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Food: Look now for tips on how to host a cheap Thanksgiving dinner.

Plain White T’s w/ The Cab, Meg and Dia

Movies: A new TV Show You Should be Watching on Sunday.

If you didn’t hear “Hey There Delilah” enough times last year, now’s your chance to get your fix. This show at the Canopy Club starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $17.

Art: You love turkey, and you love art, so check them together.

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Lincoln and His Music: Melodies that Moved the Man and the Nation

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Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Come to the Canopy Club to hear “She Hates Me” and other favorites. The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are $25.

Beginning at 11 a.m., bring in a toy to Bentley’s Pub and enter to win a $100 gift certificate and a three course dinner for four to Carmon’s. Each toy donated is an entry to the raffle. Must be 21 to enter.

Experience a unique blend of traditional old-time melodies, bluegrass, barn dance, and early American fiddle music at the Virginia Theatre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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LGBT Resume Critiques Those looking to get their resume critiqued by an expert from the Career Center can do so at the Illini Union Room 323 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friends of the Urbana Free Library Fall Book Sale Head to the Urbana Free Library between 9 a.m. and noon to check out what’s left on the final day of this sale, as all remaining books are free!

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Hard to pronounce but easy to enjoy, this band is sure to be a can’t-miss at the Canopy Club. The show starts at 9 p.m., and the cost is TBA.

Community: On Monday, read about an advance screening and panel discussion of Playboy’s first reality series developed, shot, and produced for the mobile web Interns.

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Likes & Gripes Michell Eloy Food & Drink Editor GRIPES 1) Dressing for the cold: I’m not a morning person. Neither am I a winter person. So when I have to wake up 10 minutes earlier to put on leggings, pants, two shirts, warm socks, boots, gloves, a jacket, a hat and a scarf, all of which have to coordinate, mind you, just so that I can walk outside for 10 minutes and avoid hypothermia, I’m not a happy camper. 2) Overt PDA: OK, I’m not a heartless person who gags at every display of affection that I witness. But when you’re making out in the aisles of the auditorium of Gregory Hall or in the Courtyard Café, it takes everything inside of me not to vom. 3) People who feel the need to test every bottle of perfume they come across: Every time I work, I inevitably come home smelling like I spilled a piña colada all over myself, baked a pie made exclusively of cinnamon and then rolled around in a pine forest for a few hours. Trust me, it’s not an appealing aroma.

E D I T O R ’ S N O T E by Stephanie Prather Oops ... we made a mistake Thanksgiving is coming a little early this year. Many of the buzz staff members and other non-buzz-related friends are celebrating the holiday early for a number of reasons. Many people need more than one day to gobble down turkey, and I can’t blame them. Many students celebrate early with their friends in CU before retreating to the Suburbs for a North Shore (or insert the name of your suburb) Thanksgiving. Other community members recognize the immpossibility

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of schedule synchronization and party-down the weekend before, because many people work retail and food service jobs that require them to work on nealy every holiday. I, however, am celebrating a premature Thanksgiving with my father’s side of the family because my grandma is having surgery this week. This Sunday I’m whipping up Paula Deen’s buttery recipe for corn casserole and having some quality family time. So, I wanted to use my column this week to wish my Grandma Lois good luck in her quest for a new hip. Please, call your grandparents this week. They’ll love you for it.

This week we received many thoughful emails and letters regarding buzz Art Editor Drake Baer’s “Likes & Gripes” from the Nov. 13 issue. We at buzz would like to sincerely apologize for any damage done to the community by those insensetive comments. Printing them was an editorial oversight for which we take full responsibility. Mr. Baer’s comments in no way reflect the views of buzz as a publication or its writers, photographers, designers, and other editors. It is our highest priority to provide CU with the most accurate and fair coverage of our community, and in no way intended to spread words ignorance and hostility toward the devel-

opmentally disabled. The magazine has dealt with this mistake with the same grave concern with which our readers responded. Last week’s “Best Music Venue” story by Emily Carlson innaccurately listed Seth Fein as an owner of the Canopy Club. Fein is Canopy’s production manager and talent buyer, as well as a community journalist. The co-owners of the Canopy Club are Ian Goldberg and Anthony Rossi. Last week we failed to recognize Pekara Bakery for winning the Best Bakery category in the “Best of CU” issue. We apologize for not recognizing this in print. To find out why Pekara is the best bakery in CU visit the217.com. NOV 20 – NOV 26 08


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To stay open, the Red Herring reaches out by Michell Eloy After 30 years of business, the Red Herring, located at 1209 W. Oregon St., is facing the prospect of closing its doors forever, but not if manager Chad Knowles can help it. “Letting the Red Herring close is the last thing I’m going to let happen,” said Knowles. “This isn’t going to happen as long as I have any power over it. That’s my mission in life.” What originally began as a coffeehouse and live music venue, the Red Herring has evolved into the CU’s go-to vegan restaurant. Though Knowles said the Red Herring has built a strong community patronage, he also said the restaurant has suffered a financial loss each year. Previously, that loss was subsidized by a patron, but this week Knowles said he was informed that the restaurant would no longer be receiving that annual subsidy, meaning for the first time ever, the restaurant would be forced to remain financially stable on its own. “For the first time in 30 years, we have to turn a profit to make sure that we meet our expenses,” said Knowles. “If we don’t, then there is no more money. We have to make it work for the first time ever.” Knowles said the restaurant needs to raise a minimum of $2,000 — $4,000, ideally — within the next two or three weeks to remain open for the rest of the semester. He said the restaurant has

reached out to the CU community for support and has received some offers, from making fliers to small donations to a benefit concert on Dec. 5. “The Red Herring is home to a healthy lifestyle, good people, everything that has to do with good things,” said Timothy Williams, a volunteer for the Red Herring. “I depend on this place. A lot of people do.” Though Knowles said the community outreach has been inspiring, what the restaurant needs most now are more customers and large donations. “If Red Herring is something [people] are interested in donating to, we need to get them behind us right now,” said Knowles. “We do need to make a cry out to the wealthier ends of Champaign-Urbana since we have to make a lot of money really fast.” However, Knowles said that the surrounding community has given him hope that the restaurant can remain open for another 30 years. “Our main fear was that we were not going to be able to stay open because we thought we were going to have to do it alone,” said Knowles. “The fact that the entire community around here has offered to lend a hand to help us has been the main inspiring factor in making us believe that staying open is possible.”

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Deciphering the label by Caleb Ganzer

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Marquee performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council—a state agency which recognizes Krannert Center in its Partners in Excellence Program.

Wine is synonymous with good times and has been so for centuries. It is meant to be enjoyed among friends in an open, amiable environment. But the purchasing of wine is becoming increasingly befuddling, mystified by myriad labeling laws. So as not to have trips to the wine store become catalyst for future gray hairs, allow me to straighten out a few phrases you’re bound to see on nearly any wine bottle. Wine can be confusing for the underinformed recreational drinker. Governments go through much legal brouhaha in order to correctly “inform” consumers, but they appear to be lagging in some areas. For instance, in Italy and Spain, the term “reserve” or “riserva” actually means that the wine endured extra barrel aging before being bottled and sold. On this side of the Atlantic, the word has no legal significance and is more often used as a marketing tool. Also, did you know that in order to be called a Cabernet Sauvignon, California producers need only have 75 percent of that grape variety in the wine? The other 25 percent could be 1,000 other varieties of grape.

The following list is a quick roundup of a few more wine words that will help guide misinformed consumers down the aisles: The year, sometimes called the vintage, simply denotes that the grapes used in making this wine were all harvested during that year’s growing season. The alcohol content must be printed on all bottles of wine and can be a decent indicator of the level of sweetness in a wine. Most sweet-style Rieslings have a lower alcohol content, signifying that not all sugar was converted into alcohol. “Appellation Champagne Controlée.” This is the only type of wine that can truly be called champagne. It must come from the Champagne region of France and be made following specific guidelines. Often imitated, never duplicated. Armed with this insight, you can now march boldly into any wine store. Separating the fluff from the stuff has never been any easier as you now find wine drinking more pleasurable than intimidating. Pour with confidence. Here’s to the sound of clanking glasses being drowned out by laughter among friends. Cheers! come and get it


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Environmental Change Institute Answers Needs on Campus by Emma Hunter

