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Are You Confused About Anything?

Week of August 21, 2002


Sheila Roberts
Server, Olympia Taverna & Kebob House
"At a certain time of day, every day, my two little boys run around in circles in the house. It's some sort of Lord of the Flies tribal thing, like they just made their first kill. It's very perplexing, and I'll probably keep them away from sharp objects."

Ryan Rhea
Editor, Washington University Publications Office
"If I was confused about anything, I'd say I'm confused about why people don't listen to more rock & roll and why they don't want to have more fun. Life is short, and you've got to chase down your passions."

Rachel Abner
Student, Western Illinois University
"Yeah, I'm confused why humans think they're superior to all creatures and why we think it's all right to eat animals -- and wear them, too. I just don't get, like, why we think we can do whatever we want to whoever we want to do it to."

Pete Wall
"What confuses me is why we continue voting incumbents back into office. Take Kit Bond: When he ran for the Senate twelve years ago, his main platform was to institute term limits, and now he's getting ready for his third term -- how do you feel about term limits now, buddy? It's not just him, it's everybody like him."

Jacole Williams
"I see these homeless people sleeping on the street here [in the Delmar Loop], and it bothers me a lot. And I'm confused how the government can have the money to make a new stadium for the baseball team but they can't come up with a plan to get these raggedy people off the street."

Jeff Wimberly
DJ / Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Yeah, about whether to apply my film degree to a career, maybe move to LA or New York, or whether I should follow the club scene and try to make a name for myself in the world of electronic music -- it's expanding so rapidly. What I'll probably end up doing is shooting a documentary about club culture, get the best of both worlds."

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