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tc Question & Answer Interview
Clerk finds meaning selling laxatives and ice scrapers

By Jamie Schey
For the Daily
From beer to batteries, the Village
Corner provides students with the
essentials of off-campus living. Located
on the corner of South Forest and South
University, the store's wide selection
and upbeat atmosphere make it a popu-

lar place to shop and be seen. The
Michigan Daily interviewed Village
Corner employee, Spencer Bryant Jr., in
order to get the lowdown on what it's
like to work in the store.
The Michigan Daily: How long have
you worked at the Village Corner?
Spencer Bryant: I've worked here

for about five or six months.
TMD: So, how much does the job
resemble the movie "Clerks?"
SB: Only vaguely. There are certain
employees who will occasionally quote
the movie, but that's about as far as it
goes.
TMD: What is the craziest item that
you sell at the store?

SB: Gloves with ice scrapers on
them. We actually only have one pair
left. They were pretty hot sellers this
year.
TMD: Gloves with ice scrapers, huh?
On that note, what is the strangest com-
bination of items that you have seen
customers buy?y
SB: Definitely laxatives and single

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fruit items. For example, these young
college girls will come in and buy a
banana and a pack of laxatives. It really
makes you wonder...
TMD:. What is the most irritating
question that customers ask you?
SB: Do you see those batteries ?-
(points to a display of batteries). People
will look right at it, then walk up to the
counter and ask where the batteries are.
But they are right in front of their faces!
TMD: Do you get a lot of students
trying to buy alcohol with fake Ids'?
SB: Yeah, we used to have a collec-
tion of them behind the counter, actual-
ly. But our boss made us take them
down.
TMD: What is the deal with those
talking coolers that you have here?
SB: Oh, that's actually part of a ritual
we have. It involves stripping someone
and leaving them in the coolers to see if
they can take it. It can get petty cold in
there.
TMD: You guys always have interest-
ing music playing in here, too. Which
music do you choose?
SB: I like old-school hea\v metal or
classic country music--(laughs)
...eah.
TMD: Okay, if youwere stranded on
a desert island with any celebrity, who
would it be?
SB: Biance from Destiny's Child.
She has a really cool hairdo. On the
cover of "Vibe," though, her hair isn't as
exciting as it usually is. But I still like it.
TMD: And if you could be any
superhero, which would ou choose?
SB: I would be Mad Max. He's part
hero, part anti-hero. There is definitely
a bad guy inside of him!
TMD: Finally, if you had to describe
yourself in three words, what would
they be?
SB: Really, really bored.
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MUSIC
Paradime The mad motor cd MC busts
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Pig, 208 S. 1st St. 10 p.m. $6. 996-
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Joce'lyn B & the Detroit Street Players
Detroit Diva leads an ensemble of
playa's players. Cavern Club, 210 S
1st St. 10 p.m. $8. 332-9900.
The Brothers Groove I always thought
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Fireside Festival of New York See
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Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free.
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Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See.
Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows See Thursday.
Museum of Art, West Gallery. Free.
764-0395.
Sunday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30, 7 &
9:30 p.m. $6.25.
State & Main See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 5, 7:30 & 9:45 D.m. $6.25.
MUSIC
Sons of the Never Wrong Geez, is it
even a question. You can't go wrong
with these quirky folksters. The Ark,

316 S. Main.
8 p.m. $11. 761-1818.
Michigan Chamber Players Faculty
members of the School of Music per-
form works of Beethoven, Roussel,
Britten and Tchaikovsky. Rackham
Auditorium. 4 p.m. Free. 764-2538.
THEA TER
Fireside Festival of New York See
Thursday. Performance Network, 120
E. Huron. 8 p.m. $15. 663-0696.
A LTERNA TIVES
Poetry Readings at the Del The Del
Rio is known for it's tasty food, alco-
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poetry readings. Open mic, as well as
a featured performer (TBA). 122 W.
Washington. 1:30 p.m. Free. 761-
2530.
Art Video "Arshile Gorky" explores the
life of the Armenian-American artist
who influenced Mark Rothko and
inspired Abstract Expressionism.
Museum of Art, Media Room. Free.
764-0395.
Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free.
764-0395.
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
Figure: Paintings 1933-46 See
Thursday. Museum of Art, Apse
Gallery. Free. 764-0395.
Casting Shadows See Thursday.
Museum of Art, West Gallery. Free.
764-0395.
Monday-
CAMPUS CINEMA
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:30 &
9:30 p.m. $6.25.
State & Main See Thursday. Michigan
Theater. 4:15, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m
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Cabin in the Sky (1943) A musical
starring Louis Armstrong about a
cabin in the sky? Call me a prude, but
I like my cabins down here on the
ground where they belong, by cracky.

Michigan Theater. 7 p.m. $6.25.

Museum of Art, West Gallery. F
764-0395.

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THEA TER
Spinning into Butter The RC faculty
and students present a staged read-
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racism in college. RC-Auditorium, East
Quad. 7:30 p.m. Free. 763-0176.
A LTERNA TIVES
Comedian Richard Lewis If you like
his comedy (or even if you don't),
come to Border's to hear Richard
Lewis read from his new books of
essays, "The Other Great Depression."
Books signing will follow. Borders
Books and Music, 612 E. Liberty. 7
p.m. Free. 668-7652.
Poetry Slam Hear Steve Marsh, his
wife Deb and friend Esther Hurwitz
slam poetry at the Guild House, with
open mic and discussion afterwards.
The Daily Books Editor will probably
be there, since Steve Marsh is a real-
ly cool guy and her former high school
English teacher. Guild House, 802
Monroe. 8 p.m. Free, 995-1956.
Plant Life See Thursday. Museum of
Art, Works on Paper Gallery. Free.
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Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
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Casting Shadows See Thursday.

Tuesday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon E
Thursday. Michigan Theater. 4:3(
9:30 p.m. $6.25.
State & Main See Thursday. Mid
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Blind Pig Showcase Night Ad
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Mark Rothko and the Lure of the
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Casting Shadows See Thursday.
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