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hen I was ten, my father finally purchased me a copy of The Labyrinth, perhaps because the Blockbuster staff began to question a middle-aged man’s repetitive rental of the 1986 cult classic. Jim Henson’s final project, the dark and subtly sexual film revolves around a young woman’s quest into a fantastical dimension to rescue her baby brother from the clutches of the goblins and their musically sensational king, played by David Bowie. Though nightmares followed each viewing, I found myself enchanted; more specifically, enchanted by David Bowie. While my peers wanted to marry Jonathan Taylor Thomas, I wished to enter a goblin union with the pop sensation. I now recognize my attraction to a thirty-nine year old man wearing a wig while dancing with puppets as extremely disturbing; nevertheless, David Bowie remains my first celebrity crush. Though my young infatuation was perhaps an issue worthy of therapy, we all harbor a secret flame for some unattainable star — Lebron James or Liza Minelli; George Clooney or the Goblin King Jareth. buzz surveyed the people of CU on their celebrity crushes.

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COMMUNITY Avani explains why the rising cost of corn is hurting grocery shoppers like herself. Check out her column, Seen Around CU, online today!

MUSIC With Bon Iver’s sophomore album coming out June 21, make sure to check out For Emma, Forever Ago from 2007 first, online this week.

MOVIES & TV Movies & TV Editor Nick Martin is a selfish prick. He SHOULD be using this space to promote upcoming Movies & TV online exclusives. Instead, he recommends you read his Bonnaroo coverage because otherwise, he became very sunburned for nothing. Thanks -- MGMT

FOOD & DRINK “Shia LaBeouf. I’ve seen him transform from Even Stevens to ... well ... Transformers. He’s just a great actor.

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How much are you worth? Look at your paycheck: that much. I don’t prescribe to this out of necessity because, in the end, I don’t think I will make much money at all. I’m an English and Creative Writing major, and as such, it’s my duty to base success on a different scale that doesn’t judge me so harshly. Lucky for me, in the past twenty years, it has become incredibly easy to feel good about yourself. The internet has made it possible for people to live outside of their day to day lives; some do this by starting a blog, others create Youtube videos in an attempt to go viral, and recently, some friends and I found some minor success on twitter. Last November, my friend, roommate and fellow buzz employee Nick Martin had the idea to create a fan-fiction twitter account that focused solely on creating new and unused Seinfeld plots. Since then, our house has intermittently exchanged duties of the twitter @SeinfeldStories, and although our following has been small, we were proud of the scenarios that Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine found themselves in in 140 characters or less. Fast forward to this Tuesday night — in the short time of an hour, we went from 60 followers to about 300, and around 2 p.m. the next day, we had 581 with retweets and mentions out the yingyang. In terms of sheer excitement, the only thing that could compare is perhaps winning a free vacation with your girlfriend Lois after beating your high school rival in a race. What does this mean? Almost nothing. There is around zero chance that we will ever make money off of this venture, and the internet will probably forget about us in about three weeks, but who cares? It feels great to see people enjoying your work, regardless of how small. But in my opinion, success doesn’t come from money or recognition. What it takes to be successful is to be committed and passionate about something to the point where the outcome doesn’t matter. America is built on the idea of “we can make our own future,” and now more than ever, that is possible. Even if it’s only in 140 characters.


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Beneath the spreading trees, you can hide from the burning eye of the sun. The gentle music of steel drums played by expert hands adds a relaxing rhythm to the day, and smiling faces welcome you — but this is no Caribbean cruise. It is a farmers market in central Illinois. The nine booths of The Historic North First Street Farmers Market sprout up from the City of Champaign parking lot in the 300 block of North First Street. At a mere nine vendors, one of which has a sign in front of it saying “coming soon,” the Champaign market is much smaller than the Urbana one. The vendors, however, make up for what they lack in quantity with quality and variety. For those who want fresh, organic, healthy vegetables, the market offers leafy greens from the Keller Family Gardens stall. Some days, a leafy green salad or a few handfuls of berries, sweet though they may be, just aren’t quite what a hungry person is looking for. For those days, the Champaign farmers market has three booths ready to cater something other than rabbit food: Lord and Lacy’s barbecue, Heavenly Delights Cupcakes and a wide assortment of baked goods from Pekara are also featured at the market. Most markets are about producers vending their products to consumers, and although this is true of the Champaign farmers market, two vendors offer products intended to let consumers become producers. Ed’s Place offers an assortment of vegetable plants which are ready to be planted, while another stall, Illinois Willows Specialty Flower Growers, sells willow sprigs as well as fresh cut flowers. Hungry for more information on the Champaign Farmer’s Market and all it has to offer? Go online to the217.com to read the full article! Cover Design  Olivia La Faire Editor in Chief  Dylan Sutcliff Managing Editor Peggy Fioretti Art Director  Olivia La Faire Copy Chief  Drew Hatcher Photography Editor  Sean O’Connor Image Editor  Peggy Fioretti Photographers  Sean O’Connor Designers  Lucas Albrecht Music Editor  Adam Barnett Food & Drink Editor  Samantha Bakall Movies & tv Editor  Nick Martin Arts & entertainment Editor  Lauren Hise Community Editor  Amy Harwath CU Calendar Mandy Blackburn Copy Editors  Drew Hatcher Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis EDITORIAL ADVISER  Marissa Monson Publisher  Mary Cory On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

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» Slip ‘n Slides: I FUCKING LOVE SLIP ‘N SLIDES! Some say the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The key to mine is saturating it in Dawn and mobilizing it down a wet plastic tarp. Have you ever had an orgasm that was better than a day of slip ‘n sliding? I’ll answer that; FUCK NO. Its like when you go sledding and think “this would be totally badass if it didn’t have to be below freezing out.” GO MAKE A FUCKING SLIP ‘N SLIDE! IT’S THE SAME BUT BETTER! I’m going home this weekend to slip ‘n slide. 10 hours round trip. You could say I’m committed. I have 1000 square feet of 5mm plastic tarp and 6 gallons of Dawn for this weekend. Will it be enough? No. My life aspiration is to engineer the world’s greatest slip ‘n slide. What did you dream of growing up to be as a kid? Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut. I’ll build you a slip ‘n slide that will launch your sweet ass into orbit. Maybe you wanted to be a firefighter. Can’t put out fires without water! And since house fires are depressing, lighten the mood with some slip ‘n sliding! Did you want to be a doctor? I made a slip ‘n slide last summer that sent my little brother to the doctor. But he didn’t break any bones. That’s not to say I couldn’t make a slip ‘n slide that could break your fucking tibia. No, he forgot to rinse the Dawn off his body, and some got inside his peepee. Dr. Gupta had to probe the crystallized dish soap out of his urethra. Don’t worry. No permanent damage to my little brother’s penis. Just fond memories.

