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COVER
A habit hard to break Pages 3-5
This week's cover story explores the serious issue
of campus alcohol abuse. Daily editor Laurie
DeLater has interviewed professionals, ad-
ministrators and student alcoholics in order to
examine the reasons for such abuse as well as means
of identifying and coping with friends and classmates
who have lost control of their drinkinig. This week's
cover photo was taken by Daily photographer Stu
Weidenbach.
RESTAURANTS
From tofu to truffles Page 6
Weekend staffer Neil Galanter recently discovered a
campus restaurant/health food store which he highly
recommends. Seva Restaurant and Market, located
on E. Liberty, has everything from freshly ground
peanut butter to dessert truffles.

ENTERTAINMENTS BOOKS

Out and about Pages 7-11
Check out the Happenings section when making
your plans for the upcoming week. The staff compiled
Cinena and Entertainments sections and the Eats &
Drinks page are Weekend's handy guide to the busy
University community.
RECORDS
A real earful Pages 12-14
Weekend spans the globe to let you audition new music
from around the world. Daily music editor Dennis
Harvey critiques and then comments upon the
musical giants of foreign lands such as Estonia,
Australia and California.. This week's Records is an
international music primer for every discerning
citizen of the world.

How good is your parody? Page 15.
What Color is Your Parody is a prime example of
poor satire, according to reviewing P. Robertson.
The review centers on the disjointedness of the book
and cites examples of where Haas' formula just
doesn't work.

Comments and contributions
to Weekend are welcome and
should be directed. to the
Weekend Magazine Editors.
(call 763-0379).

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What Color Is Your Parody?
Charlie Haas
Price/Stern/Sloan Pub., $3.95
By P Robertson
THE COVER proclaims that Charlie
Haas' latest book is a self-harm
manual for job-hunters and career-
changers. And that is true if you're
going to waste your time reading the
book. What Color is your Parody? is a
lackluster attempt at sarcasm arid
satire. It fails miserably. Satire is
based in reality and becomes
hum ourous when presented in a way
which is either dry or overdone. Parody
falls between these two, and the result
is unfunny and unentertaining. In the
introduction Haas says:
The job hunting techniques in
this book are not just for white
collar job hunters, nor for blue
collar--they've been proven to work
for everybody. Young job hunters.

freckles. Job hunters without
freckles...
This senseless dribble'goes on' for
another-seven lines. One should realize
at that point what one is in for during
the rest of the book-more of the same.
I imagine the author had some sort of
message to convey, but while I was
wading my way through the text I lost
sight of the passage. Upon examining it
a second time I was in much the same
predicament. Unentertaining.
The only chapter with which I was
impressed enough to comment on was
"Dress to Impress,"'a six page chapter
with four pages of illustration. The
opening ditty is an abomination of a
Bible verse, indicating that the chapter
will be treading on tradition:
And he spake unto them, saying
'Let us put on the raiment of Polly
and Esther, with many bright plaids
and checks that are upon them, and
go forth as men of sales, selling the
Lord's word.' -Carnegian2.16
Finally the attire of the Diag Preachers
is explained. As promised, the chapter
violates the tradition of interview at-
tire. For men, Haas recommends long
ties, short cuffs, and plaids - mixed and
matched. He claims that these indicate
genital modesty, honesty, and a power-
ful person. For women, plaids are
not the answer. This is °because
women's bodies, on the average,
contain 37 percent more curves than

men's. The result is that plaids worn
by women, tend to assume the look
of 'op' art. What a novel idea. The
illustrations for this chapter, unlike the
ones in other chapters, are pertinent to
the subject matter. They are also done
in a lighter style which perhaps in-
fluences the reader into a lighter mood,
and makes him better able to enjoy the
book. This is, however, the only chapter
worth reading.
As for the majority of the, book, the
pace is very slow and monotonous.
Millions of job vacancies are going
unfilled, partly because so many job
applicants have been bludgeoned by
street criminals and left bleeding in
alleys, a frequent occurence in
neighborhoods where job interviews
are held. 'Not only is this sentence
long and awkward and blatently un-
true, but it also does not pertain to sen-
tences before or after it. The passage
must be reviewed again to determine if
something somewhere has been
missed. Upon finding out that it hasn't,
you are confronted with a dilemma:
Does this published work not make sen-
se? Or am I just not understanding it?
The answer: A combination of both.
One cannot understand something that
does not make sense. Why tax your
brain with such a work? I've read bet-
ter books for courses.
The illustrations, with the exception
of the power play section, are generally
ill-fitted and nonsensical, interesting if
not distracting. Mostly old heavy pen
and ink sketches, they don't do a thing
to make=the book more enjoyable. On

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Weekend
Friday, April 12, 1985
Vol. IIIIssue 23
Magazine Editors ....... ........Paula Dohring
Randall Stone
Associate Magazine Editors .......... Julie Jurrjens
John Logie
Joshua Bilmes, Neil Galanter, Debbie Gesmundo
Diane Melnick, Sarah Rosenberg, Joyce Welsh
Arts Editors .........................Mike Fisch
Chris Lauer

Associate Arts Editors
Movies....................... .Byron L. Bull
Music............................Dennis Harvey
Books.......... ............Andy Weine
Weekend Marketing Coordinator. . Miriam Adler
Sales Manager ..................Dawn Willacker
Sales Representatives:
Steve Friedlander, Debby Kaminetsky, Cynthia
Nixon, Leslie Purcell, Jenny Matz, Kathleen
O'Brian, Meg Margulies, Mary Anne Hogan,
Sheryl Biesman, Mark Bookman, Leigh Schlang,
Peter Giangreco

Weekend is ed ited and managed by students on the
staff of the Michigan Daily at 420 Maynard, Ann Ar-
bor, Michigan Daily 48109.
Weekend, (313) 763-0379 and 763-0371; Michigan
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APRIL 14,1985; 4:00 P.M.
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