Page 1

buzz

Champaign-Urbana’s community magazine FREE

w eekly

week of August 4, 2011

my brightest diamond  3    we’ll miss you, sex  5    cowboys & aliens  7

more on

the217.com


buzz

VOL9 NO29

AUGUST 4, 2011

w eekly

IN THIS ISSUE BUZZ: STORYTELLERS

4

Local spinner of yarns shares intricacies of craft

NEW T N E D U T S ? I F O U AT

RUNNIN’ HOT

4

How to stay in shape without overheating

COMMUNAL PRODUCE

6

Community supported agriculture explained

O, GLORY!

9

buzz chats with Buffy’s Clare Kramer

CALENDAR

BEGINNERS 7 ON THE217.COM

10

Your guide to this week’s events in CU

EDITOR’S NOTE DYLAN SUTCLIFF

COMMUNITY This week’s feature in the magazine is a One-on-One with storyteller Dan Keding. But there’s an accompaniment article to go with it, all about the ins and outs of storytelling. Check it out, online this weekend!

that s n o i t s e u q t Go g? n i r e w s n a d nee

MUSIC Nothing compliments a summer evening like a barbecue. So grab your friends, food and drinks and have a good time with our selection of backyard barbecue beats.

MOVIES & TV Oh, boy! Look at all the blockbuster reviews! Should I see a movie today? I better ask Dad! Go visit Dad at www.the217.com

come get ‘em answered and log on

to:

FOOD & DRINK

www. newstudents. dailyillini.com

Karen went on a vacation, and she ate somewhere cool on each of her stops! Take a little glimpse into her column. It’ll be online Saturday!

2

buzz

Last night, I had a dream where I was post-college and buying a house. It was a nice house. The entire interior was completely white, well-decorated and massive, and the realtor must have duped me because I bought it. I’ve been dreaming of renting a shitty apartment my whole life — I can’t really imagine owning anything, let alone a massive house with all the fixin’s. When I woke up and realized that I hadn’t made such a purchase, I was endlessly relieved, which is strange because in the dream, I’m pretty sure I could have easily afforded it. I wasn’t going to get the house taken away or struggle to keep it in any way. That was a bad dream, a dream where you wake up and think, “Jesus, I’m glad that didn’t happen because I don’t think I could deal with that.” The best part of bad dreams is their analysis. Why didn’t I want that house? Because I’m a noncommittal, short sighted and just an overall flawed person. I shouldn’t be trusted with a house, and I know it. Good dreams don’t really come off the same way; every awakening is filled with disappointment as I struggle to hang onto the great idea that had just enveloped my mind for the last hour or so. Upon analysis, these dreams are usually banal and underdeveloped. “I had rocket boots and could rocket around town. It was the best!” That’s why I kind of enjoy bad dreams more. At the beginning of the day, I would rather just have gone through a night of terror only to escape into a life that I know and can somewhat control. When I start a day off after a good dream, all I can think about is how fast I could get around town with those rocket boots. In life, there are so many variables that it’s tough to achieve the joy of simplicity; but in dreams, one small, enveloping idea of good can somehow fulfill all of my wants and needs. The same can be applied to bad dreams, but the simplicity of owning a house is easily fixed upon my awakening. Good dreams point out a simplicity missing, while bad dreams add simplistic frustrations. I’ll take waking up covered in sweat, screaming for help over a good dream any day. Bad dreams seem like more worth it — time well spent.


the217.com   August 4 - 10, 2011

You tweet like a girl.

HEADS

UP!

LIKES

&

GRIPES

Peggy Fioretti Managing Editor

Likes

catching up with ...

My Brightest Diamond

stand up showcase xxi by Amy Harwath

buzz staff

Cover Design  Lucas Albrecht 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  Olivia La Faire Music Editor  Adam Barnett Food & Drink Editor  Samantha Bakall Movies & tv Editor  Nick Martin Arts & entertainment Editor  Joe Lewis Community Editor  Amy Harwath CU Calendar  Mandy Blackburn Copy Editors  Matt Entler Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis EDITORIAL ADVISER  Marissa Monson Publisher  Mary Cory

TALK TO BUZZ

Laughing’s a great time. It’s so satisfying when that wave of hilarity washes over your head and stomach; your eyes squint as your mouth spreads in a toothy grin, and your abs tense as your body shakes with guffaws and lots of lulz. Laughter is good for you, too (I’m pretty sure!). Isn’t it supposed to make you live longer and happier or something? After a long day or week of work and dealing with people who made your day less than enjoyable, nothing feels better than to hunker down with some buds and get in a fit of the giggles. Had a bad day? Been crying your eyes out because you feel like your life is worthless? Don’t worry about it! Know why? I’ll tell you why. There are some people in town who can help melt your troubles away and make you laugh! This Saturday, August 6, is the Saturday Night Comedy Showcase at Memphis on Main. Perhaps you’re familiar with Memphis on Main’s association with comedians; they host regular stand up comedy nights, along with these Saturday night Showcases. Saad Ahmed, who hails from Springfield, IL, will be the headlining comedian this Saturday. He tours all around Central Illinois, performing regularly in Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington and CU. He’s also performed at universities, over a dozen comedy clubs, and even has his own satirical online paper called loltribune.com. Drift Roberts (Peoria’s Jukebox Comedy Club), Buddha Eskew (Peoria), Justin Tuttle (Champaign) and buzz’s very own Nick Martin (his bedroom) will also be performing that night. Memphis on Main is located at 55 E. Main St. in downtown Champaign. There’s a $5 entry fee, and you must be at least 21 or older to enter, (Sorry! Only adults are allowed to have fun!)

On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

We reserve the right to edit submissions. buzz will not publish a letter without the verbal consent of the writer prior to publication date. buzz Magazine is a student-run publication of Illini Media Company and does not necessarily represent, in whole or in part, the views of the University of Illinois administration, faculty or students. © Illini Media Company 2011

» Chinese buffets: Warning: If you don’t like Chinese food, then don’t read this because I don’t want to be associated with you. Listen up. I’ve gone to a Chinese buffet three times within the past two weeks, and I’m going again tomorrow. It sounds disgusting and unhealthy, and well, that’s because it is. But that’s beside the point! They have the tastiest treats in all the lands and for an unlimited amount! And get this — it’s the price of a Jimmy John’s sandwich plus $1. Totally worth it. » Washing my hands and watching the dirt come off : I really like washing my hands and watching the dirt come off. Never tried it? Well, I suggest you do! Here are the directions. Step one: Wet your hands with a little bit of water. Step two: Apply lots and lots of soap. Step three: Lather that shit up HARD. Step four: No, no, don’t put your hands under the faucet yet!! Step five: Let the excess soap fall into the side of the sink basin, and look how fucking dirty your hands are. Step six: Smile. Step seven: Rinse. Step eight: Repeat (depending on how many diarrhea dogs you pet). » Fun: I play all of the games in the world because I don’t like reality. I like sitting around with myself and/or friends and forgetting about real life. Chess? Sentence game? Picture game? Bang? Black Ops? LotR Trivia? Mario Kart? Jynxy game? Awww, so fun! I don’t know what else to say! I hate life! Living a life without playing games is too HARD! Bye. SEAN O’CONNOR PHOTO EDITOR

GRIPES

» Getting Into A Movie After It Already Started: In my experience with movies I like, the first scene can tell you a lot about the movie and/or is usually a pretty cool scene. This past week, I saw Beginners (I will not review the movie beyond saying that I strongly, strongly recommend you go see this movie before it leaves the Art) at the Art with some friends and fellow buzz-ers. We walked in a few minutes late, and much to my chagrin, the theater was pitch black. I became separated from the group for a moment and was left stranded in the aisle of a forsaken, black hole of a theater. I thought I could tell where my friends were sitting through the process of echo-location (like a bat, I could hear someone rustling into their seat in the row). I slowly reached my hands around waist level, hoping that one of my friends would grab them and pull me into the row. I could feel a figure at the end of the row, but it wasn’t responding to my roaming fingers reaching around its head and chest. Then, an outdoor scene! The newly lit theater was now navigable. I could see my friends close by in the row behind where I was searching. I sat down next to them and began relishing the pleasures of film. The old lady sitting in front of me whom I had just fondled in the darkness pulled her sweater over her shoulders and clutched her purse. When the movie was over, I pretended to be texting on my phone as to avoid eye contact.

by Adam Barnett

M

illennium Park has had more than its share of great concerts this summer: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Iron and Wine, Blonde Redhead. On Monday, August 8, pop aficionado My Brightest Diamond (Shara Worden) joins the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as part of the Dusk Variations series. On top of this and an upcoming solo performance at Ellnora Guitar Festival in Champaign-Urbana, Worden is just about ready for the release of her third studio LP, All Things Will Unwind, on Oct. 16. Needless to say, she’s a bit busy, but she was nice enough to chat with buzz about her most recent and upcoming endeavors. » buzz: How did you first get involved with the CYSO project? Shara Worden: I think that they just asked. I’m not sure how it all went down, but I think that they reached out to us and asked if we would do a concert. So, it’s tremendously exciting. It’s the first time that I’ve ever done my material with an orchestra, so I’m really excited about it. » buzz: And you played with yMusic earlier in the month. Do you play with them a lot? SW: Yeah. The new record is based on yMusic, so I basically tried to write a record that would really feature this ensemble. There’s a string trio, flute, clarinets and trumpet player, and many of them are multi-instrumentalists, as well ... and the whole record is just kind of centered around this group of people. So, for the Chicago Youth Orchestra, they had a guy expand on the arrangements that I had done, Brian Baxter (ed. note: CYSO Education Coordinator), so it’s definitely a collaborative arrangement. » buzz: So would you say that the performance with yMusic and the performance with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra are good previews for what the record will actually sound like? SW: It’s interesting because yMusic is more chamber-y, and obviously, when you add more people, it changes the effect of it. So this is gonna be the album on steroids or something. » buzz: Based on that, what kind of differences in the style, dynamics and overall musicality do you see between this upcoming performance and your other performances and recordings? SW: I think when you have an orchestra, in some ways, you lose the individual conversation with the audience because you’re suddenly hearing a full section of people playing instead of having that one

Used with permission from My Brighest Diamond

flute player that you can see and identify and connect with, and so I think you’re more struck by kind of the grandiose quality. Orchestra just magnifies everything to the tenth power, so I think it’s less about the individual personality than it is the bigness of the sound. So it’s certainly less intimate, and yet the power of it is really exciting. And also, there’s a really big difference between playing with yMusic, who I developed the material for, and obviously we’ve been playing this music for eight months. And then to kind of walk in some place, and you have one rehearsal, is kind of intense. A lot of pressure. » buzz: Just a little bit about the upcoming record. You were already talking a little bit about how it was made for yMusic, but can you talk a little bit about what we can expect as far as themes and any lyrical differences? SW: I knew that I wanted to tell stories. I’ve been really fascinated by storytelling, and particularly, people like Tom Waits and Laurie Anderson are so great at telling stories through their music. So, I started trying to figure out what stories I wanted to tell. Whereas the other records have been much more autobiographical. I didn’t really want to do that — I wanted to open up the perspective. So, I started with the Big Bang Theory. I guessed I should begin at the beginning and end at the end… There’s a song called “In the Beginning,” which is about the beginning of time, about the first atoms that were created and the bringing together of these protons and neutrons, and creating positive and negative charges. It’s kind of a metaphor, you know — it could be considered a romantic song, but it’s actually about atoms that have a positive and negative component. » buzz: I saw that you’re also playing at Krannert for Ellnora, and I feel like you’ve been around here quite a few times before. Do you recall anything from the shows that you’ve played around here? SW: Yeah, I think the last time I was there, we were doing The Long Count at that festival as well, if I’m not mistaken. So yeah, that was the last time I was there which would’ve been in 2009. I’ve showed up there with feathers on my head and in a cheerleading costume. So this time, I’ll get to wear my own costume. The show at Millennium Park starts at 6:30 p.m. Her Ellnora performance is at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Colwell Playhouse) on Saturday, Sept. 10. buzz   

