Saturday, January 31, 2004

To: chukkernation@yahoogroups.com, chukkernation@yahoogroups.com
From: "William Alford" Add to Address Book
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 20:33:25 -0600
Subject: RE: [chukkernation] Chukker-Lite

At 03:06 PM 1/30/2004 -0600, Bob Callahan Jr wrote:
> He won't make it, it will be cursed. Was Sistine Chukker taken down? Does
> anyone know? My recollection is that the wall surface is plaster on lath, 25
> years ago it crumbled

Well, a rose by any other name . . . etc. I stopped in the "new" place today
to check it out and try to sell them some t-shirts and a pair of monster "voice
of theater" speakers (pair for $500 if anyone's interested) and was pleasantly
surprised to find minimal change. They have repainted walls all around but left
intact *all* major art-- Bob's wall, Sistine Ceiling, DeMent's mural, and even
Bob's lesser wall in stage room. Even left up the florescent art over the bar
which was featured on the front page of the Tusc News and "god damn the city
council to hell" in the art could be read. Looks like they took out the dart
board area for more space. I asked about the preservation of the art and they
seemed suitably reverential about it. The twenty-something new manager was very
impressed that I knew ALL the artists and was asking me about the ceiling, etc.
He had never been in the Chukker before. Even he didn't know where the stupid
new name for the bar came from. So . . . I suspect if we just pretend nothing's
happened . . . then it won't. In fact the today's CityMagazine now casts some
doubt that the demolition will ever come. Seems there is another "town meeting"
in March and some kind of inner city "evaluation" to come to determine if its
crumbling enough to qualify for "renewal". Huh. Not many of us went down to
the late night rock gigs anymore anyway. Let the rave crowd have that. And the
frats used to come in the chuk anyway.

I can foresee everlasting graffiti of the chukker name plaguing this space
forever. I think it may be time to do the new shirt idea I dreamed up for the
closing and Frank Struss liked, but we never pursued. It fits the situation.
Stay tuned. Frank?

The interior walls are plaster on lathe as well as the ceiling. Been crumbling
a long time. Bruce Hopper was telling me about his witnessing a big chunk of
the ceiling falling on Bill Hart's head. He came in bitching and bellyaching in
a pretty foul mood, and . . . kazam, the cosmos reacted. The outer walls are
plaster over brick. Bruce chipped the plaster off parts for an architectural
effect exposing bare brick beneath Weston's wall and since the brick are pretty
loose, quite a few went out the door as souvenirs on that last night. About
2:00 a.m. on the closing, some rousties in the courtyard were plotting to
"destroy" the place completely when the doors closed. I guess the 10 BIG
security guys they hired for the last night came in handy.

William Alford

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Friday, January 23, 2004

You ain't the only one who saw the resemblence. Check out da blog "Cuba, Alabama" http://www.robertoreg.blogspot.com

Hey, in October of 1834 Robert Forbes bought Bourienne's Napoleon from the estate of Henry Fernando Yonge (1811- 1834) by way of the Probate Court of Gadsden County, Florida. Yonge grew up on two parcels of Forbes Purchase land owned by his Daddy, Henry Yonge (1776- 1834)

Another character who has popped up in all this Forbes Purchase stuff (one of the world's greatest real estate transactions: deal closed by James Innerarity of Mobile for 5 cents per acre- May 25, 1804) is John Carnochan. He was kin to someone in Canorchan and Mitchel, Havana merchants, who bought the Forbes Purchase from John Forbes. Clifton Paisley in Red Hills of Florida claims that this quote is in the American State Papers, Public Lands,( I don't think so) "a large and valuable gang of slaves have not for the four years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, paid their own and plantation expenses." Paisley claims that this Carnochan quote is found in American State Papers, Public Lands, 4: 451.
The 1830 census of Gadsden County, Fl, shows that John Carnochan owned 63 slaves. Thought you'd like all dis stuff.
Make sure you remember that the 200th anniversary of the Forbes Purchase is May 25, 2004.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004


The Weatherwax mss., 1915-1975, consist of the papers of Paul Weatherwax, 1888-1976, botanist. A native of Worthington, Indiana, Weatherwax attended both Wabash College and DePauw University in 1909 and 1910 respectively, but received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Indiana University in 1914. He then continued in graduate work at I.U., receiving the A.M. in 1915 and PhD. in 1918. Weatherwax first joined the I.U. faculty as an instructor while doing graduate work, moved to the University of Georgia as an associate professor after completing his degree, and returned to Indiana University in 1921 where he stayed until retirement in 1959. He remained a very active Professor Emeritus on the Bloomington campus until his death in 1976.

Weatherwax authored several books, including The Story of the Maize Plant (1923), Elementary Botany (1942), and Indian Corn in Old America (1954), as well as numerous articles for both scientific and historical publications. He was also the author of the I.U. walking guide called The Woodland Campus of Indiana University (1966). Weatherwax's major areas of research were the morphology of grasses, and the morphology, origin and history of the Indian corn plant. Among the many awards and kudos he received were the Waterman fellowship, 1925-30, and a traveling Guggenheim fellowship, 1944-45. Prior to retirement Dr. Weatherwax headed the teaching group of Indiana University faculty in Bangkok, Thailand, on a Science Education contract with that country, 1957-59.

