“I think we ought to move tanks, the whole goddamned thing. Put a division in there, if necessary. It’s time for action on it. If some Indians get shot, that’s too goddamned bad. If some Americans get shot, that too bad, too.” — Richard M. Nixon on the Wounded Knee protest, 1973.
A LIFE: JULY 19, 1922 — OCTOBER 21, 2012
PUBLIC BROADCASTING’S NEWEST STAR
I had a chat with one of the big shots from the shakedown department at a large Midwest NPR station this past week.
This person said the station had just completed its fall fund drive and it was a smash this year.
The station, according to the nabob, breezed way past its fundraising goal.
“Hmm, why do you suppose?” I asked.
“Oh, simple,” the person said. “The minute Mitt Romney started talking about Big Bird the calls started coming in. And this was even before the fund drive began.”
Fundraisers: Ray Magliozzi, Mitt Romney, & Tom Magliozzi
LOVE AND MARRIAGE
As you know, plaster saints from coast to coast can hardly pray themselves to sleep at night for fear that gay marriage will be imposed upon them tomorrow morning.
Because, you know, all heterosexual marriages will be declared null and void and everyone will be compelled to marry and get naked with a member of their own gender. I wonder who my government-mandated new spouse will be. Pat Murphy?
Murph & Big Mike: Dear God, Please, No
Yeesh, no wonder the pious of this holy land are petrified.
Anyway, they’re fighting gay marriage like the deranged tigers they are. For instance, the town of Springfield, Missouri, this summer considered adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its boilerplate human rights ordinance. Natch, the righteous of Springfield started quaking and hollering that the world was hurtling toward hell.
The Springfield City Council held hearings during which the public was allowed to comment on the whole shebang. Some pastor got up and began railing about “the word of god” and “the immorality and lawlessness that will be characteristic of the last days.”
He went on to say…, oh, just watch it.
Hehehe. Neat, huh?
By the way, Springfield’s official nickname is “The Queen City of the Ozarks.”
Is there any need for comedy writers anymore?
The only events listings you need in Bloomington.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — 3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Semi-finals of competition; 10am-1pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Sweeney Hall — 3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Youth competition; 10am-3pm
CLASS ◗ Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery — Introductory Course on Buddhism; 10am
STUDIO TOUR ◗ Brown County, various locations — The Backroads of Brown County Studio Tour, free, self-guided tour of 16 local artists’ & craftspersons’ studios; 10am-5pm, through October
SPORTS ◗ IU Field Hockey Complex — Hoosier women’s field hockey vs. Villanova; Noon
SPORTS ◗ IU Bill Armstrong Stadium — Hoosier women’s soccer vs. Wisconsin; 1pm
HALLOWE’EN ◗ Haunted Hayride & Stables — Friendly hayrides; 1-7pm
FILM ◗ Buskirk Chumley Theater — Dark Carnival Film Festival: Schedule:
- Screening Series 4: “Mother Died,” “Chompers,” “Shine,” “Roman’s Ark,” “Harsh Light of Day“; 1:30-3:30pm
- Screening Series 5: “Lovebug,” “Weight of Emptyness,” “Firelight,” TBA feature: 3:45-6pm
OPERA ◗ IU Musical Arts Center — “The Merry Widow“; 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Curator’s Tour of “The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey“; 2pm
STAGE ◗ Brown County Playhouse, Nashville — Drama, “Last Train to Nibroc“; 2pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall — Doctoral Recital: Joni Chan; 2pm
FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Detropia“; 3pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Sweeney Hall — 3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Master Class, Martha Masters; 3-5pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — Senior Recital, Daniel Herrick on tuba; 3pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall — Faculty/Student Recital, Emile Naomoff & Kajeng Wong on piano; 4pm
MUSIC ◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, Nashville — David Sisson; 5-7pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — Junior Recital, John Cooksey, baritone; 5pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall — 3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Finals of competition; 5:30-7pm
MUSIC & BENEFIT ◗ The Player’s Pub — Salaam, For Middle Way House; 6pm
FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Unprecedented: The 200 Presidential Election“; 6:30pm
FILM ◗ Bear’s Place — Ryder Film Series: “Side by Side”; 9pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — Octubafest, Daniel Perantoni, director; 7pm
STAGE ◗ Bloomington Playwrights Project — Ike & Julie Arnov PlayOffs, Writers, directors, & actors stage original mini-plays using themes, props, and single lines given to them 24 hours previously, Mayor Mark Kruzan will open the proceedings; 7:30pm
MUSIC ◗ The Bluebird — Drive-By-Truckers; 8pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — 3rd Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival & Competition, Guest Recital, Edoardo Catemario; 8pm
MUSIC ◗ The Bishop — Brainstorm, The Kickback, Mid-American; 9pm
ART ◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibits:
- “New Acquisitions,” David Hockney; through October 21st
- “Paragons of Filial Piety,” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi; through December 31st
- “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers,” by Julia Margaret, Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan; through December 31st
- “French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century;” through December 31st
- Celebration of Cuban Art & Film: Pop-art by Joe Tilson; through December 31st
- “Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China’s Minority Nationalities“; through December 23rd
- “Workers of the World, Unite!” through December 31st
- “Embracing Nature,” by Barry Gealt; through December 23rd
- “Pioneers & Exiles: German Expressionism,” through December 23rd
ART ◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center — Exhibits:
- “Ab-Fab — Extreme Quilting,” by Sandy Hill; October 5th through October 27th
- “Street View — Bloomington Scenes,” by Tom Rhea; October 5th through October 27th
- “From the Heartwoods,” by James Alexander Thom; October 5th through October 27th
- “The Spaces in Between,” by Ellen Starr Lyon; October 5th through October 27th
ART ◗ IU SoFA Grunwald Gallery — Exhibit:
- Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf; through November 16th
- Small Is Big; Through November 16th
ART ◗ IU Kinsey Institute Gallery — Exhibits:
- “A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners;” through December 20th
- “Gender Expressions;” through December 20th
PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Exhibit:
- “CUBAmistad” photos
ART ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Exhibits:
- “¡Cuba Si! Posters from the Revolution: 1960s and 1970s”
- “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
- “Thoughts, Things, and Theories… What Is Culture?”
- “Picturing Archaeology”
- “Personal Accents: Accessories from Around the World”
- “Blended Harmonies: Music and Religion in Nepal”
- “The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey through Mid-century America”
- “TOYing with Ideas”
- “Living Heritage: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia”
- “On a Wing and a Prayer”
BOOKS ◗ IU Lilly Library — Exhibit:
- “Outsiders and Others: Arkham House, Weird Fiction, and the Legacy of HP Lovecraft;” through November 1st
- “A World of Puzzles,” selections from the Slocum Puzzle Collection
PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ Soup’s On — Exhibit:
- Celebration of Cuban Art & Culture: “CUBAmistad photos; through October
PHOTOGRAPHY ◗ Monroe County History Center — Exhibit:
- “Bloomington: Then and Now,” presented by Bloomington Fading; through October 27th
ARTIFACTS ◗ Monroe County History Center — Exhibits:
- Doctors & Dentists: A Look into the Monroe County Medical Professions
- What Is Your Quilting Story?
- Garden Glamour: Floral Fashion Frenzy
- Bloomington Then & Now
- World War II Uniforms
- Limestone Industry in Monroe County