Monday, October 23, 2006

David Grubb: Indiana Outlaw on Youtube

Back in May, I wrote about Bloomington's resident coot, David R. Grubb, who's currently in jail for hitting a small child who wouldn't take candy from him.

Bloomington's Cable Access Television Station, CATS, at one time was the home of the early 90's slacker TV phenomenon that was J&B on the Rox, later just Rox, but mostly it's a county-government-level C-SPAN, broadcasting local government meetings, including meetings where Mr. Grubb flexed his oratorial muscles during the public comment segments, railing against Greed, Crud, and Fraud.

A few months ago, somebody known as 50YearRanger posted a series of 9 of Grubb's appearances during 2004 on YouTube, as 'The Grubb Files'. In the series you can see Grubb's gradual transformation from not particularly bad-looking old Midwestern dude with actually not a bad voice (in a different, better life, he might have narrated 'The Dukes Of Hazard') to a grubby (sorry) mountain man figure, complete with a leaf hanging from his beard in Episode 8: We Don't Need Michigan. I found out about this via Bloomington's 'Herald-Times', in an article last Sunday about this cool new thing called YouTube.

A couple notes for viewers from outside Monroe County:

Jeff Ellington, who Grubb attacks in Episodes 2 and 3, owns Ellington Stables, the home for PALS (People, animals, learning services) which is a facility specializing in therapuetic horse riding for individuals with special needs. So he'd appear not to be such a bad guy.

Bill Cook, who Grubb refers to as a 'taker' in Episode 7, Seduced By a Devil Worshipper, is Bloomington's benevolent billionaire, founder of Cook Inc, a company that makes medical devices. Cook is known for his generosity, including a $600,000 donation to a free medical clinic, and a $1 million donation to COPS, a charity for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Both of these donations are very recent examples, and there are many more.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Whats the deal with Mr. Grubb? Where is he now, how long ago were the videos in season 1 and 2 shot?

david said...

From David E. Grubb... born in Washington, Indiana and now lives in Amsterdam... This srory is not about ME! for To all my friends and family in Hoosierland and beyond... try grubbled@yahoo.com

SDC said...

Sorry David E. Grubb in Amsterdam, about this fellow giving you a bad name...

carolann davis said...

Is this David e Grubb that lives in Holland. i am looking for my dad. my e-mail add is carolanndavis81@yahoo.com, if ive found the right person could you e-mail me back please.

Dr Rotwang! said...

How 'bout that fire at Grubb's house?

Anonymous said...

Thorough and uncorrupt investigation needs to be initiated by the FBI.