APRIL 27, 2006
way beyond a marker to the face
we’re here to pump. . . you up
a different kind
of rock star
a look at
of two of
TABLE OF CONTENTS EDITOR’S NOTE
7 NOTICE Driving in my car, I am Kelly kicks that were so impressive, and their music. Luckily, I have
Clarkson. I also can bust out they landed me on my friend’s the good sense to only allow
what’s going on pranks: how far can you go? pumping iron some Celine Dion (“It’s All Web site with a caption that a chosen few to see this side
Coming Back to Me” = read: “No one can see of me.
awesome). In my car you make an ass out of Unless, that is, Stella Artois is
I am an unashamed yourself at Duffy’s.” So I involved.
crooner. I try my best am in awe of the tribute
■ Lindsey Ramsey
to imitate these artists bands mentioned in
but I often fall short. Kristen Maxwell’s story An article in last Thursday’s Jayplay needs
On rare occasions, I will (p.10). They all have correction. The article, “The thin web line,”
venture to a karaoke real guts and can all should have said that Darcy had two Web
venue and try my hand at a live perform in ways I only dream sites, the second of which was Finding My
performance. I remember one of. I know Frank Sinatra, Kelly Wings. She quit operating the first. In the
HEALTH FEATURE particular rendition of Frank Clarkson and, yes, even Celine same article, Darcy landed in the hospital
Sinatra’s “New York, New York” would be unimpressed by my from an unspecified drug overdose, not
drinks that’ll jolt you rockin’ out imitation
that involved elaborate leg sad attempts to honor them because of the use of antihistamines.
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Shaggy 2 Dope. The Granada,
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7 p.m., all ages, $20, www.
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p.m., all ages, FREE, www.arts. Koufax, Marry Me Moses, The Fest. Grand Emporium, 9 p.m., Danjuro the Eighth: Piety
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Pearson Hall front lawn, 3 p.m., Takeuchi, professor of
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University of Kansas Hospital, Union Woodruff Auditorium, University. Spencer Museum
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04 JAYPLAY 04.27.2006
Pranks gone wild
by Jason Shaad
Is your life lacking mischief? Play a prank
to enliven things.
Last January, Re Scott got a phone call there are no rules. Even in our own beds
from a number he didn’t recognize. When nothing is sacred.”
he answered, a woman he didn’t know For Scott, the prank call recipient,
said something about being an operator the only rules for pranking are that you
for a replay program. The Topeka junior don’t intend to hurt someone and that
was confused. if you’re going to dish it out, you should
Then she asked a question: Who would be prepared to get it back. “Keying
win in a fight: Johnny Lawrence, the someone’s car is just mean,” he says. “A
leader of Cobra Kai and the teen nemesis prank is something you can do to bust
of Daniel LaRusso in Karate Kid, or Biff your friends without being hateful.”
Tannen, the guy who bullies around The elements of a good prank, Scott says,
Marty McFly in the Back to the Future involve humor, creativity and surprise. The
series? Scott started more original, the better.
laughing. He knew he’d V. Vale, author of the book
been pranked. Pranks, agrees — to some
Along with cheap beer, arTful shamIng extent.
bad pick-up lines and Vale takes a
late-night pizza, pranks Here are some of the philosophical approach
are a hallmark of college most prevalent images to pranks. For him, pranks
night life. They range from drawn on people during don’t involve victimizing
harmless phone calls to a shaming: other people. Instead, they
elaborate stunts. And are harmless ways to point
whether they’re offensive A Charlie Chaplin out irony and problems in
charades or innocent fun, mustache society. They need to be
pranks let us vent our A penis on the cheek humorous, convey an anti-
inner mischief. An arrow on the authoritarian message and
Scott’s friend pranked stomach pointed south involve a poetic image.
him using a free online A Frankenstein scar He says the best prank
calling program called he recently saw involved
IP-Relay, which allows a billboard mocking
deaf people to place telephone calls over Abercrombie and Fitch advertisements.
the Internet by typing to an anonymous “We’re more in favor of pranks that
relay operator, who then makes the call. perpetuate some sort of surrealist image or
Calls placed with the program come subvert authority,” he says.
from an unknown number, which allows Vale traces the origin of pranks to the
pranksters to avoid caller-IDs. While legend of the trickster archetype that is
clever, the prank has a flip side. Due to present in many early cultures. He says
pranks through IP-Relay, deaf people who the trickster functioned to give people
use the service are experiencing a higher a wake-up call whenever they were just
rate of hang-ups by people who assume floating through life. Today, modern
they’re receiving a prank call. tricksters serve the same purpose. “It’s in
Prank calls aren’t the most popular of our nature,” Vale says. “Many pranks are
college hijinks, says Amir Blumenfeld, a crimes of opportunity.”
senior writer for the Web site CollegeHumor. Indeed, sometimes there is a thin line
com, which receives hundreds of photo and between a prank and a crime. There is no
video submissions from college students legal definition for pranks, but firecrackers
each week.The number one prank in college in a dorm could be construed as arson,
The greaTesT college Prank of all TIme:
today, he says, is shaming — using a marker egging a house could be criminal damage KIT LEFFLER
to draw on someone who is passed out. In to property, and shaming (depending on
second place is the dorm door obstruction
prank, which involves blocking someone’s
intent and how physical it is) could be
construed as battery, says Sally Kelsey, the great roSe bowl hoax of 1961
door with anything from liquid-filled cups a general practice attorney for the Law Although college students have When the cheerleaders gave As the crowd flipped the cards,
to phone books. Third is the surprise wake- Offices of Donald G. Strole, 16 E. 13th St. pulled innumerable pranks, general the signal, the fans were supposed everyone grew silent. The cards
up prank. Blumenfeld says he has seen this But most pranks are intended to annoy consensus among prank Web to flip their cards according to above Washington’s fans read:
prank range from waking someone with a rather than inflict harm, she says. Kelsey sites and books maintains that the the instruction sheets. As cameras CALTECH. Fourteen students from
megaphone to filling an entire room with says she has only seen a few cases tried Rose Bowl hoax of 1961 is the best televised the halftime show across the Pasadena technical college
loud disco music, strobe lights and erratic that involved pranks gone awry. college prank ever accomplished. the nation, the cheerleaders began had managed to infiltrate the
dancers. John Frydman, a Lawrence criminal On January 2, 1961, NBC televised to signal the audience. The first few Washington cheerleaders’ hotel
Prank etiquette dictates that nobody attorney, says police usually know when the Rose Bowl football game images went according to plan, but room and replace all the instruction
sustains physical harm or injury, something is intended to be a prank.“This between the Minnesota Golden then the word SEIKSUH appeared cards the night before the game.