3


One on One

with dan keding Local storyteller

by Amy Harwath

H

e looked a little like my dad: a middle-aged man with a beard and mustache, a kindly face, his hair graying. But my dad doesn’t have a small gold-hoop earring in his left ear. In his round, calming voice and relaxed yet energized demeanor, Dan Keding pulls you in to every word he says. It’s no wonder that he has been a professional, internationally acclaimed storyteller, author and folk musician for 39 years. Originally from the south side of Chicago, Keding grew up there, made his way to Springfield and finally settled here in Urbana. He founded the CU Storytelling Guild in 2001 and has helped the local storytelling scene grow immensely. Keding sat down with buzz to talk all about storytelling. » buzz: How did you start storytelling? Dan Keding: I’m one of those unusual people that it was part of the family tradition. My grandmother came here in 1920 from Croatia. She brought the family stories. Since I was the oldest grandchild, I had to learn them. » buzz: How did you get into professional storytelling? DK: I got hooked by music when I was in college, and I started to perform — first rock and roll and then in a folk group. Probably in the late 70s, early 80s, the group fell apart — but just prior to that, I started to tell stories on stage so that the members of the group could take a break, change the strings, anything like that. And I would tell stories, and I started with the stories I learned from my grandmother. When the group broke up in about ‘81, I thought, “Wow, you know, I really like telling

stories more than I like singing and playing.” So instead of a folk singer that told stories, I became a storyteller who sings folk songs. » buzz: Do you have a type of story that you prefer to tell? DK: I kind of gravitate to more serious stories on stage because I think, personally, I’ve always fought the system. I get really upset when people say you have to leave your audience laughing. Why? Can’t they cry? Can’t they think? Why are we going to demean our audience by saying, “This is all they can do”? Humor’s very big right now in storytelling, so I’ve kind of gone the opposite way. I do tell some funny stories, but those are usually personal stories. The traditional stories I tell are very serious. Also, I’m well-known for my ghost stories. » buzz: What’s your favorite part of storytelling? DK: Watching the audience. I’m a storyteller who doesn’t prepare sets. My whole career, I’ve always walked on stage with only my first story in my head, and I read my audiences. And I like reading my audiences. I like seeing if they’re in the mood to laugh or in the mood to cry, a mood to think, whatever mood they’re in. And I’ll play with that mood. I really like interacting with my audience. » buzz: Do you have a favorite audience that you like to tell stories to? DK: I really like mixed audiences. Family audiences where there’s children, adults, seniors because I like the reaction of adults who hear a story, and then they turn to their kids to see what their reaction is ... I just like the way the audience reacts with each other, and that’s really kind of neat.

» buzz: Is there a way that you prepare stories? DK: I feel very strongly that stories should never be memorized. If you memorize a story, you kill it. It dies. It’s lasted all these hundreds of years because every single storyteller who’s told it has made a variation, has improvised something new. And whatever was good about it passed on. I like to leave room in my stories for improvisation. I like to leave room in there for an ad lib. I know my stories. I can tell them at the drop of a hat. But I always make sure there’s room inside the story for me to breath, to keep it alive. » buzz: When you’re not telling stories, is there a favorite story that you like to hear? DK: It’s not so much favorite stories as favorite storytellers. Kathryn Tucker Windham. Kathryn just died two months ago, right after her 93rd birthday. She was performing two weeks before she died. Amazing storyteller. Last time I worked with her, she was 91. She got up in front of that audience — there were about 1,500 people there —

and she had them in the palm of her hand. In the course of 30 minutes, she had everyone doubled over laughing. And then by the end, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. I mean, she was that good. One of the best. » buzz: What do you think makes those storytellers you like listening to so enthralling? DK: One is a combination of their voices and styles. But also, each one really reaches out and grabs the audience by the throat, and says, “We’re doing something together. So pay attention.” » buzz: How do they do that? DK: I think their power, and the way they present themselves on stage. A really good storyteller is different from a musician. Oftentimes, you’ll see a musician shuffle out on stage, sit down, “Wow, really good to see you, I’m so glad somebody showed up tonight.” It’s almost apologetic. A really good storyteller walks out on the stage and takes it over. It’s like, this is where I do my best work, this is my home. Pay attention.

get hot in the heat Stay fit with these summer tips by Esther Hou Working out and running outside is simply a necessity for some. However, when the weather gets hot and heat indexes climb, it’s important to know the alternative options and precautions. Dan Maroun, Program Assistant for Wellness at U of I’s Campus Recreations, said that keeping hydrated is important in any weather. “If you are adamant on exercising outdoors, try the early mornings or late nights,” Maroun said. “I know. It’s the summer — who wants to be out exercising at 6-8 a.m.? But getting in a solid workout in the 80s is a lot better than the upper90s with a heat index pushing well over 100.” With such high humidity and the heat waves that have swept CU, along with the entire country, it’s important to not overdo it. In the heat of the day, there are some measures you can take to avoid overheating, such as wearing light and vibrant-colored clothing to reduce the amount of 4

   buzz

sunlight absorbed. Wear proper SPF sunglasses; “The sun does more damage to unproteced eyes than it does to unprotected skin,” Maroun warned. He said that there are alternatives to exercising outside, one of which is joining a local gym or taking advantage of U of I’s Campus Recreation department. “Many gyms across the city are offering special rates,” said Maroun. “Get involved in Group Fitness, and enjoy the social aspect of exercising.” Since outdoor activities seem more appealing because of their social aspect, Maroun also suggested grabbing an exercise buddy for the gym. But if you’re really adamant about enjoying the weather while getting fit, there are many parks all around town that have trails and trees providing shade. Check out www.champaignparkdistrict.com to see what’s near you. There are great areas both in and around town.

Urbana locals Adam Gorcowski and Evan Metz go for a jog. Photo by Sean O’Connor

Besides running, try some other outdoor activities to stay active and healthy, such as biking, swimming, or playing sports like tennis, soccer or basketball.

“Lose yourself along a good country road with some friends, or grab them and a Frisbee and spend an hour enjoying great company and a good time,” Maroun said.


the217.com

It’s cool when you’re hot.

DOIN’ IT WELL

AUGUST 4 - 10, 2011

BY JO SANGER AND ROSS WANTLAND

SEX IN THE CORNFIELDS Reader Question: I’ll be moving to Urbana, and I’m hoping to work in some form of sexual health ... or anything I suppose. I was wondering if you had suggestions for organizations that do sex-positive health education at any level. Also, I’m interested in working in a sex shop. But I am only familiar with the Illini Arcade and Fantasy’s. I don’t know that either of those is necessarily motivated by politics so much as money. I’m moving from [some place with two great sex shops], one being a self-proclaimed “feminist sex shop” (boutique, really), the other being a small chain of shops owned by a woman and focusing a lot on women. I’m wondering what your views are on “the scene” in c-u. -RB THE SCENE

Thanks for the fabulous question, RB. Jo and Ross have been in Champaign for long enough that we know we will never be able to capture everything that is going on in Champaign-Urbana at one time around issues of sexuality. But at the same time, we love highlighting some of the wonderful work that is going on! So in no particular order, RB, here is the C-U Sexuality Scene. PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Planned Parenthood of Illinois runs a local clinic on campus that provides sexual health medical

The Sexual Health Scene in C-U

services, including prenatal care, STD testing and non-surgical abortion. Those resources are great. What excites Doin’ It Well most of all, though, is the Teen Awareness Group, or TAG. TAG is a group of trained youth educators who provide sexual health workshops for their peers, as well act as a referral resource to services around town. They provide an amazing point of contact for their peers who may not always get accurate information at home or in school. Planned Parenthood of Illinois has a number of internships and volunteer opportunities, so check out their website to find out more! SEXUAL HEALTH PEERS

On campus, a student group called the Sexual Health Peers provides workshops, education and awareness-raising events – such as the Illinois Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance week, cleverly acronymed as “I-SHAG.” Sexual Health Peers work closely with the campus health center to connect Illinois students with medical services and information. CHAMPAIGN-URBANA PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

Public Health provides a number of services, education and medical outreach. From reproductive health care (including birth control) to a STD testing service that travels around Central Illinois,

CUPHD does a lot for Champaign County residents and beyond. SEX SHOP SHOPPING

So what do we think of our local sex shops? There are a number of really great things about Illini Video Arcade and Fantasy’s. Both are boutique-style shops, which makes them easier to walk into and browse, and both carry a pretty extensive selection of lubes and toys. The videos, magazines and books, however, may leave something to be desired if you’re used to a sex shop that has explicit feminist or women-centered roots. One cool note, however: all employees of both shops are required to read Sex Toys 101, which was written by women-owned, New York-based Toys in Babeland founders. Although one or both of these stores are womenmanaged, they are part of a larger corporation, so they carry the same items and are organized in relatively the same way. The video and print material — like mainstream porn — is vastly focused on a white, heterosexual male consumer. When we did a meticulous review of the materials, there was very little women-created porn, and there was too much (in our opinion) material on themes like incest, humiliation and degradation (in contrast to more consensual displays of power play/BDSM). Because these are the only two shops in town,

though, the more knowledgeable people who work there, the better! As you check out the local scene, RB, good luck. C-U has a lot of hidden gems and potential; you might just start the very thing you’re looking for! SAY GOODBYE

After six wonderful years of writing Doin’ It Well, Jo and Ross have made the hard choice to stop writing the weekly column. We are so thankful to our wonderful readers, supporters, questionaskers and editors over the years who have helped make writing Doin’ It Well fun and challenging. On Facebook this week, you can find our own retrospective of our top columns of the past six years. Next week in our very last column, we’ll give our readers a DIY look at writing your own sex column. Find Doin’ It Well on Facebook, or e-mail Jo and Ross at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com.

SEX 411

Resources for C-U » Planned Parenthood of Illinois: www.ppil.org » C-U Public Health: www.c-uphd.org » Sexual Health Peers (find them on facebook)

Week of Friday, August 5, through Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G) Digitally Presented in 2D.

Fri: (5:30), 7:30 Sat: (3:30), 5:30, 7:30

Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) (NR)  

Presented from a 35mm print. Tickets are $6.50.

Fri: 10:00 PM Sat: 1:00, 10:00 Sun: 1:00 PM Thu: 10:00 PM

The First Grader (NR) Digital Presentation

Sun: (3:30), (5:30)

Incendies (R)

Digital Presentation. Subtitled.

Sun: 7:30 PM

In a Better World (Haevnen) (R) Digital Presentation

Mon & Tue: 7:30 PM

Midnight in Paris (PG-13) Digital Presentation

Wed: 7:30 PM Thu: 5:30 PM

The Trip (NR)

Digital Presentation

Wed: 9:30 PM Thu: 7:30 PM

126 W. Church St. Champaign

Take the CUMTD Bus www.theCUart.com

buzz

5


Food

&

Drink

One on One

with Anna Barnes Prairieland CSA coordinator

by Samantha Bakall

T

he peak of mass production has passed as more restaurants, grocery stores and people have begun buying their goods from local farmers and stores, switching from mass production corporate-owned companies to homegrown fruits and vegetables and locally made products. buzz talks to Anna Barnes, the coordinator of the Prairieland CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), a group that takes sourcing local goods a step further. » buzz: What is CSA? Anna Barnes: It’s a system in which people pay ahead of the season for a share of the harvest. They’re essentially, in some level, sharing a part of the risk. They don’t know what vegetables they’re going to get; if you have to depend on something locally, then you’re at the mercy of the weather. » buzz: How did it get started here? AB: Actually, some of the early members of Common Ground, most of whom are not in town anymore, looked around and saw this town was big enough. They found a farmer, and since then, there have been a couple other CSAs that have been developed by the farmers themselves. » buzz: How has this year’s weather affected the crop? AB: There were floods early on. Now there’s been a drought — it’s like a cascade. Animals, too, they’re looking for scarce food. You had all these animals coming out and having their litters when

At the store

there was no food available. We literally had the phenomenon of raccoons chasing people. They can take down a small field over night. » buzz: Why has CSA farming become so popular? AB: I think a lot of it is just people over time, they want food that they can trust. Every time there’s a scare, they realize how tenuous everything is. » buzz: What’s the difference between CSA farming and community gardening? AB: You’re just gardening. All the risk is on you, how skilled you are as a gardener — you don’t have a greenhouse. At least you have someone who is very knowledgeable doing it on the CSA. » buzz: What sort of people is CSA farming good for? AB: It’s kind of all over the board. We have families with little kids, we have grad students, older people. They want food that tastes like what they grew up with. The only thing they have in common is that food is a priority for them. They’re not necessarily buying the cheapest food they can find at a grocery store. They’re willing to pay perhaps a little more than a grocery store because it was grown locally, and the people who picked it earned at least minimum wage. » buzz: What role have CSAs played between consumers and farmers? AB: It varies. For some people, it’s just great and they want the vegetables; they’re still supporting the farm. For some people, they really do want to attach a face. They want to see the farmer, and on

Used with permission from ilovebutter and the Creative Commons

some level, they’re family. I know that in 2005, our farmers had a serious drought, and they would’ve had to liquidate herds. One of our members donated money. Another sold hay at a discounted rate. It was really interesting because we had CSA members and parents of the CSA members. It was really community-supported agriculture, everybody doing whatever they could. » buzz: How many CSAs are in the CU area? AB: There are three CSA farms in this area. » buzz: What farm does the Prairieland CSA work with? AB: We work with Moore family farms out of Watseka, IL. » buzz: How much is a share? AB: The share is $400, delivering a certain dollar amount. » buzz: What things are grown?

