72 HOURS THURS DAY SE PTEMBER 8, 2005
INSIDE: DEVENDRA BANHART, BEST BETS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE ROLLING STONES,
TIPTON COUNTY PORK FESTIVAL, THE ROLLING STONES, JONATHAN SANDER'S 'IN MY HEADPHONES'
2 • Movies
DAVID SW INDLE 'S
SWIMMING IN CELLULOID
DIRECTOR ADDS PERSONAL STAMP UNDERCLASSMEN
RECENT DVD RELEASES Starring: Nick Cannon
RECENT THEATRICAL RELEASE (“Shall We Dance,” “Love
B+ "Something Else"
Don’t Cost a Thing”), Rose-
"The Constant Gardener" lyn Sanchez (“Rush Hour 2”)
A Volume 1 Rating: PG-13
In 2002, a Brazilian ﬁlm titled volves British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fi-
“City of God” stormed onto the ennes) and his activist wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz). A cop (Cannon) who looks
cinematic scene. It was an epic The movie begins with Justin being informed of Doing sketch comedy very young goes undercover
ﬁlm, weaving together multiple stories and char- Tessa’s murder. Then the narrative is easy. You get some
acters over the course of several decades. It told leaps back in time to depict Tessa’s at a prep school.
random idea – perhaps
the true story of life in the poverty and crime- and Justin’s relationship and the
ridden slums of the City of God, a neighborhood circumstances that brought them with the aid of half a THIS WEEK
outside of Rio De Janeiro. to Kenya. dozen beers or an illicit
Oscar certainly recognized “City of God.” It Greatly surprising his diplomat G substance of some sort
received four nominations for cinematography, friends, Justin chooses to investi- S O M E T H IN G
S O M E T H IN – grab some friends and
editing, adapted screenplay and director. Most E L SE
gate his wife’s murder. This pulls him E L S E a camera, and go shoot it.
deserving was Fernado Meirelles, the ﬁlm’s deep into a labyrinthine conspiracy
director, who created a vibrant, exhilarating involving pharmaceutical companies using Africa
However, sketch comedy done well
movie experience. as a testing ground for their new drugs. is a whole different ball game. To pull
Thus, one should pay particular attention to Mei- What separates “The Constant Gardener” off consistently funny, clever, inven-
relle’s newest project, “The Constant Gardener.” from other thrillers is Meirelle’s personal stamp. tive sketches is hard work. It requires
With it, Meirelle makes a somewhat more conven- Watching the ﬁlm, it’s clear that it’s a product creativity, ingenuity and discipline. THE EXORCISM OF
tional ﬁlm – in English, of the director of “City of God.” Both ﬁlms have EMILY ROSE
not as heavy on the an almost documentary quality. “City of God”
Thus I’m very impressed with the team of
ﬂashy cinema- dropped the audience right into a Brazilian slum Ball State University students who joined Starring: Laura Linney
tography and that featured young non-actors essentially together to create “Something Else,” an ("Love Actually"), Tome
made with playing themselves. “The Constant Gardener” entirely student-run sketch comedy show. Wilkinson ("Batman Be-
“real” actors. is similar in its depiction of Kenya. As Justin They’ve created a lively show all their own gins"), Shohreh Aghdashloo
The ﬁlm is an wanders through a crowded marketplace, it’s ("House of Sand and Fog")
– it doesn’t seem derivative of any of the
adaptation of a almost as though he’s in a real-life place instead
wide varieties of sketch comedy shows Rating: PG-13
novel of the same of on a movie set.
title by John Le “The Constant Gardener” lacks the emotional past and present. Genre: Supernatural thriller
Carré. It takes kick and one-of-a-kind feel of “City of God,” but Their first DVD compilation is a two-disc A lawyer (Linney) represents
place in it’s still worth a look. (In fact, perhaps two or set featuring four episodes and a wealth of a priest (Wilkinson) who per-
Kenya three looks, as its plot is incredibly complex and bonus material. Some of the best sketches formed an exorcism on a girl
and nuanced.) As far as thrillers go, it stands and killed her.
in- heads above most of the crap include a “VHI Behind the Music” of the
Trix Rabbit, a bathroom attendant who
that gets that label today.
works at a fast food restaurant, Jesus NEXT WEEK
as a Jedi knight who returns to earth to
experience college life at Ball State, and
cast member J.D. Brake posing as an MTV
reporter asking students ridiculous ques-
tions at the MTV VJ search. There are also
a couple cute, funny cartoons.