Blumenfeld says. “Markers are temporary, is a college town. They’ll understand the Gophers and the Washington — HUSKIES spelled backwards. Variants of this prank have been
and eyebrows have about a three-month fine line,” he says. Huskies. At halftime, Washington’s Assuming this was just an incidental accomplished since 1961, but it
grow-back period,” he says. But remember, just because a line exists cheerleaders prepared to lead flaw, the cheerleaders gave the next was the Rose Bowl hoax that set
But how much compassion can doesn’t mean your prankster friends Washington fans through a signal. But instead of a giant image the stage for all elaborate college
someone expect from jokesters? Not won’t cross it. “Pranks are funny until huge flip-card show that would of Washington’s mascot — the pranks to come.
much, Blumenfeld says. “We used to think somebody gets hurt,” says Blumenfeld, produce giant images. Each fan husky — a giant buck-toothed Source: www.museumofhoaxes.
there were boundaries and regional rules, the College Humor writer. “Then they get had been given a large card and a animal appeared. The cheerleaders com
like you are safe if you’re in your bed. But really funny.” personalized instruction sheet. quickly signaled for the next image.
04.27.2006 JAYPLAY 05
JAYPLAY SAYS Q
of Pretty Girls
Is it too soon? Obviously Hollywood doesn’t think
so, as the first of several September-11-themed
films makes its way to theaters. The trailer gives
chills with its black screen, airplane noises and
panicked voices of
Paul Greengrass (The
Bourne Supremacy) retty Girls Make Graves’ third Q: What are you hoping Élan Vital will do for
WATCH took special care to
get the passengers’
album, Élan Vital, is one of their
most exciting to date. Bassist
A: I hope it will finally shake off the people
PULP FICTION families blessing
Derek Fudesco talked with me
about the band’s new album and
who’ve been expecting us to make the first
record over again. With every release, there are
SUA comes to rescue your Tuesday night the tale of the flight their upcoming tour. The band is bringing an people hoping we’ll make Good Health again.
with a $1 showing of the 1994 Tarantino that went down in explosive live show to the Bottleneck May 1.
classic. The film did no less than resurrect rural Pennsylvania. Q: You sing a little during your show. Do you
the career of John Travolta, receive seven Controversial, but Q: How did you want Élan Vital to sound consider yourself a good musician?
Academy Award nominations (including Best too potentially different from New Romance? A: No, I’m a funny singer. I’m just funny enough
Picture) and spawn a poster that graced the riveting to miss. A: We didn’t set out to make it different. We so that no one notices how bad I actually sing.
walls of countless dorm rooms. Lights dim at
7 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium.
ß Lindsey Ramsey lost a member. In the past, all five of us would
write songs together. When we went in to Q: How do you think the band has changed
ß Natalie Johnson make this record, individual members brought since the self titled EP?
in songs or we paired up to write. That’s the A: We’re a lot more open to different things
biggest reason it sounds different. There were than we used to be. In the past we were really
EAT GRILLED FOOD probably two or three collaborations on this
stubborn. Every person had to have their
stamp on every song. Now we’re open to
SHOPGIRL Sunset is late, Q: How did the addition of Leona Marrs on
letting someone else take the reigns. It’s more
about writing better songs, instead of ego.
Modest, sad and so good, Shopgirl weather is warm and keyboard and the loss of Nathan Thelen on
should be required viewing for guys who homework is lame. guitar affect the group? Q: What bands would you like to tour with?
can’t see past appearances to the beauty Invite some friends A: It opened up a whole new world. Before, we A: TV On The Radio. They’re one of my favorite
underneath. Claire Danes plays a lowly over and cook out. The were very guitar-dominated. With Leona we bands right now. Flaming Lips would be cool,
glove saleswoman who is pursued by a gods of springtime could open up a lot of new territory. Plus, she too. I’d love to tour with Fleetwood Mac. For
penniless goofball see this gesture of also plays melodica and accordion. The more my 31st birthday this year, when we were in
(Jason Schwartzman) appreciation and will we wrote, the more everyone began swapping Australia, Andrea [lead singer] took me to see
and a suave, wealthy surely award us with instruments. Stevie Nicks. It was great.
older gentleman (Steve more sunny days and
Martin). Adapted from mild nights… or a Q: What influences your music? Q: What words would you use to describe
Martin’s charming tornado. Either way, A: Everything. I get it from books, movies, your live show?
novella, Shopgirl is steak rules. friends and friends’ bands. It’s kind of a day-to- A: Our live show can go two ways. When it’s on,
absolutely worth the
tears it causes.
ß Natalie Johnson day thing. We all have very different influences it can be pretty good. When it’s off, it can be
and styles. a total train wreck. It’s like 70/30. Even when
ß Lindsey Ramsey it’s a train wreck, it can be pretty entertaining.
Lawrence is a cool town, though. We like
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06 JAYPLAY 04.27.2006
by Liz Nartowicz
Pump up your health by pumping iron.
Arnold Schwarzenegger above to show the benefits though most lifters aren’t vigorous workout between training. Alternating days,
has played many roles, star- of pumping iron daily. even on a supplement, Miller 20 and 60 minutes for fitness, Pitts trains arms and shoul-
ring in more than 35 films Every morning at 6, Johna- says. Millar says. Exercise only be- ders twice a week and chest
and snagging the title of than Miller, Lee’s Summit, Mo., “It’s just years and years of comes harmful when a per- and back three times.
California’s 38th governor in sophomore, is at the Student lifting,” Miller says. son over-trains, or over-uses a Usually, Pitts spends no
2003. He’s come a long way Recreation and Fitness Cen- Another misconception muscle. more than two hours at the
from his Mr. Universe title, ter. Besides regularly play- surrounding weightlifters is Over-training occurs when gym, but last year while play-
but even his transformation ing racquetball and climbing the idea that their lives re- a person damages a muscle ing for the Minnesota Junior
from Terminator to “Govena- the rock wall, Miller lifts five volve around the gym. But by not allowing sufficient Hockey League in St. Louis,
tor” couldn’t end his endur- times a week. Changing his Miller’s workouts motivate time to heal, says Robert he put in four hours a day on
ing role as the butt of body- lifting routine weekly, Miller him even outside the gym, he Gregory, a KU biomechanics average.
