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Vol V | Issue 8 | September 2013

your source for michiana arts, culture & nightlife

Home Game Weekends on Eddy Street: Ground zero before, during & after this season’s games. Pg: 8

La Porte Sunflower Fest: Art, Flowers & Tricked Out Low-Riders Pg: 20

Woman’s POV

Are You Ready for some Football? Pg: 12

Mixer Mashup:

You vote for the best Jameson Irish Whiskey mixed drink & enter for a chance to win free football tickets! Pg: 18

Clutch returns to southbend! Pg: 24

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Featuring the Arts, Culture & Nightlife scene in St. Joseph, Elkhart, La Porte & Berrien counties.



Home Game Weekends on Eddy Street:

Eddy Street commons provides has all of your home game weekend in once place!


La Porte Sunflower Fest:


Mixer Mashup Presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey:

Check out some of the cool events going on during the Sunflower Fest in La Porte including an art fair, car show & more!



The Mixer Mashup is back! Vote for your favorite Jameson mixed drink by visiting www. or by texting JAMESON to 28748. Msg/Data Rates May Apply. When you text to vote you are automatically entered to win a free football tix! Voting begins September 15th! Stay updated by visiting www.Mixermashup. com



Michiana Eats

Michiana Eats

Grillmaster Brian offers some great game day finger food ideas!




Woman’s Point of View Paige discusses her opinion on the two types of women out there when it comes to football: those who bleed the colors of their favorite football team and those who couldn’t give a linebacker’s ass as to who’s winning “the big game”. Puzzles

Test your mental skill or just pass some time with these fun puzzles!

Michiana Music

Featuring Clutch and their return to South Bend... Also, local Radio show The Best In The Bend.

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Jay’s Lounge - Niles, MI

It’s Vegas Baby! - Blue Chip Casino

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Sports and Food, The Perfect Love. by Grillmaster Brian Martin Four things all men know that go great together are ladies, beer, sports and food. Three of those are a great combination while I’m sure everyone will agree getting laid is undefeated at the top spot of that list!!

the above list. Make sure you offer a variety of flavors. Ranging from really hot to bbq, you’ll make sure to bring a smile to everyone’s pallet. Let’s forgo the obvious staples like chips, salsas, dips, etc. Those are a “give me’s” for any party.

While thinking about sports I’ve considered time frames surrounding each game. We have tailgating, pre gaming, the minutes before kickoff or the first pitch, maybe the waving of a green flag for the big race. Whatever sport you’re watching I’m sure you’ll be watching it with groups of friends and/or family members. Like the thrilling chills of anticipation for such events can overtake you, so can the rumble in your stomach and the much needed munchies while partying.

Whatever you choose to serve, you’ll want to keep it fairly simple and convenient for your guest since seating is probably limited leaving standing room as the only option. Small plates and plasticware is totally fine for these affairs. People will more than likely be cheering, high fiving and belly bumping one another. There’s no time to set down a large plate when that flare of physical activity hits us!!

Just as having the proper cable or satellite channels is important so is the spread of food you want to supply your guest with. The right foods can make or break how many people show for your next sporty home event. Having the wrong foods can be as disappointing as your favorite team losing. Choose your menu wisely as you might your fantasy football team. Some favorites that you can’t go wrong on are of course wings, they sit as the undefeated appetizer of all time for sports as getting laid is in September 2013 | Vol. Volume 5, Issue 5, Issue 8 8

This wing recipe I’m sharing this month is simple and very, very good. It took me three months to perfect. I call it “Brian’s Sweet and Heat” sauce. Biting into a hot wing becomes redundant after awhile eating the same flavor over and over. With my sauce, you bite into it tasting a sweet flavor then only seconds later the heat will hit you. But, bite into it again, it’s the sweet taste you’ll get all over again, then the heat, see where I’m going with this? It’s actually such a good sauce, Jays Lounge in Niles has it on their menu as one of their specialty wing sauces. Don’t forget to have ranch or blu cheese dressings on

