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ON THE217.COM MOVIES & TV 3D is a fad. You know what isn’t? Watching people get eaten by piranhas for 90 minutes. A review of Piranha 3D will be online this Saturday.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Are you a fan of any form of art? Sculpture, photography, metals or even watercolors? The Parkland Art and Design faculty is hosting their annual exhibit, and we’ll have the preview for you this Sunday on the217.com.

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FOOD & DRINK There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Molly is leaving her “Feats of Eats” column because she got a job in Chicago. (Congrats, Molly!) The good news is that Jeanine, food and drink editor, is taking over the column for her. Check out Jeanine’s first week in Molly’s shoes on Friday. MUSIC Nobody’s perfect. Even behind your impeccable taste in jazz, classical or experimental indie, you might confess to a Backstreet Boys song or an entire tracklisting of Disney’s Aladdin lingering on your iPod’s “Top 25 Most Played.” Check out this week’s “Music Mentalist” on guilty pleasure music, up this Monday. COMMUNITY

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EDITOR’S NOTE BRAD THORP

After being away from home for a while, whether it be due to too much work, too little time or just having too much fun here on campus, visiting your hometown can sometimes be a necessary break. Home can recharge your batteries, give you a place to do laundry and feed you in a way that only mom can. It can be good to go back to where you came, and be reminded of who you are. Going home keeps you grounded, and in a time of such growth and personal change, that can be a lifesaver. This has been the fist time I have lived yearround on campus. I moved in last August and have been residing here in Champaign-Urbana since then. It has been a fascinating time, learning the area, finding new friends and making this town, previously only thought of as my college town, my home. And though my hometown in the suburbs is important, I have truly loved living here! For me, the summer’s length was just right. It was full of beautiful weather, and plenty of time to relax and prepare for the coming semester. It was not too fast or too slow. Each day came, was, and went, but each one gave me just what I needed at that place and time. I had a long list of things to do this summer, and am happy to say that there are only a few left undone. It was strange not being around my hometown, but at the same time it was so great to be in a place where I can thrive, grow and learn more about myself through trial and error. I did miss my family, my friends and the comfort that home can offer, but I am happy that I pushed myself to stick it out here in CU. With the fall semester beginning in only a few days, I am letting myself take a step back and look at what a fantastic summer it has been! I took a few road trips, sat on a few porches, befriended an awesome British duo and stayed up way past my bedtime on more than one occasion. What more could you ask for? It was exactly what I needed. So I say to all of you who have had a part in my summer, whether I drove in a car with you for hours, or you slept on my couch, or I slept on your couch, sat on your porch or shared a cold beer on a hot day, thank you for everything! You all made this a summer to write home about.


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Before running off to the store for the new and shiny this year, take another step towards being eco-friendly with the YMCA’s annual Dump and Run Sale. Now in its ninth year, the sale will once again be held at the Stock Pavilion, just in time to help you decorate and save your cash for the semesters to come. Beginning in 2002 to help combat waste on campus and to support the YMCA, the Dump and Run has grown into a yearly event for the CU community. “You make sure these products that are perfectly good are found in a new home,” said Amanda Krueger, event coordinator for the Dump and Run. “It reduces waste on campus. It’s environmentally and socially responsible.” The sale re-homes everything from small objects such as glasses and bowls to even bigger household items like sofas and chairs. “The Dump and Run is the place to go for random stuff,” said Ellen Guirl, a senior in English and creative writing and a past volunteer at the Dump and Run. “They have everything from old records to full couches to espresso machines and computers. The prices are always really reasonable, and it’s always possible to strike a deal.” With little doubt, it is the great deals that keep the event growing and keep students coming back. “I only went two times, but it was pretty great,” said Mike Heimbuch, a former UIUC student. “I wasn’t there so much for the furniture, but I got a sweet teapot, an end table, lots of books and some pictures.” The Dump and Run Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. No matter what you’re looking for to make you feel more at home this semester, the Dump and Run is sure to have it. 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  Claire Keating Music Editor  Eli Chen Food Editor  Jeanine Russell ArtS & Entertainment Editor  Matt Carey Community Editor  Lauren Hise

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CU welcomes its first Pride Fest

by Lauren Hise he time has come for CU to show also hopes they will include those that wish to stand its pride. After months of planbeside the community in celebration. ning, coordination and anticipation, “[People] should check it out because they conthe efforts of those wishing to promote sider themselves an ally of the queer community acceptance and combat hate have — as a friend, family member, loved one, or just on come together in the CU Pride principle,” said Nappo. “They should check it out beFest. It’s an event that has been cause they want to learn more about queer culture a long time coming, and one that and ways to get involved locally. And they should will hopefully be a presence in the check it out because they want to have fun!” years to follow. Hosted by the Uniting Pride (UP) Center of “According to census data, Champaign County, which holds family groups Champaign County has one of and youth groups to aid members of the LGBTQA the highest LGBTQ populations community, the festival has been planned out by in the state of Illinois,” said Caroa hardworking committee of Champaign-Urbana line Nappo, who serves as coresidents and has been designed to include everyone — families, friends and even kids. chair along with Evelyne Tardy on the CU Pride Fest commit“People can expect to find an exciting array of tee. “Yet, as we know all too activities for all ages,” said Nappo. “There will be kids’ games, numerous raffle items, dozens well, many of us feel compelled to live our lives in secret for fear of tables with information about local businessof consequences — jeopardizing es and non-profit organizations, food to satisfy our safety, losing our jobs or beall palates [from Piato Catering and Po’Boys], ing cut off from our families and drink specials [provided by 88 Broadway after friends. Queer people and our 6 p.m.], a variety of performances, and dancing. Illustration by Will Fulara allies need safe spaces to celMaybe it goes without saying, but people can ebrate who we are in a world where we are still discriminated against expect to mingle with a lot of gay people.” and even killed for being true to ourselves. Pride festivals promote In the end, it’s the spirit of celebration and community that Nappo visibility of queer culture in an affirming and joyful environment.” hopes will let people “have a good time and see that we have a A welcoming environment is one of many things that Nappo hopes vibrant LGBTQ community in Champaign-Urbana.” One that Kevin attendees will find. In the true spirit of the all-encompassing commu- Johnson, president of the UP Center, wants to be able to start maknity the festival is meant to celebrate, Nappo anticipates attendees will ing the impact that its numbers support. “For us, one of our missions is to make our own mark here,” said include those that “identify (or think they may identify) as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, genderqueer.” She Johnson. “This pride celebration really is our first major community

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event that introduces us as a community and is at the same time a celebration of pride.” Johnson hopes that the festival will grow in the years to come, even necessitating his desire to “move it outside.” “We just want to unite the community and get them involved so that this isn’t the first and last,” said Johnson. “As a communitybased organization, we hope that people will come out and really enjoy it and get involved in the UP Center. We hope to grow in members and in the need for a bigger space.” It’s a hope that is echoed by Nappo, who wants “to see a bigger and better CU Pride Fest in upcoming years — more attendees, more partnerships with community organizations and businesses, and more events. And definitely a parade!” Fortunately, if local businesses have anything to say about it, this dream will become a reality. “We believe that our community has great diversity in it,” said Rachel Hess, front-end manager at the Common Ground Food Co-op, which is one of many businesses helping to sponsor the event. “We wanted to help support that.” Support is precisely what coordinators, sponsors and attendees are hoping to find in the CU Pride Fest. More than a place to gather and enjoy one of the remaining days of summer, the Pride Fest will act as an event where people of all orientations can begin standing together in the hope that there will be even more to celebrate in the future.

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California judge rules Prop 8 unconstitutional

by Lauren Hise

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merica is a country that is constantly at war with its own ideals. As children in school, we stood before the flag each morning and proclaimed the words “with liberty and justice for all.” We learned the most famous phrase of the constitution, which stated that all men have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We came to understand that these were the principles on which our country was built. Unfortunately, as we grew older, we would also come to understand that, as human beings, we tend to make exceptions. In November 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, denying the right of same-sex marriage in the state. Now, nearly two years later, US District Judge Vaughn Walker has overturned the controversial Prop 8 on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. For same-sex couples, it’s a first step of many on the road to securing their equal rights. “Laws such as Prop 8 are tools used to deny rights rather than protect them,” said Kevin Johnson, president of the UP Center of Champaign County, an LGBT organization. “That’s not what laws should be all about.” Johnson speaks from personal experience, as he is unable to marry his partner of eight years. The couple faces problems, such as being unable to be 

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on the same insurance plan, that those allowed to legally marry do not. Most of all, Johnson desires to be seen as an equal. “[The overturning] recognizes gay couples as human beings and equals in the eyes of the law,” said Johnson. “It allows our son to really see that society sees us as equals.”