building jokes. puts in between an hour to says. During his freshman year professor. Pitts, now a member of
Media and the general two hours a day at the gym. he didn’t go to the gym or to Over-exercising certain the KU club hockey team,
public have treated fans of His roommates joke that most of his classes, Miller says. muscles can even lead to a says teammates give him
bodybuilding — the process he’s an exercise addict, but But when he started lifting decrease in strength. Lifting flak about his gym sessions,
of building muscle through Miller says he maintains a weights regularly, he says, his places a lot of stress on the asking why he works out so
lifting weights, increasing healthy balance between attendance and performance lumbar vertebrae, and exces- much. It’s just a habit and a
caloric intake and rest — as the gym and the rest of his in class improved. sive pressure can actually hobby, he says, something
punchlines. Weightlifters life. He’s not a “freak” about As for being obsessed with weaken the spinal column, that makes him feel good
have been associated with working out, Miller says, even exercise, actual exercise ad- Gregory says, as well as in- about himself and brings
steroid use, sub-par intel- though he does take supple- diction or abuse is uncom- crease the possibility for in- him enjoyment.
ligence and obsessive exer- ments. mon, says Lynn Millar, physical juries. When looking at the ben-
cising. But dedication can He takes a creotine and en- therapy professor at Andrews Brent Pitts, Olathe fresh- efits these lifters receive, it’s
be misread as obsession. ergy supplement to enhance University in Michigan. The man, realizes the potential difficult to see how body-
Withstanding jests and que- his training, he says. It’s com- American College of Sports danger of overworking mus- builders got a bad rap. But
ries about their time logged mon for people to associate Medicine actually recom- cles and therefore developed it’s clear to see that weight-
at the gym, weightlifters rise steroids with weight lifting, mends daily moderate-to- a routine to ensure healthy lifting is nothing to scoff at.
04.27.2006 JAYPLAY 07
nOTICe RAINE AND RUIGH REVIEW
NEWS YOU CAN USE
ExtRA LONG NECkLACES
Add dimension while drawing attention by
draping an extra long necklace around your
collar. The length not only catches the eye, chinese president hu jintao visits the u.s., meeting with president
but also guides the eye from top to bottom, bush and computer impresario bill gates.
creating coordination. “It really pulls an Adding to his growing list of forehead-smacking social blunders, Bush offended the Chinese
outfit together by adding layers,” says Jessie leader at a joint press conference when he said most terrorists were “yella.”
Earleywine, Lawrence junior, who likes to pair
her long neckwear with plain t-shirts.
The best way to get the layered effect is to
double loop the necklace, having one loop THe lAWrenCe CITy COmmISSIOn miss kentucky wins
end mid chest and the other slightly above the
navel. Thin chains sprinkled with bright crystals
CAveS, AllOWS WAl-mArT TO buIld the miss usa pageant.
or funky charms are best used for the double neAr SIxTH And WAKAruSA. Her older brothers
congratulated her soon after the
drape. For the classic one-wrap, chunkier or In truth, the principal of Free State High School
victory by dousing her face and
multiple chains look best. spearheaded the campaign for approval, saying
ß Liz Nartowicz “I want my students to know where they’ll be
breasts with a pint of “Kentucky
working in a few years, if they don’t stop going to
WESCOE WIT the parking lot every lunch period to smoke the
Guy 1: Dude, I saw a picture Guy 1: So my bicep measures Guy 1: Dude, look at how
of your burn yesterday. 14.5 inches. much weed I just got. denise
Guy 2: Yeah, it was pretty Guy 2: Well, you know that’s Guy 2: Where’d you get that? richards
bad, don’t you think? nothing compared to that Guy 1: This place. They have receives
Guy 1: Eh, it’s nothing I woman’s 21 inches. even more weed than we do! restraining
couldn’t do sticking my arm Guy 1: What? order
in a microwave. Guy 2: You know, that against ex-
Guy 1: Oh yeah. Wasn’t she a ßMalinda Osborne husband
Rumors swirled that Sheen
had threatened to kill
Richards, but all he actually
did was invite her to the
premiere of his latest
project, Scary Movie 4. track stars and
hippies in lawrence descend on
celebrate earth campus for the
day. kansas relays.
If we wanted to see people
The Earth responded, saying, “If you run really fast, we’d hang out
guys really want to help me out, start at The Hawk until the ABCs
wearing deodorant … seriously.” showed up.
embattled former ku running back john rundle
lands in jail for the sixth time in three years.
We would write a joke here, but we’re afraid Randle would beat us up.
Oh, God, there he is! Run!
the lawrence journal- GAS pRICES
world wins top award ON tHE RISE...
for newspapers in AGAIN.
kansas. To that a-hole at Phi Psi:
How do you like your
The judges reportedly made the decision after a double- Hummer now?
blind test in which the LJ-World soaked up 50 percent
more cat urine than its leading competitor.
at abe & jakes
Apparently, a group of Stephenson
schol-hall kids instigated the melee
after they mistook Abe & Jakes for The
Hawk and realized they (probably)
wouldn’t get in.
■ Chris Raine and Dave Ruigh
08 JAYPLAY 04.27.2006
by Marion Hixon
sObe adrenaline rush
Caffeine: 50 milligrams
Calories: 140 (SoBe Adrenaline
Rush Sugar Free has 0 calories)
Tastes Like: “Orange Fanta.
It’s tangy and has a little bit of
a new surge of energy drinks allows you to stretch those 24 hours a little longer. a kick to it,” says Laura Frizell,
On top of an unfinished 10-page Bull, include taurine or other coffee, or roughly 75 milligrams. Risks
paper, a group project and three amino acids, which build protein B-group vitamins can be The Mayo Clinic reports that
upcoming finals, you probably still and protect the body. Some found in most energy drinks. caffeine increases blood pressure,
need time for working out, going other drinks contain herbal They affect your mental well- insomnia and irritability. Don’t
out, staying up and sleeping in. supplements, such as ginseng, a being and work indirectly with use these energy drinks before cOke blak
And even though you’re ashamed classic Chinese root, says Bianca your immune system. B-group an activity that will naturally Caffeine: 46 milligrams
of your American Idol addiction, it Storlazzi, a wellness assistant at vitamins, such as B-6, B-12 and raise your blood pressure, such as Calories: 45
demands at least two hours of your The Merc, 901 Iowa St. Storlazzi, folate, help improve the speed strenuous exercise. Tastes Like: “First you taste
attention each week. who is the store’s herb and tea of information processing and The natural alternative to the Coke, and then comes the
It’s no surprise that caffeine will buyer, recommends another memory, says a 2000 study by relying on energy drinks is to coffee. I don’t know if I’d drink
put a perk in your step, but as our root called hoodia, used by tribal CSIRO, an Australian scientific get regular exercise and sleep, it again,” Steven King, Lawrence
dependence on it builds, energy bushmen for multiple-day hunts. research agency. Storlazzi while maintaining a healthy freshman, says. John Macias,
drinks that speed up the energizing “It suppresses your appetite but recommends B-group vitamins diet. However, if you’re reaching Wichita freshman, swears it
process are growing in popularity. also gives you energy,” she says. as a strong first choice when for an energy booster at 2 a.m. tastes like flat root beer. He’s
Here’s a breakdown of what’s out And how much caffeine is you’re dragging. “Your body on Sunday night, it may be too not imbibing again anytime
there to tempt your taste buds and in these cans of energy? Most doesn’t produce these vitamins late to consider sleep an option. soon. Still more debate: Wilson
test your longevity. energy drinks claim to hold and minerals naturally,” she Here’s a guide to the tastes of compares the drink to a
approximately the same amount says. “They come from our food, some energy drinks. All are liquefied, toffee-scented Yankee
Ingredients of caffeine — or guarana, a herb that’s why you’re supposed to available at most grocery stores Candle.
