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Worst Week Ever!: June 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MONDAY JUNE 10: When people get freaked out that everything they do online and via telephone is being recorded by an unconstitutional and invasive governmental presence, the first thing they do is get on amazon.com and order George Orwell’s novel 1984.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.12.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A not-so-happy reminder on the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act: Ohio women still make 23 percent less than men. CINCINNATI -1   

Aunt & Circumstance

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 And even in the vestiges of his boyhood in his overtures toward independence, he does what all our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews among him do. He is looking for his family. Even when he is letting go, he is holding on.
  

Real Pants Are the Worst

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 This morning I woke up and I had a choice: put on clothes that made me look like an adult going to work at a job that wasn’t inside of a gym, or to not. I chose “not.”   

Women's Work Never Ends

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 Think about Hilary Clinton and the string of women married to philandering politicians out there, especially the ones hitting the comeback trail. Some of these women might be standing by their men, but the smart ones aren’t saying all that much about it because they’re too busy getting busy with the next phase of their own lives.   

Worst Week Ever!: May 29-June 4

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 SATURDAY JUNE 1: A fight during a kindergarten graduation ceremony in Cleveland today made national news. The brawl broke out after refreshments were spilled, which is exactly what the little kids had spent the past year learning you aren’t supposed to do.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.05.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In an effort to differentiate himself from his Democratic opponents, Libertarian mayoral candidate Jim Berns plans to hand out free marijuana plants at a campaign event. CINCINNATI -1
  

Taking It to the Streets

1 Comment · Friday, May 31, 2013
 All of these women have different stories to tell and each are selling their bodies for their own personal reasons. I could simplify those reasons and say it’s all about money to get drugs, but that would be too easy and would only be scratching the surface.  

Refried Beans/Refried Chicken

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It all started, as it always does, with fried chicken. Offenders reducing a black man’s identity to a deflated stereotype — especially one boiling down to food — have usually felt like the oppressed in their own lives because they are losers on some level; they cannot quite reach that elusive gold ring of accomplishment.   

A Loss for Words

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 This is, literally, some awesome, exclusive, breaking news: We, as humans, have words in our lexicon that have lost their meanings and/or garnered brand new, completely different meanings.   

Worst Week Ever!: May 22-27

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
THURSDAY MAY 23: Most people wouldn’t feel that great about taking a job when one of the tasks at hand is to find your own replacement, but that just goes to show you how disconnected average people are from the world of corporate executives (they get $1.6 million signing bonuses, you dumbass!)  

The Unjustified Contempt for Watchdog Journalism

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 If sources begin to think twice about contacting us in any fashion other than midnight meetings in darkened parking garages, public service reporting will become an endangered species.
  

Cincinnati vs. The World 05.29.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Greek yogurt production — a $2 billion industry that continues to grow — produces acid whey runoff unlike normal yogurt production that is killing mass aquatic life by sucking the oxygen out of streams and rivers. WORLD -2     

Sick with This (a Rant in B-Flat)

4 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 I’m sick of the Tailhook nature of navigating daily life when people are so blithely rude they let doors slam in the faces of the people behind them, they jostle and slam into others without so much as an “excuse me,” so by the time I retreat back to home base I feel like an abused slab of dough.  

Head Tingles: Less Creepy Than They Sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Those, the Internet has taught us, are some of our “triggers” — for me, right alongside The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, head massages and a whole Narnia of other untouched, weirdly humdrum happenings.