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Cincinnati vs. the World 08.21.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Using an iPhone to watch one hour of video a week consumes more energy annually than two new refrigerators. WORLD -2
  

Orientation

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In the herd there are so many students who come to college who’ve absolutely no business there; they’re no more prepared for the intellectual rigor, the dicey social matrix and the expectation of talent in their respective disciplines than an average junior high school student, and no one’s had that come-to-Jesus conversation with them until maybe well into their third year.  

It Takes a Village

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I did most of my growing up in that town, about a 25-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati and a 15-minute drive to everywhere else. I don’t live there anymore, but it’s home. Always will be.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 7-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
MONDAY AUG. 12: Add cursive writing to the list of things from your precious moments of youth that were wasted on learning things which were totally irrelevant and not worth knowing how to do now that you are old and stationary.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 08.14.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A popular North Korea comedienne was yanked off stage at her performance and shipped to a coal mine with a sentence of “indefinite hard labor” after she told a joke that somehow satirized society in North Korea. WORLD -2   

Class of '83

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When that summer was over we got our black asses on the bus. We expected the worst. We rode the bus stiff-backed, ready for all-out race war. We weren’t comforted by our white bus driver’s choice of WEBN on the radio.  

Nobody Puts Cincy in a Corner

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A pair of recent online attempts to encapsulate Cincinnati went viral, at least locally, and the responses to them inadvertently shined a light on a few overlooked traits of Cincinnatians — thin skin and chips on shoulders. (As a native, I wholeheartedly admit to also having these traits engraved into my DNA.)  

Feds' Breach of Reporter/Source Confidentiality Stifles Media

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Don’t you just hate it when a president and attorney general expect us to trust them? Missile Gap. Watergate. Tonkin Gulf. War on Terror. All stinking precedents. Now, it’s Obama and Holder and their faux contrition for overzealous feds snooping in reporters’ emails and phone calls.
  

Worst Week Ever!: July 31-Aug. 6

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
WEDNESDAY JULY 31: People who say that things are “meta” are usually annoying and prone to trying to make themselves appear way more intelligent and informed than they truly are. That said, there seems to be a debate within the debates when it comes to the upcoming Cincinnati mayoral election. 
  

A Lesson in the Lessers

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
 If only politicians were cicadas. At least we’d have a longer cycle of silence before the commencement of incessant droning and that annoying buzzing about. The only difference is cicadas, while butt-ugly, die after they mate.
  

Sixteen Legitimate Concerns About Birth and Babies

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
What if the epidural doesn’t kick in? It seems like in every TV birth (I know, I know), they get to the hospital and it’s too late for the epidural. I don’t think I can meditate the pain away like Beyoncé described while giving birth to Blue Ivy.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 8.07.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
A 7-year-old and a 10-year-old have been placed under a gag order, along with their parents, preventing them from ever speaking about fracking again under a settlement from a drilling company whose fracking practices near their Pennsylvania home caused their entire family to suffer from weird ailments. WORLD -1
  

Looking for Mr. McNabb

3 Comments · Friday, August 2, 2013
When I moved to another apartment building here in Covington, Kentucky at the end of January, my decision was to stay pretty much to myself and not get involved with my neighbors.  

Flawed Research Costs Reporters, Scientific Journals Credibility

0 Comments · Friday, August 2, 2013
Pity local editors who must decide whether a distant medical and scientific study or discovery is newsworthy.   

Worst Week Ever!: July 24-30

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WEDNESDAY JULY 24: It’s hard to find a job that pays $40,000 and allows you to be you, because most people with money are insufferable to be around.