hand for dipping and cut celery or carrot sticks for added crunch. Good luck to your favorite team, good luck on your food spread and good luck on winning your guest over as being the most fun place to go when your favorite team is kicking ass!!! Brian’s Sweet and Heat Sauce 1-16oz jar of red wine vinegar 1-12oz jar Dijon Mustard 1 jar “teddy bear” honey 1-11oz can of chipolte peppers in Adobe sauce 2 sticks of butter, 16oz’s Mix all the ingredients except butter, bring to a slow boil. Add butter, let simmer for 15 minutes. In large bowl add cooked wings, add sauce, toss wings until completely covered in sauce. For added flare sprinkle chopped green onions over platter of wings. For great alcohol pairing, any domestic beer will work, depending on which sauces or appetizers you serve. Choose a, dark beer with heavier sauces, a light beer for thinner sauces.

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Celebrate this

Football Season on

Eddy Street

By: Robert Dean


here’s a new player in South Bend making a tremendous impact. And they do not suit up for The Irish. Eddy Street Commons are a combination living space, shopping mall, and party spot right in the heart of Notre Dame country.

Featuring a Chipotle, Five Guys Burgers & fries, McAllisters and a few others, Eddy Street Commons has you covered when it comes to football sized food options. One of the great restaurants located in the Eddy Street Commons, O’Rourkes Public house, provides that original Irish feel every home game weekend. From their website, some of the Saturday drink specials include: $3 Captain Morgans, $3 Corona’s

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& Corona Lights and $3 16oz cans of Miller Lite & Coors Light.

Another great establishment located in the Eddy Street commons is, Brothers Bar & Grill. The chain was established in 1967 and graces some of the most popular college towns across the country. The South Bend version of brothers offers some great selections for the home game weekends including: $2 Mini Bombs, $3 Miller Lite Bottles & $3.25 Three Olive Vodka mixers on Fridays. On Saturdays Brothers provides some great game day deals like 1/2 price drinks all day, $3 Pints & $12 Bud & Bud Light 100oz towers.

If you’re looking for a more gourmet atmostphere, The Mark Dine & Tap provides a unique atmosphere with a touch of “big city appeal” (as described on their website). Offering only quality craft beers, The Mark appeals to the more eclectic audience. House made cocktails using specially infused vodkas and tequilas in order to create a delectable libation that will leave your palate tingling with delight.

With ample parking and somewhere to pre and post game party and places to get food when you can’t exactly see straight, it’s not surprising that the concept will be a hit. That Five Guys will sound mighty nice after a few long necks, and a Notre Dame winner.

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Corbys - south bend

The complex offers everything from apartments, to condos and even town homes. In the vastly underserved area outside of the Notre Dame campus, the idea is ingenious. Mixing all of the things that the average college student, or young and hip professor may need in one direct area is a smart move, and one other builders will likely copy. The Eddy Commons are giving people a place to stay, on property that has every amenity one could need, and with more nightlife and lifestyle choices planned, attendance in some of the tried and true local spots may take a drastic hit.

With football season approaching and being so close to a school with an enormous fan base, the Eddy Street Commons will be offering a large variety of events to keep the locals, and the out of towners coming to check the property out. From Christmas parades, to car shows, and live music – the folks in the planning department are covering every angle when it comes to keeping the Eddy Street Commons ahead of everyone else in South Bend.

Gippers - south bend

Trying to find a shadowy spot in a parking lot at the usual tailgate, can lead to a lot of headaches. Between the smell of pee everywhere and security roaming freely, it’s easier to do the celebrating in a place with plenty of bathrooms, and the commons have you covered. Featuring a slew of places to get a cold one, the idea works out well for those of us who are a little too old to party in the freezing cold of an Indiana winter. And let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to eat some chicken wings, drink a few beers and sit on a stool somewhere with heat.

The Eddy Street Commons will pose an interesting challenge to a city that loves its football. People will be drawn to the idea that everything they need is right there, and walkable. That’s a significant selling point, and having it just south of the campus is going to turn a lot of heads decked out in the blue and gold.

