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OR THE THIRD YEAR RUNNING, Florida Weekly abandons the pretensions of the best modern media that aim to provide serious, substantive journalism to astute readers and careful thinkers concerned with thorny contemporary issues, enlightened cultural events and lively societal values. Enough already. Were rocketing right past that to get to the Truth. We begin by asking a difficult, age-old philosophic question: Why did the chicken cross the road?Ž What were offering here may or may not be the answer. But at the very least its a double belt of fun on the rocks with a selection of our current favorite jokes. We arent kidding around, either. As Mark Twain pointed out, ISSUE J J OKES 2011 2011 A A A h h h h o o o o r r r s s s e e e e w w w a a a l l l l k k k k s s s i i i n n n n t t t o o o o a a a a b b b b a a a a r r r . . . r r r s s s e e A A h h h o o o r r r s s s s e e e r r s s s e e s s e e e e e w w w a a a l l l l k k k k s s s i i i n n n t t t o o o b b b a a r r r . . . A hors s rs h o s s e se s e e o r e e horse walks into a bar ... B B a a r s a a a a y y y y y s s s s s , “ H H H H e e e y y y y y b b b b b u u u u u d d d d d d d y y y y y , w w w w w h h y y y t t t t t t h h h h h h h e e e e e e B B B B B a a a a a r r t t t e e e n n n n n d d d d d e e e r r r s s s s a a a a y y y s s s , B B B B B a a B B a a r r t t t e e e n n n n d d d d r t n d d d d d d e e e e r r e e e r r r s a s s s s a a a y y y s s y y y s s , , y y y y y s s s s s y y s s “ H H H H e e e y y y b b b u u u u u d d d d d d d y y y y y , , w w w w h h h h y y y t t t t t h h h h e e e e e Ba Ba B B ar B Bart B a r t Ba Bar B ar B B a r B t e B te B rt B Bart e n Ba Bar t e B e B arten Ba B a e n B arte B a t e n d B e B a r t e n d e B rtender says s sa s s a y ay e a y y s e r says r ersay a sa ay ay a a s ys y s s s , y y says, “Hey buddy, wh y the l l l o o o o o n n n n n g g g g g f f f f f a a a a a c c c c c e e e e e e ? ? ? ? ? ” ” ” l l l o o o n n n n n g g g g g f f f f a a a a c c c c c e e e e e ? ? ? ? ? ” ” ” long face?” FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFSEE JOKES, A8 X r a d m m v v o o c c A A T T T T o o o u u u g g h t i i m m m m e s Tough times c c c c a a a a l l l l l l l l f f f f o r r so m m m m e call for some s s s e e e r r r i i i i i o o o o u u u u s l l a u g h s s s s e e e e e r r r i i i o o u u u u s lau g g h h s s h s us lau g g h h s seriouslaughs F F BILL CORNWELL A2 PUZZLES A28PETS A7BUSINESS A15 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A12REAL ESTATE A19ARTS A21EVENTS A25 ANTIQUES A20HEALTHY LIVING A12FILM A26SOCIETY A29 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Thank you, dust Her notes of gratitude are edgy and unexpected. A21 X INSIDE SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A29 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 Vol. I, No. 44  FREE CEO of cultureRena Blades directs the county’s cultural alliance. A15 XTwo-timing bluesCan you let the anger go when your partner cheats? A12 XIts a marriage of medicine and science.And when it is finally consummated, a partnership between Tenet Florida Inc. and The Scripps Research Institute is expected to have an economic impact of $402 million over five years. Tenet, the for-profit hospital chain that owns Palm Beach Gardens, St. Marys and Good Samaritan medical centers, will partner with the not-for-profit Scripps to create an 80-bed academic medical center. The hospital also would offer residency and intern-ship opportunities for students enrolled in Florida Atlantic Universitys newly accredited medical school. FAU has its hon-ors college adjacent to Scripps on the north side of Donald Ross Road. Tenet filed a letter of intent to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to build the center on up to 30 acres of the county-owned Briger tract, situated on the south side of Don-ald Ross Road between Interstate 95 and Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. Plans include the 80-bed acutecare hospital, and special medical/surgical services in orthopedics, Scripps-Tenet deal expected to bring jobs, $402 million SEE DEAL, A4 XBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” g s g u let e r go o ur ?

PAGE 2 FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 WHY DOOR TO BALLOON TIME MATTERS DURING A HEART ATTACK. 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS Door to balloon time measures the time it takes for a hospital to get a heart attack patient from its ER to its cath lab to open blocked arteries. The goal is 90 minutes. More is bad. Less is good. One team in this region is consistently doing it in less than 60 minutes. This is what it takes to deliver our kind of heart care. This is what it takes to get the job done. The way we do it. Let it never be said that Rick Scott is a man who stands still.Mr. Scott took office in January, having garnered about 49 percent of the votes in the gubernatorial contest that pitted him against Democratic challenger Alex Sink. Lets face it: The guy has been in office such a short time that he probably couldnt find all the mens rooms in the Governors Mansion.Yet in his brief tenure, Gov. Scotts approval ratings have sunk so low, so fast, that one political commentator declared that he is hands down the most unpopular governor in the United States. According to a Sunshine State Poll conducted last month, the governors approval rating sits at 27 percent. His disapproval rating is an equally astounding 58 percent. The poll showed that he is universally dis-liked. Virtually every demographic group surveyed expressed disdain for the gover-nor. This is not an aberration. An earlier poll pegged Gov. Scotts favorable rating at 29 percent.Think about this for a moment. To go from winning 49 percent of the vote in the general election to an approval rating of 27 percent in roughly seven months takes some doing. It took George W. Bush six or seven years in office to sink as low as Gov. Scott, and President Bush had two failed wars, a faltering economy and ballooning deficit on his resume.It does not surprise me that the people of Florida are disgusted with our governor. That was inevitable. What is surprising is that they caught on to this snake oil sales-man so quickly. Its not as if we didnt know what we were getting when we elected this hypocritical toady of big business and special inter-ests. After all, this is a man who disdains any sort of federal or state assistance that might benefit the poor and defenseless, yet he became obscenely wealthy by presiding over a health-care company that engaged in the most massive fraud involving Medi-care and Medicaid in the history of those programs. His company paid a $1.5 billion fine „ a record punishment „ and the board of directors sent him packing, but not before they bestowed upon him more than $300 million for the simple act of getting the hell out of Dodge. For a guy who hates federal or state assistance to the needy, Id say Gov. Scott did pretty well by plundering programs that are funded by the taxpayers and intended to preserve the health and well being of the indigent and the elderly.Gov. Scott has come up with so many meanspirited and loony ideas that it is hard to keep track. He has tried to eviscerate the state parks system. He wants to slash corporate taxes to as close to nothing as possible, which doesnt make a hell of a lot of sense in a state that doesnt have an income tax. He wants to drug test welfare recipients and state workers.In one move that hasnt attracted a lot of attention, he got Florida Power & Light to agree to give discounted electrical rates to new and growing businesses. FPL „ an outfit that no one would ever mistake for a charity „ will recoup these discounts from its existing customers. (That means you and me.) Some people might call this an indirect tax on the common folk, but the governor is not among them. This is shameful. I invite you to conduct a little test. Wherever you live in Palm Beach County, take a drive on a hot day through an impoverished neighborhood. On even the most suffocating of days, you will find few home air conditioners running. The people simply cannot afford the electric bills that air conditioning generates. What I find odd about Gov. Scotts vehemence toward government assistance to the poor and downtrodden is the fact that he himself benefitted from the sorts of pro-grams he now hopes to slash. As a boy, he lived in public housing. From what I under-stand, his parents were good, hard-working people who had a run of bad luck. I wonder how Gov. Scott would have felt if his parents had been subjected to drug testing as a con-dition of their residency? Gov. Scotts indifference to the welfare of his constituents was on full and embarrass-ing display when he appeared on CNN and said he did not think the federal government defaulting on its financial obligations was a bad thing.We need to stop spending money,Ž he said.When the interviewer pointed out that cutting spending and default were separate issues, Gov. Scott dipped deeper into what seems to be his inexhaustible well of igno-rance. Weve been (raising the debt ceiling), and it hasnt helped our economy,Ž he said. Exasperated, the interviewer spoke for many when he said, Governor, why is this so hard for you to understand?Ž Why is Gov. Scott is so ragingly unpopular? He ran a gauzy campaign that was short on details, and he went to great lengths to avoid answering questions from the press. Still, we knew about his checkered past. We knew he was a tool of corporations and moneyed interests. But I dont think most voters understood the mirthless, soulless quality of the man. He is hopelessly obtuse and totally oblivious to the suffering of the states most vulnerable residents. In what can only be described as a Marie Antoinette let them eat cakeŽ moment, the governors office last week issued a press release announcing that John Minas, Gov. Scotts personal chef, and Mr. Minass sous chef are entering the 2011 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. John is a talented chef and cooks up some of the best food Ive ever tasted,Ž the governor said. Children go to school hungry in Florida. The elderly wrestle with the choice of buy-ing medication or food, and the homeless eat from garbage cans. Gov. Scott, mean-while, is eating better than ever. A man of more sensitivity would have kept that little nugget of information to himself. To be fair, Gov. Scott did not cause all our woes, nor can he readily fix them. But the least he can do is try. And, beyond that, it would be nice if he cared „ or even pre-tended to care „ that such suffering exists. The truth is that he has no interest in addressing these problems, and he really doesnt give a damn. His world is that of private jets, shady deals and scratching the backs of corporate bigwigs. And that, my friends, is why Rick Scott is the most unpopular governor in the United States. Q Here’s why Rick Scott is the most unpopular governor in the U.S. bill CORNWELL O bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY


