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VOL8 NO31

AUGUST 5, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

Largest Selection of Guitars in Champaign

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A review of Dinner for Schmucks

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GEORGIA STARS

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Atlanta-based rock group The Constellations shine at the Highdive

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Your guide to this week’s events

ON THE217.COM MUSIC Warped Tour invaded Tinley Park last Saturday! Check out Tony Hernandez’s coverage of the festival online today.

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Not to be alarming, but did you know that school starts soon? A preview of the shows Krannert is putting on this fall, up on Saturday.

EDITOR’S NOTE BRAD THORP

Vacations, I feel, are very important. I truly see it as necessary for people to get away from their day-to-day, go somewhere that isn’t their home and take a break from all that weighs them down. It isn’t a coincidence that people all around the world take these journeys, nor do I think people should let them go by the wayside. People sometimes put it off, go years without taking them and let their work and worries build up. Don’t do it! I have a few rules that I will never let myself break, no matter where I ďŹ nd myself in life, and this is one of them. I will always take all of my vacation days. I might even sneak in a few “sickâ€? days if I can, because it is so necessary. Your spirit can be a hard thing to keep up and running sometimes. Worries can creep up on you and plague every aspect of your life. Vacations are your break, your timeout. Even getting away for an extended weekend or a day trip here or there can exponentially help you keep your drive and, in many cases, help you keep your sanity. I am vaguely suffering from vacation withdrawal, and once again understand why I set my rules in place. My family usually takes a summer trip to a lake house for a week or so. We don’t make many plans, and spend most of the time on or near the water. We have taken the same style of trip for years now, most times taking us to a new cabin, a new lake and a new town to explore. These have been some of the best times in my life. But this year, the trip never materialized. With my family growing up, and each of us having different schedules, we weren’t able to ďŹ nd a week that would work for all of us. Normal enough, I mean, I understand why it had to happen that way, but it was a let down to know I didn’t have a lake house to look forward to this summer. Nearing the end of my college career, I am seeing these trips in a beautiful new light. I am seeing how lucky I was to take these trips, and how much I value, that time spent with my family in these different destinations. It has been so inuential in me becoming the person I am, and I am very thankful to my parents for instilling this desire for family in me. All in all, take advantage of your vacation time. Go on a trip with people you enjoy, and I promise you will come back ďŹ ring on all cylinders!


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When was the last time you looked at the stars? Perhaps even more importantly, when was the last time that you could? Even in smaller cities like Champaign and Urbana, it can be hard to really see the starlight due to all the artificial light streaming from streets and buildings. Fortunately, the CU Astronomical Society is offering you a chance to step outside the city limits and see what you’ve been missing with its upcoming Starwatch. For David Leake, secretary and founding member of the CU Astronomical Society, nights like these provide more than just a beautiful view for attendees. They also provide those in attendance with a message about the planet on which they stand. “It’s a part of a greater place,” said Leake. “You can go out and see that.” Playing host to the night under the stars will be the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, a location with the type of darkness that makes stargazing ideal. “This is at least the second year we’ve been collaborating,” said Savannah Hampson, the environmental education public programs specialist for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. “[It’s a] great partnership. We have this club of starwatch enthusiasts, and they have all these telescopes, but nowhere to use them.” It’s a partnership that those involved plan to keep going with upcoming starwatch dates, including one at Homer Lake on Oct. 2. “We are scheduling them for 2011 right now,” said Hampson, who also stated that they choose nights where the moon will be a no-show for the best viewing conditions. “With all the light we have around [ChampaignUrbana], people see maybe a star or two,” said Leake. “When you get out and are surrounded by the Milky Way, people just get out of their cars and gasp.” Cover Design  Annaka Olsen Editor in Chief  Brad Thorp Managing Editor & Copy Chief  Claire Keating Art Director  Annaka Olsen Photography & Image Editor  Annie Goold Photographers  James Kyung, Jess Easter, Sarah Ludmer Designers  Will Wyss Music Editor  Eli Chen Food Editor  Jeanine Russell Arts & Entertainment Editor  Matt Carey Community Editor  Lauren Hise CU Calendar  Elisia Phua Sales Manager  Carolyn Gilbert Marketing/Distribution  Brandi Willis Publisher  Mary Cory On the Web  www.the217.com Email  buzz@readbuzz.com Write  512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 CALL  217.337.3801

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» Mad Men: The best show currently on TV. The characters, writing and 1960s ambiance puts it above the rest. Plus, there is a character with huge boobs — yup, Harry Crane has pretty big jugs. » Prince: If you haven’t heard the album Sign O’ The Times yet, put down this issue of buzz (pick it up and read it later, of course! Right, Illini Media superiors?) and listen to it. It isn’t better then Purple Rain, but then again that album has the one of the greatest second sides of any record ever. Ask any pretentious hipster vinyl lover, they’ll tell you the same thing. » My favorite Simpsons episode: After much deliberation, I’ve decided “Marge on the Lam” is my favorite Simpsons episode. My favorite line is delivered by Lionel Hutz: “Mr. Simpson, I was just going through your garbage, and I couldn’t help overhearing that you need a babysitter!” If you don’t think that’s funny, there is something very wrong with you. Lauren Hise Community Editor

GRIPES » Indifference: Here are the things that everyone cares about that I can’t seem to this week: Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, Jersey Shore and Shark Week. Just can’t do it. » Being really tired and not being able to sleep: I have always been the type of person who could sleep through an atomic bomb. Massive thunderstorm last night? Didn’t hear a peep. So, why is it that this week, when I could really use some sleep, every single sound seems to wake me up? Someone opening a drawer next door? I’m up! » My own stupidity: Years of horseback riding have left me with somewhat of a problem with my lower back. This is why you would think that I would be more careful. Forget that! Let’s rearrange all the furniture in my apartment. I’ll just move the couch here and the table here and—OW!

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TINY GREENS, HUGE INNOVATION Tiny Greens farm focuses on growing practice for sprouts and micro-greens by Annie Sun

Visiting the third phase before distribution, these sprouts dry off in the glow of lamp light. Photo by Annie Goold

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prouts are good and cute and healthy, and are made even better by organic and innovative growing practices. Tiny Greens Organic Farm, located underground at 2314 N. Highcross Rd. in Champaign, is a 30.4 acre property purchased in 1996 with a tornado proofed, greenhouse-attached building. According to owner Bill Bagby’s daughter, Jennifer Bagby, “he literally mows his roof.” The farm had been certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association and, recently, the Global Organic Alliance. The certification process consists of the more than 40 pages of application and needs to be reapplied annually; the certification process includes a thorough, onsite inspection. According to John Johnson,

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Tiny Green’s truck driver, maintenance worker, mechanics guy and Bagby’s friend of 25 years, an inspector was surprised that he could not find anything toxic, chemical or synthetic anywhere, not even inside Bagby’s own bathroom. The inspector told John that he always finds something non-organic, but not this time. At Tiny Greens start in 1985, it was called the Flatland Hydroponics because of their hydroponic growing method. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil; their growing is achieved through a combined effort of many local resources. The farm uses liquid compost instead of chemicals for their sprouts and micro-greens. Their compost comes from a mixture of disposed produces, wood chips purchased from Doebel Tree Service, and manure from Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign and Country Cottage Farm in Fisher. It gets its water through rainwater, shallow cistern groundwater, drain tile groundwater and the lake water from their man-made, 25-foot deep lake located at lower central part of their property. The whole water recirculation was designed by Bill with the help of Dr. Michael Cole, a retired UI professor and the “compost guru,” and Gary Byrd, who was the director of the Illinois Department of Health for Champaign County in 2000. “Everything is a thought of Bill’s,” said Johnson. Bagby not only designed the water circulation system, but he also designed almost everything inside the property, including the machine that produces bio-diesel. “We modeled our system after the pilot project that the U of I Alternative Technology Center has had for many years,” said Bagby.