Definitely keep your eye on this group,
they’re putting out some great stuff. JUST LIKE HEAVEN
For more information on “Something Starring: Reese Witherspoon
Else,” visit http://www.somethingelsetv. ("Legally Blonde"), Mark
com. To order a copy of the ﬁrst season Ruffalo ("Collateral"), John
DVD, e-mail executive producer Ben Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite")
Dewhurst at Ben@somethingelsetv. Rating: PG-13
com. The price is $10. Genre: A workaholic doc-
tor (Witherspoon) dies and
haunts her apartment. When
blogspot.com for extended
reviews. someone (Ruffalo) moves
THE in, they develop an unusual
Best Bets • 3
IN A STORE NEAR YOU
BONNIE RAITT DAVID GREY SWITCHFOOT TRACY CHAPMAN PAUL McCARTNEY
Souly Alike Life in Slow Motion Nothing is Sound Where You Live Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
ROBERT K. TANENBAUM BOB DYLAN ANDREA IMMER ROBINSON'S ZADIE SMITH
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4 • Music
Joss Stone Brooks & Dunn
The Uptown Quartet Woomblies IMS Battle of Birdy’s Monika Herzig
Congress Theatre Tweeter Center Rathskeller Rathskeller Birdy’s CD Release Concert
Tuesday Saturday Today Friday Friday IUPUI Auditorium
7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday
Bloc Party Obituary, Napalm Death, Vendetta Red The Sivers, the Slurs
Congress Theatre Dead To Fall, Amongst Emerson Theater Locals Only Governonr Davis,
Wednesday The Swarm Friday Friday Steve Robbins, Jimmy V
Emerson Theater 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Slippery Noodle Inn
6 p.m. Today Monday
7 p.m. Hillbilly Happy Hour Sindacato, the Warner Gear 8 p.m.
Rolling Stones with The Tumbleweeds Melody Inn
Soldier Field Stockwell Road and Jason Webley Friday Hunker Down Monday
Saturday Melody Inn Melody Inn 10 p.m. Hosted by 19Clark25
6:30 p.m. Thursdays in September Friday Birdy’s
7 p.m. 7 p.m. Chubby Checker Monday
Indianapolis Zoo 9 p.m.
THE Eric Lowen and The White Stripes Saturday
STONES Dan Navarro Murat Theatre 2 p.m. Johnny Rodes
Liberty Glen Clubhouse Friday and His Outlaw band
MUNCIE Today 8 p.m. Rich Hardesty with DeSol Stables
7:30 p.m. Patio Nightclub Tuesday
Rockfest! BSU Tiempo Libre
Mike & Joe Saturday 8 p.m.
LaFollette Field Pruis Hall
The Low Life, Patio Nightclub 8 p.m.
Friday Friday Shiny Toy Guns Friday North Mississippis All Stars
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Patio Nightclub 8 p.m. Benito DeBartoli, Bluebird Nightclub
Today Eric Dockery Bloomington
Jonas, Black Cloud Hurricane Relief Show
8 p.m. Blue Rubies Slippery Noodle Inn Tuesday
Theory, Maggie Kubley Center Stage and Friends of Ed Sunday 9 p.m.
CJ's Saturday Michael Coleman Slippery Noodle Inn 8 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. & the Backbreakers Friday and Saturday John Brown’s Body
9 p.m. Slippery Noodle Inn 8 p.m. Green Day Patio Nightclub
Today Conseco Fieldhouse Tuesday
8 p.m. Mustang Sally Monday 9 p.m.
ELSEWHERE Stables 7 p.m.