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Five months later, on my 35th birthday, not only did I feel like a new personƒ but I “ nally had conceived!Ž … Anita Castillo Dead man’s partyFor years, many traditional funerals in Taiwan „ especially in rural areas or among working classes „ have included pop singers and bikinied dancers, supposedly to entertain the ghosts that will protect the deceased in the afterlife. According to a recent documentary by anthropologist Marc Moskowitz, some of the dancers until 20 years ago were strippers who did lap dances with funeral guests, until the government made such behavior illegal. Contemporary song-and-dance shows, like the traveling Electric Flower Car, supposedly appeal to lowerŽ gods who help cleanse the deceased of the more mundane vices such as gambling and prostitution (compared to the higherŽ gods who focus on morality and righ-teousness). Q Can’t possibly be true Californias state and local governments are rarely discussed these days without the pall of budget cuts loom-ing, but apparently the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is safe because it is spending a reported $1.5 million to move a big rock in from Riverside, about 60 miles away. Its a 340-ton boulder that the museum intends to display above a sidewalk (Levitated MassŽ). The move will require a 200-foot-long trailer with 200 tires, with one semi-tractor pulling and one pushing, at night, maximum speed 8 mph. Tennessee State Rep. Julia Hurley apologized in July and said she would pay for the refinishing of her desk in the legislative chamber after it was revealed that she had carved her initials in it during a January session. It was like one in the morning on the last day of the session,Ž she told WSMV-TV. I wasnt thinking straight.Ž Rep. Hurley, 29, who has a daughter, 14, unseated a nine-term incumbent legislator in 2010 with a campaign that touted her time as a Hooters waitress. If I could make it at Hooters,Ž she wrote in the restaurants magazine, I could make it anywhere.Ž In June, the California Court of Appeals threw out the three counts of possession of child pornography for which Joseph Gerber had been con-victed, even though what Mr. Gerber had done was paste face shots of his own 13-year-old daughter onto ordi-nary pornographic photos. The U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2002 that a conviction for making child pornog-raphyŽ requires actual sexual abuse. (Mr. Gerber had also been convicted of supplying the daughter with drugs and the court ordered Mr. Gerber re-sentenced.) Q Confusing headlines Woman Missing Since She Got LostŽ (Chicago Sun-Times, 5-17-2011). Teen Dies of Shaken Baby SyndromeŽ (Chicago Tribune, 3-9-2011). Man With Clown Nose in New Cumberland Poses No Serious ThreatŽ (Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., 7-3-2011). Return of the Giant Carnivorous Hermaphrodite SnailsŽ (Yahoo, 6-3-2011). Showboat Casino Hotel to Become First Dog-Friendly Casino in Atlantic CityŽ (Press of Atlantic City, 2-3-2011) (Guests dogs can be admitted to the floor, but dogs are still forbidden to play poker.) Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEPolice blotter Arrested in Woodbridge, Va., in July for burglary after being discovered by police inside the MVC Late Night adult store: U.S. Army officer Justin Dale Little Jim, 28 (who was found phys-ically engaged with a blow-up dollŽ). Little Jims chances for acquittal are slim under News of the Weirds insight-ful theory of criminal culpability known as the Three First NamesŽ hypothesis. In June in the Houston suburb of Alvin, Texas, a petite, 42-year-old Wal-mart customer came across three men running out of the store carrying shop-lifted beer. She decided that it was up to her to take a stand because, as she said later, she was sick of the lawlessness.Ž The woman (whose name, coincidental-ly, is Monique Lawless) chased the men, climbed onto the hood of their getaway car, even jumping up and down on it, to delay their escape. The three were eventually arrested: Sylvester Andre Thompson and his brothers S ylvester Durlentren Thompson and Sylvester Primitivo Thompson. Q Unclear on the concept Georges Marciano, co-founder of the clothing company Guess? Inc. and ostensibly in no trouble with IRS, nonetheless demanded in 2009 that the agency audit him over the previous sev-eral years. The IRS turned him down, and he sued the agency in federal court in Washington, D.C., but in July, a judge rejected the case, declaring that fed-eral law and the U.S. Constitution do not give anyone a rightŽ to demand that IRS collect more taxes from them. (Marciano perhaps hoped for the IRS to uncover cheating by his former employ-ees and accountants, whom he thought were stealing from him. Paying higher taxes might have been worth it if the agency had made it easier for him to sue any cheaters.) A Singaporean army draftee caused a public stir in March when he was pho-tographed by a visitor as he underwent physical training in army fatigues but with his maid following behind him carrying his backpack on her shoulders. (Army officials told reporters the draft-ee had since been counsel(ed).Ž) In May, following near-record floods in fields south of Montreal, Que-bec, farmer Martin Reid made sure to apply for his fishing license because he had learned the hard way that when his land gets flooded, he cannot remove the fish washed onto it unless he is a licensed fisherman. After flooding in 1993, Mr. Reid and his father failed to secure a license and were fined $1,000. A second offense brings a fine of $100,000. Two weeks after the catastrophic April tornadoes hit Alabama and neigh-boring states, Bailey Brothers Music Co. of Birmingham offered to help. To soothe those suffering depression and grief from devastating property losses, Bailey Brothers sponsored weekly drum circles. Q


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PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 Humor is the good-natured side of Truth.Ž And truth is serious business. When it comes to American jokes in particular, we tend to hold a mir-ror up to nature (as that Brit, Shake-speare, once pointed out about drama), whether we intend to or not. Our jokes have always reflected our prejudices, our current attitudes about ourselves and the world, and our ambitions. Just as they have always revealed us at our best and our worst. Once, for example, the go-to jokes about lazy people tended to describe Mexicans, or those about criminals tended to describe blacks. Jokes about fools or the stupid pointed either to blondes or Poles (and before Poles, it was the Irish or the Italians or some-body else). Californians were the butt of spacey jokes, and regionally, Crack-ers came to be characterized as igno-rant country rubes. All of it was true, but the Truth defined the joke tellers, not the joke tellees. Thats changed, mostly, although such jokes still float around „ but probably not in the pages of Florida Weekly. Americans, more than any other are razor-sharp self-critics, and our jokes reflect that power and talent as well. The first and most sacred amendment to the Constitution protects free speech, and that means the jokers among us can celebrate the world in their own sharply comic fashions without being banished, imprisoned or killed. Our jokes can be firecrackers „ ribald, brassy, bold, earthy or vulgar little explosions. They can also be political, social, sexual or psychological mis-siles. Almost always theyre merry, and not infrequently theyre unrestrained by etiquette or political correctness. Sometimes they dispel pretension. But before we analyze this any further, lets remember once again E.B. Whites famous biology lesson: Ana-lyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.Ž So why did that chicken cross the road? Probably for the same reason youll turn the page. And when you do, enjoy.„ Roger WilliamsQQQ A man is stopped by the police at midnight and asked where hes going. Im on the way to listen to a lecture about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the human body.Ž The policeman asks, Really? And whos going to give a lecture at this time of night?Ž My wife.Ž QQQ What do you call a parrot under an umbrella? Polly unsaturated. QQQ When I was young, I used to pray for a bike, then I realized that God doesnt work that way, so I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness. QQQ A scientist clones himself.But the clone grows to be foulmouthed. Nothing can stop him. In anger, the scientist pushes his creation out a window. Hes charged with making an obscene clone fall. QQQ What did the sick comic say in the hospital? Im hereƒ all weak.Ž QQQ Question: What happens if you get scared half to death twice? QQQ Lying in bed, the 72-year-old man was seriously ill. Knowing that death would come soon, the man called his lawyer. I was thinking how you told me I could get a law degree if I had enough money to buy one. How much does it cost again?Ž Its $65,000,Ž replied the lawyer. But you are dying! Why would you want to have a law degree now?Ž That is none of your concern,Ž replied the dying man. I want you to get me that law certification!Ž Within the week, the sick man had received his law degree. Of course his lawyer quickly came to his side, to make sure the bill would be paid in full. Within moments the old man began having trouble breathing and was gasp-ing for air. It was clear he would not live much longer. The lawyer was going nuts not knowing why this man would want a law degree and pay so much for it when he knew the end was near. Please, please cant you tell me why you wanted this law degree so desper-ately before you died?Ž Barely able to speak and on his last dying breath, the old man said, One less lawyer...Ž QQQ Two snowmen are standing in a meadow. One snowman turns to the other and says, Do you smell carrots?Ž QQQ A patient was at her doctors office after undergoing a complete physical exam. The doctor said, I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live.Ž The patient asked, Oh doctor, what should I do?Ž The doctor replied, Marry an accountant.Ž Will that make me live longer?Ž asked the patient. No,Ž said the doctor, but it will SEEM longer.Ž QQQ A guy asks his waiter how they prepare their chicken. The waiter says, Theres nothin special... we just flat out tell em theyre gonna die.Ž QQQ A man and a friend are playing golf one day. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer. His friend says: Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touch-ing thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man.Ž The man then replies: Yeah, well we were married 35 years.Ž QQQ A woman was at her lawyers office when she noticed an unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second hearse, about 50 feet behind. Behind the second hearse was a single woman in black walking a pit bull dog on a leash. Behind her were 200 women walking single file. The onlooker had to know what this was about. She approached the woman walking the dog. I am so sorry for your loss,Ž she said, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you. But Ive never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?Ž Well, that first hearse is for my husband,Ž the lady in black replied. What happened to him?Ž My dog attacked and killed him,Ž the lady replied. The observer inquired further, Who is in the second hearse?Ž His mistress,Ž the lady said. She tried to help my husband, then the dog turned on her.Ž There was a thoughtful moment of silence between the two. Can I borrow the dog?Ž the woman asks. Get in line.Ž Q Q Q Q: According to Hemingway, why did the chicken cross the road? A: To die, alone, in the rain. QQQ Charles Dickens walks into a bar and says, Please, sir, Id like a martini.Ž The bartender asks, Olive or twist?Ž QQQ Q: How do you make a Kleenex dance? A: Blow a little boogie into it. QQQ Q: Why cant seagulls fly by the bay?A: Because that would make them bagels. QQQ Though William Shakespeare wrote prolifically, he never knew which pen-cil to use for putting words on paper: 2b or not 2b? QQQ A doctor, a lawyer, and a manager were discussing the relative merits of having a wife or a mistress. The lawyer says, For sure a mistress is better. If you have a wife and want a divorce, it causes all sorts of legal problems.Ž The doctor says, Its better to have a wife because the sense of security low-ers your stress and is good for your health.Ž The manager says, Youre both wrong. Its best to have both so that when the wife thinks youre with the mistress, and the mistress thinks youre with your wife „ you can go to the office and do some work.Ž QQQ When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, under-water, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300C. The Russians used a pencil. QQQ A giraffe, a priest and a pro wrestler walk into a bar. Bartender says: What is this, a joke?JOKESFrom page 1 “Do you smell carrots?” ISSUE J J OKES 2011 2011


