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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Hoosier Man who survived 0.552% blood-alcohol level was .................... arrested again   (suntimes.com) divider line 54
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2012-04-10 01:08:10 PM
What Would Henry Earl Do?
 
2012-04-10 01:08:51 PM
Alcohol. It is trying to kill you.
 
2012-04-10 01:10:50 PM
I'm a Hoosier and I'm getting a kick.... There really isn't much to do in Indiana, outside of Indy and Bloomington, from my experience.
 
2012-04-10 01:11:08 PM
At least he's not a quitter
 
2012-04-10 01:11:44 PM
Wasn't this exactly the same situation as the first time?

Except he quit early...only .297 this time.
 
2012-04-10 01:14:34 PM
Well, you can't stop cold turkey. Look what happened to Amy Winehouse. He seems to be on a safe road to recovery.
 
2012-04-10 01:16:48 PM
just imagine the hangover one would have after a night of .552 bbc.
 
2012-04-10 01:20:06 PM

somerandomfarkchickgroupie: I'm a Hoosier and I'm getting a kick.... There really isn't much to do in Indiana, outside of Indy and Bloomington, from my experience.


What about West Laf -- haha, sorry, can't say that with a straight face.

/3 family members went to Purdue
//not much goin' on there either
 
2012-04-10 01:22:20 PM
In case he forgets, Doug has been on the roof the whole time.
 
2012-04-10 01:27:02 PM
forteblast: Haha! I did my undergrad there. It wasn't too bad for a few years, but dang Bloomington is far better!!
 
2012-04-10 01:27:24 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7041994/76124839#c76124839" target="_blank">forteblast</a>:</b> <i>somerandomfarkchickgroupie: I'm a Hoosier and I'm getting a kick.... There really isn't much to do in Indiana, outside of Indy and Bloomington, from my experience.

What about West Laf -- haha, sorry, can't say that with a straight face.

/3 family members went to Purdue
//not much goin' on there either</i>

Isn't that place a swamp?

And little 5 in two weeks in the Btown
 
2012-04-10 01:31:30 PM
I was expecting

...............................................AWESOME!
 
2012-04-10 01:32:48 PM
What is it with hoosiers? They get to a measly 0.552% blood-alcohol level and then just stop drinking, like they're finished or something? What a wuss.
 
2012-04-10 01:33:34 PM
.556% seems a bit low. Even gas station beer has 3.2%
 
2012-04-10 01:35:43 PM
Ahh The Region, my home sweet home. Someone had a hell of a Dyngus day celebration that's all I can say.
 
2012-04-10 01:39:54 PM
Was it Dennis Hopper?
 
2012-04-10 01:43:36 PM
A light weight for a Hoosier.
 
2012-04-10 01:45:05 PM
There is TONS to do in indianapolis! It's just on a much smaller scale than your bigger towns. You have to go looking for it. But I see a play/musical at least once a month, i go to several indians games a year, a colts game or two. parades & festivals. the museums are nice and very fairly priced. fall is a GREAT time to find extra festivals going on, orchards and such. And having great friends makes it even easier to find fun things to do.
Bloomington is an armpit.
Most college towns have little to offer other than alcohol/bars.
There IS culture in Indianapolis, you just have to work to find it.
 
2012-04-10 01:50:59 PM
I had a .5somthin once. I dont remember it but thats what they told me. My "friends" got $600 worth of booze down my throat in Nawlins. Banned from that marriot for life.
 
2012-04-10 01:52:03 PM
A .297? I bet a pro like that could actually function pretty well at that point.
 
2012-04-10 01:56:03 PM
Well, of course he has reason to binge drink. He lives in Indiana.
 
2012-04-10 02:10:39 PM

somerandomfarkchickgroupie: I'm a Hoosier and I'm getting a kick.... There really isn't much to do in Indiana, outside of Indy and Bloomington, from my experience.


fortunately, i live in Indy. Went to school at ball state. Muncie had its moments.
 
2012-04-10 02:10:56 PM
Only two things come from Indiana...

Indianapolis Colts
Marching Bands
 
2012-04-10 02:14:47 PM
Personally, I don't think much of Hoosiers neither.

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-04-10 02:22:17 PM

MomUdLikeToFark: There is TONS to do in indianapolis! It's just on a much smaller scale than your bigger towns. You have to go looking for it. But I see a play/musical at least once a month, i go to several indians games a year, a colts game or two. parades & festivals. the museums are nice and very fairly priced. fall is a GREAT time to find extra festivals going on, orchards and such. And having great friends makes it even easier to find fun things to do.
Bloomington is an armpit.
Most college towns have little to offer other than alcohol/bars.
There IS culture in Indianapolis, you just have to work to find it.