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nvironmentalism is taking our cities by storm. Every day, someone complains loudly about the lack of recycling capabilities here in Champaign and how we should really do something about it (yes, Urbana, we know you’re much better with recycling). Every day, someone turns off the lights when we’re leaving a classroom instead of leaving them on for the next class. However, the University hasn’t been trumpeting its commitment to respecting the environment ... until now. As of last Friday, the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is officially a part of our community. The institute, established by the College of ACES, the College of Business and the College of Law, has been created with some seriously lofty goals. According to its proposal, the ECI hopes to create functioning solutions for such important issues as food systems and security, sustainability, biofuels and carbon sequestration/cycling by partnering

scientific research with community awareness and involvement. More than two-thirds of the funding for the ECI is provided by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, with other financial commitments coming from the colleges of ACES, Law and Business. The interim director of the institute, Dr. Wesley Jarrell, professor in the department of natural resources and environmental sciences, says that the University’s Extension offices will be a main focus for getting the solutions out into the communities of Illinois and beyond. “People think they’re living in the ’50s or ’60s, but we can use Extension to move results from research to community,” Dr. Jarrell said. “An objective, unbiased leader [such as the ECI] will help people to do the right thing. We can provide the link between the researchers and the community.” Dr. Jarrell believes that a two-pronged approach by the Environmental Change Institute will be most successful in enabling change in and

around our community. The first step is to make the students aware of the issues, and to do this, Dr. Jarrell proposes a second step: developing a “cadre of professionals” to be the leaders of the movement on campus and in the community. This cadre will take the lead on projects involving not only the research coming from the ECI but also the relationships between the ECI and the community, including the student body. They will be our connection to everything the ECI stands for. Our university, being one of the best in the world, has incredible research capabilities and has the potential to be one of the frontrunners regarding environmental change. Thanks to the efforts of three of the colleges, as well as an amazing donor fund, we now have an institute specifically designed to confront this issue and lead us into a greener, more environmentally sound future. For more information, visit http://eci.illinois.edu.

Five Ways to Shop Smart and Save Money This Holiday Season

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by Brittany Abeijon The current financial pressures and a lack of confidence in the economy will force shoppers to be very conservative with their holiday spending this year. The National Retail Foundation is projecting that holiday sales will rise 2.2 percent this year to $470.4 billion. This gain falls well below the 10year average of a 4.4 percent holiday sales growth and represents the slowest growth since 2002, when holiday sales rose 1.3 percent. If holiday shopping has you worried about pinching pennies, it’s time to get smart about your shopping. Here are some ways to save cash during the upcoming holidays: 1. Brave Black Friday. Take advantage of the dayafter-Thanksgiving sales, and you can actually save money. People often start at 5 a.m. and wait in long lines to receive freebies, discounts and deals. With a little strategy, you can plan which gifts to buy in advance by reading sales advertisements on Thanksgiving. Preparation is a must to tackle the craziness of the crowds. Carefully check opening times for stores, and watch for the fine print regarding popular items, such as “while supplies last” or “available to first 100 customers only.” Tip: Pair up with a bargain-minded buddy. While people jump — sometimes literally — on the hottest items, your smart-shopping pal can hit one end of the store while you are at another. Then you can swap limited-quantity items and double your deals. 2. Shop late, too! The smartest of shoppers ditch all the stress of Black Friday and pick up their presents the day after Christmas. Although the lines will be long with returns, nearly everything is marked down in price. So avoid the customer service chaos, head to the last-minute clearance sales and buy a quick gift for a friend you have yet www.the217.com

Live bands and DJs to see. There is no predicting what the economy will be like tomorrow, let alone next holiday season, so be a savvy shopper, take advantage of the deals and buy for next year, too. Tip: Those snowflake sweaters and Santa slippers may not have quite the same appeal when they’re tossed in a clearance pile in January. 3. Save time and transportation money by shopping early online. Heard of Cyber Monday? If you are not fearless enough for Black Friday, the Monday after Thanksgiving is the Internet equivalent. Avoid the crowds, and shop online instead. Lots of stores offer discounts that are exclusively for online shoppers, many with free shipping, too. Also, you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to start holiday shopping, so get your gift list together, and surf the net early to find the best buys. Many e-tailers offer free or discounted shipping, which may seem like an extra expense, but with the current gas prices, the cost of shipping can even out when you end up driving from store to store to snag those hard-tofind items. Tip: A great way to pay for online items is through PayPal. It offers discounts to shoppers several times during the year, including the month of December. 4. Use up those forgotten store credits and old gift cards. For your last birthday, did Grandpa give you a gift certificate to a store he shops at himself? This is a perfect way to re-gift. Use up a gift card to a store you may not shop in to buy for someone else. If you have some forgotten store credit for a few returned items, this is a simple way to reduce your gift-buying, moneyspending budget. Tip: Consider giving the gift card back to Grandpa. He may not remember anyhow.

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5. Sign up to receive e-mails from your favorite stores. These e-mails allow you to use online-only discounts not available to in-store shoppers. You can surf the Web or sign up to receive e-mails while in the store. Check out this secret weapon: www.bargainist.com. This Web site lists the best online shopping deals and claims to make you “go broke saving money.” The Bargainist digs up discounts for you on thousands of everyday items. Begin searching Bargainist as early as October when online holiday deals start. Tip: Not a good idea for a spam-hater; expect to receive at least two e-mails per week from stores during December.

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Venue Profile Courtyard Cafe

Used with permission from http://www.myspace.com/iucourtyard

by Dominica Strong

Holiday break season is here, which means many of us will be spending money on traveling home, gifts for friends and family and a beachside winter vacation ... well, that might just be me. Though money is tight from Wall Street to Green Street, you should still be able to go out and enjoy great live music at a great venue for a reasonable price. The Courtyard Café, located in the Illini Union, continues to book great acts through the winter that should convince anyone to think twice about spending those $20-plus evenings at Canopy Club for Puddle of Mudd or Dropkick Murphys. Kristin O’Brien, the Courtyard’s assistant manager and a student at the University, explained the background of the venue. “We’re completely student-run, from the manager and techs to tickettakers,” she said. This perspective is exactly what sets the Courtyard Café apart. Besides having an awareness of what type of events their peers would enjoy, the student commitment also means that providing the University community with quality shows at a low cost is a priority. “Our main objective is providing an alternative to drinking and keeping [the price] low, usually three to five dollars,” O’Brien said. Diversity is also important to the Courtyard, as artists from all musical backgrounds are encouraged to utilize the venue. While both young and

established bands are equally welcomed at the Courtyard, space is limited, and spots fill up fast. Artists can easily contact the Courtyard managers via their MySpace, http://www.myspace.com/iucourtyard, which is checked and updated regularly. Besides providing a means for artists to get in contact, the site also lists upcoming events and shows. Denison Witmer, David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion), Smoking Popes and Headlights are just a few of the artists stopping by in the upcoming months. Though it is one of its most notable features, music isn’t all that the Courtyard has to offer. Registered Student Organizations frequently use the space for everything, from date auctions and comedy nights to cultural events and dance performances. With the increasing number of campus RSOs and popularity of both the national and local acts that have been booked in the past, one would be hard-pressed to find a night that there isn’t something going on at the Courtyard. Entertainment aspects aside and crucial to impending finals, O’Brien also stressed that “[the Courtyard] is a good study area outside all of our events.” Whether enjoying a noontime performance between classes or taking in an open-mic comedy night with friends, the Courtyard Café has the rare distinction of being a convenient location with cheap prices and a complete diversity of entertainment.

Gyros and Jazz A look at the Thursday tradition By Tom Cyrs On Thursday nights from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Zorba’s Greek Cafe on Green Street transforms into one of the top jazz venues in the CU area. The café surprisingly provides a fantastic atmosphere for those looking for a low-key and stimulating evening. And if, like myself, you’ve spent most Thursday nights of your collegiate career at Murphy’s or another favorite campus bar, it might be a nice change of pace. (Also, for those who may wonder, they do serve alcohol.) The jazz tradition at Zorba’s is one of the oldest on campus. “They had jazz here back in the day with a piano in the back room ... in the ’70s and ’80s,” said Tom Paynter, keyboardist and flute player for progressive jazz quintet Ear Doctor,

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who played at the cafe just last Thursday. For Paynter and many other musicians in the area, Zorba’s has been a mainstay for playing gigs year after year. “I’ve been playing here for about 17 years,” Paynter said. As well as providing a venue for some of the best jazz in the area, Jazz Nights at Zorba’s are a time for students and professionals to support each other. “Most jazz majors come here,” said Keith Pitner, a music education major. “[The musicians] are people we know, oftentimes grad students, and they get paid better if we come. If I play here someday, I hope others will come out, too.” “It’s amazing the musicians we have coming through here — I’m often humbled by it,” said

Matt Mortenson, owner of Zorba’s for the last 26 years. “They don’t make a lot of money, just the cover we charge, but they just want a place to play, and they like the atmosphere. It’s kind of like an old-time jazz club.” Recently, Zorba’s has opened itself up to other forms of music as well. Funk-jazz groups have been performing occasionally on Fridays, and IPan, a University steel drum band, has already performed twice this semester. “It’s a lot more of a party atmosphere,” Mortenson said. To see the Thursday night tradition for yourself, make it out to the cafe at 627 E. Green St. tonight to hear the Holly Holmes Group or next Thursday, Dec. 4, for the Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project.