David Mead Friday The Glitch Klique,
Pat Green Mr. Mojo & Radio Radio 8 p.m. Spontaneous Sound
Bluebird Nightclub the Blue Gypsies Today Collective, Evans Brown Tio
Bloomington Paramount Theatre 9 p.m. Everett Melody Inn
Today Centre Greene Wednesdy
9 p.m. Anderson Dave Ralston Band Jazz 8:30 p.m.
Friday Birdy’s Kitchen
Rascal Flatts 6 p.m. Today Friday
Rivervend Music Center 9 p.m. 9 p.m.
Cincinnati, Ohio X-Fest
Friday Verizon Wireless Virgin Millionaires
8 p.m. Music Center Rock Lobster
Tracy Lawrence Today
Little Nashville Opry 9 p.m.
Saturday Greg Ziesemer
7 p.m. Indianapolis
Bluebird Nightclub 12:15 p.m.
Culture • 5
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Indianapolis John Waldron Arts Center Bright Ideas Crackers Broad Ripple
Today Bloomington Mud Creek Players Comedy
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Indianapolis Today and Sunday
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6 • Cover Story Cover Story • 7
SUN GOES DOWN
Future of drive-in uncertain as the se
Nathan Riggs ■ Asst. 72 Hours Editor
ki-Hi Drive-In will turn off the lights on Sept.
24 for the season and possibly forever.
Kerasotes Theatres purchased the 500 car drive-
in earlier this summer from a company who
leased to Teicher Theaters for three years. Kera-
sotes would not renew Teicher’s lease, which expires on
Sept. 30, owner of Teicher Theaters Alan Teicher said.
“I heard from my prior landlord that Kerasotes is tear-
ing the theater down,” Teicher said.
There are rumors that a truck stop will be built in
place of the drive-in, he said.
But Kerasotes Theatres has not made any decisions
about the property, president and CEO Tony Kera-
Please see DRIVE-IN, page 10 DN PHOTO/JEFFREY FURTICELLA
SKY-HI DRIVE-IN is located at the intersection of Highways 3 and 28.
8 • Reviews
REVIEWS RECENT RELEASE
Devendra Banhart: "Cripple Crow"
In 2002, Devendra Ban- importantly) what doesn’t. Elsewhere, the
hart’s debut on Young God familiar croon, gorgeous ﬁnger-picked acous-
Records came down from tic and moaning strings of Banhart’s previous
the heavens and mystiﬁed work show up.
the few who were lucky The lyrical focus has also changed for the
enough to appreciate its sur- better, though he occasionally strays into
real lyrics and hallucinatory goofy territory. It seems that Devendra has
charm. Last year, Banhart matured a lot since his early days of “look how
out of five released two equally fantas- weird I am” into a more peaceful, contempla-
tic records, "Rejoicing in the tive songwriter. Following in the footsteps of
Hands" and "Niño Rojo," which expanded both his most transparent inﬂuence, Marc Bolan,
his fan base and sound pallet a great deal. Banhart has ﬁnally decided it’s okay to have
Cripple Crow, Banhart’s ﬁrst album for the lyrics that make sense, and perhaps it’s even
considerably larger XL Recordings, embarks okay to use his newfound popularity to make
even further away from what we’ve come to a political statement, like on the Lennon-esque
expect from this folk poet, while retaining “Heard Somebody Say” or “When They Come,”
all the things that made him so loveable a delicate but powerful plea for peace.
in the ﬁrst place. This may be his biggest Those who’ve enjoyed Banhart’s music since
chance to prove that he truly is the musical he ﬁrst bleated and screeched his way into the
messiah that the independent media has tried public conscience will likely consider his more
so hard to make him. conventional sound to be a shot in the dark at
Not content to simply tread water, Devendra making it big, but little has actually changed
adds more instruments, more meaning, more about the integrity contained in his songs. No
español, and more feeling to his songs. The one can predict exactly how much popular ap-
change is immediately noticeable on tunes peal "Cripple Crow" will have until it drops next
like “Long Haired Child” and “I Feel Just Like Tuesday, but I encourage anyone who has the
a Child,” where he experiments with a 1950’s chance to hear it to listen with an open mind.
rock sound and a distinctively community- Banhart’s admirable ability to throw caution to
minded aesthetic. Electric guitars, playful per- the wind and his newfound interest in creat-
cussion and joyous backing vocals accompany ing songs that almost qualify as “pop” come
Banhart in many places on "Cripple Crow," but together to make what will undoubtedly be one
DEVENDRA as always, this artist has a ﬁrm grip on exactly of the ﬁnest releases of 2005.