Tiny Greens provide nine types of sprouts (ranging from alfalfa to mung bean), 17 types of micro-greens and several types of vegetables and herbs. They currently sell their products at Urbana’s Market at the Square, Chicago’s Green City Market, Logan Square Market, Independence Park Market and Oak Park market. “A lot of people don’t do as many markets as Bill. Bill wants to get the products out there. He wants people to be educated,” said Johnson. Besides the markets, most of their produces go to wholesale produce companies who distribute throughout the Midwest. The many different facets of Tiny Greens takes effort from all. “Everyone plays a big part,” said Jennifer Bagby. Sometimes workers at the farm come very early in the morning, leave at 3 a.m. and return to the farm again early the next day. According to Johnson, Bagby is “the best boss I ever had.” Also, according to Jennifer, who has been helping out at the farm since she was little, “Everyone works super hard. We’re all a team. We’re all a family. Yeah, Bill is my hero.” “It is important for people to know you can make [organic farming] work financially and it can be done,” said Bill. Come visit Tiny Greens Organic Farm at the Urbana’s Market at the Square every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon (through Nov. 6) to try their famous “Ocean Water Grown” wheatgrass juice shots, their sprouts and hard-to-find micro-greens (nutrition-powerhouses), as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and wraps made from their sprouts, micro-greens and organic seasonal produces. Or visit their website at www.tinygreens.org/tinyhome.html to learn more about the Tiny Greens Organic Farm.


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Remembering the Forgotten

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r. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “In a real sense, all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Simply put, Dr. King was implying that we’re all connected. We each impact those around us, and it is through others that our truest selves and finest successes are found. Armed with this mindset and plans to recognize Urbana’s quiet change-makers, one woman has been working to remind CU residents just how close our ties twist in this community with the Urbana People’s History project.

Thanks to Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, hundreds of these posters beautify streets from L.A. to New York City. Photo by Annie Goold

Elizabeth “Beth” Simpson is coordinating with people across the city and country to shine light on certain Urbana residents and educate CU as a whole through the use of original posters. “I was inspired by the People’s History work of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and thought it would have a great reception back here in Illinois,” Simpson said. Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a network of artists throughout the United States, who, for the past eight years, have been working together to research the lives and histories of people who have made enormous differences in the world but have been given too little publicity. The artists create graphic pieces, print them on posters along with a short text explaining the person and his or her story, and attach them to poles, walls, buildings, public transit vehicles and other places bound to catch the public eye. Shaun Slifer, a member of the co-op and resident of Pittsburg, Pa., joined the team after having seen some of the earliest posters in the People’s History project. “At the time, I was working mainly in street art,” said Slifer. “When I came across the posters in New York, though, I had never seen something so educational and thorough actually on the streets.” After returning to CU, Simpson went to work on making the Urbana People’s History project a reality. Simpson contacted the Urbana Arts Grants Program and submitted her plan for funding and received the annual Here and Now Grant. Fortunately, it was during this grant process that she came in contact with Anna Hochhalter, public arts coordinator and community development associate with the city of Urbana. “I think the project is really invigorating because it highlights a vocal history of the community. It’s really valuable and moving to recognize

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the people in Urbana who have had great impact with something so visual as posters,” said Hochhalter. “I’m also excited because it’s another way of showcasing the existing talent in the Urbana community, but also bringing and attracting new talent as well. It certainly provides an increase in the quality of life and encourages curiosity, creativity and questions.” As the project coordinator, Simpson is leading the way and a great deal of her person fuels the project. “I find, alongside my optimistic nature, that I have come to realize that there are nooks and crannies in which to gain leverage in whatever circumstance, may it be a sociopolitical setting, clutter in your home or wanting to do an art project,” said Simpson. “We have far more capacity than we know. And, a lot of that lack of knowledge comes from isolation from each other’s accomplishments. These days in our society, when someone says, ‘I want to make something,’ you think they have to hire someone to build things, pay someone to make art or play music.” With projects concerning the production of change on any scale, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Simpson, though, is someone who has grown up with a well-developed sense of perseverance. “I feel I’m just a person who didn’t get squished,” said Simpson. “When you look at globalization, exploitation or child labor, and you think, ‘Oh my god, it’s so big! What sort of difference can I make?’ Remember, together we clearly are brilliant as human, beings and it’s a matter of how we can connect with each other in a circumstance that challenges us.” Come mid-September, the posters of the Urbana People’s History project will be distributed throughout the CU community. Keep your eyes open for them around town and don’t get squished!

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Before he was that hilarious dude from all those Judd Apatow movies, Paul Rudd was the cute guy from Clueless. As Josh, Cher’s stepbrother/love interest (yeah, a little icky), Rudd is funny, charming and adorkable — an irresistible combination. Josh could have been the stereotypical cute, brainy guy who’s more than meets the eye, but Rudd makes him witty as well. This movie is a ‘90s classic, but it’s worth viewing just to see him dance ridiculously. Oh, and he gets the girl. It’s just too bad that it’s his stepsister.

The Shape of Things (2003):

Rudd is known for comedies, but he has also demonstrated that he is perfectly comfortable in more serious films. In The Shape of Things, Rudd plays Adam, a chubby nerd who meets his dream girl and starts changing his appearance and lifestyle to try to please her. He even goes as far as getting a nose job after she suggests that it would make him more attractive to her. Watching Adam’s metamorphosis is sort of like watching a train wreck, and we want to slap him and tell him to run like hell, but Rudd manages to pull off making him both sympathetic and exasperatingly needy. When the girl crushes him, Rudd does a convincing job of simultaneously portraying surprise, confusion, heartbreak and relief.

Knocked Up (2007):

Rudd is hilarious in pretty much every Judd Apatow movie he’s been in, but he especially stands out in this tale of unexpected pregnancy. As Seth Rogen’s pseudo-mentor, Rudd commiserates while dispensing wisdom on why marriage and fatherhood sucks. He emanates misery and wit in almost every scene he’s in, but he manages to show us that he loves his family, too. It sounds impossible, but it’s not. Especially hilarious and pathetic is the scene where his wife walks in on him at a fantasy baseball draft when she had expected to catch him cheating.

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merica loves to laugh at buffoons. Morons have always populated primetime television — Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, Al Bundy, Ralph Kramden, Glenn Beck. Yet, year after year, more sitcoms starring a lovable oaf premiere with rating success (catch $#*! My Dad Says, starring William Shatner, this fall on CBS!) Why do we love watching dummies act like dummies? Maybe it’s a cruel condescension that allows us to revile in perceived intellectual superiority — maybe, but I doubt it. Perhaps we admire the pinhead: a man contented with his cerebral shortcomings, someone able to live life without complexity or turmoil. The world around us is a confusing place; only a fool has sense enough to know that it’s impossible to understand the universe’s absurdity — or that could be pretentious jabberwocky, too. It’s probably just funny when the fat, yellow, bald man falls down and goes “Boom!� Dinner for Schmucks, the new film from Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents), lets audiences laugh at a bunch of loveable boneheads. Tim (Paul Rudd) is a high rolling businessman with intentions of scoring a big promotion. His boss tempts him with an invitation to a careermaking dinner party, where all party attendees must bring an eccentric guest for social elites to laugh at. It’s about as tasteless as mocking

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the mentally handicapped, and Tim’s girlfriend Julie (Stephanie Szostak) becomes indignant. Tim almost refuses to attend the party until he literally runs into Barry (Steve Carell) and realizes he must exhibit Barry’s strangeness for the world to see. Almost immediately, shenanigans ensue. The rest of the film lets Rudd play the straight man to Carell’s wackiness. Plot isn’t Schmucks’ strong suit, but it’s hard to stop funny actors from being funny. Carell has many memorable moments, but the extended cast of alternative comedians and sketch comedy actors maintain a constant energy. Jermine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) is the film’s definite scene-stealer as Kieran, a narcissistic artist with an “animalisticâ€? sense of presence. Schmucks works best when it ignores its lame writing and lets these funny men (and women) improvise and take the reins on their craft. It plays out a lot like an extra-zany episode of The Office: Rudd is Jim, Szostak is Pam, Carell is (obviously) Michael, and the rest are ‌ the rest. While Schmucks isn’t without its problems (like a sagging middle and a hackneyed end), it manages to be very funny, and it is certainly the only film this summer with tiny mice dioramas. It may not be high-brow or intellectual, but it’s sure to make “assloads of money.â€? Vive l’imbĂŠcile!

The Enforcer (1976)

by Matt Carey Like most movie franchises, the Dirty Harry series is hit and miss. The first movie is great, and the last movie is wretched. But in the direct middle of the collection, the third film out of five, The Enforcer manages to strike gold. I don’t mean strike gold in that it is a terrific piece of work, but that it is one of the most clichÊ cop films you will ever seen. Clint Eastwood stars as inspector Harry Callahan, a cop who plays by his own rules and kills perps with ease. The captain of the police force isn’t too fond of Harry’s erratic tactics, especially since the mayor is breathing down his neck. Harry is demoted to personnel (which he angrily tells his captain is for assholes). But, after the force gets word that a terrorist organization of crazed Vietnam War veterans are planning on kidnap-

ping the mayor, Harry is back on the job, alongside his new rookie female partner who Harry thinks doesn’t deserve to be a cop. This is Harry at his most flippant and inappropriate. For example, when Harry is asked to give in his badge and his gun, Harry calls his badge a seven point suppository, then proceeds to tell the captain to stick it up his ass. The movie is essentially an action-comedy, much more so then any other entry in the series. The trite dialogue actually adds to the comedy. It isn’t the best in the Dirty Harry series, but it’s still worth watching. Plus, there’s a lot of gunfights and car chases. Even better, at one point Harry calls someone a pencil-pushing son of a bitch. I know funny, and that’s funny.


