“Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.” — Stephen King
CLOSE THAT BARN DOOR!
I understand movie theaters around the nation are now banning the wearing of masks.
I feel safer already.
Any Busty Woman Who Wears A Lincoln Mask Is Dangerous
Ronald Edward Santo enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.
Ron Santo & The Black Cat, September 9, 1969, Shea Stadium, New York City
My favorite baseball player of all time.
The bastards waited until he was dead to vote him in.
Here’s how I waste my time. How about you? Share your fave sites with us (via the comments section) and if we like them, we’ll include them — if not, we’ll ignore them.
❏ I Love Charts — Life as seen through charts.
❏ XKCD — “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
❏ Skepchick — Women scientists look at the world and the universe.
❏ Indexed — All the answers in graph form, on index cards.
❏ Flip Flop Fly Ball — Baseball as seen through infographics, haikus, song lyrics, and other odd communications devices.
❏ Mental Floss — Facts.
❏ Caps Off Please — Comics & fun.
❏ Sodaplay — Create your own models or play with other people’s models.
❏ Eat Sleep Draw — An endless stream of artwork submitted by an endless stream of people.
❏ Big Think — Tapping the brains of notable intellectuals for their opinions, predictions, and diagnoses.
❏ The Daily Puppy — So shoot me.
Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, games, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.
◗ Showers Plaza, City Hall — Farmers Market; 8pm
◗ Monroe County Public Library — Jill Bolte Taylor reads from “Miss Rumphius”; 11am-noon
Jill Bolte Taylor
◗ IU Wells-Metz Theatre — Musical, “You Can’t Take It with You”; 2pm
◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Oslo August 31″; 7pm
◗ IU Wells-Metz Theatre — “The Taming of the Shrew”; 7:30pm
◗ Cafe Django — Paul Kirk Quintet; 8pm
◗ IU Memorial Union — UB Films: “Dazed and Confused”; 8pm
Joan Shelley At The Bishop
◗ IU Woodburn Hall Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Oslo August 31″; 8pm
◗ The Player’s Pub — Gordon Bonham Blues Band; 8pm
◗ The Comedy Attic — Hannibal Buress; 8 & 10:30pm
◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting”; 8:45pm
◗ The Bluebird — Crooked County; 9pm
◗ The Root Cellar at Farm Bloomington — Oldies dance party, ’50s & ’60s music; 10pm
◗ The Bishop — Joan Shelley & the June Brides, Joe O’Connell, Andrew Iafrate; 8pm
◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center — Exhibits:
- John D. Shearer, “I’m Too Young For This @#!%”; through July 30th
- Claire Swallow, ‘Memoir”; through July 28th
- Dale Gardner, “Time Machine”; through July 28th
- Sarah Wain, “That Takes the Cake”; through July 28th
- Jessica Lucas & Alex Straiker, “Life Under the Lens — The Art of Microscopy”; through July 28th
◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibits:
- Qiao Xiaoguang, “Urban Landscape: A Selection of Papercuts” ; through August 12th
- “A Tribute to William Zimmerman,” wildlife artist; through September 9th
- Willi Baumeister, “Baumeister in Print”; through September 9th
- Annibale and Agostino Carracci, “The Bolognese School”; through September 16th
- “Contemporary Explorations: Paintings by Contemporary Native American Artists”; through October 14th
- David Hockney, “New Acquisitions”; through October 21st
- Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “Paragons of Filial Piety”; through fall semester 2012
- Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan, “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers”; through December 31st
- “French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century”; through December 31st
◗ IU SoFA Grunwald Gallery — Exhibits:
- Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show; through July 21st
- Bloomington Photography Club Annual Exhibition; July 27th through August 3rd
◗ IU Kinsey Institute Gallery — “Ephemeral Ink: Selections of Tattoo Art from the Kinsey Institute Collection”; through September 21st
◗ IU Lilly Library — Exhibit, “Translating the Canon: Building Special Collections in the 21st Century”; through September 1st
◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Closed for semester break
◗ Monroe County History Center — Exhibits:
- “What Is Your Quilting Story?”; through July 31st
- Photo exhibit, “Bloomington: Then and Now” by Bloomington Fading; through October 27th