BANHART what belongs in a tune – and (perhaps more ~Jon Rogers, contributing writer
The Rolling Stones: “A Bigger Bang"
The Rolling missed and irreplaceable Brian Jones down. “Rain Fall Down” is easily the
Stones have always and Bill Wyman? Or is it youth? best song the Rolling Stones have
been a simple Yeah ... it’s youth. The Rolling Stones recorded in 20 years.
band. They have used to be able to pull off the sexu- Unfortunately, "A Bigger Bang" is full
never been big ally perverse vibe, but when Keith of misﬁres: tracks that fail to inspire
thinkers, forego- Richards mumbles “Come on in/bare much enthusiasm, are immediately
ing the political, your breasts/and make me feel right forgettable and, at times, insufferable.
statements that at home,” on “This Place is Empty,” it “Oh No, Not You Again” fails to de-
★★★ made the ’60s sounds like dialogue out of the R.Kelly liver the goods, featuring an un-
out of five
memorable, and sex tape, rather than a love song, mak- inspired riff by Richards and
aside from 1967’s "Their Satanic Maj- ing it clear that The Rolling Stones limp vocal by Jagger. File this
esties Request," they haven’t strayed have become just a tad irrelevant. But under forgettable. “Sweet
far from the blues and country-in- then again, like an old man who can’t Neo Con” attacks George
ﬂected rock ‘n’ roll that made them quite give up his hardened ways, there W. Bush (Isn’t everybody
famous. Yes, the Rolling Stones have is a certain charm here. these days?) in a manner
always cared more about getting laid The album starts off with a bang, that reminds listeners why
and getting high than peace, love and with the ﬁrst single “Rough Justice” the Rolling Stones have
big ideas. You would think senior an old-fashioned Rolling Stones cut, never been terriﬁc topical
citizenship would change Mick, Keith, with a chomping Richards riff and songwriters.
Charlie and that guy from the Small squealing slide guitars courtesy of "A Bigger Bang" is not a
Faces (just kidding, his name is Ron Wood. Mick Jagger’s sexed-up lyrics terrible album, but it sags
Wood), but the Rolling Stones seem amplify the attitude put across in the under the weight of too
determined to remain true to the song. These guys are bad. Jagger hasn’t much music (the album
raw sexual sound that made albums sounded this good in years. is over an hour long) and
like Sticky Fingers, "Let it Bleed," and The album’s best track, “Rain Fall under some particularly
"Beggars Banquet" so damn good. "A Down,” features a rolling, soulful bass poor songwriting. The
Bigger Bang," the ﬁrst Stones album in line and a classic riff from the master Rolling Stones remind
eight years, doesn’t depart from this of classic riffs, Richards. Richards me of the old Neil Young
formula. and Wood trade riffs and licks like old lyric, “It’s better to burn
But alas, something is amiss here. pros, and Charlie Watts disciplined out than it is to rust.”
Is it the songwriting? Is it the long- drumming holds the whole thing ~Matt Erler, staff writer THE ROLLING
Reviews • 9
IN MY HEADPHONES REVIEWS
JONAT H A N SA NDER S’
Between the Buried and Me: “Alaska"
Audience determines outcome of new release
A year and a
few months after
the release of the
displays of technical ability — are much
smoother than before and seem less for
their own sake than as simply what ﬁts.
For the most part, the sound
doesn’t deviate too much from the
North Carolina- band’s ﬁrst two albums, and al-
RECENT RELEASE based technical- though the heightened musicality
melodic death makes the album more listenable, it’s
Our Lady Peace: “Healthy in Paranoid TImes" ★★
out of five
nonetheless hard to make it through
the whole thing in one sitting.
