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ART IS A HAMMER
by
George Fish

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HOOSIER
& HOW TO OVERCOME IT

Hoosiers & the support of Art & Culture

My good friend, Indianapolis blues band drummer FURIOUS
GEORGE, says tellingly: “People will think nothing of paying
someone to fix their toilet, but they won’t pay a dime for
creative or artistic work. They think you should do it for free.”
Now that describes an ATTITUDE that SUCKS!!

The meaning of being Hoosier

As true, ingrained HOOSIERS,
we know instinctively that:

·        Not only are we a cut above all other mere mortals,  we
are also holy gurus and sacred maharishis and   

·       No matter what, we never make misteaks!

What to do to overcome being a Hoosier

KILL   THE
HOOSIER
WITHIN YOU!

NOTABLE WORDS FROM NOTABLE HOOSIERS

The following two aphorisms from my academic advisor at IU-
Bloomington
I believe worthy of note  & preservation.  

SCOTT GORDON’S MAXIM

Economics is not an exercise in pure mathematics.   For the
use of mathematics to be valid, the results must make
economic sense.

WHY I CALL MYSELF A UTILITARIAN

I call myself a utilitarian
because no one ever died
or went to prison over  Jeremy  Bentham.

SCOTT GORDON
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
OF ECONOMICS EMERITUS
INDIANA UNIVERSITY – BLOOMINGTON

Other notable words



LAYIN’ IT ON THE LINE!

You can call a woman a bitch and a whore in a rap song, but
you can’t tell her she’s pretty.  That’s sexual harassment.

Harvey Cook
Indianapolis bluesman
who hates rap
because it disrespects women

AMONG THE MANY, MANY WORDS
TO CHERISH ALWAYS
FROM THE GREATEST HOOSIER OF ALL

While there is a lower class I am of it.
While there is a criminal class I am in it.
While there is a soul in prison I am not free.

I want to rise with the ranks,
not above them.

Better to vote for what you want
and not to get it
than to vote for what you don’t want
and to get it.

Socialism will not make men good,
but it will make them better.

Eugene V. Debs
socialist and labor leader
a Hoosier here
forgotten and denigrated,
but one who lived
his whole adult life in
Terre Haute, Indiana
Humanist