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!)
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
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.
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
TUESDAY MAY 21: The hits just keep on coming for
Abercrombie & Fitch. After recently being called out for
discriminatory hiring practices, its Hollister Co. brand has been found
guilty of discriminating against shoppers with physical impairments.
I’ve become a believer in the eye test.
It goes all the way back to Thomas, the ever-doubtful disciple, who just
couldn’t bring himself to believe the testimony of his brothers in
faith following the Crucifixion.
Republican Ohio state legislators are working to take away
unauthorized immigrants’ right to receive driver’s licenses, a
privilege recently granted temporary amnesty by the federal government. CINCINNATI -1
WEDNESDAY MAY 8: Some people would rather go to jail than
have to set foot inside a mall. Thanks to a recently announced event by
the Springdale Police Department and several other local agencies, the
two experiences will become more alike starting next week.
Forget the bickering, back-and-forth and ballot measures. What we’re now doing — and I use “we” to
mean whomever accesses city coffers or pulls capital and/or operating
budget purse strings — is putting the streetcar before public good and
Intruding is something
reporters do. Intrusions can be personal, professional, financial or
commercial. Or more than one of the above. And, yes, despite
inexplicably loud cell phone conversations, awareness of omnipresent
smartphone cameras and overly revealing Facebook posts, many Americans
still assert their right to privacy.
Rich people get to do whatever the hell they want in this city. Maybe that’s the way it is in every city
and anyone surprised by it is a simpleton who clearly grew up on the
wrong side of I-75. But the influence that Cincinnati's rich people have over the direction of this city and the distribution of its resources should disturb everyone.
WEDNESDAY MAY 1: People love to complain, and one of the
old standbys when doing so is feeling tired. In response to everyone
always whining about feeling tired or hungover, many food companies have
begun producing snacks with caffeine added to them.
He is American, old-school American, cut
from the cloth of the robber barons and cutthroat captains of industry,
the gamblers and the sometimes killers who did more than beg, borrow and
steal to get ahead and who weren’t losing any sleep over their actions —
nobody’s sleepless in the great American past.