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April 22, 2006
I should have mentioned this earlier, but if you wanted a good, recent snapshot of Muncie, Indiana ("America's Hometown®") then you should have read Thursday's edition of The Star Press. The paper covered the story about a homeless man throwing his urine at teenagers and the ballyhoo surrounding the opening of the newest Wal-Mart in town. The article concerning Wal-Mart featured the following:

Some members of the crowd grew restless during the 30-minute opening ceremony Wednesday morning. "Get 'er done!" one man in the crowd shouted.

At least one man appeared to have kept his son out of school to show him the store.

"They're not going to give you a tardy for going to Wal-Mart," the man was overheard telling the boy.

Target, probably, but Wal-Mart? Never!!!

Wal-Mart employees praying for health benefits
Muncie's newest Wal-Mart employees praying for
health coverage

April 21, 2006
My Favotite Television Psychiatrists

April 20, 2006
Okay, it's time for some confessions...

Confession #1
I was planning on updating yesterday, but I didn't do it.

Confession #2
On Good Friday, I met the family for dinner at a local buffet. While perusing the desserts, I noticed a container full of gummi bears. I probably haven't mentioned this before, but I have a certain fondness for all things gummi so I filled a small bowl with
the chewable critters with a plan in mind. Later, before leaving the premises, I dumped the bowl of gummies into a napkin and stuffed them down in my pants pocket! I left the buffet undeterred and enjoyed my sugary swag later that evening. With successfully thwarting the buffet, I have decided to try to smuggle out a chicken leg or two the next time I am there and thus my criminal career has begun.

Confession #3
Sometimes I think I sound like a middle aged woman.

Confession #4
Wonder Showzen's Chauncey
I have fallen under the seductive charms of Wonder Showzen. I have become enamored by its dark, bilious heart and nothing you can say can ever change that!

April 13, 2006
Dullsville, man, nothing to report.

April 7, 2006
Arlo on the Move!
A couple Saturdays ago, I dressed up in my Wazzowear* and ran up and down the steps of the Muncie Library. All my running was for a scene featured in a Christmas short we began (Yikes!) last year. Tim, of course, was filming and Eric took this picture.

ITEM! April 1 was an anniversary for Those Funky Idiots. The strip has been on the web for five years! I celebrated this milestone by doing absolutely nothing.

ITEM! The Food Network has stopped airing the original Iron Chef! Blasphemy! 

ITEM! Last Saturday I had the pleasure to see The Rocky Horror Show at the Muncie Civic Studio Theatre with my friends, Jerry and Judy Cole. It was a really fun show with a great cast (Hello, Joe Skeen!) and I highly recommend it!

ITEM! My Mom broke her wrist while rollerskating this past Wednesday. She's doing fine and I hope her wrist quickly mends. Take it easy, Mom!

*Also known as my Arlo Wazzo costume! 

Wal-Mart photo © 2006 Kurt Hostetler
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