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AUG 2016

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26 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.16 THE BIT SHIFT FAKE OR NULU? A $500 Fountain of Youth for your hands Answer: NuLu! Check it out at Bays Beauty Boutique on South Clay Street. For 500 bucks you get something called Peau Magnifique Les Mains Youth Recruit, which is a blend of "youth recruiting" ingredients to lift that saggy, dry skin on your hands. Five hundo buys four vials, each containing .16 fluid ounces. Use one vial per week for four weeks. Do this twice a year. You'll have $1,000 paws. LOU NEWS There's Louisville native Zachary Treitz in the New York Times! The filmmaker's new movie, Men Go to Battle, is an intimate look at the strained relationship between two brothers amidst the chaos of the Civil War. On July 10, the New York Times Sunday edition featured a small photo essay in its Arts & Leisure section on Treitz's ability to put together a Civil War film "on a shoestring," just $500,000. One picture shows re-enactors Treitz recruited for the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky. "The organizers of the re-enactment agreed to the filming but stipulated that the crew dress the part," reads the story. Another photo shows Treitz in Civil War garb to help "blend in" during the filming of the battle sequence. The film, which Treitz shot in Kentucky, is racking up impressive reviews. And Treitz won the Best New Narrative Director prize at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. A little after noon one day in early July, George Pool parks an old white Chevrolet Express van at the LG&E power plant off Dixie Highway near the Ohio River. He's here to hand out ice cream. Pool rolls the windows down and removes the metal covers from the freezer, which occupies the space where the back seats used to be. A ceiling compartment houses a wired music box with several silly tunes set on a dial. But no music plays now. Despite the chill from the freezer close by, the broiling summer air seeps into the idle van. Pool and pools of sweat. He braces himself in a crouched position near the window, unable to fully sit or stand in the vehicle. Then the onslaught begins. Factory workers in green LG&E uniforms form a line. His first customer, a security guard, takes her ice cream and says she feels like a kid again. Pool takes order after order, leaning toward the window, then turning to fish ice cream from the freezer, marking a tally on his inventory sheet. This continues nonstop for almost 45 minutes. It's not all banana-fudge rockets and Klondike bars in this business. Being a driver is sweaty work. Pool sells between 275 and 400 ice creams at LG&E alone. (On his busiest days, driving throughout the city, he serves up to 800.) By the time the line ends and the crowd disperses, Pool is dripping in sweat, but he still plans on working his regular routes. Another 10- to 13-hour day. "I've been doin' it long enough, it don't seem to bother me anymore," Pool says. He has worked for Frosty Treats for seven years now, and his parents started working in ice cream trucks in the late 1970s. When Pool was 11 or so, he occasionally rode along with his father, earning a buck for helping out. He never brings his own kids with him. The hours too long, the weather too hot. The work can be dangerous: A man once pulled a gun on Pool. He scoffed at the threat. Taken off guard by Pool's audacity, the man with the gun ended up spending $7 on ice cream. By By Aaron Hartley Aaron By Aaron Hartley Hartley By Aaron Hartley Illustration by Kendall Regan Treat Trucker Making people feel like kids again.

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