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 NEWS A9 QQQ A man in New York calls his mother in Florida. Man: Ma, how are you? Mom: Im fine. I havent eaten in 23 days, but Im fine. Man: You havent eaten in 23 days?! Whats wrong? Mom: I didnt want my mouth to be full in case you should call. QQQ Im on a whiskey diet. Ive lost three days already. QQQ A man was waiting for his wife to give birth. The doctor came and informed the dad that his son was born without a torso, arms or legs. The son was just a head! But the dad loved his son and raised him as well as he could. Eighteen years later, the son was old enough for his first drink. The dad took him to a bar, tearfully told him he was proud of him, and ordered the biggest, stron-gest drink for his boy. With all the bar patrons looking on curiously, the boy took his first sip of alcohol. Swoooop! A torso popped out!The bar was dead silent, then burst into a whoop of joy. The father, shocked, begged his son to drink again. The patrons chanted, Take another drink! Take another drink!Ž The bar-tender shook his head in dismay. Swoooop! Two arms popped out!The bar went wild. The father, crying and wailing, begged his son to drink again. The patrons chanted, Take another drink! Take another drink!Ž But the bartender ignored the whole affair. By this time, the boy was getting tipsy. With his new hands, he reached down, grabbed the drink, and guzzled the last of it. Swoooop! Two legs popped out.The bar was in chaos. The father wept with joy. The boy stood up on his new legs. He stumbled to the left. He stumbled to the right. Then he stum-bled through the front door and into the street, where a truck ran him over. The bar fell silent. The father moaned with grief. The bartender merely sighed and said, He should have quit while he was a head.Ž QQQ An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?Ž The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things: 1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat. 2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.3. Im a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate. 4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter. 5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler. Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?Ž The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, No, not if Im gonna have to explain it five times.Ž QQQ Mahatma Gandhi was a peculiar person. He walked barefoot everywhere, to the point that his feet became quite thick and hard. He often went on hun-ger strikes, and even when he wasnt on a hunger strike, he did not eat much and became quite thin and frail. He also was a very spiritual person. Final-ly, because he didnt eat much and when he did his diet was peculiar, he developed very bad breath. He became known as a super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis. QQQ Q. What do you call a deadhead after he breaks up with his girlfriend? A. Homeless QQQ Q. How do you know a deadhead broke into your house? A. Hes still there. QQQ The Pope met with the College of Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Shimon Peres, the former leader of Israel. Your holiness,Ž said one of the Cardinals, Mr. Peres wants to determine wheth-er Jews or Catholics are supe-rior, by challenging you to a golf match.Ž The Pope was greatly disturbed, as he had never held a golf club in his life. Not to worry,Ž said the Cardinal, well call America and talk to Jack Nicklaus. Well make him a Cardinal, he can play Shimon Peres... We cant lose!Ž Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made and, of course, Jack was honored and agreed to play. The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of his success in the match. I came in second, your Holiness,Ž said Nicklaus. Second?!!Ž exclaimed the surprised Pope. You came in second to Shimon Peres?!!Ž No,Ž said Nicklaus, second to Rabbi Woods.Ž QQQ A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for 10 years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, Its not a ship.Ž The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, Its not a boat.Ž The speck gets even closer and he thinks, Its not a raft.Ž Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear. She comes up to the guy and says, How long has it been since youve had a cigarette?Ž Ten years!Ž he says.She reaches over and unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of fresh cigarettes. He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag, and says, Man, oh man! Is that good!Ž Then she asked, How long has it been since youve had a drink of whis-key?Ž He replies, Ten years!Ž She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on her right sleeve, pulls out a flask and gives it to him. He takes a long swig and says, Wow, thats fantastic!Ž Then she starts unzipping a longer zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit and she says to him, And how long has it been since youve had some real fun?Ž And the man replies, Wow! Dont tell me that youve got golf clubs in there!Ž QQQ A guy is sitting on his sofa when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later, theres a knock at the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says, What the hell was that all about?Ž QQQ Two strings walk into a bar. One of them asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender says, we dont serve strings in here, get out.Ž They walk out of the bar. One string turns to the other and says, I have an idea,Ž and then takes the top of his friends head and ties it around his body and then messes up his hair. The friend then does the same to the other string. They walk back into the bar and the string asks for a drink again. The bartender says, Didnt I just tell you, we dont serve stings in here?Ž The string says, Im afraid not.Ž Q QQ A turtle was walking down an alley in New York when he was mugged by a gang of snails. A police detective came to investigate and asked the tur-tle if he could explain what happened. The turtle looked at the detective with a confused look on his face and replied I dont know, it all happened so fast.Ž QQQ Three guys, stranded on a desert island, find a magic lantern contain-ing a genie, who grants them each one wish. The first guy wishes he was off the island and back home. The second guy wishes the same. The third guy says, Im lonely. I wish my friends were back here.Ž QQQ A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?Ž The husband says, What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?Ž A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, Honey, the car wont start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?Ž He says: What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?Ž Another few days go by, and its raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, Honey, theres a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?Ž He says, What do I look like, Bob Vila?Ž The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them,Ž she says. Great! How much is that going to cost me?Ž he snarls. Wife says: Nothing. He said hed do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him.Ž Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?Ž asks the hus-band. What do I look like?Ž she says, Betty Crocker?Ž QQQ Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake. Ill go into town for a doctor,Ž the other says. He runs 10 miles to a small town and finds the towns only doctor, who is delivering a baby. I cant leave,Ž the doctor says. But heres what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground.Ž The guy runs back to his friend, who is in agony. What did the doctor say?Ž the victim asks. He says youre gonna die.Ž QQQ A guy joins a monastery and takes a vow of silence: Hes allowed to say two words every seven years. After the first seven years, the elders bring him in and ask for his two words. Cold floors,Ž he says. They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him back in and ask for his two words. He clears his throats and says, Bad food.Ž They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him in for his two words. I quit,Ž he says. Thats not surprising,Ž the elders say. Youve done nothing but complain since you got here.Ž QQQ A guy asks a lawyer what his fee is. I charge $50 for three questions,Ž the lawyer says. Thats awfully steep, isnt it?Ž the guy asks. Yes,Ž the lawyer replies, Now whats your final ques-tion?Ž QQQ Q: Why do ducks have webbed feet? A: To stamp out fires. QQQ Q: Why do elephants have flat feet? A: To stamp out burning ducks. QQQ Q: Why did the rooster cross the road? A: To prove he wasnt a chicken. “What the hell was that all about?” ISSUE J J OKES 2011 2011


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PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 No words can describe the excruciating pain we feel when a trusted loved one betrays us. The hurtful actions ache like an assault. The world can feel very shaky and no longer safe. How do we measure a hurt?Betrayals come in all shapes and sizes. And of course, the magnitude of the hurt varies according to the per-sonalities involved and our previous experiences. It could be a partners blatantly public affair with the next-door neighbor. Or, the spouse who squanders the familys savings in a half-baked invest-ment scam. Or, the alcoholic parent whose drunken tirades embarrass the family. Or, it could even feel like a betrayal when a family member does not take your side in an argument. After the shock, the injured party is forced to reconsider everything previ-ously taken for granted. When Maddy received an anonymous phone call revealing that her husband John (not their real names) had been having an affair, she was in a state of horror and disbelief. As she reeled from the revelation, she did not recognize her own behavior. One day she was tearful and overwrought. The next day, she was transformed into a screeching, vengeful harridan. Her self-esteem was so badly damaged, she no longer feel sure about how to interact with John (or even if she wanted to remain in the relationship at all.) Her family and close friends were very upset with John, as well, and had a lot to say, which added a host of pres-sures and expectations. A lot has been written about helping the betrayed pick up the tattered pieces of their lives. And certainly, these indi-viduals face the enormous challenge of sorting out the enormity of what has happened, trying to process the impact and eventually trying to heal enough to trust and enjoy life again. There is no quick fixŽ that enables them to heal without the opportunity to vent, rant and grieve, taking all the time they need. This can be emotionally drain-ing, requiring a tremendous amount of patience and an ongoing process of sorting through a wide range of tough emotions. Maddy was faced with the tough choice of deciding whether she was open to forgiveness. It was her natu-ral inclination to hold onto the hurt, exacting vindictive retribution, or to spew out sarcastic, accusatory barbs. She realized the choice was hers and that she was not obligated to let go of her anger. However, she knew in her heart that if she elected to stay rigidly fixed in a self-righteous, judgmental stance, it would stand in the way of an eventual recon-ciliation. But, what about the offender? Oftentimes, the one who has inflicted the hurt is simultane-ously suffering a huge blow to his self-esteem. Are there steps this person can take to address the wrongs and find a way to repair the damage? So much depends on his sincerity and willingness to shoulder his part in why things got so ugly and out of hand. John recognized that it would be important for him to take steps to for-give himself and to restore his own sense of lost integrity. In his case, selfreflection and reparative actions not only paved the way to self-acceptance but also were crucial to restoring inti-macy and trust. It was not enough for John to offer just one heartfelt apology. He discov-ered it took many apologies, repeated over and over, for the message to even-tually sink in. There were many times he became exasperated, and even angry. He had a hard time accepting that this would be a gradual process that would go through many stages, as Maddy asked to review events over and over. There were many times along the way that all the efforts and hard work seemed for naught. To effectively heal from a hurt, the par-ties must remain accountable, with a steady commitment to working through the heartaches. This takes tremendous effort, empathy and patience on everyones part. However, remaining accessible and positive, even when things are discouraging, will often pay huge benefits in helping work through the hurt and creating a changed and potentially more solid relationship. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, LCSW, ACSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and completed post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561630-2827, or online at HEALTHY LIVING w v linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comCan you let go of anger after the betrayal of a cheating spouse?I love Florida summers. That statement is counter intuitive to many folk who would just as soon abandon the state on the advent of summer and head to New England or seek cooler climes in the higher elevations where a chilly mountain night invites a light sweater, fuzzy slippers and a small fire. Having been raised in Florida, the summers were always a time when expectations were high to be out and about in the great outdoors, often at the beach or lakeside, riding horseback in the back country under great live oaks, bicycling to the movies, dissolving into the plush, velvet seats, and enjoying the cold dark and an all day movie-thon. Now and then, something in the intensity of the cool-down at night, walking the dogs, the street lights dimly glowing, I hear the sound of children playing in the twilight, sprinklers refreshing the exhausted plants, and the flutter of wings on the rise to find their roost, transports me back to my childhood. Summer nights were perfumed then with honey suckle. I would lie in bed, savoring the sweet breath of a slight breeze and drift off to sleep, glad to be still and quiet on the descent into night. Summers were also a time to spend hours at the library, relishing the feeling of being unspeakably rich with shelf upon shelf of books. The feeling of indulgence and pleasure has always been inspired by the gift of abundance of books that are available to all. You walk through the doors of your local library and leave with an arm-ful of wealth that nourishes the life of the mind and its made possible because com-monwealth is a democratic ideal. It hasnt always been that way. It took centuries and technological advances to multiply the availability and breadth of the printed page, from the invention of the printing press, to the advent of moveable type. The further development and proliferation of vast systems took root to support publish-ing and distribution of the printed page. Today, libraries have modernized and are one of the only agencies that provide resi-dents free access to computer training and information technologies, encouraging and promoting literacy in the new digital forms that are taking the place of more traditional print communications and publications. It wasnt until the 19th century that the enthusiasm for libraries became a move-ment in support of truly public institutions that served as a lighthouse for cultural and educational enlightened among the masses of individuals whose opportunities were otherwise limited by their modest means. Women, children, and the poor and enslaved had little or no hope of literary self-improvement. Libraries for the many satisfied a deep and terrible hunger that threatened the pastoral calm of a highly borne and privileged class for whom a lit-erary life was as cake. In this context, the notion of letting them eat cakeŽ became a politically acceptable idea so the move-ment caught on. Philanthropy helped spur the adoption and spread this most basic of public insti-tutions. Libraries were started with contri-butions and charitable endowments that put the bricks and mortar into place and allowed libraries to grow like wild flow-ers in churches, schools, public halls, and throughout villages and townships. One of our countrys most famous philanthro-pists, Andrew Carnegie, accomplished in his time what today would have been the equivalent of a moon shot. The Scottish-American entrepreneur and philanthropist offered an opportu-nity for grants that few towns and villages would refuse. Through his charitable foun-dation, Carnegies philanthropy financed more than 2,500 public libraries across the nation. From the coal camps of West Virginia, to the dusty towns of the Ameri-can West, libraries became evidence of the advance of civilization on the nations trek toward greatness. Carnegie was a tough businessman. He was a smart philanthropist, too, leveraging his charitable capital with the challenge that his investments be made conditional on communities willingness to secure a stream of tax revenue to support and sus-tain their libraries on-going operations. In Carnegies time, the intellectual life a library represented to a communitys residents was inseparable from the value given to the importance of democratizing access to intellectual opportunity. It may not remain so going forward, given the acidic nature of less-is-moreŽ that ele-vates stinginess as the cause clbre. Yet libraries are but one of those foundational cornerstones upon which a communitys aspirations rest to provide quality of life to all of it citizens. As a democratic society, to live life to its fullest, we must have bread, and we must have roses, too. Q (The views expressed in this article are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Community Foundation.) „ As one of Floridas largest community foundations, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties advances quality of life, citizen engagement and regional vitality through its promotion of philanthropy. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $5.1 million in grants and led initiatives to address critical issues of common concern among our regions communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing and the conservation and protection of water resources. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 A13 mike COWLING CEO, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center O Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is working to provide some of the most advanced services available to meet our communitys health needs. One exam-ple is orthopedics and joint care where an increasing number of people suffer from arthritis and joint disease of the hip. According to the Centers for Disease Con-trol and Prevention, more than 230,000 hip replacement procedures were performed in the United States in 2007. At Palm Beach Gardens we are able to offer minimally invasive techniques to approach hip replacement surgery that can offer patients great results with quicker recovery times. One of these innovations „ the Hana Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Table „ is now being utilized at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Total hip replacement is the standard of care for disabling arthritis of the hip. In the past, physicians typically recom-mended hip replacement for older patients because they tend to be less active and put less stress on the artificial hip compared to younger people. But today, because of technologically improved implants that can withstand more strain and last longer, the procedure also may be an option for those who are younger and more active. Traditionally, the operation required a 10to 12-inch incision on the side of the hip, and patients often required four to six weeks of healing time followed by the use of a walker or crutches. New minimally invasive techniques using the Hana table allow surgeons to perform the procedure through one or two small incisions on the anterior, or front, of the hip. This has been shown to help patients recover quicker with a faster return to normal activity. The Hana table serves as an actual instrument during the procedure and allows proper positioning so that the sur-geon is able to replace the hip through a single 2.5to 3-inch incision. This approach also enables the surgeon to minimize mus-cle trauma and can contribute to quicker recovery times. The smaller incision tech-nique minimizes blood loss and local tis-sue trauma. Many patients begin their rehabilitation the same day. Many patients are walking with the assistance of a walker and a trained physical therapist within three to four hours. This is important, as early movement and exercise is key to pre-venting life-threatening blood clots. With the anterior technique using the Hana table, the average hospital stay for patients is only 48 hours and patients are typically discharged with home-health and physical therapy as indicated. Approximately three to six weeks after the procedure, most patients are able to resume normal activi-ties, including gym and nonimpact sports such as golf and swimming. The standard total hip replacement technique would result in typical rehabilitation times that can be as much as three to six months. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center strives to support its community by providing the best possible care to each patient that it serves.For more information about minimally invasive total hip replacement treatment at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, or to learn more about the hospitals broad range of orthopedic services, visit or call 625-5070. Q Advances in Joint Care SUSTAINED STYLE For The HomeRenew ~ Reuse ~ Redesign s#ONSIGNEDVINTAGEANDPRErOWNEDlNEFURNITUREs&INEARTFEATURINGTHE&LORIDA(IGHWAYMENs.EWFURNITUREANDHOMEACCENTSMADEOFRECYCLEDORSUSTAINABLEMATERIALSs/RGANICTEXTILESFORUPHOLSTERYANDDRAPERY sustained style for the home10358 riverside drive, suite 130 palm beach gardens • 622-2007 1/10 mile south of burns road between military & a1a SUMMER HOURS: tue–fri 10–5 sat 12–5 • sun–mon by appointment


