The Pencil Today:

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“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.

Thank god!

At last!

I feel safer already.

Any Busty Woman Who Wears A Lincoln Mask Is Dangerous

SANTO

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 ChartsLife as seen through charts.

I Love Charts

XKCD — “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”

SkepchickWomen scientists look at the world and the universe.

IndexedAll the answers in graph form, on index cards.

Flip Flop Fly BallBaseball as seen through infographics, haikus, song lyrics, and other odd communications devices.

Mental FlossFacts.

Caps Off PleaseComics & fun.

Caps Off Please

SodaplayCreate your own models or play with other people’s models.

Eat Sleep DrawAn endless stream of artwork submitted by an endless stream of people.

Big ThinkTapping the brains of notable intellectuals for their opinions, predictions, and diagnoses.

The Daily PuppySo shoot me.

Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, games, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.

Showers Plaza, City HallFarmers Market; 8pm

Monroe County Public LibraryJill Bolte Taylor reads from “Miss Rumphius”; 11am-noon

Jill Bolte Taylor

◗ IU Wells-Metz TheatreMusical, “You Can’t Take It with You”; 2pm

◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Oslo August 31”; 7pm

◗ IU Wells-Metz Theatre“The Taming of the Shrew”; 7:30pm

Cafe DjangoPaul Kirk Quintet; 8pm

◗ IU Memorial UnionUB Films: “Dazed and Confused”; 8pm

Joan Shelley At The Bishop

◗ IU Woodburn Hall Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Oslo August 31”; 8pm

The Player’s PubGordon Bonham Blues Band; 8pm

The Comedy AtticHannibal Buress; 8 & 10:30pm

◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting”; 8:45pm

The BluebirdCrooked County; 9pm

The Root Cellar at Farm Bloomington — Oldies dance party, ’50s & ’60s music; 10pm

The BishopJoan Shelley & the June Brides, Joe O’Connell, Andrew Iafrate; 8pm

Ongoing:

◗ Ivy Tech Waldron CenterExhibits:

  • 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 MuseumExhibits:

  • 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 GalleryExhibits:

  • 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 LibraryExhibit, “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

One thought on “The Pencil Today:

  1. Dammit, Mikey! Your site won’t let me leave URLS for my funnest web spots.

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