Thursday, June 30, 2005

Operation Honker Howl enters its final phase. There is a wetland in Lawrence, Indiana! Thanks to our man of science, Gerk!!! Posted by Picasa

Young Ryan, a brave recruit, steps forward to protect the wetland phragmites from the legion of Canada geese. Blame Canada! Posted by Picasa

Gerk's Anti-Goose War, Part XI involves stuffed coyotes (silent e) and a decoy goose. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

From the Studebakers of Baltimore: Dear Friends of Beez,

I have sad news, Beez passed away today. As you already know, he was in end stage renal failure.
Due to the advance of his condition the toxins in his blood reached such a high level that he became
extremely ill and could no longer tolerate food. To attempt IV fluid treatment would have put additional
strain on his system. This afternoon John and I made the decision to let him go. We know he is at peace
now and no longer suffering.


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Monday, June 27, 2005

::guimp:: world's smallest website 

::guimp:: world's smallest website

Other people have pointed this out, but hey, it has the tiniest version of Pacman I've ever seen.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Fellow Alumni Does Well! 

Amazing but true! Ball State University TCOM Grad Jaron Henrie-McCrea wins the 32nd Annual Student Academy Award Gold Medal for Alternative Film with "Knock Knock," Jaron Henrie-McCrea. Other winners of this award included Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Bob Saget and John Lasseter.

Check out some of his work here: http://www.jashpictures.com/

I ?ve lost all the money I invested in Winn Dixie. I saw that movie about that little dawg Winn Dixie so I invested everything we own in that company.
And now we are broke. I have been selling my plasma daily to pay the mortgage. Abby has said she will work Washington Street if I do.
We sold our cats to Eli Lilly for experiments. I am afraid I may have to sell Abby to Lilly too. All that and when I went to the Crossroads in Johnson County to sell my soul, and all I got was $13. Shee-it.
(Barn near Medora, Indiana) Posted by Hello

graffiti archaeology 

graffiti archaeology:

Cassidy Curtis has created a combo of graffiti and urban unearthing! Plus I guess this site has won some award. Graffiti applied and removed through time and space. This is worth a look.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

An update on the Randolph County Courthouse 

Here's an update on the Randolph County Courthouse in Winchester, Indiana.

And now something different.

Terrence Malloy is fashioning new headgear from destroyed pound puppies . . . and the Tom Cruise Reenactment Society will be performing vignettes from the life and times of the Cruiser at the Wheeler Arts Building this Wednesday. Up and coming is a outdoor sculptural exhibit in the former Cubs parking lot on South Keystone: a foreign man is epoxying geese to the lot one foot at a time.
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Monday, June 20, 2005

Thompson Stray Devil Cat loves our fountain! Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Gold Bond - Testimonials! Gold Bond Anti-Eechy Medication 

Yes, Gold Bond the Anti-Itch Powder and Ointment proudly advertises on both AM talk radio such as Indy's WIBC 1070 and Air America, that crazy pinko radio.

Here are testimonials from Gold Bond Lovers, like these crazy guys at the frat house. What do you think they do with all that Gold Bond. Lotsa itches just everywhere!? Yikes!

Gold Bond - Testimonials!: "We Love Our Gold Bond!
All the guys in my fraternity use Triple Action Gold Bond Medicated Powder and ointment - it’s a daily experience! We even fight over the green bottles when we run low. I used to use J&J Baby Powder and Baby Oil, but it doesn’t even compare to Gold Bond. Gold Bond gives you that tingling sensation...it cools...it keeps you dry all day. I love my Gold Bond, man! Send us some T-shirts!
Peter Dellacrosse, University of Maryland"

The Oakland Beat 

With Morgan Jones:

Update on an Update
See older blog about Med Mary in Oakland

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court asserted that the feds aren't going to put up with any of those states and their little medical marijuana laws. Some med-pot advocates held out hope that a Congressional measure would stop the feds from closing medical marijuana clinics like Oakland's, mentioned in a previous post. But yesterday, by a 264-161 vote, the House turned down an amendment that would have blocked the Justice Department from prosecuting people in the 10 states where the practice is legal. Not that the med-pot clinics were waiting; they could smell the drift. Days before the House ruling, Compassionate Caregivers' windows were painted white, and the Green Medicine Group had unplugged their phones and boxed up their supplies. This period in Oakland's history is over.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Abs Grilled Mushrooms and Pickled Carrots Posted by Hello

Last weekend Abby cooked up a fine light summer meal. We rekindled our firepit which had been lightly smoldering for a week. Once it was blazing again and cooked down to coals, Ab grilled some shrooms on skewers. Mmm. What you can't see is our stray cat, Dick, trying to get up on the picnic table.