Many energy drinks, like Red containing caffeine — as a cup of eat well.” and gas stations. Price: $1.49
One addict’s stOry
“ I was probably the only middle school kid
who had coffee with her frosted flakes in the
morning,” says Melissa Baranek, Overland Park
sophomore, who got hooked on her mom’s
black coffee when she was 11. Since then she’s
become a bona fide caffeine addict, a Dr. Pepper
lover and drinker of double espresso shots. And
while her friends think she’s crazy, Baranek can’t
get through the morning without her drug of
choice. After one attempt at quitting, she found
that caffeine withdrawal gave her migraines
and achy muscles. “I tried to give up caffeine as a
senior in high school for Lent,” she says. “I didn’t
last. I started on Ash Wednesday, and by that
Friday I was getting a Dr. Pepper out of a vending
Are you bored with a classic cup of joe and
turned off by energy drinks? Fret not, because
the caffeine market is expanding daily. Most
students know they can grab NoDoz or other
energy aids at most drugstores to help them KIT LEFFLER
finish a late-night paper. But have you tried
energy powders? The energy boosters can be
starbucks dOuble aMp energy drink rOck star energy red bull
dissolved to digest in a variety of ways. “You can shOt espressO frOM MOuntain deW drink — Juiced Caffeine: 80 milligrams;
put them in tea, sprinkle them on food, any way
you want to take it,” says Vanessa Royer, a grocery
Caffeine: 121 milligrams
Caffeine: 75 milligrams
passiOn fruit Tastes Like: “Fruit punch and
Tastes Like: “Cold coffee in a Caffeine: 75 milligrams orange soda mixed together,”
buyer for The Merc. On a sweeter note, there Tastes Like: “An overly
can. I guess I could stand it if I Calories: 105 Monique Waters, Kansas City,
are now candies, mints and gum infused with carbonated Mountain Dew. Kind
really needed to stay up,” Jenny Tastes Like: “This tropical flavor Mo., junior, says. She partakes
caffeine. Check out ThinkGeek.com for special of rough to handle,” says Laura
Wilson, Topeka sophomore, says. is much more manageable than in the drink about three times
caffeine products like Jolt Gum, Buzz Bites Frizell, Lawrence freshman. Jay
Price: $1.99 regular Rock Star,” Benedict says. a week, but only uses Red Bull
Chocolate Chews or Foosh Energy Mints. Or to Benedict, Roseland freshman,
Natasha Harper, Kansas City, to mix with vodka, never just to
rouse your bed-headed roommate, switch his or rates it higher than Red Bull and
Kan., junior, says she never uses stay awake.
her normal soap with Shower Shock Caffeinated Rock Star.
energy drinks but the mango Price: $1.99
Soap. Price: $1.99
flavor won her over.
04.27.2006 JAYPLAY 09
The sinceresT DreAms Do come true
Most groups’ initial draw to
impersonating a band is a love for the
original. For some, just singing the
songs is enough. For others, every note
has to be perfect. Tim Owens, 29, is one
of the perfectionists. An office supply
traveling salesmen by day and Rob
Halford impersonator in a Judas Priest
tribute band by night, Owens is proof
that the ultimate dream of a tribute
band member can come true.
In 1993, the real Judas Priest
decided to re-form and record
another album, but their lead singer
— the real Rob Halford — had left the
band. This left them needing a new
lead singer. A tape of one of Owens’
performances was sent to the band by
two Judas Priest fans and after a live
audition, in which Owens sang only
nine words of “Victim of Changes,”
by Kristen Maxwell he was offered the job. Before joining
the band in London, Owens returned
to his hometown of Akron, Ohio,
where he signed his first autograph.
The lucky recipients were his parents.
A look into the world of tribute bands It was a picture of him and the band
and it read, “Mom and Dad, dreams do
Dave Damm doesn’t look like Neil Diamond. started really thinking about it,” Brown says. “I come true. I love you.”
His chin-length black hair and lineman build thought, ‘This is actually kind of brilliant.’” The Owens, now known as Ripper
Former Dave Diamond guitarist Tim Utter plays with key-
hardly suggest he could impersonate the two recruited four other guys and the band Owens, recorded Jugulator, the band’s
board player Bill Suchan and Neil Diamond impersonator
singer of a romantic melody like “Hello Again,” was formed. They are now represented by two first album of new material in seven
Dave Diamond at a show at Wichita’s Cotillion in February.
but that’s just what he does. entertainment agencies, AME Entertainment years in 1997. He recorded one more
But of all the performers and bands out and Omni Entertainment. studio album, two live albums and a
there, why Neil? The answer is simple: the “It’s fun because it’s not very stressful. It’s DVD in 2002, before leaving the band
“the quality of populAr Music has been going Downhill in
Wichita senior loves Neil Diamond. And it like a novelty,” Brown says. to make way for their reunion with
shows in an interview as Halford. Owens soon became lead
recent years. someone needs to bring bacK the gooD bands.”
much as in performance. A bit of history singer for another band, Iced Earth,
Upon calling Damm for an Ten seconds later he Although music critics and released an album with them in
—Kevin brown, MeMber of More than a feeling,
interview, I got his voice mail. claim that tribute bands
Ten seconds later he called called back. “Sorry, are a new American
“Sorry, Kristen,” he says,
Kristen,” he says. “I phenomenon, tribute bands
have been showing up a boston tribute band
sounding out of breath. had Neil cranked up around the globe, especially
“I had Neil cranked up on in the United Kingdom, ever
my headphones and was on my headphones since the time of Elvis and
practicing some moves in the
and was practicing The Beatles.
