“It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.” — Rod Serling
KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON Bear with me kiddies. I’m in a big hurry this morning; there’s only time to put up the event listings right now. I’ll get around to my daily blather ASAP.
DO YOUR DUTY
I’m wearing my “I Voted Today!” sticker on my shirt as I type this.
Had to go pay a parking ticket at City Hall and happened to pass the Curry Building on 7th Street. I figured, hell, may as well pop in and vote. As long as I have to pay some hard-earned cash to the government, it makes sense that I participate in the electoral process as well.
You know, the way Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Citigroup, and Lockheed-Martin do. Only their dough goes a lot further. They own much of the Senate and the House.
Me? I probably only own one of Shelli Yoder‘s old dishwashing sponges.
What Twenty Bucks’ll Get You In The Lobbies Of Congress Nowadays
Anyway, go vote.
“WHAT DID RUDY GIULIANI EAT FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING?”*
I hate to burst the Republicans’ bubble (no, let me amend that: I love to burst the Republicans’ bubble) but Mitt Romney and his pal Rudy Giuliani calling Barack Obama’s mentioning of the successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout a year ago “playing politics” is a bit disingenuous, no?
Come now, boys, Rudy baby was all washed up in politics the day before 9/11 happened. New Yorkers couldn’t wait to be rid of him.
“Put Your Mask On! (And Vote For Me.)”
Then the planes hit the Twin Towers and Giuliani was caught on videotape emphatically telling someone off-screen to put their mask on and next thing you know he’s a presidential candidate.
That, my friends, is politics.
(*Answer to the smart-assed joke circulating during the 2008 presidential campaign: “The World Trade Center — he didn’t have anything else.”)
WELL, J SCHOOL IS FOR LEARNING
Not to make light of the untimely passing of an IU student Friday, but the IDS headline for the story about Julian Eisner’s death is a tad, shall we say, clumsy.
It reads more like a hostage threat in an al Qaeda daily paper than anything else.
Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
◗ Monroe County Public Library — Exhibit, “Muse Whisperings,” water color paintings done by residents of Sterling House; through May 31st, 9am-9pm
◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Exhibits, “Blended Harmonies: Music and Religion in Nepal”; through July 1st — “Esse Quam Videri (To Be, Rather than To Be Seen): Muslim Self Portraits; through June 17th — “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”; through July 1st, 9am-4:30pm
From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web
◗ Twin Lakes Recreation Center — Senior Expo, health fair, free screenings; 10am
◗ IU Grunwald (SOFA) Gallery — MFA & BFA Thesis 3 exhibitions; through May 5th, Noon
◗ IU Kinsey Institute Gallery — Exhibit, “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze”; through June 29th, 1:30-5pm
◗ Monroe County History Center — Presentation, “Pajama Genealogy,” genealogist Randi Richardson speaks about doing genealogy at home; 2pm
◗ IU Cinema — Student short films; 6:30pm
◗ Ivy Tech, Daniels Way, Lamkin Hall — 1st annual Food Flix international cooking video awards; 6:30pm
◗ Monroe County Public Library — Center for Sustainable Living discussion, “How to Bicycle to Work and Still Look Great: Tips & Tricks”; 7-8pm
Bike To Work In Style!
◗ Bear’s Place — Americana jam; 7pm
◗ Max’s Place — Open mic; 8pm
◗ Harmony School — Contra Dancing, hosted by Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group, beginners welcome; 8-10:30pm
◗ IU Kirkwood Observatory — Public night sky viewing, rain or shine; 9pm
◗ The Bishop — Spirit of ’68 Presents: Retribution Gospel Choir; 9pm
◗ IU Cinema — Indiana Filmmakers Network presents Made in Bloomington film and video; 9;30pm
◗ Uncle Elizabeth’s — BoP; 10pm & midnight
◗ Jake’s Nightclub — Battle of the bands; 10pm
◗ Vintage Phoenix Comic Books — Listening party, “The Best Show on WFMU”; 9pm-midnight
◗ IU Cinema — Indiana Filmmakers Network Short Films: Made in Bloomington; 9:30pm
◗ Rachael’s Cafe — Wringer, Arms Aloft; 10pm