Oh Canada, does a better job than most at voicing tion-ﬁts act “Between the Buried and Fortunately, songs like the instru-
where something his argument without falling back on Me” returns with the next step in the mental “Medicine Wheel” offer a
lacing the water cliches. band’s evolution, “Alaska.” welcome reprieve from the relentless
seems to give It’s not all angry protest music “Alaska” clearly thrashing. Further electronic inﬂuence
artists amazing though. Maida may be sitting on his features a stron- is felt on the synthesizer-drenched
talent with only best single yet in “Boy,” which blends ger interplay opening of “Selkies: The Endless
one drawback early U2 with Coldplay and classic between the Obsession,” and vocalist Tommy Rog-
— Americans will Our Lady Peace grunge to create the band’s mem- ers pulls out a little Mars Volta-esque
★★★★ virtually ignore kind of single Top 40 radio clamors bers, as the vocals at the end of the time-stretching
out of five
you. Our Lady for. “Boy, you’ll be running but can’t transitions “Backwards Marathon.”
Peace ﬁts that mold perfectly. Their get anywhere! Don’t carry the weight between the As the out-of-nowhere instrumental
sophomore album, “Clumsy,” was their of the world ...” The song is so well band’s typical lounge track “Laser Speed” closes the
only effort to go Platinum in the United orchestrated, it’s bound to be popping devices — a album, there isn’t exactly a feeling of
States. Grunge is dead, people said, and up on stations everywhere this winter. metallic grind, catharsis or any sort of summation.
turned their ears toward rap rock. “Healthy In Paranoid Times” proves soaring melodic Instead, more of a “What the hell just
Oh for shame! once again that whoever said grunge passages and happened here?” reaction. If that’s
The band has forged on, however, and should stay dead forever belongs in an dizzy- what the band was going for, it hit
should be called the hardest working asylum. While the band has updated its ing the nail on the head.
band in rock. Their sixth album in a sound over the years, there’s plenty of ~Christopher Steffen
decade, “Healthy In Paranoid Times”, is what made their early albums work for Oklahoma Daily
a raging statement from start to ﬁnish diehard fan. Success of the album in
that the band is in peak form, daring America, however, is going to depend
American listeners to ignore it. It is on what Columbia is willing to do to
by far the band’s most cohesive work promote it. The band rarely gets press
since their song “Superman’s Dead” in the likes of Rolling Stone, and the
was all over the alt rock airwaves. But only single to get airplay recently was
will Americans even hear it? “Somewhere Out There” off Gravity. If
Americans are going to hear “Healthy
Looks like the Holy Ghost is gone In Paranoid Times,” people are going
Now you’re afraid of yourself to have to get out there and spread the
Over your shoulder you have to watch word about this great Canadian band.
Heaven fall into Hell ... Based on what has happened with
past releases, I fear without a persis-
Boom! With that short falsetto intro tent advertising force in this country, BETWEEN THE
by Raine Maida, the band crunches “Healthy In Paranoid Times” will prob- BURIED AND ME
into overdrive on “Angels/Losing/ ably disappear as quickly as “Gravity”
Sleep” which is a ﬁtting beginning for did in 2002.
an album that covers such a range What a shame. RECENT RELEASE
of sounds. With this one track, the
band lifts elements from all ﬁve of
their previous albums to create the
On the Web Dredg: “Catch Without Arms"
ultimate opening for this one. Visit http://inmyheadphones.blogspot.com Don’t let the to discount Hayes’ abilities, but his
Recorded over a three-year period, name fool you. voice gives one the impression that
for mp3 samples of music reviewed, Dredg is no he belongs in a heavier, more hard-
the album incorporates a good deal
of the non-American view of the Iraq
links to artists' pages and more. grungy, dark, hard- core rock genre.
war — Maida and his wife spent a hitting heavy metal On “Zebraskin,” the music turns
good period of that time working band. The new into a soft jazz that sounds like it
overseas for the War Child charity, album makes that might be better suited for elevator
and his anger at the Bush administra- point repeatedly. speakers. The title track, “Catch With-
tion shows through. On songs like ★ “Catch without out Arms,” is (rather ironically) about
out of five
“Where Are You” he rages against Arms,” is the staying true to one’s feelings and not
people who sit on the sidelines and band’s third studio album. And for compromising musical style just to
watch as the world falls apart around this band, the third time is most deﬁ- please an audience.