“They (tribute bands)
Damm remembers seventh some moves in the may be more popular or
grade, when his mom came well-known now in the
home with a Neil Diamond mirror.” Midwest, but they’ve been
cassette. He couldn’t stop around for years,” says Frank
listening to it. That year he —Dave Damm, aka J. Moyer, president of AME
also saw the marvel in concert
for the first time. Ten years
Neil Diamond Entertainment.
Moyer signed his first
later, Damm celebrates his tribute band 15 years ago
love and admiration for the performer and his when Jimmie Van Zant, first cousin of Lynyrd
music with his very own Neil Diamond tribute Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, was
band, Dave Diamond. bringing a tribute dedicated to his cousin’s band
Kevin Brown loves and admires another to Lawrence. Moyer says he recalls watching
successful band: Boston. The Kansas City, them and thinking this was a name he could
Mo., junior is a typical college student. He’s a sell, market and do well with. He quickly began
business major, member of Sigma Chi fraternity representing the band. To date, Moyer and the
and he plays the guitar. Brown has been a part band have put out tribute albums as well as
of many original bands, but says nothing is like three albums of original work.
his tribute, More Than a Feeling, named after Brown says he wouldn’t be surprised if the
one of Boston’s greatest hits. popularity of tribute bands has increased in
He got involved in the band six months ago recent years.
when his friend and bandmate, Matt Vianello, “The quality of popular music has been
came to him with the idea. going downhill in recent years. Someone needs
“After laughing at him for a few minutes, I to bring back the good bands,” he says.
Jeremy Kiddle plays guitar for Bos- Dave Damm stars in a Neil Diamond tribute band. He says he Matt Vianello thought of the idea
ton tribute More Than a Feeling. “makes the crowd go wild” with cheesy remarks and poses. to create a Boston tribute.
10 JAYPLAY 04.27.2006 04.27.2006 JAYPLAY 11
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 original work. Still, older bands that
Whether they’ve been popular don’t perform or tour anymore seem
for decades or a few years, these to be the most popular for replication,
imitations have grown so much in says Jeff Economy, director of . . . An
popularity that some tribute bands Incredible Simulation, a documentary
have established their own fan base, about tribute bands.
adding to the pre-existing fans from “People want to relive concerts
the original band. and the time of their life when they
Sometimes tributes can be seen saw these bands,” Economy says. “And
as a “cop-out,” Damm says, because that seems to be just what they are
they capitalize on someone else’s doing.”
work. But he and Brown agree that
it’s easier to establish Why bother?
“Let’s face it,”
a tribute band than . . . An Incredible
an original one. Simulation follows
“Let’s face it,” and explains the
Damm says, as if world of tribute
“People like to
shrugging off the bands and takes
critics. “People like to a look into the
sing along and know
the music of the sing along mystery of these
and know the
performer.” Economy says.
Not all tribute acts “We wanted to
are as dedicated as
Damm and Brown, yet music of the answer, ‘Why do they
From left, Jeremy Watson, Matt Vianello,
Kevin Brown, James Perryman and Kevin
some are even more says. Cerovich make up More Than a Feeling, a
so. They vary from “Because it’s fun,” Boston tribute band.
act to act. Some are Damm says, as if it
small and informal should be obvious.
while others have the songs, notes,
costumes, instruments, equipment,
But Moyer says tribute bands can
make a decent amount of money, too. “there’s no faME or glory in cover
staging and quirky habits down
perfectly. Regardless, a tribute band
Putting it in perspective, Moyer says
original bands make about $50 a gig, bands. but in tributes, they treat you like
As tributes become more popular,
while cover bands make between
$300 and $400 a performance. the rEal deal.”
newer singers are starting to inspire
some acts. According to a tribute band
Tributes are even more successful,
bringing in as much as $1,500 or —Frank J. Moyer, President oF
catalog Web site, tributecity.com,
singers such as Beyonce Knowles,
more per show.
“Whatever we make, it ends up aMe entertainMent
Creed and Britney Spears are starting being about $50 to $100 per person,”
to have tributes established after their Brown says. This is a typical payment for a signature white scarf, Damm looks as possible. Mustaches glued on
start-up tribute, Moyer says, but he as though he stepped out of a Neil every performer’s upper lip and loud
insists band members can make a Diamond concert or printed button-ups
living doing a tribute. He has a few the movie Saving or cut-off t-shirts
that actually do. Silverman. Besides CHECK ‘EM OUT paired with jeans, the
“We’re booking them all the time and the costumes and Dave Diamond six typical college
they are going places like Trinidad to the songs, Damm What: Solo performance students transform
perform,” Moyer says. says, it’s the little at Cinco de Mayo party. themselves into
So, besides the fun and the money, poses and “cheesy” When: May 5 at 7:00 p.m. the band, with two
Moyer says, people get into and stay remarks he does Where: On the Border, guys playing Tom
3080 Iowa St.
with tribute acts because of the before songs that Scholz’s multiple
recognition. make the crowd go What: Full-band guitar parts and no
“There’s no fame or glory in cover crazy. He does one of performance Kimberley Dahme
bands,” says Moyer. “But in tributes, they his favorites before When: May 13 at 7:00 p.m. representative.
treat you like the real deal.” the song “Cherry, Where: Jazzhaus Economy says it’s
Cherry.” these costumes and
What: Charity event
A successful tribute “ ‘This is my acoustic When: June 24 at 8:00 pm other personalized
To be treated like the real deal, guitar’,” Damm says, Where: Wichita tidbits that make the
you have to embody the real deal. doing an impromptu www.davediamondlive.com band believable.
Throughout Economy’s research for imitation of Neil. “‘But “It’s not just about
…An Incredible Simulation, he says, the only problem More Than a Feeling the songs,” he says.
What: Group performance
he found that the higher the level with my acoustic When: May 13 “It’s about the band’s
of devotion, the more successful the guitar is that it only Where: Alley Cats, Lee’s whole personality.”
band. plays oldies.’ And Summit, Mo. And tributes will
“The more you can be a carbon then the crowd goes continue to capture
copy, the happier the audience is wild,” Damm says, What: Group Performance these personalities.
going to be,” he says. smiling. When: April 29 Whether it’s for the
Where: Beaumont Club,
Damm, although not a physical More Than a Kansas City, Mo. money, the fun or
look-alike of Neil Diamond, does Feeling, Brown’s the fans, tributes
a fair amount of preparation for Boston tribute band, will continue to
his role. Donning a sequined shirt, also goes to extremes recreate the bands
either silver or gold, and Neil’s to make themselves as believable they — and we — love.
