Photo blog of Steph Mineart.
Indianapolis, Indiana. A derogatory nickname for Indianapolis, Indiana, established in the early 1900's; references in jazz tunes from that era. "People would say there is nothing to do in the city, but take a nap."
1. Argus (noun):
In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes or Argos, was a giant with a hundred eyes. Hera's defining task for Argus was to guard the white heifer Io from Zeus, keeping her chained to the sacred olive tree at the Argive Heraion. Because his many eyes meant that only a few of the eyes would sleep at a time, there were always eyes still awake to watch the nymph. To free Io, Zeus had Argus slain. Hermes, disguised as a shepherd, put all of Argus's eyes asleep with spoken charms, then slew him by hitting him with a stone. According to Ovid, Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever in a peacock's tail to commemorate her faithful watchman.
2. Argus (noun):
One of many common newspaper names (along with Beacon, Observer, Guardian, Monitor, Reflector, Sentinel, Sentry) denoting the role of the press as "the watchdog of democracy."