AB: We have a planting list, and anything on the list can come through or not. Some years, some crops do well, some don’t. Tomorrow[‘s drop off] will have a small amount of cauliflower. It’s been too hot for cauliflower this year. With all the heat, some of the green bean plantings were staggered, not coming in that way. A lot of the green beans are ripening all at once in the heat. » buzz: How do people get their produce? AB: It comes to two places. We have two distribution places in town, one place in Champaign and one in Urbana. You just put the things in the crates into your bags. » buzz: What produce will they be getting this week? AB: Tomorrow ­— green beans, squash, onions, peppers, eggplant, red lettuce and cauliflower. » buzz: Where can people find more information? AB: www.prairielandcsa.org

Native Chinese fruit lychees get a makeover

by Jasmine Lee Walk down the ethnic foods aisle at any supermarket, and nestled in between tortillas and quick Indian curries are tin cans of a blobby fruit labeled “lychee.” Lychee fruit grows on evergreen trees, native to China but cultivated in Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and India. At Asian marts, from June until October, lychees are sold in actual fruit form ­— a translucent pearly white fruit encased in an oval-shaped, pinkish-red knobby rind, usually sold in bunches, like grapes – but most grocery stores sell the canned version, which are conveniently peeled and de-seeded for ease of eating. Lychee is sweet, crisp and tastes like a cross between a pineapple and a pear; it’s delicious. Eating nine lychees would meet an adult’s daily recommended Vitamin C requirement (as on average, there are 72 milligrams in one fruit). The fruit is also a good source of B-complex vitamins like thiamin, niacin and folates, and it’s also full of oligonol, which has antioxidant and anti-influenza virus properties. Lychee is usually eaten as dessert in Chinese restaurants, but there are other ways to enjoy the fruit, not including eating it fresh. Below are two ways to enjoy the fruit, one with the lovely addition of alcohol and one, appropriate in the neverending summer heat, in the form of a sorbet. 6

   buzz

Lychee Martini » » » » » »

1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup drained canned lychees (about 15-20) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 6 oz (3/4 cup) vodka 1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) Cointreau

1. Heat sugar and water in a saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Then, pour the mixture into a bowl set in a large bowl of ice and cold water until syrup is cold, about three minutes. 2. Puree lychees with sugar syrup and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes, add lychee puree and liquor. Shake for 15 seconds and strain in glasses. Coconut and Lychee Sorbet » 1/2 cup water » 1/2 cup sugar » Pinch of salt » 2 1/2 cups chilled fresh or well-stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk » 1 3/4 cups chilled lychee juice » 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1. Bring the water, sugar and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. 2. Transfer the sugar syrup to a small bowl, and refrigerate, tightly covered, for at least 1 hour, until thoroughly chilled, or for up to two days. 3. Whisk together the coconut milk and lychee juice in a large glass bowl. Whisk in the chilled syrup and lime juice. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to a separate container and Used with permission from Vitorio Benedetti and the Creative Commons freeze for at least two hours before serving. (Alternatively, if you don’t have a fork through the contents every hour or so to an ice-cream maker, simply pour the mixture in disperse ice crystals.) a container and freeze for 4-6 hours, running 4. Spoon the sorbet into serving bowls.


arts & entertainment movie review

r

Beginners

See it opening day

by Nick Martin

Used with permission from Focus Features

T

he best advice I can give: choose Halloween costumes wisely because they are windows into the subconscious. Oliver, the protagonist of Beginners, dresses like Sigmund Freud for Halloween. Initially, the costume gives him an excuse to sit quietly and “psychoanalyze” strangers, but as the film unfolds, the metaphor gets broader, deeper. It explains Oliver’s relationships with his parents, women, identity, sex, emasculated fathers, Oedipal urges, life and death. Oliver is an introspective thinker; a loner struggling to find happiness against life’s indefatigable deluge of depression; and maybe, someone who thinks he understands people better than he actually does — like Freud. What makes Beginners one of this year’s most rewarding films, though, is it seems there’s something

profound and lofty inside Oliver’s head. Maybe? If not, at least there’s a cute French girl and a talking dog. Beginners is autobiographical, so a short biography of its writer/director Mike Mills is in order. In 1999, Mills’ mother died. Two weeks later, at age 75, Mills’ father revealed he was gay; after living an openly gay lifestyle for five years, Mills’ father died in 2004. Oliver’s situation is identical, and this context is revealed in the film’s first five minutes. Through flashbacks, voice-over narration and picture collages, Oliver tries to make sense of his parents’ “unloving” relationship and the newfound happiness his father has found in the homosexual lifestyle. All of this could come off as excessively maudlin or even crudely absurd (how would you react if your geriatric father

August 4 - 10, 2011

started putting out personal ads soliciting oral sex from younger men?), but it stays grounded in reality — perhaps only because it actually was reality for Mike Mills. Really, that’s only half of the movie. The other half is classic Woody Allen rom-com — a nebbish nerd goes for a beautiful actress — but foregoes Jewishness for extra-depression (although Jewishness is still touched upon). Like Allen, Mills has a propensity for quirky relationships, jazz music and slightly-surrealist visual humor (like the aforementioned talking dog, an adorable Jack Russel Terrier whose thoughts are delivered in subtitles). However, while Allen’s movies have a wistful nostalgia for the past, the characters in Beginners can hardly hold up history’s epochal crush. If Beginners was a book, it would be uncomfortably depressing. It takes more than talking dogs to make parental death and overwhelming loneliness a bearable cinematic experience. The performances of Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent allow Mills’ firsthand sadness to be refracted into manageable metaphors. Plummer is able to show human dimension to Oliver’s father, Hal, a character coming to terms with his sexuality at 75; he’s just as confused as his son is. But Plummer brings an energy to Hal even when he’s supported by machines on his deathbed — a wise man once said, “Death is only one final moment.” Hal’s demons reflect Oliver’s. The parallels between Oliver’s lover and his mother (sound Freudian?) bring the film full circle. Death, life, love, loneliness, etc. It’s got everything, folks! Go out and see if our wayward protagonist ever fulfills childhood desires because Beginners is one of the best films of 2011.

   the217.com 

Jen Weber LMT Licenced Massage Therapist

217•979•1454 jen@greenyogaspa.com j.weber.lmt@gmail.com

Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Couples Massage

108 Hot Stone for only $80!

108 minute hot stone treatment for only $80 (the price of the 75 minute treatment). 2nd Floor, 115 W. Main St, Urbana, IL 61801 www.greenyogaspa.com

Look for us every day!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SAVOY 16 217-355-3456

S. Neil St. (Rt. 45) at Curtis Rd. GQTI.com and on Facebook

movie review

PG-13

vhs

Cowboys & Aliens by Dylan Sutcliff

When a movie like Cowboys & Aliens is green-lit, there is a certain expectation that it will deliver everything you ever wanted, i.e. cowboys AND aliens. However, that expectation comes with the understanding that it probably will not be that great of a movie. Cowboys & Aliens asks a few of the age-old questions: “Can you make a movie based off of an awesome title alone?” and “Is it a good idea to blatantly smash two very distinct and separate genres together?”

The film is based on a graphic novel from 2006 by the same title. The author, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, originally pitched Cowboys & Aliens as a movie in 1997. However, it wasn’t until Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man, Zathura) signed on to direct that the film actually got legs. They then tacked on some big name stars such as Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde, assuring that at the very least, the film was going to look great. While the actors were all at ease as saloon-attending, horse-riding

attractive people, the script was something less than desired. Craig, Ford and Wilde did fine as the stock characters needed in every western/sci-fi movie. However, it was unfortunate how under-utilized Sam Rockwell was as the comic relief. He gave it his all, but the part wasn’t very developed and seemed tacked on to attract indie audiences. The entire film seems to be a reappropriation for America’s unpleasant history with manifest destiny, putting the proverbial shoe on the other foot as the aliens invade the small town of Absolution for gold. That’s right — the town is called Absolution, and yes, the aliens want our gold. Apparently, it’s useful in fueling space ships. Each time there seems to be a clash of opinions between humans — Bond vs. Indy or the classic whites vs. Native Americans — that may turn into a firefight, the aliens swoop in to remind them all that there are more pressing matters than different skin tones. Cowboys & Aliens gives us exactly what we want, and if you want more than reasonable speed chases between a horse and spaceship, then you should look somewhere else. The film is unbelievable, corny and full of tropes, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I would like to add, though: can we change the stock alien from the big, armored bug idea? Bring on the blob!

ON A SCALE FROM: OPENING DAY, MATINÉE, VHS, TV

$5.75

BARGAIN TWILIGHT D A I LY 4 : 0 0 - 6 : 0 0 P M * excludes Digital 3D & Fathom events

SHOWTIMES 8/5 - 8/9

No passes S Stadium seating

TITLES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

KIDS SUMMER all MOVIES $1seats Mon 8/8 - Fri 8/12 at 10:00 AM

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (PG) ANGELS & AIRWAVES PRESENTS LOVE LIVE - WED. 8/10 7:00 PM DCI 2011: BIG, LOUD AND LIVE 8 THUR. 8/11 5:30 PM S

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13)

11:20, 12:20, 1:45, 2:45, 4:10, 5:10, 6:35, 7:35, 9:00, 10:00 FRI/SAT LS 11:25 S THE CHANGE-UP (R) 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 FRI/SAT LS 12:00 3D SMURFS (PG) $2.50 PREMIUM PER 3D TICKET 12:25, 2:55, 5:00, 7:15, 9:25 FRI/SAT LS 11:35 SMURFS (PG) 11:05, 1:25, 3:55, 6:20, 8:45 FRI/SAT LS 11:10 COWBOYS & ALIENS (PG-13) 11:00, 11:35, 1:35, 2:10, 4:10, 4:45, 6:45, 7:20, 9:20, 9:55 FRI/SAT LS 11:55 CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (PG-13) 11:05, 1:40, 4:20, 6:55, 9:40 S 3D CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG-13) $2.50 PREMIUM PER 3D TICKET 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG-13) 12:30, 3:40, 6:25, 9:10 FRI/SAT LS 11:50 FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (R) 11:35, 2:05, 4:35, 7:10, 9:35

3D HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

(PG-13) $2.50 PREMIUM PER 3D TICKET 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:05 S

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

(PG-13) 3:45, 6:40, 9:50 S WINNIE THE POOH (G) 12:00, 1:50 HORRIBLE BOSSES (R) 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15 FRI/SAT LS 11:30 ZOOKEEPER (PG) 11:25, 1:55, 4:25 TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (PG-13) 6:50, 10:00 CARS 2 (G) 11:00, 1:20, 3:50, 6:15, 8:50 FRI/SAT LS 11:20

buzz   

7


MUSIC

From the Chocolate Factory to Chewbacca Check out Chicago Comic Con by Adam Barnett

I

don’t get paid very well, so it shouldn’t be a surprise when I say that I didn’t have the funds to go to San Diego Comic-Con. But you know what? That’s okay because you can geek out a couple hours north at Wizard World’s Comic Con Chicago, the second biggest comic book convention in attendance next to SDCC. Entering its 14th year, the geekier-side-of-popculture convention will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on August 11 through the 14. Contrary to popular belief, though, this isn’t all about comics, as the name might imply. This is one of the largest gatherings of artists, actors, writers, producers and even toymakers in the country. While it does have ample representation from your Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and indie favorites, those not necessarily into our good friends The Uncanny X-men and the like have plenty of other reasons to attend. Basically, it’s diverse enough for you to bring your parents to reminisce with the original five children from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, for you to release your inner fanboy/girl with a good chunk of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer crew, and for your six-year old nephew to ogle at the workmanship of Spongebob animator Dave Aikins. But really, comics are a big part of this event. Wizard World stirred up 36 Eisner Award winners and nominees to take part in Comic Con Chicago, and even more writers, artists, colorists and the like will be moseying around or speaking at one of the many panels available to attendees. Also, have you ever looked at Magic: The Gathering cards and thought, “Hey, that artwork looks pretty darn cool!” Well, if you search around, there are quite a few illustrators for Magic, D&D and other games that may strike your fancy. Basically, there’s a lot to do and only four days to do it. So here are some people you should look for with a full schedule of events.

