartet, before Peelander Blue left to assume the throne of planet Peelander – a.k.a. get married) has released five full-length albums, a self-titled mini-album and two split 7-inches. They plan on releasing their new album, P-TV-S on Sept. 28, which includes appearances by The Riverboat Gamblers, Math the Band and Atash, to name a few. Categorized as a Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, Peelander-Z has a fairly impressive tour record. From performing at Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, they have also performed with musicians such as Buckethead and The Vibrators. The band has also been featured on numerous TV programs (VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” Spike TV’s “Most Extreme Challenge,” and numerous others), and performs at various Anime conventions throughout the U.S. They’re not Japanese, not American and certainly not human. Peelander-Z is from a place you can’t see, only feel. They provide entertainment in order to gain your attention (and, consequently, your smiles). Come see them at Nutty’s North with Birthday Suits and more TBA. Give them your smile – help them live. For more information, visit www.collectiveeffortsunion. com.
profiles IN SOUND Oct. 21 | Broadway’s Spring Awakening Brings SelfDiscovery and Sexuality to the Pavilion Stage. | 7 p.m. Admission $25, $38 or $55 plus tax
about society in general, and none of them are being answered.” The musical is based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, which was banned from certain stages at the time. Though things have obviously changed since then, the themes can still hold controversial. There is also partial nudity and some crude language.
Photo by Joan Marcus
Hailed by The New York Times as “the most important musical of this decade,” “Spring Awakening,” the hit Broadway musical, will rock the stage at the Washington Pavilion Oct. 21. Set in 19th Century Germany, the poignant coming of age story follows teens as they navigate through self-discovery and rebellion in a repressive society. Elizabeth Judd, who plays female lead Wendla, said her character has a lot of questions that eventually lead to consequences. According to Judd, “[Wendla] has a lot of questions about growing up and
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“It can definitely ruffle some feathers for sure, but it’s very truthful and it’s very honest,” said Judd. This particular musical is unique in the sense that it has been known to leave some audience members changed. Judd calls the musical an “emotion rollercoaster” that opens dialogue to parents and their children. So much so that if parents feel it’s time to talk with their children about some of life’s toughest issues, then Judd said this is the show to bring them to – it will do more than break the ice. “At the heart of it there are moments
that are really sacred, and it’s just about the relationship between parents and children, and authority figures and children in general,” said Judd. “It’s really touching. I left the show changed when I saw it. It’s very powerful - it does something to you.” The rock musical won eight Tony Awards while on Broadway, including Best Musical, in 2008. It has been dubbed as this generation’s “Rent” and Judd said it is probably because “it doesn’t hold back.” The music itself has also had raving reviews. “Spring Awakening” won the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album in 2008, beating out “A Chorus Line,”
It’s really touching. I left the show changed when I saw it. It’s very powerful - it does something to you. + Elizabeth Judd, who plays female lead Wendla
“Company,” “Grey Gardens” and “West Side Story.” Composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Steven Sater also won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Score, and Entertainment Weekly has described it as “The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” Judd described that audience members will be pensive one minute and
want to rock out in the aisle the next, which makes this musical a true experience. All generations can identify with what the characters are going through in this tale of sexuality, morality and rock ‘n’ roll. “It’s really intense, but at the same time it’s so much fun,” Judd said. Tickets are on sale at (605) 367-6000 and www.washingtonpavilion.org.
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J.A. O’Sullivan is the editor-in-chief of The Post, an online magazine that writes about all things South Dakota, as well as a past reporter for the Watertown Public Opinion. You can contact him at email@example.com.