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GRIPES » Spending Money: Shit, guys. I’m screwed. My dismally paying “jobs” this summer do not pay enough for me to live my over-the-top, fabulously luxurious lifestyle of eating fresh fruits, veggies and Oreos. In four days, I must have spent about $200. Oops! I went on a vintage clothing shopping spree, bought groceries and filled up the gas tank on my fuckin’ boat of a pickup truck that guzzles gas like it’s nobody’s business. Sorry, mom and dad. I promise, I’ll stop eating for the next month to make up for it. » Getting phone calls: Anytime my phone rings, I feel like I’m in trouble. I get nervous that someone’s going to yell at me for some obscure thing that I forgot to do. Like, what if it’s my mom calling to tell me that I spent too much money? Or my boss calling to say I didn’t turn something in on deadline? But I’m usually so good! Who would call me? Why are you calling me? I didn’t do anything! » Bugs: Ooh, they’re so creepy-crawly and gross and make me shiver! Just thinking about a nasty fucking earwig makes me cringe and feel like there are bugs crawling all over my skin. It’s the worst when you’re walking in a basement and then one skitters across the floor right in front of you. Why do bugs even exist? No one likes them. I hate them. Go die.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? Some gnarly band names and their stories by buzz Music Staff

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and names, like brand names, are extremely important selling points in the world of music across genres and between the local and international market. There’s an art. You can’t try too hard with a name. You need to make sure the name doesn’t already exist (Dinosaur Jr. used to be “Dinosaur” until a sticky situation with former Jefferson Airplane members). It needs to either sound appealing or come off as ironic and completely unappealing. There are so many factors that take place while coming up with a band name that nobody even takes them consciously into consideration while choosing one; it just seems to happen, and it usually happens with some sort of story, exciting or relatively simple. Here are some pretty gnarly band names and the stories behind them (and none of the names contain the word “bear” or “girl”!): Sigur Rós Even with its eerie, epic, ethereal and ultimately magical sound, the story behind the name of the Icelandic post-rock group of Sigur Rós is surprisingly simple. The group was named after vocalist Jónsi Birgisson’s little sister, Sigurrós, which is a fairly common girl’s name in Iceland. With a direct translation to English as “victory rose,” Sigur Rós definitely fits the group. What is really cool about Sigur Rós, besides its unique sound of classical and minimalist elements and Jónsi’s falsetto, is that oftentimes the vocals are sung in Volenska, or Hopelandic, which is a form of gibberish lyrics that fits the music and acts as another instrument. It’s a lot like scat singing in jazz or the kind of singing one does when he has a melody but no lyrics yet. Also, a lot happens by accident in Sigur Rós’

music, such as the use of a cello bow on a guitar. The bent cymbal they use in one of their songs was plucked off the street, apparently driven over. —Justine Chan Vampire Weekend Contrary to what some teenage girls probably think, Vampire Weekend’s name has no relation to Twilight, True Blood or The Vampire Diaries. It actually was coined by frontman Ezra Koenig as the title of a movie that he started to film during the summer of his sophomore year of college. Ezra saw the movie Lost Boys, which is about two brothers that move to California and wind up fighting a team of vampires, and was inspired to make his own East Coast/New England version of the movie. Thus, he started Vampire Weekend (the movie). The movie was supposed to be about a boy named Walcott who travels to Cape Cod to warn the mayor that vampires are invading the country, but Ezra only filmed the movie for two days. He ditched the project until two-and-a-half years later when he decided to piece the footage he had made into a two-minute trailer. When his band was looking for a name a month or so after that, he suggested “Vampire Weekend,” as he thought the title somehow fit the band’s sound. The band agreed, so they adopted it. If you want to know more about the plot of Ezra’s movie, you can listen to “Walcott” on Vampire Weekend’s first album. —Amanda Burger ‘96 Bulls If a musician wants someone to think “greatness” when thinking of his music, then there aren’t a lot of options that trump naming yourself after the legendary basketball greatness that

was the Bulls’ 1996 winning season. What’s cooler yet is that besides their name, there is not much known about ‘96 Bulls. Refreshingly, this allows only their musical efforts to take the spotlight, letting the music speak louder than their image. One of the few known facts about ’96 Bulls is that they hail from Melbourne, Australia, a city which has recently been emitting good music at the production rate of bunnies. The DJs tackle the delicate task of mixing some of the most popular music coming out of Australia to make something really great. Check them out on Soundcloud at Soundcloud.com/96bulls, where you can hear some earbending remixes of songs like Little Red’s “Rock It.” —Alex Gunko Xiu Xiu Americans seem to have trouble with the letter “x,” and that’s completely understandable; there’s definitely a good reason that the letter is worth eight points in English Scrabble. Xiu Xiu, consciously or not, completely exploits that weakness much as Xanga did to countless middle schoolers in 2003-2004. As obscure as the band is remarkably dance-y, Portland-based Xiu Xiu grabs its name from 1998 Chinese film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. Very broadly summarized, it’s a film about horses, a prostitute and

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growing up, and I guess that’s what Xiu Xiu the band is about if the definitions of those words are taken lightly. Though plenty of people pronounce Xiu Xiu “Zshoo Zshoo,” “Zoo Zoo” and the band’s proclaimed favorite, “Shwee Shwee,” the band name is actually pronounced “Shoo Shoo.” Re-

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Left to right: Gabriel Basso plays Martin, Ryan Lee plays Cary, Joel Courtney plays Joe Lamb, and Riley Griffiths plays Charles Kasnick in SUPER 8, from Paramount Pictures.

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on’t quote me on this, but I, in my infinite wisdom, seem to remember hearing something about smell being the sense that carries with it the biggest relation to triggering specific memories. I would have jumped on the bandwagon and supported this hypothesis at any point before Friday, June 10th. What caused my change of heart? Seeing the nostalgia-laced Super 8, of course. Screw smells; I now feel as though seeing and hearing a movie can evoke memories that haven’t been prevalent for years and simultaneously result in a truly unique, magical experience. The release of Super 8 has been shrouded in secrecy, as is much of the work of director J. J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Star Trek), so I’ll keep my synopsis of the plot short and simple (AND spoiler-free!): a group of young friends decide to shoot an amateur zombie movie. While filming the movie one night, they witness a train crash that unleashes an ominous secret upon their small hometown. Moving on...

