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Region Rats, Regionnaires, Hoosiers or Asshats?

Posted on October 18, 2011

Lots of riff around the region about what to call it’s  fine citizens. You mostly hear it in the media, and maybe some wank dive bar in Hammond. “Region Rats” is the most popular moniker. I won’t get into the history of that. You can look it up. It supposedly has good connotations, but a rat is a rat. I think Region Rats I think smelly, puss-faced politicians. Or “The Departed” comes to mind, when Jackie-boy tells Leon he “smells a rat.”   Now apparently some wank wants to oust Region Rat and replace it with Regionnaire. Yea, I’m not the first to say it sounds like a serious affliction. Meh on that. “Hoosiers” I suppose, is too state wide. This is a suburb…

Haunted house ‘butcher’ reports being groped by visitor – Post-Tribune

Posted on October 12, 2011

Haunted house ‘butcher’ reports being groped by visitor – Post-Tribune. Uh-oh. It’s Haunted House time, which means groping season is on. In this story, a 14-year-old boy acting in this Porter Haunted House had some strange man (with a purse!) run his  hand down his chest before clutching his crotch. And check out what the attraction’s (I’ll say there was an attraction!) owner said about it: ‘accidental contact between spectators and workers is an unfortunate part of the nature of the business.’ Yikes! Does what happened sound accidental? Hmmm….who do you think does more groping? The visitors to these haunted houses or the ‘actors’ ??? I went on a date once to a haunted house and she groped the shanks out of me in…

Occupy Octoberfest

Posted on October 11, 2011

Occupy Octoberfest on Saturday in Whiting and Crown Point was a success. We got what we demanded: Beer. The two best Octoberfest beer gardens in the region banjaxed us by scheduling them on the same day. Oct. 8. No worries, as we managed a scramble to both. Whiting was first because it was scheduled to end at 10 p.m., whereas CP’s extended to 11 p.m. This year’s Whiting Octoberfest beer garden seemed bigger compared to ’10. The band was The Hat Guys, popular in Chicagoland, I’m told and a good party band. I’m not that familiar with them but they take a  lot of pics. They have a bandmember who’s instrument I think is the camera. He’s always snapping photos of the crowds (especially…