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She owned a gallery in Houston, where she specialized in the works of such outsider artists as Henry Ray Clark and Oscar McKay, whose draw-ings and paintings adorn her office walls. She later moved to Tallahassee, where she was director of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. And now there is that move to Lake Worth, where for the first time the Cul-tural Council will have exhibition and performance space. The space, in a 1939 Art Deco movie theater, is undergo-ing renovation so the Cultural Council, which administers a portion of tourist development money, can have its office space there, too. The construction, scheduled for completion in the coming months, really is a segment of a two-part expansion, Ms. Blades says. A physical expansion, which youre about to see this fall. That physical expansion allows for a program expan-sion. Well have real ongoing programs now for artists,Ž she says. The expansion is a sign that after 60 years or so of development, the areas cultural community is coming of age. I think a fact that people do not know is that we have a more mature cultural community here than most of the Southeast,Ž she says. The south-eastern part of the United States is so young and Florida is so young. ƒ We have more major cultural assets here than any other community in the coast-al Southeast, even in Miami, all the way up to Washington, D.C.Ž Bringing it all together requires the skills of a United Nations diplomat. Ive always felt like this job required somebody to get along with all kinds of people „ there are hundreds of them „ plus our staff, plus the board, plus the general community,Ž she says. I need to be a person that can col-laborate well with all these different interests. Balancing divergent interests with some amount of grace. Its also what I like.Ž Q First job: Scooping ice cream when I was about 15 in Houston at the first-ever ice cream made in the shop called Neals Ice Cream. Q What Im reading: Thunderstruck,Ž by Erik Larsen. Q My personal philosophy: Daniel Burnham once said, Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir mens blood.Ž The idea that „ go for it, cre-ate big plans, create big vision and with prudent management you can make big things happen. Q About the Cultural Council: We are the umbrella for art and culture in the county. And the work itself falls into five categories: grant-making, mar-keting, arts education, advocacy and services. And, of course, services is the catch-all for all the ways we help con-sumers and the industry do their work better and know more about the arts and cultural activities here. Q What led you to Florida? It was a guy. I was married for 14 years and divorced now nine years. My husband got a job as a professor at FAMU. I was 29 when we moved. Id been in the commercial gallery world in Houston. I got to Tallahassee and met these crazy people who thought theyd start an art museum although they never had any staff. And I was so young and nave that I thought I could do it. That brought me to Florida and I love Florida. Id been at the museum for 10 years and was looking for a change. Got married to John Blades at the Flagler, then (her predecessor Will Ray) announced he was leaving. I got lucky because its where I should be. Q Best thing about my work: The quality of the leaders I get to work with, and in particular leaders in the cultural industry here. Q My personal mission for the council: That I can look back and know that Ive contributed to the stabil-ity of the arts and cultural community here. Our timing having that conversa-tion is ironic, since Florida Stage just closed. It heightens the awareness about the need for that (stability). Q Whats on the horizon: The new location in downtown Lake Worth. I hope to have the staff moved in by Thanksgiving and public openings by January through March. Q My top tech tool: iPhone. Q I love: What I really love is to go to movies with my two boys, my hus-band and my son. ... Its a really great way to relax because you get sucked into a whole world and you cant think about anything else for awhile. Q I hate: Im not very patient with people who arent accountable for themselves. Q Finally: The board thought I could convene people and get a plan done. I like that and I like that in my life. Q >> Name: Rena Blades >> Age: 45 >> Family: Husband John and son Gabriel, 14 >> Hometown: Houston — I’m a fourthgeneration Houstonian. >> Education: Undergraduate was Connecticut College and graduate was Rice University, both in art history. O in the know