Andrew Bird whistling! 

Andrew Bird Posted by Hello

On a Saturday in June Kim, Jo, Ab and I met up with Todd after his blacksmithing gig at Bloomington's Second Story venue (really an old Moose lodge). A full house was there for ex-Squirrel Nut Zipper multi-instrumentalist whistling dude, Andrew Bird. A good show he did put on.


Overheard outside movie theatre.

How about a new Darth Maul Gift Basket from Longgerbergers?
Old Yankee Candles has a new Lightside Darkside Force Candles, plus a Yoda and Jabba the Hut Scent.

Ice Cream Flavors are new too. Speilberg had got together with Ben and Jerry for a War of the Worlds Alien Spitball Nougat and Gnats Flavor.
Don't forgot the line of Queen Amaladadeedaa brand Tampons
And JarJar Binks sausage links.

Anderson: Behrens Paints Old Sign 

When we were staying with Kim in Anderson, IN last Saturday we went out touring through the fine city. We spotted this wonderful sign being dismantled. Trucked off to where?

Here is a pic of the Anderson landmark, Behren's Paints

Here it is about to be trucked off.

Behrens Posted by Hello

More about old signs.

Schiavo Autopsy: Brain Had Irreversible Damage 

AP News | IndyStar.com: "However, doctors said her reactions were automatic responses and not evidence of thought or consciousness, and Thogmartin's report went farther.

'The brain weighed 615 grams, roughly half of the expected weight of a human brain,' he said. 'This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons.'"

Passion vs. Evidence. I am so glad this got dragged out for so long.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Gene's Root Beer 

We did get to try Gene's Rootbeer in Anderson- and oh my what a treat! The root beer was earthy and sweet, and the softserve ice cream was dairy-rich, thick, and woooonnderfullll. I seriously need to return to sample their signature "Spanish Dogs"- which are, the carhop said, like chili dogs. Hey, that's a quick way to my heart.

Interesting and Depressing Site! 

http://www.sprol.com/ Gaze at images of stockyards and clearcuts from far above.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Grisly Effect of One Drug: 'Meth Mouth' - New York Times 

Grisly Effect of One Drug: 'Meth Mouth' - New York Times
New gross problem: Meth Mouth.
Meth users suffer from degenerative dental problems. Yuck.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Gene's Root Beer - Luke's Root Beer Pages 

Gene's Root Beer - Luke's Root Beer Pages

Like to try this this weekend! Ice cold root beer. In Anderson, at Gene's Rootbeer.

USA Yesterday (Old sites around the USA) 

USA Yesterday (Old sites around the USA)

Great Old Road Photos. Some of Indiana.

Yuki Sushi Bar opens north of Greenwood 

Time to give Yuki Sushi Bar a chance. Located in the ethereal strip plaza that is Walmart Warbles Way at Stop10, Shelby and 31, next to the great big Chinese buffet snatch-n-grab, Yuki does not have a bathroom, that I could find.

But it does have some good sushi with fresh fish flown in daily. They adjusted the menu item I selected to include no crustaceans. It included generous portions of tuna, yellowtail, eel, and salmom, plus soup and salad. All very good, but the miso could use more miso.

Next time we need to try the Monday and Wednesday 1/2 price Sushi Happy Hour 5 to 8pm.


Thursday, June 09, 2005

Another good looking fryer. See these at the Indiana State Fair. Fried Bat on Stick. Posted by Hello

Me good buddy Gerk (&) when on a bat inventory safari at the Indianapolis Airport. Here he is seen banding the endangered bats so they will be easier to eat.
& is on the right.

Jeep: Are those special bat catching clothing you are wearing?

&: Those shorts are my normal Saturday night attire.

Jeep: What kind of flying meese are you after? What do you do with them when you are done studying them?

&: Those are Indiana Bats (Myotis sodalis). We're going to cook them in a stew (what did you think we were doing with them?). We're banding them and attaching radio transmitters so we can track where they are roosting and the distances they travel during the night.

Jeep: Well, thanks for your scientific expertise. I believe you will need to go home and wash up. Amby is wondering where you are.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Now an Update:
Newsline Muncie: Local Randolph County citizens hold rally at courthouse, 4000 sign petition to save courthouse.

