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The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazin

10B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, October 25, 2001
I LIKE MY COOKIES SOFT AND CHEWY

Samburu tribe likely to lose its first memi

bhile waitressing at the lovely
W I Brighton Bar and Grill this
summer, I was given some
critical insight into people's little idio-
syncrasies. Hundreds and hundreds of
strange conversations and overly-com-
plicated orders later, I consider myself
to possess a pretty consummate knowl-
edge regarding the importance of food.
What my learning amounts to is that
people are just really passionate about
trivial stuff, like why Heinz ketchup is
way better than Hunt's.

The funniest part was dealing with
customers who preferred a particular
type of pop. "Well, what do you mean
that you don't serve Pepsi?" they'd
bark. "What am I supposed to drink?"
To them Coke was not an option.
But, as much as I hate to admit it, I
can almost understand the psycho bev-
erage fetish. I really enjoy orange
juice. But it has to be not-from-con-
centrate. And it has to have the pulp.
The rest is gross.
And how about you? Are you a Coke

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person or a Pepsi person? My family
likes Diet Pepsi. My roommate's fami-
ly thinks that diet soda will cause brain
tumors, and they only purchase the
regular type. And for all of you other
consumers of sugary brown carbonat-
ed beverages, there are a multitude of
twist and cherry and off-brand options
to choose from.
But how is it that society can define
us by our drink preferences? What is
this? Have you ever noticed that we
judge others by their taste buds? I def-
initely feel more connected with those
who prefer mint chocolate chip ice
cream (the green kind) to those who
would opt for a dish of rocky road.
Some might say that this warped
eating-analysis is really a quest to
unearth similar interests. Example:
You like cheez-puffs, only to discover
that your lab partner likes cheez-puffs.
So you date. And, incidentally, you
both like long walks on the beach and
John Travolta in "Saturday Night
Fever."
However, I don't feel like there is

ory. Instead, I
think that there
are just some
foods that are
better than oth-
ers. And that
anyone who
agrees with me
on this issue is
cool. And that
anyone who
doesn't is
wrong.
I like
creamy peanut
b u t t e r.
C r u n c h v
peanut butter
on white bread

I . . . ... -1

any merit to the "we both love burnt
marshmallows, so it must be fate" the-

Sarah
Rubin
Pieces
FHair

A look
underside

at the
of U of M

reminds me of dirty baby diapers. The
best part is when it's all smooth in
your mouth. And it has to be JIF. None
of that Peter Pan bullshit. What does
Peter Pan have to do with a good PBJ,
I ask? Nothing. Exactly. If you need a
mascot for your food, then at least find
one that relates. Take Tony the Tiger,
for instance. Frosted Flakes would be
lost without him.
So you'd think, "Hey, let's have a
glass of milk with that peanut butter
sandwich." But where I live, it is not
that simple. My refrigerator has like,
seven types of milk. You can't get to
anything on the top shelf because
there are too freaking many contain-
ers. What are my housemates think-
ing? Because skim milk looks and-
tastes like water that has some baking

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powder stirred in. And whole milk is a
meal in itself. Then there's the whole
chocolate option ... We even have sev-
eral types of soymilk competing for
house approval. (Two words: Vanilla
Silk.)
The other night we were making
some Tollhouse Cookies and there was
this huge squabble over how long to
cook them. Personally, I think that
chewy cookies are where it's at. Why
would you want one that's all crispy
and hard? The whole point of cooking
cookies is to attain the closest thing to
the pure dough without contracting
salmonella.
If you still doubt the importance of
"good taste," try to give the situation
some perspective. Let's say you are
meeting your brother's new girlfriend
for the first time. And it's breakfast.
And your mom makes her famous
Mickey Mouse pancakes. And your
brother puts butter and syrup on his
pancakes. And you put butter and
syrup on your pancakes. And then, the
new girlfriend goes for the powdered
sugar in the nice dish that your mom
put out to make the impression that
your butter and syrup routine isn't a
routine. As far as you are concerned,
this girl is no longer in the running for
sister-in-law.
It's that simple. Either people
understand the way that food is meant
to be, or they just miss the boat com-
pletely.
So until we all come to the same,
right, conclusions about groceries, we
will just have to sit on our couches
helplessly, watching those stupid taste
tests on TV and wondering why some
idiots aren't able to discern Diet Coke
from Pepsi One.
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Survivor insider
In what can be deemed the first
surprise of the new season of
"Survivor," Jessie got the boot last
Thursday as the number of sub-
scribers of the Boran newsletter
dropped to six. Yours truly, as well as
most of the Internet speculators,
were not even close with their pre-
dictions. Most guessed Samburu
would falter, balancing out the popu-
lace on both tribes, but Boran broke
tradition and became the first tribe in
"Survivor" history to lose the first
two immunity challenges.
Sex appeal couldn't save Jessie
from her own tribe; her physical
weakness and lack of effort made her
the only option for removal. Tom
took another cheap shot at Clarence,
voting for him for the second time,
thinking down the line it would be
helpful in the event of a tie at tribal
council. Should Clarence make it to
the merge after week six, he may
jump ship to the Samburu alliance.
Reality struck again as "Survivor"

took its second hit in as many weeks
from archrival and nemesis
"Friends." The ratings for the NBC
sitcom were 70-percent higher than
"Survivor" as more viewers . pre-
ferred to tape the reality show and
watch it later. CBS should not be too
concerned as it still rates higher than
anything on their own Thursday
night lineup.
CBS is attempting to draw in view-
ers by showing prowling lions every-
where in their previews. The likeli-
hood of a confrontation with a lion
or an other menacing beast is very
unlikely and nothing more than a
marketing tool. Each camp has a
large fence surrounding it, protecting
the survivors from the overblown
sense of danger beyond the thorny
barrier.
It looks as though our contestants
will be rolling around a giant ball of
sorts this week in the immunity chal-
lenge. From the preview it is hard to
make out what the sphere is actually
made up of. Rock would be too
heavy to move but it takes several
people to move these unknown
objects. Expect a few participants to
get knocked over by the wrecking
balls as the tribes do whatever it
takes to win.
Four contestants are in serious

jeopardy of getting kicked off this
week. In Boran, Kim and Kelly face
elimination as the Lex-Ethan-Tom
alliance dismantles the female tribe
members. Clarence is not quite in the
clear, but his physical prowess makes
him an essential ingredient of the
team if they plan to win any of the
challenges. Samburu is strong but
should they lose immunity Brandon
and Lindsey will be the most likely
targets of the older alliance's votes.
Lindsey is the focal point of the

episode three previews, complaining
about an intense pain. Executive pro-
ducer Mark Burnett is not that obvi-
ous when it comes to visual clues, so
you can be sure she will be around
for at least another week. That leaves
Brandon vulnerable, as he physically
cannot compete with the other men.
Kim and her stumble cost Boran the
reward challenge last week while
Kelly failed to drink the cow blood
before Linda; both ladies are next in
line to be voted off. Kim is more of a

Courtesy of CBS
Jesse became the second member from Boran to get the boot on 'Survivor: Africa.'

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