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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 90

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The Palm Beach Post s SECTION D INSIDE YOU CAN LEAD A TEEN TO MILK... Teens drink about twice as much soda as milk in a day, the USDA says. 55PLUS Meet seniors who maintain active lifestyles and take leadership roles in their communities. PAGE 3D r-z TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 0 if"4 - S t-; i j i ii I? Xn, South Palm Beach County Living r '1 -Up i . 1 -J . Ron Wiggins Make merry, leave jolly to St. Nick Vv ; (! V. I X V ;i nVj The Rolling Stones are back this f wfKlX I wee or anotner roc a,lti roll circus. , , , i s1 Li 1 'Nothing's too good for our V n ', uf 'j? customers, says Keith Richards. I rsw 'Baby' we sive yu the best' V X X'fCK' 'N,7KW By Steve Morse l Seinfeld devotees who know that ' Jerry despises his neighbor Newman may recall his troubled question about why others seem to like the ; porcine letter carrier. " "What do they see in him?" Jerry ; asks, puzzled. "He's merry," observes Jerry's I friend, George. "Yes, I'll grant you that. He is merry," Jerry nods grudgingly. Merry. Not jolly. Tis the season to be both jolly and merry. There is ., also alleged merriness to be found in the month of May, but basically a ' season of sustained merrinessjolli- ness starts after Thanksgiving and ;; concludes Jan. 1. After that, you don't have to go wreathed in smiles. - Great Merry-Jolly debate But is that all there is to merri-; ness and jolliness, a kind of obligatory seasonal cheerfulness? What's the difference between merry and jolly, anyway? Offhand, I'd say that you can ' maintain an acceptable level of merri Start it up. i Rolling Stones mania is back. The band s tickets are selling briskly in most venues, mocking the notion that stadium shows are dead. Their new album, Bridges to Babylon, is earning some rave reviews. Their faces are plas tered on TV and in the rock press. And there's no denying that there's more consumer buzz around the new tour than any other this year, including U2's epic PopMart. "It's a very good feeling, though in a way it's hard to believe," says Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who will roll into Miami Friday with his bandmates for a show at the Orange Bowl. 1 "It's only a rock 'n' roll band, you know? You can look upon it that way and say, 'What's the fuss? I can't see the attraction.' But I think it's maybe because you can sense that these guys really love what they're doing. Morale is excellent and there's a sense of hey, we've got to find out how far this band can go." The Stones' Bridges to Babylon tour has been a hit from the start Sept. 23 in Chicago, where Richards recalls a telling moment with singer Mick Jagger on stage. "After the fourth or fifth number, Mick turned around, looked at me and Please see ST0NES4D msicio: . - The Stones in Florida: Where they day, where they stay. ness with a twinkle in your eye, but . jolliness is much more strenuous. ' This is one of those rare times to , prevail upon Monsieur Webster. Merry (Webster's New World Die-'. tionary): full of fun and laughter; lively and cheerful; gay; mirthful, i Jolly: full of high spirits and good humor; merry; gay; convivial. Get that? Jolly can be merry, but ; i merry cannot pass for jolly. Merry is jolly lite. ; At risk of putting too fine a point - on it, merry knows when to back off the eggnog. Jolly laughs too hard at ,', its own jokes. Merry is always charming, but jolly is too much seen at the punch bowl. Merry twinkles, even glows, while cousin Jolly has a red nose. That just came out of my brain. t Sorry. A literary translation ' I suspect that the adjectives were interchangeable until Charles Dick- ' " ens and Clement Moore came along ' with their indelible characterizations of both traits. St. Nick is jolly while the re-, ' formed Scrooge is forever linked with the merriness of a brilliant , Christmas morning: ', : From The Night Before Christ-mas: "He had a broad face and a little round belly That shook when he - laughed like a bowlful of jelly THe was chubby and plump, a right jolly - old elfy And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself." Compare Santa to the description ' ,;. of a merry Scrooge awakening on . that joyous of Christmas days as he J races to the window and thrusts his ' head into the bracing winter air: "No fog, no mist; clear, bright, v- jovial, stirring cold; cold, piping for J : the blood to dance to; golden sun-H'? light; heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; v merry bells. Oh, glorious! Glorious." Now that's merry. I think a nip in ' the air helps. Too many nips and . you're up on the rooftop looking for ". i r reindeer. My advice is to make the two- : !' drink minimum also the maximum ; ;, this year, and wish one and all a ; " Newmanesque holiday season. v 4 1 How to get Mick and Keith to play your favorite song page4D : THE STONES QUIZ wtl m. E. Friday night; The Smashing Pumpkins, The Dave Matthews Band and Third Eye Blind will open for the Stones. Who opened for the Stones on their first North American tour in June 1964? 1. George Jones 2. Bobby Goldsboro t 3. A trampolinist F. Can you match up the names of Stones' offspring with their fathers? 1. Serafina 2. Jade 3. Dandelion Answers, Page 4D The Stones have made it clear they're tired of "age" jokes by the media. Too bad. We're paying big money for your tour, so you can take a few jokes. And questions. A, Here's the first one. Who's older: Mick Jagger or Jerry Springer? Former Stone Bill Wyman or Secretary of State Madeline Albright? Keith Richards or Penny Marshall? Ron Wood or Tony Orlando? B. Which of these Stones events happened in July 1965? 1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction shoots to No. 1 in the U.S. 2. Their first all U.S.-recorded album is released. 3. Jagger, Brian Jones and Wyman are found guilty of "insulting behavior" after being arrested for urinating on a garage wall. C. Speaking of arrests, how many times has Keith Richards been arrested? 1. 15 2.6 3.18 D. Drummer Charlie Watts, the oldest current Stone and a man who knows how to wield a stick, was born on June 2, 1941. Another man who wielded a stick powerfully died on the same day. Can you name him? " " ...pern i., ii. 'I have to teach Americans sushi manners. If you don't like it, don't come back here,' says chef Kazunori Nozawa, who owns one of the top sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. SAM MIRCOVICH Reuters Soup -Nazi? Sushi-Samurai is even more intimidating ByMarkEgan Reuters LOS ANGELES You want lemon on your fish? Get lost. -You want prawn sauce? Beat it. A California roll? In your ' dreams sweetheart. In this sushi bar the rules are simple: sit down, shut up and do what we say. Los Angeles usually plays a cultural second fiddle to New York, but now it boasts a chef who makes the Big Apple's high- handed "Soup-Nazi" look like a pussy cat despite the fame ; he earned on the Seinfeld TV series. Angelinos invented the "Have a nice day" attitude. All over town Hollywood's rich and famous are seated by groveling maitre d's and waited on by people who can't wait to tell you : their first names. ; But not at Nozawa Sushi. ' At this sushi bar, Oscar- and Emmy-winning actors and top 1 Please see sbsKI3) ill! iL ... . I,,-, n-1,- r -.- - 1 , - r'"t , . m.inn.i.,.,.1.11 In'--. """ ' - -1 -; : s I' in y ; ! 1 1 i1 1 ii There's a spate of new magazines targeting the New ' Woman. Is she all that different from the Old Woman? g Pge3D

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