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Deciphering Colour Revolt Mississippi’s own bring their finest to the Canopy Club by Morgan Bonges

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olour Revolt has accomplished more as a band while still in school than many will hope to in their entire career. After releasing their self-titled EP in 2005 as mere undergrads, the band immediately took their guitar-driven, sonic-assault on the road, maintaining student status while being courted each weekend by major labels and industry festivals. Though young, they are not a punk rock band out to reverberate off the walls of drunken parties. The tone of their music is mellow for the most part. Compare Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” to Colour Revolt’s song “Mattresses Underwater,” and it kind of makes

you want to take a contemplative seat. The group’s five members graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford in 2008 before hitting the road for their national tour. Although young, they seem to surpass their youth, possibly because they grew up in Mississippi, a musical birthplace for jazz and blues and a huge influence for rock n’ roll. Jesse Coppenbarger, who plays guitar, keyboard and sings vocals in the band, credits Mississippi’s “diverse, weird and great culture” for having a large impact on the band. Colour Revolt took its name from an Edwin Abbott novel, Flatland, which uses math to describe

society. In the novel, color is the great equalizer. “It’s kind of the idea of art equalizing everything and making everything beautiful,” Coppenbarger said. The same amount of thought and meaning behind the band’s name is put into all of their lyrics. These cryptic song lyrics speak volumes, once you decipher them. “People ask me what [the lyrics] mean ... a lot of lyrics can mean up to three things, and I never really differentiate exactly what they mean. If people think they mean one thing and to me they mean a different thing, that doesn’t matter to me. You know, music is a lot about interpretation and

what it makes you feel,” Coppenbarger said. Their songs have a lot of Biblical and literary references, which often deal with war and death. “Mattresses Underwater,” for example, is about the burden of carrying a religion that you don’t necessarily agree with. Colour Revolt released their first full-length album, Plunder, Beg and Curse, in April 2008 and is currently touring the East Coast, Canada, the Midwest and the South. Take the opportunity to decipher Colour Revolt’s intricate, lyrical sound for yourself when the band plays the Canopy Club on Sunday, Nov. 23 with So Long Forgotten and Greenwood.

it closed. But I have always done university things. In recent years, with this band, I’ve been doing more Chicago things and [playing] in other areas, especially during the summer festivals. buzz: Who are the best people whom you have worked with over the years? CF: Some of the guys that you’re out there with and you open up for, you don’t get to hang out with them a lot. I’ve been around B.B. King [along with others], and they tell you stories and things, but I didn’t really learn a lot from them as far as music [is concerned]. I would say I learned the most from musicians from this area that migrated in here. Also, I watched my mother. [She] was a jazz-blues singer when I was coming up, and I paid attention to her and her friends. buzz: What kind of energy do you get from performing live?

CF: I find that I have a knack for a high-energy type of band and music. It’s kind of my forte, even at this age. I also like to break it down and do something meaningful with music. buzz: What do you like about covering other people’s songs? CF: My show is based off of reminiscing about the ’60s and ’70s, and that’s why I run a little jazz, a little blues, R&B and I’ve even thrown in a little disco here lately. The type of crowd I have mostly is 30s and up. A lot of them can relate to those old tunes … but they all seem to like [the songs]. I call it happy-fun music where, whether you remember it or not, you can dance to it and have a good time.

A Q uickie With ... Candy Foster by Jaron Birkan Candy Foster always wants to put on a show. He, in the vein of the best vocalists, knows it’s less about self-aggrandizement and much more about goodhearted entertainment. His shows wind between the genres and can transcend decades in one set, all traits that should be on view with his band, Shades of Blue, this Saturday at Cowboy Monkey. buzz: Do you like performing in Champaign? Candy Foster: Oh, yeah. I love performing in Champaign. I have a lot of fans here, and it’s been an amazing run. They really support me a lot, and I definitely enjoy that. buzz: How long have you been down here? CF: I’ve been performing in this area for pretty close to 40 years. [It’s always been] in different capacities; there were years when I played with another type of band mostly for Air Force bases when [they] were open. I used to play up there from the early ’70s until

—To see what Candy Foster is all about onstage, head over to Cowboy Monkey on Friday at 9:30. $5 cover.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos’ Not Animal by Eric Heisig

It took me four listens to decide about my opinion on the new Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos’ record, and even then I was unsure. I don’t get that feeling from records that often, that sense of apathy. Very few songs screamed out at me

either way, saying, “I’m awesome” or “I am a stinker.” The songs were just kind of there. And maybe that’s my opinion of Not Animal. Maybe this band is just kind of middle of the road indie-pop, trying too hard to go somewhere new but ultimately sounding rehashed and unoriginal. The songs plod on, mostly sounding like a mix of Belle & Sebastian and Radiohead (which is done much better by the band Midlake). They are a bit too precious, calculated and safe (even if there is some fantastic work done by drummer Chris Fry, who is able to propel some songs into territory that would have otherwise sunk them under their own weight). The songs hide behind a wall of faux experimentation, which again, steals too much from what Radiohead has been doing. The edges are all smoothed out. That’s not to say the album doesn’t have its moments, though. The opening track, “A Children’s Crusade on Acid,” is built upon an interesting

percussion background (props to Fry again) with an acoustic guitar over it. It is not that far from triphop, and it works. There is also a stretch of about three songs, “Pages Written on a Wall,” “Shivers (I’ve Got ‘Em)” and “The Ocean (Is Bleeding Salt),” where the band sounds like they have a pulse. They are playing their hearts out, and they sound like they are having fun rocking out. The stretch is a real highlight of the album, and I found myself actually enjoying these songs instead of just letting them fade into the background. I only could have hoped the rest of the album was this strong. If they had just let loose a little more, the songs could have breathed, and the rest of the record could have stood as strong as the three or four that do. Maybe then I would not have been as uncertain as I was while continually listening to Not Animal. The price scale: I rate albums more or less by price. Since a fair price for a CD at a store such as Best Buy is around $12.99, Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos’ Not Animal, I say, stands at a value of $7.50/$12.99.

New Slang Increase your music-trend vernacular with a different neologism each week. by Ashley Albrecht “Neu-Folk” (German for “new,” pronouned “noy,” and “foÐk”) No, I’m not referring to Cat Stevens or Bob Dylan here … step into the 21st century! In our hyper-digitalized postmodern world, the “new folk” of today labor as musical raconteurs, working to reclaim our collective roots through the age-old art of song. Capturing a romantic spirit and folkloric frivolity, these musicians’ nostalgic storytelling ranges from eulogization of the simple and pastoral to explorations of madness and war through folk noir. Less esoteric than the “New Weird America” yet off-beat enough to attract listeners’ attention, artists that fit the “neufolk” bill include: The Decemberists, Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine. Example: “Stylistically speaking, World’s First Flying Machine is decidedly more neufolk than New Ruins, wouldn’t you agree?”

C U S O U N D R E V I E W by Mike Ingram

What would Lincoln listen to? Tonight is set for the return of Live Karaoke Band to Cowboy Monkey, which was a longstanding Thursday last winter before the venue closed for revamping. LKB moved to the Highdive but is now back to the more intimate atmosphere of the Monkey. For the uninitiated, LKB is just what the name says. You’ve got two members of the Brat Pack and one from X-Krush right there backing you onstage. This isn’t your older brother’s karaoke. You pick from a list of more than 300 songs spanning the last half-century and sing it with a real band. Yes, the lyrics are provided, as are strands of beads for your time. Cover for the evening is five bucks, and the band encourages you to get there early to sign up for a spot. The show will kick off at 10 p.m. Check out http://ivekaraokeband.com for a song list and more info. A special musical event is scheduled for the Virginia Theatre this Friday. Granny’s Porch: Lincoln and His Music: Melodies that Moved the Man and the Nation will feature several local artists playing oldtimey music that harkens back to the era of Lincoln, the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry and pure-as-snow family entertainment. Acts scheduled include: Jordan Kaye of the Prairie Dogs; the Bow-Dacious String Band; Boneyard Creek Cloggers; Oberon, the

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Possum King; The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Band; Deborah Hyland; Tom and Matt Turino, and hosts Gary O’Brien and Marlys Scarbrough. Amidst the music, there will also be tales of life in the 19th century. Tickets for reserved seating are available now at the Virginia box office at $15 ($10 for students, and $5 for children). The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. Top hats and period clothing optional but encouraged (by me). Over at Cowboy Monkey, you can catch a show featuring two touring acts from Memphis sandwiched between two great locals. Brother/sister duo Hathaways, with a recently released EP under their belts and a plan to head to South America to tour in 2009, will kick off the show with their smart harmonies and catchy guitar/charango interplay. Grace Askew is set to play a solo set in the second position, bringing her sensible pop songs with a soul influence. Check out http://myspace.com/gaskew for more info. Up third is a full-band set from Jamie Randolph and the Bloodsuckers, packing a bit more of a folk edge with the rock. I’m hoping that the girl singing harmonies on the recording is along for the trip because there is some nice interplay there. Look up http://myspace.com/jamiesolo to hear for yourself. Last up is a headlining set from, following some almost nailed down acts, the ever popular and powerful TBA, who are certainly to blow you away with their rock prowess. So Long Forgotten is back this week with a show at the Canopy