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PAGE 18 FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 Visit us online at You should know ...FLORIDA WEEKLYS SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS NAME: F.F. ChappyŽ Adams AGE: 46 CURRENTLY: President of Illustrated Properties, ranked in the 2010 RealTrends Top 500 as #97 by volume in the country and #25 in the Top Mover category, with 20+ offices in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Collier counties. SPECIALTY: Luxury Real EstateHOMETOWN: North Palm Beach, Florida RESIDENCY NOW: North Palm Beach, Florida BACKGROUND: Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Chappy graduated from The Benjamin School. He then went on to Boston College, graduating in 1987 after spending his junior year at Lund University in Sweden. Chappy joined Illustrated Properties in 1987 as a commercial leasing agent, and then moved into residential sales. During his 7 years as a residential sales person, he was a consistent multi-million dollar producer, selling in excess of $5 million his last three years in sales. Chappy then began to transition into a management position, eventually becoming president of the company in 1995. Today, together with his father, Chappy oversees Illustrated Properties 20+ offices and over 550 agents, as well as the companys mortgage, title, and insurance divisions. Chappy earned the CRB designation and represents the company at the bi-annual meeting of the Trendsetters, an elite group of industry-leading real estate companies from across the country. FAMILY: Chappy has a 5-year old daughter who loves to come into the office and workŽ. Someday shell be the fourth-generation of his family to specialize in luxury real estate! ACTIVITIES: Boating, skiing, traveling BEST THING ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: The freedom to grow your business without limits. TOUGHEST PART OF THE JOB: Managing your time and staying focused on the parts of the business that bring the greatest reward. ADVICE FOR A NEW AGENT: Real estate is a contact sport. You need to leverage everyone you know to help you build a business based on referrals. MY JOB WOULD BE EASIER IF: If it were more difficult to get a real estate license, leaving fewer truly professional agents in the business.A QUOTE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS: In real estate its as much who you know as what you know!Ž F.F. ChappyŽ Adams MONEY & INVESTINGDon’t hide under a rock: Diversify your portfolioWhat a week that was. For many investors, TGIF had significant meaning as of 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. A complete recap of the various investment markets move-ments would require more space than this column allows. A simplistic recap as of the close last week might be as fol-lows: the flight into the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen (and out of the dollar vis-a vis these currencies) continues; the foreign equity markets also continued in their decline; the U.S. equity markets had wide intraday swings and the S&P close on Aug. 5 at 1,198 represents a decline of 12.5 percent from 1,367 this past May; gold hit a new high of $1,683; crude oil closed Friday at $87 but traded down to $83 during the week from the 2011 high (not the all-time high) of $115; and U.S. government bond prices held steady. Now that is far from everything but it paints something of a broad financial market landscape. Investors want to know what to do. They want to know if we will have more of the same. Specifically, will U.S. equi-ties continue to be so volatile? Any answer to that is merely opinion, but my opinion is yes. There will be more of the same since the fundamental, criti-cal problems will take years to resolve and the resolutions might be unfavorable to the U.S. dollar and markets. Multiple sovereign debt defaults/restructurings for multiple countries, continued U.S. budget deficits in the context of $14 trillion existing U.S. federal debt; high unemployment and a continued job shift to China, India (and beyond); and, pos-sibly most importantly, the inability of Washingtons leaders to craft meaningful, long-term solutions and find ways to pay for them. All this will continue. So unless you plan to hide under a rock, you will have some degree of investment expo-sure to market volatility. What is an investor to do? Know more? To know more, you might have to: figure out the all the details of the many critical problems facing the U.S., Europe and the other countries and use that knowledge to come to a summary conclusion. Its a daunting task. Then what do you do with the information? Maybe pick a stellar investment or the single asset class that will out-perform; possibly hide all assets in cash; maybe be confused; and the list goes on. I do not think that these investment approaches are optimal for most inves-tors. Before you assume active portfolio management, consider that most mutual fund portfolio managers underperform their relevant market. The percentage of managers underperforming their index after all fees for the five years ended Dec. 31, 2010, was: S&P 500 „ 57 percent; Wilshire U.S. Large, 62 percent; MSCI 750, 65 percent. As for bonds, the results were worse. (Source: Vanguard, The Case for Indexing,Ž February 2011). And dont forget that the critical element in portfolio performance is asset class allocation. After considering the market moves of the past week, maybe other ques-tions are relevant. What investment or trading approaches have the potential (i.e. the capacity, but not a certainty) to benefit from volatility? What does a truly diversified portfolio look like? Is there overexposure to the U.S. dollar? Is the portfolio totally dependent on fun-damental analysis (people thinkingŽ), excluding any and all technical analy-sis and/or computerized trading? Is the portfolio long only,Ž excluding shortŽ positions? Are cash/money management rules used? Not addressing these issues might well expose you to risks that can be mitigated. Here are some ideas: 1.) Create a truly diversified portfolio that includes assets not correlated to U.S. equities and U.S. bonds. These alterna-tive assets, while expected (not guaran-teed) to deliver positive returns, have historically not moved in tandem with U.S. bonds or U.S. equities. A portfolio of a hundred equities does not protect you from a decline in overall portfolio value because equities are highly correlated with each other. When added to a portfolio of traditional assets, these alternatives might actually increase return and decrease risk. In the case of commodities, studies by Harvard professor Dr. Lintner and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange have confirmed that by adding a diversified portfolio of commodities to a traditional stock and bond portfolio, risk was actually lowered while overall profitability rose. 2.) Hold more than just one currency and maybe the currency is gold. The dollar index (DXY) has fallen 54 per-cent since February 1985. Might it turn around? Anything is possible. Remember that owning foreign equities is not the same as owning the foreign currencies; a currency can appreciate while its equity market is falling. 3.) Allocate a portion of your portfolio to be traded using computerized, tech-nical systems as used by hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and institutions. Systems are not dictated by human emo-tions of fear or greed. Sometimes they trade 23.5 hours/7 days a week and they often utilize strict money management techniques to cut losses and let profits run. They frequently go both long and short; and some systems do all of the aforementioned and more. 4.) Consult your adviser to determine suitability and several advisers for breadth of counsel and, instead of solely using investment generalists, consider the professional services of experts in the various asset classes. Q „ There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options and off-exchange foreign currency products. Past performance is not indicative of future results. „ Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 239-444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. jeannette SHOWALTER CFA O


REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011This home at 131 Point Circle in the Tequesta Country Club in Tequesta is a one-of-a-kind waterfront property with panoramic views. It has a peninsular lot with 365 feet on the Loxahatchee River offering water views from almost every room. Outdoors is a 60-foot-long, disap-pearing edge pool with sundeck, a spa, summer kitchen and cabana. The long winding driveway leads to this private paradise. It offers five bedrooms plus office and exercise room, six and a half baths, a three-car garage and a 2,200 square-foot balcony. The home has almost 10,000 total square feet of luxury and sophistication. A fully automated system by BiG Picture Solutions controls the pool, spa, music inside the house and pool, lights, air conditioning system and entry gate with LCD keypads or remotely on iPhone or iPad. One may access the upstairs with the spacious open staircase or the elevator. There is plenty of pro-tected parking in the garages or under the porte cochere. The long, lighted dock has stairs to the beach and multiple lifts. Top-of-the-line appliances include a 6-burner Dacor gas st ove, K enmore Pro Commercial refrigerator, Therma-dor double oven, warming drawer and LG dishwasher. The spacious gourmet kitchen also features a large butcher-block top island and granite on the other counters. Features include impact win-dows and doors, remote control screens and drapes, hand scraped wood floors, four new Trane air conditioners, crown molding, coffered ceilings, a custom built-in entertainment center with TV in the family room and custom built-ins in the office. The home is listed at $4,150,000, with The Smith Team, Keller Williams Realty, Scott D. Smith, PA, 561-719-5133 and Nancy C. Smith, PA, 561-719-5134. Q Tequesta Country Club home offers spectacular views, amenities SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSThe home offers a 2,200 square-foot balcony, five bedrooms and six and a half baths. It features a three-car garage, an elevator and gourmet kitchen.COURTESY PHOTOSThe home features an outdoor kitchen, cabana and beach.COURTESY PHOTOSThe 60-foot disap-pearing edge pool has a sundeck and view of the river. A19 Luxury on theRiverÂ’s Edge



eah Diederich writes thank y ou notes. Not the flo wer s and rainbows with curlicue script Hallmark kind. And not the oblig atory Dear A unt Mildr ed, thanks f or the birthday giftŽ kind, either. Ms. Diederich s thank yous ar e edgy and unexpect ed, writt en to things and moments and also t o people she s ne v er met. J ust like P ablo N eruda penned poems about c ommon things, writing odes to his socks and bed and scis sor s, Ms. Diederich addres ses her appr eciation t o dust, t o clean sheets, sneez es, door s and the turntable I said I wouldnt bu y bu t bought any wa y. Ž Shes ev en writ t en not es t o headaches, fog and the half -dead plants on my desk. Žnstetson@” orida w eekly com Offbeat thank-you notes keep author true to herselfSEE NOTES A24 X FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE A21 WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011The Maltz Jupiter Theatre needs a few good kids. Well, 70 to be exact, for its upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.Ž The Maltz will audition kids ages 8-13 from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 13 for a chorus that will total about 240. About 170 kids were selected from the first round of auditions, called First Step to Stardom,Ž held in April. When we scheduled the first round it was very close to Easter and we feel a lot of people werent able to make it because of their Easter plans,Ž says Andrew Kato, artistic director of the Maltz. The show, which will receive eight performances a week from Nov. 29-Dec. 18, will have a different chorus of 30 kids for each chorus. For the Maltz, it is an opportunity to engage different segments of the com-munity. When you are a regional theater, when you have an opportunity to be inclusive and use the talent from the area, you have do that,Ž says Andrew Kato, artistic director at the Maltz. And we get kids involved with us from a young age.Ž What are they looking for?Were looking for kids who have strong discipline for the arts and to be a part of it and good attitudes,Ž says Rachel Blav-atnik, the theaters associate producer, who says about 50 kids have signed up for auditions so far. Im hoping for 100, and Maltz seeks kids for cast of biblical proportionsSEE JOSEPH, A23 XBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@”

