Page 4-The Michigan Daily-Weekend etc.-April 2,1992
D. B. Sweeney's cooking on the ice rink
by Sarah Weidman
Daniel Bernard "D.B."Sweeney is
trying to be a star and he hopes his
new movie, The Cutting Edge, will
glide him closer. Thirty-year-old
Sweeney plays Doug Dorsey, an
Olympic Hockey star on his way to a
successful pro career. Moments from
capturing the gold, he collides with
an opponent and loses his peripheral
vision, as well as his shot at fame.
So he settles for playing in small-
town local leagues.
Sweeney, who lives in his native
New York, had only been on the ice
a dozen times before filming this
movie. Once lessons began, he
couldn't get enough. "I did almost
all of the hockey scenes," he says.
He even plays in a New York league
now. But he left the tricky figure
skating stunts for the pros.
Ice skating was not his primary
career choice, and neither was act-
ing. Sweeney started out as a profes-
sional chef, working in New Orleans
for seven years. "My favorite dish to
make is something I call Shrimp
Clemensoe. It has shrimp, potatoes,.
fellow chefs . "They were all fat or
French and snotty," he adds.
It wasn't until 1983 that he de-
cided to try acting. He started in the-
ater before making the switch to the
big screen, and Sweeney believes
both venues have their advantages.
"With theater there's an immediate
response," he says. "There's less
waiting around on a set. But in
movies, everything is piece by piece.
There's no whole screenplay to
know at one time."
Sweeney may be best known for
his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in
John Sayles' Eight Men Out, which
tells the saga of the Chicago Black
Sox in 1919. Shoeless Joe was one
of the players believed to be in-
volved in the World Series fix.
Despite the wishful thinking of
baseball fans ("Say it ain't so, Joe'),
Sweeney believes Jackson was
guilty. "He took the money," he ex-
plains. "He would have had to have
been heroic to step up and say no,
and he just didn't have that strength
A strong sense of character, how-
ever, is what Sweeney finds in his
favorite actor, Robert Duvall. Swee-
ney feels fortunate to have had the
opportunity to co-star with Duvall
on the acclaimed TV Western mini-
series, Lonesome Dove.
A sequel to the series is in the
making, but Sweeney doubts he'll
return to his role. "If Anjelica
Huston and Tommy Lee Jones re-
turn, then I'd consider it. All of the
other great characters are dead."
Sweeney has star d ini several
other feature films, including Mem-
phis Belle. His works cover a wide
range of roles, from his recent
hockey star, to an illiterate baseball
player, to a rugged cowboy. So what
does he look for when selecting his
films? "I read the script as an audi-
ence member," Sweeney explains.
"And I think, 'If I were out there
watching this, would I enjoy it?"'
Real women ... are six feet tall, weigh 100 pounds and have collagen lips!
Sayoodb to Barbie
by Carina A. Bacon
Thin is in? No way! Not if you have natural curves. That's what the full-
figured women in Garcia's Sewing Factory say. Whether it be the possibil-
ity of pregnancy at age fifty, or a losing battle with diet pills, these women
know how to accept themselves as they are (even if their figures don't con-
form to those desired by society).
Real Women Have Curves will be performed by El Teatro de la Espe-
ranza and will present an outrageous look at life as a woman. These aren't
Barbie doll bimbos, but honest-to-goodness real women in today's thin-ob-
Working together in the-factory, Estela, Ana and Pancha with their co-
workers learn how to confront their problems, both personal and figure-
wise, as a group. Each deals with life the best way she knows how by gos-
siping over tacos.
The irony is that these "real" women are toiling endlessly to fill an order
for 100 fancy ballerina-type prom dresses - sized for perfect bodies - for
a big-name department store. "All of these dresses are in very small sizes,"
comments Eve Donovan, general manager for El Teatro de la Esperanza,
"and none of the women except one could even fit into them."
When the playwright Josefina Lopez was eighteen, she developed Real
Women Have Curves in a playwriting workshop. Now, three years later, the
play has been expanded, but is still "based on some of (Lopez') life experi-
ences," says Donovan. "Josefina worked in a sweat-shop with her sister and
her mother. It's a real story."
El Teatro de la Esperanza is in its 19th year, and is one of the oldest Chi-
cano theater companies in the country. It often performs bilingual plays.
Real Women Have Curves is sure to contain many of the cultural idiosyncra-
sies, comically portrayed, often found in the talented group's performances.
Through humorous anecdotes, the audience will be enlightened about the
blatant stereotypes forced upon women and their figures. Donovan contends
that Real Woman Have Curv es distinguishes between "what society con-
siders the ideal female body, and what a woman's body is really like."