Club alongside another popular DIY touring act with much MySpace love, Colour Revolt. The Oxford, Miss., band (on Fat Possum Records) will be wrapping up a tour of the East Coast and Canada here in Urbana before heading home. The songs at myspace. com/colourrevolt are solid and catchy, and Paste Magazine and Daytrotter have taken notice, so I’d say it’s worth hitting up the Canopy on Sunday at 8 p.m. and dropping the 10 bucks. The cover will also get you sets from So Long Forgotten (extremely tight local band with a massive touring record) and Decatur’s Greenwood. Next Wednesday, Campustown will be dominated by all sorts of ridiculous rock, as Vvvvv will play the Canopy Club. The former falsetto-packed cover band is now a falsetto-packed original band and will be playing with Golden Quality at 9 p.m. with a low cover. Over at Boltini Lounge, DJ LEGTWO (Larry Gates/Curb Service) will continue his weekly residency spinning old soul and funk, along with the best of new indie hip-hop — no R&B, as previously printed here by a columnist who can never remember what the hell is actually supposed to fit into any of those categories. Either way, it’s frustrating for me to be DJing ’90s music at Soma at the same time since I can’t catch the awesome sets Larry lays down starting at 9 p.m. — Mike Ingram can be reached at forgottenwords@gmail.com or by checking out one of his many decade-specific residencies as DJ mingram.

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and so the piece works with memory and visuals and the present moment,” Miller says. Miller says she hopes the piece, with a second performance Thursday, will make people think about their daily lives and how they notice the things that set their days. “There’s a reason why people walk around with headphones in their ears, and it’s not just the music,” Miller says. “It’s the intersection of the music in their life.” “Necessary Beauty” is one of two pieces that Miller has created just for women. Male audience members, however, should not feel excluded. Miller simply means that much of the piece revolves around women’s voices and their portraits, as well as other visual material. “It’s a funny line that we’re walking because there’s so much in our cultural baggage about women and beauty,” Miller says. “And I think the piece really circumvents that as we are extending ourselves as women.” Miller let us in on a piece of behind-the-scenes information, saying that even though she created this piece for women, there is, in fact, a male cast member embedded somewhere in the piece. The various aspects of Miller’s pieces come from the collaborative nature of her “virtual company.” Because members of the company live all over the U.S., they come together several times a year for intensive multipleweek residencies to polish pieces.

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“It’s collaborative in that it’s more than an exchange with the dancers,” Miller says. She directs the chain of events that dancers, a dramaturge, a text writer, visual design staff and lighting design staff creates, along with input about perceptions from all over. “If you realize that, then it makes it a little bit clearer to understand just how it really takes a village,” Miller says. Miller wishes for audiences not to be apprehensive or afraid of the piece. “It’s an intersection of lots of things,” she says. “It’s not there to make you feel stupid. There’s great music. It’s odd. It doesn’t solve itself. It’s not there to be fully understood. It’s something to encounter in life. It’s a ‘why not?’ kind of thing.”

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grows up. After learning the art of perfume from an expert, played by Dustin Hoffman, his realization about his loveless and lonely life turns him into an emotionless killer. Strangely enough, through the movie, there are many moments when you cannot help but sympathize with, and even root for, JeanBaptiste in his homicidal endeavors for the perfect perfume. The concept for this movie is truly original and eerily refreshing, sometimes reminiscent of what a dark and unsettling fairy tale would be. With its many unexpected turns, this is a deďŹ nite must-see for anyone who is bored with today’s horror genre of gore. Perfume takes you on a deeper journey into human wants and desires and their associations with the power of scent.

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front & center ’Tis the Season to Party Learn the dos and don’ts of holiday socializing by Lauren Whalley

As the holiday season approaches, etiquette may be the last thing on your mind. However, the impression you make at your annual business party or family gathering could make or break the new year. To brush up on your etiquette before those office parties roll around, Beth Reutter, a certified corporate etiquette consultant, offered her advice on the dos and don’ts for the season of holiday wining and dining.

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Accepting the invitation: Is it better late than never to RSVP? Reutter: One should always be mindful of the RSVP date. Technically, that means you need to respond, whether you are going or not. Most people think it means you only have to respond if going. And if you miss the deadline date, then you shouldn’t show up. There’s a point in time when the event planner has to turn in a guaranteed count to the caterer, and unexpected guests put a strain on the amount of food prepared, especially if there is a sit-down meal.

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Mingling at parties: How do you converse with a coworker you don’t know? Reutter: First of all, you have to keep in mind that an office party is a business-social event. You are on your best behavior because it is a business-related event. However, because it’s social, there should be very little talk about business, especially if spouses and dates are in attendance. Being skilled at small talk will always serve one well. Just remember that you want to avoid topics that are controversial such as politics and religion. Stay with safe topics such as positive comments about the location of the party and the food. Asking questions is always a good way to generate small talk like asking someone if they’ve ever been to the location or if they have plans for the holidays. While listening, pick up on things the other person says that pique your interest for further conversation.

Food: How should you act if you don’t like the food served? Reutter: No matter where the holiday party is held — office, restaurant, boss’s home — there should be no negative comments about the food. Making a negative comment about the food is disrespectful to the person who did the planning. They may have gotten rave reviews about the caterer or restaurant, but for some reason, they aren’t up to par for that particular event.

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fter years of MSG, high-sodium canned products and instant mixes, the national trend these days, at least when it comes to food, is to go au naturel. People all over the U.S. are putting down those prepackaged products and opting instead for locally grown, natural goods. But where is one to go to get all the food necessary for a complete Thanksgiving feast? Luckily, the CU area has all the resources to provide its citizens with the food they need to have a locally grown Thanksgiving meal. Finding the perfect turkey has become a Thanksgiving tradition, and Penny Gioja of Joy of Illinois Farm in Champaign said she is hoping she can help people do just that. “We don’t sell to any stores. Most of our sales are people coming to our house,” she said. The Gioja family participates in Community Supported Agriculture, a program in which community members pay an up-front price for a share of weekly produce from local farms. Although this is how Gioja usually runs her business, she said the farm still has a handful of turkeys to be sold to non-shareholders. “We easily have eight left to sell,” said Gioja. “Right now, we have living on the farm 14 heritage bronze

turkeys, and then we have 15 broad-breasted white, which is a commercial white turkey, but they have all been raised free-range.” Faith Farm in Urbana, another local purveyor of Thanksgiving poultry, will also be selling free-range heritage turkeys this year; however, they have processed theirs early. “I processed early, so they are frozen birds,” said Jennifer Burnett, co-owner of Faith Farm, “but they are still farm-raised.” Like Gioja, Burnett also stressed the importance of buying free-range turkeys. She said not only does it give the bird a better taste but it’s also more ethical. “You can be pretty sure that they have run around and they haven’t been penned up their whole life,” she said. “People like to believe these animals have had a good life before they have been dinner, and I believe the same thing.” Common Ground Food Co-op, located in Lincoln Square Mall, will also be providing locally raised birds this year from Triple S Farm. “I’m very excited,” said general manager Jacqueline Hannah. “They are heritage turkeys and are hormone- and antibiotic-free.”

However, though Hannah knows the turkey is an essential part of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, the bird would be nothing without the side dishes that accompany it such as mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. “We have lots of other foods that are great for Thanksgiving,” Hannah said. “We have fabulous local cornmeal and really good local carrots and sweet potatoes from Tanner Woods Farm. We have a lot of local squash from Blue Moon Farm, and we have local pie pumpkins from the Moore Family Farm, which are just flying out of here.” Market at the Square will also be holding a holiday farmers market starting Nov. 15 inside Lincoln Square Mall. Lisa Bralts, director of Market at the Square, advises holiday shoppers on a budget to buy local vegetables if it’s more economically feasible than a turkey. “Your whole meal doesn’t have to be local or organic,” said Bralts, “but you can have one or two dishes on your table that pay tribute to local farmers and the whole idea of sustainable agriculture.” Bralts also said if buying local is still too expensive, potlucks are a good way to cut down

on costs. “I think especially as it becomes more expensive to eat out, people will want to spend their money on quality food they can prepare at home and they can have friends come over. I really see that coming back, a potluck kind of thing where you can split costs.” And while a tastier, healthier meal is a benefit for consumers of locally grown foods, there are even more benefits for the economy, both local and national. “The more people buying local, the better,” said John Marlin, outreach coordinator for University of Illinois’ Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program. “For one, it makes our carbon footprints much lower. Also, keeping your money in your community is a part of it that people don’t think about.” “The support for local agriculture has been making it sustainable for people again and bringing them back to doing this,” added Hannah. “I think it is really exciting to be bringing it back to Americans making food for Americans.” A Thanksgiving meal that is not only tastier but also eco-friendly, creating jobs and supporting the local economy — now that is something to be thankful for.