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are “much more likely to judge you.” However, Jones admits that one of his favorite venues is Chicago’s Double Door. For a fresh and upcoming artist, Jones is aware of the challenges that come with today’s music culture. “[Downloading] makes music all the more available to seek out and find and that part’s very cool. I look at [downloading] kind of like a vote. If you want your local obscure band to be successful, you need to buy their music and see their shows. And if you download stuff illegally, then your vote doesn’t count and, you know, you’re kind of just left with Miley Cyrus.” The Constellations are well-aware of the hardships of the music industry, having received negative attention for their first single, “Felicia.” “I’ve heard music on the radio that’s way more provocative, but we got a lot of backlash for ‘Felicia,’” said Jones. “It was surprising in this day and age that people have a problem with sex. I thought we were over that, of all things.” Check them out, along with Santah, this Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Highdive. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and tickets are on sale online. “Get ready to sweat, dance and drink,” said Jones.

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Bustin’ right out of their home city of Atlanta, The Constellations will be lighting up the Highdive this weekend to pack every inch of hearing space with seductive lyrical attitudes and undefeatable dance beats. In June, they released their debut full-length, Southern Gothic, under EMI/Virgin Records and they’ve performed at this year’s SXSW festival. Before making an appearance at the Highdive this Saturday, they’ll have also played at Lollapalooza, on the same stage as Jamie Lidell. The Constellations had started out as a mere studio project among friends who were involved in various side projects in the Atlanta music scene. It’s hard to pin down a single style when it comes to Southern Gothic. According to singer Elijah Jones, their sound is a “representation of the complete Atlanta scene,” which involves largely hip-hop, but also indie and punk as well. “I believe that music should stand alone,” said Jones. “If it’s honest, it’ll fit naturally together and you don’t really have to label it.” Being a new arrival to the CU scene, Jones is looking forward to playing in a college town, which he claimed is one of his favorite markets to play. In larger cities, he said audiences

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Southern Gothic

It’s a real wonder what genie brought the eight-piece cast of The Constellations together to produce the funk, indie, rock and psychedelic experience that can be found bottled together in Southern Gothic. While each of the arranged parts aren’t particularly complex between the bass, vocal, percussion and guitar elements, the end product is a finely grooving troupe, as opposed to a smorgasbord of mish-mashed voices. Their vamped-up cover of Tom Waits’ “Step Right Up” reflects this sentiment. Songs such as “Love is a Murder” and “Take A Ride” will help ease listener’s transition into this group’s strong use of bass metronome beats. — David Ethan Chambers ARTIST:

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Album:

King of the Beach

San Diego’s Wavves’ highly distorted surf punk is critically acclaimed, yet the antics of frontman Nathan Williams overshadows any musical credibility his band has. Their latest effort, King of The Beach, however, earns them recognition for their music instead of Williams’ debauchery. Why does this album stand out from the band’s previous two? The answer is simple and may upset more pretentious fans: it’s radio friendly. While Wavves and Wavvves were overridden with distortion to the point that it was impossible to tell if the group was playing in tune, King of the Beach offers a comparatively clean-cut production. This change is due in part to the addition of a complete rhythm section and the fact that they recorded this album in a studio, but also because they consciously set out to change their sound by swapping their signature noise rock sound for a more melodic one. As a result, King of the Beach is full of irresistible lo-fi surf pop tracks. Highlights include the title track, “Take on the World,” and “Post Acid”, but every track on this album is incredible and shows timeless songwriting. While words such as “beach” and “surf” are obvious indicators, Nathan Williams’ songwriting draws comparisons to Brian Wilson’s. Bottom line, this is album is good, so tune in. — Adam Thies buzz   




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stage

Preschool Story Time

classes & workshops

dance music

festivals

The Little Mermaid

Rantoul Public Library,

Power Learning

Urbana Country Dancers

Decatur Celebration 25th Highdive, C, 7pm, $10

live music

The Little Theatre on the

Rantoul,

English Center USA, C,

Contra Dance

Anniversary

Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr

The Station Theatre, U,

Krannert Uncorked with

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

10am

9am, 1:30pm, $245-$275

Phillips Recreation Center,

Gary Anderson Plaza, De-

Huber’s West End Store,

8pm, $8-$15

Maria and Co.

$9

Baby Time

Upward Bound Program

U, 8:00 pm, $4-$5

catur, 5pm

C, 8pm

Call 384-4000 for

Krannert Center for the

Call 728-7375 for tickets

Douglass Branch Library, C, McKinley Presbyterian

New dancer orientation at Music Among the Vines

Leproso

tickets

Performing Arts, U, 5pm

The Tempest

10:30am

Church and Foundation,

7:30pm

Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5

Alice in Wonderland

Moose Bird

Ewing Manor, Blooming-

Lunch on the Lawn

C, 12pm

Salsa Night

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

The Little Theatre on the

Caffe Paradiso, U, 7pm

ton, 7:30pm, $18-$42

Rantoul Public Library,

TwoYou Duo

Footloose

Rantoul, 12:15pm

The Clark Bar, C, 7pm

Parkland College Theatre,

Bunnicula Strikes!

Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr

C, 7:30pm, $6-$18

Champaign Public Library,

live music

AnSun, C, 7pm

The Little Dog Laughed

C, 2pm

Road Song

Blaggards

The Station Theatre, U,

ARTfusion

The Clark Bar, C, 6pm

concert

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

8pm, $8-$15

Douglass Branch Library,

Live Jazz

7:30pm, $10

Call 384-4000 for tickets C, 3pm

Buddy Jewell

Hair

It’ll Do 2, C, 7:30pm, $15

The Little Theatre on the

Jay Moses with Special Guests The Boy Illinois,

THURSDAY 5

FRIDAY 6

Alto Vineyards, C, 7:30pm

The Constellations

8pm, $28-$30 The Little Dog Laughed

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

social issues

Memphis on Main, C,

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

Salsa Night

First Fridays

9:30pm, $5

$9

The Clark Bar, C,

Krannert Center for the

9pm

Performing Arts, U, 5pm

Call 728-7375 for tickets

dj

And I Remember

Request Night DJ

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

kids & families

Boomerang, U, 8pm

pendent Media Center, U,

Champaign Park District

Puzzling Summer at the

Hip Hop at Bradley’s II

8pm, $10

Jim Gould Restaurant, C,

Summer Concerts

Westville Public Library

Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5

As You Like It

7pm

West Side Park, C,

Westville Public Library,

Mainstream on Main

Ewing Manor, Blooming-

community

Andy Moreillon

12pm

Westville, 9:30am

Street

ton, 10am

Square, Sullivan, 8pm,

IMC Shows Group Meet-

Huber’s West End Store,

Children ages 5 and up

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

Call (309)438-2535 for

$28-$30

ing: Community Booking

C, 8pm

karaoke

Tales for Twos

DJ Luniks

tickets

Collective

PoundCake

CG Productions Presents: Douglass Branch Library, C, The Clybourne, C, 10pm

Urbana-Champaign In-

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 8pm, $5 RockStar Karaoke

10:30am

Firehaus Saturdays

sporting event

Blink and Yung Blu Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 8pm

festivals

New Age Namenclature

Decatur Celebration 25th dependent Media Center,

M.P.H.