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES will perform Sunday, April S at 7:30 p.m.
in the Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets are $16.50, $12.50 for students and
children, and are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and all
TicketMaster locations. Group prices are available upon request. Call 763-
TKTS for more information.
This nice guy from Long Island
is one to watch for. Whether as an
actor or a chef, D.B. Sweeney is
cooking up some serious produc-
mushrooms and peas,"1
Sweeney didn't much
he says. But
care for his
Bake a Hash Bash in the kitc
to get involved in the marijuana
For me, Hash Bash has been one of
the first signs of spring - the annual
celebration of fun, freedom and pot
smoking on the Diag.
What better way to celebrate this
annual event than to go into the ki-
tchen and whip up a dish especially
for the occasion? And what could be
a more appropriate recipe for this
week than pot brownies, the classic
cannabis culinary concoction.
The wonderful effects of mari-
juana can be enjoyed in thousands of
different ways. People most often
smoke pot because it's expensive,
and they need to get the biggest bang
for their buck.
If this weed were decriminalized,
and one could buy it for $10 or $20
an ounce, then we could bake with
it, stir-fry with it, even put it in our
spaghetti sauce, without the deleteri-
ous effects of smoking, and without
having to worry about getting ar-
You see, there are many reasons
Based on a very informal survey
I conducted, you should be able to
buy a quarter-ounce of fairly good
ganja for around $60. You could buy
an eighth-ounce for half that, but the
brownies won't be as potent. If
money's a problem, talk your best
friend into splitting it with you. Just
. asas u
don't go overboard on the peer
Next, dissolve one pound of
butter (butter, NOT margarine; it
doesn't work) in several cups of
water on your stove. The water
ensures that you don't burn the
butter, and ruin the whole recipe.
While the butter is melting, grind
or blend the marijuana into a coarse
powder. You can pulverize it in a
blender with some water or - even
better - use a pepper grinder.
Add the pot to the butter, and
cook over medium heat for as long
as you can, stirring frequently. The
longer you cook it, the stronger the
brownies will be, so leave it on for
an hour if you want -just don't let
While the mixture is still hot,
pour through some type of strainer
- a fine mesh colander is good, as
is a coffee filter - into a steep-
sided, clear glass bowl. Place the
bowl in your refrigerator.
After several hours, the water
will have gathered on top of the
butter (now called "puna butter")
and can be easily separated. What
you're left with is a pound of THC-
The following recipe calls for a
1/2 cup of butter, and you can save
the rest for later recipes. Try it on
plain spaghetti noodles with garlic,
pepper and basil, or on an English
muffin for breakfast; after one of
these, I guarantee that your nine a.m.
Comm 103 lecture will be a hell of a
lot more interesting.
One final warning: after you eat
the first brownie, wait at least an
hour before you eat a second one.
When digested, the effects of mari-
juana are much more subtle than
when you smoke it, and it usually
sneaks up on you. It's a very cool
feeling - kind of an all-over-your-
body buzz, and it lasts for a long
See you on the Diag this Sa-
DON'T MISS SORORITY FALL RUSH!
Sorority Fall ForMal ksh will be Early this year:
September 7th - 23rd, 1992
So register eary o:
Tuesday. Ail( 17th and G Jednesday. A prif 8th
10 an - 5 pm Pond ooM. Michian Union
For more information ca/I The Office of Greek Life at 663-4505
Let the Rush Begin!
SUNSHINE IN THE SPRING ME BROWNIES
Preheat oven to 350°. In a double boiler melt:
1/2 cup puna butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
ifyou don't have a double boiler, you can use a saucepan over very low
heat. Just don't let it bum. Cool this mixture. In another bowl, beat until
light in color and f amy in texture:
4 eggs (at room temperature)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add gradually and continue beating until well creamed:
1 teaspoon vanilla
With a few swift strokes, combine the cooled chocolate mixture and
the eggs and sugar. Before the mixture becomes uniformly colored,
1 cup siftedall-purpose flour
Bake in a greased 9x13-inch pan about 25 minutes. Cut when cool.
Try out for Michigan's Danceteam-
Mass Meeting Fri., April 3,7pm
Martial Arts Rm.G20-IM Bldg.
Sun., April 5, 11 am
Please attend one meeting. For more info. call: 995-9268
Save the LP0
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
April 2, 3 & 4
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
$4.00 All tickets are general admission
Available at Michigan Union
Ticket Office 763-TKTS, or at the door
For more information call
University Activities Center at 763.1107
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