This Is Your Job By J.A. O’Sullivan Put down that memo, buddy. We need to talk. We both know there was a time when you could imagine these cubicles and whip up irony as delicious as cake frosting. Maybe you’d be standing next to your friend’s desk and she’d ask you to write a memo on a memo about memos and the two of you would roll your eyes and chuckle knowingly. Then you’d begin talking about your dreams, all those things you originally wanted to do after emerging from the primordial ooze of college: volunteer for the Peace Corps, teach in an inner city school, bungee jump in Borneo. That was before the Great Recession. Now your friend’s cubicle is empty. Last you heard she was shacking up with a barista down the block for a cozy spot on his futon. Or she moved home to leech off mom and dad. Whichever. All you know is you just stand there, in this ventilated, windowless rube factory and listen to your boss’s boss whine about how South Dakota’s banking jobs will disappear because Congress is meddling with subprime credit cards – that’s your product, buddy – that force ridiculous fees on people who can’t afford to pay. Your boss didn’t lose his job. He didn’t lose his secretary or take a salary cut or a wage freeze. You took a wage freeze, for the good of the company. But that’s just sensible business. Time was you could hate your job. You could spit it from your mouth like burnt coffee to the tune of your alarm clock. You could float through the day planning your next life: a musician, a writer, the proprietor of a bed and breakfast. After all, no one grows up dreaming of scribbling internal communications for bankers. Maybe you plan that all-inclusive vacation to Cancun or flying lessons, even though you’re too prude for the one and too chickenshit for the other. Maybe you unwind on a Friday night by drinking Heineken Light and punching your bedroom door. Let’s face it, buddy: I knew Tyler Durden, and you’re no Tyler Durden. Hating your job. Man, did that ship sail. Now you love your job, because it’s all you’ve got, buddy. It’s not like you’re going to jump in the sack with that barista. No, you’re a
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man among men. So you stand next to your friend’s cubicle and listen to your boss’s boss whine and catch the faintest whiff of strip mall perfume from the metal peg where her handbag used to dangle. You remember the day she snorted cola through her nose at lunch as you two shared a wry joke about the retarded janitor. You remember the day you tried to convince her to breeze off with you to Cancun. You remember how she said maybe with the faintest lick of her lips and a look in her eyes that said yes, maybe I will go to Cancun with you and we’ll snorkel and rent a glass-bottom boat and drink cheap beer and strip off each others’ clothes and discover all those secrets that float in the ventilated air, just beyond our conversation. Most of all, you remember two days after that bitten lip, her absence in the office nothing more than a casual curiosity. Until you notice three other workers absent and you think, has there been a bout of the swine flu? And in the bathroom you scrub your hands really hard for extra long and even consider buying one of those white masks that crazy old people sometimes wear in Falls Park. And when you finally return from your fast food lunch, your boss pulls into her deluxe cube and explains that changes had been made. Not, we fired people. Not, we let people go. Not, we made changes. No, she coos, in that soft, melodious voice, changes have been made. What it means is that you’ve been promoted. Except you don’t get a raise. Or a nicer desk. You don’t even get more respect. You just do more work in the same eight hours. You make more calls. You shoot more emails. You’re handed more responsibilities to potentially screw up. If you don’t like it, changes can be made to you, too. You know you’re supposed to feel happy, because you have a job. You watch the TV news and hear stories about fathers who beat their kids because they’ve been out of work seven months and old ladies who have to choose between prescriptions or food. You briefly think about what it would be like to live solely on drugs, and then imagine yourself as some pimped-out Rock God. But then you return to watching reality shows and leafing through your bills. Yes, old ladies, I also have bills to pay.
So pretend to like your job until the day comes when you can pretend to once again dream big. Who knows? Maybe then you’ll have really grown a pair of wings and check off those flight lessons. Maybe you’ll find your old co-worker, talk her out of that barista or whatever life raft she’s clinging to and you two can sail down to Cancun and oil each other with sunscreen and sit for matching tattoos and make jokes about the losers back at headquarters. On a paid vacation, of course. But every day until then, remind yourself: I am an office worker in the most earnest way. My shirt is buttoned. My work is fulfilling. I’ve been promoted. Maybe I’ll be promoted again. This is what my forefathers envisioned. No more wars. No more religious oppression. No more starvation. This is what my parents wanted for me. This is what they had for themselves. Staplers and penis enlargement email advertisements and the relaxing hum of central air. And let’s face it, central air is damned relaxing. Good talk, buddy. Now get back to that memo. For info on submitting your work, e-mail rallen@605magazine. com.
CORRECTION “Would Once They Aren’t in the Coffer” in the September issue was by Annie Christian, not Barrett Gapp. Annie Christain is an English PhD graduate from the University of South Dakota. Her poems have been published in Bombay Gin, Arabesques Review, The American Drivel Review, and Beeswax Magazine, among others. She is a threeyear recipient of the University of South Dakota’s Gladys Hasse Poetry Award, and she received the 2007 and 2008 Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque, NM. In 2010, her poetry manuscript Tall As You Are Tall between Them was a semi-finalist in Ahsahta Press’ Sawtooth Poetry Prize.
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a taste of SARCASM
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Inca Express “When we needed to find a hippie bookstore that sold secondhand books, I thought of Abandoned Planet (518 Valencia St.), which is right across the street from where I used to live ... When I was a starving writer-director-actor, I’d go to the Muddy Waters Cafe (521 Valencia St.) every day, buy a $3.50 burrito and eat half for lunch, half for dinner.” - Muddy Waters I don’t know about the rest of you out there in readerland, but ever since the first time I set foot in Qdoba, I wanted a tortilla steamer. The machine is magical. I mean, the way it is able to pump out a perfectly pliable flour tortilla with the simple press of a lever and an injection of steam amazes me. After eating the perfect combination of slow-cooked meat, rice, beans, salsa and various toppings
all packed into this “burrito” the size of my head – I was in love. I am pleased to announce to those of you who are unaware, there is a new burrito factory in town that is not named Qdoba.1 This Mecca of burrito madness is a product of a very familiar face in the Sioux Falls’ dining community. It is none other than Inca Mexican Restaurant. Indeed, the folks at Inca have decided to open a west-side location with a little different spin. The new location is called Inca Express. As the name implies, this is still Inca, but with a little more speed and a little less sit-down. Inca Express brings with it not only the credibility of the original Inca, but also a limited portion of the menu. Many of the original favorites from Inca can be found on the menu, delivered at an increased speed, along with many new items.