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

Knittin’ Special

Firehaus, C, 10pm

UFC 117

and Friends

Anniversary

Memphis on Main, C,

voy, 9pm

Douglass Branch Library,

DJ Bundy

Fireside Bar and Grill, C,

Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5

Gary Anderson Plaza, De-

9pm, $3

Karaoke at Po’ Boys

C, 3pm

Fireside Bar and Grill, C,

9pm, $5

fundraisers

The Mighty Pranksters

Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

DQ Miracle Treat Day

Fat City Bar & Grill, C, 9pm CG Productions Presents:

fundraisers

DJ Mertz

festivals

Dairy Queen, U

Faster Forward, The Old

RockStar Karaoke

6th Annual Brian Cook

Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

Decatur Celebration 25th

Standbys and Beanie

AnSun, C, 9pm

Charity Golf Scramble

DJ and Dancing

Anniversary

Lake of the Woods Golf

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Gary Anderson Plaza, De-

catur, 4pm

dj

U, 7pm

10pm

Open Deck Night

markets

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Farmer’s Market

REMIXXX Thursdays

Historic North First Street,

mind/body/spirit

Corps

with DJ Bob Bass

C, 3pm

Core Yoga

Iron Post, U, 9pm, $4

stage

Course, Mahomet,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Run For Cover

The Little Mermaid

10:30am, $125-$500

dance music

12pm, $12

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm

catur, 11am

Stitches at The Clark Bar

recreation

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

The Little Theatre on the

Call 351-5889 for more

Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J

holidays

The Clark Bar, C, 10pm

Japan House: House Tour Iyengar Yoga

9pm

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

information

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Yankee Candle Hallow-

Ritmo Thursdays

and Tea Ceremony

Yoga Institute of C-U, U,

Somber

$9

V. Picasso, U, 10pm

Japan House, U, 1pm, $6

4pm, $14

Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $6

Call 728-7375 for tickets

mind/body/spirit

karaoke

DJ Roundhouse

Call 244-9934 for reser-

Asana Intensive Yoga

Doors open at 8pm

Footloose

Power Flow

CG Productions Presents: Center, C, 10am

Joe’s Brewery, C, 11pm

vation

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Renegade

Parkland College Theatre,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

RockStar Karaoke

5:30pm, $12

Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $6

C, 7:30pm, $6-$18

12pm, $12

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

markets

een Preview Party Market Place Shopping

dance music

volunteer

Yin Yoga

Doors open at 8pm

Hair

Happy Hour Flow

voy, 9pm

Market at the Square

Swing Dance

UC Books to Prisoners

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Mike Ingram and Kayla

The Little Theatre on the

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Karaoke with DJ Hol-

Downtown Urbana, U,

Illini Union, U, 9pm

Work Session

7pm, $12

Brown

Square, Sullivan, 8pm,

5:30pm, $12

lywood

7am

Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

$28-$30

Urbana-Champaign In-

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

karaoke

dependent Media Center,

faith

The Little Dog Laughed

miscellaneous

Hawaiian Speed Dating

U, 2pm

Moms and Grandmas

dj

The Station Theatre, U,

TGIF at Refinery

open mic

Harvey’s Life Now What?

Group

DJ Tommy Williams

8pm, $8-$15

The Refinery, C, 5:30pm

Event Popular presents:

Book Signing

and Karaoke Night

literary

Memphis on Main, C,

kids & families

University Baptist Church,

Chester Street, C, 9pm, $3

Call 384-4000 for

Observatory Open House Saturday Nite Mic

Jane Addams Book Shop,

6pm, $6

4th Annual Brian Cook

C, 12pm

DJ Belly

tickets

University of Illinois Obser- The Clark Bar, C, 9pm, $5

C, 1pm

DJ Bange

Youth Basketball Summer Undergrad Bible Study

Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

Alice in Wonderland

vatory, U, 9pm

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Camp

University Baptist Church,

DJ Delayney

The Little Theatre on the

stage

environmental issues

8:30pm

Activities and Recreation

C, 8:30pm

Highdive, C, 10pm, $5

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

classes & workshops

The Little Mermaid

Champaign County

DJ Tim Williams

$9

CUATSalsa

The Little Theatre on the

Electronics Recycling

CG Productions Presents: Center (ARC), C, 8:30am, RockStar Karaoke

$125

miscellaneous

Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm Call 728-7375 for tickets

McKinley Presbyterian

Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

Collection

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

Puzzling Summer at the

The Bike Project: Open

DJs Ian Procell and Reflex And I Remember

Church and Foundation, C,

$9

Urbana Civic Center, U,

voy, 9pm

Westville Public Library

Hours

Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

5pm, $30

Call 728-7375 for tickets

8am

Outlaw Karaoke

Westville Public Library,

Urbana-Champaign In-

DJ Luniks for Fresh

pendent Media Center, U,

Footloose

Countywide Residential

Fireside Bar and Grill, C,

Westville, 9:30am

dependent Media Center,

Fridays

8pm, $10

Parkland College Theatre,

Electronics Collection

9pm

Children ages 5 and up

U, 6pm

Red Star Liquors, U,

The Three Musketeers

C, 7:30 pm, $6-$18

The News-Gazette Distri-

CG Productions Presents: Preschool Story Time

Yarn ‘n Yak

10pm

Ewing Manor, Blooming-

live music

Hair

bution Center, C, 8am

RockStar Karaoke

Urbana Free Library, U,

Rantoul Public Library,

Grown KidZ Funk

ton, 8pm,

Live Jazz

The Little Theatre on the

Environmental Education

Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

9:45am

Rantoul, 7pm

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

$18-$42

Jim Gould Restaurant, C,7pm Square, Sullivan, 4pm,

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Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer, 10am

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

kids & families Accessible Fishing at Possibility Pier River Bend Forest Preserve, Mahomet , 8am Call 896-2455 for reservation DIY Weekend Wizard Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, C, 1pm Chess Club for Kids Urbana Free Library, U, 4pm C-U Astronomical Society Starwatch Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield, 8pm Family Movie Night First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, U, 8pm

mind/body/spirit Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am, $12 Collective Meditation Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 5pm Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5pm, $12

faith Torah Study Sinai Temple, C, 9am

miscellaneous

stage

community

The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

The Tempest Ewing Manor, Bloomington, 7:30pm, $18-$42 Footloose Parkland College Theatre, C, 2:30pm, $6-$18 Hair The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 2pm, $28-$30 And I Remember Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm, $10 Open Stage Red Herring Coffeehouse, U, 7:30pm Drag Show Chester Street, C, 10pm, $4

University Place Christian Church Picnic Hessel Park, C, 4pm

classes & workshops Genealogy Software Showcase Urbana Free Library, U, 9:30am

Sunday 8 live music Jazz Rhythms: New Orleans Jazz Machine Champaign Public Library, C, 2pm Live Irish Music with Emerald Rum Blind Pig Co., C, 5:30pm Surreal Deal Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm

festivals

mind/body/spirit Hatha Flow Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 3:30pm, $12 Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 1pm, $12 Prenatal Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:15pm, $12

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 2pm

Decatur Celebration 25th classes & workshops Anniversary Upward Bound Program Gary Anderson Plaza, De- McKinley Presbyterian catur, 11am Church and Foundation, C, 6:20pm

Memphis on Main, C, 8pm

stage Monday Night Comedy Illini Union, U, 8pm Abe Froman Project Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 9pm

sporting event Women’s Soccer vs. Indiana State Soccer and Track Stadium, C, 1pm

game-playing Trivia with Evan and Monte Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm Duplicate Bridge Game Ginger Creek Shops, C, 7pm Bingo Night Memphis on Main, C, 7pm

kids & families

Hatha Yoga Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5:30pm, $12

miscellaneous The Bike Project: Open Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 5:30pm

classes & workshops Power Learning English Center USA, C, 9am, 1:30pm, $245-$275 Back to School: No Lunchbox Blues Common Ground Food Coop, U, 6:30pm Pre-registration is required

Tuesday 10 live music

open mic

Lara Driscoll Puzzling Summer at the V. Picasso, U, 6pm Westville Public Library Elsinore: Parasol In-Store art Westville Public Library, Release Day Performance Artist Presentation: Mary Monday 9 Westville, 9:30 am Parasol Records, U, 6pm Tangora Children ages 5 and up Rob Sweet dj Lake of the Woods Forest O Baby! Aroma Cafe, C, 7pm Preserve, Mahomet, 3pm ‘80s Night with DJ Champaign Public Library, C, Lisa Cerezo and Steve Mingram 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am Meadows game-playing Highdive, C, 10pm Karaoke Klub Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Trivia Night at The Blind Douglass Branch Library, Corn Desert Ramblers karaoke Pig Brewery C, 3pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, The Blind Pig Brewery, C, CG Productions Presents: For middle and high 9pm 7pm RockStar Karaoke school students The Piano Man Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 10pm Canopy Club, U, 9pm

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival Benefit Iron Post, U, 3pm