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Super 8 takes place in the summer of 1979, and even though I was the ripe age of -7 in 1979, I still felt an intense wave of nostalgia for my childhood while I was in Super 8’s grasp. I thought back to the Steven Spielberg productions I grew up on (E.T., Gremlins, The Goonies, Back to the Future, Poltergeist), not just in terms of the movies themselves, but also in relation to the experience of falling in love with movies and with the carefree, spirited summers of my youth. I was immediately transported back to Blockbuster Video in the summertime of the early 90s, which is where I first discovered my passion for movies and for the unique work of directors such as Spielberg (a producer of Super 8) and John Hughes, to name a few. This may seem like a weird set of memories for a 1979-set movie released in 2011 to evoke, but that is why Super 8 is truly magical. The movie does such a specific job at recalling nostalgia not only for youthful summers spent perusing video

store shelves with friends and gallivanting outside for hours, but also for movie lovers and anyone who has ever been impacted by the power of wellcrafted cinema. One of the major strengths of Super 8 lies within the film’s ludicrously talented young cast. Each and every young actor in the movie is spot-on in their portrayal of youthful innocence immersed in wonder and danger, with standouts including newcomer Joel Courtney as Joe, the film’s protagonist, and Elle Fanning, sister of Dakota and the only young girl in the film’s main cast, as Joe’s rebellious love interest. The adults are definitely present, and they include Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler as Joe’s father, but these characters all take a backseat to the kids, who are granted much more emotional depth and screen time. The film’s central conflict (which I will not divulge in this review) is certainly important to the story, but it also, along with the adults, comes second to fleshing out the kids and making them relatable and extremely likable, which is refreshing in today’s cinematic world of intense backstory being given when it is completely unnecessary to anything happening in the present. In a sea of remakes and sequels, Super 8 does something truly remarkable: it gives audiences familiar feelings of nostalgia while remaining fresh and exciting. Too many movies have recently been coming out without heart and soul, and Super 8 wears its heart on its sleeve while inviting its audience to open up their own hearts to the magic of a well-told story. I’m sorry this review didn’t go indepth into the movie, but trust me, knowing less will make the experience all the more rewarding. —Andy Herren

Week of Friday, June 17 - Thursday, June 23, 2011 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG) only $3! a 35mm print Fri: 10:00 PM Sat: 1:30 PM, 10:00 PM Sun: 1:30 PM Thu (6/23): 10:00 PM

June 17th- June 23rd: Documentary Festival All Documentaries are digitally presented Anvil! The Story of Anvil (NR) Tues & Wed: 9:30 PM Bill Cunningham New York (NR) Sun: 7:30 PM Mon: 9:30 PM Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G) Sat: 7:30 PM Sun: 5:30 PM Thu (6/23): 7:30 PM The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG-13) Fri: 7:30 PM Sun: 3:30 PM Wed: 7:30 PM Proceed and be Bold (NR) Live Q&A with Director, a U of I graduate Sat: 5:15 PM Racing Dreams (NR) Sat: 3:30 PM Mon: 7:30 PM Waste Land (NR) Fri: 5:30 PM Tue: 7:30 PM

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by Aaron Shults Within the DIY music community, a large portion of shows take place in houses. There are many houses in Champaign-Urbana that offer these shows. One such locale is Geppetto’s Workshop, a venue that offers something to different crowds by putting on acoustic, punk, post-rock and experimental shows. The house limits itself to two shows a month, often trying to help touring bands in the area. Owners Darwin Keup and Ben Valocchi were courteous enough to open up their doors (on a day that didn’t have a show) to tell me about the inner workings of a house venue. They do something unique in their house; they record all the bands that play and upload some of the concerts online for something they call “Geppetto’s Sessions.” You can check out sets from great local bands like Easter and Rusalka at www.geppettosessions.com. »buzz: How did you start getting into shows? Darwin Keup: I used to live in Error House [the precursor to Dan Aykroyd’s house], and I put on an acoustic show for the upstairs and called it “A Very Error Christmas.” So I did the show there, and that’s how I got my feet wet ... I didn’t start doing this because there weren’t any house venues because this town, when I started, was oversaturated, but they were all the same shows. It was just, like, straight hardcore shows or post rock, whatever the flavor of the week was. I wanted

to start doing stuff that was more acoustic or indie. »buzz: So you do acoustic and electric shows, but what genres have you featured here? Ben Valocchi: It’s been a lot of straight singer-songwriter, but also a Chris Clavin of Ghost Mice plays at Geppetto's Workshop. Photo by Ryon Shults lot of experimental shit like CJ Boyd. DK: He had an upright bass, and he would since literally day one, my inbox has been flooded. just belt these amazingly loud notes from his »buzz: I know that you guys record each set that hapmouth. You’d ask him if he needed a mic, and pens here and post them online. How did that start? he’d say, “No, I’m good,” and then he’d just go DK: Ever since I started doing shows here, I wantto town on it. I’d say fifty percent is just straight ed to record them, but I didn’t have the means singer-songwriter, but the other half is just or know-how. I mean, we don’t even have a PA. hodgepodge. We’ve got Grandkids coming We have a shitty bass amp. Once Ben moved in, here, and they’re indie; Leonard Hatred is jazz- I asked him if he knew anything about recording, and, lo and behold, this asshole has recorded — punk; Mammoths and Rusalka are post-rock. »buzz: You mention that you have bands on tour how many shows? play. What is the farthest distance that a band has BV: I don’t know. Like individual sets by bands? 250, 300 maybe. come to play? DK: Alaska. DK: We started doing that, so we started throwing BV: Anchorage. up the bands online. It’s one thing to go to a show, DK: Anarchy in the AK. and it’s one thing to miss a show, but then it’s one »buzz: How did the person from Alaska, or how thing to go to a show, have an awesome time and does anyone on tour hear of your house? want to relive it. DK: It’s a lot of word of mouth, honestly. Because BV: I really like the fact that in ten years, you can go we have been doing this for awhile, we have had a to the site, and you’d have a representation of what lot of acts coming through. There is a website called the DIY or punk scene was like here in far more detail dodiy.org, and I posted my information up there, and than you can capture in a book or a magazine article.

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SEEKING SPIRITUALITY

What is it, and what does it mean?

by Esther Hou

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ne of the many things that sets humans apart from other species is the complexity of our brain (that and opposable thumbs). This complexity allows us to analyze and philosophize. While other animals are perfectly content with eating, playing and defecating, humans are doing those very same things while expanding our knowledge database. Nifty, right? From the moment we learn to talk, we are continually questioning everything: Why is the sky blue? Where do babies come from? Why don’t you like me? This undying skepticism carries over even to the topic of spirituality. History is filled with examples of those who denied themselves food and material items to find or perfect their spirituality. Countless self-help books and autobiographies about spirituality flooded bookstores when the topic became trendy in the 2000s. Oprah even had a series devoted completely to spirituality. What is “spirituality”? What exactly is it about the unknown that keeps us enamored? Is it because it is precisely that — unknown? For some, like Martin Curran, a member of the outreach committee for the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center, spirituality isn’t unknown. It is merely intangible. “It is a part of the human being that’s separate from the material, and it’s not satisfied by the material,” he said.