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Of the new items being brought to the table, none seem to strike as much excitement in me as the inclusion of giant burritos (à la Qboda, Chipotle, etc.). What makes these burritos different from the national chain restaurants,2 is the use of more traditional ingredients and flavors. For example, items like black beans and cilantro-lime rice have been replaced by Spanish rice and pinto beans.3 Instead of angel hair thin white cheese, there is a more thickly shredded blend of cheeses. Most importantly4, the meat has a much more distinctly rustic flavor profile to it.5 In addition to the giant burritos, there are several dishes on the overhead menu that are unique to Inca Express. These items bring bold flavors and fast execution to the diners. I have mixed emotions revealing the location of Inca Express. I am not so pleased to note that Inca Express is located at 5024 S. Marion Road (i.e. the location of the damned). This is the same location that housed such failed restaurants as the short-lived Hoagies as well as Sioux Falls’ first attempt at an alternative burrito shop, Big City Burrito. I hope Inca Express does not fall to the same fate as its predecessors. The interior of Inca Express has that “just moved in feel” to it. In other words, very little has been done to it. It is fairly clear that when Inca leased the location, it purchased the assets of the business that preceded it. The furniture is plain and otherwise uninteresting. The walls, floor and décor also leave a lot to be desired. I would like to think this is the genius of the owners waiting to invest too much capital until the restaurant has been established. Right now there are a couple outdated pictures and mirrors on the walls, which, themselves, are papered in lackluster decade-old designs. Overall, Inca Express has potential, but right now it appears to be in its infancy. The food is very good and brings something to the Sioux Falls “fast”6 food scene that has been lacking. On the other hand, the appearance of the restaurant is that of a half-hearted7 effort.
Final Grade FOOD 4/5 – Inca’s food meets the needs of a city clamoring for burrito shop competition. SERVICE 4/5 - Nothing unique, but the staff is very kind and the speed is wonderful. One thing I would love to see, and maybe this isn’t the right place, is a late night option for burritos. Nothing would be more satisfying after a late night on the town. DéCOR 1/5 – Almost not worth mentioning. It appears they just moved in and started business. Here is hoping they continue to work on the décor as the business continues. 1) For those of you chomping at the bit with anticipation, I am sorry to report that it is neither Chipotle or Panchero’s, either. 2) *cough* McDonald’s*cough*cough* owns Chipotle*cough* 3) Before you go and e-mail me your complaints, please note that I am fully aware that the chains provide pinto beans - I am simply making a point. 4) In this carnivore’s eyes… 5) I will be honest with those of you honest readers who actually take the time to read the footnotes and understand what the superscript numbers mean – I don’t really know how to describe why this food tastes different than the chains. It just does. It isn’t necessarily better or worse – that is a decision that you, the diner, need to determine – it is just different, more traditional. 6) Don’t get me wrong, this is fast, but your food isn’t coming out wrapped in paper, either. This is handmade cuisine. 7) I wanted to use another less-PC word here, of the equidae variety. Donkey for the layman. Wikipedia can make anybody sound like a genius.
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get involved: WONDER CAPES by Danielle Jaeger Courtesy Photos Every year, as the end of October rolls around, it isn’t surprising to see children participating in typical holiday festivities such as trick-or-treating or school costume parties. However, you might be surprised to hear that a local couple is pushing for a unique style choice for children that involves wearing a cape whenever they would like, not just on Halloween.
Amy and Michael Pankratz, the founders and creators of Wonder Capes, are firm believers in sporting capes year round. The couple is devoted to touching the lives of children everywhere by creating something small that has been proven to make a big difference. In order to appeal to children on the most personal level, they produce two types of capes for children: Wonder Capes and Comfort Capes. Wonder Capes are capes geared toward the everyday child, while Comfort Capes are for the sick or hospitalized. Each cape is handmade to comfort all children, and to make each child feel “included and special”. “Comfort Capes are made with soft, one hundred percent cotton, designer flannel,” said Amy. “The goal is to be soft to the touch, something they can snuggle with, keep them warm, or a tangible item to keep near, to bring
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them comfort, while reminding them of their bravery and strength; not only for the child, but for the parents, as well.” Amy believes that every child deserves a personalized cape to call their own. “Why should it matter if your child is running in the hallways at home or in the hospital? Every child deserves a Wonder or Comfort Cape. We are committed to making sure everything we create for little superheroes is safe, and will last for many years to come,” she said. Amy sews with her sister to handmake each and every cape. Aside from fabric and thread, Amy also puts a lot of “time, thought, reflection, and most of all, prayer” into each finished product. “It isn’t done in mass production; every single one is individually made. We take great pride in our capes to ensure every one we produce is without defects before flying out the door,” said Amy. “I feel if we personally didn’t make it, I wouldn’t have the connection I do to so many families.” The inspiration behind Wonder Capes came in March of 2009, when Amy’s eldest child became ill with a “double virus” and was admitted to Sanford Children’s Hospital here in Sioux Falls. With a long weekend to be spent in the hospital ahead of her, Amy’s daughter had a simple request. “Our daughter requested two things be brought to her hospital room: her special blanket and her Wonder
Cape. It was there her Wonder Cape became a comfort,” said Amy. “By the third day of her stay, she was feeling well enough to want to ‘flit’ around the hospital hallways with her cape.” Amy remembers watching in amazement as her daughter began interacting with other children on the floor, and letting her new friends take turns wearing her beloved Wonder Cape. “Tears came to parents’ eyes, as they could not remember their child giggling or having fun,” said Amy. “No child cared that another might have lacked hair, had a mask or an IV pole – they were too busy having fun, pretending to act out one scenario after another.” Amy felt that God kept presenting her with the opportunity to share the joy of Wonder Capes to all children. When her daughter’s Wonder Cape became a comfort to her during her stay at Sanford Children’s Hospital, “the idea of the Comfort Cape was formed.”
