|ART IS A HAMMER
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
NOTABLE WORDS FROM NOTABLE HOOSIERS
The following two aphorisms from my academic advisor at IU-
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
WHY I CALL MYSELF A UTILITARIAN
I call myself a utilitarian
because no one ever died
or went to prison over Jeremy Bentham.
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.
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