PAGE 22 FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 I stood there dumbly, like a pack mule for our purchases, until the photo session wrapped. Afterward, my friend looked pleased. I hoped for some comment on the awkwardness of my position, perhaps even an apology. That was fun,Ž she said and took back her shopping bags. As we walked together to the Metro station, I turned over the photography session in my mind, searching for the kernel of humiliation, trying to divine what had been so traumatic. But I lost the thread of the thought as we boarded the train. It came back to me this week as I poured over her wedding photos. There are few positions in life more humiliating than being the unchosen friend, whether its for a photo shoot „ or cuddling on the couch. Q Author Wayne Koestenbaum has writt en a ne w book, Humiliation,Ž and hes making the rounds to promote his lit-erary exploration of the wilds of per-sonal shame. On a recent weekday he spoke with NPRs Talk of the NationŽ about the themes of the book while the host invited listeners to share their own humiliating experiences. A 29-year-old caller, Jacqueline, jumped on the opportunity. In high school I had a boyfriend,Ž she said. I was at his house one evening with one of my best friends sitting on the couch.Ž The relationship with her boyfriend was rocky, Jacqueline explained, and the two had fought earlier in the day. When he asked her to come cuddle with him, she refused. The boyfriend then turned to her best friend. Will you cuddle with me?Ž he said.The best friend gamely agreed.Jacqueline stood to leave. Lets go,Ž she said to her friend. The friend wouldnt budge. Ill stay here,Ž she said. She snuggled down into the couch with the boyfriend. Years later, Jacqueline is still hung up on that adolescent moment. Her story, like Mr. Koestenbaums book, reveals the Humiliation remembered SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis HENDERSON O “There are few positions in life more humiliating than being the unchosen friend...”staying power of humiliation. I recently received a hand-written thank-you card complete with enclosed photos, the kind often labeled Wedding Bliss.Ž Id sent a check to a friend for her nuptials, and she thanked me with kind words and posed shots of her marital happiness. I tried to share the sentiment. But when I think of her „ big blond curls and pretty blue eyes „ I remem-ber a time in Paris when we were just out of college. We met for the afternoon, gossiped over lunch and a carafe of white wine and then made our way through the Lux-embourg Gardens as the winter sunlight turned thin and watery. As we passed a row of outside tables, a man with an expensive camera stopped us. Really, he stopped my friend. I need a model for a few minutes,Ž he said to her. Would you stay there for just a second?Ž I stood off to the side and waited for my friend to decline. Would you mind holding my bags?Ž she said to me. The photographer posed her against a nearby col-umn and gave instructions so that her face would best capture the fading light. Tilt your chin toward me,Ž he said. Good. Now look away, into the distance. Perfect.Ž I stood t f or our pu wr ap pe d. p leased. I the awkw a even an ap T ha b a ck A M t h m o w a o n h an d -written w it h enc l ose d e d Weddin g f r ie nd f or h er m e with kind f her marital h e sentiment. „ big blond „ I remem w e were j ust o n, g ossiped f w hi te w in e o ug h the Lu xnter sun l ig h t s we passe d a man with e d us. d e w r. r e o Ž w a y, CARVING STATION W/PRIME RIB, GLAZED HAM & HERB ROASTED TURKE Y EGGS BENEDICT • OMELETTE STATION • & MUCH MORE! 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Now wait, before you say “no way, that’s not for me!” — it IS for you. I was a little apprehensive but then thought why not? After all, it’s the newest craze in e xercise, and beats walking the tread mill, hands down. I’m not sure if m y stomach is sore because of the exercise, or because I was laughing so hard that I could actually follow along. The instructors were fantastic and broke down every move. There were women of all ages in my class all having as much fun as I was. I’m now signed up fo r my weekly class, getting toned, and having the time of my life! Let me know what keeps your life spicy! valerie@seaviewradio .com. Tune in weekday mornings 6:30 and start your day off right!Seaview Radio 95.9FM 106.9FM and 960AM, the only station that has everything you want: The Cup of Joe Morning Show, music with memories, and the event of the summer. Admission is free. For more information, contact Patty Palmer 627-9966, Ext. 108. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A23 DON’T W AIT! 30% to 50%Luxury Comfort Footwear In the Gardens Square ShoppesMilitary Trail and PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens x£‡x‡££U…œi>'>Vœ“ OPEN 10-6 MONDAY THRU SATURDAY SHOE SPA SALE Naot U Born U Donald Pliner U /U"i U Salpy Thierry Rabotin U Paul Mayer U Ugg U Arche U Rieker Icon U BeautiFeel U Kork-Ease U and many more 200 would be even better.Ž The audition process is something like this: Kids come in, they learn a song as an ensemble, then go before judges, who will rate them on their musicality, their personality and their ability to take direc-tion. Auditions for professional actors to fill the main roles of the production will be held locally and in New York. Mark Mar-tino, who directed the theaters recent productions of La Cage aux FollesŽ and Crazy for You,Ž will lead this production of Joseph.Ž For the kids who are chosen, there will be homework. There will be a website with video lessons for learning parts and for chore-ography,Ž Mr. Kato says. Oct. 1 will be a group choral rehearsal.Ž The teams of choristers will be named after eight of Josephs 11 brothers. They come in in two-hour blocks to learn the choreography,Ž Mr. Kato says, adding that the logistics of the show are fairly basic. The sets are being designed to get kids in and out of the show „ its only 30 a night.Ž Being able to offer video lessons simplifies the show for the theater and the cast. It is amazing how much technology aids organizations in their attempts to tackle the massive projects,Ž Mr. Kato says. If it werent for the ability for kids to go to the computer and watch their lessons it would be a lot harder.Ž But why should kids be interested?It is just a blast. Its almost like a rock concert,Ž Ms. Blavatnik says. Its a story anyone can relate to. Its a Bible story, so a lot of kids can relate to it from Sunday school.Ž And how should kids approach the auditions process? Relax, be yourself and pay attention and just have fun with it because its a fun process,Ž Ms. Blavatnik says. Its not a bad idea to listen to (the show). Its a fun show anyway. I saw it when I was 7 or 8 years old and I think any kid who does listen to it will enjoy it.Ž Q JOSEPHFrom page A21 >> First Step to Stardom auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be held from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Maltz Ju-piter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. For audition information and registration forms, call the First Step to Stardom hotline at 972-6113 or log on to and click on the First Step to Stardom logo. Advance registration is encouraged. Auditions are for new participants only. Students who auditioned in April are not eligible to re-audition for “Joseph,” though they are encouraged to audition for other shows in the future. O in the know “Relax, be yourself and pay attention and just have fun with it because it’s a fun process.” — Rachel Blavatnik, Maltz associate producerCOURTESY PHOTOThe Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Counsel #4999, Palm Beach Gardens, bingo group honored Hilda Hoffman, 99, on July 22, with a certificate that entitles her to play bingo free forever. More than 100 bingo players in attendance applauded Hilda. To top it off, she won the last bingo game of the night. Also in the photo are, left to right, Bill Faulhaber, Past Grand Knight (PGK); Richard Guglielmo, bingo chairman; George Simon, PGK; and Tom Conroy, Grand Knight. KATO BLAVATNIK Palm Beach State Colleges Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who like to work with people to become ushers. Volunteers ages 16 and up are welcome. Standing and walking stairs is required to be an usher. Please 207-5903 to sign up for a fall training session „ set for Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. or Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. For more information, see Q Eissey theater seeks ushers COURTESY PHOTO


Like everyone else, she was forced to write thank-you notes for gifts when she was a kid. My mother was really serious about it,Ž she says. As a kid, I thought it was a pain. As an adult, I saw how much it means to people to be thanked. I think its rare. That connection with people made me want to keep doing it long after my mom had an influence on me.Ž A number of years ago, she had the idea for an art project: Shed write thank-you notes to things. But, after doing it for a while, she let it lapse. Then, in 2009, her partner had the opportunity to move to New York City for a yearlong art residency. Wed been living together for quite a long time, six years,Ž she says. But I wasnt ready to leave L.A.Ž She did, however, want him to fol-low his dream. So while he was gone, she returned to her thank-you note project. Pretty much everything in my life had turned into this flux,Ž she says. I was looking for something to ground me. I was feeling unsure about the future of my relationship, and was looking for one thing to be thankful for. It helped keep me in the present. I felt more grounded, calm and happy.Ž The first thank-you she wrote was to words: Dear Words, Thank you for let-ting me make art with you. I cant really draw well, so youre a big help. See you soon.Ž And she just kept going.After shed written a number of notes, she shared them with a friend, who told her she should start a blog. But she wasnt sure.Theres a huge culture of cynicism right now,Ž she says. I felt the Internet has made it easier to by cynical and snarky. Coming up with this thing that made me feel good, I thought itd be per-ceived as uncool to be grateful. Then I thought, Screw it. Why should I be embarrassed of that? It doesnt have to be uncool or soft to be grateful.Ž So she started the blog „ www. „ posting one thank-you a day. It became a thing to me; I had the feeling that I want to be true to myself, and it doesnt have to be uncool. It started to get passed around on the Internet, and now Ive got thousands and thousands of people who look at it every day. Its mind-blowing.Ž And if you think her thank-you notes are all sunshine and lollipops, consider this one: Dear Kindness, Thank you for killing people. Youre definitely my favor-ite weapon. If only they made a holster for you, perhaps I could wield you more quickly. Thanks again, Leah.ŽFrom blog to bookA literary agent saw the blog and asked her if she wanted to do a book proposal. I had envisioned it as a book,Ž Ms. Diederich says. I envision everything as a book. I love books. That had been my intention, to do a book of these.Ž thxthxthx: thank goodness for everythingŽ ($14.99, Andrews McMeel Publish-ing) was released at the end of May. Each page contains a thank-you note written by Ms. Diederich in her dis-tinctive, half-printed, half-cursive hybrid handwriting. Most are no longer than two or three sentences. I think all of the other activities that I engage in „ my job as a creative director, the short films I make „ help me struc-ture the ideas I have naturally,Ž she says. One good thing about advertising is that it focuses you to be really concise.Ž Advertising has taught her how to be creative within constraints, to write a small headline, or to make a spot no lon-ger than 30 seconds long. The sort of odd things that I might think of to thank,Ž though, she says, is just my personality.Ž A unique perspectiveShe has a unique way of looking at things, coming at them from an oblique angle. For example, her thank-you note to heavy eyelids: Dear heavy eyelids, Thanks for being a reason to stop. Id been looking for one, and you were just the thing. Thanks.Ž Or this one: Dear Songs Im Embarrassed to Like, Thanks for making times when Im alone at home or in my car that much more delicious. Ill sing you at the top of my lungs and get that amaz-ing guilty pleasurable feeling thats hard to come by without chocolate, drugs or alcohol. Love you!Ž Or: Dear People Who Dont Get It, You make me explain my ideas more clearly, and sometimes that helps me understand them better too. So thank you for that. All the best, Leah.Ž Some of her blogs are to authors or books. Shes thanked Don DeLillo, the novel Infinite Jest,Ž Books, Piles of Books I Havent Read Yet, Printed Reading Mate-rials and Haruki Murakami (Thank you for making me confuse your stories with my own dreams. When I read one of your books, I have that perpetual was-that-a-dream-or-real-life-or-something-I-read feeling. Its a pretty enchanting state of mind. Thanks again.Ž) Books are so hugely important to me,Ž she says. When you read something and you connect to the characters, you feel gratitude for the person who wrote it. You dont ever get a chance to thank that person who allowed you to have these feelings or make that connection with those authors. The obvious thing to me is to thank them.ŽMemoir of a yearShes enjoyed a great response to her own book. Ms. Diederich and thxthxthxŽ were written about in the Atlantic magazines blog, in an NPR blog and in The Book Bench, The New Yorker blog. A couple of people have told me, I thought I would just read one or two, and I wound up reading all of them. Its really nice that its not repetitive.Ž And while readers might feel the notes are random, Theyre almost completely in chronological order in the way I wrote them,Ž she says. So it reads very much as a memoir of my year to me: Oh yeah, I remember what that note is associated with.Ž In a sense, she created a memoir of things she was grateful for over a period of time. Writing her quirky thank-you notes has changed her life, she says. It forces a shift in her mindset, knowing she has to post a thank-you each day on her blog. In the back of my mind, on a subconscious level, Im always looking for some-thing to write about,Ž she says. It has subtly shifted the way I see the world, to have something to be thankful for, to find the thing that I can learn from or thank, even if its not a good thing or something that makes me happy. Thats the beauty of it. It has the ability to change my life, to have that shift in view. It makes the world so much more alive. There are so many more things to be aware of. It makes ƒ life a lot richer.Ž Q NOTESFrom page A21DIEDERICH COURTESY PHOTOSLeah Diederich got a book deal after posting her thank-you notes on the Internet. FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A25 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Aug. 11 Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center – 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call 743-7123 or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre – Screenings of Passione,Ž at 5 p.m., and Buck,Ž at 7 p.m., Aug. 11. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration – Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country, 6 p.m. Aug. 11, Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449. Q Bryan Adams – The singer, songwriter, guitarist and charitable activist plays a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469 or Friday, Aug. 12 Q Senior Living Discussion – The Carmelite Sisters will have a conver-sation about independent, assisted, respite care, shortand long-term nursing. Infor-mation for family, friends and caregivers. 11 a.m. Aug. 12, Clematis Room, West Palm Beach Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Light refreshments will be served; limited seating. 868-7701. Q Mos’Art Theatre – Screenings of Conan OBrien Cant StopŽ and I Am,Ž various times, Aug. 12-18. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Safari Nights – 5:30-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28, Palm Beach Zoo. Bird show, tiger talk and training session with Rimba, Wild Things Stage Show, Jaguar Talk and Training, carnivores and interac-tive fountain show. Member admission: adults, $6.95; children 12 and under, free. Non-member admission: adults, $11.95; children 3-12, $6.95; children 2 and under, free; 547-9453. Q Downtown’s Weekend Kickoff – Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Fridays. Aug. 12: DeeDee Wilde. Aug. 19: Derek Mack Band. Aug. 25: Pee Wee Lewis & The Hues. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Daryl Sherman and Jay Leonhart – The duo sings and plays standards and self-penned compositions Aug. 12-13 at The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts around 8 p.m. Cost: $110 for dinner and show; $70 for show only. 659-8100. Q Short Straw Pickers / Uproot Hootenanny – The Pickers feature guitarist Jack Straw of the band Cypress, Corey Dwyer on mandolin and guitar from the Grateful Dead tribute outfits, Crazy Fingers and Grass Is Dead, fiddle virtuoso Carl Schmidt, banjo and mando-lin player Armando Zuppa and Jeff Adkins on bass and Joel Biedrzycki on drums. Theyre joined by Uproot Hootenanny at 9 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets: $10; 585-BLUES or Saturday, Aug. 13 Q Summer Green Market – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through August at STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Ave., Lake Park. Refreshments and raffles. Free; 881-3330. Q Create the Life You Love – Based on the book, The Artists Way,Ž this class transforms negative self-talk, procras-tination, perfectionism and fear into the life that you have always dreamed of having. Classes will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tues-days, through Aug. 23 at MosArt Theatre 701 Park Ave., Lake Park. Cost is $85. Con-tact Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or Wednesday, Aug. 17 Q Basic Computer Class – Noon1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Lake Park Public Library 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; 881-3330. Q Zumba class – 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. 630-1100 or Q “Break Up Support Group” – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Evening Walk with the Director – Mounts Botanical Garden Director Allen Sistrunk will share information about the Gardens history and future vision, plus stories of folklore and ethno-botanical uses of South Florida plants. Its 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, at the Mounts, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers; 233-1757 or Q Free Summer Science Lecture Series – 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach. Aug. 17: Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, Har-bor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, Sensory Biol-ogy of Sharks: Ocean Exploration and Deep-Sea Research.Ž Light refreshments will be served; all ages are welcome. Contact Evan Orellana at or 627-8280, Ext. 119. Ongoing events Q “The Gray Area: Black, White and Somewhere In Between” – Photography exhibition by the Artists Association of Jupiter, through Sept. 1, A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St., Jupi-ter. Fine-art photographer Barry Seidman who judged the exhibition, will present the winners. (954) 588-7275. Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” – Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q Flagler Museum – Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall. The museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-18 years) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12 years) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833.„ Please send listings for the calendar to and, Palm Beach Gardens; 627-8444. Q Glee Club – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 13, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 707-5677. Q Kids Story Time – 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Teen Advisory Group Car Wash – 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 13, Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. All donations benefit the new teen room in the library; 881-3330. Q Celebrate Saturdays at Downtown – Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Saturdays. Aug. 13: Jeff Chafin. Aug. 20: Ever So Klever. Aug. 27: Strangers Playground. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Peace, Love & Fashion – Back to School Fashion Show – Fashion campers will take over the Grand Court for the annual Back to School Fashion Show, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 13, Grand Court, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 775-7750 or visit thegardensmall. Q Baseball & Brews – See a game between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Jupiter Hammerheads and sample beer at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa, Jupiter. Tickets: $20, which includes admission to the game, a souvenir tasting mug and the opportunity to sample 20 of the more than 30 flavors of beer from regional and national micro breweries. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by contacting the Roger Dean Stadium Ticket Office at 630-1828. Tickets for the game itself are on sale for $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children and seniors. Q Art on Park Studios and Gallery – Emerging artist Grace Waddell presents her first one-person show with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13. Ms. Waddell transforms photography into colorful large scale, contemporary por-trait paintings, reminiscent of Chuck Close and other pop artists. Show runs through Sept. 2 at Art on Park, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300 or Q Jupiter Academy of Music Open House – Meet the faculty, try an instrument and get information about music lessons, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, 500 Com-merce Way West, Suite 9, Jupiter; 747-6878. Q IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Super Series Points Race – The monthly points races for prizes and bragging rights continues with the IHRA Summit Super Series Points race. Gates open at 4 p.m. Aug. 13, time runs are at 5:30 p.m. and eliminations begin at 7 p.m. Its at Palm Beach International Raceway, 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter. A spectator or crew ticket is $15. Children 12 and under are free; 622-1400 or Q “The Golden Age of Hollywood” – A dance performance to music from such classic Hollywood films as Eas-ter Parade,Ž On the Town,Ž An Ameri-can in Paris,Ž Singin in the RainŽ and The Band Wagon.Ž Performed by REACH Dance Company and choreographed by Jerry Opdenaker and Danielle Armstrong, 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $21 advance at Q Col. Bruce Hampton and Pharaoh Gummitt – Col. Bruce Hampton has performed with such bands as The Late Bronze Age and Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Fiji Mari-ners and The Codetalkers. Hear him at 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets: $15-$20; 585-BLUE or Sunday, Aug. 14 Q Drag Race and Swap Meet Sunday – Quick 16 Dragster and Quick 16 Doorcars headline this first-time event. Gamblers races have been set for Top Eliminator, Super Eliminator, Jr. Dragsters and Street Bikes. Those looking to try their hand at drag racing can participate in the Test and Tune segment of the day. In addition to the action on the drag strip, car enthusiasts can stroll over to the swap meet to find that hard to locate part for their automobile. Gates open at 7 a.m. Aug. 14. Racing begins at 9 a.m. Its at Palm Beach International Raceway, 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter. A spectator or crew ticket is $15. Children 12 and under are free; 622-1400 or Q “Manon” from Gran Teatre del Liceu – 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $16; 337-6763. Q Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival – With Megadeth, Godsmack, Disturbed. Doors open at 1:15 p.m., performances begin at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 14, Cruzan Amphitheatre, South Florida Fairgrounds, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25-$75; Monday, Aug. 15 Q Advanced Computer Class – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; 881-3330. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Q The Power of Positive Parenting Workshop – Sponsored by Bridges at Lake Park, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park A F Q Q B c t t C d 7 t e Q Q 1 L 8 Tillhd67 iki$5hilddd Rocker Bryan Adams, known for such hits as “(‘Heaven’ Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “All for Love” and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” plays the Kravis Center at 8 p.m. Aug. 11.COURTESY PHOTO