WHO/WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS Patrick Stewart (Holy shit!) Christopher Lloyd (Holy balls!) The Boondock Saints and Rocco (Holy vigilantes!) Bruce Campbell Darth Maul Chewbacca Michael Uslan (Holy… Batman!) Charlie Bucket, Mike Teevee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Augustus Gloop Peter Tork (The Monkees) Billy Corgan The Batmobile Delorean Time Machine Ecto-1 The Mystery Machine Brian Azarello (Flashpoint) Ian Boothby (Simpsons Comics) Geof Darrow (Daredevil, Marvel Zombies 5) Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spiderman, Batman, X-men) 8

   buzz

Gary Friedrich (Ghost Rider, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos) Michael Golden (Batman, Daredevil, The Punisher) Mike Grell (Green Arrow, Green Lantern) Ben Templesmith (Buffy, 30 Days of Night) Angus Oblong (The Oblongs)

GROUPS YOU PROBABLY WON’T MISS Cosplay Chicago D20 Girls Project Ghostbusters: Chicago Division Gotham’s Finest Steampunk Chicago The Walking Dead Fan Club Windy City Jedi USS Blackhawk Like Buffy? Q&A Sessions with Buffy and Angel stars Nicholas Brendan (Xander), his stunt double, twin brother Kelly Donovan, Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), Mercedes McNab (Harmony) and Clare Kramer (Glory). James Marsters (Spike) is performing at an on-site concert, as well as hosting his own Q&A. Julie Benz (Darla) will host a Q&A as well, but it will also focus on her involvement with Dexter and No Ordinary Family. An interview with Clare Kramer is somewhere in this magazine!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Full details at www.wizardworld.com

— FRIDAY 08/12 — 1:00-1:45PM » Lou Ferrigno Q&A » Tom Nguyen’s Style Of Inking 2:00-2:45PM » Michael Uslan Q&A » Exposed: The Secrets Of Professional Wrestling 3:00-3:45PM » Willy Wonka Reunion » Edward Furlong Q&A 4:00-4:45PM » Torchwood Q&A With Kai Owen And Gareth » David-Lloyd » Stargate Universe Q&A With Alaina Huffman And Julia Benson » Panel Discussion With The Creators Of Unicorn City 5:00-5:45PM » Buffyfest Q&A With Nicholas Brendon And Kelly Donovan » Wizard Art School With Ivan Brunetti 6:00-6:45PM » Buffyfest Q&A With Clare Kramer And Mercedes McNab » Scary Funny: The Art Of Combining Humor And Comedy 7:00-8:00PM » Saving The Day With Felicia Day

8:00-10:00PM » Film Screening: The Boondock Saints » Film Screening: Unicorn City 8:00-11:00PM » Wizard World Chicago Drink And Draw - Hosted By Tommy Castillo

— SATURDAY 08/13 — 11:00-11:45AM » Pam Grier Q&A » Flashpoint/100 Bullets Q&A » Wizard Writing School: Gregg Hurwitz, Michael Harvey And Paul Jenkins 12:00-12:45PM » Julie Benz Q&A » Storytelling With Michael Golden » Comic Con Costuming With The 501st 1:00-1:45PM » Morena Baccarin Q&A » Anthony Michael Hall Q&A » Mike Grell Q&A 2:00-2:45PM » Patrick And Daniel Stewart Q&A » Tia Carrere Q&A » Breaking Into Comics With Will Conrad And Mike Deodato 3:00-3:45PM » Felicia Day And Jeff Lewis Q&A » LeVar Burton Q&A » Breaking Into Comics II With Humberto Ramos, Paul Jenkins And Pia Guerra 4:00-4:45PM » Christopher Lloyd Q&A » Charisma Carpenter Q&A » How To Make A Comic From Script To Print 5:00-5:45PM » Bruce Campbell Q&A » The Way Of The Nerd With Ken Goldstein » Wizard Art School: Cartooning From Start To Finish With Glenn McCoy 6:00-7:00PM » Musical Of The Living Dead

6:00-8:00PM » Adult Costume Contest 6:00-6:45PM » Five Year Mission Performance 8:00-12:00AM » Wizard World Masquerade Ball – Zombie Edition 8:30-9:30PM » James Marsters Concert 10:00-12:00AM » Film Screening: The Evil Dead

— SUNDAY 08/14 — 11:00-11:45AM » James Marsters Q&A » Mimi Rogers Q&A » Bill Sienkiewicz And David Mack Q&A 12:00-12:45PM » The Evil Dead Reunion » Louis Gossett, Jr. Q&A » How To Be A Hero With Jarrett Crippen 1:00-1:45PM » Boondock Saints Reunite » Vivica A. Fox Q&A » Draw Like A Superhero With Franco Aureliani And Art Baltazar 2:00-2:45PM » Ray Park Q&A » Kid’s Costume Contest » Digital Art School W/ Greg Horn 3:00-3:45PM » Walking Dead Q&A And Preview 3:00-3:30PM » My Favorite Giant Reading With Peter Mayhew 3:00-5:00PM » Film Screening: Unicorn City 4:00-4:30PM » Sound Of Musical Interlude With Ethan Van Sciver Four-day tickets can be purchased for $50 in advance ($60 at the door); single-day passes run at $25/piece ($35 in advance). Several VIP packages are also available.


the217.com

Hey nerds.

ONE on ONE

AUGUST 4 - 10, 2011

WITH CLARE KRAMER GLORY OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

by Adam Barnett

P

robably one of the more interesting villains the “Scooby Gang” encountered in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season Five’s “Big Bad” Glory was an attractive, superficial, ridiculously strong, insane hell god from another dimension. She was obsessed with finding “the key” and sucking out peoples’ sanity in order to stabilize her own psyche. Not necessarily a bio built for Craigslist, but Clare Kramer, who played her character, is boatloads nicer than the “great Glorificus.” To preview her appearance at Chicago’s Comic Con, Clare took some time to speak with buzz about her role as Glory, horror movies, Twilight and yoga. Check out the full interview at the217.com. » buzz: I feel like, as someone who does as much as you do as far as your different roles, you have to get stressed sometimes… Clare Kramer: Definitely. I think that anyone in the entertainment business experiences that. It’s a very stressful business at times. But that’s kind of the price you have to pay — the stress and the uncertainty — to be able to do what you love for a living. » buzz: Well I was actually trying to make a segue — and I think this is a very clever segue: As Glory, the only way that you kept your sanity was to absorb

other peoples’ sanity, but I assume you don’t do that in real life. CK: No. Sometimes when fans meet me, they’re like, “Oh, don’t suck my brain!” And I’m like, “You know what? Don’t worry about it. Not gonna happen.” So yeah, I don’t follow all of her characteristics. I have to find other ways to keep my sanity. » buzz: How did you prepare for your role on Buffy? CK: With Glory, I knew in my mind what I wanted to create, so there was a point in time, where before I went to set, I tried out different things for what thought would work for her personality. But really I had no clue what they were gonna want because there was very little character description and stage direction given in terms of the role and how they wanted it performed. So I figured, “Hey, they liked what I did in the audition, They hired me, so I’m just gonna do more of that.” So, I watched a bunch of movies. I watched The Shining — actually, I watched a lot of Jack Nicholson movies, now that I think about it — and kind of took different traits from different things and kind of came up with the Glory character. And once I sort of got rolling filming that season, it all became very second-nature. It was very fun to play her… » buzz: I know that you’ve done some straight-up horror movie stuff with The Gravedancers and The Thirst, and it looks like you have a new movie coming out

called The Dead Ones. What is the best part about doing those kinds of movies? CK: I love doing those kinds of movies because when you do a romantic comedy or something along those lines, it’s very close to real life. There is certainly some suspension of disbelief that happens in the storyline or whatever, but your acting and your character are very close to real life. When you do a horror movie, it’s completely a creative venture as an actor because you’re doing things on camera that 99.99% never compares to real life. So to me it’s very creative, and I love it, and I also enjoy working stunt work. There happens to be a lot of that in horror movies, and I like special effects, so it kind of brings together a lot of different elements about acting that I really enjoy. » buzz: I read that you also have two daughters. How has having kids affected your career? CK: It’s been great because it’s given me more perspective on life and a deeper perspective on motherhood as I’m moving into the age where I’m

GO LOCAL FOR CO-LOCATION. Why waste time + money going DIY or driving to Chicago? We’ve been providing DATA CENTER SERVICES in Champaign-Urbana since 1998: • Connected to ALL local fiber optic bandwidth providers AND Chicago • Champaign & Rantoul data centers for Disaster Recovery + Co-location services • Managed Hosting Services for IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and more

Call | 217.356.288 Visit | http://Prominic.NET

Employment opportunities available for Linux, Solaris, and Windows Admins

Used with permission from Clare Kramer

gonna start playing mothers and wives more than, obviously, teenagers. And I think that going through the experience of pregnancies and raising a child — it just gives you a deeper understanding of your emotional capacity. At the end of the interview, Clare told me to introduce myself to her officially at Comic Con in Chicago, August 11-14. Follow Clare on Twitter: @ClareKramer.

604su72e319 604su72e319 604su72e319 604su72e319 64u231 copasetic consignments Vintage and Contemporary Home Furnishings

204 N. Neil St. Champaign IL, 61820  (Next to Carrieís in Downtown) 217.402.5541

The best data center you’ve never heard of.

facebook.com/copaseticconsignments buzz

9


CALENDAR

AUGUST 4 - 10, 2011

Complete listing available at

THE217.COM/CALENDAR

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT TO THE CALENDAR: Online: forms available at the217.com/calendar • E-mail: send your notice to calendar@the217.com • Fax: 337-8328, addressed to the217 calendar Snail mail: send printed materials via U.S. Mail to: the217 calendar, Illini Media, 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 • Call: 531-1456 if you have a question or to leave a message about your event.