Community Blood Drive Faith United Methodist Church, C, 8am

concert Champaign Park District Summer Concerts Hessel Park, C, 6:30pm

karaoke Rock Band Sundays Hosted by MC Remy Bentley’s Pub, C, 8pm

volunteer

open mic Open Stage for Bands and Musicians

mind/body/spirit

Yoga Fundamentals Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 12pm, $12

dance music 8th Grade Dance Joe’s Brewery, C, 11am

Wisdom teeth bugging you? When wisdom teeth come in, the result is often painful and damaging to other teeth. This time of year, it is not unusual for students to have trouble with their wisdom teeth. Stress and lack of proper rest and diet seem to act as a catalyst for wisdom tooth flare-up. At Affiliates in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the removal of wisdom teeth is done as an outpatient surgery and is often covered by student insurance.

concert Chulrua Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 8pm, $10-$20 Doors open at 7pm. Purchase tickets at www.pipers-hut.com/concerts

karaoke CG Productions Presents: RockStar Karaoke Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm CG Productions Presents: RockStar Karaoke The Corner Tavern, Monticello, 8pm Karaoke at Route 45 Wayside Route 45 Wayside, Pesotum, 8pm Dragon Karaoke The Clark Bar, C, 9pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Boltini Lounge, C, 9:30pm

open mic Open Microphone Espresso Royale, U, 8pm Open Mic Night hosted by Mike Ingram Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm

stage The Little Mermaid The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 10:30am, $9 Call 728-7375 for tickets Alice in Wonderland The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, 10:30am,

$9 Call 728-7375 for tickets Zoo Improv Indi Go artist co-op, C, 9pm, $2

recreation Weekly Red Pin Bowling Special Illini Union, U, 6pm

game-playing Role-Playing Games Rantoul Public Library, Rantoul, 6:30pm For adults and highschoolers T-N-T Tuesday Night Trivia with Cara and Tanino Boltini Lounge, C, 7pm

literary Red Herring Fiction Workshop Channing-Murray Foundation, U, 7:30pm

volunteer UC Books to Prisoners Work Session Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 7pm

kids & families Puzzling Summer at the Westville Public Library Westville Public Library, Westville, 9:30am Children ages 5 and up Babies’ Lap Time

Topless Female Dancers 18 to enter • Mon-Thur 8pm-1am • Fri-Sat 8pm-2am • $5 Cover (Always Hiring, We’ll Train)

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Urbana Free Library, U,

Champaign Public Library,

9am, 1:30pm, $245-$275

dj

Justin Tuttle

Church and Foundation,

Children ages 3 to 5

rinth Walk

9:45am, 10:30am

C, 6:30pm

Adult Pottery Class

Salsa and Tango

Memphis on Main, C, 9pm

C, 7pm

Toddler Time: Bedtime

Crystal Lake Park, U,

Tuesday Twos

Children ages 2 to 5

Boneyard Pottery, C, 9am,

Cowboy Monkey, C,

Euchre Tournament

Urbana Free Library, U,

6:30pm

6:30pm, $25

7:30pm

movies

Po’ Boys, U, 7:30pm

10:30am

Candlelight Yoga

Wild West Wednesday

Movie Matinee

Bingo

Children 2-4 years old

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

Rantoul Public Library,

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C,

Storyshop at the Branch

7pm, $12

Boys Night Out with DJ

Rantoul, 1pm

9:30pm

Douglass Branch Library, C,

Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:15am,

lgbt

10:45am

eQuality Champaign-Ur-

For two-year-olds with a

bana meeting

parent or grandparent

Wesley-United Methodist

live music

Randall Ellison

10:30am

faith

Pssst, It’s a Secret Code

Church & Wesley Founda-

Cherry Jam

Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm

stage

government

Children from preschool

Grad Students and Pro-

Champaign Public Library,

tion, U, 7pm

Urbana Free Library, U,

DJ Tommy Williams

Hair

Life My Way Disability

through first grade

fessionals Bible Study

11:30am

Chester Street, C, 9pm,

The Little Theatre on the

Legislative Forum

$2

Square, Sullivan, 2pm,

Champaign County

community

8pm, $28-$30

Brookens Administration

Girls’ Night

Center, U, 7pm

Chabad Center for Jewish

miscellaneous

Life, C, 8pm

The Bike Project: Open

C, 2pm

Wednesday 11

Wave Club

mind/body/spirit

Donnie Heitler: Solo

Rantoul Public Library,

Slow Flow

Piano

Rantoul, 3:30pm

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Great Impasta, U, 6pm

dance music

University Baptist Church, C, 7pm

Junior high kids (Grades

5:30pm, $12

Live Irish Music

Weekly Salsa Night

markets

6-9 in the Fall)

Ashtanga Yoga

Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm

Cowboy Monkey, C,

Mahomet Farmer’s

volunteer

Champaign County

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Dave Cooper, Joni Dreyer 10pm

Market

Community Connections

mind/body/spirit

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

YMCA’s Drop In Chess

7pm, $12

and Brad Hendricks

Discotech: Dance Night

Market Street, Mahomet,

and Outreach Group

Core Yoga

pendent Media Center, U,

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

Canopy Club, U, 10pm

3pm

Urbana-Champaign In-

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

6:30pm

Doors open at 9pm

dependent Media Center,

12pm, $12

U, 6pm

Hatha Flow

classes & workshops

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Power Learning

Champaign County YMCA

Hours

Fitness & Family Center, C,

faith

voy, 7:30pm

5:30pm

Grad Students and

The Sugar Prophets

Children third-grade and

Professionals Weekly

Fat City Bar & Grill, C,

karaoke

up

Fellowship Lunch

8pm

CG Productions Presents: Rantoul Public Library,

kids & families

5:45pm, $12

English Center USA, C,

Game Nights on Tuesday

University Baptist Church,

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

RockStar Karaoke

Rantoul, 5:30pm

Kid’s Games

Yoga Class Every

9am, 1:30pm,

Evenings

C, 11:30am

D.R. Diggers, Champaign,,

AnSun, C, 9pm

Bags Tournament

Rantoul Public Library,

Wednesday

$245-$275

Route 45 Wayside, Peso-

Rantoul, 9:30am

Ananda Liina Yoga & Med- Dreams Workshop

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

game-playing

9pm

Pokémon Fan Club

ence Museum, C,

classes & workshops

Caleb Cook

open mic

tum, 7pm, $5

Storyshop

itation Center, U,

School of Metaphysics, U,

6pm

Power Learning

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Open Stage Comedy

CU64 Chess Club

Champaign Public Library,

5:30pm

7:30pm,

Goodnight Storyshop

English Center USA, C,

10pm

Night featuring Jesse and McKinley Presbyterian

C, 9:45am, 10:30am

Healing Circle and Laby-

$15

SEXUALLY ACTIVE MALES & FEMALES Women’s Health Practice is conducting a research study Sexually active males and females ages 14 and up are eligible to participate. This investigational study will test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. The study involves standard medical testing such as urine and vaginal/ureteral swab collections. Only 1 visit, NO blood draw is required and participants should not be on antibiotics for the past 21 days.

Participant will be reimbursed for their time If you would like to participate or have any questions please call our research team at 373-4880 or visit our website at www.womenshealthpractice.com

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BY JO SANGER AND ROSS WANTLAND

“COME TOGETHER? RIGHT NOW?” I

n her work over the years as a sexuality counselor, Jo had heard people express that their goal is to “come together.” Sometimes, couples are distressed when this isn’t happening. Some couples say that the right way to have sex is for both partners to orgasm at exactly the same time. At other times, female partners want a simultaneous orgasm because all stimulation ends after their male partners come, leaving them feeling unsatisfied. It might feel easier to reach for simultaneous orgasms than re-visit our expectation that sex can continue. This week, let’s come together to explore sexual expectations and pleasure regardless of gender. EXPECTING THE BEST

Often, our expectations about sex go unspoken. We may not even know we hoped for simultaneous orgasm until it doesn’t happen. Especially if we think coming together is the “best” way to have sex or some ideal version of sex, of course it will leave us disappointed when it doesn’t happen. And, it’s hard to make it happen — at least consistently. Most couples do not experience orgasm at the same time every time they have sex. More often, one partner orgasms and then the other one does, whether that’s five seconds or five minutes later.

Part of sex education and counseling involves helping people examine the expectations of sex instead of trying to meet unrealistic sexual ideals (always have an orgasm, maintain an erection, simultaneous orgasm, etc.). REAL SEX

While everybody has different values and opinions, it can be helpful to expand our definitions of what “sex” is. For example, people will state that oral sex isn’t “real” sex, or a couple using a vibrator and having an orgasm isn’t “the real thing.” What if all the sexual behaviors and sexual pleasures we experienced with a partner were considered sex? If everything we engaged in was part of our larger sexual life, we could be more flexible with ourselves and our partners on how sex could or should look. There would be many more opportunities for fun, pleasure and intimacy to unfold.