them. In “Wipe That Smile Off Your nitely not the charm. Bright spots on the album include
Face” he yells at Bush directly, though The California-based group has “The Tanbark is Hot Lava” and
subtly: “I’m not your friend and I wont only recently managed to break free “Sang Real.”
pretend that I’ve come here for peace,” from the underground music scene The end result: an altogether unim-
Maida sings over a stuttering synth and begin to achieve widespread pressive, largely unmoving, mediocre
line. “I’m not afraid, I’m gonna make mainstream airplay and popularity attempt at groundbreaking alt-rock
you pay, gonna wipe that smile off with the release of the new record’s that misses its mark by a long shot.
your face. This is war!” It’s the perfect ﬁrst single “Bug Eyes." This album hardly scratches the sur-
anthem for the large portion of the The instrumentals are fairly decent. face of a band that has the capability to
world that would love to side with Then the vocals enter in ... strained do so much better musically.
America in a war on terror, and Maida
OUR LADY PEACE and whiny, almost out of place. Not ~Lisa Lewis, Daily O'Collegian
10 • 72 HOURS
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Drive-in: Theater lets moviegoers relax, enjoy quiet atmosphere
Continued from PAGE 6 been made, some Ski-Hi employees This feature will also help those who much about the savings; they just
are expecting destruction. can never decide which movie to see. like the drive-in environment better,
“Where Mr. Teicher got that, I don’t “It’s not locked and sealed, but I Since Ski-Hi has two screens playing potholes and all.
know,” he said. think those are the plans right now,” two different movies simultaneously, “Our prices are a lot cheaper,” Mid-
When Teicher leaves, Kerasotes will three-year Teicher employee Brandon it is possible to park in a position that kiff said. “But a lot of people come
estimate how much money is needed Midkiff said. allows you to watch them both at the out here, and they don’t even know
to be invested in the drive-in to repair The theater on the corner of U.S. same time. A simple switch of the dial what’s playing; they just like the
severe deteriorations. Highways 3 and 28, six miles north of will change which movie you hear. atmosphere.”
The building for concessions and Muncie, was ﬁrst opened in 1952. Since the addition of a second People enjoy watching movies under
restrooms is in need of restoration, Many Ski-Hi patrons screen about ﬁve years the stars, sitting in their own cars
and the potholes in the driveways have been watching Don't be late ago, Ski-Hi offers and chairs and being able to lie down
are reminiscent of McKinley Avenue movies there for years The ﬁrst movie begins at 7:55 double features on if they want to, he said.
before this summer. and are confused about p.m., followed by a short in- Friday, Saturday and Basically, all the restrictions at an in-
Kerasotes Theatres will also be do- the rumors surround- termission. The second movie Sunday for the regular door movie theater are kissed goodbye
ing market research in the next few ing the future of the starts at 10 p.m. Both movies admission price of $6 at the drive-in. If you want, you can
months to understand why atten- Muncie pastime. for adults and $3 for lie on the ground, walk around, smoke
“I heard they were
can be seen for the price of children. cigarettes and enjoy your own food and
dance has fallen from last year. The $6. For more information and
company will make a decision on the going to demolish it,” The ﬁrst features drinks, although alcohol is prohibited.
drive-in only after the estimate and Muncie resident Chris movie names, visit http://www. begin at 7:55 p.m. and But, there are no ushers with
research are complete, maybe some- Caudill said. “I’ve been teichertheaters.com/sky_hi_ are followed by a short ﬂashlights to regulate the audience.
time around May, Kerasotes said. coming here since I was drive_in. intermission. The sec- Nobody will kick you out for making
Ski-Hi is the only drive-in owned by a kid. I remember when ond features usually out with your date. If you have to talk
Kerasotes, the 10th largest motion I saw ‘Return of the Jedi' here.’” start around 10 p.m. Many people through the whole movie, go ahead
picture exhibition company in North Caudill said he hopes Kerasotes will see this two-for-one deal as the main and give away the ending; nobody
America. continue operating the drive-in next reason to go to the drive-in. will hear you.