Drinking: How much is too much to drink, especially at a holiday business party? Reutter: The worst thing you can do is wake up the next morning and wonder what everyone else is snickering about. Chances are it has something to do with what you don’t remember doing because of how much you had to drink. Remember it is a business-social event, and business etiquette always prevails at such events. Better to nurse one drink through the event or go non-alcoholic all evening. People don’t realize that one’s behavior at an office party can lead to being fired.

Clothing: What’s the most common faux pas when it comes to holiday season etiquette? Reutter: Forgetting that office parties are business. Women, in particular, dressing inappropriately — being remembered for what they wore instead of how great they are on the job.

When the brightly colored envelopes arrive in the mail, remember to enjoy the holiday events while keeping in mind proper etiquette that will keep you on the invitation list for next year.

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dj Disco Thursdays Fallon’s Ice House Tavern, C, 6pm Featuring Troy the rollerskating bartender. DJ Halfdead Radmaker’s Rock & Roll Tavern, Tolono, 8pm Free Swing Dance McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, C, 9:30pm DJ Bob Bass Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm DJ Belly Boltini Lounge, C, 10:30pm

dance music Country DJ and Line Dancing Lessons Radmaker’s Rock & Roll Tavern, Tolono, 8pm Friday Salsa Cafe Bar Guiliani, C, 9pm

concert UI Wind Symphony and UI Symphonic Band I Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, U, 7:30pm, $10, $7 seniors, $4 students

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mind/body/spirit FRI, NOV 21 Meditation & Yoga Classes Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 6pm Learn and practice yoga postures and exercises, mantra chanting, meditation and the wisdom of yoga philosophy.

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Jeff Helgensen Quintet & Corn Desert Ramblers Iron Post, U, 5pm volunteer Happy Hour and Live Toys For Tots Toy Drive Music tickets Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am Silvercreek, U, 5pm Jeff Tweedy Tickets on Bring in a toy for Toys For John McMahon sale Tots and enter to win a The Embassy Tavern & illini media Foellinger Auditorium, U, $100 gift certificate to Grill, U, 5:30pm 10am, $20 students, $25 Bentley’s Pub and a three Illini News and Interviews Bruiser and the Virtues public course dinner for four to Illini Media, C, 4:30pm Huber’s West End Store, Carmons. Each toy doIllinois student-produced C, 8pm karaoke nated is an entry to the TV talk show. Brat Pack Karaoke and DJ raffle. Must be 21 to enter. Radmaker’s Rock & Roll miscellaneous Tumble Inn Tavern, C, Tavern, Tolono, 9pm kids & families Japan House Tours 8:30pm Dave Lindsey Karaoke with Randy Discovery Room Japan House, U, 1pm Memphis on Main, C, Miller Savoy Recreational CenFree to the public, no res- 9pm Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ ervations required. Dropkick Murphys w/ Live Karaoke Band Residents and Members, Tea Ceremonies Angel City Outcasts and Cowboy Monkey, C, $3/NR Japan House, U, 2pm, $5 Everybody Out 10pm, $5 Ages crawling-7. The Bike Project Open Canopy Club, U, 9pm, Karaoke Baby Time Shop Hours $20 Senator’s Bar & Grill, SaDouglass Branch Library, Urbana-Champaign InGTO & The Glasspaks voy, 10pm C, 10:30am dependent Media Center, Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., ARTfusion U, 6pm U, 9pm stage Douglass Branch Library, Check out the tools and Jeremy Harper Bebe Miller: Necessary C, 4pm work stands you can use The Embassy Tavern & Beauty Children of all ages can to fix your own bike and Grill, U, 9pm Krannert Center for come out to the Douglass tour their massive collec- Sangamon the Performing Arts, U, Branch and make a craft tion of parts, spares and Cowboy Monkey, C, 7:30pm, $36, $31 seniors, any Thursday afternoon. used bikes. 9:30pm, $5 $25 students, $20 UI and Preschool Tales Zambia Coffee Hour Ian Procell, AMP, D.O.M. youth Urbana Free Library, U, Cosmopolitan Club at the Boltini Lounge, C, 10pm Speech & Debate 9:45pm University of Illinois, C, The Show The Station Theatre, U, 7:30pm Urbana-Champaign Infundraisers 8pm, $12 Coffee, tea, and homedependent Media Center, INNER VOICES Social Friends of the Urbana Free made ethnic desserts are U, 10pm Issues Theatre Presents: Library Fall Book Sale served. The Show is a 2 hour live FREEZE! Body Police Urbana Free Library, U radio program broadcast food & drink Allen Residence Hall, U, UC Books to Prisoners on WRFU-LP, Urbana 8pm work session 104.5 FM every Friday @ Krannert Uncorked Urbana-Champaign In10 PM. Krannert Center for the lectures dependent Media Center, Performing Arts, U, 5pm dj U, 2pm Sankofa African AmeriBeverages may be tasted UC Books to Prisoners is can History Museum free of charge and will be DJ and Dancing Activities and Recreation an Urbana, IL based project available for purchase by Joe’s Brewery, C, 8:30pm, $5 Center (ARC), C, 11am, 6pm providing books to Illinois the glass at a special disCountry Dancing at The Bruce D Nesbitt African inmates at no cost. Volun- counted price during the Bradley’s II teer at the work session. American Cultural Center tasting. No tickets required. Bradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5

DJ Delayney Radio Maria, C, 10pm DJ and Dancing Highdive, C, 10pm, $5 No cover before 11pm with student ID. DJ Tim Williams Soma Ultralounge, C, 10pm, $5

Thanksgiving Eve Party with Verdict

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Lincoln and His Music: Melodies that Moved the Man and the Nation Virginia Theatre, C, 7:30pm, $15 Experience a unique blend of traditional old-time melodies, bluegrass, barn dance, and early American fiddle and brass band music this Grand Old Opry style down-home family entertainment in right here in Central Illinois!

karaoke Karaoke Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 10pm Karaoke with DJ Hollywood Wendl’s, U, 9pm

stage Speech & Debate The Station Theatre, U, 8pm, $15

lectures Sankofa African American History Museum Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), C, 11am, 6pm The Bruce D Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will be presenting an opportunity to delve into African American history and culture with an interactive Black History Exhibit.

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Thanksgiving is a day for relaxing, watching football and overeating. Why not squeeze in one more night of entertainment before the holiday hits? Before you head home and stuff yourself with turkey, don’t miss Verdict at Radmaker’s Rock & Roll Tavern in Tolono. Beginning at 9 p.m., the local rock quintent will be entertaining the crowd with songs off their latest album Hold ‘em High.

The Threat of the Religious Right to Our Most Basic Freedoms Gregory Hall, U, 7pm

volunteer Toys For Tots Toy Drive Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am Bring in a toy for Toys For Tots and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Bentley’s Pub and a three course dinner for four to Carmons. Each toy donated is an entry to the raffle. Must be 21 to enter.

kids & families Discovery Room Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, all day, $2/Residents and Members, $3/NR Ages crawling-7. Tales for Twos Douglass Branch Library, C, 10:30am

fundraisers Friends of the Urbana Free Library Fall Book Sale Urbana Free Library, U

mind/body/ spirit Yoga Classes Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, C This hour-long class introduces the fundamentals of hatha yoga.

illini media Illini News and Interviews Illini Media, C, 4:30pm Illinois student-produced TV talk show.

SAT, NOV 22 live music Barb Hamilton La Gourmandise Bistro on Main, U, 6pm The Prairie Ensemble: Haydn’s Mass in Time of War Faith United Methodist Church, C, 7pm, $16, $13 seniors, $6 student/child Grass Roots Revival Pages for All Ages, Savoy, 7pm Music by Matthew & Steph Davies Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, 7pm, $10 MPH at Huber’s Huber’s West End Store, C, 8pm Puddle of Mudd Canopy Club, U, 8pm, $25 Hillbilly Jones Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., U, 9pm Trailer Park Moses Memphis on Main, C, 9pm Blues Deacons The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 9pm Of A Native Vibe Iron Post, U, 9:30pm Candy Foster Cowboy Monkey, C, 9:30pm, $5 Me, Him and Charlie Miller Bentley’s Pub, C, 10pm

dj DJ and Dancing Joe’s Brewery, C, 8:30pm, $5 come and get it


buzz calendar 15 Kosmo at Soma Soma Ultralounge, C, 11pm DJ Mertz Boltini Lounge, C, 11pm DJ Tim Williams Highdive, C, 11pm, $5