Myths and truths about simultaneous orgasms

that because there are so many factors that influence desire and arousal, this may not always be possible. Part of a fun sex life is that sexual encounters vary and look different each time you have sex. Consider how boring it could become to work so hard at simply coming together instead of exploring various behaviors, positions and types of stimulation that might lead one person to great levels of excitement and, therefore, orgasm. When the goal is for both partners to experience similar levels of stimulation and arousal simultaneously throughout the sexual encounter, it can put pressure on both partners. One might feel rushed to “get there;” another might be more focused on not coming instead of how good sex feels. Both partners are less relaxed or connected with each other and more focused on the goal of sex, versus the pleasure it provides. In the end, couples who don’t come together can end up feeling like they are doing something wrong.

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Arousal patterns and different types of stimulation are needed for each person to orgasm. It can be fun to talk about and experiment with your and your partner’s level of arousal and even aim to orgasm close together. However, remember

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In addition to the idea that coming together is the “right” way to have sex, another reason couples give for wanting simultaneous orgasm is that one partner feels tired or bored after they

have had an orgasm. Part of this might be related to our expectations and conditioning: sex ends after orgasm. With patience, practice and a little creativity, this pattern can change. Another area that can become difficult for couples is talking about “What’s next?” after one person has an orgasm. The non-orgasmic partner may really want sex (stimulation) to continue, but isn’t sure how to ask for that or feels uncomfortable sharing their desires. It helps if both partners are able to say “What would you like to do next?” It also helps if there is an expectation that both partners should orgasm during the sexual scene, if they want to. If one partner has had an orgasm but doesn’t feel like or physically can’t engage in intercourse anymore, both partners can stay engaged in the sexual scene using fingers, the mouth, tongue, vibrator or other sex toys. It might allow you to experience different kinds of pleasure than you ever have before! In a future column, we’ll look more at when one partner comes and the other doesn’t. Next week, stay on the line for phone sex. Until then, send us your questions! Jo & Ross like simultaneously reading questions from readers. Send them to buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com

CU PRIDE FESTIVAL Champaign-Urbana’s first Gay Pride Festival August 20, 2010 4PM-9PM Lincoln Square and 88 Broadway in Urbana

Afterparty for 19+ until 2AM at 88 Broadway • • • •

Visit with local artists, vendors, and community organizations Family friendly entertainment from 4PM-6PM Food provided by Piato Catering and PoBoys “Taste the Rainbow” of Piato’s rainbow cupcakes and 88 Broadway’s rainbow drink specials (available after 6PM) • Raffle for a weekend trip to Chicago and other prizes • Performances by Amasong, C-U Theater Company Choral, Desafinado, Zoo Improv, and others

Pride Fest will be the culmination of events happening throughout the week of August 16 throughout the CU community. The Champaign Public and Urbana Free Libraries will create pride-themed book displays. Businesses in downtown Champaign are also participating in the festivities. Tuesday Night Trivia at Boltini Lounge will feature pride categories, Luna and Café Kopi will show works by local LGBTQ artists, and the Art Theater will show special late night screenings of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. Although gay pride festivals have become regular events worldwide since 1970, when they were first held in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, there has never been one before in Champaign-Urbana. Nearly 350,000 LGBTQ people live in Illinois, with Champaign County having one of the highest populations in the state. CU Pride Fest is being coordinated by a committee made up of Champaign-Urbana residents with support from the Uniting Pride Center of Champaign County, the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Illinois, the Buzz, WEFT 90.1 FM, Urban Outfitters, and Fluid Events. CU Pride Fest Committee co-chairs are Evelyne Tardy and Caroline Nappo.

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August 5 – 11

jonesin’

ARIES

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

“Last Chance, Harvey” — Final words from the late Mr. Pekar

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21):

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

(March 21-April 19)

The ancient Greek god Dionysus did not, in fact, encourage people to get sloppy drunk, lose control, and do stupid things. His preference was that they free themselves from their inhibitions by imbibing moderate amounts of alcohol. With this medicinal spur, they might get unstuck from their worn-out old behavior patterns and invite refreshing doses of wildness into their lives. Healing was the intention, not craziness and frenzy. It is true that if someone was not willing to escape their rigidity -- if they clung to their hidebound attitudes and refused to open up to the call of self-transformation -- Dionysus might lure them into reckless inebriation. Keep these thoughts in mind in the coming weeks, Aries.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

In her 1960 song “This Bitter Earth,” Dinah Washington sings, “If my life is like the dust that hides the glow of a rose / What good am I, heaven only knows.” I bring this to your attention, Taurus, because you now have the power to prove once and for all that your life is NOT like the dust that hides the glow of a rose. So please get out there and reveal the glory of the world you inhabit. Draw out and enhance the radiance of people you encounter. By week’s end, you may be able to say, as Washington does in the final line of the song, “This bitter earth may not be so bitter after all.” (Hear the song here: tinyurl. com/BitterEarth.)

More than one-third of adults under 35 confess that right after making love, they tweet or text-message or check their Facebook pages. In the coming week, I strongly advise you not to do that or anything remotely like that. You should give your best, brightest, most focused attention to every phase of every adventure you have. The foreplay and the aftermath are just as important to the total revelation as the height of the action. This is a time in your long-term cycle when you can’t afford to scrimp on completion and closure and resolution.

August is Banish Your Superstitions Month, Cancerian. To celebrate this auspicious festival, purge yourself of every irrational belief and unfounded fear you can stand to live without. But also keep in mind that you may have to keep a crazy delusion or two, at least for a while. You’ve become so used to your chronic anxiety that it might be risky to get rid of it all at once. So proceed deliberately, casting off one false belief today and another quaint fallacy tomorrow and a third rotten figment of your imagination next week. By September 1, you may be surprised to see how high you’ve ratcheted up your level of fearlessness.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

One of the best ways to cultivate your own radiant brilliance or native talent is to look for excellence in other people. So if you suspect there’s some half-hidden or partially dormant reservoir of genius within you -- a mother lode of intelligence that you have not been fully successful in tapping into -- I suggest you make it a point to identify the genius in everyone you know. Whether it’s your cousin’s knack for flower arrangement or your co-worker’s telepathic capacity to read the moods of people she wants something from, you can fuel your own luminosity by noticing and appreciating others’.

Imagine you and I and a bunch of our friends are seven years old. We’re playing the rough game “King of the Mountain” on a huge pile of dirt. Since there are some girls among us, we’ve changed the name of the game to “Awesome Magic Boss of the Mountain.” Today, you’re the strongest one, warding off all challenges to your authority, pushing away everyone who tries to knock you off your place at the top. It’s like you have extra power you’ve never displayed before; as if you’re drawing on reserves of determination and stamina that were previously unavailable. I believe this is a metaphorically accurate portrayal of your actual life right now.

My Sagittarius friend Lisa dreamed she was at a party with Jon Carroll, a writer she admires. In the dream, she managed to join a circle of people with whom he was conversing. Twice she tried to insinuate her way into the conversation with comments she thought were flattering to Jon. But he ignored her. Finally she opened an oversized picture book she had with her and showed him a striking photo of a huge nest containing a speckled, glittery dragon’s egg. This caught his eye. He took her by the arm to a table where they pored over this fascinating image together. Learn from Lisa’s dream, Sagittarius. To captivate the attention of the people you’re interested in, appeal not to their vanity but to their imagination.

Stumped? Find the solutions in the Classifieds pages.

CAPRICORN

Across

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Homeboy Industries is an organization in East Los Angeles that helps former gang members find jobs. One of its most successful programs has trained over a hundred ex-cons as solar panel installers. That’s the kind of dramatic conversion I’d like to see you make in your own life, Capricorn -- getting face to face with the most messed-up part of yourself and conspiring to transform it into something brighter and more useful. Now would be an excellent time to dive into that worthy project.

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AQUARIUS

18 Watchman’s shout

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

For a special episode of her TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey wanted a stage set that was fabricated out of chocolate. It took workers 1,400 hours to construct it. When the day came to unveil the decadent monument, Oprah offered her audience members the chance to tear it apart, eat it, and take it home as plunder. They dismantled it in half an hour. Let this be a cautionary tale, Leo. I dearly hope that the creation you’re beginning to work on will endure for a long time and continue to provide meaning and pleasure far past the time it makes its initial splash. Build your baby to last.