For Curran, spirituality is a “part of the human being that wants to engage in intellectual conversation, become a better person just for the sake of being a better person, that feels satisfied by doing good for others, that wants to be loved. None of these are material things, but it’s part of our spiritual being, [and] the needs of this often outweigh the physical part of us.” On the other hand, Shawn Reeves, Director of Religious Education for St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign, believes that the reason people have such a need for spirituality is because of a higher power. People are “responding to something internal in the human spirit that recognizes the transcendent, recognizes something mysterious, recognizes something that goes beyond the senses,” he said. The Truth Defining spirituality is vague. Knowing how to achieve it is much the same, especially when it’s dependent on religion. And can spirituality exist without religious faith? Curran, Reeves and Sean Lee, an Assistant Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in ChampaignUrbana, all agree that the most important thing is finding the truth. “[One should] find or seek the truth [to the] big questions of life,” Lee said. “Why are you born? Why are we created? What are you living for? What happens when you die? Why does suffering exist?”

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“One interesting thing about spirituality,” said Curran, “is that it’s satisfied by the truth. I think when someone says something that is true, even if it’s a bitter truth, there’s something in the human soul that’s excited. There’s some spark that goes off.” Reeves points to the need for a “sincere and honest reflection on reality as it is, and not reality as you prefer it to be.” After that comes “meditation upon what I call the divine mystery and what that means for our human life,” Reeves said. So really, what is “spirituality”? In discussions with Used with permission from AlicePopkorn and the Creative Commons people of various faiths, there appears to be an underlying parLee said becoming spiritual in the Christian faith allel. Religious or not, the conclusion means “becoming more of who God wants you seems to be that a need for spiritual- to be.” One can find purpose in lifestyle, interacity comes from a need for a purpose in life. tions with others, and in the decisions we make “If you want to know the purpose of a TV or on a daily basis. the purpose of a particular tool — who do you In nearly every faith or belief, purpose is a source ask?” Curran asked. “By coming to understand of debate and a magnet for attention. Purpose is God, your creator, you come to understand how we answer “why?” That seems to be the uniyour purpose.” versal truth; that is why people seek spirituality.


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The Tuttle twins tell us how to do it for the lulz

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t can be hard to understand what makes someone laugh. Maybe you’ve thought about entering the world of comedy or going out to an open mic and telling some jokes, but you’re not sure how to craft witty one-liners out of the things you find funny in your everyday life. buzz spoke to Justin Tuttle, who performs comedy regularly in Champaign with his twin brother Jesse, to find out what strategies real comedians use to build their routines. It turns out there aren’t that many specific steps you can take — it’s mostly about being yourself and finding your own style of humor, regardless of whether or not you think most people will “get” it. 1. Just go out there and do it. At first, Justin and his brother mostly used online writing as an outlet for their comedy. Then, about two years ago, they decided to perform at an open mic in Peoria. “We just thought, ‘hey, we could do this,’” Tuttle said. “There was no big plan. I couldn’t even tell you what we said that night.” They liked the response they got and kept performing. For the most part, the two brothers’ comedy is a mix of back-and-forth conversations and some stand-up that they perform separately. “We just think about stuff that we find weird or interesting and try to figure out how we can

make that funny to other people,” Tuttle explained. 2. Stay confident. “Everybody bombs,” Tuttle said. “No one on the planet will do well every time.” As far as how you should react to awkward situations, he said, “Everyone approaches it differently. A lot of comedians will build ‘trap doors’ into their acts so they can quickly move onto something else when a joke isn’t working. But since a lot of our comedy is based in conversations between the two of us, sometimes we just have to power through the parts that aren’t working.” Tuttle said it’s also important to build on whatever is getting a laugh from the audience. “It’s good to write jokes, but people react in the moment,” he said. “You have to be able to act on the spot, or work off of something funny that happened twenty minutes ago during a show.” No matter what, it’s important not to blame the audience for a

failed joke. Every person’s sense of humor is different, and yours won’t always match up with your audience’s ... which brings us to our next point: 3. Be yourself. Tuttle believes this is the true key to being successful as a comedian. “People always want to do characters or try to make jokes that sound like other comedians they’ve heard,” he said, “but you have to have confidence in your own sense of humor. It’s all about focusing on what’s funny to you.” The Tuttle brothers know a little bit about this, given that their style of comedy has been referred to as “vaudeville on acid.” “We tend to focus on some pretty weird, outthere topics,” he said, “so it’s a different kind of act.” Perhaps the most important advice Tuttle can give is to not take advice from other comedians. “In my experience, everyone gives advice to make you more like them,” he said. The most important thing, then, is finding your own path and employing your own sense of humor. Jesse and Justin Tuttle perform Wednesdays at Memphis on Main in Champaign and will host a showcase there on July 2. Videos and more information can be found on their website, www.tuttlecomedy.com.

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TASTE OF CU The 41st Annual Taste of Champaign Urbana Returns With Some Familiar Faces by Jasmine Lee

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he Champaign Park District will host the forty-first annual Taste of CU this upcoming weekend in downtown Champaign at West Side Park, located at 400 W University. The Taste will run from Friday, June 17, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., to Sunday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Laura Auteberry, Marketing and Development Director of the Park District, explains that the Taste is the city’s biggest fundraiser and that the proceeds go towards the Youth Scholarship Program, which offers fee waivers for children and youth who are not able to participate in the city’s recreational activities. Tickets are sold in sheets of eight for $5, good for all three days, to buy food offerings from the twenty-five different vendors at the event. The vendors include restaurants like Zorba’s Restaurant, Smoothie King and several catering businesses, as well as a popcorn truck from the Champaign County Historical Museum. In addition to the food vendors, there will be “thirty-five artists and crafters, kids’ games and live music,” Auteberry added. Unfortunately, no pets will be allowed at the event. The Historical Museum actually started the Taste some forty-odd years ago, said Sue Woods, Co-President of the Board of Trustees. After five years, when the event became too large for the Museum to handle, it was transferred into the hands of the Park District. The popcorn truck has been around even longer than that. The truck has been around since 1919, a Cretors horse-drawn popcorn wagon, and it trundled into town in 1924. That year, the wagon was mounted on top of a Ford Model T chassis truck, and the Sansone family parked it in corners of Champaign, serving ice cream and popcorn stuffs

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out of it until 1977, when the truck became property of the Museum. It has been motorized since the Model T, can drive about thirty-five miles per hour, and is now only wheeled out for special occasions, the Taste being one of them. And just in time for the event, the Museum will be offering “our very own little brochure,” said Woods, which, along with the details of the Museum, will make membership to the Museum available to anyone interested. Zorba’s Restaurant is back! They have been at the Taste for over twenty-five years and have been the number one seller in food at the event. Matt Mortenson, the owner, knows that loyal customers and friends have been waiting for the restaurant to get back into business ever since the fire. All the people who have helped out with Zorba’s will be at the Taste, including Mortenson’s wife and kids, to “crank out some gyros,” Mortenson laughs. He plans for the event to help get Zorba’s “back out into the community.” He’s hoping for some really great weather, so he can “meet everybody who has been coming to Zorba’s for these past years” and wants people to stop by and say hello. They will be serving their classic beef-and-lamb and chicken gyros (seven tickets for a small, thirteen tickets for a large), pita with hummus (for four tickets) and baklava (for three tickets). The Champaign County Historical Museum, which will be serving popcorn (for three tickets), Schwan’s ice cream treats (for three tickets), bags of salted and shelled peanuts (for three tickets) and lemon shake-ups made by the local high school’s students (for

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five tickets), out of their popcorn/previously horse-drawn wagon truck. And look out for Smoothie King, which will be offering their top two smoothies, Caribbean Way and Strawberry Extreme, for four tickets apiece, as well as KoFusion, which will be serving their Big Roll and other sushi rolls for two tickets each.