"Friends of Bob" concerts in Lafayette tend to be good. The artists tend to be the folks respected by others in their art, but not so much the American charts.

Going from the Sydney Opera House to West Lafayette, Indiana is probably still a downer.
 
2012-04-10 02:28:51 PM
part-timer....
 
2012-04-10 02:30:04 PM
*sigh*

What's his Fark handle?

/oblig
 
2012-04-10 02:32:12 PM

somerandomfarkchickgroupie: I'm a Hoosier and I'm getting a kick.... There really isn't much to do in Indiana, outside of Indy and Bloomington, from my experience.


Howdy fellow Bloomingtonian!
 
2012-04-10 02:47:24 PM

MomUdLikeToFark: Most college towns have little to offer other than alcohol/bars.


And Lafayette has Mosey down Main every summer with live bands. It was pretty cool. All the businesses stayed open late on main street.

forteblast: /3 family members went to Purdue
//not much goin' on there either


I thought the same thing and then I decided to actually see what I could do through the University. Almost all the clubs don't care if you're a purdue student. So I learned to swing dance last year. I've gone climbing and backpacking with the Purdue Outing Club.

Convocations doesn't always have great stuff but Cosby, Blue Man Group, Stomp, are all shows I've seen.

Long theater down town had Ralphie May and usually has events every weekend. Lafayette Theater puts on old movies like Blues Brothers, Big Lebowski, and they also serve alcohol.

Or you could just go to Harry's and open a tab and do nothing.
 
2012-04-10 02:48:58 PM
Any of you Bloomies going to the tweed bike ride thingy on Saturday? I live in E-ville but there's jack squat to do here, so I'm thinking about making a day trip. Maybe get some cookies at Baked while I'm up there.
 
2012-04-10 02:50:47 PM
www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2012-04-10 02:55:16 PM

MomUdLikeToFark: There is TONS to do in indianapolis! It's just on a much smaller scale than your bigger towns. You have to go looking for it. But I see a play/musical at least once a month, i go to several indians games a year, a colts game or two. parades & festivals. the museums are nice and very fairly priced. fall is a GREAT time to find extra festivals going on, orchards and such. And having great friends makes it even easier to find fun things to do.
Bloomington is an armpit.
Most college towns have little to offer other than alcohol/bars.
There IS culture in Indianapolis, you just have to work to find it.


Jacobs School of Music has a lot of great orchestras and symphonies down to play. There are usually quite a few good plays and events that go on at the IU auditorium too
 
2012-04-10 02:56:24 PM
At what point does it occur to us that police are inflating BAC numbers?
 
2012-04-10 03:00:17 PM
A true top fueler.
 
2012-04-10 03:07:20 PM
I'd have to have a BAC of 0.552 to tolerate Indiana.
 
2012-04-10 03:08:11 PM
imnotadoctor

Personally, I don't think much of Hoosiers neither.



HA!
 
2012-04-10 03:13:39 PM
Thomas E. Murray carefully analyzed the use of "hoosier" in St. Louis, Missouri, where it is the favorite epithet of abuse. "When asked what a Hoosier is," Murray writes, "St. Louisans readily list a number of defining characteristics, among which are 'lazy,' 'slow-moving,' 'derelict,' and 'irresponsible.'" He continues, "Few epithets in St. Louis carry the pejorative connotations or the potential for eliciting negative responses that hoosier does." He conducted tests and interviews across lines of age and race and tabulated the results. He found the term ecumenically applied. He also noted the word was often used with a modifier, almost redundantly, as in "some damn Hoosier."

In a separate section Murray speaks of the history of the word and cites Baker and Carmony (1975) and speculates on why Hoosier (in Indiana a "neutral or, more often, positive" term) should remain "alive and well in St. Louis, occupying as it does the honored position of being the city's number one term of derogation." A radio broadcast took up where Murray left off. During the program Fresh Air, Geoffrey Nunberg, a language commentator, answered questions about regional nicknames. He cited Elaine Viets, a Post-Dispatch columnist (also quoted by Paul Dickson), as saying that in St. Louis a "Hoosier is a low-life redneck, somebody you can recognize because they have a car on concrete blocks in their front yard and are likely to have just shot their wife who may also be their sister."
-Jeffrey Graff, The Word Hoosier
 
