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"We were just two guys who weren't confident in ourselves and we wanted to change that," says Matt. "Of course, they [MTV] had the show idea of Brad Pitt, but that wasn't our intentions all along. Our intentions were to enhance our features, to be better versions of ourselves, to find our true selves, and we felt that by changing our flaws, so to speak, that we would definitely find our true selves and find that confidence we've never had."

Marty Johnson, the Valley plastic surgeon who performed the boys' cosmetic surgery, tells White that the only time the twins mentioned Brad Pitt was when they showed him a picture of Pitt's nose and he said he couldn't give them that nose.

"The idea of changing someone to look like a famous person never came up. They were looking to have some changes made; the specific issues they had was that they felt their noses were too big and lower part of their face was too small. They were self-conscious about how they looked and wanted to put their best face out there. I thought that was realistic," says Johnson, who describes himself as a "simple plastic surgeon."

No matter the twins' intention, the two have gone under the knife again on various Internet chat rooms. One poster said they'd be better off with brain implants. Another mused that it's ironic that most of the episodes of "I Want a Famous Face" focused on breast implants.

No matter. The Spike thinks MTV should just change the name of the show to "I Want Famous Boobs." Better yet, "I Want to Be a Famous Boob," then The Spike could put in to look like Donald Trump.

Punk'd
Lately, The Spike has been thinking we ought to bring back the draft. Those were the days. There's nothing like being forced to shave your head, put on a uniform and possibly get killed for something you want no part of to spark your interest in who's running this country. Today's kids are too busy doing shots to worry about getting shot.

So The Spike was thrilled to see some signs of political life recently at Arizona State University, where there appears to be a bit of a dustup reminiscent of when the times they were a-changing.

It seems the Punk Voter Tour was all set to roll into ASU's Student Recreation Complex field on Friday, April 16. The all-day music/political event isn't shy about its raison d'être: "Punk Voter is a grassroots coalition of punk bands, punk labels, and most importantly, punk fans coming together to form a united front in opposition to the dangerous, deadly and destructive policies of George Bush Jr. [sic]," according to the Punk Voter Web site.

Student organizers from ASU's Programming Activities Board filed the necessary paperwork back in February and got approval from ASU and recreation complex officials.

Or so they thought.

PAB president Michael Rodriguez tells New Times contributor Benjamin Leatherman that he and other organizers took care to make sure policy, procedure and paperwork was all carefully followed. They say college officials asked about the event's slant, but didn't appear to have any problem with it.

In fact, concerts had been held at the SRC field before, including a WB-themed show last April.

So they were stunned when ASU officials (shades of The Establishment!) called them into a meeting on March 30 and spiked Punk Voter. The officials cited "safety concerns" and worried the free concert might attract an unruly mob or get out of control, Leatherman reports.



The trio then agreed to rent fencing, hire extra security or take any steps necessary to alleviate concerns. But ASU officials refused to be mollified, fretting about unruly punkers who couldn't get into the gig after it filled to capacity, and might get even more unruly outside the gates.

"I absolutely think it was politically motivated," says Grant Ruby, concert series director for PAB, adding that he believes the event came to be seen as "the Rock Against Bush Tour."

"Historically, the events happening at ASU have been very, very conservative," Ruby tells Leatherman. "We've had David Horowitz several times, as well as Ann Coulter . . . and I just felt that it was an opportunity to show the flip side. We've always been having these really conservative events on campus, let's go ahead and have a really liberal event on campus, kind of really show the other side of the coin, so to speak."

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