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Tune into the Schmooze Weekly Jewish Radio ShowSundays 9-10am on Seaview Radio 960 AM 95.9 FM 106.9 FMProudly presented by Youth Extension Solutions, Kosher MarketPlace, Compass Insurance Services, Rosenthal Capital Management The body-switching comedy (Freaky Friday,Ž Vice VersaŽ) is a subgenre we dont see very often, largely because these movies have limited potential for creativ-ity. The Change-UpŽ is no different than the rest: It features the standard mystical transformation, awkward moments as one person tries to be another, and a predict-able ending we all expect.But you know what? Its funny. Raunchier than expected (baby poop flies in Jason Bate-mans face in the opening scene), no doubt, but never too crass or disgusting. This is a film that easily couldve been terrible but that actually makes for a fun night out.Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) have been friends since third grade, but now their lives couldnt be more different. Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband to Jamie (Leslie Mann) and a father of three. In contrast, Mitch is a single, quasi-employed actorŽ who has never met a bong he wouldnt hit. For each, the grass is greener on the other side. Understandable. After a drunken night out together, they urinate in a park fountain and wake the next morning each trapped inside the others body. Now Mitch, in Daves body, has to pick up the kids and close an important deal at work, whereas Dave, in Mitchs body, needs to act in a soft-core porno film and maintain Mitchs delinquent image. Of course, they find that the others life really isnt that great: Dave learns Mitch isnt quite the playboy he thinks he is, and the joys of marriage, money and fatherhood arent as enjoyable for Dave as Mitch believed. What makes the movie work is the chemistry between Mr. Bateman and Mr. Reynolds. Their characters bicker like old friends do, making it appropriately creepy that they now so intimately know the others body. Mr. Bateman, who usually plays a buttoned-up, know-it-all square, nicely lets loose and has a lot of fun during his MitchŽ moments. And Mr. Reynolds, who wowed us with a stellar dramatic turn in BuriedŽ last year and easily shifts between romantic comedies (The ProposalŽ) and action (Green LanternŽ), is more foul-mouthed and despicable as Mitch than weve ever seen him before. Mitch might use the f-word repeatedly, but Mr. Reynolds makes him likeable and vulnerable, particularly when Mitch meets with his disapproving dad (Alan Arkin). Director David Dobkin (Wedding CrashersŽ) paces the film well and makes the most of the script by The HangoverŽ scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Most importantly, the story grows organically, makes sense and never feels forced. For example, knowing that Dave has a crush on co-worker Sabrina (Olivia Wilde) means it wouldve been very easy for Mitch, while in Daves body, to try to seduce her. At least Daves body could sleep with her even if he cant. Instead, Dave (as Mitch) gets to take Sabrina on a date and thereby fulfill the wild oats he desires to sow by being away from the responsibility of family. Its a nice scene that comes late in the story and feels genuine „ something many comedies struggle to achieve. The Change-UpŽ probably doesnt set the gold standard for body-switching com-edies, but its smart and funny and warm, which is everything it should be. Q „ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at & Aliens + (Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde) In the Old West, a thief (Mr. Craig) and a cattle rancher (Mr. Ford) team up to stop aliens from kidnapping their towns-people and stealing their gold. Thats right: The aliens care about gold. What a joyless, life-suffocating, cross-genre mess this is. Not only that, its boring beyond belief. Rated PG-13.The Smurfs ++ (Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara) Evil wizard Gargamel (Mr. Azaria) chases the tiny blue Smurfs from their enchanted village and they all end up in New York City, where the Smurfs befriend a loving couple (Mr. Harris, Jayma Mays) about to have a baby. The animated Smurfs mesh well with the real world, but its all so cutesy that this is strictly for kids. Rated PG.Crazy, Stupid, Love ++ (Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling) After his wife (Ms. Moore) tells him she wants a divorce, a father (Mr. Carell) gets advice from a lothario (Mr. Gosling) and becomes a surprising ladies man. Theres also a love story involving Mr. Goslings Jacob and an aspiring law-yer named Hannah (Emma Stone), but herein lies the movies biggest problem: The love entanglements of older and younger generations dont complement one another, and the movie isnt funny enough to keep us entertained in spite of its narrative flaws. Rated PG-13. Q LATEST FILMS CAPSULES ‘The Change-Up’ REVIEWED BY DAN ............ +++ Is it worth $10? Yes dan HUDAK O


