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2B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend Magazin - Thursday, February 7, 2002

The Michigan Daily - Weekend Magazii

Random: Michael
Jackson is black

By Aubrey Henretty
Daily Arts Writer
The Michigan Daily: Is Adam
Random: No.
TMD: Who is this?
R: This is Roger.
TMD: Hi, Roger. You've been
randomly selected for The Michigan
Daily's Random Student Interview.
Are you familiar with the Random
Student Interview?
R: Um, I'm not really familiar
with it.
TMD: It's a feature that runs
every Thursday in the Daily's
Weekend Magazine. It'll make you
famous! Do you have a minute?
R: Uh, sure.
TMD: Excellent. In honor of
Black History Month, I've prepared
a series of racially harmonious ques-
tions foryou. Sound OK?
R: Sure.
TMD: All right. First question:
Do you prefer white russians or

black russians?
R: What do you mean, white rus-
sians or black Russians like the
drink? Well, I've only had white
Russians, so I guess white Russians.
TMD: You know the soft-serve
ice cream machines at McDonald's?
In your experience, has the advent
of the vanilla-chocolate swirl option
served to promote racial equality?
R: I don't think so.
TMD: Not even a little bit?
R: Well, I think if it did, they'd
have a yellow flavor, like lime or
lemon or something, for the, uh,
other races.
TMD: Are you personally black?
R: No.
TMD: What about Michael
Jackson? Is he personally black?
R: Uh, yes.
TMD: Yes?
R: Uh, yes, he is black, isn't he?
TMD: I suppose.
R: I could go get someone else's
opinion -
TMD: No, that's perfectly all
right. Um, did you ever watch
"Diff'rent Strokes" as a kid?
R: Is that the one with Gary
TMD: Yes.
R: I've seen a couple of episodes,
but I don't really remember any of
TMD: So you wouldn't remember
the little red-haired kid?
R: No, sorry.
TMD: That question is shot to
hell. Well, you know the girl who
played Kimberly on the show
became a junkie and ended up dead
by the time she was 35. Do you think
it was the pressure of growing up in
a bi-racial household that finally
pushed her over the edge?
R: Is that part of the show, or is
that the real actress?
TMD: That's the real actress.
R: Did she really grow up in a bi-
racial household?
TMD: Um, no.
R: Then no.
TMD: Do you think she ever said
"I want to be a junkie when I grow
R: Umm ... maybe. Maybe at
some point in time.
TMD: Have you ever said that?
R: Uh, I have said it before. But I
didn't say "I want to be a junkie;" I
said "I want to be a bum."
TMD: Enough of that nonsense.
Have you ever dated someone out-
side your race?
R: Uh, yeah.
TMD: Yeah? Did your grandma
freak out?
R: Uh, no. My grandma probably
didn't know.
TMD: She was pretty cool?
R: Yeah.
TMD: All right, that's all I've got
for today. You can read this tomor-
row on page two of Weekend.
Thanks for being a good sport!
R: Thank you.
TMD: Bye.

American Poetry is conducted by Zen
Master and poet the Venerable Nonin
Chowaney. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Zen
Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard, $40;
Glinda Bridgforth Presents Bridgforth
reads and presents ideas from her
book "Girl, Get Your Money Straight!"
3 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson,
free; 662-4110.
W.F. Walker Johanson Reads Johanson
reads from and signs copies of his
book "What is Mormonism All About?"
6 p.m., Borders Books & Music, 612
E. Liberty, free; 668-7652.
Amelie See Thursday. 1:45, 4, 6:45 &
9:15 p.m., State Theater.
Gosford Park See Thursday. 2, 4:30, 7
& 9:30 p.m., State Theater.
Monster's Ball See Friday. 4:30, 7 &
9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Sourmoon If you see little kids here it
is probably because they thought it
said Sailor Moon. Laugh at them. 10
p.m., The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St., $5
($7 under 21); 996-8555.
The Impaler This band is named after
Christian's old finishing move, now
called the unprettier (inspiration for
band name may or may not be true).
10 p.m.,Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, $4;
Al Hill Quartet Al Hill tickles the elec-
tronic ivory in a display of funkiness. 9
p.m., The Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley
St., $8; 665-9090.
"The Tavern" See Thursday. 8 p.m.
"Dinner with Friends" See Thursday. 2
p.m. and 7 p.m.
"Elizabeth Rex" See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Children of Uganda See Friday. 8 p.m.

