“Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.” — Milan Kundera
KICK UP YOUR SHOES
We need easy to digest aphorisms, quotes, comments, and charts today. Which is code for: I’m too lazy to come up with original stuff.
It’s a glorious Saturday morning, with the Grant Street Jazz festival set to begin in a couple of hours. See GO!, below, for the the lineup. Today’s GO! is chock-full of things to do — it’s the best events listing in Bloomington, kiddies.
Summer, at last, is enjoyable — as opposed to the earthly hell it’s been for a few months now.
BTW: Woodstock wound down 43 years ago yesterday. Today would have been the anniversary of the most miserable cleanup imaginable.
So let’s be thankful we don’t have to fish missing car keys out of LSD-tainted mud.
Edward R. Murrow:
Here’s how I waste my time. How about you? Share your fave sites with us via the comments section. Just type in the name of the site, not the url; we’ll find them. If we like them, we’ll include them — if not, we’ll ignore them.
❏ I Love Charts — Life as seen through charts.
❏ XKCD — “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”
❏ Skepchick — Women scientists look at the world and the universe.
❏ Indexed — All the answers in graph form, on index cards.
❏ I Fucking Love Science — A Facebook community of science geeks.
❏ Present & Correct — Fun, compelling, gorgeous and/or scary graphic designs and visual creations throughout the years and from all over the world.
❏ Flip Flop Fly Ball — Baseball as seen through infographics, haikus, song lyrics, and other odd communications devices.
❏ Mental Floss — Facts.
❏ Sodaplay — Create your own models or play with other people’s models.
❏ Eat Sleep Draw — An endless stream of artwork submitted by an endless stream of people.
❏ Big Think — Tapping the brains of notable intellectuals for their opinions, predictions, and diagnoses.
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❏ The Daily Puppy — So shoot me.
Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, games, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
◗ Frank Southern Ice Arena — Bloomington Community Yard Sale; 8am
◗ City Hall, Showers Plaza — Farmers Market; 8am-1pm
◗ Monroe County Public Library — Basic Literacy Tutor Training, 1st of 4 sessions, call 812.349.3173 to register; 9:30am-1:30pm
◗ Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center — One-Day Retreat: Introuduction to Buddhist Philosophy in Daily Life, led by Ani Choekye; 10am-4:30pm
◗ City Hall, Showers Plaza — Community Volunteer Fair, +40 nonprofit organizations represented; 10am-1pm
◗ Monroe County Courthouse — Backstreet Missions Fundraiser: A Slice of Heaven, homemade pies; 11am-3pm
◗ First Church of God, Ellettsville — Classic Car Show; 1-4pm
◗ Grant Street between Kirkwood and 6th — Grant Street Jazz Festival, featuring:
Paul Kirk & Dave Bruker Duo
Craig Brenner Duo
Monika Herzig Trio featuring Janiece Jaffe
Jazz Fables led by David Miller
Postmodern Jazz Quartet led by Jeff Isaac
IU Jazz Faculty: Pat Harbison, Tom Walsh, Luke Gillespie, Jeremy Allen, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro;
◗ Trained Eye Arts — Writers Guild Social & open mic, potluck snacks & beverages, 3-minute readings of original writings; 3pm
◗ IU Cinema — Live action shorts from 2012 Seattle Children’s Film Festival; 3pm
◗ Housebar — End of Summer Gala, food, alcohol, live music:
Jerome and the Psychics
◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series, “The Well Digger’s Daughter”; 6:45pm
◗ IU Cinema — Film: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; 7pm
◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, Nashville — Travis Creek; 7-9pm
◗ Max’s Place — Suzette Weakley, Broken Fences; 7-9pm
◗ IU Wells-Metz Theatre — Drama, “Solana”; 7:30pm
◗ Brown County Playhouse, Nashville — Dave England & the Haters, Forest Gras Experience; 7:30pm
◗ IU Woodburn Hall Theater — Ryder Film Series, “The Pigeoneers”; 8pm
◗ The Comedy Attic — Nick Griffin; 8pm
◗ Bear’s Place — Williams & Company; 8pm
◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series, “Polisse”; 8:45pm
◗ Max’s Place — Honey Locusts; 9-11pm
◗ The Bluebird — Dot Dot Dot; 9pm
◗ The Bishop — Bobby Bare Jr., Prayer Breakfast; 9:30pm\
◗ Muddy Boots Cafe, Nashville — Cootie; 9:30-11:30pm
◗ The Root Cellar at Farm Bloomington — Oldies Night: Elvis, Beatles & Stones Dance Party; 10pm
◗ The Comedy Attic — Nick Griffin; 10:30pm
◗ Max’s Place — Carpenter & Clerk; 11pm
◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center — Exhibits:
“40 Years of Artists from Pygmalion’s”; through September 1st
◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibits:
“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 Gallery — Exhibits:
Coming — Media Life; August 24th through September 15th
Coming — Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture; August 24th through September 15th