Hot Air: Taken For A Ride

Stay Healthy — You Have No Choice

A guy I know has had some medical problems of late. He’s reasonably okay now, meaning he’s not about to drop dead.

He almost did, though, when he opened a bill that came in the mail. See, he’d had to take four ambulance rides in the last few weeks. The total cost? North of $7500.

America. The land were most people can’t afford to get sick.

One-Upsmen

President Gag and Kim Jong-un just played each other like cheap fiddles. Kim was hemming and hawing, keeping Li’l Duce and this holy land dangling while he publicly wondered if he should meet the American president next month. That was his gambit to keep his opponent off balance. P. Gag, not to be outdone, simply blew the whole thing up this AM when the White House announced the US/N. Korea summit is now kaput.

Heads, I win; tails, you lose.

What? You expected something more from the world’s two most idiotic leaders?

Crime On His Hands

Tonight’s Big Talk guest will be bestselling mystery/crime novelist Michael Koryta. His latest opus, How It Happened, was released this month and was inspired by a local event that happened when Koryta was 17 years old — the disappearance and murder of Indiana University student Jill Behrman.

Find out how the Behrman case ties in with Koryta’s latest today at 5:30pm on WFHB, 91.3 FM. As always, I’ll have the podcast links here tomorrow.

Hey, Get Some Cultcha!

Clear your calendars for the Bloomington Open Studios Tour two weekends from now. Some 14 local artists’ll open their doors to the public to show you that they actually do work, be it in oil, clay, metal, emulsion, or what the hell ever medium they’re wedded to, Saturday and Sunday, June 9th & 10th.

Click on the link, babies, for all the dope you’ll need.

And don’t forget the big Fourth & Rogers Block Party and magazine release bash a week from tomorrow, Friday, June 1st, 5-9pm, in and around the I Fell Gallery. The Limestone Post is celebrating the release of its first print special edition “A Sense of Place,” in which the proprietor of this very global communications colossus upon which your eyes are presently affixed has two — count ’em, two! — articles dealing with the history of this growing megalopolis.

BTW: You can cop your copy of “A Sense of Place” at the Book Corner, beginning Friday morning, June 1st. Remember when Mad magazine’s tagline used to be 75¢ — Cheap!? Well, ASOP, will cost you $7.50, still cheap when inflation is factored in.

The whole shebang is tied in with June’s First Friday gallery walk, with the brand new FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery complex opening up at that intersection, across the street from the I Fell.

And, y’know, you can grab some Rainbow Bakery sweets while you’re hanging around the 4th & Rogers intersection. I call the whole evening a win-win-win-win proposition.

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