Monster's Ball See Friday. 5:15
7:45 p.m., Michigan Theater.


Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings If they
teamed with the Kings of Rock they
would form quite a powerful music
alliance. 5 p.m., The Firefly Club, 207
S. Ashley St., $7; 665-9090.
Bop Culture With all this bopping
you'd think I'd be gettingbmore
action. 8:30 p.m., The Firefly Club,
207 S. Ashley St., Free; 665-9090.
Gregory Stovetop Stovetop? Can I
come over for dinner? 8 p.m., Zou
Zou's, Chelsea, Free; 433-4226.
"The Tavern" See Thursday. 2 p.m.
"Elizabeth Rex" See Thursday. 2 p.m.

Bruce Willis stars in "Hart's War." See it before it comes out at the Natural Sciei


Michigan Visiting Writers Series
Environmental activist and former
Poet Laureate, Robert Hass, reads
from his collection of poetry. 5 p.m.,
Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S.
State, free;U647-6471.
Amelie See Thursday. 6:45 & 9:15
p.m., State Theater.
Blow-Up A classic Italian film from the
Interior Vision film series, and it also

Amelie See Thursday. 1:45, 4, 6:45 &
9:15 p.m., State Theater.
Buster Keaton Not the actual man
live but some of his great comedic
films instead. Michigan Theater, 2
The Endurance A retelling of Sir
Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedi-
tion to Antarctica in 1914-1916, fea-
turing new footage of the actual loca-
tions and interviews. 5:30 & 8 p.m.,
Michigan Theater.
Gosford Park See Thursday. 2, 4:30,
7 & 9:30 p.m., State Theater.
Lion in Winter Part of the Dynamic
Women film series. 2 p.m., Michigan

"People and Places: The Baker Gift of
"People and Places: The Baker Gift of 20th-Century Photography" See
20th-Century Photography" See Thursday.

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features The Yardbirds in concert.
p.m., Michigan Theater.
The Endurance See Sunday. 7:15
9:20 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Gosford Park See Thursday. 7 & 9:
p.m., State Theater.
Monster's Ball See Friday. 9:30 p.n
Michigan Theater.
The Bird of Paradise Orchestra B
Jazzin'. 9 p.m., Bird of Paradise, 3:
S. Main St., $5; 662-8310.
Avant Mondays: Into the Freylalr
Klezmer is the most underrated mus
on this earth. 8 p.m., The Firefly Clu
207 S. Ashley St., $5; 665-9090.
Michigan Philharmonica Orchestra
instant classic. 8 p.m., H
Auditorium, 825 N. University Av
Free; 764-8350.
. Tuesda
Booked for Lunch This series featur
a different local author each mont
Today's speaker is Donald S. Lope
Jr., Professor of Buddhist and Tibet
Studies at Michigan. 12:10 p.m., A
Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fil
Ave, free; 327-4200.
Amelie See Thursday. 6:45 & 9::
p.m., State Theater.
The Endurance See Sunday. 7:15
9:20 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Gosford Park See Thursday. 7 & 9:;
p.m., State Theater.
Monster's Ball See Friday. 7 & 9::
p.m., Michigan Theater.
Blind Pig Showcase Night Neba
Fight Like Sinatra, 5 Star Buzz a
Silent Planet will all do their thing.
p.m., The Blind Pig, 208 5. 1st S
Free ($2 under 21); 996-8555..


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