I’m all in favor of you pumping up your yearning and stoking the fires of your ambition and fantasizing in explicit detail about a fantastic dream -- on one condition: The object of your craving has to be real and achievable. It can’t be an impossible idol or remote delusion, nor can it be an escapist distraction. The longing you feel must empower you, not demoralize you. The vision that gets you activated each morning must be something you can actually manifest by carrying out a detailed, step-by-step master plan. If you’re willing to satisfy these provisions, you have my go-ahead to get more than a little wild with desire.

VIRGO

PISCES

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

New Age author Bob Frissell wrote a book called *Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are.* It contains a host of seemingly far-fetched theories about UFOs, crop circles, ascended masters, earth changes, and monuments on Mars, all of which adds up to a beguiling Theory of Everything about the hidden nature of reality. I see your life right now as having resemblances to this curious tome. If I had to give a title to the next chapter of your story, it might be “Nothing That’s Happening Will Make Much Sense Until It Has Finished Happening, Whereupon It Will Yield a Burst of Insight about the Big Picture of Your Destiny.” 12

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(Feb. 19-March 20)

When you try to communicate with a baby, you get nowhere if you talk as you normally do. Nor can you rely on your usual assumptions about human behavior as you read the baby’s verbal cues and body language. There’s a similar principle at work when you interact with animals: You have to speak a different language. And that brings us to your current challenge, Pisces. Life is currently sending you signals that will remain incomprehensible if you insist on interpreting them from the viewpoint of a rational adult. To decipher the encrypted code, you’ll have to get into a mindset that is equal parts child, animal, and angel.

5 Tarheel’s st. 9 Fat-sounding fish

Ranks 59 Green organism 60 Final part of the quote 63 Perrier competitor

13 Drying-out time

64 Hamilton vs. Burr, e.g.

15 “Bitte ___” (2009 Dirty Projectors album)

65 Non-Hawaiian, in Hawaii 66 Take care of

16 Wasted

67 In ___ (intrinsically)

17 “The Devil Wears ___”

68 Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi

19 Uncle in a rarely-released Disney movie 20 First part of a Harvey Pekar quote 23 Second part of the quote 24 Squealer 26 Driller’s deg. 27 Angular pipe fitting 28 They’re checked at liquor stores 31 Love, Latin American style 33 Instructions part 34 “Don’t ___” (“Hitchhiker’s Guide” motto) 36 Comes to a stop 40 In a playfully reluctant way 41 Third part of the quote 44 Mrs., in Madrid 47 Insincere language 48 Dorm supervisors 51 Old enemy 53 Fourth part of the quote 55 First in the Hebrew alphabet 56 “Mr. Loverman” dancehall singer

Down 1 Dada artist Jean 2 Golf great ___ Pak 3 Al who was ordained a minister at age 10 4 Advocate-turned-presidential candidate Ralph 5 Feature of seven Nolan Ryan performances 6 Wacked out 7 Roman ___ (novel type) 8 Noisy toy 9 Largest of the Greek islands 10 It may be relative to a meteorologist 11 E pluribus ___ 12 Bible divs. 14 Made some barnyard noises 16 Speak slowly 21 It closes some businesses in Europe 22 “Malcolm in the Middle” dad

24 Young Jeezy’s genre 25 Doc bloc 29 Tierra ___ Fuego 30 One of a few Russians in 2010 news 32 Spare part? 33 Female pig 35 Mongrels 36 Sleeping tool 37 “What ___ to Wear” (TLC show) 38 Hall and Oates, e.g. 39 DJ featured on MTV’s “The Grind” 40 Shrub that produces a drug 42 “A little bit of ___ get you up” (Mark Knopfler, “Junkie Doll”) 43 Hello, in Beijing 44 First word of an Indiana Jones complaint 45 Go back through 46 Audrey Tautou role 48 Look to 49 Lansbury of “Murder, She Wrote” 50 ___ Island Ferry 52 Key in that piano song played with your knuckles 54 “They go”, in Spanish 57 “Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My ___” (“South Park” episode) 58 Tournament gimmes 61 Brian who scored the soundtrack to “The Lovely Bones” 62 Letters found on many sunless tanning products


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604 E. White, C. Security Entrance Fall 2010, 1 bedroom. Furnished, balconies, patios, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

203 S. Sixth, C.

209/211 E. Clark, C. 2 bed/1 bath furnished Starting at $625/mo for August 2010 Green Street Realty 24 E. Green St. Suite 10 Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 356-8750

August 2010. Large 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. Balconies, laundry, covered parking. Starting at $250/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

506 E. Stoughton, C.

1006 S. 3rd, C.

For August 2010. Extra large efficiency apartments. Security building entry, complete furniture, laundry, off-street parking, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. Semester Leases, $420/mo. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

THE NEVADAN 903 W. Nevada, U We've redefined luxury with these spectacular 2 bedroom units built August 2007 right in the heart of the U of I campus, around the corner from Cafe Paradiso. Wall-mounted flat screen TVs, wine & beer fridge, designer furniture package, W/D, buzzer entry, elevator, covered parking and MUCH MORE!!! Rent from $1,350/mo. Call for showing times! BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Old Town Champaign 510 S. Elm, C. Available Now & Fall 2010. 2 BR close to campus, hardwood floors, laundry, W/D, central air/heat, off-street parking, 24 hr. maintenance. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Smith Apartments

Now Renting for August 2010 217-384-1925 2 Bedrooms 511 W. Church, C .................................. $660 604 W. Stoughton, U (2 baths) .... $1000 House 1207 S. Busey, U

420 APARTMENTS

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$2400

Fall 2010 1 bedroom. Location, location. Covered parking, laundry, furnished, patios. Value pricing. $450/mo. Includes some utilities. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

GREAT VALUE 306-308-309 White, C August 2010. Furnished studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Balconies, patios, laundry, dishwashers, off-street parking. Behind County Market. Starting at $230/person. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

APARTMENTS Unfurnished

430

Now Leasing for Fall 2010 $99 Deposit for ALL Apartments. 2 and 3 Bedrooms. Free Heat and Water. Landmark Apartments. 502 W. Main, Urbana IL. 217-384-5876. landmark-apts@sbcglobal.net.

512 W. GREEN, C. Aug 2010. Double security brick building in excellent location. Large 2 bdrm apts with approx 800 sq. ft. Parking, Central A/C, Carpet, Laundry facilities. On busline. Rents $475/mo to $495/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

1 Bedrooms Now Available, C.

www.smithapartments-cu.com

EFFICIENCIES: 705 W. Elm, U 1 BEDROOMS: 1308 Grandview, C

2 BEDROOMS: 3 BEDROOMS: 604 1/2 W. Elm, U 610 W. Elm, U 905 W. Springfield, U 711 W. Elm, U 4 BEDROOMS: 711 W. Elm, U

Hunsinger Enterprises Inc. Call 337-1565 for an appointment. www.hunsingerapts.com

Off Campus

611 W. Church St. C. Beautiful 2 BR in security locked building. Near downtown Champaign. Laundry facilities. Heat, hot water, sanitary garbage included. Parking spot in lit off-street parking. Extra storage, dishwasher, A/C. Sound & fire proof. No pets. Available August 1st. $675/mo. Open viewing Sundays 2-4pm. 649-7409.

TURNBERRY RIDGE, C. Huge, luxury 2 & 3 bedroom duplexes in high-end residential neighborhood in SW Champaign. 2 car attached garages, central A/C, gas log fireplaces, walk-in closets, w/d hookups, dishwasher, disposal, 3 bdrms 2.5 baths from $1,275/mo + utils, 2 bdrms - 2 baths from $1,020/mo + utils. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

800 W. Church, C Economical 2BRs Now Available August Near Shopping/Transportation $500/mo Call 217-352-8540 www.faronproperties.com

Great Location 2BR condo, $650/mo., quiet, secure building, newly remodeled, parking under cover, balcony. Call 217-355-3754

111-121 W. Park, U Aug 2010. Overlooking Crystal Lake Park. Adjacent to Carle Clinic and close to U of I Campus- Engineering & Computer Science. Efficiencies from $365/mo and 2 bedrooms from $465/mo. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

606 S. Prairie, C. $445/mo. Includes trash hauling, water, sewer, off-street parking. 3 blocks from Green and Neil. Large 1 BR apartments available August. Call for showing. 217-352-1335. www.wamplerapartments.com

Crystal Lake Park Large 1 BR + Study; 2 BR. Now available, convenient to campus, $520-$610 217-840-5134 www.robsapartments.com

SOUTHWEST PLACE APTS, C.