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Amy is working hard to expand her efforts across the country, hoping to fill every children’s hospital with Wonder and Comfort Capes. Raymond Clark, then 8, was the first child to receive a Comfort Cape from Wonder Capes. He received it in May of 2009 at Sanford Children’s Hospital, just shy of a year before he passed. “If two pieces of fabric can impact a child’s life this greatly and give an imagination back to children who can, if only for a moment, forget they are sick – who needs sleep? This has been more than worth the many nights spent sewing,” said Amy. Recently, Wonder Capes teamed up with Go Inspire Go (GIG), a multimedia platform that “uses social networking to inspire social change,” to take joy and Comfort Capes to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. If you are interested in reading more about Wonder Capes and what they do, or would like to make a difference in the life of a sick child, visit their Facebook page or www.wondercapes. com to donate.
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why don’t ya do somethin’? FILMDROME by Joanna Halverson
Most of American Hollywood isn’t exactly “diverse” and “cultured” – unless you count the various ways one can become impregnated. This dawned on me last January, while taking an African film course. Watching movies in class scores points in my (text)book any day. Plus, I needed the course as required for my Spanish minor. But viewing the films made me realize there are other continents (six, in fact!) that have separate views on gender roles, morals, values, and financial responsibilities. Members of these other cultures make daily sacrifices to help their families survive. And here I thought cinema only meant a shirtless Matthew McConaughey. The new Sioux Falls film society, Filmdrome, screens indie and classic films in the Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion two Friday nights per month. “Filmdrome was originally dedicated to showcase art, independent, classic and foreign films; movies that the community might not otherwise be exposed to,” Filmdrome co-founder Hugo Sarmiento said. And that exposure will help you learn what you like in terms of genre, cinematography or the values or parts of the world depicted. In other words, Filmdrome hopes to hear Sioux Falls’ians say: ‘I am interested in films that depict other countries’ roles of women as wives and mothers, because I want to know which parts of the world discourage women from having careers.’ Instead of: ‘I like Twilight movies because R-Pattz is, like, so hot!’ There was a time before “sex sells!” and when vampires were only an elementary school Halloween costume. “It’s not that I think we lack appreciation for diversity, I just think it’s something that can be strengthened through exposure,” Filmdrome co-founder Peter Van Eerden said. “It’s about seeing the way other people think and live.” Everybody loves a good Kate Hudson flick now and then,
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but Filmdrome encourages the community to broaden their perspectives. “We are trying to bring films that the commercial theatres are not going to bring to Sioux Falls,” Sarmiento said. “But we are by no means trying to compete with them; we just cover a completely different segment of the market.” The Filmdrome board meets and chooses which films to screen based on current events or holiday seasons, or by community requests made via the website filmdrome.org. “Each of the films this season have been very specifically selected for a purpose,” Sarmiento said. “We’re hoping for a good turn-out for the Halloween season, and our screening of the Jack Nicholson favorite, ‘The Shining.’” A lot of modern-American Hollywood portrays films in terms of good-looking people and some comical predicament. But we don’t gain any further knowledge of other cultures. “There are other elements to be depicted through film,” Van Eerden said. “I think ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a good example. It takes place in another country, and there are different values expressed. But it became really popular, I think, because people felt that connection to humanity.” Local filmmakers are also welcome to submit their work, via the website, to be screened. “Someday, it would be great to have enough funds to be able to give grants to independent filmmakers because we recognize how hard it is to get these films made,” Sarmiento said. “Filmdrome needs to pay for the rights to screen these films in public venues, so, unfortunately, we do have to charge.” General admission is $5 or $3 for students. Or, you could pay $10 to see the “new” predictable romantic-comedy at a crowded movie theatre. That works, too. Tickets are available at the door or online at boxoffice. washingtonpavilion.org/online.
October films Rosemary’s Baby October 22 | 6:30 p.m. Citizen Kane October 22 | 9 p.m. Let the Right One In October 29 | 6:30 p.m. The Shining October 29 | 9 p.m.