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Casey’s Lanes - La Porte

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from Around The World

Getting High in Your Hotel Denver, CO A Denver hotel is offering a

Via: Paige Turner & the once in a lifetime stay atop a Entertainer Newsroom pop-up, inflatable room that

sits 22 feet above the van on which it’s attached. The night can be yours for a mere $50,000 and guarantees you a view you’ll never forget, with curtains to pull so the view of your bed has a little privacy. Drinking and smoking aren’t allowed due to safety concerns but anything else goes so if that crane is rocking, don’t come a knocking.

Province Goes Completely Off Grid Manila, Philippines Apparently it takes $93 million in overdue fines to get the power cut, at least if you’re an entire province in the Philippines. 1.2 million people dealt with no power for over two days and during that time productivity came to a standstill. Now the nation is scrambling to pay its debts before a birthing increase takes place, which is expected sometime in the next nine months. This is also blamed on the power outage.

Wings Not the Only Thing Man Good at Consuming Woodbury, NJ People who use cocaine often have a strong stomach but binge eating isn’t usually associated with that particular drug. Not so for a five-time Buffalo wingeating champion, since he recently pled guilty to cocaine distribution charges. The 51-year old man once ate 162 chicken wings in a sitting and it’s rumored his cocaine habit was formed in an effort to lose the weight he put on while training for and winning his eating contests. He’s now residing in prison, which is another place where his iron stomach will come in handy. Especially on Mystery Meat Mondays.

Bird Ruled Out in Foul Play Istanbul, Turkey After finding a kestrel with a leg band attached, villagers in a rural town in central Turkey turned it into authorities on suspicions of the bird carrying a spying device. After undergoing an x-ray and thorough examination, it was determined that nothing else was attached to the bird other than the band and it was cleared of any potential charges. No word on what happened to the bird after that but it is known that the staff had a large dinner featuring fowl the night after the bird was “released” back into the wild. September 2013 | Vol. 5, Issue 8

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SUDS & COCKTAILS By: Robert Dean


ameson Irish Whiskey is probably the greatest liquid on earth. Some might argue that water has it’s benefits, but I’d be hard pressed to find logic in something that doesn’t make the world a happier place, or people easier to deal with. This sultry liquid goddess is the purveyor of good times, a shoulder to cry on when things are tough, or in many cases, the end all be all to the best night ever. If I said I haven’t woken up in strange places due to my love of Jameson, I’d be lying. If I said I didn’t have two bottles of said green bottle a top my fridge, that would also be a lie. And for the record, I am not wearing a black Jameson hoodie. (Total lie. The air conditioning is COLD) Jameson is the shot of choice for the service industry of the French Quarter, just as it’s the go to drink when out on East 6th in Austin. Drunkards sip on Jameson and ginger’s at Chicago’s Exit, while tattooers from Atlanta’s Liberty Tattoos slug it like

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it was Gatorade after a long game of ass kicking. Jameson is the drink of choice for hard partiers, hands down. If you know that one guy who hits it hard, and is willing to do anything for a dollar, you already know he’s got a fifth of “Jaymo” on his person as the locals call it. What people don’t realize is that outside of the usual bar pledge of “SHOT OF JAMESON” there is other things you can use this glorious golden liquid for. Yes, there are a plethora of wild concoctions you may have not thought of that sometimes no other liquor can do the job. There’s this thing called a Banana O’Reilly I once saw some girls drinking. I assumed they could chew glass if they were changing up the usual mimosa’s for a fruity drink that had some of the good hard stuff in there. There are also literally about SEVEN different ways to make a car bomb. I know the usual suspects, but Google is a powerful tool. Wanna kick your day off, but you’re all “SCREW

VODKA”? Make a Bloody Molly – same stuff you’d concoct for a Bloody Mary, except with you know, Jameson Irish whiskey. If that isn’t hair of the dog, I do not know what is. There’s an Irish Julep where, once again you sub out the bourbon for, you guessed it – Jameson. It’s a pretty versatile tool when you think about it. All of that wonderful stuff in that green glass bottle that can turn a happy hour into the happiest place on earth. For some reason when flipping through a drink catalog on what can be made with John Jameson’s namesake, everything has names like “Dead Mic” or “Irish Murder.” I don’t know if those precisely describe the kind of image I get when I think of Jaymo, but they just like everyone else knows one thing: if you want to do it big, and love the green, but live the gold – you grab that bottle of Jameson and turn this mother out.