literary Book Signing with Author J.D. Jenkins Pages for All Ages, Savoy, 2pm

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Toys For Tots Toy Drive dance music Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am The Lincoln Ball Bring in a toy for Toys Alice Campbell Alumni For Tots and enter to win Center, U, 1pm, $15 a $100 gift certificate Radio Salsa to Bentley’s Pub and a Radio Maria, C, 11pm, $3 three course dinner for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata four to Carmons. Each music & dancing w/ DJ Bris. toy donated is an entry to the raffle. Must be 21 karaoke to enter. Karaoke kids & families Senator’s Bar & Grill, Savoy, 10pm Discovery Room Liquid Courage Karaoke Savoy Recreational CenGeo’s, U, 10pm ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ Residents and Members, open mic $3/NR Battle of the Bands for Ages crawling-7. Crisis Nursery Santa’s Secret Star Radmaker’s Rock & Roll William M. Staerkel PlanTavern, Tolono, 8pm etarium, C, 7pm, $4, $3 students, seniors, children stage Learn about the day and night sky and how the Speech & Debate stars seem to make picThe Station Theatre, U, tures in the sky in our 8pm, $15 newest holiday show for Disney Live: The Pooh young stargazers. Coming to Champaign Assembly Hall, C, 1:30pm, fundraisers $14-$40 Friends of the Urbana Join Winnie the Pooh Free Library Fall Book (and his friends, too) as Sale they bring the classic Urbana Free Library, U charm of the Hundred Acre Wood to the stage in Run for the Library an all-new live production. and Sausage/Pancake Breakfasts auditions Lake of the Woods ForThe Flight of the Lawnest Preserve, Mahomet, chair Man Auditions at 8:30am, $20, $10 for chilParkland Theatre dren under 12 Parkland College Theatre, All participants will reC, 1pm ceive a free breakfast afAuditionees should be ter the race. prepared to sing 16 bars illini media of a song of their choice and to perform readings Illini News and Interviews from the script; an accom- Illini Media, C, 4:30pm panist will be provided at Illinois student-produced the audition. TV talk show.

art exhibit

miscellaneous

“Spirit in Color” — The Artwork of Marty Maehr Heartland Gallery, U, 10am A solo show of oil paintings by this Ann Arbor, Michigan artist, formerly of Urbana.

The Bike Project Open Shop Hours Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, U, 3pm Check out the tools and work stands you can use to fix your own bike and tour their massive collection of parts, spares and used bikes. ”Festive Holiday Silk Arrangements”—a seminar by Green View Nursery Green View Nursery, C, 10am Learn how to work with silk flowers to make the perfect arrangement for your holiday tables, mantles and entryways.

art 26th annual Craft League of Champaign-Urbana Art Fair Urbana Civic Center, U, 10am The art fair features 34 award-winning local and regional artists who create a wide variety of art, including ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, fiber/batik, basketry, painting, printmaking, glass, photography and more.

lectures Saturday Physics Honors Program Loomis Lab, U, 10:15amwww.the217.com

SUN, NOV 23 live music Emerald Rum Blind Pig Co., The, C, 6pm

So Long Forgotten w/ Colour Revolt at Canopy Club Canopy Club, U, 7pm, $10 The Freak Brothers Iron Post, U, 7:30pm

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Toys For Tots Toy Drive Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am Bring in a toy for Toys For Tots and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Bentley’s Pub and a three fundraisers course dinner for four to literary Friends of the Urbana Free Carmons. Each toy doLibrary Fall Book Sale nated is an entry to the Between the Lines Book Urbana Free Library, U raffle. Must be 21 to enter. Club UC Books to Prisoners Champaign Public Library, kids & families C, 7pm work session Urbana-Champaign InDiscovery Room volunteer dependent Media Center, Savoy Recreational CenU, 1pm ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ Toys For Tots Toy Drive UC Books to Prisoners Residents and Members, Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am is an Urbana, IL based $3/NR Bring in a toy for Toys For project providing books to Tots and enter to win a Illinois inmates at no cost. Ages crawling-7. $100 gift certificate to Volunteer at the work Bentley’s Pub and a three O Baby! session. Champaign Public Library, course dinner for four to Carmons. Each toy doC, 9:45am, 10:30am Fundraisers nated is an entry to the fundraisers raffle. Must be 21 to enter. FriendShop Used Book Store Open Friends of the Urbana kids & families Champaign Public Library, Free Library Fall Book C, 2:30pm Sale Discovery Room The Library Friends sell Urbana Free Library, U Savoy Recreational Cenused books for $1 or less, ter, Savoy, all day, $2/ mind/body/ plus CDs, videos, and Residents and Members, spirit DVDs for $1.50, along $3/NR with unique gift items. All Tarot Card Reading Ages crawling-7. Carmon’s Restaurant, C, sales benefit the library. Tuesday Twos 5:30pm, $15 Champaign Public Library, illini media Catherine of Bead and C, 9:45am, 10:30am, Illini News and Interviews Botanicals in Urbana will 11:15am Illini Media, C, 4:30pm look into your future. Babies’ Lap Time Illinois student-produced Urbana Free Library, U, illini media TV talk show. 10:30am Illini News and Interviews Ages birth to 24 months. miscellaneous Illini Media, C, 4:30pm Goodnight Storyshop Illinois student-produced Champaign Public Library, The Bike Project Open TV talk show. Shop Hours C, 6:30pm Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, classes & work- lgbt shops U, 3pm LGBT Resume Critiques Check out the tools and Introduction to Argentine Illini Union, U, 4pm work stands you can use Tango for Couples Does your resume need to fix your own bike and Phillips Recreation Center, to be critiqued? Get it critour their massive collec- U, 8:30pm, $90 a couple tiqued by an expert from tion of parts, spares and the career center on camused bikes. TUES, NOV 25 pus in the LGBT Resource Center. live music MON, NOV 24 Rainbow Coffeehouse Acoustic Tuesday with Wesley-United Methodist live music Jeremy Harper Church & Wesley FoundaJazz Jam Hosted by MRS Memphis on Main, C, tion, U, 6:30pm Trio 7:30pm The LGTBQA Caucus of Iron Post, U, 7pm Jeff Kerr and Billy Galt the GEO offers the opporFingaLickin The Embassy Tavern & tunity to learn more about The Embassy Tavern & Grill, U, 8pm the LGTBQ representation Grill, U, 8pm The Piano Man in the Graduate EmployMonday Night Miracle Canopy Club, U, 9pm ees’ Organization and to with Zmick Corn Desert Ramblers help promote commuCanopy Club, U, 9pm Rosebowl Tavern, Ltd., nity, solidarity and social U, 9pm justice.

DJ and Dancing Joe’s Brewery, C, 8:30pm, $5 Saturday is Distinto y Diferente Great Impasta, C, $3 a person or $5 a couple Make this Saturday stand out and make it Distinto y Diferente with music by DJ Andriano with Mambo Italiano.

karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, U, 7pm

auditions The Flight of the Lawnchair Man Auditions at Parkland Theatre Parkland College Theatre, C, 1pm Auditionees should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of their choice and to perform readings from the script; an accompanist will be provided at the audition.

art 26th annual Craft League of Champaign-Urbana Art Fair Urbana Civic Center, U, 10am The art fair features 34 award-winning local and regional artists who create a wide variety of art, including ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, fiber/batik, basketry, painting, printmaking, glass, photography and more.

literary UFL Reads Historical Mysteries — Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen Urbana Free Library, U, 2pm Catch a glimpse into immigrant life in 1901, as Irish heroine Molly Murphy flees Ireland, in danger, and finds herself again in the thick of things on Ellis Island.

volunteer Toys For Tots Toy Drive Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am Bring in a toy for Toys For Tots and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Bentley’s Pub and a three course dinner for four to Carmons. Each toy donated is an entry to the raffle. Must be 21 to enter.

kids & families Discovery Room Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, all day, $2/ Residents and Members, $3/NR Ages crawling-7.

Mpowerment Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources, U, 5pm Mpowerment is a community group for young gay/bisexual men. Its purpose is to build a strong, healthy, inclusive and safe LGBT community in Champaign-Urbana.

Starting with a simple outline, teens will write interesting stories and gain useful tips on creative writing.

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open mic Original Music Showcase Espresso Royale, U, 8pm Musicians are encouraged to participate and to showcase their original material. Open Mic Night Memphis on Main, C, 8pm Open Mic Night Cowboy Monkey, C, 10pm Hosted by Mike Ingram.