True equality is a goal that is, unfortunately, still going to take some time. Though Walker’s decision will take effect on Aug. 18, supporters of Prop 8 have already begun to move for an appeal. In the long run, however, this could end up proving beneficial for those who wish for same-sex marriage legality to spread to other states.

“I am cautiously optimistic about the appeal in that it is likely to reach the Supreme Court,” said JM Kohfeld, an UIUC senior in music education who writes a weekly LGBT column for the217.com. “We may have a federal ruling on same-sex marriage within the next few years.” With so much at stake, the LGBT community will need continued support to fight the battle ahead. If people fail to step forward and back their quest for rights, they may face another loss like the one they suffered with Prop 8’s passing. “It’s great that Prop 8 was overturned,” said Eric Heim, an UIUC senior in history and Asian studies who participated in protests against Prop 8. “It really shows that mass movements have an effect. If people demonstrate for rights and freedom, important decisions and advances can be made.” For now, the LGBT community is celebrating their victory. After the refusal of Prop 8 supporters’ request that the reversal be delayed, same-sex couples are expected to flock to the courthouses to receive the long-awaited confirmation of their marriage in the eyes of the law when Walker’s decision takes effect. For many, it’s a chance to proclaim their love and ensure for one another the same rights heterosexual couples take for granted.


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MIDSUMMER MOJITOS My body’s tolerance for heat is really low. As temperatures climb, my mood careens downhill. So, with the intense heat and humidity we’ve been subjected to lately, along with National Daiquiri Day last week, I’ve really been in the mood to explore other Cuban drinks. One of the most well-known — and another of Ernest Hemingway’s faves — is the mojito, made famous at Havana’s La Bodeguita del Medio, a bar patronized by artsy types such as poet Pablo Neruda, writer Gabriel García Márquez and, of course, Hemingway himself, who loved La Bodeguita’s mojitos so much he left his moniker and the words “My Mojito in La Bodeguita” scribbled on the wall for future patrons to see. A classic La Bodeguita mojito is easy to concoct at home, even for a novice, and the simple and clean taste is wonderfully refreshing on those 100-degree days. Ingredients: » 2 teaspoons granulated sugar » juice from half a lime » 2 mint sprigs » 2 parts sparkling water » 1 - 1.5 parts silver rum » ice cubes (preferably not crushed ice) Directions: The recommended glass is a tall, perfectly cylindrical collins glass, but I used the shorter rocks glass and it worked just fine. To start off, put the granulated sugar in the bottom of the glass and squeeze fresh lime juice over it; you really just need enough juice to cover the sugar. I know leaves might sound weird to put in a drink, but the subtle minty flavor is what makes the mojito taste so fresh. Mint sprigs are sold in bunches in the produce section, but I used pre-cut

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sprigs packaged in a plastic box. You’ll need about two sprigs — stems included — for each mojito. I crushed mine a bit, especially the stems, before adding to the glass. The recipe I used called for two parts sparkling water and one part rum, but this ratio could easily be tweaked to taste. Once you add the sparkling water, muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the glass. Since I don’t have a muddler, I used a big wooden cooking spoon to further smash the mint leaves and blend all the ingredients together. This process is not very cool-looking, but it got the job done. It’s very important to really mash up those mint leaves in order to bring out their flavor; otherwise, you’ll just end up with greenery floating in a bland cocktail. Finally, add your rum, followed by ice cubes. I used the $10-a-bottle-on-sale Bacardi Superior, and added the ice cubes last instead of first to facilitate easier muddling. My mojito was impressively refreshing, but I will say the two-to-one ratio does not produce a very strong drink. So, in the future, I might add a splash more rum. Otherwise, this mint-lime combo is cooling and delicious — and not a bit like toothpaste.

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Marjoram

by Annie Sun Both the ancient Greeks and Romans made crowns out of wreaths of marjoram for bridal couples, representing love, honor and happiness. Marjoram is not only a romantic summer plant, but some also say it helps sooth the throat and clean the mind. Despite its unique aspects, marjoram is often confused with oregano due to their similar stem appearance and height. So, how do you distinguish between the two? The trick is to taste them yourself. Oregano leaves taste more pungent and spicy; in comparison, marjoram leaves taste slightly minty and citrusy. They are best used fresh because their flavor is sweeter and milder. For this reason, it is best to add them during the last few steps of cooking. Marjoram’s flavor works best with cheese, tomato, bean, egg or other proteinrich dishes. Here’s a simple vegan side dish with marjoram for you to try.

PEAS WITH MARJORAM Ingredients: » 1 pound fresh peas, pods removed » 1 ½ tablespoons finely-chopped marjoram » 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil » 1 teaspoon sea salt Directions: Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the podded peas. Cook for 10 minutes, then drain and transfer to a bowl of iced water to cool. When the peas are cool, drain and let dry completely. In a small pot, heat olive oil, add the chopped marjoram, take off from heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the peas and heat through. Serve with a sprinkle of sea salt. Serves: 2-4 Preparation time: 20 minutes buzz

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Miles Nielsen arrives at Cowboy Monkey into. In fact, Nielsen felt more pressure from his father to continue running cross country than to pursue his career in music. “My dad was definitely hands-off as far as what he pushed me to do,� Nielsen said. “The only thing he wanted me to continue to do was run cross country, but 5:30 a.m. runs for six miles was not really my jam.� One of the most monumental moments in his music career was releasing his first record on his own this year. Not only was he writing music that he was proud of, but he was writing music that other people wanted to be a part of. “I got reviews back and people liked it, and my musical peers said yes to playing on it based on the songs,� said Nielsen. “That’s a good feeling to have when people you looked up to are adding to and collaborating with your own music. Songs started to come out and these guys started to hear them, and that gave me the confidence to write the next song.� Though most musicians write songs about personal experience, or experiences of people close to them, Nielsen capitalizes on his imagination to make his songs come to life. “I have an obsession with observation,� Nielsen said. “It’s almost to the point of nosiness.� He likes to watch people, make up characters, put them into different imaginary situations and build songs out of them.

getting withershins to know ... The Champaign-based quartet Withershins identify themselves, in the simplest terms, as a melodious, intense rock band who are all about playing music and having a good time. Despite their humble beginnings in lead vocalist and guitarist Isaac Gadient’s garage, Withershins has really grown to conquer the musical world with their intriguing, warped sound. They have recently released their album Aeriel and are currently working on recording a split LP with Pound Cake. Be sure to catch this vibrant group at Cowboy Monkey this Friday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m. Âť buzz: How does the concept of “shoegazingâ€? work in your band? IG: In the late ‘80s and ‘90s, it was a style of music that wasn’t noisy. It was named for the band members’ act of staring at their shoes and focusing on the music and the effects more than interacting with the audience. In our group, we work on production and, really, the sensibility of the music with the guitar work and delays and fuck-off drums.

“You can draw your own scenarios, own fictional stories, and it’s sort of fun creating characters, putting them in scenarios that maybe I’ve lived or wanted to live, and to create characters to tell stories,� Nielsen said. This process seems to be treating him well — his record has attracted some pretty influential musicians such as Ben Harper and Marc Ford of The Black Crowes. The musical elements on his new record are displayed in the way he performs the music live, but with more passion and aggression. He explained that, although the record was a huge step for him musically, he can’t get over the thrill of live performance. “I think performance comes naturally to me,� Nielsen said. “Once I get in front of people, the energy of theirs and mine together definitely melds into something that comes across. I just love it; the energy can dictate songs and what’s going to happen.� Nielsen is excited to be able to spend the rest of the year playing live shows, working on new tunes and starting a movie soundtrack for a documentary. “I’m going to be doing all music, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about,� Nielsen said. Be sure to check out Miles Nielsen as he takes to the Cowboy Monkey stage.