THURSDAY 4 live music Jazz in the Courtyard Illini Union, U, 12pm Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr AnSun, C, 7pm Chillax Radio Maria, C, 9pm

dj DJ BJ Dance Night Po’ Boys, U, 8pm Here Come the Regulars Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm DJ Luniks Firehaus, C, 10pm, $5 Open Deck Night Radio Maria, C, 10pm

karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Memphis on Main, C, 9pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

movies Srugim Viewing The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7:30pm

stage The 39 Steps at Station Theatre The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $10-$15 Open Stage at Red Herring Red Herring Coffeehouse, U, 9pm

art exhibit Surfaces and Comments in 3D Cinema Gallery, U, 10am Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

ArtsFusion Music & Motion with Donna Warwick Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 3:45pm, $8 Fairytale Ballet with Donna Warwick Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4:30pm, $12

mind/body/spirit Open Yoga Practice Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30am, $8 Hot Yoga Evolve Fitness Club, C, 12pm, $10 Lunchtime Express Core with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Ashtanga Yoga with Certified Yoga Teacher Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Yin Yoga with Certified Yoga Teacher Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

food and drink Krannert Uncorked Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 5pm

FRIDAY 5 live music Lukas Clide Illini Union, U, 12pm Andy Moreillon Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 4pm ‘Appy Hour Silvercreek, U, 5:30pm, $2-$10 FREE Happy Hour Show! Memphis on Main, C, 6pm Stevie Hall Band Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

dj

DJ Mella D Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm DJ Tommy Williams Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 DJ Delayney Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 recreation DJ Cal Emmerich Tale for Twos Boltini Lounge, C, 10pmp Douglass Branch Library, C, DJ Delayney 10:30am Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

kids and families

dance music

Preschool Story Time Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 10am

Urbana Country Dancers Contra Dance Phillips Recreation Center, U, 8pm, $5

10

buzz

karaoke

food and drink

museum exhibit

campus activities

dj

RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm Karaoke at Po’ Boys Po’ Boys, U, 9pm DJ Bange Karaoke Phoenix, C, 9pm

Half Price Happy Hour Emerald City Lounge, C, 5pm

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 8pm Amazing Stargazing William M. Staerkel Planetarium, C, 7pm, $3-$5

M and M: Midrash and Meal The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 6pm

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

kids and families

Big Dave’s Trivia Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 7pm Trivia Night The Blind Pig Brewery, C, 7pm

stage The 39 Steps at Station Theatre The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $10-$15

art exhibit Surfaces and Comments in 3D Cinema Gallery, U, 10am Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

SATURDAY 6 live music m.p.h. @ Brentfest Brent Johnson Park, Mahomet, 2:55pm Live Jazz with Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Chemicals, Withnail, An Evening With Your Mother Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 8:30pm, $ The Hillbilly Jones Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

dj

DJ Belly museum exhibit Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm Spring Prairie Skies DJ Randall Ellison William M. Staerkel Plan- Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3 etarium, C, 7pm DJ - Presented by 3L IBEX: Search for the Edge Entertainment of the Solar System D.R. Diggers, C, 9pm William M. Staerkel Plan- Goth Night etarium, C, 8pm The Clark Bar, C, 10pm DJ Space Police recreation Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Open Gym Volleyball dance music Champaign County Brookens Administration Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J Center, U, 5:30pm, $1 Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Family Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 1:15pm, $6-$12

community Market at the Square Lincoln Square Mall, U, 7am

workshops

SUNDAY 7

karaoke

live music

Zionist Food for Thought The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 12pm

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

mind/body/spirit

stage

Yoga Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C, 12pm Lunchtime Express Power Flow with Certified Yoga Teacher Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Vinyasa Krama Yoga with Don Briskin Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 Happy Hour Flow Yoga with Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

The 39 Steps at Station Theatre The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $10-$15 Stand Up Showcase XXISaad Ahmed Memphis on Main, C, 8pm, $5

Live Jazz with Panache Jim Gould Restaurant, C, 7pm Joe Powers Tango Harmonica Emerald City Lounge, C, 7pm, $10 Surreal Deal Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 8:30pm Jason & The Punknecks are back! Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

sporting event

open mic

miscellaneous International Coffeehouse Etc. Coffee House, U, 4pm

Twin City Derby Girls Open Mic Nite Campus Recreation Center, Phoenix, C, 7pm U, 5pm, $12

Surfaces and Comments in 3D Cinema Gallery, U, 10am Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

mind/body/spirit

Slow Flow Yoga with Linda Lehovec mind/body/spirit Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Yoga Fundamentals 2:30pm, Amara Yoga & Arts, U, $12 9am, $12 Hatha Flow Yoga with Saturday Power Flow with Maggie Taylor Corrie Proksa Amara Yoga & Arts, U, Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 4pm, $12 4pm, $12 Collective Meditation Ananda Liina Yoga & Medfood and drink itation Center, U, 5pm Sensational Saturday miscellaneous Tasting Sun Singer Wine & Spirits, The Zionist Lunch and C, 12pm Learn Half Price Happy Hour Cafe Sababa, C, 11:30am Emerald City Lounge, C, classes and 5pm

literary

art exhibit

game-playing

stage

Drag Show Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4

art exhibit Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

Salsa Dance Lessons: Beginners Capoeira Academy, C, 6pm, $5 Salsa Dance Lessons: Intermediate/Advanced Capoeira Academy, C, 7:30pm, $5

live music

stage

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 The Piano Man Canopy Club, U, 9pm

Monday Night Comedy Illini Union, U, 7pm

dance music

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

art exhibit Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

art MELD: Monday Evening Life Drawing group McGown Photography, 7pm, $7

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

CUATSALSA Latin Dance Night McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 9pm

karaoke RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment The Corner Tavern, Monticello, 8pm Rockstarz Karaoke Chester Street, C, 10pm

open mic Open Mic Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

kids and families

movies

Baby & Me Yoga with Corrie Proksa Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10:30am, $12

Israeli Movie Club The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7:30pm

mind/body/spirit

Hatha Yoga with Grace Giorgio Champagne Brunch with Amara Yoga & Arts, U, a Diva! 5:30pm, $12 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 8 Prana Flow Yoga Living Yoga Center, U, live music 7:15pm, One Dollar Wild Mon$15 days classes and Canopy Club, U, workshops 10am Jesse Johnson Poetry Workshop Illini Union, U, Red Herring Coffeehouse, 12pm U, 7:30pm

food and drink

TUESDAY 9

art exhibit Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

recreation O Baby! Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am Movie: “Megamind” Champaign Public Library, C, 2pm

campus activities Revive, Restore, Relax: Weston Wellness Weston Residence Hall, C, 3pm Knitting Club and Glee The Hillel Foundation, The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, C, 7pm


game-playing Second Saturday Boardgaming Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Trivia Tuesdays Memphis on Main, C, 7pm

kids and families Walk-in Storytime and Creative Play Class Act, C, 2pm, $2

lgbt Rainbow Coffeehouse Etc. Coffee House, U, 6pm

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

mind/body/spirit Open Yoga Practice Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30am, $8 Hot Yoga Evolve Fitness Club, C, 12pm, $10 Hatha Flow Yoga with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12 Awakening Yoga with Maggie Taylor Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7:15am, $12 Slow Flow Yoga with Amanda Reagan Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12 Ashtanga Yoga with Certified Yoga Teacher Lauren Quinn Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 7pm, $12

classes and workshops

karaoke

Wednesday 10

RockStarz Karaoke: Presented by 3L Entertainment Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 9pm SuperStar Karaoke AnSun, C, 9pm, Sing your night away at Ansun every Wednesday and Friday

live music

open mic

Kirby Kaiser Illini Union, U, 12pm Donnie Heitler: Solo Piano Great Impasta, U, 6pm Faster Forward The Clark Bar, C, 6:30pm The Neighborhood Nights Concert Series Victory Park, U, 6:30pm Open Deck Night Radio Maria, C, 9pm

Open mic night Samuel Music, 5pm Writ ‘n Rhymed Poetry Open Mic Women’s Resources Center, C, 8:30pm Open Mic Nite Phoenix, C, 9pm Open Mic Comedy Night Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

dj

Surfaces and Comments in 3D Cinema Gallery, U, 10am Of Dreams and Fable Illini Union, U, 12pm

Real Computing Help Douglass Branch Library, C, 6pm

food and drink Taco Tuesdays Emerald City Lounge, C, 5pm, $5

art exhibit

DJ Tommy Williams Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 DJ Randall Ellison Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm 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

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

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

environmental issues Students for Environmental Concerns University YMCA, C, 6:30pm

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

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

buz z ’s WEEK AHEAD Moving Out and Moving On Amy’s Apartment All day Friday, August 5 Cost: Blood, sweat & tears This Friday marks the end of my summer stint down in CU. It was my first summer spent away from home, and boy, was it fantastic. But alas, my three months of fun must draw to a close. I’ll be moving out of my summer apartment this Friday — Yikes! Lots of clothes and boxes to be moved. You’re welcome to drop by and help me move all my shit into my cool red pickup truck, though! I will reward you with food. — Amy Harwath, Community Editor

mind/body/spirit 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 and Meditation Club Class Asian American Cultural Center, U, 5pm Wellness Wednesday Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), C, 5:15pm Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

miscellaneous

Cafe Ivrit Euchre Espresso Royale, U, 7pm Po’ Boys, U, classes and 7pm workshops Live Trivia Buffalo Wild Wings, Savoy, Improv Workout 8pm Class Act, C, 6:30pm, $10

Saturday Stand Up Showcase Memphis on Main Saturday, August 6th 8 p.m. $5 HEY! Want to see some funny yuck-yuck-laffs-a-lot comedy? No? Well, if you did, I’d suggest you go to Memphis on Main THIS SATURDAY and watch some of Central Illinois’ best standup comedians tell you secrets about their penises. Also, alcohol is cheap, so if you want to get drunk and yell swears at men-children ... Well, you can do that too (please don’t, though). Let me tell you who’s clownin’: Saad Ahmed is a funny guy with a funny name who tells funny jokes that are sometimes about Abraham Lincoln. You might know my good friend Drift Roberts from the bank, the store or even the post office. And, full disclosure, I myself (that is, Nick Martin of Nick Martin Associations Incorporated) am going to tell you about when I found my dad’s boner pills. — Nick Martin, Movies & TV Editor

LOLlapalooza Chicago Grant Park in downtown Chicago August 5 - 7 Cost: Expensive It’s the joke event of the year! LOLlapalooza is coming to Chicago, and you need to be prepared to LOL your lapalooza off, or else you might get eaten by giant trolls. I hear John Darnielle tells the best dirty jokes, while Conor Oberst’s set will mostly be dry humor regarding forks and misplacing towels in the spice rack! — Adam Barnett, Music Editor

TOO HOT OUSIDE! COOL OFF WITH A FROZEN TREAT

Hours:

Custard Cup

Daily: 12pm -10pm Drive Thru Open 12pm- 9:45 Daily

309 W Kirby, Champaign 217-352-2273

2010

BEST PLACE TO BUY SHOES

HEEL-TO-TOE

buzz   

11


FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

March 21-April 19

Symbolically speaking, there is a Holy Grail hidden close to you, and you know it, but you haven’t been able to find it. The Grail is a golden chalice filled with medicine that could open what needs opening in you. Luckily, you will soon come into possession (symbolically speaking) of a big, thick magical wand that can give you a new advantage. Here’s what I conclude: Use your wizard stick to locate the cup of wonder so you can take a big sip.

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Much of the work you’re doing right now is invisible to the naked eye, maybe even to your own naked eye. You’re learning a lot while you sleep, drawing sustenance from hidden reservoirs even when you’re awake, and steadily improving yourself through the arts of creative forgetting and undoing. Continue this subtle artistry, Taurus. Be cagey. Be discreet. Don’t underestimate how important silence and even secrecy may be for you right now. The healing transformations unfolding in almost total darkness should not be exposed or revealed prematurely; they should be protected with vigilance.

GEMINI

May 21-June 20

*Either Way I’m Celebrating.* That’s the title of a poetry comic book by Sommer Browning, and I suggest that you consider it as a worthy title for your life in the coming days. The adventure you’re in the midst of could evolve in several possible directions, each with a different rhythm and tone, each with a distinct lesson and climax. But regardless of what path you end up taking, I’m almost positive you will have good reasons to throw yourself a party at the end. Having said that, though, I also advise you to decide which version of the story you prefer, then make it your strong intention to materialize it.