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Nekromancy Chester Street, C, 9pm, $2 DJ Mingram Highdive, C, 10pm

stage Abe Froman Project Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, 9pm

literary Teen Scene: Write Away Douglass Branch Library, C, 4pm

dj “Dusty Music” — DJ Delayney Mike ‘n’ Molly’s, C, 10:15pm, $1

karaoke Liquid Courage Karaoke Geo’s, U, 9pm Karaoke with Randy Miller Bentley’s Pub, C, 9:30pm

mind/body/ spirit Tarot Card Reading Carmon’s Restaurant, C, 5pm, $15 Catherine of Bead and Botanicals in Urbana will look into your future. Beginners’ Group Meditation Ananda Liina Yoga & Meditation Center, U, 6pm

Learn and practice mantra chanting and meditation. Dada Madhuvidyananda, a yogic monk and teacher is leading the group meditation and gives a brief talk on yogic spiritual practices and philosophy after the practice.

illini media Illini News and Interviews Illini Media, C, 4:30pm Illinois student-produced TV talk show.

classes & workshops

volunteer Toys For Tots Toy Drive Bentley’s Pub, C, 11am Bring in a toy for Toys For Tots and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Bentley’s Pub and a three course dinner for four to Carmons. Each toy donated is an entry to the raffle. Must be 21 to enter.

kids & families Discovery Room Savoy Recreational Center, Savoy, all day, $2/ Residents and Members, $3/NR

Mastery of Consciousness Ages crawling-7. School of Metaphysics, U, Storyshop 7:30pm Champaign Public Library, C, 9:45am, 10:30am WED, NOV 26 Storyshop at the Branch Douglass Branch Library, live music C, 10:30am VVVVV with Cameo Tur- For pre-K to grade 1. Duct Work ret and Golden Quality Savoy Recreational CenCanopy Club, U, TBA ter, Savoy, 5:30pm, $25 John Elder & Kilborn Alfor residents of Savoy; ley Blues Band $32 for non-residents Iron Post, U, 5pm Ages:5-12. Donnie Heitler Great Impasta, C, 6pm illini media Traditional Irish Music Illini News and Interviews Session Illini Media, C, 4:30pm Bentley’s Pub, C, 7pm Illinois student-produced Rocket Science At TV talk show. Senator’s Inn Pub Senator’s Bar & Grill, Samiscellaneous voy, 8pm The Bike Project Open Thanksgiving Eve Party Shop Hours w/ Feudin’ Hillbillys Urbana-Champaign IndeRadmaker’s Rock & Roll pendent Media Center, U, Tavern, Tolono, 9pm 6:30pm dj Check out the tools and work stands you can use Country Dancing at to fix your own bike and Bradley’s II tour their massive collecBradley’s II, C, 9pm, $5 tion of parts, spares and DJ Bob Bass Highdive, C, 8pm, $3/$5 used bikes. after 10pm support groups DJ Bris Cowboy Monkey, C, 8pm Among Women: A LesbiDJ LEGTWO an and Bisexual Women’s Boltini Lounge, C, 9pm Support Group Jeff Markland’s DJ’s all Asian American Cultural request Center, U, 5pm Radmaker’s Rock & Roll We are an informal supTavern, Tolono, 9pm port group made up of Reggae Night @ Barfly lesbian, bisexual, queer Barfly, C, 10pm and questioning women DJ Mingram students at UIUC; a place Soma Ultralounge, C, to meet other women 10pm who share your concerns and to form or broaden karaoke your social support netPaul Faber Dragon work. Karaoke Coming Out Support The Embassy Tavern & Group Grill, U, 9pm Illini Union, U, 7pm Liquid Courage Karaoke Safe place to listen, talk Geovanti’s, C, 10pm and learn about sexual identity and coming out open mic issues. Amateur Comedy Night Memphis on Main, C, 8:30pm Original material only. Open-Mic Night Radio Maria, C, 10:30pm Hosted by Jake Fleischli of The Tractor Kings and Jared Roberts of Zero-Base.

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D O I N ’ I T W E L L by Kim Rice & Ross Wantland

Love for a Lifetime Sex at 50, 60 and Beyond

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ex appears to be a market that young adults have cornered. Most of the sexual images we see in the mainstream media are of young or middle-aged adults. When we do see sexual images of older adults, they are labeled funny or disgusting. Except for the occasional Viagra commercial, what we mostly see is the lack of sexual representations of older adults. Apparently, Grandma and Grandpa are asexual. Actually, many older adults are sexual. A recent study reported that 73 percent of people age 55-64, 53 percent of people age 65-74 and 26 percent of 75-85-year-olds were sexually active in the past year. Although the way sex looks may change over our lifespan, this doesn’t make it any less fun, pleasurable or exciting. We wanted to take a look at how we can have great sex for a lifetime.

As We Age Men’s and women’s bodies experience a variety of changes related to sexuality as we age. Around age 30, men begin to experience andropause, a decrease in testosterone, which generally occurs at a more gradual rate than menopause. As these hormones decrease, a man may experience some loss of sexual desire and slower or softer erections. He may need increased (and sustained) stimulation to get and keep an erection, may have shorter orgasms and have a longer refractory period before getting another erection. For women, menopause is when the women’s ovaries produce less estrogen, which typically begins between ages 45 and 55. Symptoms of menopause are different for every woman but can include hot flashes, decreased vaginal lubrication and loss of muscle tone and elasticity in the pelvic and vaginal area. As these changes happen, we may have a variety of emotional reactions. If all we’ve seen are images of young, traditionally beautiful people, we may feel disappointed if we don’t have a rock-hard erection or take longer getting wet. We might see our wrinkles or gray hairs as proof that we’re somehow less desirable. But everyone goes through these changes, and they don’t make us any less sexual at 60 than we were at 16.

Aging Gracefully (and Sexually) Aging is a natural part of the life cycle, and we don’t have to fear losing our sexuality. Here are some of our tips for being sexual in older adulthood.

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Communication Aging can cause both emotional and physical changes in our bodies. Talking with our partners during these changes allows us to talk about what we want and how we can do it. Additionally, using touch, discussing fantasies and letting your partner know how you feel about him or her can build connections that help both partners enjoy the experience more.

Stay Healthy Being healthy as we age, although not always possible, impacts our sexual lives. If you have certain conditions or are taking medications that you think are interfering with your sex life, consult your health care provider. Also, sex is a great way to stay healthy; it burns calories, doesn’t have to be strenuous and can improve mood. Kegel exercises, which strengthen pelvic muscles in men and women, can intensify pleasure and orgasm. Good sex as we age isn’t about pushing past discomfort or changes but respecting these changes and finding new and creative ways of being sexual.

Lube Up! For women and men, ample lubrication helps protect skin that may be thinner due to aging

and can make up for decreases in the body’s lubrication. Estrogen creams may also help create more vaginal lubrication for women. Lube can make sex more enjoyable at any age!

Sex can help you stay healthy and live longer! Accepting and celebrating these changes can help make your sex life a new and exciting experience that will last a lifetime.

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Check out “Doin’ It Well” next week as we get the 411 on chat room abbreviations.

Nearly half of people age 65 and older are single. Finding a partner and being sexual can be exciting and empowering. Although the risk of getting pregnant may have dramatically decreased, be sure to use latex barriers (such as condoms). The risk of transmitting STDs is still present, regardless of our age.

Kim and Ross can’t wait to hear what you have to say. email them at buzzdoinitwell@yahoo.com.

Sex 411:

Stay Positive and Patient Despite what the media show us, change we experience as we age doesn’t mean we can’t have sex. But it may mean we have to redefine sex and what is sexy and desirable. Think outside the box beyond penetration. Be patient and accepting of bodily changes in both you and your partner. Remember that you are and deserve to be sexual, and your current lifestyle may give you more time and freedom (from work or children) to enjoy this aspect of your life! Consider that holding hands, romance, rubbing genitals, oral sex and mutual masturbation are all sexual behaviors.

Sex at Any Age Block, J. Sex Over 50. Good Sex for a Lifetime: www.lifetime. bettersex.com Price, J. Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty. Westheimer, R. Dr. Ruth’s Sex After 50.

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Free Will Astrology ARIES

March 21-April 19

Fifty-five percent of Americans not only believe in guardian angels, but testify that they have been actively aided by the intervention of those divine helpers. Commenting on the results, one religious expert said that “Americans live in an enchanted world.” The 55 percent figure may rise even higher in the coming weeks. A majority of Aries all over the planet, regardless of their religious orientation, could have a mystical experience that will spook and delight them. If you’re one of the chosen ones, don’t get fixated on or distracted by the sheer amazement of the visitation. Make sure you’re alert for its eminently practical guidance.

JONESIN’

NOV 20–NOV 26

what we Libras do. I have fantasies of experimenting with a balance that more closely resembles walking on a railroad track. I could dip a foot here and there, first this side then that, just for fun, and still remain on the track. Maybe in time I could even dance on the rail. Your thoughts? - Libra in Expansion Mode.” Dear Expander: The coming weeks would be a great time, astrologically speaking, to try the experiment you described.

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You’ve been hiding a part of yourself from your conscious awareness. That’s why I’m going to ask you to take off the mask you wear when you’re alone with yourself. You might be surprised when you actually gaze upon your secret face. But I believe it will ultimately prove to be an intriguing breakthrough that will give you good ideas about how to share yourself more completely.