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THURSDAY 16

campus activities Global Lens International Film Screening: The Light Thief (Svet-Ake) University YMCA, C, 5:30pm

Yoga Institute of C-U Introduction Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 7:30pm, $14

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Yoga Fundamentals live music live music Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Jazz in the Courtyard Live Jazz with Panache 9am, $12 Illini Union, U, 12pm Jim Gould Restaurant, C, Yoga Institute of C-U food and drink art opening Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr 7pm Experienced Beginner AnSun, C, 7pm Krannert Uncorked Monolith by Michael Full Throttle Classes game-playing Hi Ho Buffalo, Mean Krannert Center for the Curtin Memphis on Main, C, 8pm BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Lids, the Palace FlopMedieval Games Performing Arts, U, 5pm Indi Go Artist Co-op, C, m.p.h. rock and roll show of C-U, U, 9:45am, $14 house at the Canopy Rantoul Public Library, 6pm Bentley’s Pub, C, 9pm, $3 Yoga Institute of C-U Club! Rantoul, 1:15pm FRIDAY 17 Karaoke with Mix Master Introduction Classes museum exhibit Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $7 Molly BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute literary live music Chillax Spring Prairie Skies Phoenix, C, 9pm of C-U, U, 11:30am, $14 Radio Maria, C, 9pm Bloomsday Celebration Lukas Clide William M. Staerkel PlanSaturday Power Flow with dj El Guapo U of I Main Library, U, 3pm Illini Union, U, 12pm etarium, C, 7pm Corrie Proksa Emerald City Lounge, C, Andy Moreillon IBEX: Search for the Edge DJ Belly Amara Yoga & Arts, U, fashion 9pm Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 4pm of the Solar System Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm 4pm, $12 Yarn n Yak ‘Appy Hour William M. Staerkel Plan- DJ Randall Ellison Collective Meditation dj Rantoul Public Library, Silvercreek, U, 5:30pm, etarium, C, 8pm Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 Ananda Liina Yoga & MedMilk and Cookies at Klub Rantoul, 7pm $2-$10 DJ - Presented by 3L itation Center, U, 5pm Kam’s FREE Happy Hour Show! recreation Entertainment kids and families food and drink Kam’s, C, 8pm Memphis on Main, C, 6pm Freestyle D.R. Diggers, C, 9:30pm DJ BJ Dance Night Preschool Story Time Check us out on Facebook Ice Arena, C, 9am Goth Night Sensational Saturday Po’ Boys, U, 8pm Rantoul Public Library, too! Adult Rat Hockey The Clark Bar, C, 10pm Tasting Here Come the Regulars Rantoul, 10am Backyard BBQ Band Ice Arena, C, 3:15 pm, DJ Space Police Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, Red Star Liquors, U, Baby Time Iron Post, U, 7pm $6-$9 Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm C, 12pm 9pm Douglass Branch Library, C, El Guapo: C-U’s Hottest Stick and Puck Beginner Emerald City DJ SaturHalf Price Happy Hour DJ Luniks 10:30am New Cover Band Hockey days Emerald City Lounge, C, Firehaus, C, 10pm, $5 Lunch on the Lawn Memphis on Main, C, 8pm Ice Arena, C, 5pm, $6-$9 Emerald City Lounge, C, 5pm Open Deck Night Rantoul Public Library, Crazy Johnny Open Gym Volleyball 11pm Radio Maria, C, 10pm Rantoul, 12:15pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, Champaign County SUNDAY 19 dance music Creative Movement for 9pm Brookens Administration karaoke Young People MOTO, Pink Magnets, Center, U, 5:30pm, $1 Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J live music Liquid Courage Karaoke Amara Yoga & Arts, U, XXX Smut Public Skate Radio Maria, C, 10pm Live Jazz with Panache Memphis on Main, C, 3:30pm, $72. Phoenix, C, 9pm Ice Arena, C, 7:30pm, Jim Gould Restaurant, C, karaoke 9pm Raising Readers Boat Drunks $4-$5 7pm. RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Rantoul Public Library, Fireside Bar and Grill, C, RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Backyard BBQ Band literary sented by 3L EntertainRantoul, 3:30pm, 10:30pm 9:30pm sented by 3L EntertainIron Post, U, 7pm ment ARTfusion Zionist Food for Thought ment dj open mic Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaDouglass Branch Library, The Hillel Foundation, The Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm C, 4pm DJ Mella D Margie K. and Louis N. Co- voy, 9pm Open Mic Nite RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Rango - Illini Union Board Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm hen Center for Jewish Life, Phoenix, C, 7pm open mic sented by 3L EntertainQuad Cinema DJ Tommy Williams C, 12pm stage ment Illini Union Quad, 9pm Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 SPEAK! An Open Mike kids and families Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm DJ Delayney Afternoon of Stories Hairspray! mind/body/spirit Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 Tales for Twos and Other Spoken Word The Station Theatre, U, movies Open Yoga Practice DJ Cal Emmerich Douglass Branch Library, C, Pieces and That Means 8pm, $10 Srugim Viewing Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm 10:30am You! Drag Show The Hillel Foundation, 5:30am, $8 DJ Delayney Das Cafe, U, 3pm Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4 mind/body/spirit The Margie K. and Louis Yoga Institute of C-U Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 stage recreation N. Cohen Center for Jew- Continuing Yoga for 50+ Yoga dance music ish Life, C, Classes Krannert Art Museum and Hairspray! Freestyle 7:30pm BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Urbana Country Dancers Kinkead Pavilion, C, 12pm The Station Theatre, U, Ice Arena, C, 4:15pm of C-U, U, 8:30am, $14 Contra Dance Vinyasa Krama Yoga with 8pm, $15 Public Skate stage Hot Yoga Phillips Recreation Center, Don Briskin Ice Arena, C, 1:30pm, recreation Hairspray! Evolve Fitness Club, C, U, 8pm, $4-$5 Amara Yoga & Arts, U, $4-$5 The Station Theatre, U, 12pm, $10 4pm, $12 Freestyle karaoke game-playing 8pm, Yoga Institute of C-U Ice Arena, C, 12pm $10 Continuing Classes RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- miscellaneous Public Skate Big Dave’s Trivia Night BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute sented by 3L EntertainInternational CoffeeIce Arena, C, Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm lectures of C-U, U, 5:15pm, $14 ment house 1:30pm, Trivia Night Revealing the plastic Yoga Institute of CU Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaEtc. Coffee House, U, $4-$5 The Blind Pig Brewery, C, brain with functional con- Experienced Beginner voy, 9pm 4pm 7pm kids and families nectivity: Exercise effects Classes Karaoke at Po’ Boys food and drink literary on brain plasticity and BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Po’ Boys, U, 9pm Family Yoga cognition of C-U, U, DJ Bange Karaoke Half Price Happy Hour Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Book Club Beckman Institute, U, 5:45pm, Phoenix, C, Emerald City Lounge, C, 1:15pm, Rantoul Public Library, 12pm $14 9pm 5pm $6-$12 Rantoul, 2pm 10