CANCER

June 21-July 22

During the skunk mating season, two robust members of the species made the crawl space beneath my house their trysting place. The result was spectacular. Siren-like squalls rose from their ecstasy, spiraling up into my kitchen accompanied by plumes of a stench that I imagined the Italian poet Dante, in his book *The Inferno,* might have identified as native to the ninth level of hell. Being as instinctively empathic as I am, I naturally appreciated how much delight the creatures were enjoying. At the same time, I wished they would take their revelry elsewhere. So I called on the Humane Society, an animal rescue group, to flush them out without harming them. If anything resembling this scenario takes place in your sphere, Cancerian -- if someone’s pursuit of happiness cramps your style -- I suggest you adopt my gentle but firm approach.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle rejected the prevailing scientific theory that life on this planet emerged by accident from a primordial soup. The chance of that happening was as likely as “a tornado sweeping through a junkyard [and assembling] a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.” I do think that something less amazing, but still semi-miraculous, is in the works for you, Leo. What do you imagine it might be? I’m getting a vision of a windy thunderstorm blowing through a junkyard in such a way as to assemble an impressionistic sculpture of you wearing a crown of flowers and X-Ray Specs as you ride confidently on the back of a lion.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

In the 1939 film *The Wizard of Oz,* the yellow brick road symbolizes a path leading to all of life’s answers, to a place where fantasies can be fulfilled. Dorothy and her companions follow that road in the belief it will take them to the all-powerful Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City. While I don’t mind you playing with the idea that you may eventually find your own personal yellow brick road, for the immediate future I urge you to adopt the attitude Elton John articulated in his song, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”: “Oh I’ve finally decided my future lies beyond the yellow brick road.” It’s time to add more nuts-and-bolts pragmatism to your pursuit of happiness. 12

   buzz

August 4 – August 10

LIBRA

jone sin’

by Matt Jones

“Doctor, Doctor”—give me the clues

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Some readers get enraged about the “crafty optimism” I advocate in my book *Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia.* Given what they regard as the miserable state of the world, they feel it’s a sin to look for reasons to be cheerful. One especially dour critic said that after reading a few pages of the book, he took it out in his backyard, doused it with gasoline, and incinerated it. You may face similar opposition in your attempts to foment redemption, smoke out hope, and rally the troops, Libra. I urge you to be extra fierce in your devotion to peace, love, and understanding.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Of all the adversaries I will ever face, my ego is the supreme challenge. It tries to trick me into thinking its interests are exactly the same as my own. It periodically strives to bamboozle me into believing that I should be motivated by pride, competitiveness, selfishness, or judgmental evaluations of other people. When I’m not vigilant, it lulls me into adopting narrow perspectives and subjective theories that are rife with delusions about the nature of reality. Don’t get me wrong: I still love my ego. Indeed, being on good terms with it is my only hope for keeping it from manipulating me. I bring this up, Scorpio, because it’s prime time for you to come to a riper understanding of your own ego so you can work out a tougher, more no-nonsense agreement with it. Sagittarian author Derrick Jensen wrote the book *A Language Older Than Words.* He weaves together the tale of his abusive childhood with an angry analysis of the damage human beings have done to the earth and each other. It’s a wrenching text, but in the end it offers redemption. A review by *Publisher’s Weekly* says that “Jensen’s book accomplishes the rare feat of both breaking and mending the reader’s heart.” I invite you to pursue a similar possibility, Sagittarius. Summon the courage to allow your heart to be broken by a blessed catharsis that will ultimately heal your heart so it’s even stronger and smarter than it was before the breaking.

CAPRIC ORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Right now you may be feeling especially squeezed by one of the apparent contradictions in your life. But I’m here to tell you that it’s not as contradictory as you think. Its seemingly paradoxical elements are in righteous harmony with each other at a higher level of understanding. Can you rise to that higher level so as to see what has been hidden from your view? I believe you can. For best results, let go of any temptation you might have to act as if you’re oppressively defined by your past. Psychologist and priest David Rickey counsels people who are about to be married. “You are perfectly mismatched,” he likes to tell them. “As much as you think you have chosen each other because of beauty or shared interests, the deeper reason is that unconsciously you know the other person is going to push your buttons. And the purpose of relationships is for you to discover and work on your buttons.” I share Rickey’s views, and offer them to you just in time to make maximum use of their wisdom. You see, Aquarius, you’re in a phase when you have extraordinary power to learn from and adjust to the challenges that come from having your buttons pushed by those you care about.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

In his song “Crazy,” British singer Seal repeats the following line numerous times for emphasis: “We’re never going to survive unless we get a little crazy.” I recommend it as a mantra for you to rely on in the coming days. Your emotional health will depend on your ability to laugh at yourself, play along with absurdity, and cultivate a grateful reverence for cosmic riddles. Being a little crazy will not only keep you robustly sane; it will also allow you to enjoy and capitalize on the divine comedy life presents you with.

Stumped? Find the solutions in the Classifieds pages.

Across 1 ___ Foxes 6 Give some stars to 10 West ___ Moines 13 He’s tough to spot in a crowd 14 Robert who played A.J. Soprano 15 Die, with “out” 16 Just made a bunch of black dots in a lame Pictionary attempt? 18 Hagar the Horrible’s daughter 19 Merry Prankster party 20 Thighbone 21 It’s a bad thing 22 Moron 24 “Drew Carey’s Improv-AGanza” channel 27 Four balls 29 Cubs all-time home run leader 30 Oak-to-be 32 Considering 36 Intent stare 37 Poland Spring competitor 38 Tennis great Arthur 39 Where cruisers play shuffleboard 41 What Medusa turned people to 42 Actress Skye of “Four Rooms” 43 Detained 45 Doze (off) 46 Lengthwise

49 Zeus’s wife/sister 51 Arrears 52 Former CNN host 56 Olympic sword 57 Land visited by Dorothy, but way, way worse? 59 The Smiths guitarist Johnny 60 Irish humanitarian 61 Jazz and ragtime pianist Blake 62 Math class with variables: abbr. 63 It may be a good sign 64 Teacher’s ominous note in red pen

Down 1 DVD remote button 2 “Tomb Raider” heroine Croft 3 One type of util. 4 Buzz Aldrin’s real first name 5 Not grassroots 6 Martini garnish 7 Swiss peaks 8 Places for veneers 9 Slip up 10 Cause bad luck for “Harry Potter” actress Emma? 11 Bored feeling 12 Go around the perimeter 15 It’s white, puffy, and looks good in a kitchen 17 Sicilian volcano 20 Thrash

23 Q ___ “Quebec” 24 Lady who sings “Bad Romance” 25 Road rash reminder 26 Sign banning an annoying “Futurama” character? 28 New York hoopster 31 Uprising figure 33 Straits of Mackinac water 34 Mr. Bill’s exclamation 35 Feast (on) 37 Tree of Life location 40 “Dukes of Hazzard” deputy 41 Flash lights 44 Mani-, but for feet 46 Swelling 47 Country in the Himalayas 48 Pallor 50 “Devil with ___ Dress On” 53 Writer Sarah ___ Jewett 54 “Chicago” stage star Neuwirth 55 “Or ___ told...” 57 “Treme” network 58 Wye follower


CLASSIFIEDS Place an Ad: 217 - 337 - 8337 Deadline: 2 p.m. Tuesday for the next Thursday’s edition. INDEX Employment Services Merchandise Transportation Apartments Other Housing/Rent Real Estate for Sale Things To Do Announcements Personals

000 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900

• PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD! Report errors immediately by calling 337-8337. We cannot be responsible for more than one day’s incorrect insertion if you do not notify us of the error by 2 pm on the day of the first insertion. • All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The Daily Illini shall have the right to revise, reject or cancel, in whole or in part, any advertisement, at any time. • All employment advertising in this newspaper is subject to the City of Champaign Human Rights Ordinance and similar state and local laws, making it illegal for any person to cause to be published any advertisement which expresses limitation, specification or discrimination as to race, color, mental handicap, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, prior arrest or conviction record, source of income, or the fact that such person is a student. • Specification in employment classifications are made only where such factors are bonafide occupational qualifications necessary for employment. • All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, and similar state and local laws which make it illegal for any person to cause to be published any advertisement relating to the transfer, sale, rental, or lease of any housing which expresses limitation, specifications or discrimination as to race, color, creed, class, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, personal appearance, sexual oientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or the fact that such person is a student. • This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal oppportunity basis.

Deadline:

2 p.m. Monday for the next Thursday’s edition.

Rates:

Billed rate: 43¢/word Paid-in-Advance: 37¢/word

Photo Sellers

30 words or less + photo: $5 per issue

Garage Sales

30 words in both Thursday’s buzz and Friday’s Daily Illini!! $10. If it rains, your next date is free.

Action Ads

• 20 words, run any 5 days (in buzz or The Daily Illini), $20 • 10 words, run any 5 days (in buzz or The Daily Illini), $10 • add a photo to an action ad, $10

employment

HELP WANTED Full time

010

Visiting Project Coordinator Department of Computer Science http://cs.illinois.edu/node/863 University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Seeking a Visiting Project Coordinator. The person in this position will work in the new Illinois Intel Parallelism Center with the Director to facilitate communication and collaboration with the center's sponsor and take a lead in planning and production of outreach events including an annual summer school. Should be comfortable with planning, scheduling, and producing multiple events including educational outreach events; promoting the center via traditional channels and social media; and performing web-based editing of web and wiki pages. Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois. edu).

HELP WANTED Part time

HELP WANTED

020 APARTMENTS

Part time

Furnished/Unfurnished

We are looking for a student with HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL knowledge. We are converting some of our websites to WordPress and need help moving archives and testing some custom plugins and functions. You do not need to have used WordPress before, but it is a bonus. Your HTML & CSS skills are what we are looking at first. Second most important thing is your PHP/MySQL experience. We are moving large archives of articles, and some PHP magic is needed. A portfolio or links to sites that you have worked on, as well as a description of the work you did for each site is necessary. We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible and would like to continue on through the school year. Please contact Todd Rigg at todd@ illinimedia.com or Mary Fran Wiley at wiley@illinimedia.com FOR RENT

rentals

APARTMENTS

020 Furnished/Unfurnished

Apply Now! Suburban Express is hiring for Fall. Visit www.suburbanexpress.com/jobs for details. Immediate availability. Student Office Assistant Student employment for approximately 10 hours, $10 an hour. Call 217-637-1322

2 Bedroom Available Fall 2011 From $698. 217-367-6626.

101 S. Coler $1100. 2 BR info@baraka-apts.com 217-898-2990 www.baraka-apts.com

1405-1407 W. KIRBY, CHAMPAIGN

Colonial style building, on bus line. Interior one bedrooms starts at $415/mo. Large 2 bedroom apartments approx 800 sq. ft. $480/mo, Remodeled $500/mo to $525/mo. Interior 2 bedroom apartments from $460/mo. $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking available. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

410

690 203 S. Wright info@baraka-apts.com 217-898-2990 www.baraka-apts.com

808 W. Springfield, Urbana 1 Bedroom $420 includes water, parking, garbage, w/d in building Chris 419-0588 crpayne30@hotmail.com

-2 Bedroom Units -Furnished & Carpeted -Appliances & Micro -On Site Laundry & Pkg -Ask Tenant Union about us. -302 S. Fourth, CH -720/mo -403 E. White, CH -720/mo -405 E. White, CH -520/mo (All Rates Negotiable)

(217) 390-2377

Fall 2011 Apartments Efficiencies

2 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

104 E. John

104 E. John

308 E. Armory

312 E. White

105 S. Fourth

1103 S. Euclid

1103 S. Euclid

208/210 E. White

807 S. Locust

308 E. Armory

208/210 E. White

1 Bedrooms

312 E. White

306 E. Armory

508 S. First

1103 S. Euclid

5 Bedrooms

108 W. Charles

calendar check it out! THE217.COM

Furnished/Unfurnished

410 APARTMENTS Furnished

1 Bedroom Apartments 1006 W Springfield, Urbana $600 includes parking, garbage, w/d in units Chris 419-0588 crpayne30@hotmail.com.

1 Bedroom Apartments 1006 W Springfield, Urbana $600 includes parking, garbage, w/d in units Chris 419-0588 crpayne30@hotmail.com.