ALL PHOTOS COuRTESy OF DAVE DAMM AND KEVIN BROWN
WHaT’S IN a NaME
The names of tribute bands are usually a pun of the Bootylicious: a Destiny’s Child tribute
original band. Here are some of the names found on Dookie: a Green Day tribute
tributecity.com. Stone Free: a Jimmy Hendrix tribute
Departure: a Journey tribute
Fully Clothed Gents: a Barenaked Ladies tribute Ricky La Vida Loca: a Ricky Martin tribute
Hotplay: a Coldplay tribute Proud Mary: a Tina Turner tribute
12 JAYPLAY 04.27.2006
A FAst Fix
When it comes to food, sometimes less really is more
by Erin Wisdom
When Ryan Pierce went on kinds, he says, because it’s
a juice fast, he was looking for safer and easier to maintain.
a quick remedy. The former KU Juice provides calories and
student says he’d spent too nutrients, which support the
long destroying his body and body nutritionally and enable
needed a way to rebuild it. it to recover more quickly after
He smoked cigarettes, drank the fast.
several times a week and never A person should work up
paid much attention to his to longer fasts by first going
diet. He wanted to detoxify on ones that last only one or
his system and, as a full-time two days, Haas says. It is also
student with a part-time job, he important, he says, to come
needed a method that didn’t off of solid foods gradually in
require a lot of time. the days before the fast and to
Nine days on nothing but reintroduce them into the diet
water and all-natural juice did equally slowly in the days that
the job. Pierce had to remain as follow it. In order for the fast to
inactive as possible to conserve cleanse the body as much as
energy, he says, but during the possible, it’s vital that the juices
fast he began to feel better. He be free of preservatives.
could breathe more easily and, Preservatives may not be
in general, he just felt healthier as much of an issue, though,
— cleaner. if a person is fasting for
Although weight loss wasn’t spiritual purposes. Elmer
Pierce’s purpose for fasting, he Towns, author of Fasting for
did lose 10 pounds in the nine Spiritual Breakthrough, doesn’t
days he didn’t eat. The weight mind drinking juice with
loss didn’t stick — he gained preservatives when he fasts.
back the pounds soon after “I don’t get upset about
returning to solid food. What additives because I believe God
did stay with Pierce after his looks at the heart,” he says. “He
fast, though, was a sense of how doesn’t look at what goes into
to better care for himself. Now, the mouth.”
almost two years after his nine- Spiritual fasts should always
day detox, he has quit smoking be accompanied by prayer,
and eats healthier than he did Towns says. The purpose of
before. going without food is not to
Both the physical and impress God, he says, but rather
spiritual benefits of fasting to take prayer to a higher level
have long been recognized. and to demonstrate sincerity.
Despite these advantages, Spiritual fasts can have
fasting requires caution and physical benefits, as well, even
isn’t for everyone. if those benefits are not their
Fasting cleanses the body by main purpose. Towns says that
increasing the processes that when he had a check-up during
release toxins from the colon, a 40-day fast, the doctor told
kidneys, bladder, lungs, sinuses him he was in better health
and skin, says Elson Haas, than anyone he’d ever seen.
author of Staying Healthy with Fasting for such a long time
Nutrition: The Complete Guide made him weak, Towns says,
to Diet and Nutritional Medicine. but also healthier.
Fasting also allows many of Like Towns, Chris Carter fasts
the body’s systems a chance to for spiritual reasons. The Kansas
rest. Haas believes that much City, Kan., junior says he has
disease is due to “biochemical fasted during difficult times
suffocation,” which occurs as a way of calling on God for
when cells don’t adequately help. At other times, he’s done
eliminate their wastes. Fasting, it as a reminder to himself of KIT LEFFLER
he says, allows each cell the the people in the world who both food and water — one of should not fast at all.
opportunity to catch up on experience hunger on a regular the most distinctive things he’s Haas emphasizes, however,
its work of eliminating these basis. felt has been the sensation of that if a person meets the Juice Stop
toxins. Most of his fasts are only a his blood thinning. physical requirements and where to find 812 Massachusetts St.
“Fasting is like turning off day long, Carter says, and he “It feels kind of like your foot takes the proper precautions, fAsting- friendLY 4821 W. Sixth St.
and cleaning a complex and usually drinks only water during falling asleep,” he says. abstaining from food can be fAre 3514 Clinton Pkwy.
valuable machine so that it will them. He says these one-day Haas warns that not everyone incredibly healthy. Juice Stop makes drinks with
function better and longer,” he fasts aren’t too difficult, and is a good candidate for long “From a medical point of all-natural juices, and offers a
says. that most of the time they leave The Community
fasts. If fasting is overused, it can view, I believe that fasting is protein booster option.
True fasting is the avoidance him feeling cleaner inside. The Mercantile
lead to nutritional deficits and not utilized often enough,” he
of all food and drink, and the four-to-six-day fasts he’s done 901 Iowa St.
lowered immunity rather than says. “We go on vacations from
next-strictest form allows only made him feel weak and sleepy, The Merc carries organic Freshens Smoothie
having a positive, cleansing work to relax, recharge and to
water. The most common fast, but not necessarily hungry. effect. He adds that some gain new perspectives on our juices. Company at the
however, allows both water and Carter says during some of his people, including those who are life — why not take occasional Kansas Union
juice. Haas usually recommends longer fasts — especially those underweight, pregnant or who breaks from food?” The Underground Sells blended smoothies.
this juice fast rather than other in which he’s gone without have serious health problems, Sells Odwalla juices.
04.27.2006 JAYPLAY 13
KISS THE COOK BITE
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Available at Lied Center, University Theatre, and SUA Ticket Offices. chocolate
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
The Royal Carl Rosa Opera’s award-winning production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic 3 tablespoons hot strong coffee
3 egg yolks
T 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped
E In a double boiler over simmering water,
melt chocolate. Remove top pan from
heat; stir in sugar and coffee. Add one yolk
at a time, stirring until smooth. Place top
Thursday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m. pan over boiling water; cook and stir for
3-4 minutes or until thick. Pour into bowl;
chill 6-8 minutes. Fold in 3 cups whipped
This re-creation of topping. Spoon into dishes. Top with
whipped topping. Makes four servings.
■ Melissa Byrd
W.S. Gilbert’s 1885 opera
is a hilarious tale of love,
tribulations and heroics.