It’s a ripe time to work on fixing any neurosis that chronically disrupts your economic karma. Can you afford sessions with a psychotherapist who’ll help you improve your relationship with money? Just in case you can’t, I’ll offer two exercises that might propel you toward financial self-healing. #1: Twice a day for five minutes, visualize yourself immersed in a joyous and meaningful experience that would be made possible by a more abundant flow of money into your life. #2: Think of three generous acts you want to carry out, three blessings you want to bestow, or three uplifting messages you want to deliver to deserving people.

GEMINI

SAGITTARIUS

TAURUS

April 20-May 20

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Nov. 22-Dec. 21

A year ago, I had a vision that your experiences in 2008 would boost your heart’s smarts -- maybe not up to the same level as your head’s intelligence, but much closer than before. I predicted you’d have a growing ability to master your own moods and emotions, and speculated on how that would in turn increase your understanding of why people do the things they do. So if, during these last 11 months, you’ve been taking advantage of the potentials I named back then, you have undoubtedly developed impressive new skills in the art of intimate relationships. If for any reason this hasn’t happened yet, start playing catch-up immediately.

In her book One Continuous Mistake, Gail Sher provides excellent advice for people who want to be writers. I’m offering it to you for your all-purpose use as you enter the Reinvent Yourself phase of your astrological cycle. The drive for perfection can be a distraction, Sher says. What’s more useful is to be brave and free enough to experiment with possibilities that may or may not pan out. Don’t think yourself into a corner, agonizing about where to begin. Simply dive in and get to work, trusting that the agitation you churn up will show you what works. Exult in the revelations provided by the trial-anderror approach!

CANCER

CAPRICORN

June 21-July 22

Activist and author Naomi Klein tells a story about the time she traveled to Australia at the request of Aboriginal elders. They wanted her to know about their struggle to prevent white people from dumping radioactive wastes on their land. Her hosts brought her to their precious wilderness, where they camped under the stars. They showed her “secret sources of fresh water, plants used for bush medicines, hidden eucalyptus-lined rivers where the kangaroos come to drink.” After three days, Klein grew restless. When were they going to get down to business and show her the despoiled places? “Before you can fight,” one elder told her, “you have to know what you are fighting for.” That’s good advice, Cancerian. I suggest you immerse yourself in the beauty you’ll be serving and stewarding in the future.

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

The Mystic Astrology Wizard says: Close one of your eyes. Tap your forehead three times with the palm of your left hand. Think of a sexy image. Lick your lips and whisper the words “Love Whisperer.” Insert your middle finger in the “Delight-O-Meter” slot. Keep your finger there until the “Passion Lamp” turns on. Flash. Flash. Flash. Thank you. Your evaluation appears below. Your libido has been a bit off-course, semi-absorbed in unfruitful or irrelevant distractions. But now it’s realigning itself with the central dream themes of your life. Prepare to experience a truer juiciness.

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

I suggest you meditate on the theme of exile. Here are some questions to get you started. 1. Have you ever been shunned by people you care about? 2. Do you know what it’s like to unwillingly leave a place that has made you feel safe and secure? 3. Can you remember the desolation that came over you when you found yourself wandering in the middle of nowhere? 4. Has it been a challenge to connect with your tribe or be at peace in the land that makes you feel at home in the world? Whatever your exile is, Virgo, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to figure out how to heal it.

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

“Dear Rob: In the past I’ve thought of balance as the ability to move between extremes without falling down. I pride myself on being a Weeble-Wobbler, the toy that always swings back up when you try to tip it over. But lately I’m wondering if I should expand my concept of www.the217.com

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Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Long-time conservative writer Christopher Buckley, son of rightwing icon William F. Buckley, voted for Obama. Though he was once a speech-writer for John McCain, a man he admired, Buckley was aghast at how the presidential campaign unfolded. “I didn’t leave the Republican Party,” he said. “The Republican Party left me.” I urge you to be alert for a comparable development in your own life, Capricorn. A group whose ideals you have held dear may be changing right in front of your eyes. Or perhaps a movement you’ve been part of has veered off course from the principles that drew you to it.

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

“Never keep up with the Joneses,” counseled author Quentin Crisp. “Drag them down to your level. It’s cheaper.” But I don’t recommend that approach, Aquarius. To do so would be as big a waste of your energy as trying to match the consumerist folly of the Joneses. The same holds true about any situation in which you’re tempted to compete for status with people whose values aren’t very deep: It’s crazy to get obsessed with wanting to either be like them or to drag them down. This advice is especially important now, when you’re more susceptible than usual to the dumbed-down influences of peer pressure. Try to carve out an independent path without indulging in envy, hatred, or superiority.

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

Do you have a negative opinion of clouds? Are you inclined to regard them as symbols of gloom or malaise, interruptions in what you wish would always be clear blue sky? If so, I’ll ask you to revise your view. Consider the fact that in Chinese mythology, there are xiangyun, or “lucky clouds” that are harbingers of great blessings. Deities may even ride on them for pleasure. Among the Zuni Indians, the monster known as the Cloud Eater was feared because he devoured clouds that might bring replenishing rain. And modern meteorologists know that white, fluffy cumulus clouds are signs that fair weather is on the way. Armed with these ideas, Pisces, go out in search of your own personal lucky clouds. They’re your metaphors of the week.

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by Michael Coulter

Coulter’s Best Of

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’ve often heard the phrase “A day late and a dollar short.” It’s a fine phrase, but I don’t particularly like it when it’s applied to me. As you all likely know, last week’s buzz was the “Best Of” issue. As you could probably guess, I never really pay much attention to the calendar and all that, so I sort of missed it. By “sort of” missed it, I mean completely missed it. I figured I might as well try to play some catch-up and do the Coulter Best Of issue — a week late ... and several dollars short. I should start out with best women’s clothing store. I don’t really buy that much women’s clothing, but if I did, I would go to Circles. It was also my friend Danelle’s idea for me to do a Best Of column, and since it’s her store, it only seems right that I mention her. Either way, it’s a cool-ass store with sharp clothes, and they hardly ever kick me out when I sit around and make smartassed comments. If I ever get a sex change or just get a hankering for some cross dressing, that’s my first stop ... right after the psychiatrist. Since I’m already in the friend-touting mode, I should also mention the best barbecue. Normally, I would pick Porgy’s, but my friend Neighbor will soon have his new place opening up in what used to be the Tod and John’s tavern. I hate to be one of those guys who pretends they have inside information, but in this case, I do. Let me tell you this, my friends: Neighbor makes a fine rib and a fine barbecue in general. In the past, I’ve had to wait for someone to have a party and then convince him to cook for it, but soon, I will be able to get it whenever I please. Even if I’m not hungry for ribs, I may just drive by to enjoy the smell. Since we’re on things that I really enjoy, I suppose I should do the best bar. This is really a tough one because I really enjoy drinking quite a lot. Esquire, Mike ’n Molly’s, Clark Bar and the Brass Rail all deserve some serious consideration, but I will have to go with Hubers in this particular instance. The bar is nice and homey, and everyone’s swell, but let’s face it, I go for the ice cold big beers. It’s 24 ounces of draft heaven, and it’s simply a pleasure to have a couple and talk sports with a couple of your buddies while you watch a game. The math can

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get a little tricky though, so just remember the number of beers you’ve had, and multiply by two. This should keep you out of trouble. While we’re on the subject of drinking, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is actually no place that is the best place for a drunken meal. Like holding a golf club above your head during a storm, the drunken meal seems sort of fun and exciting, but there’s always the chance it could go horribly wrong and change your life forever. My advice would be to wait until the next morning when the synapses are clicking a little better and have breakfast at the Original Pancake House. It’s less adventurous, but you’ll have a far better day. When it comes to relaxing in a different way, I would pick West Side Park as the best, um, park, obviously. I used to go there every day, and I’ve lived within a block or two of it since I moved to Champaign. Now I’m several blocks away from it, but I still make a point to visit there every so often. It’s weird, there’s not really much there or anything, but it just seems like a beautiful spot. You can see the edges of downtown from there, but it somehow seems miles away from everything. As an added bonus, both my dog and I have peed on several things in that park, so it just feels like home for some reason. The most intriguing entry last week was the best place to have sex in public. I fear this may be like the best place for a drunken meal in that there is really no good place. Don’t get me wrong, there are many places people can have sex in public, it’s just that I’d really prefer not to advocate such a thing. It’s not that I’m a prude or anything. I think it’s just better if we aren’t all humping with reckless disregard around our lovely city. If we were all super good-looking, it’d be one thing, but let’s face it — in most situations, it’s simply something I’d hope not to stumble upon on a regular basis. Those are just a few of the highlights, and I could probably write a book on all the things I love about Champaign-Urbana. When I moved here, many moons ago, I really figured it would be for a year or two, but somewhere along the way, it just started to feel like home. I never much got the ambition or desire to try to find a place I liked more. It’s not big, it’s not small and it is home to some of the best folks I’ve ever met. Like they say about people who run marathons, we’re all winners.

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