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La Porte Sunflower Fest: Art, Flowers & Tricked Out Low Riders By: Robert Dean


he 15th annual Sunflower Fair returns to Indiana and this year, the events are bigger and better than ever.

Never one to rest on their laurels, The Sunflower Fair brings families all over the La Porte County area together for one day only and showcases some of the best entertainment La Porte has to offer and does so in a safe, family friendly environment. From the over 80 vendors selling local arts and crafts, to the wide array of collectibles, and knick knacks, there’s

The annual Wyatt Mike Memorial sunflower competition will showcase the local gardening feats of competitors hoping to take home the big prizes. To enter, you must register by 10am and the judging will begin by 11 sharp. The following categories will be judged:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tallest Sunflower Plant Largest Sunflower Head (circumference) Heaviest Sunflower Head Sunflower stalk with the most blossoms} The Garden with Most Sunflowers (bring picture)

a little something for everyone at the Sunflower Fair. From hot rods, tricked out low riders, and sparkling clean customs, the antique car show is always a draw for the local gear heads. The Sunflower Fair has something for the pickers, the hunters or just for mom looking for that Must Have piece for the house.

competition: BBQ A pork rib cook off showcasing some of the areas best pit masters, this is one of the events you don’t want to miss. Anyone who knows anything about competitive BBQ, it’s no holds barred, and savvy grill

Housed in the historic Rumley Building, the gallery walk will feature some of the best artists in the area. In its 13th year, the gallery walk will showcase a wide berth of art from all mediums, and styles and best yet, it’s all for purchase. Bringing thousands to the streets of downtown La Porte, the fair celebrates one of the fastest growing, widely used, and most beloved flowers in the world, just ask Van Gogh. While the Paeonia might be the state flower, Michigan Avenue, September 21st will be all about the sunflower and it’s many uses. Vendors are encouraged to find new and exciting ways to cook with the flower, and give everyone a whole new perspective on the many uses of this wonderful plant. Sunflower seeds aren’t just for ballplayers anymore as cooks around the area will showcase a variety of dishes using the versatile little seed.

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Also at the Sunflower Fair, will be America’s favorite

masters will do anything to wow the judges and bring home the prize. There is no second place in BBQ. A smart bet would be to bring your hungry stomachs. Therewillalsobea5Krunandhealthwalkforthoselookingtowork off some of the sun month pounds, and pre-BBQ pig out guilt. All benefits from the race stay in La Porte county and help the local RedCrosswithdisasterprevention,bloodprocurement,andoverall readiness. If you’re a parent, kiddy rides and a kid’s coloring contest will be availableforthelittleones.Livemusic,andplentyoffoodvendors for those looking for a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun. A friends of the library book sale will let readers take away some of their favorites for a steal. They use the phrase “There’s more than corninIndiana”andTheSunflowerFairgotogreatlengthstoprove it!

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very album has its songs that become concert standbys, and others that never make it to the stage. That’s a natural outcome of the recording process, as Clutch’s lead singer and guitarist, Neil Fallon, knows well – but the band is feeling differently about its latest effort, Earth Rocker. “It’s the first time that we easily play every song on the record,” said Fallon. “Pretty much every record we’ve done , there’s one or two songs that we’ve never played, or didn’t really wanna play. With this one, it was a matter of weeks before we played the entire record onstage.” The reason, in Fallon’s view, comes down to the intense pre-production and rehearsal routine that the band followed before recording started. “We did a pre-production demo, where we learned all the parts – and, by the time we actually got down to track, everybody knew the parts so well, we didn’t have to be in the same room, on the same day,” he said. Primed by producer Machine –