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Slow Flow Yoga Sundays with Luna Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 2pm, $12 Hatha Flow Yoga with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Prenatal Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

Hairspray The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $8-$15

miscellaneous The Zionist Lunch and Learn Cafe Sababa, C, 11:30am FriendShop Used Book Store Open Champaign Public Library, C, 1:30pm

campus activities Nutrition Walk In La Casa Cultural Latina, U, 5pm

game-playing Trivia Night Bentley’s Pub, C, 7:30pm Bingo Night Memphis on Main, C, 10pm!

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Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Yoga Institute of C-U Continuing Classes classes and BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute workshops of C-U, U, 3:45pm, $14 Salsa Dance Lessons: Hatha Flow Yoga with Beginners Grace Giorgio Capoeira Academy, C, Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 6pm, $5 4pm, $12 Salsa Dance Lessons: Yoga Institute of C-U Intermediate/Advanced Classes for Lower Back Capoeira Academy, C, Pain 7:30pm, BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute $5 of C-U, U, 5:30pm, $17 Yoga Institute of C-U food and drink Introduction Classes Champagne Brunch with BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute a Diva! of C-U, U, 6pm, $14 Emerald City Lounge, C, Tarot Reader 10am, $12 Boltini Lounge, C, 6:30pm Sandy’s Bagel Brunch and Restorative Yoga Games Amara Yoga & Arts, U, The Hillel Foundation, The 7pm, $12 Margie K. and Louis N. Co- Yoga hen Center for Jewish Life, St. Andrew’s Lutheran C, 11am Church and Campus Center, C, 7pm MONDAY 20 Prana Flow Yoga Living Yoga Center, U, live music 7:15pm, $15 One Dollar Wild Monclasses and days workshops Canopy Club, U, 10am Jesse Johnson Poetry Workshop Illini Union, U, 12pm Red Herring Coffeehouse, U, 7:30pm

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DJ Randall Ellison Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 Eletro/Industrial Night Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2

karaoke RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 10pm

TUESDAY 21 live music Alec Stern Illini Union, U, 12pm Blue Tuesdays - Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 7:30pm Dueling Guitars Jupiter’s II, C, 8pm


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The Piano Man Canopy Club, U, 9pm Ole #7 Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm

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Open Yoga Practice Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30am, $8 Yoga Institute of C-U Continuing Yoga for 50+ dance music Classes Solstice Celebration BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Dance of C-U, U, 8:30am, $14 Illini Union, U, 7pm Hot Yoga CUATSALSA Latin Dance Evolve Fitness Club, C, Night 12pm, $10 McKinley Presbyterian Yoga Institute of C-U Church and Foundation, Introduction Classes C, 9pm BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 7:30pm, $14 karaoke Hatha Flow Yoga with RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Maggie Taylor sented by 3L EntertainAmara Yoga & Arts, U, ment 12pm, $12 Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm Yoga Institute of C-U 50+ RockStarz Karaoke: Pre- Classes sented by 3L EntertainBKS Iyengar Yoga Institute ment of C-U, U, 10:30am, $14 The Corner Tavern, Monti- Yoga Institute of C-U cello, 8pm Advanced Yoga Classes Dragon Karaoke BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute The Clark Bar, C, 9pm of C-U, U, 5:15pm, $14 Rockstarz Karaoke Introduction to MeditaChester Street, C, 10pm tion Ananda Liina Yoga & Medopen mic itation Center, U, 7:30pm Open Mic Night Yoga Institute of C-U Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm Experienced Beginner Classes campus activities BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Revive, Restore, Relax: of C-U, U, 7:30pm, $14 Weston Wellness classes and Weston Residence Hall, workshops C, 3pm Knitting Club and Glee Adult Pottery Class The Hillel Foundation, The Boneyard Pottery, C, 9am, Margie K. and Louis N. Co- 6:30pm, $25 hen Center for Jewish Life, Real Computing Help C, 7pm Douglass Branch Library, C, 6pm game-playing CUATSALSA IntermediChess Club ate Salsa Class Rantoul Public Library, McKinley Presbyterian Rantoul, 1pm Church and Foundation, C, Trivia Tuesdays 7:30pm, $30 Memphis on Main, C, 7pm

kids and families

Wednesday 22

Fairytale Ballet Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12:15pm, $72 Walk-in Storytime and Creative Play Class Act, C, 2pm, $2 Wave Club Readers Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 4pm

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Rainbow Coffeehouse Etc. Coffee House, U, 6pm

DJ Tommy Williams Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 Country Night Highdive, C, 8pm DJ Randall Ellison Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm

community Locals’ Night Po’ Boys, U, 4pm

Kirby Kaiser Illini Union, U, 12pm Donnie Heitler: Solo Piano Great Impasta, U, 6pm Keith Harden Blair Park, U, 6:30pm Open Deck Night Radio Maria, C, 9pm

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Old School Night Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Wompdown Wednesdays: Chalice Mug Night! Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $1 I Love The ‘90s with DJ Mingram Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm

Storyshop at the Branch Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am Wrestling Fan Club Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 4pm

dance music

Open Yoga Practice Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30am, $8 Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Astanga Yoga Living Yoga Center, U, 9am, $15 Yoga Institute of C-U Women’s Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 9:15am, $14 Yoga Institute of C-U Introduction Classes BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of C-U, U, 3:45pm, $14 Yoga and Meditation Club Class Asian American Cultural Center, U, 5pm Wellness Wednesday Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), C, 5:15pm Yoga Class Every Wednesday Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 5:30pm Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:45pm, $12 Candlelight Wednesdays with Luna Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

Tango Dancing Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Salsa Dancing Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

karaoke RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm SuperStar Karaoke AnSun, C, 9pm

open mic Writ ‘n Rhymed Poetry Open Mic Women’s Resources Center, C, 8:30pm Open Mic Comedy Night Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Open Mic Nite Phoenix, C, 9pm

recreation Public Skate Ice Arena, C, 7:30pm, $4-$5.