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 buzz: What has been your most embarrassing moment on stage? IG: Oh, yeah, whenever I smash my guitar, it’s really embarrassing. Everyone else who does it looks cool, but when I do it, I’m a motherfucker. It’s also embarrassing when we’re getting too drunk to play. But we stopped drinking so much though — we’ve been better. I think it’s because people have started to like us, and that’s a good thing.  buzz: Do you guy confess to any guilty pleasure music? IG: Well, I can’t say Bryce listens to bad music because he’s got impeccable taste, but Neil is proud to have bad taste. Colin’s guilty pleasure music is anime music, but that’s not so bad because if we could cover all the songs in anime soundtracks, no one would listen to us. But, we’d be good at guitar because [anime] guitar is hard shit. My guilty pleasure music is early U2 and

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Phil Collins, his Genesis stuff and weird stupid pop stuff. The Lion King soundtrack is awesome. I love Elton.  buzz: Do you have anything special planned for this weekend’s show? IG: It’ll be interesting. I’ll be playing guitar in This Is Versailles too, so I’ll be performing in two bands and [I’ll be] really, really tired. We’ll be playing two new songs though, and maybe another one. It’ll be a fun rock show with good bands.


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pressive regime that even Garza’s daughter (Giselle Itie) is plotting against him. Mickey Rourke appears as a strange variation of his Wrestler persona, as a pipe-smoking tattoo artist. “Stone Coldâ€? Steve Austin shows up as a tough dude known as Paine. Stallone even teases his fans with a hilarious, but all too brief, initial planning meeting with his former Planet Hollywood pals and ‘80s action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who cameo as fellow specialists Mr. Church and Trench. Stallone and co-screenwriter Dave Callaham load the script with lots martial arts and kinetically paced video game violence: hand to hand combat with knives, pounding ďŹ sts and guns, wild motorcycle and truck chases, shoot outs and explosions with lots of broken glass — always accented with a touch of tough guy put-downs and humor. The ďŹ nal attack on General Garza’s compound is an explosive delight. When all is said and done, this not-too-profound action adventure mostly pays off, and if the box ofďŹ ce receipts are favorable, this tale is wide open for a sequel.

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by Nick Martin Attention 2010 University graduates: You ďŹ nished college four months ago. You had a summer to soul search and explore. Now, go take a shower, get a haircut and start your life already! This is it! It’s go time! Don’t waste your potential or your parents’ money! Your life is over; adult life is upon you. There is no time for more thinking; it’s time to discover responsibilities, commitments and constant disappointments! All right, maybe I’m being too harsh. If you’re feeling wayward or hopeless or totally oblivious about what you’re going to do with the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In fact, I have the perfect movie to make you feel better. Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach’s (The Squid and The Whale, Greenburg) debut ďŹ lm, shows how it feels to be out of college and ďŹ lled with dread about failures and the future. While you’re watching the ďŹ lm, it might be a good idea to determine which character best describes your current situation. Are you Grover (Josh Hamilton), a sensitive artist thrown into a spiral of depression because your most important relationships are

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It’s sad when a 21-yearold man like myself has to admit that a 64-year-old actor with droopy eyes could kick his ass. As immasculating as that thought is, Rambo turned the notion into fact. Ending the franchise on a perfect note after the dismal Rambo 3, Stallone wrote, directed and starred in this carnage-ďŹ lled adventure. John Rambo has fallen off the grid, living a quiet life in a Thai village bordering Burma. A group of Christian missioneries are heading into Burma to try and give aid, so they assign Rambo the task of dropping them off. When he ďŹ nds out that the crew was taken hostage, he reluctantly grabs his bow and arrow and starts killing. Do you know what happens when you cross Rambo? You get Stall-owned! I’ll let myself out.

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THURSDAY 19

markets

Group

Tales for Twos

and Friends

The Little Mermaid

environmental issues

Salsa Night

Douglass Branch Library,

Denny’s Tavern, Tolono,

The Little Theatre on

Environmental Educa-

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

C, 10:30 am

9pm

the Square, Sullivan,

tion Center Open House

Salsa Night

Enjoy stories, songs and

Cemetery Gatez: Tribute 10:30am, $9

Homer Lake Forest Pre-

The Clark Bar, C, 9pm

movement activities for

to Pantera

Call 728-7375 for tick-

serve, Homer,

children aged two with a

Canopy Club, U, 9pm,

ets.

10am

caregiver.

$8

Justin and Jesse Tuttle

Phillips Recreation Center,

Farmer’s Market

Champaign Public Library, U, 8pm, $4-$5

live music

Historic North First

C, 6:30pm

Krannert Uncorked with

Street, C. 3pm

FRIDAY 20

Michael Kammin

kids & families

Keith and Kathy Harden

stage

Krannert Center for the

stage

Performing Arts, U, 5pm

The Little Mermaid

live music

Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr

The Little Theatre on the

Jeff Helgesen Quintet

concert

AnSun, C, 7pm

Square, Sullivan, 10:30

Iron Post, U, 5pm

Champaign Park District

Shotgun Holiday

Live

kids & families

TwoYou Duo

am, $9,

Keith Harden Acoustic

Summer Concerts

mind/body/spirit

Phoenix, C, 9pm, $5

Memphis on Main, C,

Back2school Bash

Silvercreek, U, 5pm

West Side Park, C, noon

Power Flow

The Glass House Car-

7pm,$5

Tolono Public Library, To-

Call 202-6023 for tickets lono, 10:30am

The Clark Bar, C, 7pm Keith Harden Acoustic

kids & families

Morgan Brandon

World’s First Udderbot

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

penters

Huber’s West End Store,

Preschool Story Time

Caffe Paradiso, U, 7pm

Recital

noon, $12

Memphis on Main, C,

C, 8pm

Urbana Free Library, U,

Live Jazz

Urbana-Champaign Inde- Happy Hour Flow

9:30pm, $5,

auditions

Douglass Park, C, noon

Surfabilly Freakout with

9:45am

Jim Gould Restaurant,

pendent Media Center, U,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Miles Nielsen

Auditions for Duck

For additional informa-

Daikaiju and Robot

Preschool Story Time

C, 7pm

8pm, $10-$15

5:30pm, $12

Cowboy Monkey, C,

Hunter Shoots Angel

tion call 398-2500

Witch

Rantoul Public Library,

New Twang City

Special Rainbow Happy

9:30pm, $5

Parkland College Theatre, DIY Weekend Wizard

Iron Post, U, 8pm

Rantoul, 10am

Huber’s West End Store,

karaoke

Hour Flow

Back-2-School Bash

C, 1pm

Orpheum Children’s Sci-

The Casting Out, The

Baby Time

C, 8pm

CG Productions Pres-

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

dj

Old Standbys, Ussop

Douglass Branch Library,

New Riders of the Gold-

ents: RockStar Karaoke

5:30pm, $12

Request Night DJ

festivals

Middle East Story Time

en Maize

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

Boomerang, U, 8pm

Illinois State Fair

Urbana Free Library, U,

The Liar and Larry Gates C, 10:30pm

ence Museum, C, 1pm

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 8pm

Lunch on the Lawn

Luna, C, 8pm

voy, 9pm

miscellaneous

Hip Hop at Bradley’s II

Illinois State Fairgrounds,

2pm

Chester Brown

Rantoul Public Library,

Road Song

Karaoke at Po’ Boys

Beach Party Fridays

Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5

Springfield, 7am

Chess Club for Kids

Canopy Club, U, 9pm, $5

Rantoul, 12:15pm

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Po’ Boys, U, 9pm

117 N. Broadway Ave, U,

Mainstream on Main

Mansfield Homecoming

Urbana Free Library, U,

Rookie Cooks Explo-

9pm, $3

noon, $5

Street

Festival

4pm

sion!

Main Street Band

V. Picasso, U, 9pm

Downtown Mansfield,

Family Movie Night

dj

stage

REMIXXX Thursdays

Douglass Branch Library,

Phoenix, C, 9pm, $5

The Little Mermaid

classes & workshops

In the Mix

10am

First Presbyterian Church

with DJ Bob Bass

C, 3pm

The Curses With May-

The Little Theatre on

Dance for Parkinson’s

Chester Street, C, 9pm,

Downtown Festival of

of Urbana, U,7:30pm

Soma Ultralounge, C,

ARTfusion

hew The Traitor

the Square, Sullivan,

Disease

$3

the Arts

10pm

Douglass Branch Library,

Memphis on Main, C,

10:30am, $9

Krannert Center for the

Firehaus Saturdays

Neil and Main streets,

volunteer

Open Deck Night

C, 3pm

9pm

Performing Arts, U,

Firehaus, C, 10pm

10am

Community Blood Drive

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Cowboy Monkey, C,

sporting event

10am

DJ Mertz

Music Among the Vines

Lincoln Square Village, U,

10pm, $5

Women’s Soccer vs.