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A27 PUZZLE ANSWERS So you think you can sing? Heres your chance to prove it, and for a very good cause. Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation is looking for participants to compete in the first ever So You Think You Can SingŽ karaoke contest to benefit Hospice of Palm Beach Countys music therapy programs. The event takes place Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park, Boca Raton.Judges include Troy McLellan, president and CEO of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. The winner receives a $250 cash prize and bragging rights. Cost to attend the event and cheer favorite singers is $20 per person, which includes a compli-mentary drink and buffet provided by the Dubliner Irish Pub. Entry for contestants is an additional $10.00. There will also be raffle prizes and a performance by Hospice of Palm Beach Countys music therapists.Hospice of Palm Beach Countys music therapy program is a nationally recog-nized patient-centered, non-invasive treatment, which alleviates pain, stress, restlessness and agitation. Music therapy is a recognized health profession proven to manage physical symptoms, enhance mood, stimulate memory recall and pro-vide unique opportunities for interaction and intimacy. So You Think You Can Sing?Ž is part of Boca Festival Days „ a series of events held at different locations during the month of August and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Com-merce. The event is underwritten, in part, by the Dubliner Irish Pub in Mizner Park. For more information, contact Mary Coleman at 988-2742 or Q The Jove Comedy Experience makes an appear anc e at The Atlantic Theater in Jupiter at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27. The Welcome Back ShowŽ is a comedic look at the return of school, hurricanes and snowbirds. This original, professional comedy theater production contains orig-inal sketch comedy, improvised scenes based on audience suggestions and musi-cal theater numbers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door and can be purchased by calling The Atlantic Theater Box Office at 575-4942 or by visiting The Atlantic Theater is located at 6743 W. Indiantown Rd #34 in Jupiter. Formed 2004, The Jove Comedy Experience has been spreading the comedic gospel from charity events to sold-out shows at the Atlantic Theater, forming what could be called a unique comedy experience in South Florida. Shows offer audiences writ-ten sketch comedy similar to what you might find on Saturday Night Live, to live audience participation where cast members get suggestions from the audience and create a comedic suggestion from one word, similar to what is seen on Whose Line Is it Anyway?Ž Shows also include song paro-dy and video sketches offering a unique blend of high-energy entertainment. The Jove Comedy Experience consists of professional actors and comedians Frank Licari and Jesse Furman. The Jove Comedy Experience is the longest running improv and sketch comedy Good at karaoke? Here’s a contestJove Comedy Experience performs Aug. 27 in Jupitertroupe in Palm Beach County. The Jove was awarded Best in Show and a Gold award at the 2009 ADDY Awards for a series of seven commercials created for the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. In 2006 The Jove received an IMPY Award for best sketch troupe in South Florida. Recently The Jove has signed to perform monthly at the Improv comedy clubs in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.For more information on The Jove Comedy Experience, see For more information about the Aug. 27 perfor-mance contact Jesse Furman at 575-4942 or email Q COURTESY PHOTOFrank Licari, left, and Jesse Furman make up the Jove Comedy Experience, and will perform at the Atlantic Theater. DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS 11701 LAKE VICTORIA GARDENS AVE # 3102 PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410 THURSDAY • FRIDAY • SATURDAY FROM 11 PM TO 2 AM FEATURING DJ EDDIE • 51 % OFF SELECT DRINKS BOTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE 51 AFTER DARK

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 11-17, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A31 Ive enjoyed the moderately priced, well-crafted wines of Murphy-Goode from Sonoma County many times over the years and had the chance to talk with founder David Ready at a wine dinner about a decade ago. Mr. Ready has since died, but his son, David Jr., now runs the company and made a stop in Naples last week for a wine dinner at Latitudes. I had a chance to speak with him about the family-run winery and the upgrades hes made to the wines. Q. Was there a particular wine that made you realize you liked wine? A. There was a wine in my youth that really got me started. I was living in Minnesota with my father, and he was having a party. He had a bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. I was blown away on my first sip. Every time my dad entertained after that, I asked him to get some more Jordan. I think he got tired of hearing that. Q. How did you become interested in winemaking? A. I never thought of wine as a career direction. I followed the Grateful Dead around the countryƒ went to 175 con-certs. My dad was a partner in Murphy-Goode Winery, and 1988 the new winery was finished. Dad suggested I get a job, so I worked the 88 harvest there and realized that my palate could memorize wine. We did a blind tastingƒ I said, Thats our new merlot, and Dad looked at me strangely, like, Shut up! I said, No, Im pretty sure it is. We just tried that last week.Ž Q. If you could make wines somewhere else, where would that be?A. Id go back to Australia. I worked for a while at Wirra-Wirra in McLaren Vale. I had the practical knowledge of doing the cellar work that the University of Cal-ifornia-Davis winemakers there did not yet have. I learned new ways of making wine, like submerged cap fermentation (it raises the fruit level and concentrate the flavors), that we still use today.ŽQ. What challenges do you see ahead of you? A. A big challenge is keeping up with the market. I enjoy going out on the road and meeting the people who sell the wines for us and also the customers who drink them. It helps me stay up on trends, which helps give direction to the wines. One trend involved renaming our Fume Blanc to Sauvignon Blanc. About five years ago, we noticed that the sales had dropped a lotƒ and I went out in the market talking to distributors looking for answers. They told me the fume was not selling, but they were selling lots of sauvignon blanc. This was when New Zealand wine was becoming popular, and I think that drove the market back to the sauvignon blanc name.Ž Q. What gets you excited about winemaking? A. Wine is a lifestyle experienceƒ It creates experiences that people love and enjoy, and that is the reward. Winemak-ing is about passion and sharing that pas-sion by sharing the wine. Also, in the last five years, wine has become more acces-sible, mostly because the mentality used to be, I dont know enough about this to drink it. Young people are not intimijim McCRACKEN O Chat with a winemaker: David Ready Jr., Murphy-Goode Winery VINO JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Al and Jessica Fialkovich of Naples with winemaker David Ready Jr. dining NOTES O „ The next Ultimate Chefs Dinner is set for Aug. 28 at the Four Seasons Palm Beach. The premise is simple: You arrive and prepare to be feted by some of the areas top chefs. The last Ultimate Chefs Dinner, at Russells Blue Water Grill in Palm Beach Gardens, sold out quickly. Chefs at this event include Chef Darryl Moiles and Pastry Chef Jason Morale of the Four Seasons, and chefs Clay Conley of Buccan, Jim Leiken of Caf Boulud and Roy Villacrusis of Kubo and Dirty Martini. It begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 with a reception and amuse-bouche prepared by Mr. Villacrusis. That is followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $95 all-inclusive per person, if purchased before Aug. 15, and $110 per person if purchased after Aug. 15. The Four Seasons is at 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Tickets available at „ Brio raises a glass to martinis: Brio Tuscan Grille at The Gardens Mall has named Wednesday evenings Martini Night. The restaurant will offer $5 Sobieski martinis with such drinks as the Flirtini, Lemontini, Razzberitini, Dirty Martini and Ultimate Cosmopolitan. Drinks unique to Brio include the Cara-mel Apple, Raspberry Truffle, Cara-mel Chocolate, Paradiso, Lemon Basil Crush and Chocolate Raspberry. The restaurant also has expanded its menu of $2.95 Tuscan Tasters, with Chorizo Fonduta Dip and Pepper For-maggio Dip. The $2.95 menu is avail-able from 3-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing Monday-Friday. Brio is on the south side of The Gardens Mall near Nordstrom, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 622-0491. „ Self-serve frozen yogurt: Shop for fruits and vegetables, tropical Menchies, the self-serve frozen yogurt emporium, opened its newest franchise in July at PGA Commons. Owners are Charlie Lodowski and Mark Sabbota. At Menchies, customers can help themselves to a mix of yogurt and top-pings. There are more than 100 rotating yogurt flavors „ from cake batter and pomegranate tart to chocolate silk and vanilla snow „ and more than 70 rotating toppings, including fresh fruits, gra-nolas, nuts, an assortment of candies and hot fudges. Menchies provides free stickers and balloons to children at the store.Menchies PGA Commons is at 5100 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens and is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-mid-night Friday-Saturday. Call 627-9800 or visit„ Take a taste of Mizner Park fare: Cool your heels at Mizner Parks third annual Tastemakers event. The two-night progressive tasting and cocktails party takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at the Boca Raton shopping and cultural hub. Eleven restaurants will participate. The $30 ticket is good for one tasting and one pairing at each restaurant, and you can choose to visit all the restau-rants in one evening or make it a two-night affair. The ticket also offers three months of Mizner Park dining promo-tions, good through Oct. 31. Tastemakers tickets can be purchased online at or at participating Tastemaker restaurants.Mizner Park is located on Federal Highway, between Glades and Palmet-to Park roads in downtown Boca Raton. For tickets, visit or call 362-0606. „ Help feed the hungry: Food for the Poor hosts its sixth annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger from 6:30 a.m.-noon at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The event will raise money to feed families facing severe malnutri-tion in Central America. Pre-registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. Its $30 to par-ticipate in both the walk and the run. The registration cost includes a T-shirt and lunch. Quiet Waters Park is at 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Visit for more information or to register.„ Transitions: Cod & Capers Seafood, which opened in 1984, plans to move from its longtime location at the former Loehmanns Plaza in Palm Beach Gardens to Crystal Plaza in North Palm Beach. It expects to open in October in the space, an out-parcel that once was home to a TGIFridays and a DJ Hayashi, a sushi/Japanese buffet. Call 622-0994 or visit Caf has closed. The Jupiter restaurant, a venture of Cen-traArchy Restaurant Management, which owns New York Prime in Boca Raton, had specialized in low-country-style seafood dishes. Q dated by this, so theyre trying wine and liking the experience.Ž Murphy-Goode wines from the wine dinner (tasting notes are mine unless noted): „ Fume Sauvignon Blanc 2009 ($15): Light straw color with a pear bouquet, opening up to flavors of pear with a touch of melon and grapefruit. The medium body finishes dry with a touch of crisp mineral at the end. The Fume in 85 was our first wine,Ž says Mr. Ready, and the reason we are in existence is because we built our winery on that wine. Drink this by the pool.Ž „ Island Block Chardonnay 2007 ($22): Big, ripe apple and spice nose with rich layers of green apple and orchard fruit flavors, and a long, smooth, bal-anced finish. Smooth apple bouquet and flavors with nutmeg, clove and a light toast from the oak,Ž says Mr. Ready. This is a great food wine or sunset-drinking wine.Ž „ Sarah Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 ($30): Classic Alexander Valley style with blueberries, cherries and a hint of violet. This wine is rich in flavor with a smooth finish, no noticeable tan-nins, but great fruit structure. „ Snake Eyes Zinfandel 2006 ($40): Dark and rich, with jammy red and black fruit and spice followed by a smooth, integrated finish. This is a big-bodied wine, good for grilled meats and lamb dishes. Q Next Ultimate Chefs dinner set for Four SeasonsCOURTESY PHOTO Brio’s Paradiso martini, part of its Wednesday Martini Night, includes vodka, melon liqueur, orange and cran-berry juices. COURTESY PHO TO


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