campus activities Weekday Orthodox Minyan and Breakfast The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7:30am

game-playing POKEMON FAN CLUB Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 5:30pm CU64 Chess Club McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 7pm Euchre Po’ Boys, U, 7pm

seniors Senior Free Wii Days Phillips Recreation Center, U, 9am

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Bingo for Silly Prizes! Mike n’ Molly’s 105 N. Market St., C. Wednesday, June 29 9:30 p.m. Free! It’s free, so you don’t have to feel bad about gambling. You might get a silly prize, and who doesn’t like feeling old once in a while? Maybe they’ll have different kinds of bingo like four corners or blackout! I’m so excited! IT’S ALSO EVERY FROGGING WEDNESDAY! I’M SO STOKED, GUYS! — Adam Barnett, Music Editor

Afternoon Movie: The Sword in the Stone Rantoul Public Library 106 W. Flessner, Rantoul Free, all ages I’ll probably cry if you haven’t seen this movie. If you haven’t, why? Didn’t you have a childhood? Were you locked up in a dark, dank basement cellar your whole life? I certainly hope kids these days have seen/will see The Sword in the Stone because it’s one of the best and most underrepresented/ underappreciated Disney movies out there. Who could forget Merlin and Wart? And Madam Mim? She’s such a cool, crazy witch. And the squirrel chick? And magically cleaned pots and pans? Hey, and there’s gonna be free popcorn! — Amy Harwath, Community Editor

miscellaneous Cafe Ivrit Espresso Royale, U, 7pm

classes and workshops

Improv Workout Class Act, C, 6:30pm, $10 CUATSALSA Beginner Salsa Class McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 7pm, $30 CUATSALSA Advanced Salsa Classes kids and families McKinley Presbyterian Castle Quest Camp Church and Foundation, C, Spurlock Museum, U, 9am, 8:30pm, $90 $30

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The anus, which is the opening of the rectum, has thousands of nerve endings. This is no doubt why some people enjoy it when their anus is stimulated. Kissing, licking or tonguing the anus offers a different kind of feeling than fingering or massage. As you can imagine, because the anus is a taboo area of the body, anal play — especially as intimate as oral-anal — can be charged with sexual energy and excitement. This can add to all partners’ arousal and enjoyment. Rimming can also be employed as part of erotic humiliation, wherein partners agree that one partner will humiliate the other partner — with consent — for the sexual pleasure of both involved. Anal stimulation also tends to be a behavior that men and women of various sexual orientations enjoy but don’t feel comfortable talking about.

tact with feces and therefore hepatitis, E. Coli or parasites. To take care of fecal matter, take a good soapy shower, and don’t be afraid to gently insert a soapy finger slightly inside the rectum as well. Adding a latex barrier to your anal play decreases the risk of these infections along with the transmission of things like herpes from the mouth to the anus. With good cleansing and a latex barrier, you can avoid most of these risks. If you don’t have a latex barrier (dental dam), you can also use an unrolled condom (cut off both ends and up one side to make a “square”) or plastic wrap, although people report decreased sensation when this is used, and plastic wrap isn’t designed to prevent the transmission of bacteria. Another oralanal option is to cut up a latex glove and spread it over the area you want to stimulate. If you aren’t using a barrier, remember not to lick your partner’s anus and then kiss them or lick their vulva. This can transmit traces of feces, and therefore bacteria, from one area of the body to another.

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We’ve heard stories of rimjobs that were thoroughly enjoyed but never talked about again! Of course, that too may add to the thrill.

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nalingus is oral stimulation of the anus, more frequently referred to as “rimming.” Anything anal is taboo in our culture, especially when it comes to sexual activity. We know that when you combine multiple taboo topics together (anal + sex), it can lead to a lot of silence, misinformation, shame and, therefore, consequences. So this week, Doin’ It Well decided to dedicate a column to rimming because good information helps keep people safe, healthy and having fun.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

March 21-April 19

Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a family that becomes immortal after drinking from a magical spring. The two parents and their sons hide their gift from the world, but eventually a mysterious man in a yellow suit finds out about their secret and stalks them. At one point in his search, this man has a conversation with a young pastor. “What if you could be eternal?” he asks the priest. “Without having to face the uncertainty of death. Invincible to disease. Forever young.” The priest is rattled. “You speak blasphemy, sir,” he protests. “Fluently,” replies the man in the yellow suit. You have that mandate right now: to speak blasphemy fluently, as well as any other rebellious diction. It’s time to rise up and express the unspeakable, the controversial, the revolutionary.

TAURUS

April 20 - May 20

There’s substantial evidence that the Amazon used to flow in the opposite direction from what it does now. Ages ago, its currents traveled westward from the Atlantic Ocean toward the Pacific. I’d like you to hold that image firmly in mind as you contemplate a monumental shift of course in your own life. Let it serve as a surprising symbol of what’s possible -- as a promise that you could actually manage to reverse a current that may seem immutable.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

In Mark Harris’s novel Bang the Drum Slowly, professional baseball players cheat their fans out of money by engaging them in a card game called TEGWAR, which is an acronym for The Exciting Game Without Any Rules. Judging from your current omens, Gemini, I’d say it’s prime time for you to play a more ethical version of this game. Strictly speaking, the game can have rules, but they may be changed at any time, and new ones may be added as needed. The object of your brand of TEGWAR is to have as much smart fun as possible without anyone getting hurt.

CANCER

June 21-July 22

“The only way to let your dreams come true is to wake up,” said poet Paul Valery. Here’s how I think that applies to you right now. You’ve become too engrossed in the mythic feelings of your fantasies, and that’s interfering with your ability to muster all of the kick-ass pragmatism and willpower you will need to actually make your fantasies come to life. In other words, Cancerian, I advise you to snap out of your creamy dreamy haze with a self-induced wake-up call. Stop floating and start grunting.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

As we began our first session, the 79-year-old Jungian psychotherapist looked at me with mischief in her eyes and said, “Go ahead -- surprise me! What have you got?” I was torn. Part of me felt like rising to her challenge, meeting her dare: I fantasized about telling her such wild versions of my adventures that they would outstrip any tales she’d heard in her long service as a deep listener. But in the end I chose to tell the truth. I felt it was more important to explore my life’s actual mysteries than to entertain her. And that was the first healing she helped me achieve. I suspect a similar test is ahead for you, Leo. Would you rather be honest or impress people?