Zwiefacher Workshop

Boltini Lounge, C,

Alto Vineyards, C,

7:30am

Loyola Chicago

Phillips Recreation Center, 10pm

Stitches at The Clark

community

Bar

IMC Shows Group Meet- Deliver The Fallen

The Clark Bar, C, 10pm

ing: Community Booking Canopy Club, U, 10pm, $6 Soccer and Track Sta-

Ritmo Thursdays

Collective

V. Picasso, U, 10pm, 3

Urbana-Champaign In-

dj

dependent Media Center,

DJ Mella D

festivals

U, 7pm

Red Star Liquors, U, 9pm,

Illinois State Fair

dance music

community

DJ Luniks The Clybourne, C,

markets

Homeless Animals Day

10pm

Market at the Square

Downtown Urbana, U,

DJ and Dancing

Downtown Urbana, U,

7am

live music

Soma Ultralounge, C,

7am

10pm

University YMCA Dump

fundraisers

and Run Garage Sale

Interfaith Fundraising

Stock Pavilion, U, 8 am,

Iftar Dinner

dium, C, 7pm

SATURDAY 21

DJ Tommy Williams

Illinois State Fairgrounds,

Live Jazz

recreation

Chester Street, C, 9pm,

Springfield, 7am

Jim Gould Restaurant,

Mansfield Homecoming

C, 7pm

dance music

Swing Dance Illini Union, U, 9pm,

U, 6:30pm

7:30pm

Japan House: House

$3

karaoke

Tour and Tea Ceremony

DJ Delayney

Festival

Grass Roots Revival

Salsa Night with DJ Dr. J $2

1800 S. Oak St., C, 6pm,

DJ Bange

Japan House, U, 1pm, $6

Highdive, C, 10pm, $

Downtown Mansfield,

Strawberry Fields (Deli),

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

$30-$75

Grown KidZ Funk

4pm

U, 11am

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

recreation

8:30pm

volunteer

Radio Maria, C, 10pm

Gay Pride Fest

Maria and Co.

karaoke

Model Rocket Launch

mind/body/spirit

Outlaw Karaoke

UC Books to Prisoners

DJ Tim Williams

Lincoln Square Mall, U,

Luna, C, noon

CG Productions Pres-

Dodds Park, C, 1pm

Yoga Fundamentals

Fireside Bar and Grill,

Work Session

Soma Ultralounge, C,

4pm

Jack Johnston and The

ents: RockStar Karaoke

C, 9m

Urbana-Champaign In-

10pm

Abuse

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

game-playing

Liquid Courage Karaoke

dependent Media Center,

DJs Ian Procell and Re-

art opening

Iron Post, U, 6pm

voy, 9pm

Pokémon HS Undaunted Ananda Liina Yoga &

Memphis on Main, C,

U, 2pm

flex

Art Smart 2 — Opening

Tim Burns and Karim

Karaoke with DJ Hol-

Pre-release

Meditation Center, U,

Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm

Reception

Yengsep Jazz Guitar

lywood

Rantoul Public Library,

5pm

Indi Go Artist Co-op, C,

Duo

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

Rantoul, 9am, $25

Hatha Flow

7pm

V. Picasso, U, 6:30pm The Blues Deacons

open mic

fashion

9pm, $5,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 10am

CG Productions Pres-

classes & workshops

ents: RockStar Karaoke

Upward Bound Program

Dance Music

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

McKinley Presbyterian

Matt Poss and Rolling

voy, 9pm,

Church and Foundation,

Thunder

art

AnSun, C, 7:30pm

Event Popular presents:

Beat ‘n’ Trash Grand

CG Productions Pres-

C, noon

Bradley’s II, C, 8pm, $6

Sculpturefest

Susan Williams

Saturday Nite Mic

Opening

faith

ents: RockStar Karaoke

Restorative Circles Pre-

Urbana Country Dancers Downtown Champaign on Huber’s West End Store,

The Clark Bar, C, 9pm,

15 N. Vermilion St, Dan-

Torah Study

Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

sentation and Practice

Contra Dance

$5

ville, noon

Sinai Temple, C, 9am

8

buzz

Park Street, C, 6pm

C, 8pm

Amara Yoga & Arts, U, 5pm, $12


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miscellaneous

Downtown Mansfield,

Church and Foundation,

Urbana Free Library, U,

The Bike Project: Open

Mansfield, 7am

C, 6:20pm

6:30pm,

Urbana-Champaign In-

markets

Monday 23

mind/body/spirit

dependent Media Cen-

University YMCA

ter, U, 2pm

Dump and Run Garage

live music

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Shop ‘Til You Rock

Sale

One Dollar Wild

12pm, $12

Market Place Shopping

Stock Pavilion, U, 11am,

Monday

Hatha Yoga

Center, C, 1pm

$2

Canopy Club, U, 9pm

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

classes & workshops

art exhibit

dj

Art Smart 2

DJ Andy LaPlegua

miscellaneous

Water Lilies and Water

Indi Go Artist Co-op,

Chester Street, C, 9pm,

The Bike Project: Open

Features

C, 1pm

$10

Hours

‘80s Night with DJ

Urbana-Champaign In-

buz z ’s WEEK AHEAD

Hours Yoga Fundamentals

5:30pm, $12

est Preserve, Mahomet,

game-playing

Mingram

dependent Media Cen-

10am

Trivia Night at The

Highdive, C, 10pm

ter, U, 5:30pm

Registration is re-

Blind Pig Brewery

quired. Call 586-2612

The Blind Pig Brewery,

karaoke

Tuesday 24

or email rbonati@

C, 7pm

CG Productions Pres-

ccfpd.org

literary Sunday 22

ents: RockStar Karaoke

live music

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C, 10pm

Lara Driscoll

Book Discussion: A

open mic

The Piano Man

live music

Urbana Free Library,

Open Stage for Bands

Canopy Club, U, 9pm

Live Irish Music with

U, 2pm

and Musicians

Lisa Cerezo and Steve

Memphis on Main, C,

Meadows

8pm

Memphis on Main, C,

The Blind Pig Co., C,

community

5:30pm

Quad Day

Kilborn Alley Blues

The Quad, U, noon

Band

Monday Night Comedy

dance music

mind/body/spirit

Illini Union, U, 8pm

8th Grade Dance

Hatha Flow

Abe Froman Project

Joe’s Brewery, C, 11pm

Dennis Stroughmatt

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C,

and L’Esprit Creole

3:30pm, $12

9pm

Iron Post, U, 7pm

Beginning Vinyasa

Keith and Kathy

Yoga

recreation

ents: RockStar Karaoke

Harden and Friends

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Lunch Time Skates

Bentley’s Pub, C,

Acoustic

1pm, $12

Ice Arena, C, 11:15am

10pm

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd.,

Prenatal Yoga

U, 8:30pm

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

game-playing

ents: RockStar Karaoke

Surreal Deal

5:15pm, $12

Trivia with Evan and

The Corner Tavern,

Monte

Monticello, 8pm

miscellaneous

Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm

Karaoke at Route 45

The Bike Project: Open

Duplicate Bridge Game

Wayside

stage

Hours

2901 W. Springfield

Route 45 Wayside, Pe-

Open Stage at Red

Urbana-Champaign In-

Ave., C, 7pm

sotum, 8pm

Herring

dependent Media Cen-

Bingo Night

Dragon Karaoke

Red Herring Coffee-

ter, U, 2pm

Memphis on Main, C,

The Clark Bar, C, 9pm

house, U, 7:30pm

Welcome Back Bar-

7pm

Liquid Courage Ka-

Drag Show

beque

Chester Street, C, 10pm,

The Hillel Foundation

kids & families

Boltini Lounge, C,

$4 cover

The Margie K. and Louis

O Baby!