2012-04-10 03:39:20 PM

Jake Havechek: Thomas E. Murray carefully analyzed the use of "hoosier" in St. Louis, Missouri, where it is the favorite epithet of abuse. "When asked what a Hoosier is," Murray writes, "St. Louisans readily list a number of defining characteristics, among which are 'lazy,' 'slow-moving,' 'derelict,' and 'irresponsible.'" He continues, "Few epithets in St. Louis carry the pejorative connotations or the potential for eliciting negative responses that hoosier does." He conducted tests and interviews across lines of age and race and tabulated the results. He found the term ecumenically applied. He also noted the word was often used with a modifier, almost redundantly, as in "some damn Hoosier."

In a separate section Murray speaks of the history of the word and cites Baker and Carmony (1975) and speculates on why Hoosier (in Indiana a "neutral or, more often, positive" term) should remain "alive and well in St. Louis, occupying as it does the honored position of being the city's number one term of derogation." A radio broadcast took up where Murray left off. During the program Fresh Air, Geoffrey Nunberg, a language commentator, answered questions about regional nicknames. He cited Elaine Viets, a Post-Dispatch columnist (also quoted by Paul Dickson), as saying that in St. Louis a "Hoosier is a low-life redneck, somebody you can recognize because they have a car on concrete blocks in their front yard and are likely to have just shot their wife who may also be their sister."
-Jeffrey Graff, The Word Hoosier


As a former resident of Indiana who lives in St.Louis, I find that the people who like to use the word Hoosier as a derogatory term are usually not far from the definition themselves.

Of course, st. Louis is certainly such an open minded town. Their main source of judgement about new people is where one attended high school.

There are those, mind, who buck the trend. I appreciate them greatly.
 
2012-04-10 03:43:55 PM

MomUdLikeToFark: There is TONS to do in indianapolis! It's just on a much smaller scale than your bigger towns. You have to go looking for it. But I see a play/musical at least once a month, i go to several indians games a year, a colts game or two. parades & festivals. the museums are nice and very fairly priced. fall is a GREAT time to find extra festivals going on, orchards and such. And having great friends makes it even easier to find fun things to do.
Bloomington is an armpit.
Most college towns have little to offer other than alcohol/bars.
There IS culture in Indianapolis, you just have to work to find it.


I agree. I head down to Indy about once a year and have always enjoy it.
 
2012-04-10 03:48:58 PM
DemonEater:
Why hello there!

MomUdLikeToFark: And I'm sorry you feel that way. I go to a concert at least once a week. We get some ridiculously good music acts down here, and they are usually walking distance from downtown. A lot of my Indy people love coming down here for shows and to find decent ethnic restaurants. Where is there good Indian in Indy? We have yet to find it. Whereas down here we have Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, Ethiopian, ect. And most of them are on 4th street. We also get some amazing plays and musicals. If work didn't get in the way and I had the money I could easily go out every night and do something completely new and different. Without having to fight traffic and drive 30 minutes across town. Check it out sometime!!
 
2012-04-10 03:50:54 PM

Jake Havechek: Thomas E. Murray carefully analyzed the use of "hoosier" in St. Louis, Missouri, where it is the favorite epithet of abuse. "When asked what a Hoosier is," Murray writes, "St. Louisans readily list a number of defining characteristics, among which are 'lazy,' 'slow-moving,' 'derelict,' and 'irresponsible.'" He continues, "Few epithets in St. Louis carry the pejorative connotations or the potential for eliciting negative responses that hoosier does." He conducted tests and interviews across lines of age and race and tabulated the results. He found the term ecumenically applied. He also noted the word was often used with a modifier, almost redundantly, as in "some damn Hoosier."

In a separate section Murray speaks of the history of the word and cites Baker and Carmony (1975) and speculates on why Hoosier (in Indiana a "neutral or, more often, positive" term) should remain "alive and well in St. Louis, occupying as it does the honored position of being the city's number one term of derogation." A radio broadcast took up where Murray left off. During the program Fresh Air, Geoffrey Nunberg, a language commentator, answered questions about regional nicknames. He cited Elaine Viets, a Post-Dispatch columnist (also quoted by Paul Dickson), as saying that in St. Louis a "Hoosier is a low-life redneck, somebody you can recognize because they have a car on concrete blocks in their front yard and are likely to have just shot their wife who may also be their sister."
-Jeffrey Graff, The Word Hoosier



Hoosier, engaged to a St. Louis native, getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-04-10 04:00:42 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: Was it Dennis Hopper?