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

I predict that at no time in the coming weeks will anyone be justified in saying to you, “Your ego has been writing checks that your body can’t cash.” Nor will anyone have any reason to tell you, “You’d better start running if you hope to catch up with your dreams,” or “You may be an old soul but you’ve been acting like a naive punk.” No, Virgo, I firmly believe that none of those accusations will be hurled at you. Why? Because from what I can tell, all of the various parts of your psyche will be in a greater state of collaborative unity than they’ve been in for a long time. Your alienation from yourself will be at an all-time low, as will your levels of hypocrisy.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

I’m brave in some ways, cowardly in others. I’ve gone parasailing, performed on big stages in front of thousands of people, assisted in the birth of children, and explored my own unconscious. On the other hand, I’m scared of confined spaces, can’t bring myself to shoot a gun, and am a sissy when it comes time to be around people who are dying. I imagine that you, too, have areas of courage and timidity, Libra. I suspect that in the coming weeks you will be called to a challenge in both areas. See if you can transfer some of the nervy power you’re able to summon in one sphere to bolster you in the place where you’re a wimp.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

The Kinky Dream and Funky Paradise chapter of your astrological cycle has arrived -- a phase when you’ll have poetic license to let your imagination run wilder than usual. In fact, it’ll be prime time to escape into fantasyland and try on a new identity or two, complete with a host of outlandish nicknames. Your new hip hop name could be Extasy TrixxMaster. Your pro wrestler name could be Velvet Soul Pandora. Your mystic superhero name could be Mountain Wind Storm. Your Irish prostitute name could be Luscious X. Mahoney. Your rock star from the future name could be Destiny Acrobat.

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

The coming weeks could be a Golden Age for your perceptiveness. If you’re even moderately aligned with the cosmic rhythms, you will be able to discern hidden agendas that no one else has spotted, catch clues that have been hidden, and be able to recognize and register interesting sights you’ve previously been blind to. To maximize your ability to cash in on this fantastic opportunity, say this affirmation frequently: “My eyes are working twice as well as usual. I can see things I don’t normally notice.”

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

If you were the star of a fairy tale in which a spell had been placed on you, you would find a way to break that spell sometime in the next seven months. If you were the hero of a myth about a royal child abandoned in the wasteland by your evil nurse and raised by well-meaning gnomes, your exile would soon end; your real parents, the king and queen, would find you after a long search, and your birthright would be restored. Now translate these themes into the actual circumstances of your life. Are you ready to do what it takes to achieve a healing and restoration that have been a long time coming?

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

What is sacred? The philosopher Nietzsche said it was anything that you cannot or will not laugh at. But I have the opposite view. If I’m unable to crack a joke about what I regard as holy, then it’s not holy. For me, part of what makes something holy is its power to animate my sense of humor and put me in the mood to play. Where do you stand on this issue, Aquarius? If you’re aligned with my view, you will have some wonderful opportunities to commune with the sacred in the coming days.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

In the chorus of the song “Apathy and Ignorance,”, “What is the difference between apathy and ignorance?” is sang while the other two singers chant, “I don’t know and I don’t care.” I recommend you make that chant your mantra in the coming days: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” You need to experiment with a mischievous state of mind that is blithely heedless of what anyone thinks about anything. You have the right to be free of expectations, precedents, and dogmas. Trust intuition above all other influences! It’s an excellent time to at least temporarily declare your independence!

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boozing at the ballgame The Champions Club Experience Well, as of last week, I have that first summer getaway out of the way. When I say it like that, it seems as if it was some sort of burden or chore. Well, it was, and it wasn’t. When you combine baseball, beer, eight guys and several possible points of debauchery, it never ends up being as easy as it seems. As my buddy pointed out, it was just like that Hangover movie, except not funny. I think he was just being a spoil sport because he ended up

Yep, you heard right. After all these years, I was finally living out the greatest fantasy ever, an allyou-can-drink buffet. Just to be clear, it’s all you can freaking drink. Not just beer, not just whiskey, but vodka, gin, margaritas, Rusty Nails, you name it. A wide open bar and a baseball game to boot. It just goes to show you that good things can happen to bad people. Outstanding. I should point out that there was never any sort of quality control in the Champions Club. You didn’t need any sort of identification to prove that you were, in fact, some sort of champion. The food they had was also pretty sweet. There was a fella cutting up a Regular people should never be in big assed pork roast and passing it charge of how much nacho cheese is out. Actually, it’s a good thing that was included in the price because added to their tortilla chips. It’s just otherwise, I would have robbed him human nature. You put a big cheese at spork-point and took the entire roast all for myself. Hell, they even ladle there and let folks go wild on had garlic mashed potatoes and roasted chicken. That’s sort of a must, their own, you’re just going to have though. The tradition of potatoes and some really obnoxious cheese to baseball goes back centuries ... or not. If you were the kind of person who chip ratios. already felt bad about all the special treatment and fancy food, they also with a lost debit card and a possible broken nose. offered more familiar fare, like brats, nachos and Either way, the other stuff was fine, but the main regular old hot dogs. It’s hard not to have at least one hot dog sometime during the game. It’s like reason we went was for some baseball. This was the first game I’d been to this year. I going to a horse race and not placing a bet. usually like to wait at least this long because it’s One quick note: regular people should never be never quite as much fun if it’s not boiling freaking in charge of how much nacho cheese is added to hot in St. Louis. That sounds like I’m bitching, but their tortilla chips. It’s just human nature. You put I sort of mean it sincerely. Going to a ballgame a big cheese ladle there and let folks go wild on when it’s cold outside just doesn’t feel right. The their own, you’re just going to have some really Cardinals were playing the world champion Gi- obnoxious cheese to chip ratios. ants at Busch Stadium, and the game was as great Going to the bar was also grand, but it could get as it could have been. Hell, even getting to that a little complicated and overwhelming. “Should I point was sort of fun. have a beer? That’s so boring. A margarita seems I’ll be the first to admit that though I love the weird at a ballgame. Maybe a whiskey and coke. Cardinals, some of the fans in St. Louis can be Oh wait, it’s all included, so I should have all three a little, um, let’s just say odd. We stopped for a drinks and drink them in about three minutes quick beer before the ballpark opened and were and then get three more very quickly before they greeted by a lovely old gentleman who pointed realize how much money I’m making off them.” out that our friend, Eddie, resembled his old hair Strangely, I think I may have drank less when it cutter who had passed away while with a woman. was all you could handle. It was like Babe Ruth Actually, he said, “You look just like my old barber. getting struck out by a little leaguer. He died screwing a whore.” Well, nice to meet Oh yeah, there was also a baseball game. Did you, too, sir. The Missouri Department of Tourism I mention that? See, that’s the thing ... it’s a fine couldn’t have planned a finer welcome to their little room, and it’s fun to eat and drink and use backward little state. restrooms that aren’t completely demolished Eventually, the gates opened, and we headed by the third inning, but it just never really feels out to our seats. It wasn’t the usual day at the ball- like you’re at a ballgame. Geez Louise, half the park because on this trip, we were in the Cham- people in the Champions Club were watching pions Club. It’s a special little section between the damned wall of televisions more that the third base and left field where it’s one of those “all real life thing on the field. There’s something to inclusive” deals. You get to hang out in a swanky be said for being packed inside of a throng of little area with lots of TVs and couches, a seat sweaty people watching baseball and buying outside, all the food you can handle and access a beer from some guy in the stands. I missed to an open bar for all nine innings of the game. being in a regular seat. I’m just not sure how It’s pretty swanky. much yet. 16

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