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Suddenly, we felt a lot closer to the first generation of rock ‘n’ roll which seems like it’s just an old black and white movie of the past, but it’s still good music. It put a lot of wind in our crooked sails. who’s well known for wanting all the material ready, before hitting the “record” button – Fallon, Jean-Paul Gaster (drums), Dan Maines (bass guitar) and Tim Sult (guitar) marched in, one by one, and laid down their contributions. “I didn’t even see them in the recording process, which was very odd,” said Fallon. “I think that’s a testament to how well we were rehearsed, and how much live rehearsal we had done (before the recording).” The results are far from sterile, as one listen to Earth Rocker – released in March, on the band’s Weathermaker Music label – quickly establishes, in just under 45 minutes. From Fallon’s perspective, Earth Rocker also marks a return to the sort of unapologetic, hard-charging rock that’s in short supply today. There’s lots of attitude to go around, too, whether it’s “Mr. Freedom”’s dismissal of fringe politics (“Every bumper sticker on the back of your car makes you feel a little more real”), or the opening title track’s “less-is-not-an-option” theme (“ it live onstage, or don’t do it at all!”).

“When we toured with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead, I think that started us down the road of writing songs that were faster than our previous works,” said Fallon. “We said to ourselves, ‘We can do this, just as long as we know – going in – that we’re going to have to come to the table with all our ducks in a row.” Nowadays, that no-frills approach is commonly called “old school,” but Fallon isn’t one for drawing such fine distinctions. “Now, I understand when Lemmy says that Chuck Berry was his biggest influence (on Motorhead) – or Little Richard,” said Fallon. “That made no sense to me in 1985. Suddenly, we felt a lot closer to the first generation of rock ‘n’ roll, which seems like it’s just an old black and white movie of the past, but it’s still good music. It put a lot of wind in our crooked sails.” Fallon and company got a good dose of the other side during a recent European tour. “You walk in and out of clubs, stores and street fairs – you hear what apparently are different artists, but it’s the all the same beat, and it’s usually the same key,” said Fallon. “But then again, I also remind myself – for most

people, music is just a background commodity. No one wants to be scared on their drive home.” Suffice to say that won’t be Clutch’s approach on an upcoming U.S. tour that will keep the band running through the fall – and Fallon looks forward to seeing who comes out. Asked if there’s such a thing as a “typical Clutch fan,” Fallon responds: “Not really, and I really like that. I see a lot of multi-generations coming in, and that’s very reassuring to see as an artist. We certainly never had a summer hit; often, that’s a curse. Steppenwolf’s never gonna do a county fair where they don’t do ‘Born To Be Wild.’” Live: 8 p.m. Sunday, September 22, with Crobot, and The Sword, Club Landing, 1717 Lincolnway East, South Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. 21 and only. (574) 289-4122 Tickets: $25 (advance), or $28 (at the door). Available at Club Landing, El Vegas, Orbit Music or online at More Information: or Presented by Ardent Entertainment

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“They (management) tried to suggest what kind of independent music I should play, and I was (saying) like, ‘Well, I know a lot of better independent music than this!”

Are You “The Best In The Bend?” ...Then DJ TJT Wants To Hear From You By Ralph Heibutzki When T.J. Tobias (DJ TJT) started doing his local music show on Notre Dame’s campus radio station last summer, it didn’t take him long to figure out his approach. “They (management) tried to suggest what kind of independent music I should play, and I was (saying) like, ‘Well, I know a lot of better independent music than this!’” said Tobias, laughing. “After I did it for a couple months, they decided that I was a popular show – and they wanted me on Friday, at midnight, instead of Thursday night.” The result is “The Best In The Bend,” which has quickly become a local institution. “I usually meet the people I interview at a show,” said Tobias. “I’ve got 3,500 people on my Facebook (page), and we try to link it around, as much as possible, on social media. I’ve had multiple people come up, in public: ‘Hey, man, we’re on Facebook, and I listen to your show, but I never met you!’ Co-host Mistah Low – also known as D-Low Flexxican – is an equally important part of the proceedings. “He’s been a rapper and R&B singer for over 20 years – he’s a fabulous talent,” said Tobias. “D-Low brings a lot of comedy to the situation. D-Low asks some questions to get them (show guests) out of their comfort zone. It ends up being fabulously funny every time.” Tobias’s musical career started when he DJ’d his first dance, in seventh grade; by high school, he’d branched out into street parties and house parties. He made the next leap to audio engineering, which gathered momentum with his 2007 graduation from Full Sail Recording. On returning to South Bend, he formed his own company, In Tha Zone Productions, which is also the contact point for submissions. Between those commitments, Tobias also lends his talents to Audiobahn Productions, which specializes in engineering, lighting,