9:30pm

N. Cohen Center for

Champaign Public

festivals

Jewish Life, C,

Library, C, 9:45am,

open mic

Illinois State Fair

6pm

10:15am, 10:45am

Open Microphone

Teen Scene

Espresso Royale, U, 8pm

Douglass Branch Li-

Open Mic Night hosted

7am

classes & workshops

brary, C, 4pm

by Mike Ingram

Mansfield Homecom-

Upward Bound Program

Evening Toddler Time:

Cowboy Monkey, C,

ing Festival

McKinley Presbyterian

Butterflies

10pm

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield,

Huber’s West End Store   1312 W. Church St., C.   Friday, Aug. 20   8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Since I’m in between apartments at the moment, I have no place to go. I wander the streets like a vagrant, asking passersby for a comfortable couch I could perhaps spend the night on. Rejection has become my only friend. To cheer myself up, I’m going to listen to some twang music. If you don’t know what twang is, listen to Duane Eddy. If you see me there, offer me your couch. I’m seriously considering hopping on the next Union Pacific and starting a new life, wherever it takes me. — Matt Carey, Arts & Entertainment Editor

9pm

$4

U, 9pm

New Twang City

stage

Po’ Boys, U, 6pm,

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd.,

This is a regularly occurring event that I have never been to. During the summer, I don’t ride my bike as much since I’m not riding from campus to home everyday. But, since school is approaching, it is time to get my bicycle checked out and tuned up! — Jeanine Russell, Food & Drink Editor

V. Picasso, U, 6pm

Sister’s Secret

Emerald Rum

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center   202 S. Broadway Ave., U.    Saturday, Aug. 21   2 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WORLD’S FIRST UDDERBOT RECITAL

karaoke

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center   202 S. Broadway Ave., U.   Friday, August 20   8 p.m. - midnight

CG Productions Pres-

CG Productions Pres-

raoke

Used with permission from the Decadents

Lake of the Woods For-

Bike Project Open Hours

It’s not often you get to see the public debut of a musical instrument, especially when the performance is given by its inventor (in this case, Jacob Barton). The udderbot, a homemade instrument made out of a wine bottle and a glove, sounds a little like a theramin or a slide whistle — and it is blowing my mind. This is probably the most important musical advance since the advance of modern musical notation, or maybe the pianoforte. I have a feeling this beardy man is going to change the face of music as we know it. ­— Claire Keating, Managing Editor

Adult Pottery Class Boneyard Pottery   403 S. Water St., C.    Tuesday, Aug. 31   9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   $25 I have always enjoyed building things or creating things. When I was younger, I took a pottery class and loved it, but for one reason or another I never took a turn with the kiln again. In the spirit of a new school year, I think it’s about time I found a new hobby. — Lauren Hise, Community Editor

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stage

Goodnight Storyshop

The Little Mermaid

Champaign Public Library, voy, 7:30pm

The Little Theatre on the

C, 6:30pm

Square, Sullivan,

Senator’s Bar & Grill, Sa-

volunteer Community Connections

The Sugar Prophets

and Outreach Group

Fat City Bar & Grill, C,

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center,

10:30am

mind/body/spirit

8pm

Zoo Improv

Slow Flow

Kilborn Alley Blues Band U, 6pm

Indi Go Artist Co-op, C,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

D.R. Diggers, Champaign,

9:00 pm, $2

5:30pm, $12

9pm

kids & families

Ashtanga Yoga

Caleb Cook

Kid’s Games

auditions

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U,

Rantoul Public Library,

Auditions for Duck

7pm, $12

10pm

Rantoul,

Parkland College Theatre,

faith

dj

Storyshop

C, 5:30pm

Grad Students and

Wild West Wednesday

Champaign Public Library,

Hunter Shoots Angel

9:30am

Professionals Weekly

It’ll Do 2, C, 9pm

C, 9:45am, 10:30am

recreation

Fellowship Lunch

Boys Night Out with DJ

Storyshop at the Branch

Lunch Time Skates

University Baptist Church, Randall Ellison

Douglass Branch Library,

Ice Arena, C, 11:15am

C, 11:30am

Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm

C, 10:30am

DJ Tommy Williams

For more information call

game-playing

classes & workshops

Chester Street, C, 9pm,

403-2090

Role-Playing Games

Adult Pottery Class

$2

Rantoul Public Library ,

Boneyard Pottery, C, 9am,

fundraisers

Rantoul, 6:30pm

6pm, $25

dance music

T-N-T Tuesday Night

For registration call 355-

Salsa and Tango

Highdive, C, 8pm,

Trivia with Cara and

5610.

Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm,

$10

Tanino

WEFT Music Fundraiser

10pm

Boltini Lounge, C,

lgbt

Discotech: Dance Night

mind/body/spirit

7pm

Open House

Canopy Club, U, 10pm

Core Yoga

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

literary

and Transgender Resourc-

markets

12pm, $12

Red Herring Fiction

es, U, 5pm

Mahomet Farmers’

Hatha Flow

Workshop

eQuality Champaign-Ur- Market

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

Channing-Murray Foun-

bana meeting

5:45pm, $12

dation, U, 7:30pm

Wesley-United Methodist 3pm

Yoga Class Every

Church & Wesley Founda- Exhibitions Opening Re-

Wednesday

volunteer

tion, U, 7pm

UC Books to Prisoners

Market Street, Mahomet,

ception

Ananda Liina Yoga &

Krannert Art Museum and

Meditation Center, U,

Kinkead Pavilion, C, 5pm

5:30pm

Work Session

wpgu

Urbana-Champaign In-

WPGU presents: Trivia

dependent Media Center,

Diner Live Game Show

recreation

Amara Yoga & Arts, U,

U, 7pm

Canopy Club, U, 6pm

Lunch Time Skates

7pm, $12

Candlelight Yoga

Ice Arena, C, 11:15am

kids & families

faith

Wednesday 25 game-playing

Grad Students and Pro-

Champaign Public Library,

live music

Pokémon Fan Club

fessionals Bible Study

C, 9:45am, 10:15am,

Cherry Jam

Rantoul Public Library,

University Baptist Church,

10:45am

Urbana Free Library, U,

Rantoul, 5:30pm

C, 7pm

Babies’ Lap Time

11:30am

Bags Tournament

Urbana Free Library, U,

For more information call Route 45 Wayside, Peso-

miscellaneous

9:45am, 10:30am

344-3872

tum, 7pm, $5

The Bike Project: Open

Eating Healthy on a

Donnie Heitler: Solo

CU64 Chess Club

Hours

Budget

Piano

McKinley Presbyterian

Urbana-Champaign Inde-

Common Ground Food

Great Impasta, U, 6pm

Church and Foundation,

pendent Media Center, U,

Co-op, U, 10am

Shawn Purcell Group

C, 7pm

6:30pm

Pre-registration is re-

Iron Post, U, 7pm

Euchre Tournament

quired, call 352-3347

Live Irish Music

Po’Boys, U, 7:30pm

classes & workshops

Wave Club Readers

Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm

Bingo

Dreams Workshop

Rantoul Public Library ,

Dave Cooper, Joni Drey-

Mike ‘n Molly’s, C,

School of Metaphysics, U,

Rantoul, 4pm

er and Brad Hendricks

9:30pm

7:30pm, $15

Tuesday Twos

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The bigger the fight, the bigger the boner.

DOIN’ IT WELL

by Jo SangEr and Ross Wantland

i came or you came, but did we come? Our recent column on simultaneous orgasm got us thinking about another theme we hear about: when one partner comes and the other doesn’t. When this happens, it can lead to frustration, anger, disappointment or confusion. So, this week we decided to take another look at bedroom dynamics. Unequal Expectations

Examining this issue requires us to look closely at our sexual expectations. Do we expect that both partners will orgasm during sex? Do we expect that women want and expect an orgasm just as much as men do? Regardless of which genders are involved in the sexual encounter, we may fall into the traditional gender role trap and believe that women engage in sex more for the “connection” or intimacy and don’t expect to orgasm. Some of us might believe that if a woman has an orgasm, it’s an added bonus. What if we had this same expectation of men? What if we thought that men may or may not orgasm during sex, and if they don’t, it’s really not that big of a deal? When we use this example, many people laugh. Both men and women will state, “What’s the point of having sex then?” We’re not suggesting that sex is only about the orgasm, only that we challenge our gendered expectations. If our partners are male and they did not orgasm, we would probably assume that the sexual scene hasn’t ended.

“What’s Next?”