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FRIENDS WITH MONEY
The perceptive and funny Friends recognizable, is mediocre in a role that
With Money thoughtfully examines the any thirty-something actress could
relationships and friendships of four handle.
thirty-something friends in Los Angeles. The best aspects of the movie belong
MUSIC The film depicts three wealthy women, to her three friends, who give it a realistic
by Pretty Girls Make Graves
played by Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack poignancy with their revelations and
and Francis McDormand, all of whom are disappointments. Catherine Keener
married, and their single, blue-collar friend, shines as the wife of an insensitive man,
Jennifer Aniston. The financial divide is and Joan Cusack provides the comedy
apparent in the opening scenes of the film, effortlessly. In a challenging and often
Élan Vital is one of Seattle-based Pretty A lot of this is thanks to the addition of which shows Aniston’s character cleaning a changing character, Francis McDormand
Girls Make Graves’ most exciting albums keyboardist Leona Marrs, who also plays house for her job as a maid, while the other has the most material to work with, which
to date. PGMG dabbles in a variety of melodica and accordion. Take “Pyrite three women are remodeling houses and she realistically and capably handles.
styles and continues to evolve their huge Pedestal,” one of the most upbeat tracks chatting about fundraisers. Because there One of the main problems with the
sound. While bands, like Nickelback, are on the album or the insanely catchy is no plot to this film, one would think it is film is that the friendship between
content with releasing the same album “The Number” — both feature great not engaging enough to sustain anyone’s Aniston’s character and her diverse
over and over again, the members of memorable keyboard leads. “Pearls On A attention. friends is very hard to buy. The three
PGMG don’t repeat themselves. Plate” features heavy strings and a dreamy Surprisingly, though, the film is wealthy women gossip and say they are
feel, a total surprise to any PGMG fan. interesting, as it drifts through marriage concerned about Aniston’s character and
Vocalist Andrea Zollo says it best on troubles, aging and financial woes with a aren’t overly friendly to her when they are
“Pyrite Pedestal”: The real tragedy is that fresh wit and believable characters. around one another.
your act is just boring and old, further The film’s version of a plot consists In the end, Friends With Money quietly
showing PGMG’s desire to never repeat of all the characters gossiping about impresses with its bold and truthful
themselves. And that’s one of the things each other. Aniston, who is the most script and layered performances. This film
that make Élan Vital a very exciting album. proves, through the tumultuous lives of
these women, that money doesn’t solve
■ Chris Brower South Wind 12
Rated: R, 88 minutes
■ Sarah Tucker
★ You’ll wish you were dead ★★ You'll want to leave the theater early ★★★ You'll say "eh" ★★★★ You'll rave to everyone who asks ★★★★★ You’ll have a religious experience
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24: THE GAME
Satire, when done well,
can inspire. And satire of a
political nature can instigate
change. But political satire
with no cleverness or hint
of originality can cause a I hope that a person like innovation to encompass Bauer character if I didn’t
desire to bang one’s head Jack Bauer exists in the all the aspects of the series. hear Kiefer Sutherland say:
against a hard surface, and world, because I feel a lot The mini-games are mostly “Damn it!” a few times.
that is what it feels like to safer knowing that he is out of the press-the-correct- 24: The Game makes
watch American Dreamz. there fighting terrorism. button-at-the-right-time it possible for players to
A self-confessed and
If you watch 24, then variety. experience Jack Bauer’s job.
you already know the main A downside of the game The game doesn’t leave out
unashamed Mandy Moore premise of the game. It’s is its use of split screens. any aspect of the show.
fan, I am concerned if this Grant. Then there’s Dennis plotting to smuggle a bomb up to you, as Jack Bauer Sure, it’s a neat part of the
is the type of film she will Quaid, doing his best George into the final show to kill the and Co., to stop a terrorist show, but it’s not necessary, System: PlayStation 2
be gravitating toward in Bush impression, which is president. plot in 24 hours. The game especially during the
the future. But Moore, as a possibly the worst George The sheer amount of stresses this the same way middle of gameplay. The ★★★
wannabe star participating Bush impression ever caught stupidity astounds. I was the show does, by making quick switch of camera
on an American Idol-like on film/video, complete with hoping that they were every mission a race against angels and new shots of ■ Chris Moore
show, is only part of the southern drawl and idiotic making the characters
the clock. This gives a sense the area are annoying.
problem. She is aided by
of urgency to the player, Also, the driving aspect
meanderings. deliberately ridiculous in saying: you must do this or of the game is terrible.
Hugh Grant, who usually has The plot, as contrived as order to make a point but the terrorists will win. Most of the driving has to
enough charm to make even this may seem, is concerned no point ever came. If this This game isn’t about do with getting away from
films like Two Weeks Notice with the President who, is a correct reflection of going into the field and enemies. However, the
watch-able, but, in American in order to win popular the American people, a shooting everything that big problem is an inability
Dreamz, tries to emulate appeal, appears as a guest collective shudder should walks. It incorporates many to successfully get away.
Simon Cowell, a daunting judge on the uber-popular resound from coast to coast. aspects of the TV show. You’re better off just trying
task in itself. Mostly, Grant show, American Dreamz, The player has to defuse to kill them and get to your
just annoys everyone, which hosted by Grant. Moore is a South Wind 12
bombs, break into secure destination in time.
Simon does, but with a little
places, sneak around and, The voice acting is a
Southern belle willing to do Rated: PG-13, 115 minutes yes . . . shoot people. The definite plus for the game.
more poise. I just wanted anything to win. Meanwhile game uses other aspects The actors from the series
him off the screen as soon Omar (Sam Golzari), has of Counter Terrorism Unit lend their voices for their
as possible and I normally been chosen as a token Arab
■ Lindsey Ramsey
practices in the form of digital selves. I don’t think
would never wish that of contestant but he is secretly mini-games. This is another I could fully respect a Jack
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Through thick and thin
by Rachel Zupek
How to cope when Eight months into her relationship
with an ex-boyfriend, Stacey, Memphis
what he was going through helped about themselves.
tremendously, she S t a c e y
enjoyed. “Sometimes I’d lie about
what I was doing because I didn’t
senior, told him that she thought it
your partner suffers
says. says that small want him to get mad or upset at me,”
was time to take a break. Soon after,
he attempted suicide by overdosing
problem with your
depression statistics things, like
just letting her
she says. “It was like I was walking on
pins and needles.”
from depression on pills. That’s when she knew he had
loved one can be
hard, but once it’s
18.8 million American boyfriend talk
While Stacey’s reactions were
natural, Goldberg says, healthy people
Each year, depression affects an adults suffer from clinical
out in the open, him that she need to respect that there’s going to be
estimated 19 million Americans (not depression. That is 9.5
seeking treatment was there if he times when the depressed individual
to mention their partners), according percent of the adult
is the next step to needed her, just won’t want to do anything. “Have
to the National Mental Health population.