Aug 2010. Very attractive apts located near downtown. On busline. Large apts. Balconies or patios. One bdrms from $425/mo. Two bedrooms from $475/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

705 W. CHURCH, C. August 2010. Located in SW Champaign near Windsor & Mattis. 1 bedrooms. Carpet, gas heat, central a/c. Laundry in bldg, dishwashers, patio/balconies, parking. 1 bdrms from $490/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

Awesome C-U Apartments Huge 1BR $450+ and 2 BR $500+ Many Amenities Newly Remodeled www.bz-management.com 637-4104 or 637-7100

460 ROOMMATE WANTED 550 MOBILE HOMES

1 Bedroom Available Older homes off-campus, wood floors. Parking and partial utilities included. Available for summer or fall and spring semesters. Pet friendly! 217-369-7205.

HOUSES FOR RENT

510

Available Fall 2010 104 W. Oregon, U. 4 bed/2 bath $1600/mo $1000 deposit www.greenstrealty.com

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Large three bedroom apartments in campus house on busline. Parking free $900/mo 217-356-0345 August 2010. Large furnished 1 bedroom, outdoor pool, laundry on-

site, off-street parking. Heat, internet, cable, water, and sewer included. $690/month. 807 S. First, C. Call 309-535-0017

CAMPUS, Large furnished private room in house on busline. $265/mo and up. 217-356-0345 Christian Men’s House. International and temporaries welcome. Limited laundry, internet, Cable TV, telephone. Utilities included. $305-$330/ month. 364-3943.

2 Bedroom $375/month Close to campus 217-367-6626

House Near Campus 1207 S. Busey. Beautiful, spacious, 4-bedrooms, plus office, 3.5 baths, dishwasher, disposal, basement, screened porch, 2 fireplaces, central A/C, washer/dryer hookup, 2-car garage, near campus and Illini Grove park, Urbana. $2400/mo., 217-384-1925, smithapartments-cu. com. 1512 Ogelthorpe Urbana. 3 Bedroom 2 bath washer/dryer available now. $1200/mo (217) 778-1121 Available Now! 508 E. Illinois. 2 BR, 1 bath, new washer/dryer, large kitchen, unfurnished in quiet Urbana neighborhood, pets allowed, 312-489-3002, rschattn@earthlink.net

$699/Month 2 Bedroom. On Campus. 367-6626

4 BEDROOM HOUSE $875/month CAMPUS. Remodeled. Everything New 367-6626

Roommate Wanted Room available, off-campus, furnished, no-smoking. Sarah. hagsar@ gmail.com. CAMPUS, Large furnished private room in house on busline. $265/mo and up. 217-356-0345

HOUSES FOR SALE

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808 West Green, Champaign Beautiful 5 BR, 2 BA home. New roof, new furnace and central air. Ideal for incoming professional. $194,900 Ted Pfeffer 217-766-5108. 2510 E. Florida. Sale by Owner, $134,000. 3 Bedroom, Basement 2 big rooms, more space, like new. Move in must sell. (217)344-0058 zhangcars@yahoo.com Move-In-Ready, 5YO, 2BR, 2BA, 2CA in Ashland Park. Washer/dryer, refrigerator, microwave & range included. 512 Corey Lane, Champaign. $124,900 217-840-7934

713 W Springfield URBANA · AUg 2010 4BR, 2BA, 1 block East of Lincoln. 2 car garage, No Pets. Internet hookup, washer/dryer provided

$1,375 www.ppmrent.com · 351-1800

MOBILE HOMES CONDOS/DUPLEXES 520 For Sale TURNBERRY RIDGE, C.

711 S. Randolph 811 W. Hill 515 W. Washington Starting from $405/mo. and up Call 217-352-8540 or www.faronproperties.com

see line ad in section 510 for more info Parking available, laundry available

430 SUBLETS

Huge, luxury 2 & 3 bedroom duplexes in high-end residential neighborhood in SW Champaign. 2 car attached garages, central A/C, gas log fireplaces, walk-in closets, w/d hookups, dishwasher, disposal, 3 bdrms 2.5 baths from $1,275/mo + utils, 2 bdrms - 2 baths from $1,020/mo + utils. Shown 7 days a week. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

ROOMS

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CAMPUS ROOMS- $385/ Month All Utilities. Internet 217-367-6626 1 Block from Quad! (across from Lincoln Hall) Free utilities, local phone, A/C. Kitchen. Laundry. Furnished. Hispeed internet in ea. room. Triple $290. Private certified housing for male students. University YMCA, 337-1500 carol@universityymca.org www.universityymca.org

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AND ANOTHER THING ...

by MICHAEL COULTER

the tao of coulter A look at the process of writing a column First off, in last week’s column about celebrities, I confused Zsa Zsa and Ava Gabor. One of them was on Green Acres, and the other one ... well, I don’t really know what the other one did. They look alike, at least to me, and they have the same last name, so I got them mixed up. Several people pointed this out to me, which leads me to believe that either (a) I am very sloppy or (b) people I know watch far too much Green Acres on television. Either way, I think it should be clear to anyone who’d read this column more than once or twice that accuracy will often be forsaken for an easy joke or simply out of laziness. I’ve written this column for quite a while now, and to be honest I’m fairly stunned it ever gets written.

about, but that would mean a pretty short column, so I find something I can make two jokes about and then make up the rest as I go along. If I don’t find a good topic in the news, I simply look around my environment. This process goes something like this: “Oh, that guy is working in his yard. I bet that sucks. I should write about that,” or, “Hey, I’m working in the yard. This sucks. I should write about that.” Other times, I’ll just overhear somebody bitching about something in a bar and take it from there. As you can see, the idea process is pretty much a freaking crapshoot. Writing: The actual writing of the piece can take many forms. Ideally, I can start on the next column a few days after the last one is written. This is nice because it gives me a chance to be irresponsible. Often times on a Tuesday night I’ll go out for a few beers under the guise of “working on the column.” This entails drinking a I was [writing this column] a few years ago beer and scribbling a couple of notes on a bar napkin. Afand someone asked me how long it took ter the napkin is full I play grabass with a couple of friends to write a column. My friend, Tracy, who and spend the next morning was bartending quickly said, “Somewhere trying to find the napkin in my pants pocket. between four and eight beers.” This was In a perfect world, I write most of the words out long not only a fairly accurate observation, hand on a sheet of paper but also enjoyable because I love it when before I write it on the computer. This can also be done people tell time with beverages. in a bar, which makes it sort So, for this week, I thought it might be fun to of tolerable. I was doing this a few years ago and take a look at the process I go through every week someone asked me how long it took to write when writing this little piece of, um, whatever. a column. My friend, Tracy, who was bartendbuzz comes out every Thursday morning, but I ing quickly said, “Somewhere between four and generally turn in my column by the Sunday af- eight beers.” This was not only a fairly accurate ternoon before that. As you can imagine, such a observation, but also enjoyable because I love schedule can really make my Sunday afternoons it when people tell time with beverages. “How suck. If I have some sort of plans for the weekend, long are you gonna be out?” “I don’t know, five I will occasionally get it done early, but most of or six beers.” the time I’m still at the computer on Sunday afOnce I start writing it in Word, it gets a little ternoon sipping soda pop, swearing, trying to get easier. I take the computer’s advice for most every this finished so I can do something else. This is spelling and punctuation recommendation. This largely because of the way I prepare. is because I assume the computer actually knows There are two basics parts to writing a column, what it’s talking about in most situations, and I and it’s important to remember it can fall apart don’t have the slightest clue. “Oh, that should many times during either of these parts. If you be a semicolon there? That seems right. I should don’t believe me, I can show you the stacks of really learn about those some day ... you know, two paragraph columns that never made it any like if I ever start writing a column.” further. I think I’ll come back to them some day, As you can see, I run a pretty tight ship when but when I do, I quickly realize why they were it comes to column-writing. All I can say is that limited to two paragraphs. That even often feels it’s the hardest and easiest portion of my week. like too much. If one out of three columns gives someone a little Ideas: Coming up with a topic each week is usu- bit of joy, then I feel like my job was completed. ally the hardest part of the process. Every morn- Hell, in baseball a one out of three for a career will ing, I try to get online and check out the day’s news get you in the Hall of Fame. That’s good enough and events, looking for an interesting subject to for me. I used to have nightmares about getting write about. This process primarily leads me to finished on time, but those days are over now. I’m looking up baseball articles and finding many cre- not sure if that’s good or bad. My guess is that the ative ways not to concentrate on the problem at nightmare is now primarily in the reading most hand. I find a ton of things that I can make one joke of the time. 16

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