Beat the beer belly
The calories run high, but your size doesn’t have to
t here it is, the outward
only 100 calories.
Other beers your taste
it the recommended 2,000
calories a day diet.
WEEKEND, JANUARY 17-21, 2008
your belly button that buds favor don’t fare so well, Some people think
will slowly droop downward such as Henry Weinhard’s they’re saving themselves
once gravity takes its toll. Hefeweisen with 151 calo- from extra calories by drink-
No, you’re not pregnant; it’s ries, Budweiser with 145 ing hard alcohol with mix-
the beginning stages of a calories and Blue Moon with ers. Most 80 proof alcohols
beer belly. 171 calories per container. (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey)
As college students, we’ve If that’s too much for you contain 64 calories per
all been told countless times to remember, just keep in ounce. Bump it up to 100
how we mind that regular beers con- proof and you’ve got 82
COURTESY OF WWW.GEOCITIES.COM shouldn’t HEALTHY tain on average 120 to 150 calories per ounce. If you
drink and ENTERTAiNMENT calories per 12-ounce can. happen to down a 16-ounce
A still taken of “The King,” from the “Elvis ’68 Comeback Special.” how bad it But what about when bottle of Sprite while chasing
is for our you’re at the bar sharing a those shots, you’ve just con-
bodies. pitcher of beer with friends? sumed around 186 calories
Elvis collection still amazes But we
Pitchers in Pullman run at
about 50 ounces, more than
with the soda alone.
So, whether you’re hitting
w that’s not 4 cans of beer. up Wiley Night (each Wiley
e’ll always know him with his first RCA album, the 1956 going to “On average, I usually contains an average of four
as “The King.” Despite self-titled “Elvis Presley” release, keep us Raina Chang see someone drink about shots plus mixers) or going
the fact that most of which catapulted him into star- from going one-and-a-half pitchers out this weekend, opt for a
you reading this weren’t even alive dom. Its current re-release fea- out on a seemingly boring by themselves,” said Ben light beer or hard alcohol
to see Elvis Presley reign over rock tures the addition of several tracks Friday night in Pullman … Kelley, a senior communica- with a diet soda (fruit juices
and roll, we hear those two words including “Heartbreak Hotel,” or Monday night, for that tion major and bartender at and frozen mixed drinks
and we know the person they which was a single in 1956 but not matter. The Coug. contain more sugar, which
refer to – slicked black hair, curled originally included on the album. So if you do decide to You can sit there and try means extra calories). This
upper lip and all. ■ 1960s Elvis drink, here is the low-down do the math, but I can just may not make a huge impact
It’s been more than 30 years The 1960s for Elvis were on alcohol you should tell you that drinking one- in the beginning, but it could
since Elvis’ death on Aug. 16, 1977, marked by a string of films. While consider before requesting and-a-half pitchers of Coors prevent you from buying a
and while that’s the date most he showed potential as an actor, another drink from the bar- Light, the second highest larger pair of pants in the
tend to focus on, I choose to cel- most of his movies were bogged tender. seller at The Coug (right future.
ebrate a more down by poor scripts and cheesy Let’s start with Busch behind Busch Light), means
important one: AGAiNST THE musical numbers. Yet some of his Light. A plus to consuming 640 calories. RAINA CHANG IS A SENIOR COMMUNICATION MAJOR FROM HALEIWA, HAWAII.
Jan. 8, 1935, or GRAiN biggest hits came from films such er
this beer is This adds up when you SHE CAN BE CONTACTED AT 335-1099 OR BY MIX@DAILYEVERGREEN.COM. THE
OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS COLUMN ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE STAFF
the day he was as “Viva Las Vegas.” For a good it’s low in OF THE DAILY EVERGREEN OR THOSE OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS.
born. selection of these, pick up the s.
How would compilation “Can’t Help Falling in downside?ide?
the past 50 Love: The Hollywood Hits.” Lower alco-
years in music However, by the end of the ntent.
look had an ’60s, B-movies coupled with the ose
For those who
18-year-old British Invasion knocked Elvis nt
Elvis not Tamara Vallejos from the top of pop culture. To ,
parties, it is
walked into reinvent himself, he aired a spe- pretty much a
a Memphis studio to record a cial on NBC, known as the “’68 known fact that
couple tracks? While rock music omb
a 30-bomb of
Comeback Special.” This marked
existed before him, he was the an
a significant turn in his career, is the most popu-
figure who pushed it to the main- showcasing a 33-year-old Elvis in
stream. Indeed, as John Lennon st
lar guest at the
the best shape of his life and with g.
shindig. Like most
so famously said, “Before Elvis, a beautifully matured voice. It has ight
other light beers
there was nothing.” since been released on DVD and ing
But his legacy aside, it saddens CD, both of which are necessities lories
100 calories per
me that so many of my friends in any collection. ce
own little more than a generic, ■ 1970s Elvis Busch Light con-
top-of-the-charts compilation disc Elvis’ final decade saw his 10
tains 110 calories
or two. During his lifetime, Elvis return to live performances, h
in each can. If
released more than 70 albums including a 1973 show in Hawaii you’re game for
and had a career that spanned that was broadcast by satellite and a night of beer
decades. Surely, not looking past viewed by more than 1 billion peo- pong, you can
his singles is doing a disservice to ple. Dubbed “Aloha from Hawaii,” figure that you’ll
anyone aiming to be a proper fan. the concert has been packaged drink an aver-
If you’re curious to explore age of 165 calo-
along with the ’68 Comeback
Elvis’ discography past tracks like r
ries per 12-cup
Special as a 2-disc DVD set. That, game.
“Jailhouse Rock” and ready to along with the show’s album, is an
understand what made the guy so ou
Elvis essential. mach
special, then check out what I call Finally, the saddest album a
“Elvis for Beginners.” Keystone ne
fan must have is “Moody Blue.” t
Light, it has COURTESY OF WWW.DRINKSTUFF.COM
■1950s Elvis Released in 1977 a mere month
The ’50s are when it all started. before Elvis’ death, it marks the
Between 1953 and 1955, Elvis last album of his lifetime and
recorded his first tracks at Sam brings my recommendations full
Phillips' Sun Studio in Memphis Registration
circle. So bust out those holiday
before his contract was sold to
RCA, where he remained for the
rest of his career.
gift cards and give these a shot.
You just may discover a side of
Write for MiX forms due to
Todd 442 by
Elvis you never heard before. Friday, Feb. 22nd
These early recordings have And, of course, happy late
been collected onto several com- birthday to The King, wherever
pilations over the years, such as
“Elvis at Sun,” which deserves
College of Business
a good listen on your journey TAMARA VALLEJOS IS A SENIOR ENGLISH MAJOR FROM LOS ANGELES. SHE CAN BE
toward Elvis fandom. CONTACTED AT 335-1099 OR BY MIX@DAILYEVERGREEN.COM. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED
IN THIS COLUMN ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE STAFF OF THE DAILY EVERGREEN OR
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