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  1. 1. A ‘brief’ look at the history behind the legendary final song at Sal’s 1WEEKEND BEST BET What: MusiCollage When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: O’Connell’s, CSB Description: This is a concert with a twist. Students will have only 72 hours to prepare with each other before performing. Cost: Free 2PERFECT FOR TWO What: The Stella Maris Formal Ball When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday Where: Great Hall, SJU Description: After enjoying dinner and a tango lesson, dance the night away at this event sponsored by the Ballroom Dance Club. Tickets are available Friday from 1-3 p.m. in Gorecki. Cost: $12 for dinner and dance, $3 extra for mask 3MOVIES TO SEE “Catching Fire” Showing daily: 11:20, 11:50, 12:40, 1:30, 2:40, 3:10, 4, 4:50, 6, 6:30, 7:20, 8:10, 9:20, 9:50, 10:40 and 11:30 p.m. at Parkwood Cinema. Rated: PG-13 “The Best Man Holiday” Showing daily: 11:15, 2;05, 5:05, 8 and 10:50 p.m. at Parkwood Cinema. Rated: R “The Christmas Candle” Showing daily: 11:45, 2:15, 4:35 and 9:30 p.m. at Parkwood Cinema. Rated: PG CAMPUS COMMOTION Today Senior Class Happy Hour When: 5 p.m. Where: Sal’s Bar, St. Joseph 21+ only, senior cohort event Monday Brass and Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Concert When: 8 p.m. Where: SBH, SJU DID YOU KNOW? Before thermometers were invented, wine brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the liquid to determine the ideal temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, for adding yeast. From this we get the phrase ‘rule of thumb.’ Source: SONG OF THE WEEK “CLOSING TIME” SEMISONIC The Stack • Nov. 22, 2013Page 4 • The Record VARIETY Editors Kim Borgerding • Maddy O’Brien • REED OSELL • REOSELL@CSBSJU.EDU Pants off to tradition Humor-scopesBy Molly Horton and Luke Muyskens Students of Zodiacal Forecast • By Molly Reger If you think swaying back and forth with your pants around your ankles while belting out classic lyrics is out of the ordinary, you are not alone, unless you talk to Bennies and Johnnies. Marcellus (Sal) and Margaret Schneider opened Sal’s Café on Minnesota Street in 1946. Their son, Dale, and his wife Diane took over the establishment in 1971 and have been providing a social hot spot for Bennies and Johnnies ever since. Not only does Sal’s offer the opportunity to practice your best dance moves, but it also lends itself to tradition. One tradition that continues to stand the test of time is the history of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” The tradition started in the late 1980s when a group of women used to play Piano Man on the jukebox at Sal’s. Dale noticed that many students did not want to leave the bar at 1:00 a.m. each night and was having a difficult time clearing the bar. Dale had an idea. He would play “Piano Man” as the last song and soon students enough understood that “Piano Man” indicated that it was time to leave. In 1999, a group of men did not want to leave after “Piano Man” and decided to rebel. The men pulled down their pants and began dancing around singing along to the song and creating a scene. Little did they know that a simple staged rebellion would soon turn into a long-lasting tradition. In recent years, Dale noticed that he still faced the challenge of getting students to leave the establishment after “Piano Man” and decided to add one final song to end the night. The signature song is “Still the Night” by the BoDeans but sometimes “Shout” also is played. The Sal’s bar logo has evolved to pay tribute to the tradition. “Piano Man” continues to be played at reunions and weddings alike. Dale’s son, Kyle, had the song played at his wedding. “We played ‘Piano Man’ at Kyle’s wedding and my sister, who was a nun, didn’t realize that taking your pants off to the song was a tradi- tion here,” Dale said. Pants were also dropped at 2009 graduates Ryan and Abby Turbes’ wedding in the summer of 2012. Abby and Ryan met their senior year at CSB/SJU playing intramural softball together. “We didn’t talk much at softball but one night Abby approached me at Sal’s and I felt bad because I didn’t remember her name,” Ryan said. “I ended up asking her out via text at 3:00 a.m. one night.” After much persistence Abby finally agreed to date Ryan and the rest was history. When the couple met with the DJ for their wedding they insisted that their wedding night would end with Piano Man and the BoDeans. Reflecting on their time at CSB/ SJU Ryan and Abby urge students to take advantage of opportuni- ties to build relationships and embrace every moment. “If we are at a bar and hear ‘Piano Man’ all we can think is ‘I want to be back at Sal’s’,” Abby said. “Dropping your pants is a great bonding experience between your classmates,” Ryan said. Besides the “Piano Man” tradi- tion, Sal’s displays several hundred decorated dollar bills above the front bar. This started in ’05 when a bouncer had the idea of writ- ing on dollar bills and the tradi- tion stuck. After graduation many students visit the bar and attempt to find their decorated George Washington. “When the dollar bills are gone then you know that I’m done and have retired,” Dale said. Aires (March 21-April 19) Due to the Butterfly Effect, being one minute late to class will eventually result in ten thousand Monarch butterflies breeding in your home. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Your splintered femur will demystify the old myth that you can’t break a bone in the same spot twice. Gemini (May 21-June 21) You say you have no regrets, but that reoccurring dream of your boss’ dead dog begs to differ. Cancer (June 22-July 22) The cosmos understand you sprayed the fire extinguisher because you wanted a winter wonder- land, but your roommates aren’t as understanding. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Remember when you threw that penny in the Trevi fountain? She out bargained the Cosmos with her dime—you will never find love. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Getting kicked out of your apartment might be difficult to swallow, but that brief foray with your roommate’s ferret will surely be worth it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) This will be a good week to ask yourself important questions, like “why am I reading this?” and “don’t I have better things to do?” Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) It’s time to take care of that mysterious rash on your face—ask your roommate to please use his own clippers to trim his body hair. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) At first the cosmos thought it was a spelling error, but no, you will indeed find yourself inside a beauti- ful, brand new horse. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) In an effort to shelter you from the inevitable trag- edy and pain, the cosmos advise you not to call the doctor back. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) This is the week to make your dreams a reality. Except that one you had about your ethics professor. Leave that one alone. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You will face serious responsibility in your near future, but don’t fret, Child Protection Services will soon take care of that. SUBMITTED BY RYAN AND ABBY TURBES Ryan and Abby Turbes pose in front of Sal’s in St. Joseph. The CSB/SJU alums continued the “Piano Man” tradition at their wedding dance in 2012 after meeting senior year.