Saturday, September 30, 2006

How low can you go?

So, NBC may not like Terre Haute, but someone does. Hootie and the Blowfish have sunk to new levels of low as they will be appearing at the Terre Haute Wal-Mart to sign autographs.

My favorite part about the story that had me laughing out loud:

"Their upcoming appearance at Terre Haute’s southside Wal-Mart was the store’s reward for winning a sales competition organized by Pepsi, Francis explained. The store sold more than 1,000 cases of the soft drink Cheerwine, topping other Wal-Mart outlets in this Midwest region.'So the winner of that got Hootie & the Blowfish for a couple of hours in the store,' Francis said."

That's, umm, really sad.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Oh no they didn't.

Watching Studio 60 tonight and they just categorized the religious right/narrow minded/culturally illiterate/hillbilly crowd as the "affilliate from Terre Haute." For those just tuning in, Terre Haute is the big city near the Jesus Town. Although this may seem hypocritical since I lovingly refer to it as the Jesus Town, I'm slightly offended.

The show hasn't been holding my attention, and I'm actually kinda shocked that I heard the TH shout out. I was expecting greatness from the show, but I'm sorely disappointed. Cross another one off of must see TV.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Heavier Things*

Seriously, what happened to John Mayer? I know Jessica Simpson is supposedly gracing the cover of People to talk about how much she loves him, but whoa. He looks like Edward Scissorhands on steroids.

And to think he used to look good.

*Blog title inspired by his second album, for those who aren't fans.

It's a small (rural) world.

As I am bored and finishing out the work week, I discovered that the Jesus Town actually has a page on If that weren't entertainment enough, I couldn't help but chuckle at one of the descriptions there:

"Though the above statistics would suggest otherwise, [the Jesus Town] is home to an influential senior citizen population, who wield considerable political and cultural power in the life of the town. The two tallest buildings in the town proper are senior citizen housing complexes. The local McDonald's hosts a large weekly bingo game, whose participants are primarily senior citizens. But then again, it could simply be senior citizens from out of town and the surrounding area since census statistics in U.S towns and villages are usually very precise."

Seriously. I'm surprised the article doesn't mention how the Jesus Town McDonald's now has 2 drive thrus. And I'm not talking about one going down each side of the building a la Rally's. I really need to take a picture for you to get the full effect, but basically, when you're in the drive through lane, you can choose 1 of 2 menu/order boards. They're literally 10 feet apart. And they're not just the boards with the speakers, but both have awnings and the full shebang. After you order, both boards funnel into one lane of traffic which approach the only drive up window. I've only been through once since the remodeling to install these two order spots, but by the time I got to the window, they had no idea what my order was. See, the brilliance of having 2 ordering posts funnel into one is that they have no idea what order each car goes in. It is engineering genius I tell ya.