And from our Oakland newsdesk, Morgan Jones:
Good to see you've been a posting mucho on the blog. I'm checking daily in my unemployment. "Meth Mouth" is a good one. We had that story, which originally came from a paper in Minnesota. I was proud to include it in the mag. Also followed the Randolph Courthouse dilemma with interest. I've seen that scenario play out many times. In Randolph's case, the historical society seems to have waited until the last second to get involved. But it's usually the historical societies that lead the successful pushes to save the court. Another difference in Randolph was this group of business "leaders"
called Stop Courthouse Annex Now. Seems like they convinced the county commissioners that their little group *was* the community and that their interests were pretty narrow, wanting only to save the foot traffic in front of a few shops. If they had been willing to compromise, I'm sure the architects could have and would have come up with a plan that did both. But from what I can tell, the shopkeepers just wanted to shitcan it. The fact is, building an annex is the most common strategy for saving a court while also upgrading the facility to make it efficient. When the "leaders" opposed the annex outright, they doomed the renovation.

Hope it's not too late for a wider community movement to swell up behind the historical society. Architects and commissioners actually tend to be very responsive, in my experience. It's just the only ones opening their mouths were $#!+heads.

And in Winchester, Indiana, out with the old, in with the new.
128 year old courthouse slated for wrecking ball.
Town council says "Ugly old building's just in the way of progress." A council member added that the city of Winchester is plain out of space, "With the overcrowding of Randolph County and the incredible building boom going in Winchester there is no way we could find another piece of property to put the new courthouse."


WINCHESTER, Ind. -- The 128-year-old Randolph County Courthouse will be demolished and replaced -- the first courthouse in Indiana razed since the 1970s, officials said.

County Commissioners voted 2-1 against renovating the three-story brick building and in favor of building one on the city's courthouse square. They spent a year discussing almost a dozen options before reaching the decision Monday.

Officials have not said how much a new building will cost or when demolition will begin.

The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana was planning a strategy to save the courthouse, one of the state's oldest, said executive vice president Tina Connor. The Cass County Courthouse was the last one in Indiana to be razed and replaced, according to the group.

About three dozen residents who opposed the move left the meeting after the vote, mumbling under their breath.

Read the rest of the story here in the Indy Star:

Winchester News: http://www.winchesternewsgazette.com/

Just found this site:

Has Indianapolis Ethnic Festivals listed.

Indianapolis Ethnic Foods, just found there website: http://www.indyethnicfood.com/

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Gillie Posted by Hello

Dave, the Captain to many, lost his father Tuesday.
Let's all think about our friend and his loss.

Robert E. Gillie
GILLIE, ROBERT E.: Funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling one hour prior to service.
Published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on 6/2/2005.


(Photo: tulip poplar leaves, dew covered, in a naturalized pasture at Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, Indiana)

Indy 500 Number 89, May 29, 2005 

Beer at Speedway Posted by Hello

Here are some photos from our trek to Speedway this year. Amy, Jim, Brian, Gerk and I road down Sunday at 8am. Loaded up with two luggage carts, beer, hibachi, grillins', etc. We went expecting the best Indy can offer: Beer bongs, Beer Cans, Beer Drunks. Pat and Chawny met up with us while I grilled.


More pics, don't mind the mislabelling.


After the race we went back to the ave. for some of A's Super Gumbo. MMmmmmm.



Coker Posted by Hello

Steve Lacy in action! Screen that Coker! See what our cat Dick thinks of Steve (Coker)! More pics here!

Steve Lacy has a show that opens tomorrow night. Read more here.

Opens June 3rd thru July 16th, 2005
Reception for the artists: Friday, June 3rd 6-9pm
Gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 11-5PM, & by private appt.
Contact: Linda Warren/Director

In Steve Lacy’s work, which he titles “Homemade Liberty: Tyranny and Mutation”, the artist gives us visual art to continue to explore with him his interest in “what happens when two or more disparate things come together for the first time.” Using text and image together, Lacy creates historical, social or formal juxtapositions. He believes it is from “initial meetings”, happening in “real” locations, that moments of self-recognition occur “where we are called upon to use our cognition to place ourselves in the situation at hand” and optimally rally an active response and instigate “one speedy little moment of challenge and truth.” The series of images presented in the gallery are an abstraction of the phenomenology of liberty.

Steve Lacy received his MA. in sculpture at Ball State University in 1997 and his MFA in performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He has been working and exhibiting collaboratively for the last ten years with various groups, including Academy Records where he showed amongst other places at the Museum of Contemporary Art in their series 12 X 12: New Artists/New Works. He has been the recipient of many grants and awards. Zach Taylor received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He has shown in venues throughout the Midwest and East Coast. This will mark his second exhibition at the gallery. Jonathan Waterbury attended The School of the Art Institute in Chicago as well, receiving a BFA in 1985 and an MFA in 1987. His works have been seen in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in Chicago and elsewhere over the years, and this is the first commercial showing of new work in over ten years. His studio is in Winston Salem North Carolina.

More here: http://www.lindawarrengallery.com/

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