Hands Up; Hands Off!
How weird is this country?
This weird: In Georgia, you can carry your artillery around with you into schools and government buildings. You can be as armed as the bastard child of Annie Oakley and John Wayne even when you stop off at the Chick-fil-a. If you’re loaded down with guns so much that your knees buckle, it’s cool. But you can’t buy a vibrator unless you have a prescription and many doctors are loath to write scrips for something (they feel) is so trivial.
Glock (l) & Dolly Dolphin (r)
Remember kiddies: Guns, good; sex, bad.
The Cirkut camera was patented in 1904. It allowed photogs to shoot super-wide-angle pictures, even 360-degree still scenes. WTIU has been presenting a series, Memory Chain, featuring historical pix taken by the rotating camera, as well as other compelling shots. Our town’s Tom Roznowski narrates and writes the series, a part of the public TV station’s Weekly Special program.
Have you caught Memory Chain yet? If not, here’s a taste:
The Weekly Special airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 10:30am. Tom’s voice and take are perfect for the presentation of these images of Hoosiers from a hundred years ago.
For more Cirkut camera images, check out America by the Yard: Cirkut Camera Images from the Early Twentieth Century, published by WW Norton. Some Cirkut cam pix were five feet wide.
Thankfully there’s no evidence that Cirkut cam images exist of funny cats or You won’t believe what happens next… click bait.
Speaking of B-town musicians, Carrie Newcomer stopped by the Book Corner yesterday and reminded one and all that she’ll be doing a special show, Saturday evening, October 11, 2014, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater.
I’d cop my tix now if I were you.
Campus cops around the nation may think they’re prepping rape victims for the rigors of potential trials by challenging their every statement during initial interviews but to many female students this third degree only makes them not want to report the crime.
One cop in New York explains, “For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bullshit.”
The quote’s from a piece in Aljazeera America on the college rape crisis.
The cop doesn’t explain how he knows fully 95 percent of rape claims are “bullshit.”
Rape (Image from The Guardian)
Even though we’d like to think of ourselves as enlightened regarding violence against women, too many ⎯⎯ far too many ⎯⎯ people still want to put the onus on the victim because, well, they just don’t get rape.
Some people think way, way, way too much about homosexuality.
Rep Charles Van Zant (R-Florida, left) Is Obsessed (Click Image For Story)