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— SPOKE, November

4,

Entertainment

2002

Horoscope ^ #

Who’s the

Week of November 4-10

The edgy comedy genre of

Happy

Libra

Birthday Scorpio

human

pid

September 24 October 22

-

Knowledge of an event or an

be trying

to

you

cause upset

your

in

show that you're leave you alone.

don't

issue on your birthday will prevent

life. If

something bad from happening

upset they'll

to

a fiery nature will

you. Don't overindulge yourself

November

Luckiest day:

6.

of

some

involved in these incidents are

in

With the recent onslaught of daredevil shows like Tom Green, Fear Factor and Jackass, numerous

Aries March

21

-

Scorpio

^i i rAftW

April 18

October 23

-

November 21 If things are tight financially,

might have to seek advice

Someone

you

to figure

older than you will be

helping you with a problem. The

out the best solution. Don't spend

advice they give you

any money you don't have to. Luckiest day: November 5.

way you

think, but

-

May

9.

explicit

of each individual sketch.

November

Gemini 1

/ El

1

®

May

21

-

June 21

M?''

November

6.

suit

crude language and nudity

up

rolled

all

ture.

Knoxville told full

show times

the

“It's

R

got an

one motion

into

Capricorn December 22

«

-

week. Luckiest day:

their help.

covered with raw meat and lying

on a

as his cohorts

grill

with lighter

the hospital for five

weeks with

6.

Aquarius

July 22

sec-

fire

stunt.

and

shirt.

it

lit it

on

fabric burst into flames

He was

mov-

on camera

an attempt to

in

has received criticism

edgy programming

target-

White Oleander

January 20 February 18

MTV

the easy target in the

is

of warnings aired

protection

There are

idiots. at the

beginning of

will

are performed under very

(skits)

control and supervision.”

strict

The

defence

maybe

that

is

stronger warnings could prevent

copycat incidents from occurring.

path.

from Montana received disorderly conduct and misdemeanour charges after being “inspired” by pranks seen on Jackass. The boys videotaped themselves driving around shooting pellets from a BB handgun aimed at cyclists, pedes-

MTV

it

ference between right and wrong.

ing car. His friends caught the whole

mercial strengths, there are nega-

its

far-fetched, but

before each skit saying, “These

In a separate incident, three teens

about

may sound

the show, as well as extensive ones

mimic Knoxville’s career

aired in late

This

they can

like Jackass.

treated for second-

However, despite the film’s com-

show

now

of youth, whereas

and third-degree bums as well. A 16-year-old Kentucky native

$22.7 million in box office

States since the

Before TV, a parent would accept their child’s actions as the essence

out on his

incident

There have been at least four cases of copycat stunts across the United

not admirable behaviour,

is

happens.

it

point the finger than to teach the dif-

Oct. 25 with an unexpectedly strong sales.

This but

The 12-year-old cov-

injured himself leaping over a

weekend of

less excitement.

appears to be easier to turn and

pool.

it.”

would

own version of the

tried to put

The

dangerous speeds down a hill, fulfill one’s need for mind-

at

Another boy, Thomas Hitz of

same

lighting

Yet,

it.

or driving your bike

fire,

blame shows

ond- and third-degree bums.

10,”

Guide Online. rating and we took the

in

on

things

doused him

Lind ended up

fluid.

doesn’t cut

just

Knoxville wearing a flame-retardant

and Hitz then jumped into a nearby

TV

advantage of

2000.

November

Luckiest day:

Cancer -

The

human

had witnessed on the had original skit

pic-

tive repercussions for audiences.

June 22

stunt he

crew attempting insane stunts - just to see what happens! However, there is still an envelope to be pushed since the original episodes of the show aired. Knoxville and company stretch the

The movie opened

One

10.

attempted to repeat the

BBQ

ered his hand in bug spray,

of your friends will take the time to help you with a problem. The only catch is you have to want

November

who

show.

stunts,

13-

involved

90-minute film version of the outrageous show. It’s full of extremely dangerous

you are in will grow stronger. Things will be noticeably better at the end of the relationship

tive behaviour like cleaning your room, or completing homework

November 22 December 21

January 19

A

beginning

Sagittarius

Luckiest day:

WW w

at the

incident

first

pass the time. Sometimes constmc-

Florida, tried his

Expect something different to be happening to you this week. A new situation is just what you need to be in a better mood.

7.

is

The

warnings

the

despite

teens,

year-old Jason Lind of Connecticut

an MTV-produced program that involves Johnny Knoxville and his

“We Luckiest day:

with careless stunts, in attempts to

young

at

limits to grotesque lengths in the

20

Follow your intuition. Make sure you write down any dreams you remember. Their meanings might be telling you something.

opposite the

worth trying.