Trend Alert: zombies, zombies, zombies! The living dead will take over the streets of downtown once again for the fifth annual Zombie Walk. By Denise DePaolo
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On Saturday, Oct. 30, Sioux Falls will be overrun by legions of the walking dead. Throngs of moaning, grunting reanimated corpses will stumble their way around downtown— darkening doorways, shocking unassuming shoppers with their festering visages, satiating their unholy hunger for…domestic beer and rock ‘n’ roll. That’s right. No human flesh for these dead-ish merrymakers. It’s Zombie Walk time! Skelly’s Pub (on the corner of 10th and Phillips) will play host to the undead partiers and living spectators for the
fifth year running. “Skelly’s has always worked with us and been one hundred percent behind us on it. Tom, who runs the place, is awesome. Last year, the bar was at capacity and I expect the same this year,” said Sioux Falls Zombie Walk founder Kerry Roberts. Roberts was inspired after watching a special about Monroeville, Pa., where George Romero shot the 1978 horror classic “Dawn of the Dead.” To commemorate the film’s anniversary, Monroeville hosted a zombie walk that drew thousands of enthusiasts. Roberts found that a lot his friends were enthusiastic about the prospect of a similar event happening in Sioux Falls, and with much help, he turned the dream into reality. Attendance has nearly doubled every year since the inaugural Walk in 2006, drawing over 400 zombies in 2009. Roberts maintains a glimmer of hope that Romero or Bruce Campbell (star “Army of Darkness” and the “Evil Dead” films), whom he invites every year, will show up. No luck yet, since they demand gargantuan appearance fees, and most of Zombie Walk’s proceeds go to charity. But no one is ruling out the possibility of a pop-in. In the past, the take has been donated to March of Dimes and the Sioux Falls State Theater. This year’s event will benefit Sioux Falls Roller Dollz, a philanthropic organization in its own right. Roberts encourages people to arrive downtown early if they want the whole experience. Get Dead, Inc. (Zombie Walk’s official makeup crew) will set up camp at the bar around 3 p.m. and spend the afternoon transforming perfectly nice Midwesterners into hollow-eyed, brain-crazed automatons. “One person’s shading. One’s doing the white. They’re drawing veins. Last year they did over a hundred people’s makeup. It’s like hack and slash and get them out the door. We have never had anyone upset about the quality of their makeup,” said Roberts. Of course, many attendees have a specific zombie look they are going for and choose to do their own makeup before venturing out. Each year there is a costume contest and people go all out, dressing as zombie brides, zombie Jesus, and even zombie Batman. This year, the theme is Zombie Hoedown, so they look forward to seeing a lot of participants sporting western wear. The theme is a nod to Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, a tongue-in-cheek Seattle-based country act, who will headline the event. The other bands include official Zombie Walk band Wumpus, Rochester’s zombie-themed ska-funk outfit Zed on Arrival and local rockers The Coltcockers. At 5:30, the makeup magic at Skelly’s will wrap up so that the undead procession can start at 6 sharp. Strictly a foot
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parade, Zombie Walk follows Phillips Avenue’s east sidewalk from Skelly’s, pausing at Federal Plaza on 12th and Phillips for photos and impish mayhem, before crossing and returning to the bar via the west side of the street. “We get people of all shapes and sizes and ages and walks of life. Last year we had doctors and homeless people. There were people pushing their little baby zombies in strollers and the oldest people were well up into their seventies,” said Roberts. Upon returning to Skelly’s the first of four bands will start, and when the music commences, the free beer flows. Once the bands start playing, beer is free for zombies until the keg runs out. The event is all-ages, so those who plan on drinking must bring an ID and remember this is a family function until 10 p.m. In the past, Zombie Walk has been a $10 event ($5 for makeup and $5 for the cover at Skelly’s) and this year will be comparably priced.
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the real deal ELI SHOW Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD | Age: 25 | Specialty: Mixed Media You might recognize this month’s Real Deal as the lead singer of We All Have Hooks For Hands, but Eli Show wears many hats in the art scene. We chatted with the man behind the canvas about his upcoming art show at the Ipso Gallery opening November 5. 605: A lot of people know you from We All Hooks For Hands. What are all of your talents, because it seems like you have quite a few? SHOW: I try to do a lot of things. I made films for a while and acted – don’t know if I’m the best actor. I wrote short stories and poems for a long time, but now I kind of just focus on lyrics and titles when I write. I was a digital archivist for a while, too, and graphic designer. But I’ve always done art. That was the first thing I guess that I did creatively and well. 605: What types of art do you dabble in? I noticed you play a lot with photography. SHOW: I do about everything; performance art only a little, but it was amazingly fun. 605: What made you want to become an artist? SHOW: Cartoons. Definitely cartoons. 605: How would you describe your artistic style? SHOW: Pretty graphic and full of imagery that plays with the idea of language and communication. Very stream of conscious process, though I usually will start and finish a piece in the same night just so my mood and rhythm doesn’t change – keeps things more natural and cohesive.
