Al Franken was pretty funny back in the
day — his Stuart Smalley character always kept you hoping for the day
when he’d get high before talking to himself in the mirror and realize
that he was never good enough and everybody hated him.
Kroger chairman and former CEO David Dillon recently opened up while at the Aspen Ideas Festival panel, keeping it realer than most would by stating that his $12.8 million pay package in 2013 was “ludicrous.”
The Internet is a wonderful place, full of
important information and videos of people tripping over things in
stores. It’s also a useful tool for starting viral trends, most of which
don’t help anyone (selfies) but some that do (video of cops acting like
Local leaders seeking to renovate Music Hall
and Union Terminal are running into predictable problems, principally
that Republican Hamilton County commissioners believe in vetting massive
historical renovation projects in their basements rather than relying
on the expertise of area CEOs who kick it with Obama.
For many Cincinnatians, the scariest part
of going across the Western Hills Viaduct is not knowing which lane you
should be in as you wrap around that McDonald’s that greets you on the
West Side — one wrong turn and you could be headed down State Street and
wondering both what year it is and if parts of Gummo were filmed
Gender roles are weird. Men are supposed
to love going to Hooters because the restaurant is named after tits and
their servers do the best job they can at patting backs and flirting
with customers while acting as minimally repulsed as possible.
Neighborhood activists have called for
City Councilman Christopher Smitherman’s ouster as a committee chairman
in light of comments he recently made accusing black people of not doing
enough to stop violence.
For journalistically inclined folks like
Megyn Kelly of Fox News, the 12th month of the year is as good a time as
any to make it clear to young viewers that Santa Claus and Jesus were
good, hard-working Caucasians.