Most people wish for their partners to be satisfied during sex and are willing to continue the sexual scene until their partner comes . The problem often becomes communication. Sometimes we may get stuck in feeling bad or ashamed about climaxing before your partner or worrying that a partner hasn’t yet come because they aren’t into you or aroused enough. This can prevent talking about it openly. Sometimes a partner won’t be sure if their partner came and doesn’t know how to ask. It can be helpful to have a plan of how you’ll address this situation before it happens in the bedroom. By asking your partner what they want after you’ve climaxed, you can let your partner know that sex isn’t over and that you want to stay engaged. It may be best to agree with your partner that you’ll assume they want to come, too, unless they tell you otherwise. The Rollover

There are perhaps few things worse than a partner who orgasms and then leaves or falls asleep. For the unsatisfied partner, this can feel extremely frustrating. They might also feel uncomfortable bringing it up, or they might feel angry or hurt that their needs were not considered. If you experience this, think about ways you might bring it up with

your partner. For instance, you might say, “I’m disappointed that we stopped after you came,” or, “Would you mind if we continued fooling around so I can orgasm?” While you should definitely share any feelings of anger or frustration, remember that it is our own responsibility to get our sexual needs met, so speak up! This will require you to be aware of and ask for the specific kind of stimulation you want to climax. It may feel embarrassing, but you deserve to experience sexual pleasure. Equal yet Different

Having equal expectations in the bedroom doesn’t mean we have to view our sexual response as being identical to our partner’s. Everyone takes different time and stimulation to orgasm, and this varies with each sexual encounter. Just because it might take a little longer for you does not mean anything is wrong or that you don’t deserve the time to be taken! The key is for each of us to understand our own sexual response to know what we need to climax and then communicate this to our partners. The Pressure’s Building

It’s great to be on the same page with your partner that you both expect to experience or-

gasm during sex and that sexual stimulation will continue until you both do. But, it is also important to remember that orgasm isn’t everything. Sometimes, one partner (regardless of gender) might not feel like continuing stimulation. Listen to and honor your partner’s request. If they state they are satisfied and would like sex to end, great! You don’t need to add pressure to a sexual scene by trying to ensure your partner has an orgasm. This “goal-oriented” sex can lead to other sexual concerns in the long-run. Remember, sexual variety is the spice of life Check us out next week as we dial it in for phone sex. Jo and Ross both enjoy reading your questions. Send them to buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com.

SEX 411

Let’s Talk About Sex Here are some helpful phrases to find out what your partner might like: » Did you come? Would you like to? » What would you like (me) to do? » How can I touch you? » What would feel good to you right now?

Public Opening Reception Wednesday August 25, 2010 5–7pm Cash bar provided by Corkscrew Hosted by the Krannert Art Museum Council Faculty Exhibition Chicago Imagism Toulouse-Lautrec Allan deSouza Danny Lyon Lida Abdul For complete descriptions of exhibitions, programs, events, and sponsors, visit kam.illinois.edu. Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Fine and Applied Arts 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820 kam.illinois.edu 217 333 1861

8/31/2010 | 6-9pm

Win a MacBook Pro +

Free t-shirts, free food, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

512 E. Green St. | www.illinitechcenter.com Danny Lyon, Route 12, Wisconsin (detail), 1963. Silver gelatin print. Gift of Arnold and Temmie Gilbert 1989-19-9. © Danny Lyon.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES

(March 21-April 19)

In the 18th century, the French Academy laid down rules about the differences between professional and amateur paintings. For example, it was decreed that true artists must create a “licked surface,” hiding all evidence of their brushstrokes. The illusion was more convincing that way; viewers could sink their attention fully into the image without being distracted by thoughts about the artist’s process. When the Impressionists barged into the scene in the 1870s, one of their rebellions against convention was to reject the licked surface. By making some of their brushstrokes visible, they declared they weren’t interested in upholding the artifice. They wanted their audience to get involved in their subjective interpretation of the scene that was portrayed. In the coming week, Aries, I encourage you to be like the Impressionists. Forget about trying to present a licked surface. Reveal the inner workings that are whirling and humming behind your eyes.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

If your home is like a museum, a staid assemblage of fine memories, I suggest you shake things up a bit. If your imagination is filled with tape loops that keep running storylines you’ve heard a thousand times before, shake things up a bit. If your daily actions are so thoroughly possessed by the anesthetizing demons of habit that you can’t recall your last creative innovation, shake things up a bit. On the other hand, there’s no need for blame. Don’t berate yourself for your sluggishness. It was an inevitable byproduct of your efforts to solidify and stabilize your life. Just slip into a more playful mode and enjoy a bout of experimentation.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

Maybe you know a person like my friend Joanna. She’s bright but terse, open-minded but not chatty. Like an inscrutable Buddha, she watches everything closely and churns her thoughts carefully. Silence is her ally. Now and then, though, when moved by an inner prompting that has nothing to do with drinking wine, she will suddenly erupt with a torrent of sweet talk and pithy observations and wild explorations. I predict that for you, Gemini, the entire world -- even the parts of it that are not usually very forthcoming -- will soon resemble Joanna when she’s overflowing.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

This would be an excellent time for you to get aggressively inventive about your education. It wouldn’t be too crazy, in my opinion, to launch your own school, with you as the only student. You could design your own course curriculum for the coming years. Decide who your teachers will be. Think about where you can get the stuff you’ll need to expand your mind, enhance your skills, and just plain increase your intelligence. You could call your center of higher learning the University of Wily Exuberance or the Academy of Astonishing Grace or the Institute of Getting Down to Business.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

For the people of Finland, the word *sisu* describes a quality they regard as integral to their national character. It refers to a courageous strength of will that can be sustained for a long time -- a staunch ferocity that refuses to be defeated. We all could use more of that good stuff, not only to weather our personal ordeals but also to stay plucky in the face of the world’s lunacy. The coming weeks will be an especially good time for you to build up your reserves of *sisu,* Leo. How? Start by taking inventory of all the resources and allies and skills you have at your disposal.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

“Ever upstream from myself,” wrote Belgian poet Edmond Vandercammen. “I advance, implore and pursue myself.” I suggest you adopt that attitude, Virgo. Assume that your best self is sailing along at a rapid clip, somewhere in the distance ahead of you, and it’s your job to catch up. Your highest form of expression is eluding you, but you’re hunting it down. The most beautiful possible embodiment of all your potentials is surging toward the future, and it’s your fun job to close the gap between you and unite with it.

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LIBRA

August 19 – 25

jonesin’

by Matt Jones

“Really Scary” — Or is it?

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

In one possible scenario I could foresee for you in the coming week, you’re sweaty and tearful, enmeshed in an extreme state that causes an internal blockage to dissolve. The sweat is purgative, the tears are cathartic, and you’re riding a wave of relief and release that clears out a backlog of emotional congestion. In a second possible future, I could see you as supernaturally relaxed and exuberant, periodically laughing so hard that you break up an internal blockage. The calm is purgative, the laughter is cathartic, and you’re riding a wave of relief and release that clears out a backlog of emotional congestion. Which scenario would you prefer?

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Last June, comedian Stephen Colbert reported that President Obama’s big TV address to Americans about the Gulf catastrophe was a failure because it went over the heads of too many people. Language experts who analyzed Obama’s speech determined that it was written at a tenth-grade level -- too professorial, scolded Colbert. I wonder what he would say about the horoscopes I compose, which are designed for readers who enjoy thinking metaphorically and have a high degree of emotional intelligence. In the coming week, Scorpio, I suggest that you take the approach that Obama and I use rather than the one Colbert (farcically) recommended. Don’t talk down to your audience or pander to the lowest common denominator. Raise everyone up with your appeals.

My favorite baseball player Tim Lincecum told *San Francisco* magazine: “I think you either get in the canoe with your oar and control the boat, or get into it and let the current take you. I’m kind of in between. I want to be able to enjoy the ride but don’t want to be swept away by it. I don’t want to be overwhelmed; I want to see what’s going on.” Whether you are customarily the type of person who controls the boat or the type who enjoys drifting dreamily along, I suggest you take Lincecum’s in-between approach for now. Be half in charge and half surrendered.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The poet Jean Perrin dreamed “of marrying the dawn with the light of the moon,” and I invite you to do the same. The darkness you’ve been immersed in will leave you soon. As it does, please don’t forsake the pale, moon-like radiance that has provided you with a bit of guidance and consolation. Rather, bring along what it has taught you as you head into the far brighter phase you’re entering. In other words, retain some of the wisdom the dim light has compelled you to learn.