Kerasotes has pushed Tiecher Theaters year and not tear it down because he “You can’t hardly rent movies for The rule at the drive-in is mostly
out of business before, assistant manager enjoys the drive-in much more than that now,” Melissa McClintick of Lapel live and let live: Don’t bother others
at Ski-Hi Kari Rennekamp said. an indoor theater. said. “Here, you get two good movies and others won’t bother you.
“The same thing happened at the “It’s more laid back, and you can re- for a good deal. Plus, I’ve got a Jeep “People have sex, people smoke
mall,” she said. lax without people talking all around so I can lay back and relax.” weed, people drink beer,” Rennekamp
When Kerasotes built ShowPlace 12, you,” he said. “I don’t wanna hear Ski-Hi also offers a wider selection said. “It’s the drive-in.”
the owner of the property, Simon, some dude chatter about what he’s of concessions at cheaper prices. One time, two parents complained
cancelled Tiecher’s lease because they having for dinner tonight.” While popcorn, nachos, candies and to the manager after their children
did not want two competing theaters If people are disrespectful at the sodas are the traditional choices at an pointed out that there were two
on the property, Rennekamp said. drive-in, movie-goers can simply roll indoor venue, Ski-Hi offers those and people having sex in the car beside
“We’re getting edged out by the big- up the windows or turn up the vol- everything from footlongs and corn their van, she said.
ger ﬁsh,” she said. ume on their car stereos. The movie’s dogs to pizzas and buffalo wings at “The manager told an employee to
Despite Kerasotes’ claims that no sound is transmitted through the prices that won’t gouge your wallet. have them move the car,” Rennekamp
decisions about the drive-in have radio on 90.5 or 91.5 FM. But some people do not care as said.
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SEE IT FOR YOURSELF
Tipton, Ind. 46072
Chopped full of fun
times vary for
speciﬁc events Today marks the start of the 37th annual Princess and Queen’s Pageant, a car Pork festival tasty time for all
Pork Festival, held in Tipton, Ind. The fes- show, an eight-kilometer race, a carnival Got the hankerin’ for a tasty pork product this
Cost: FREE tival, which began in 1969, was created to and a poker run. weekend? Point your wagons west to Tipton for
the annual Pork Festival. Just head north on
celebrate the secret recipe used on pork The festival also will feature two concerts.
(unless you plan chops at a cookout on the Tipton Court- Friday night is country night, featuring “Little
Wheeling Ave. and turn left on State Rd. 28, and
you will be enjoyin’ your chops in no time.
on trying the house lawn. Texas." Saturday night is rock night featur-
“It’s always been about the pork chops,” ing the 1970s band Ambrosia, from Califor- 5
famous pork Randy Byal, manager of the Tipton Coun- nia. Both concerts are free for guests, as are
ty Pork Festival Committee said. Byal all other events at the Pork Festival. 69
was asked to join the committee 30 years “One neat thing we do is give the local 26
ago when he took a job at the Tipton Tri- clubs and organizations a chance to fund-
bune. Over 10,000 pounds of pork chops raise,” Byal said. More than 200 venders 19
are used throughout the three-day pe- will be at the Art Show and Arts and Craft 28
riod, Byal said. Market to sell their handmade pieces. 332
“We have a few sponsors, but the sales “We expect more than 100,000 people Muncie
of the pork chops fund all the other ac- over the three days,” Byal said. It’s a
tivities,” Byal said. community-wide event, but everyone is 31
Tonight’s festivities kick-off with a pa- encouraged to stop by and savor the age- 3
rade. Numerous events are scheduled for old tastes.
the three-day festival, including a Pork ~Ashley Grove, 72 Hours Editor SOURCE: YAHOO.COM DN GRAPHIC/DAVID BRZEZINSKI
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KASEY B R ADL EY AN D JAS O N LU E B K E ' S
CHEW ON THIS!