This collection of papers includes correspondence, writings, photographs, college class notes, seed lists, trip diaries, and materials relating to Indiana University faculty activities. The files have been retained as Weatherwax had them, including folder headings. Consequently, the correspondence files contain such diverse material as photographs, clippings, botany course outlines, insurance policies, faculty meeting reports, correspondence with botanists, publishers, and seed companies, galley proofs, etc. All of this material is arranged in a single alphabetical file and is contained in four cartons. Writings by Paul Weatherwax are filed in a fifth carton and include his incomplete manuscript for "The Morphology of Grasses." A final box containing college notes, trip diaries, seed lists, and miscellaneous memorabilia completes the collection. The collection has been partially indexed. A box and folder list and list of index entries is available.

Gift. Family of Paul Weatherwax, Bloomington, Indiana. 1977

ca. 3825 items

From : William Arthur Wheatley
Sent : Wednesday, January 21, 2004 4:14 AM
To : "robert register"
Subject : RE: FW: Camp

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I've been wanting to see "Big Fish," but haven't. I'll make it a point to do so. The server that hosts my eMail gets a wild hair up its ass every now and then and decides an eMail to a group of people is automatically spam, and returns it. Pisses me off.

Tom and I agree: your son looks just like you at that age!


Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Saturday, January 17, 2004

From : Richard Burke
Sent : Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:49 PM
To : Robert Register
Subject : God almighty!

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God almighty Reg,
Christopher looks like you spit him out. I can't believe the resemblance to the young Roberto.

Congrats, I know you're proud.


From: "Thomas B. Wheatley"
To: "robert register"
Subject: Re: My Boy Made Waterfront Staff!
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 12:29:23 -0500

I sent Christopher a congrats. note, with a copy to you. I then looked at his picture, and damn, he looks just like you at that age (except for his long hair).

From: "Thomas B. Wheatley" Add to Address Book
To: "robert register"
Subject: Re: My Boy Made Waterfront Staff!
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 12:29:23 -0500

I sent Christopher a congrats. note, with a copy to you. I then looked at his picture, and damn, he looks just like you at that age (except for his long hair).


An excellent Web source for "Big Fish"

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Trampby: Carla Thomas / Otis Redding
Peak: 26
Year: 1967

- Tramp.
- What cha call me?
- Tramp.
- Oh you didnt!
- You dont wear continental clothes or Stetson hats.
- But Ill tell ya one doggone thing. It makes me feel good to know one thing. I know... Im a lover!
- Matter of opinion, baby.
- Huh? Thats alright, mama was.
- So?
- Papa too.
- Hmmmm.
- And I know this job, lovins all I know to do.
- Ya know what, Otis?
- What?
- Youre country!
- Thats alright.
- Youre straight from the Georgia woods. - Thats good.
- Ya know what? You wear overalls, big ole broke iron shoes and ya need a haircut, tramp. - Haircut!!! Woman, you goofy. Ooooo... whaaaa Im a lover.
- Yeah, huh.
- Mama was, right mama? Papa too. Ahhh thats alright. But, Im the only son of a gun.
- Oh yeah?
- This side of town. Tramp???
- Thats right, thats what ya are.
- Oh baby, rat cat like that.
- Youre a rat and a tramp! You know, Otis, I dont care what ya say youre
still a tramp.
- What?
- Thats right. You havent even got a
fat bank roll in your pocket. You probably havent even got twenty five cents.
- I got six Cadallacs, Five Lincolns, Four Fords, Six Mercurys, Three T-Birds, Mustang, Ohhh woman, Im a lover.
- Huh, cant prove it by me.
- My mama was, my papa too. Im gonna tell ya one thing.
- So tell me.
- Im the only son of a gun, yeah,
this side of the sun, alright.
- Youre a tramp, Otis, I dont care
what you say, youre still a tramp.
- Dont call me that.
- Look here, you aint got no money.
- I got everythin.
- You cant buy me all those minks and sables and all that stuff I want.
- I can buy you minks, rats, frogs, squirrel, rabbit, anything you want, woman.
- Look you can go out in the Georgia woods and catch them, baby.
- Aaahhh, woman, you just goofy.
- Oh you still a tramp, a tramp.
- Thats alright.
- A tramp, Otis, you just a tramp.
- You wear overalls and ya need a haircut...
O - Huh? A haircut?

Thursday, January 01, 2004

This is a sore subject with me. Since 1997, I have been disgusted by the fact that Alabama History has been eliminated as a graduation requirement in Alabama's public high schools. I saw some stuff about Alabama History Day on the Web but I saw no information other than an entry form. What have you or anybody else done to get Alabama History into the public high schools of Alabama?
As far as I can tell, you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves and if you had any gumption at all, you'd take your name off of anything dealing with Alabama History because as far as I can tell you and your professional egg head associates haven't done SQUAT!!!!

Robert Register

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