BEST OFFER CAMPUS 1 Bedroom Loft 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom Campus. 367-6626 Available August 2010

420 APARTMENTS

203 S. Sixth, Champaign

For Fall 2011. Large 3 and 4 bedrooms starting at $250/person. Balconies, laundry, covered parking. Office at 309 S. First, Champaign THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

307 - 309 Healey

New Kitchens 2 Bedrooms $348/person Flat-screen TV Behind IHOP University Group universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

104 E. John

3 Bedrooms

1103 S. Euclid

103 E. Healey

1103 S. Euclid

306 E. Armory

105 S. Fourth

807 S. Locust

108 1/2 E. Daniel

208/210 E. White

Houses

310 E. Clark

312 E. White

509 S. Elm, C.

106 E. Armory

104 E. John

314 E. White

308 E. Armory

306 E. Armory

106 1/2 E. Armory

312 E. White 507 S. Elm, C.

Call for an appointment

351-1767 www.johnsonrentals.com rentals@ johnsonrentals.com

COUNTRY FAIR APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom, furn/ unfurn, FREE Expanded 80+ Channels Cable TV, FREE High Speed Internet, FREE Water, Heat and trash removal. Offstreet parking, indoor laundry, pool, tennis court. On 4 MTD bus routes. Small pet OK. M-F 9-5:30, Sat 9-3. 2106 W. White Street (near Springfield Ave) 217-359-3713 www.myapartmenthome.com

APARTMENTS Furnished

420

Furnished

4 Bedroom on Engineering Quad 1 LEFT! 2 bathroom, HUGE 2 blocks from Green, $1600/month 217.344.0700

811 W. Oregon - 4 Bedroom 2 LEFT! Washer/Dryer in unit Large living area Located on Lincoln, $1460/month 217.344.0700

1 Bedroom Furnished

506 & 508 W. Griggs, U. Includes parking & trash removal. Laundry in-building. $470-485/mo. CampoRental 344-1927

3rd and Clark

August 2011. Beautiful 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Plasma, wood floors, Gorgeous. From $750/month. Ted Pfeffer, 766-5108.

MJM/Chateau Apts

Get up. Get out. Share your voice. The217.com is looking for writers to write event previews and reviews and bloggers who want to share their scene with the community beginning in August 2011. If youʼre interested in art, music, film, theater or other events in CU and want to share your interests with the community, email producer@the217.com with two writing samples. .

410 APARTMENTS

GREAT VALUE

306-308-309 White, Champaign Fall 2011. Furnished 2 and 3 bedrooms. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking. Behind County Market. Starting at $265/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

1 Bedroom:

1308 Grandview, C

3 Bedrooms: Townhouse

711 W. Elm, U 905 W. Springfield U

4 Bedrooms: 606 W. Elm, U 711 W. Elm, U 337-1565

hunsingerapts@sbcglobal.net

www.hunsingerapts.com

420

2 Bedroom Across from Six Pack New furniture & paint Different layouts & parking available $600 - $720/month 217.344.0700

John Street Apartments

58 E. John, Champaign. Fall 2011. Two bedrooms, fully furnished. Dishwasher, center courtyard, on-site laundry, leather furniture, flat screens, parking. Starting at $348/ person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Amazing 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms! Save $1,000 on the rent on select 3 bedroom apartments for a limited time only!

Now Leasing! Take a virtual tour at www.bankierapts.com or call 217.328.3770 to set up an appointment buzz

buzz

13 13


August 4 - 10, 2011

APARTMENTS

420 APARTMENTS

Furnished

420 APARTMENTS

Furnished

610 East Stoughton 2 & 3 Bedrooms, Engineering Quad Large units, right next to Quad New furniture & carpet, lots of room 217.344.0700

506 E. White, C.

Affordable quality. 3 BR, 4 BR. www.robsapartments.com (217) 840-5134 POOL! Share a pool with only 3 other apts! Large 2 Bedroom in quiet residential neighborhood. Includes all appliances & garage space. Starting at $829/mo. 1725 Robert Dr., Champaign. Call Joel at 217-840-3266 or visit www.joelwardhomes.com

Furnished

304 E. Clark, C Castle Apartments

3 blocks to Engineering Quad. 3 and 4 BR. Starting at $860. New C/A, ceiling fan, dishwasher, washer/ dryer in unit. 217-418-8674, castleproperty@gmail.com.

Safe Quiet Street One block from Lincoln and Green. One BR, LR, kitchen, study, bath, patio, parking. Available August. $525/mo. No smoking, no pets. westernrentals705@gmail.com

2 Bedrooms - 2nd/John New everything, 2 blocks from Quad Units for every budget $630 - $1050/month 217.344.0700

Now Leasing for the Fall 2011 1 Bedroom

Retail

Reduced

3 and 4 Bedrooms

301 W. Park, U.

$550

$525

609 S. Randolph, C.

401 W. Park, U.

$620

$590

403 W. Park, U.

$525

$505

407 W. Park, U.

$595

$570

609 S. Randolph, C.

$1560**

$1200

$390**

2 Bedrooms 609 S. Randolph, C.

$830**

305 W. Park, U.

$475

* = Furnished ** = Furnished, utilities and internet included

• Spacious apartments • Washer & dryer in most units • Dishwasher in most units • Air conditioning • Parking available at all locations • Apartments can be furnished for additional fee per month • All apartments are walking distance to campus

217-359-3527 or 217-841-1481 e-mail: info@joeallanproperties.com Office located at: 610 South Randolph, Champaign www.joeallanproperties.com

see more at rentchampaign.com

602 E. Stoughton, Champaign

Fall 2011. Unique 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All furnished, laundry, internet. 2 Bedrooms starting at $375/person. Parking available. Must see! THE UNIVERSITY GROUP www.ugroup96.com 352-3182

Furnished

BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

109A 109A N. N. Busey Busey 710 710 Stoughton Stoughton

2 Bedrooms 701 701 W. W. Washington Washington

1 Bedroom 511 511 Oregon Oregon 307 307 W. W. Elm Elm

Neves Group (217) 377-8850

420

Furnished

205 E. Stoughton

August 2011. 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms. Furnished, Laundry and Parking. $357-399/Bedroom. Call or email for showing. 217-778-8375 jason@rectorapts.com rectorapts.com

908 S. Locust

Heat, water, sewer, trash pd. 1 Bedrooms - $565 & $595/month. Some pet friendly. Quiet location, parking $40/month. www.tricountymg.com 217-367-2009

135 W. CLARK CHAMPAIGN Available August 2011. 1 bedrooms featuring IKEA furniture and cabinetry, hardwood floors, video security, off street parking and laundry on site. KARMA is designed to be a fusion of art and living in a contemporary urban environment. Rents from $525/month to $550/month. Call for a showing time.

420 APARTMENTS

906 S. Oak, Champaign Furnished 2-4 bedroom apartment for fall 2011. Laundry in the apartment. No pets. $1,000-$1,200. Steve Frerichs 217-359-8450 stevesapartments.com

KARMA

3 Bedrooms

Houses 913 S. Foley, C

420 APARTMENTS

a

2 Bedroom 111 S. Lincoln, U Near Lincoln & Green $ 730-795 3 Bedroom 1010 Springfield $1185 4 Bedroom 1010 W. Springfield, U $1196

Available Now! Move in today! For Info: (217) 344-3008 911 W. Springfield, Urbana www.BaileyApartments.com Check us out on facebook!

The Plastic Factory Sundays at 9pm Tom Pauly and Pat Singer play dirty garage rock. So filthy you’ll have to take a bath.

Funk, Peace, & Soul Mondays at 9pm

Deluxe 2 & 3 BR Townhouses 1 Bedroom 911 W. Springfield, U $ 499 - 575

   the217.com 

206 E. Green, C. 1 Free Parking Space New Energy Efficient A/C and Heat Ethernet Access $400/person/month Call 621-3430 Smith Apartments

Now Renting For August 2011 217-384-1925 2 Bedroom 58 E. Armory, C.

Funktopus brings the best in funk, R&B, jazz, and blues to the WPGU airwaves. Funk, Peace, & Soul educates you on the old school sound and how current music is affected by what we play on Funk, Peace & Soul.

NightCap mon-thurs 10-midnight The Nightcap discusses hilarious and controversial topics every Monday-Thursday at 10pm.

Shrinkwrap tuesdays at 9pm WPGU brings you brand new music straight out of the shrinkwrap and into your radio airwaves. Every Tuesday at 9pm.

The ffllashback cafe mon-fri at noon Grego takes you back in time every weekday at Noon for the best songs from the past!

$855

Stream these shows and WPGU 107.1 live on the 217.com

511 W. Church, C. $655 - $715 1004 S. Locust, C. $790 - $835 1010 W. Clark, U. $830 1009 W. Clark

$740

Most apt. furnished, parking available, laundry available www.smithapartments-cu.com

HELP ME! My Boss is holding my BONUS Call me to negotiate a price. Michelle @ 217-714-4775 Internet, Water, Trash, Recycling INCLUDED… Hell I’ll even include PARKING! (upon availability) Come and get them! Our Last Units on Campus. 2,3, and 4 bedrooms. 2 bedrooms $750/950(W/D) 3 bedrooms $ 980 4 bedroom $1050 Can’t get any cheaper than that!

29. Jul 2010

Sudoku 5 8

SKILL:

2

3 4 6

3

9

7

8

9 1 4 4 6

Part A

8

1 2

3

7

4

7

9

5

8

Enter the numbers 1-9 in the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 square contains only one of each number. There is only one solution. (solution in Classifieds and online at www.dailyillini.com).

217.328.2792 705 S. Glover Ave. Urbana, IL 61802 14

   buzz

7

3 1 8

4

4 7

4 1

6

6

1 4

8

S

7 9 3

2 3 6

8


the217.com

Holy shit! There are babblers in the classifieds?!

AUGUST 4 - 10, 2011

Know the CU scene. is your home for everything entertaining in CU • Listen to the student radio station WPGU 107.1 FM streaming online 24/7 • Map out the best places to hear live concerts and hangout • Check out local restaurant’s menus and reviews online • Familiarize yourself with the amazing CU local music scene • Read the online version of CU’s weekly entertainment magazine, BUZZ APARTMENTS

APARTMENTS

430

Unfurnished

Unfurnished

LINKSVIEW, SAVOY

Aug 2011. Located on 9th hole of UI Golf Course. 2 bedroom 900 sq.ft. Each apt has own garage, storage unit, 2 balconies/patios, dishwashers, disposals, washer/dryer hookups. From $615/mo to $635/mo + parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Do you

know what’s going on around you?

205 W. William, C. 2 BR. Washer/dryer in apt, Dishwasher, AC, Fireplace, Parking/Carport included. On Busline, $660/mo 217-621-6347

430 APARTMENTS

503 S. Urbana 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, W/D hookups, covered parking, near Lincoln Square. $650. Contact 217-202-3529.

SOUTHWEST PLACE APTS, CHAMPAIGN

August 2011. Located in SW Champaign near Windsor & Mattis. 2 bedroom fourplexes, and 1 bedroom apts. Carpet, gas heat, central a/c. Some units have washer/dryer hook-ups, or laundry in bldg, dishwashers, disposals, patio/ balconies, parking. 1 bedrooms from $500/mo. 2 bedrooms from $620/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

BLISTERING HOT SPECIALS Prices For Every Budget

Prairie Place 2 Bedroom $495-$500 Where can you get a 2 bedroom for under $500? Healey Street 2 Bedroom $505-$515 Quiet Brick-lined Street Continental Plaza 2 Bedroom $550-$575 Continental Plaza 3 Bedroom $630-$670 Huge 3 Bedroom for a great price! Stoneleigh Court 2 Bedroom $570-$615 Great Courtyard Setting Westwood Village 1 Bedroom $595 Duplex features W/D, C/A, Fireplace & Garage

Stonegate Village 1 Bedroom $540-$625 2 Bedroom $610-$665 3 Bedroom w/ loft $710-$720 Gigantic apartments-Pristine Outdoor Pool Prospect Pointe 1 Bedroom $665-$675 2 Bedroom $765-$775 Luxury Living at its Best! Ginger Creek 1 Bedroom $665-$715 Park-like Setting w/ optional Garages

6, 10 & 12 month leases available

NO REASON TO LIVE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN ROYSE & BRINKMEYER APARTMENTS WE HAVE IT ALL...Value, Selection, & Reputation

211 W. Springfield, Champaign 217-352-1129 www.roysebrinkmeyer.com

QUALITY LIVING-LARGEST SELECTION-EXCELLENT REPUTATION APPOINTMENTS HELPFUL... WALK-INS WELCOME

Unfurnished

430 APARTMENTS

Avail Aug 2011. Close to St. Matthews. 2 bedrooms starting at $450/ mo to $550/mo, Large living/dining area, gas heat, central a/c, laundry in building, parking avail. No pets al1lowed. Call for a showing time.

