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The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 12, 1988- Page 9

'You

can

't

get*

any

funnier

By Fred Adler
"I have a feeling the '80s are the
'60s, 20 years later," says Wavy
Gravy, the clown prince of the
counterculture, and he exudes this
sentiment down to his very essence.
Wavy Gravy (a.k.a Hugh Romney)
is the founder and guiding spirit of
the Hog Farm - the radical com-
mune that fed the multitudes at
Woodstock - and ran Big Pink -
the emergency medical tent for "freak
out" cases at the festival.
Gravy is best known as a
humanitarian, an activist, and a
clown. And only a clown like
Gravy could dodge an arrest at a
demonstration by pulling a "get out
of jail free" card from his suit. Dur-

ing his act, Gravy is alternately
funny and serious, maintaining his
philosophy that, "If you can get
people to laugh at a topic, it means
that maybe they can really see it for
the first time." For instance, in 1984
he was the press agent for a mythical
presidential candidate named Nobody.
This gave rise to the slogan,
"Nobody for president, because No-
body should have that much power,"
and, "I may be a clown, but I'm
Nobody's fool."
Gravy insists that the spirit of the
Woodstock Nation has survived
through such phenomena as "Band-
Aid" and "Live-Aid." His human-
itarian spirit is best manifested in
his work for SEVA, an international
organization with 14,000 members
dedicated to alleviating the suffering

than r
in Third World countries and
primarily concerned with curing
blindness. He holds that these are
"the good old days," and quotes Ke-
sey: "The fate of the world rests in
each individual's hands."
Gravy will be joined Saturday
night at the Ark by O.J. Anderson,
the good-time mime, for an evening
that promises to be a memorable
one. Anderson has bound, beaten,
and blundered his way all over the
world with his je ne sais quoi
(you'll have to see him to find out
exactly what that means) form of
entertainment. He has twice been
nominated for the NACA top college
entertainer of the year but still
maintains that he will not run for
the position.
Anderson launched his career in

eality'
his spare time in 1977 while restor-
ing an old vaudeville house in
Manchester, Michigan. At the same
time he was producing, directing,
starving, and acting in the Black
Sheep Repertoire Company. He has
since taught body movement and
mime at a myriad of schools and art
organizations throughout the U.S.
and to Ringling Brothers' clowns.
Anderson and Gravy, two peopk
who believe that you "can't get any
funnier than reality" set out to prove
it Saturday night. And maybe we
will be better able to understand our
world by better understanding theirs.
WAVY GRAVY and O.J. AN-
DERSON will be performing at the
Ark (637 1/2 S. Main) on Saturday
night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.50.

- . ..ip
O.J. Anderson, the good-time mime, joins Wavy Gravy, the activist
clown for a laugh-packed show tonight.
..e
What's
-( Happening
Recreational Sports
LEARN TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI THIS WINTER!
Each Saturday and Sunday between January 9 and February 14,
1988 the Outdoor Recreation Program will be offering Ski Clinics
at our RADRICK FARMS NORDIC SKI CENTER (4875 Geddes).
THIS WEEKEND'S SKI CLINICS TAKE PLACE:

THEATER Presents
A 4 ' S M

Sat., February 13
Sun., February 14

11:00am-12:30pm Beg. I; II
11:00am-12:30pm Beg. I; Int.

Impact Jazz
University Activities Center's Impact Jazz Dance will continue tonight
and tomorrow night at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The show
consists of 15 dance pieces; encompassing ballet, modern, and jazz
styles. The choreography, costumes, and prop ideas are generated solely
from .the 17 members of the company, all non-dance majors. Tickets are
$3.50 at the door and $3 in advance. Showtime for both performances is
8 p.1n.

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CALL 764-3967

______________________________________.. I

Join
the
Daily
Arts
Page
Call: 763-0379

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CENTER FOR
RESEARCH ON LEARNING AND TEACHING
AUTHORING DAY
February 13,1988 9:00-5:00
The Michigan League
THE HUSSEY ROOM and THE CONCOURSE ROOM
ONGOING DISPLAYS ANDFORMAL PRESENTATIONS
AGENDA
MORNING PRESENTATIONS: 9:30-1:30
IBM InfoWindow SUPPORTED TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPING
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND RESEARCH DESIGNS:
9:30-10:30 QUEST: Allen Communications. A multimedia authoring and
presentation environment, using text editor, graphics, audio, video, with
touchscreen or keyboard capabilities.
10:30-11:45 INFOWINDOW PRESENTATION SYSTEM and LEARNING
SYSTEM/1: IBM Corporation. Authoring and presentation systems used to
build and deliver effective courseware containing combinations of video,
graphics, speech, windows and text.
11:45-12:45 APPLICATIONS: CATHARON PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Integrated interactive systems featuring components by AT&T, Sony, Pioneer,
Visage and IBM. Demos using TenCoreauthoring software.
AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS: 1:30-4:30
APPLE MACINTOSH SUPPORTED TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
DEVELOPERS:
1:30-2:30 COURSE OF ACTION: Authorware. Both a courseware design
system and an authoring system.
2:30-3:30 HYPERCARD: APPLE CORPORATION. Use of HyperCard as
an authoring system. Mike Novak, University of Michigan.
3:30-4:30 VOYAGER COMPANY (Janus Films and Voyager Press):
HYPERCARD APPLICATIONS. HyerCard software products (art, films,
biological sciences) that run on an Apple Macintosh computer and control
laser videodiscs.

FABULOUS PERKS'!!A

BONUS PRIZES!!

Renf a Car
from
Ecno - Car
We rent to
19 YR. OLD
STUDENTS!
Choose from small
economical cars to
vans.
Special
WEEKEND
rates
Pick up services
upon request
We accept
cash deposits

Do something really special over your spring break. In between brews and
babes snap a photo of the GARGOYLE in a spiffy or exotic locale. Top entrants
win fabulous prizes including a G A R G O Y LE T-shirt in the size of your choice
and DINNER WITH THE EDITORS OF THE GARGOYLE. All
humorous or arousing photos will be printed in our upcoming issue.
Submissions accepted at the Gargoyle Office, Student Publications Building,
420 Maynard in good-ole Arborville. Deadline is Monday, March 7 th. If you
don't have a Garg we'll be happy to sell you one, just come to our office.
THIS IS NOT A .10KE. THIS IS A SERIOUS CONTEST

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