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605: Do you design the We All Have Hooks For Hands shirts? SHOW: Of course. 605: Where do you get your inspiration? SHOW: Art, life, girls, movies, books, cartoons, and [Marcel] Duchamp. 605: Tell us about your show at the Ipso Gallery downtown. SHOW: It is my first solo show in Sioux Falls, and I believe the first solo show at [the] Ipso. I feel I haven’t represented myself entirely to Sioux Falls, so I’m excited, and I want to make it pretty crazy. But I always try for something grand, and you always see how close you can get to your crazy ideas.
605: Where can people purchase your art if they are interested? SHOW: The Ipso Gallery in November, otherwise I have a [web]site www.eliandthemountain.wordpress.com, and email me if you want art at firstname.lastname@example.org. 605: Any other plans we should know about? SHOW: I’m trying to build something that I can fly in, or get better at skateboarding.
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605: What do you hope people get out of your work? SHOW: Joy, entertainment, whatever they feel like getting out of an art piece. The Ipso Gallery is located in the Fresh Produce marketing offices downtown. For updates on Show, visit www.eliandthemountain.wordpress.com. To watch his acting chops, visit the videos page on 605magazine.com.
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he said SHE SAID
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It’s all about the he said, she said bull… you get it. Lady Tove and Sir Mammenga are here to cut the middle man and give straight-up answers for relationships from a male and female perspective. 1.) My boyfriend is friends with a ton of hipsters and I feel really dumb around them with all of their witty and pretentious banter. How do I get comfortable around them and not just sit there feeling awkward without losing myself? -Not So Hip
conversation. Just because you don’t feel hip and witty doesn’t mean you can’t be a comfortable addition to the group. Besides, getting to know other people and trying to understand and relate doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself in the process.
T: Hipsters. Jocks. Geeks. Preps. Each group has their own set of likes and dislikes, and each has their own stereotype. No matter what type of group you hang out with, there will be some people who are stolidly and stereotypically the definition of that group. That doesn’t mean, however, that you
Who knows, you might even grow from it and learn a little more about who you really are. M: When you aren’t a so-called “hipster,” it makes it really tough to hang out with them, so let me start out by saying that I feel your pain. A traditional hipster lifestyle is a bohemian one in which all things “mainstream” are rejected and contributions to independent culture and ideas are celebrated. The problem today is that a lot of so-called hipsters have really abandoned the core principles of what actually makes a hipster. The Internet and mainstream media have turned the lifestyle into more of a fashion trend than anything. So what you end up with is a bunch of people dressing like hipsters and trying desperately to live the lifestyle. This usually equates to these people being arrogant a-holes and having two or three bands “in their back pocket” you don’t know about. They do this so they can seem obscure and attack you when you “don’t know anything about good music.”
have to be exactly like that one person. No one is “perfect,” and most of us fit into a variety of groups. For example, my friend Penelope has friends who are hipsters, others who are jocks, and others who fit into various other categories. Not fitting in just because you don’t emphatically classify yourself as part of one group or another is a weak excuse. Open your mind and leave your judgmental pants at home. Next time you hang out with these hipsters, jump in the
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That’s what you get from the modern hipster. You shouldn’t fret, however. Just be yourself. Don’t run out and buy an all flannel wardrobe or anything, and please continue to shower on a regular basis. If your boyfriend really cares about you, he will work to make you feel included. But if you feel like you really need something to contribute, listen for the next time one of his friends mentions a “back pocket band.” Remember the name and run home and plug it into Pandora. Find a similar band and talk about them the next time you get together with his friends. continued on pg. 45
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ask THE JOHNS
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Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ’80s (I’m sure you feel their pain all you Katies, Michaels and Jessicas). But these three gentlemen, when not slaving away at “Worlds of Warcraft,” are here to answer every question you throw at them. They’re suave, sort of hip, and are here for you. The identity of these three amigos has been altered to protect the innocent. 1.) My cousin added me on Facebook and keeps putting incredibly “saucy” photos up. I tried to write her as an older influence to tell her to knock it off, but I got nothing. Do I contact her parents? -Worried/Grossed Out JP: Report it as porn. Then maybe she’ll get kicked off Facebook. I hope this helps. JW: First question – is your cousin 18? If yes, is she hot? If yes, what is her screen name? Seriously though, don’t get involved with your hussy of a relative. The odds are that her parents know this is going on, and just sit back and watch the dudes in Affliction tshirts hit on her. JT: If she is a teenager the last thing she wants to hear is someone telling her what to do (especially from her parents). First and foremost, I want you to know that I am not okay with her behavior by any means. But sometimes
you have to let kids make their own mistakes in order to learn from them. The greatest lessons I have learned in my life have all come from some of my biggest mistakes or bad decisions I have made. 2.) Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? -Still Has Braces JP: I’m on team I Don’t Watch Movies With Vampires, Werewolves, Wizards, Harold Potters, or Pretty Much Anything Fantasy. Are you going to make your braces orange for Halloween? JW: I’m on team Peter Facinelli (the doctor dad of the vampires). Before he donned the white face makeup for that sweet, sweet franchise paycheck, he was Mike Dexter in “Can’t Hardly Wait” (a cinematic masterpiece of one-liners that never disappoints). JT: My team is the Green Bay Packers.