A bar that breaks the boundaries
Mr. Mouse offers better-than-average bar food, atmosphere to boot
In their search for the ﬁnest dining beverage from the sizeable bar cost me their regular form or in spicy/Cajun There is crap hanging in literally,
Delaware County has to oﬀer, the in- less than $10 with a tip for my friendly form. Booyah! every inch of the bar. It’s wacky, it’s
trepid and hungry Jason and Kasey waitress/barkeep. tacky, it’s downright American.
left Muncie to ﬁnd a far-from-mousy J: The quality of the food really com-
meal. Their search brought them to K: Exactly. Another surprising factor pletes the food trifecta; cheap, good J: The tie rack on the back wall really
Yorktown's Mr. Mouse. How does it that I didn’t expect was the quality of and lots of it. I would seriously consider caught my attention. Guys coming into
stack up to Muncie eateries? Find out the food. A burger is a good way to test placing an order for take-out the next Mr. Mouse are asked to take off their
in the latest Chew on This! how the rest of the food could be sim- time I have people over, but you cannot ties, in accordance with the casual feel-
ply because it’s so basic. I have to say, get the atmosphere of Mr. Mouse to go. ing. So the dress code mates the feeling
Kasey: Mr. Mouse is, more or less, of the bar; anything but stuffy.
a bar in Yorktown. That being said,
Mr. Mouse offers a variety of your K: This lackadaisical attitude
standard bar munchables and be- may have also rubbed off on the
yond. Not only could you get a bas- employees. If there was anything
ket of jalapeno poppers, you could the joint could have used, it was
also chow down on a pork chop or a good wipe-down, pressure wash
sandwich. and/or sandblast, because there
was a layer of dust coating nearly
Jason: I would like to address the every decorative surface - the nov-
idea of bar food. I think too often elty balloons and so on.
bar food gets a bad rap. And it may
be true that many bars do serve up J: That many be so, but there is
food people wouldn’t eat unless they certainly no dust on the pool tables,
have had a few. Mr. Mouse takes nor- jukebox, cigarette machine or the
mal bar food and really takes it up microphone for karaoke. These items
a notch. They don’t serve bar food, are too well used to collect dust.
they serve food; at a bar.
K: Indeed. This brings us further
K: Okay, you’re right, I’ll admit it. into the Mr. Mouse environment. Not
It IS actual food. Mr. Mouse has a only do we have all sorts of electronic
selection of appetizers, sandwiches poker machines and so on, we’ve got
and entrees that range from grilled, a dance ﬂoor and all kinds of stuff.
to fried, and the portions are sur-
prisingly large. For instance, I had J: The weekly band performances
the Mr. Mouse Burger — a burger really bring in the crowds. With live
that would typically cost $6 or $7 music, a fun atmosphere and plen-
anyplace else. ty of drinks, I could think of worse
ways to spend a Saturday night.
J: My tenderloin sandwich was
HUGE. It really would have taken DN PHOTOS/JEFFREY FURTICELLA K: Agreed. Mr. Mouse sets the bar
three hamburger buns to cover it. My I’ve never had a burger of Mr. Mouse for bars. However, I could also think of
side of onion rings were fried to per- caliber at any diner. These people are K: This is deﬁnitely another thing to many better places to grab a bite to eat.
fection and was certainly more than deﬁnitely not slouching. Another bo- account for. If there’s one thing Mr. All in all, Mr. Mouse has great food for
I could eat. These items paired with a nus — you can get your fries in either Mouse has in spades, it’s atmosphere. a bar, but it’s still a bar at heart.
Mr. Mouse 9101 West Smith Street, Yorktown, Ind., 47396
Hours: Open 11 a.m. to midnight Atmosphere: Bar type atmosphere, Jason's rating: Kasey's rating:
Monday through Thursday and 11 casual to the extreme. ★★★ ★★★ 1/2
out of five out of five
a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Menu: Average choices, above average The Good: Big bar, different than campus-area
Phone: Reservations are food. Limited vegetarian options, many establishment.
encouraged. For more information fried items. The Bad: Only one beer on tap. Minors not allowed
call, (765) 759-7987 Menu: Cheap for what you eat. Dinner after 9 p.m.
is higly affordable, easy to stay within a The Ridiculous: The amount of ﬂair covering the walls
budget. of Mr. Mouse.