November

Luckiest day:

Taurus April 20

is

it's

appeared on the scene. Bored adolescents have always experimented

and more notably in the last few weeks, with the release of Jackass: The Movie. For those of you without access or the Internet, Jackass

MTV.

brainless

that

is

Opinion

target of a lot of controversy over

MTV

reality

teens existed well before Jackass

ed

to

The sad

O’Neill

accounts of copycat teens have turned up. The latter has been the the past year

seeking legal action against

Diana

own.

their

drivers.

Several of the parents of the kids

attempting dangerous

teenagers

and other

trians

stu-

and disturbing

resulted

has

stunts

feats

Someone with

tricks

jackass?

real

how can

But,

a

network take

responsibility for the .01 per. cent

of viewers that

insist

on duplicating

acts of stupidity?

The

on the

attention is focused

MTV

lack of values presents, all the while children today are lacking

one

vital quality

- common

sense.

bring you to tears

By BLAKE GALL

Rena’s advice to Astrid is “the is gone, sentimental is stupid.” Maybe a little too harsh for

past

soon be over. You are on your way to achieving what you

noticeably better. Try to live in the

Life is an endless struggle through both happiness and pain according to the new film White

now, don't look

Oleander.

want. Stay focused.

things that

A

steady effort towards reaching

a goal will

Luckiest day:

November

Your relationships

may

to the future for

The

not be there.

Luckiest day:

10.

will be getting

November

7.

Pisces February 20

March 20 Whether good or bad, things are going to be happening to you in

You may be looking at something differently towards the end of the week. Luckiest day: November 8. threes.

The

film follows the relationship

you

(Alison Lohman). Astrid

them

are expecting

to.

The

story

of-view

Luckiest day:

November

6.

is

of

lescent girl

told

Daniel Roth

is

a third-year

student. who

has studied

clairvoyant issues for four years.

it.

7.

15-year-old

who views

is

Astrid

1900 there were 36 highway fatalities in the U.S. Most dreams average 10 to 30 minutes long. Canadians spend an average of 5.1 hours online, more than any other In

users.

By 2025

life

expectancy for newborn

girls

could reach 82, for boys

79.8.

The Old Farmers Almanac 2001

Astrid begs her mother to stop

an ado-

(Internet photo)

her mother

woman

she

boyfriend.

Astrid

forced out of the

(Michelle Pfeiffer)

an

life

for Astrid.

home

is

eventually

home and

is

put in

controlling her

life.

“You don’t go anywhere until I let you go,” says Ingrid. “Then let me go,” replies Astrid.

Los Angeles,

This

struggling to teach her daugh-

where she finds love with her next

entire

ter the

importance of inner-strength. Astrid admires her mother’s artis-

foster parents. Living with failed

and follows in her footsteps with a sketchbook of her own. They seem to have a perfect

(Renee Zellweger) and her film director husband Ron (Noah Wylie) seems perfect. Astrid and Claire find the love and comfort they both desperately

between mother and daughter is the first time Astrid shows her own identity and Ingrid sees it. I don’t want to spoil the ending

is

tic abilities

relationship until Ingrid

is

arrested

for poisoning

her boyfriend and sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for first-degree murder.

a foster

in

actress Claire

but

I

is

the turning point of the

The

film.

will tell

you

confrontation

that a

few

need.

Director Peter Kosminsky does

an amazing job of bringing unconventional relationship to

where she learns that without her mother her own identity is almost

helps Claire realize her unhappiness

hate,

non-existent. This forces her to find

Astrid is once again left without a home. This time she blames her mother and ends all contact with her.

is

sent to a foster

herself and for once

home

become her

own woman. Astrid lives with Starr (Robin Wright Penn), a stripper-tumedbom-again Christian. Problems arise when Starr accuses Astrid

of sleeping with her

and

in turn

she commits suicide.

making her own which leads her into the

Astrid begins decisions,

home

tears

were shed.

However, Ingrid is still controlling Astrid’s life from prison. A visit between Claire and Ingrid

Astrid

KNOW...

This turns into a confession for

from the point-

as the most beautiful

artist

YOU

along.

Ingrid and a revelation of her

is

Ingrid

DID

all

After one year of not speaking to her mother Astrid agrees to return

cle they encounter.

A peer in your life will have something to offer you. Whether it be a material gift or advice you November

an old friend

going to be playing a major factor in your life. Things you want should happen, but not if Fate

journalism

Luckiest day:

stability in

a love interest

to the prison for a meeting.

-

will appreciate

She finds

who was

of a mother and daughter whose bond only grows with each obsta-

Virgo

">

with herself.

.

has ever seen.

August 23 September 23

She then begins to explore her art more and becomes comfortable

based

on Janet Fitch’s novel of the same title, and starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Alison Lohman, hit theatres Oct. 11

-

movie,

Astrid but the words put a lot into perspective.

of Rena Efremova), a Russian an attitude.

(Svetlana

woman

with

this life.

The juxtaposition of love and strength and weakness is something that everyone can relate to.

To understand listen

about

to

the film

it.

one of the most moving F’^ms have seen in a while and ded^ .Cs It is

I

you must

every word and think

four out of five

stars.

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