Turns out, a Muncie painter, Jerry Cool, had a dream in 2008 of a grey-haired, dark-bearded man killing Osama bin Laden. When Jerry Cool saw Gary Faulkner on the David Letterman show he was “shocked.” After all, Gary Faulkner was the grey-haired, dark-bearded American who was recently detained in Pakistan “for trying to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.” Faulkner came through Muncie on Monday to pick up the painting that Cool gave him. Apparently, Cool knew “that was (Faulkner) in my vision.” Also, Faulkner “had these visions myself.” No word on why Faulkner appears to be Roman and why bin Laden appears somewhat Christ-y. Visions are mysterious-y.
These photos make it clear that the Hog Wrestling at the Delaware County Fair was not “New and Improved,” as promised. It was the same old teams of 4 people or so capturing a hog in a mud pit and setting it atop a stack of tires. The stands are packed, as you can note in some of the photos. But, that fullness of people is not a fullness of satisfactory entertainment. It’s hollow, people of Muncie! Turn away! Besides, the pig squeals bring to light a sick inequity.
Roger Miller medley including the song "Dang Me," in which the chorus calls for his own lynching and contains such lines as "Roses are red and violets are purple / sugar's sweet and so is maple surple." Also in here is "My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died."