3.) My friend has started to talk more and more about herself lately. I thought it was a phase, but it’s not slowing down anytime soon. My friends are about to explode. Do I bring it to her attention when she takes an actual pause? How do I do so without offending her? JP: I think you either ask her to stop talking about herself so much or don’t let it bother you. Maybe just reply to her that you also think she is awesome every time she talks about herself. JW: This could be fun. Bring a micro recorder next time you’re out with her. Record everything all night. Then splice it together so it’s just her saying ‘me,’ ‘I’ and ‘my’ over and over again. Mail it to that new super dreamy rap star Drake (a.k.a. Jimmy from Canada’s “Degrassi”) and have him make you famous. Wait, did you ask me how to get famous? What was the question? JT: When the time feels right and you are alone with her, just tell her exactly how you feel. She will either take your advice and make an effort to change, or she will become angry with you and remain who she is. All you can do is make your point known to her. If she is not going to change then it is time to reconsider having her as a friend. Disclaimer: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except maybe John T’s.
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quiz: ARE YOU A GOOD TEAM PLAYER? Teamwork can be vital in school or in the workplace. Are you a team player?
1 If your team is not getting
2 If a team member is
3 You really have stepped
desired results, you:
it up in the team. You:
a) Look to yourself first to see what you
a) Try to figure out how to make
a) Make sure everyone knows.
could have done differently.
up for it if the deadline is ap-
b) Let your work as a group speak
b) Try to figure out who screwed it up.
proaching, or how to get their help
otherwise. b) Make sure they donâ€™t get any credit whatsoever.
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5 If youâ€™re not happy with someone on your
the team than you. You:
a) See if there is anything else you can pitch in on.
a) Cut them out of the group, and leave them out of the
b) Did all you could. Others chose to take on a big-
b) Tolerate them and try to use them to their best advantage.
ANSWERS 1) a. 1 b. 2 2) a. 1 b. 2 3) a. 2 b. 1 4) a. 1 b. 2 5) a. 2 b. 1
4 You realize others are doing more for
There is No “I” in Rude. 7-10 points You are not a team player and need to realize the value in being one. If you work with a team you not only will get better recognition, but you can get better results. Working well in a team will follow you throughout your life. Embrace it.
“Good game, good game.” 1-6 points Remember that feeling you get after a game when you know you worked well with others as you high five your opposing team along with your teammates? No? Me either. But you are a great team member! Success will surely be yours.
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2.) I am getting married next summer, and a groomsman’s girlfriend was talking all kinds of crazy to me about how she has to be in the limo with us at all times and is trying to get me to pair him up with who she wants for walking down the aisle. Do I tell him I think she’s nuts, and to get out while he still can? -Tamra, 25
T: Telling him you think she’s nuts is inappropriate. At the same time, her behavior is way out of line, and a polite conversation with your friend about it is more than acceptable. Your wedding is just that: YOURS. For someone else, especially someone so removed from you, to step in and make demands on your plans is just plain rude. I do believe your groomsman needs to take care of the situation, and a little nudge from you in the right direction certainly won’t hurt. Be careful how you breach the subject, though. Just because you find her batty doesn’t mean your friend isn’t batty for her. To start the conversation by insulting her - and thereby him - would be a big misstep on your part. Keep the conversation positive by reinforcing that you’re glad he’s part of your big day. Gently tell him that the requests made by his lady friend have made you uncomfortable and that he should talk to her to let her know they will not be fulfilled.
M: I don’t think it’s completely necessary for you to tell him that he needs to get rid of her. It sounds like she is the jealous type and is worried her boyfriend is going to pull some shenanigans in the limo. This girl seems very controlling, and the lack of control in this instance is probably driving her absolutely batty. But one thing I’ve learned in my 25 years is that you never, under any circumstances, tell a bride what to do with her wedding! Actually, it sounds like you have been relatively calm about all this, which speaks volumes about your character. But at this point something needs to be done. I’m not saying you need to pop this chick in the mouth, but a stern talking to should do the trick. If you don’t want to tell her yourself, tell her boyfriend. He should be able to take it from there. Once he hears about how crazy she is maybe he will kick her to the curb. So you win twice.
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Again, it’s your day. You’ve got other people with opinions to deal with, so don’t stress about this pesky bug in your ear.
If you don’t like your friend’s significant other do you tell them? If so, why? “Friendships are just like relationships – honesty is key. Be honest, but respectful.” – Daniel Hodges
“If the reasoning behind not liking them is not immature and is something serious, I would probably tell them. But if it’s something stupid, no.” – Katie Jensen
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fashion october 2010 Mr. Bendo Model: Noel Kuperus Materials Needed: -Attire: red polo (polo pictured from Try It Again) and jeans. -M.A.C. Face & Body Makeup. -Eyes: Lancôme Artliner in Noir; Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl eyeliner pencil in Black Ebony -Beard: NARS Black Diamond eye shadow -Hair: black temporary hair spray; regular hair spray. -Final touch: pipe (pipe pictured from Buck’s Muffler Shop).