I know two people in their ‘80s who have accomplished a sensational long-running creative art project: They’ve been happily married for 65 years. The amount of reinvention they’ve had to dream up in order to keep loving each other is so profound that it confounds the imagination. How could they possibly have continued to stay closely interwoven through all the changes each of them has gone through as they’ve aged? During the fascinating relationship tests that will be coming your way in the weeks ahead, Aquarius, I’d love for you to summon some of their dogged ingenuity and tenacious collaborative skills. In fact, I predict you will be able to do just that.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

For the last 20 years, I’ve worn just one brand of shoes -- allblack Converse high-top sneakers. I’ve had them on them at weddings and while jogging, at my daughter’s high school graduation and while performing at my shows. Am I too set in my ways? Definitely. In any case, Pisces, don’t be like me. Whatever your version of covering your feet with nothing but black Converse high-top sneakers may be, the upcoming weeks will be an excellent time to change your ways. Break out and branch out! Try something new about how you present yourself -- the equivalent of me switching over to suede moccasins or snakeskin cowboy boots.

Stumped? Find the solutions in the Classifieds pages.

Across 1 Sweltering 4 Missourian’s phrase 10 Pop group on a 1983 stamp in their native Sweden 14 Judge in the O.J. Trial 15 Not just hurtful 16 “The King and I” setting 17 Newly-coined word 20 Orangey drink 21 Renaissance painter Bruegel 22 “Now ___ me down to sleep...” 23 Coat hook, maybe 24 “Blah blah blah” 25 “Hostel” director Roth 26 Less refined 30 Entr’___ 31 Definition of the coined word, Part 1 35 Squealed on 36 Part 2 of the definition 41 Staffs 42 PageMaker maker that merged with Adobe 43 Dream, with a Cockney accent 44 “___ be a shame if you didn’t” 45 Doberman’s warning 47 Skating jump 48 S, to a soldier

50 Assistance 54 End of the definition 56 Monogram ltr. 57 Fixture for a game show 58 Screener’s org. 59 Food served in its own shell 60 “Quite a hot day out” response 61 JFK stat

Down 1 People classified as “homo groovius” by humor website Uncyclopedia 2 Board game also called Reversi 3 Got ready to fire 4 Fruit in a gin fizz 5 Prefix meaning “seven” 6 Will-___-wisp 7 “What did you just say?!?!” 8 Fairy queen mentioned in “Romeo and Juliet” 9 Get hitched in private 10 Tennis legend Arthur 11 Gene therapy’s field 12 She had a “Feast” in a 1987 Danish film 13 Punish with a fine 18 What blue sometimes denotes

19 Captain Link Hogthrob, e.g. 23 ___ oneself on (had an ego about) 26 Panther sound 27 No vote 28 Mixologist’s station 29 Actress Kayla of “The Vampire Diaries” 30 “___ girl!” 32 Makes a mistake 33 Stir fry ingredient 34 Paint store options 36 Woman in Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin” 37 Native to a particular area 38 Pop duo on a 1991 postage stamp in their native Sweden 39 Least restrictive 40 Was down in the dumps 41 Hard-to-characterize type 45 “Despicable Me” main character 46 Creaks while you speak 47 “Te ___” 49 ___-Rooter 50 Contact list listing: abbr. 51 Spreadable cheese 52 Prefix for “distant” 53 Rolaids competitor 55 “Pierrot le ___” (1965 JeanLuc Godard film)


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HELP WANTED Full time

AUGUST 19 - 25, 2010

Programmer Analyst Seeking developer with relational database design/programming ability (CF and SQL Server preferred), OOP knowledge and full life cycle development experience. Candidates should be creative and capable web programmer (3+ years of experience). XML, web services and AJAX knowledge a plus. Strong analysis and communication skills required. Position located in Champaign, IL. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 401(k), ESOP, on-site fitness facility, and subsidized cafeteria. Send over cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Human Kinetics, PO Box 5076, Champaign, IL 618255076, e-mail HR@hkusa.com, or fax 217.351.2674. For full job descriptions, visit www.HumanKinetics.com/ careers.EOE

HELP WANTED Part time

020

The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) seeks experienced IT professional. For a complete job description, see http://www.fass.org/ positions.asp. EOE. Deadline for applications is August 20th. No phone calls please.

Ag/AnSci Get great experience with pets and animal nutrition as a part-time sales associate for Prairieland FeedsAmerica's Country Store. Knowledge of pets/horses helpful. Some heavy lifting required. Ask for a manager. 352-2232.

Big Bucks! Suburban Express is now hiring. $10 - $11/hr plus responsibility and valuable experience. Free rides after one semester. Please visit www.suburbanexpress. com/jobs for application times.

HELP WANTED Full/Part time

030

Disabled male student looking for Personal Attendants. 3-4 hrs/day, various duties, will train. 6 to 8:30am $9.50/hr, after $8.75. Must pass background check. Call 630-518-8790

BUSINESS OPPS

Apple imac 2.16MHz with all accessories and free printer. Great condition. $600 or best offer. Please call 217-355-8559. brad1974@mac.com

GARAGE SALES

280

404 W. Healey, C. (Near C-U Library). Friday 2-6 p.m; Sat. 11-2 p.m. Sofa, chairs, tables, kitchen ware.

APARTMENTS

Furnished/Unfurnished

410

Best Offer Campus Great deal! 2 Bedrooms from $710/month Special: LCD TV $15/month 367-6626

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

Courtyard on Randolph 717 S. Randolph, C. One 3 Bedroom Left RENT REDUCTION $695/month. Near Campus and Downtown Champaign. Includes Direct T.V., Water, Trash and Parking. Has balcony with seasonal pool on-site. 217-352-8540 www.faronproperties.com COUNTRY FAIR APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom, furnished or unfurnished, FREE gas heat, water, trash removal, basic satellite TV & FREE parking! Pool, tennis court, inside laundry. On 4 MTD bus routes. Small pet O.K. Ask about our student leases. M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-12. Call 359-3713 or just stop by our office in the red barn, at 2106 W. White, C. www.myapartmenthome.com

Furnished/Unfurnished

2 BEDROOMCAMPUS From $725/month. 217-367-6626 3BR, $990 includes heat, water, w/d, 3 parking spaces, 301 W. Illinois, U. 2 BR, 601 W. Springfield, C. $620 includes heat, water, parking; $380 studio, all utilities, parking included Call Chris at 684-2226 or crpayne30@hotmail.com

1405-1407 W. KIRBY, C. Available Now/August 2010. Attractive Colonial building, on busline. Large 2 bdrm corner apts approx 739 sq. ft. $450/mo, Interior 2 bdrm apts. from $425/mo, $50/mo to furnish. Central A/C, carpet, laundry, parking avail. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com Great 2 bedroom in downtown Urbana Great 2 bedroom, 1 bath in secure building in downtown Urbana. A/C, washer/dryer, workout room. Take over lease starting Sept. 1. $910/ month, off-street parking available. jgeigner@gmail.com, (309) 7500836.

34 MAIN, C. Available August 2010. Amazing 2 bedroom units in the heart of downtown Champaign. Units feature hardwood floors, designer kitchens with granite countertops, central A/C, dishwashers, W/D, 20' ceilings with 10' windows and much more! Rents to $1,100/mo. Call for showing times.

www.ppmrent.com · 351-1800

Furnished/Unfurnished

410 APARTMENTS

420 APARTMENTS

Furnished

406 and 604 E. Clark

509 Bash Court, C.

Prices start at $480/month. Includes 1 parking place. phone Pat at 309830-1111.

Fall 2010 Great 3 bedrooms, behind Legends. Fully furnished, dishwashers, laundry. Off-street parking. Starting at $330/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

APARTMENTS Furnished

420

1005 S. Second, C.

1&2 Bedroom

FREE PARKING Large furnished three bedroom apartment in campus house on busline. $800/mo 217-356-0345

203 Healey, C.

$395 -$495/month Washer/Dryer 104 N. Fifth, C. 217-841-5407

ENGINEERING

1005 E. Colorado, U.

cAmpUS · AUG 2010

BUILDInG In 2008!

1 Bedroom, Quiet Quaint, Urbana. $499/mo 344-6576

Fall 2010. Great location on the park. Private balconies. Fully furnished 3 bedrooms, $310/person. Parking, laundry, value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Fall 2010 studio. Secured building. Private parking, laundry on-site. Value pricing. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

BRAND NEW

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Fall 2010. Behind FU Bar. 2 bedrooms. Parking, laundry. Starting at $350/person. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

Furnished Rooms Near Gregory and Arbor, Champaign http://www.armoryhouse.com/housing_options/ahannexes/1109%20Arbor.htm Call: 217-384-0333 or 217-840-6860 (cell) for tour. www.armoryhouse.com

807 to 809 W. ILLINOIS, U Aug 2010. 1 Bdrms corner of Lincoln & Illinois. Window A/C, Laundry, Rent $550/mo. Parking $50/mo. Call for showing times. BARR REAL ESTATE, INC. 356-1873 www.barr-re.com

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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

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711 W Elm, Urbana • 3 & 4 Bedroom Townhouses • Engineering Campus • 3 Level Townhouse • 2 Bathrooms • Balconies off Bedrooms • 1 Covered Parking Included • Additional Parking Available • Laundry Onsite • AC/Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal 91/2 Month lease available. Sign in June, recieve 1 month free on select units.

