The Jelly Bus: This is not actually a bus
wrapped in jelly, as the name suggests. It is a bus dressed up like a
jet whose route connects to CVG airport. Of course, Northern Kentucky’s
2x TANK already services the airport, but just imagine the novelty of a
trolley bus that looks like a jet airplane — a Jelly Bus!
When you see
people who fought in World War II watching the Reds play at Great
American Ball Park just the same as you are, it makes something click
that the role of sports is not something that lessens over the time of a
Of course, that obsession with raunch
culture in the first place is sometimes what necessitates the hard,
unpleasant conversations about preventing rape and sexual assault in
this country. Cause and effect.
I feel some of the same vitriol expressed in many of these angry tweets. But it’s not that
hard to resist the urge to publicly express irrational rage related to a
sporting event. Especially so pointedly directed at a single person.
I think that we, as humans, are natural
participators, but maybe we, as Cincinnatians, are isolated in the
Hinterland. We are so self-conscious about making a good impression that
when we are finally in close contact with other humans we become afraid
to break convention and make noise in support of something we purport
know that racist people still exist. I know that people who hate gay
people still exist. But even if you have those kind of tiny, dark
asshole thoughts, at what point are you so comfortable with your
surroundings that you assume everyone around you agrees with your
Just start Googling sinkholes and you can
bring up any number of images of the beasts in action. And while they
may be more common in regions with soluble rock terrain, heavy rains,
etc., sinkholes can happen anywhere. Anywhere!
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.)
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