Local Halloween Costumes Have fun with easy local looks for the spookiest day of the year. Images Candace Ann Photography HAIR & MAKEUP Shannon Barnes of SevenStudio
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Use foundation on cheeks, nose, forehead and eyelids only (not where you will place the beard). MAC Face and Body or any airbrush makeup will make the skin look more plastic. Use the pencil liner for the eyebrows and the liquid liner for the mustache and the outline of the beard. Fill in the beard with black eye shadow using a brush or sponge applicator. Shape the hair with a hair cream, spray with regular hairspray to hold in place, then spray all over with black temporary hair color.
“My Zombie, Mike!”
Zombie Mayor Mike Huether Model: John Snyder Materials Needed: -Attire: suit (suit pictured from Halberstadt’s At The Mall) -Gray crème face makeup; green crème face makeup -Dark red lipstick -Eyes: black matte eye shadow; gray matte eye shadow; -Gray temporary color hair spray -Final touch: glasses and “My Man Mike” button or printout Mix a little green crème makeup with gray crème makeup and blend all over face, neck, ears, and hands. Blend gray eye shadow under cheekbones and down sides of nose. Apply black eye shadow in circles around eyes with a brush. Put a line of red lipstick around the lash line on top and bottom and blend. Make a streak on cheek with black eye shadow and line inside it with red lipstick to make a gash. Add “drips” of red lipstick anywhere for blood. Make sure lips are covered with gray eye shadow. Spray hair with gray at the sides, add glasses and a suit. 605magazine.com | 47
Crazy Horse Model: Machelle Bogenhagen Materials Needed: -Attire: white tank top and shorts. -White crème makeup -Hair: white temporary color hair spray; regular hair spray; hair dryer -Final touch: caution tape. Apply crème makeup in thin layer with fingers onto face, ears, neck, chest, arms (anywhere that shows). Blow hair backwards with a hair dryer and spray with regular (not white) hairspray until it stays in place. Spray hair and skin lightly with white hairspray (you may need 2 cans). Wear all white, and wrap yourself in caution tape.
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Betty Draper (“Mad Men” character played by Sioux Falls native, January Jones) Model: Karen Wall Materials Needed: -Attire: vintage dress and earrings (dress and earrings pictured from AMaVo Boutique) -Foundation makeup matching your skin tone -Eyes: false eyelashes; black-liquid eyeliner; white and taupe eye shadow; taupe eyebrow pencil -Coral crème or powder blush -Lips: red lip pencil; red lipstick, -Hair: bobby pins, hairspray; -Final touch: fake cigarette. Apply foundation with brush or fingers. Apply blush to apples of cheeks and under cheekbones. Put taupe eye shadow in crease of eye, white eye shadow on lid and brow bone. Apply a thin line of black-liquid eyeliner as close to upper lash line as possible. Extend out past end of eye just a little. Apply false eyelashes. Line lips with lip liner and fill in with a matte-red lipstick. Part hair on side, sweep it toward back of head, twist in back and pin up against back of head. Use lots of hairspray to keep in place.
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healthy HALLOWEEN TREATS Are you hosting a party this Halloween? Instead of serving the typical greasy appetizers, Kristin Sousek, Registered Dietitian at Hy-Vee, has snack ideas that are not only festive, but also good for you. Pizza Mummies “Spooky and fun.” – Sousek Materials: English Muffins, pizza sauce, black olives, red or green pepper, scallions, and cheese sticks or slices. Directions: Spoon the pizza sauce on English muffin and spread it around. Cut black olive eyes with optional peppers. Cut inside the olive to give eerie red or green appearance. Place cheese stick strips back and forth to look like a mummy’s garb. Melt in oven or microwave and enjoy!
Snack O’ Lanterns
Materials: Navel oranges and either fresh or canned fruit salad. Directions: Cut the top off the orange and core the entire middle out. Use a carving tool/knife to make your specialized Jack O’ Lantern face and then fill the insides with fruit salad and enjoy.
Cheese-Finger Food Materials: You will need mozzarella string cheese sticks, green peppers and cream cheese. Directions: Cut cheese sticks to resemble fingers, indent a small area for your green pepper nail to be glued on to the finger with cream cheese.
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Pear Witch Project “This is an extremely fun snack.” - Sousek Materials: Ingredients needed will be a fresh green pear, raisins, mini chocolate chips, canned chocolate frosting, red apple, Oreo ice-cream cookie cone, and carrots. Directions: Cut pear in half - one half is your witch and with the other half cut a green pear nose slice. Use a slice of red apple for the mouth, raisins for eyes and the chocolate chip as a wart. All of this can be put on with a little chocolate frosting. You can then grate some “carrot hair” and place on top of witch’s head. Top off with an Oreo ice cream cone witch’s hat.
Advice from Sousek: “Wash your fresh fruits and veggies, and don’t forget to wash your hands frequently!” These are also fun ideas to make with children. Make sure it is safe and supervised.
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