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.
Poynter.org says Gannett — owner of The Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal and Indianapolis Star,
among others — is reorganizing newsrooms, job and pay scales “to better
attract an (online) audience of 25- to 45-year-olds.”
Keeping up with the Kardashians isn’t about reality. It’s pure
plastic, pure phony baloney. It’s rich people who have done nothing to deserve
that wealth and status and who think they have real problems and issues to deal
with. They don’t.
On Sept. 8, Hamilton County Juvenile
Court Judge Tracie Marie Hunter will finally walk from the court of
public opinion into the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge
Norbert A. Nadel to defend herself, her reputation, her seat on the
bench and, she’d tell us, her life’s work against nine felony charges.
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.”
As the days turn a way from Michael
Brown’s funeral, thus finally laying to rest his thrice-autopsied young
body, Ferguson, Missouri, is now — more than ever — ripe and ready for
the change that can carry this predominantly black and woefully
underemployed community forever forward.
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
You wouldn’t know it now to look at the
so-fresh-and-so-clean-clean landscape where Timothy Thomas died and potentially
thousands rioted, faced down cops in riot gear and incurred bean bag
spray, rubber bullets, mace and mayhem, but we were once a bigger, more
metropolitan version of Ferguson, Missouri, and our nighttime streets
ran thick with anger, too.
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.