6

3

7

1

9

2

8

4

5

9

1

8

4

5

3

6

7

2

BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 5 2 356-1873 7 6 8 3 9 1 8 9 www.barr-re.com 1 5 3 4 2 6 7

4

101 W. PARK, U.

Affordable quality. 1 BR, 2 BR. www.robsapartments.com (217) 840-5134

1901 KAREN CT, CHAMPAIGN

Aug 2011. 1 & 2 bedroom apts in SW Champaign near Windsor Rd & Mattis Ave. 1 bedroom from $505/ mo. 2 bedrooms $540/mo. Carpet, central a/c, dishwashers, disposals, laundry in building, gas heat. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

7

4

3

2

7

4

SUBLETS 5 2 6

Aug 2011. Featuring a beautiful courtyard, this building offers 1 bedroom apts. at $485/mo and 2 bedroom apts. at $530/mo. On bus line with Central A/C, Carpet, Gas Heat, Laundry facilities, Patios or Balconies, Covered Parking. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 217-356-1873 www.barr-re.com

3

1

7

8

6

9

5

5

1

9

8

9

1

6

440 4

3

56 1/2 E. Green St. 6 5 9 furnished 4 1 7 kitchen, 2 8 1 3bedroom/bath, Parking 1 8 lot, 9 Washer/Dryer 6 2 7 4 on5site3 (817)681-1242 aekobbyy@yahoo.com

5

1

6

8

7

2

9

4

3

5

508 S MATTIS, CHAMPAIGN

2

8

9

5

4

8

1

3

2

9

7

6

5

9

4

8

3

1

6

7

2

7

3

5

6

4

8

1

7

8

6

3

1

5

9

2

3

5

2

9

4

6

1

8

4

1

9

2

8

7

5

6

6

2

1

4

5

3

7

9

9

3

5

6

7

8

2

4

8

4

7

1

9

2

3

5

2

9

4

7

3

8

1

6

3

1

4

7

9

2

8

6

6

2

7

9

8

4

1

5

7

9

5

4

6

2

8

3

2

1

6

5

3

8

9

7

8

6

4

2

9

3

5

1

3

5

8

7

1

6

2

4

1

7

3

8

4

5

6

9

5

4

9

6

7

1

3

2

House Hunting at its finest

CONDOS/DUPLEXES 520 906 E. Harding, Urbana

Apartment search

1418 LINCOLNSHIRE CHAMPAIGN

705 W. CHURCH, CHAMPAIGN

Aug 2011. Located near downtown. On bus line. Large apts. Balconies or patios. Two bedrooms from $495 to $510/mo. One bedrooms from $450/mo. Call for a showing time. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

430

Unfurnished

9

3

2

1

5

7

4

8

HOUSES FOR RENT

510

29. Jul 2010 Part 411 West Green, Champaign First time offered. Excellent 5 or 6 bedroom, 2 bath furnished home. 2 Ted 766-5108 1

6

9

2

4

8

8

3

6

7

2

5

3

1

7

4

5

9

25 Bedroom, 7 3 9deck, 1 central 4 2 air, 8 gar6 age, spotless, near law campus. 204 8 6 1 5 3 7 9 2 4 Hessel Boulevard. Excellent credit and 9 references 4 5 6 required. 2 1 7$785. 3 3678 1406.

7

4

3

2

6

5

8

1

3

1

2

7

4

2

7

9

5

4

8

6

9

6

8

5

5

9

1

3

8

6

1

2

3

Group House 6 - 10 Bedrooms $1850 7 8367-6626 6 4 9 2

1

712 5 9 W. 1 California 8 3 4 6 7

2

6

4

9

9

7

1

3

5

2

7

5

3

8

6

4

6502 5 W. 1 3Green 4 9 8#112, 7 2

4

9

7

2

3

8

7

1

9

4

2URBANA 5 7 1 6 9

4Bedroom/ 2BATH 6 patio 2 8 4 1 8 2furnished 5 6 3 4 $1250/mo 5 August 4 8 2011 3 1 6

3

6

1

9

7

2

5

3

5

9

7

8

217-693-5676 fawnnewsom@gmail.com 10 http://www.postlets.com/rtpb/510268 4 3 7 169 2 6 9 5

9 5 2 8 6 3 7 1 4 Very Attractive, Furnished 3 or 4 BR 1 7 6 9 5 4 2 8 3 1 block from Lincoln & Green, A/C, 5 9 4 Living, 2 7Dining, 1 3Kitchen, 6 8 Fireplace, 7 6 includes 1 4 parking. 3 8 Available 5 2 9 W/D, August. No Smoking. 2 3 8 5 9 6No4Pets. 7 1 $1350 br) 8 5 2 3 1 (37br) 615004 (4 9 westernrentals705@gmail.com 6 8 9 3 2 5 1 4 7 4

2

5

1

8

7

9

3

6

$670/month. 2 Bedroom. Secure building. Appliances included. Free laundry. Quiet neighborhood. On busline. Close to shopping and campus. Covered parking. Great for A gradSkill: students. No pets. Available August. 217-239-2101

3

7

4

1

ROOMS

3

9

2

5

1

7

4

6

6

2

7

6

1

8

5

5

4

3

2

8 ROOMS 4 9 3- $325 7 6 5 217-367-6626 9 2 4 6 8

3

5

8

1

2

9

9

4

530 2 8

6

1

8

3

9

7

1

9Room 8 available 2 6 3in nice 7 1house 4 in5 Ur- 4 bana. Quiet female student wanted.

8 Everything 3 7 1included. 4 6 $475/month. 9 5 2 5 2 4 217-649-4790 8 7 9 3 1 6

6

1

9

3

5

2

8

7

4

3

7

5

HOUSE 8 7OnCAMPUS busline. Large furnished rooms.

2Kitchen, 5 3 living 9 room, 4 8 basement 7 1 6with 9 free parking.

8

9 $260/month. 1 3 7 217-356-0345 6 4 2 5

7

6

4

2

5

1

8

9

1

3

2

4

8

6

5

9

7

2

3

1

4

1

2

9

6

8

3

5

4

7

8

ROOMMATE 7 5 4 1WANTED 2 6 8 550 9 7

3

6

9

Available 1 2 7 3 Now 4 9 5and 8 4 8 1 Fall 6 5 3 7 2 Share deluxe furnished 3 and

3

5

5 4 BR 3 apartments 7 8 2 at9 3rd1 and 6 Clark. 4 6 Nicest on campus from $250/mo. plus utilities. Ted-766-5108.

11 3

8

5

4

9

6

7

2

1

2

7

9

1

3

5

8

6

4

4

6

1

2

8

7

3

5

9

8

5

3

6

1

9

4

7

2

1

4

2

7

5

8

6

9

3

6

9

7

3

2

4

1

8

5

7

3

6

5

4

2

9

1

8

5

1

8

9

6

3

2

4

7

buzz

Help to make well known of sudoku-topical.com!

9

12 8

2

4

4

6

8

3

7

7

1

5

5

2

3

1

6

9

15

5

4

9

6

7

3

8

2

1

4

8

5

2

6

3

9

7

1

3

2

9

8

1

6

7

4

5

1

3

7

2

5

8

9

4

6

7

6

3

5

9

1

4

8

2

1

5

7

4

9

2

3

6

8


August 4 - 10, 2011

   the217.com 

AND ANOTHER THING ...

by MICHAEL COULTER

talking baseball The modern obsession with statistics I’ve always said it’s strange that these days people would rather be an actor portraying the president than the actual president. It’s sort of getting to that point. You could be one of the most important people in the world or someone that prances around in front of a camera pretending he’s important, and many people would quickly choose the latter. People have just begun to care about different things. I could really give a crap about it, but it’s weird. It bothers me when it happens to something I really love.

find it much more interesting that he might have had a bad season because he’s getting divorced or has a drinking problem. There’s no way to gauge something like that, though, so since it can’t be measured, it surely can’t be an actual factor in his failure. The new breed of baseball fan would really like to take all of the intangibles out of the game of baseball, but the thing is, the intangibles are what make the damned game interesting to begin with. It’s in the people, not the numbers. Who cares about Lou Gerhig’s on base percentage? He was a hell of a ball player who gave an awesome speech. I don’t want to know that Pete Rose was 1.3 wins If a player has a bad season, there is over a replacement player as someone who will insist you could have a Phillie. He was a flawed dude played his ass off every seen that coming if you had just looked at that time he walked on the field. I the stats. I find it much more interesting loved to watch him play, and he seems like a complete dick that he might have had a bad season who I would not want to have even a single beer with. That’s because he’s getting divorced or has a all you need to know to enjoy drinking problem. watching a game. In a way though, I have to I’m talking, of course, about baseball. Many admit I see the desire to pretend to be a general baseball fans follow their teams differently than manager instead of pretending to be a player. they used to. Many baseball fans would now Every team has 25 players, but that same team rather pretend to be the general manager than only has one general manager, so it’s a far more be an actual baseball player. Many fans are kind exclusive job. It’s also a lot of stress to pretend of dipshits. The game has changed, and so have to have that much stress. During the trade deadthe fans, and I have to say — it’s not as much fun line, I’m convinced that parents will sadly stumas it should be. ble upon a ton more baseball-related suicides in All you have to do is go to a message board for their basements. It should be quite a harrowing a baseball team, and you’ll see what I mean. It’s decision to decide whether to bury them in the not what a site talking about baseball should hat of their favorite team. really look like. It’s mostly letters and numbers For example, the Cardinals made a trade this that make varying degrees of sense to a guy like week, and everyone was stunned and angry. Sure, me: .760, .480, OPS, OPB, Jimmy crack corn the team may have gotten better this year, but and I don’t freaking care. It used to be simple they mortgaged the future by trading a player that — hits, home runs, wins and losses. If a person was cost-controlled for the next three years. It’s was to get all crafty, they might talk about a actually sort of funny if you think about it. A bunch guy’s earned run average. Now, statistics like of people that probably have thousands of dollars that are considered by most to be uninteresting, in credit card debt, lack a full-time job and quite if not completely useless. possibly still live with their parents are ranting I get the impression that many of the people about mortgaging the future and tossing around talking about baseball on the Internet don’t even the phrase, “cost-controlled.” It’s like a drowning really watch the games on a regular basis; they man deciding to go for a quick swim. just like messing with the numbers. I also get the Someone once said something along the lines of impression that many of them have never really baseball being a children’s game played by men, played a game of baseball in their lives. Having and it’s true. I love watching it, and I spend far never played and not watching the games in no more time reading about it than anyone really way keeps them from being an expert, however, should. If I had this sort of interest in law, I would which is sort of great and sort of sad, probably have read every statute in every state, and I would both equally at the same time. probably be a wealthy attorney. The thing is, I just I suppose there is a certain comfort in statis- love watching the game itself; little league, coltics. They are constant. A number is a number lege, professional — it’s just nice to watch. It’s a is a number. If a player has a bad season, there simple game, and it’s nicer if it’s kept that way. Like is someone who will insist you could have seen many things in life, thinking about it more than is that coming if you had just looked at the stats. I warranted usually just makes it worse. 16

   buzz

Buzz Magazine: Aug. 4, 2011  

Aug. 4, 2011

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you