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staging and video for live events of any scale – but it’s the show that remains closest to his heart. All submissions must be radio ready – from a technical standpoint – and free of profane or overly graphic lyrical content. “Notre Dame is a little more particular than 99.1 (FM) about the kind of words that are allowed. I try to avoid all drug and sex references, of any flavor,” he said. These constraints can be challenging when Tobias is programming blues and R&B music, which rank among his biggest loves – “so I try to go with the more professional-sounding (tracks),” he said. Tobias cites the Camp Music collective – led by its lead singer, Sam London – as an example of the standard that he expects. “It’s immaculate R&B music – some of it’s a little rapp-y, some of it’s a little ballad-y,” said Tobias. “The songs they make are not those bedroom quality rap songs that you heard on Myspace half a decade ago.” Tobias doesn’t cap the number of submissions, although he may need time to go through a large pile– especially if he has to edit songs that he likes. (He charges $5 per edit for that service.) “I always tell people: ‘Send me the edited music, it’ll get you on the radio – and my show – a lot faster,” he said, laughing. Nor is Tobias’s talent is confined to the soundboard. He’s also a member of The First Fam, a “comedy-style hip-hop group” that released a CD, In The Bend: Volume I (2011), which features him on three tracks. At some point, Tobias plans to make more music, but he’s not ready to leave his show behind just yet. “The more and more I think about it, I wanna go on tour, but I love the radio show so much. It’s more of a community service, than anything else,” said Tobias. “I love to just meet the musicians, and meet the artists.” Live: Midnight to 2 a.m. Friday, 88.9 FM (WSND), Notre Dame University campus, South Bend More Information: (for submitting to the show) Credit photos to: Krystal Kingston Oblinger

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Three Italian nuns die and go to heaven. At the Pearly Gates, they are met by St. Peter. He says, “Sisters, you all led such exemplary lives that the Lord is granting you six months to go back to earth and be anyone you wish to be.” The first nun says, “I want to be Sophia Loren;” And *poof* she’s gone. The second says, “I want to be Madonna and *poof* she’s gone. The third says, “I want to be Sara Pipalini..” St. Peter looks perplexed. “Who?” he asked. “Sara Pipalini,” replies the nun. St. Peter shakes his head and says, “I’m sorry, but that name just doesn’t ring a bell.” The nun then takes a newspaper out of her habit and hands it to St. Peter . St. Peter reads the paper and starts laughing. He hands it back to her and says. “No sister, the paper says it was the ‘Sahara Pipeline’ that was laid by 1,400 men in 6 months.” ________________________ One day, an old lady went to the Bank of Canada with a large bag full of money. The old lady insisted on speaking to the president of the Bank in order to open a savings account because, she said, she had a lot of money. After much discussion an employee took her to the office of the president. The president of the Bank asked her how much she wanted to deposit. She said $165,000. Curious, he asked her how she had saved such a large sum of money. The old lady said she made bets. The president, quite surprised, asked: “Which kind of bets?” The old lady said: “For example, I bet you $25,000 that your testicles are square”. The president started to laugh and pointed out that this kind of bet was impossible to win! The old lady replied: “Would you like to make a bet?” “Certainly”, answered the president, “I can guarantee you that my testicles are not square”. The old lady said to him: “Given the size of the bet, I’ll come back tomorrow at 10am with my lawyer as a witness, if it’s alright with you”. “No problem” said the president. That evening, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of his mirror examining his testicles, turning them in all directions, again and again, in order to make sure that his testicles could not be seen as square and therefore be sure to win this bet. On the next day, 10am sharp, the old ladyarrived with her lawyer at the office of the president. The president then dropped his trousers so that she and her lawyer could see everything. The old lady came closer and asked him if she could touch them. “Of course please do!” said the president, given the fact that there was so much money involved, “you must be 100% sure.” The lady, smiling, started to do so, The president looked up to see the lawyer banging his head against the wall. He asked the old lady “What is he doing?” She answered: “It’s probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10am today, I would be holding the testicles of the president of the Bank of Canada in my hands!” ______________________________

