Monday, June 27, 2011

Poltergeist: IUPUI

I mentioned the existence of the "Plague Cemetery" to Tam at the BlogMeet yesterday as the marker is quite near the Dental School where she's been spending some time. I get the feeling that there's a lot of dead people underneath the IUPUI campus.

It reminds me of the Men's Hostel of the Central Hindi Institute in Agra, India, where I spent a school year back in the 70's. Rumor had it that it was built on a Muslim graveyard and that the maalii (gardener) was regularly disinterring bits of bone. A friend and fellow student even claimed to have confronted a pret (ghost) on the roof.

Monday WTF?

Oh Baby!

h/t The Gateway Pundit

Friday, June 17, 2011

Today's Episode of "Dirty Little Hoosier Politicians"

Is Ballard Adminstration Lying to the Public About the Price of the Broad Ripple Parking Garage?
Ogden asks:
According to news reports, the new 350 space Broad Ripple parking garage, to be located at the southwest corner of College and Broad Ripple Avenues, is to cost $15 million. Of that $15 million, the City of Indianapolis is paying $6.35 million, or approximately 42%. But will the garage really cost $15 million to construct?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Today's WTF?

Man with dead weasel accused of assault

You can't make this shit up:
Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today's Book Club

Mommy Has A Tattoo
Mommy Has A Tattoo tells the story of a little boy named James, who is afraid of his tattooed neighbor until he discovers that his own mother has a tattoo as well.
Not as popular as "Mommy Has A Piercing," though.

Today's IUPUI Crime Report

06/08/11, 1100 - 1154
11000629 Larceny
Mildred Drive

An employee reported the theft of her clutch person from her vehicle.
Hmmm. Must be a very clingy sort of woman.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Today's Only Ones: Compliance Regardless Of Age

I have little remaining respect for the police. Reports such as this:

10-year-old boy gets ticket for not wearing seat belt properly

reflect activity that is the norm, not the exception. I'm not going to recite the mantra, "99.9% of the cops are hard-working servants of the public and are there to protect and serve." That's bullshit. Most are there to earn a paycheck for the job of maintaining order and performing revenue enhancement for the municipalities they work for. If they can get some bullying in on the side, all the better for the self-image.

Ask yourself this: If (or when) the government decides to completely throw out the Constitution and strip us of ALL our rights, whose side will the cops be on? Hmmmm?

Today's "Don't Do As I Do. . ."

What would Michelle say? President Obama wolfs down TWO chili dogs and fries... the day after his wife unveils new dietary guide
The First Lady is renowned for her toned arms and vegetable patch. . .
-shudder- Nope. Not going there. Ever.