recovery, Goldberg helped their the ability to do things independently
Association. M aintaining a r elationship
says. If there’s an relationship. and don’t assume that they don’t want
with a depressed individual can be 35 million Americans
extreme chemical W h i l e to spend time with you, but that the
frustrating and draining. The good (more than 16 percent of
imbalance, the s u p p o r t i n g person wants alone time,” she says.
news is, depression is treatable, the population) suffer from
best combination your depressed It’s difficult to stay calm and
and by taking the right steps, your depression severe enough to
is therapy and partner is confident when your loved one is
relationship can survive. warrant treatment at some
m e d i c a t i o n , i m p o r t a n t , so unhappy, but any partner of a
Educating yourself about time in their lives.
because it can Goldberg says, depressed individual should realize it’s
depression is the first step in a
help someone get the healthy normal to be upset by this situation,
relationship with someone who’s Women are almost twice
better, she says. i n d i v i d u a l Webber says. “Even if you’re at your
depressed, says Debbie Goldberg, as likely as men to fall prey
Even though it s h o u l d wits’ end because your loved one has
a Lawrence licensed psychologist. to the disease, while men are
may be difficult, realize that lost the ability to raise a smile, or to
“Clinical depression isn’t just when far less likely to look for help.
support is the modeling “non- appreciate any of the good moments
you get the blues and the next day
best way to help d e p r e s s e d ” in life, try to accept that all these
you feel better,” she says. “It’s a Source: National Institute of
a depressed b e h a v i o r things are simply a part of this awful
mental illness that debilitates some Mental Health
loved one, says is a good illness,” she says.
people, so it’s important to know
Christine Webber, thing. Doing
what depression actually is.”
p s y c h o t h e r a p i s t something you
Stacey says that once her ex Suicide Prevention Services offers
in the United enjoy can have
admitted to her that he was depressed, hotlines 24 hours a day, seven days a
Kingdom and author of Get the a positive influence on the depressed
she ran the occasional Google search, week.
Happiness Habit. When depressed individual, she says.
but she learned most from what her Suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
people are in good relationships, she Stacey says that even though she
boyfriend taught her firsthand. Talking Depression hotline: (630) 482-9696
says, the positive feelings from the wanted to help her boyfriend, she
about it and knowing more about
relationship can help them feel better felt guilty when she did things she
did you know...?
Christine Webber, author of Get
the Happiness Habit, offers advice
on how partners of depressed
people can help themselves and
Don’t keep saying you know
what your partner is going
through — you don’t.
Encourage your partner to get
all the professional help available.
Remember: It’s exactly as if your
partner was recovering from a
serious physical illness or from
surgery. Give plenty of tender
love and care and don’t expect
improvement to be rapid.
Spend time every day doing
nice things for yourself.
Remember that this period
of your life will pass, and that
your partner is the same person
underneath as he or she was
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To avoid seeing the syringe and recent shopping spree behind books my sugar appetite when I visited my up their birthday cakes each April. I
pointy metal objects coming at my face, and in my dresser drawers. I hid my California Grandma. When I’d hear no longer felt the need to hide my
I painstakingly try to fixate on a ceiling hankering for sweets because my Pavlov’s bell ringing on a distant ice addiction.
poster of furry puppies scampering in a parents emphasized self-discipline, and I cream cart rolling across the boardwalk, Now, out of my parents’ house and
hazy spring meadow. WhrrrrWhrrrWhrrr. was eager to please, plié-ing all over the my grandma would urge me with a $5 their supervision, I eat enough sugar-
Eureka! It’s a cavity — lucky cavity studio in ballet class, tripping over my bill to buy fudge-centered drumsticks. laden products to induce an insulin
number 21. The dentist wipes off the own feet playing soccer and eating in Extremely shy, I rarely approached coma. I make it a point to eat dessert
enamel residue accumulating on his moderation at their urging. strangers, but I was not one to miss out with each meal, sometimes replacing it
spectacles, shakes out his wrists and The school lunches my mom made on an opportunity for dessert. For my as a meal altogether, and it serves as an
drills further. for me in grade school were the worst. grandma, ice cream was practical relief indulgence, a simple pleasure, in my life
“Charissa, are you brushing regularly?” Not only did I have to go an entire day from the sweltering heat. I was as giddy of moderation.
he asks with a raised eyebrow. I slightly dessertless, but my lunch also lacked as a kid on Christmas morning as I tore I admit that the pendulum of my
nod my head, trying not to disrupt the popular appeal. Against school rules, away the ice cream wrapper and bit into addiction has swung into an extreme
Coping with the excavation party going on in my mouth.
I think back to the half-dozen chocolate
students would smuggle in junk food,
reinforcing their godliness among
the chocolate shell, careful not to drop
overconsumption of desserts, with my
poor parents footing my dentist bills.
pains of dessert chip cookies I ate the day before, to the
pineapple cake I ate for breakfast all last
deprived sweet fiends like myself. To my
awe, they quietly, yet proudly, displayed
It’s not as if my parents forbade
me to eat sweets (I was a twiggy
I don’t know if my parents know the
extent of my addiction, but I assume
week, to the countless Sylas and Maddy’s their contraband of tooth-rotting cans thing and could have used the extra that they recognize that my frequent
ice cream outings and mini Snicker bars, of Dr. Pepper and candy bars alongside calories), but their constant harping dentist visits are not the norm. I may
and I wonder if it’s all been worth it. their creamy peanut butter-and-jelly on moderation and sensibility led me have not grown up to be the graceful
by Charissa Young For a long time I was in denial about crustless white bread sandwiches. I to feel guilty about my addiction. As a ballerina or goal-scoring Mia Hamm
my addiction. I remember when I was frowned as I tried to quietly unvelcro young adult, I began to taste my sense that they had hoped I would be,
just tall enough to climb onto the my thermal lunch sack for my sensible of independence — independence but I am indebted to them for their
kitchen counter to steal extra helpings meal of bologna on wheat bread, crusts from my role as the abiding daughter, unwavering support throughout
of Oreo cookies from the cookie jar. I intact, washed down with a mysteriously represented by me no longer restricting my life, from the failures to the
also remember my transparent denial flavored Capri Sun, rounded out with an my diet. When I moved to Kansas for toothaches. I am a sugarholic and
when my parents confronted me about apple or occasional pudding cup for the high school, I became known to my proud of it, even if it means another
the stuffing-less chocolate shells left finale. Dessert, my ass. friends as “Sweet Cheeks,” thanks to drill session — the pain has never
behind. I’d stash bags of candy from a I found release in openly feeding my penchant for sweets as I hoovered been so sweetly worth it.
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