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A Soldier came to a fork in the road and saw a nun standing there. He asked her, “Please Sister, may I hide under your skirts for a few minutes. I’ll explain WHY later.” The nun agreed to his request. Shortly thereafter, the two Military Police came running along and asked her if she had seen a soldier running down the road. She replied, “He went that way.” After the MPs disappeared, the soldier crawled out from under her skirt And said, “I can’t thank you enough Sister, but you see I don’t want to go to war.” The nun said she can fully understand the fear. The soldier added, “I hope you don’t think me rude or impertinent, but you have the most beautiful pair of legs I’ve ever seen. The nun replied, “If you had looked a little higher, you would have seen themost beautiful pair of balls you’ve ever seen! I don’t want to go to war either.”

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Socially Awkward Let Me See Your Juggalo with Paige Turner

What do horror-themed rap music, Hatchet Gear, face paint and Faygo have in common? Not much, unless you’re a Juggalo. If you were anywhere in the Midwest last month, you may have heard of large groups painted clowns converging on a small Illinois town and it had nothing to do with the circus. The 14th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos was a five day event comparable to Woodstock. Wrestling, music, art, comedians and all kinds of debauchery took place and to most outsiders, not much of it made sense. Spraying Faygo all over each other and having contests to see who could launch them the furthest? Sounds like a waste of perfectly good soda to most but to Juggalos, it’s a logical way to cool off and have fun while paying homage to the bands they want to see.

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By this time you may be wondering just what the hell a Juggalo actually is. According to Wikipedia, a Juggalo, Juggalette (for the ladies) or even a Juggala (for Spanish-speakers) is a name given to fans of Insane Clown Posse (ICP) or any other Psychopathic Records hip hop group. So basically, they’re like Deadheads but they like to paint their faces like members of ICP and show off their aggression and love for horror rap in ways that would terrify and confuse the mainstream public. Which is sort of the point, because Juggalos make up their own little family and have one another’s backs so there’s always bond money somewhere and you can count on someone to have some extra face paint when yours runs dry. Speaking of face paint, Wal-Marts all over southern Illinois were sanwrapping their make-up selections last month in preparation for the flight of the Juggalos. Apparently there were so many people stealing from their displays that they wrapped it all up better than a prostitute in Amsterdam and just quit selling make-up until the Gathering had dispersed. Juggalos are known for embracing themes of violence, murder and mayhem but most just want to have fun. However, some Juggalos are more dangerous than others which prompted the FBI to place them on a watch list, much to the anger of ICP and their fans. For the most part Juggalos like to listen to music, dance and have fun – and like any good band following, indulge in the occasional recreational drug. That said, someone hanging on a stage in front of hundreds of people by large metal hooks in their back or a guy in face paint who just cut off his own nipple to sell it to a stranger are things you’ll find at a Juggalo event long before seeing it at a Jimmy Buffet concert. Cheeseburger in Paradise would have a different meaning if paradise included men without nipples. Society may look upon Juggalo culture with confusion since clown face paint and horror rap aren’t everyone’s idea of a good time. For those who live it, though, it’s a riot and a lifestyle that completely hooks them in (especially if the hooks are already embedded in their backs). So if you see any Juggalos hanging around greet them with a nod and a smile. Or spray them with some Faygo and make them feel at home!

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