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Safe Quiet Street One block from Lincoln and Green, furnished. One bedroom, living room eat-in kitchen, study, bath, patio, parking. Available August. $525/mo. No smoking, no pets. westernrentals705@gmail.com.

203 S. Sixth, C. 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

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

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307, 309 Clark, C Fall 2010. Large studio, double closet, well furnished. Starting from $395/mo. Behind County Market. Office at 309 S. First, C. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182

905 S. Locust 2BR First Month Rent FREE Spacious layouts, balcony Central A/C, dishwasher Vaulted ceiling (top) Onsite laundry Sublet available Sanitary, sewer, trash paid from $745-$790/mo mon.-sat.

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

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

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Furnished 1 BR 110 E. John. Lofts on John, which include w/d, dishwasher, ice maker, and loft bedrooms. Available for the Fall. $750/mo. Call 356-1407

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

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

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705 W. Stoughton, U Fall 2010 3 bedroom apartment. Spacious living area. Communal balcony, great backyard. Plus a bar area in kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer in each unit, value pricing. THE UNIVERSITY GROUP universitygroupapartments.com 352-3182 2 bedroom furnished townhouse. Roommate leases. $99 deposit with good credit, no rent until September. $414 per bedroom. 217-384-9444. GillespieApts.com

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2 bedroom townhouse, renovated kitchen, carpet a year old. Central air, assigned free parking, minutes to campus. $820, 217-384-9444. GillespieApts.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

Brand New Luxury Condos 1 and 2 bedroom starting at $890, near campus and downtown Champaign. 217-390-6685.

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

SOUTHWEST PLACE APTS, 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

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

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

Bright and sunny one bedroom apartment Available August 15. 1 bedroom, kitchenette, front room with wood floors and 3 large windows in secure building. 3 blocks east of downtown Champaign. Convenient to campus, bus lines and grocery. Perfect for grad students wanting quiet, central location. $500/mo, all utilities included. For info and application, call (217) 377-0634.

515 W. Washington, C. Comfortable 1 BR near downtown and West Side park. Now available .$450/mo, includes trash, water, parking, no pets. Call 217-352-8540 or view at FaronProperties.com

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


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Hell is for the poor, Nancy.

CU Sound off

by Lauren Hise

Should a mosque be built so close to ground zero? It will soon be almost nine years since the events that would forever leave a shadow on the date Sept. 11. Because of the thousands who died that day, it’s a wound that is still raw in the memories of many Americans, and one that many feel needs to be respected. But

does this mean putting a limit on rights? Plans to build a mosque near ground zero have recently become the subject of great debate on a national level. While some, such as President Obama, support the plans,

others believe that the mosque would be disrespectful to those that died and their families. Because of the right to religious freedom, should the mosque’s location near ground zero be taken into consideration?

John Bartle

Eddy Lah

Dan Klein

Megan Betti

Visitor from Nebraska

Senior in Computer Science

Visitor from DeKalb

Senior in Theatre Studies

“As a New Yorker, it’s a bad idea — should not be done. Most insensitive thing that could be done.”

“I think that Sept. 11 made a huge scar in the American psyche that will never completely go away. It created religious tension that is very unfortunate, because most Muslims would not agree with the attacks. I think [the mosque] will upset a lot of people, but I hope in the long run it will cause healing rather than more hate.”

“I think it would be a generally good thing. It would show our openness as a country, and our willingness to forgive. The fact that the people who caused the tragedy were Muslim doesn’t mean all Muslims endorse it. It would be a great gesture of healing.”

“If they want to do it, why not?”

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702 West Oregon, U. Great house, close to campus. 1 BR available, 3 roommates. $425/mo. Call 217-741-1793.

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4 BEDROOM HOUSE $875/month CAMPUS. Remodeled. Everything New 367-6626 3 Bedroom. Garage. Basement In Urbana. $800/mo. (217)721-0143

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308 1/2 W. William, C Very spacious 4 BR, LR, DR, 2 full baths, fire place, finished basement, enclosed porch, free parking, garage. August 217-337-8852 www.mhmproperties.com

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.

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

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

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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

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AND ANOTHER THING ...

by MICHAEL COULTER

august angst The lows of returning to school Going back to school at the end of summer used to be the biggest suck that ever sucked a suck. I don’t mean going back to college, that was always sort of fun, but going back to grade school was just about the most miserable thing I can remember. In college, you got to see different people, and it was nice to sort of be on your own again after a summer with the parents. In grade school, you only got to see the friends you’d seen all summer anyway, and it was in a completely uncomfortable setting. As a kid, there was nothing good about school starting again, and just thinking about it still kind of gives me a sad feeling. Part of the problem was that it just made no sense to be going back to school at that time. It was still very hot and there was still plenty of grabass to be played with your buddies. Even at

presentable. This was because any item I tried on wouldn’t fit exactly right. Part of this was because we’d often try to find clothes I could “grow into.” This was a way to save money and also a way to make sure I would look just a little dipshittier in my formative years. I’d go in the room with seven pairs, and I’d have to try each pair on. When a fresh garment was secured to my body, I had to do a creepy little runway walk outside of the dressing room so mom could see how they fit. If they passed the first test of looking okay, she would then pull me towards her so she could yank different parts of the clothing in various directions to check for something. I’m still not clear what this something was and why my pants needed to be aggressively tugged. Even now, I’ve yet to find a reason to yank my pants. It’s a mystery I just don’t care to know. After the pants were acquired, we would move on to shirts. Each year I would insist that all I really needed were five shirts that had a picture of Spiderman on If they passed the first test of looking them. Each year, I would get one okay, she would then pull me towards her shirt with Spiderman on it along with six or seven other shirts so she could yank different parts of the that made me itch and gave me clothing in various directions to check for no pride whatsoever. The only solace I could find during this something. I’m still not clear what this trip was when I saw another something was and why my pants needed classmate going through the thing. We would nod to to be aggressively tugged. Even now, I’ve same each other as if to say, “See you at school on Monday ... if I can’t yet to find a reason to yank my pants. find a way to hang myself in the that age I was very aware that any learning I would garage before then.” Once the outfit debacle was resolved, it would do between then and October would be completely accidental and contrary to my attitude. at least go a little better because it was time to I wasn’t keen on people trying to educate me in get new shoes. I usually wanted some sort of exgeneral, but it was far worse when it was still nice pensive shoe that I’d saw a professional athlete and inviting outside. Besides that, simply getting wear. It my mind, it was the shoe that made him prepared to go back to school was a fresh hell so talented — not any sort of athletic training. all it’s own. Obviously, I needed a little more school, whether The first little torture on the back-to-school list I knew it or not. The shoes would invariably not was clothing. These days, I generally buy a new look as cool as I’d imagined, so the moment was pair of pants only because the old pair has a hole bittersweet at best. The problem was that they in them, or maybe some stain that appears to be just looked too new and shiny. I knew that as irreversible. Even then, I still try to wear them if it’s soon as mom wasn’t around I could jump in a at all possible. Back then, though, I would actually mud puddle or even spit on them and then walk grow out of clothes, and this meant far more trips through dirt, but until then the shoes just wouldn’t to the clothing department. Trying on clothes still be quite right. Once all this haphazard preparation was over, leaves a bad taste in my mouth to this day. At least now I just grab something I imagine will fit, buy it was then time to actually consider the future it, try it on at home and then return it if it doesn’t — I was going back to school whether I wanted fit. It’s not efficient, but it’s better than standing to or not. It doesn’t seem so bad now, but back in a dressing room. then it seemed like a curse that would never end. I’m not clear to this day why I find clothes shop- Monday would roll around and I would wait for ping so terrible, but I assume it has to be because the school bus, rubbing dirt on my new shoes and of those back-to-school shopping sprees. I’m sure trying to make sure all the price tags were off my it was no picnic for my mom either because af- new ensemble. I wanted to look as cool as poster the shopping was completed she had to go sible. Little did I know how impossible something home and alter the pants so they were actually like that was. 16

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