My thought exactly. We can now expect his son to commit some hard fouls and start a fight.
 
2012-04-10 04:02:16 PM

Taikoluigi: Only two things come from Indiana...

Indianapolis Colts
Marching Bands


add
Popcorn
Letterman
and the Smell of Gary
 
2012-04-10 04:02:55 PM
What's a Hoosier?
 
2012-04-10 04:11:38 PM
I'm sure he got that alcohol at either Northside Tap or Franklin House. Everybody in Valparaiso has had a bit too much to drink at one of them at least once in their life.
 
2012-04-10 04:16:30 PM

Tricky Chicken: Taikoluigi: Only two things come from Indiana...

Indianapolis Colts
Marching Bands

add
Popcorn
Letterman
and the Smell of Gary and Terre Haute


FTFY

/worse stretch of I-70 in the state
 
2012-04-10 04:23:02 PM

Current Resident: *sigh*

What's his Fark handle?

/oblig


Came for this.

/it got a little messy
 
2012-04-10 04:34:36 PM

redmid17: Tricky Chicken: Taikoluigi: Only two things come from Indiana...

Indianapolis Colts
Marching Bands

add
Popcorn
Letterman
and the Smell of Gary and Terre Haute

FTFY

/worse stretch of I-70 in the state


Make that six.
 
2012-04-10 04:45:51 PM

SirOsisofLyvre: Jake Havechek: Thomas E. Murray carefully analyzed the use of "hoosier" in St. Louis, Missouri, where it is the favorite epithet of abuse. "When asked what a Hoosier is," Murray writes, "St. Louisans readily list a number of defining characteristics, among which are 'lazy,' 'slow-moving,' 'derelict,' and 'irresponsible.'" He continues, "Few epithets in St. Louis carry the pejorative connotations or the potential for eliciting negative responses that hoosier does." He conducted tests and interviews across lines of age and race and tabulated the results. He found the term ecumenically applied. He also noted the word was often used with a modifier, almost redundantly, as in "some damn Hoosier."

In a separate section Murray speaks of the history of the word and cites Baker and Carmony (1975) and speculates on why Hoosier (in Indiana a "neutral or, more often, positive" term) should remain "alive and well in St. Louis, occupying as it does the honored position of being the city's number one term of derogation." A radio broadcast took up where Murray left off. During the program Fresh Air, Geoffrey Nunberg, a language commentator, answered questions about regional nicknames. He cited Elaine Viets, a Post-Dispatch columnist (also quoted by Paul Dickson), as saying that in St. Louis a "Hoosier is a low-life redneck, somebody you can recognize because they have a car on concrete blocks in their front yard and are likely to have just shot their wife who may also be their sister."
-Jeffrey Graff, The Word Hoosier

As a former resident of Indiana who lives in St.Louis, I find that the people who like to use the word Hoosier as a derogatory term are usually not far from the definition themselves.

Of course, st. Louis is certainly such an open minded town. Their main source of judgement about new people is where one attended high school.

There are those, mind, who buck the trend. I appreciate them greatly.


whats funny, is hoosiers think the same of kentuckians.
 
2012-04-10 04:59:34 PM

somerandomfarkchickgroupie: DemonEater:
Why hello there!

MomUdLikeToFark: And I'm sorry you feel that way. I go to a concert at least once a week. We get some ridiculously good music acts down here, and they are usually walking distance from downtown. A lot of my Indy people love coming down here for shows and to find decent ethnic restaurants. Where is there good Indian in Indy? We have yet to find it. Whereas down here we have Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, Ethiopian, ect. And most of them are on 4th street. We also get some amazing plays and musicals. If work didn't get in the way and I had the money I could easily go out every night and do something completely new and different. Without having to fight traffic and drive 30 minutes across town. Check it out sometime!!


My family owns a lakehouse in Bloomington, I've been multiple times through my life and just prefer to stay close to home. As far as food goes, I don't eat any of that, so I can't provide you with references for those types of food. But I can say i've next to never had a bad eat at any restraunt downtown (bad service is another story, but that seems pretty standard across the board anymore). There is always good music in Indy, Slippery Noodle is almost always rockin. I've acquaintences that play often at Joes Grill & the Mouse Trap. And a good friend of mine works for SEVERAL theater companies so I'm fortunate enough to know what's going on with theater a lot of the time. I'm certainly not trying to creat a pissing contest of Indiana cities. I do enjoy one day-weekend get aways and just know what i've experienced.
 
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