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by Charlie Gibson 10.01.2009
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Charlie's Corner

Collectively we are getting dumber as a nation. We are relying too heavily on computers to do all the work for us. We don’t have to remember anything because we can use our space phones to look up any information about anything in a matter of seconds. Since there is literally an app for everything, we no longer have to use our short-term memory to, well, remember anything.

I just recently upgraded my Microsoft Word from the 2002 edition to 2008. One of the major changes that occurred was the positioning of “spell check.” It went from being about of the way down on the "Tools" drop down menu to the #1 spot. I’m not one to hate on the spell check cause I am one of the worst spellers in the world, you should see all the red lines. I love spell check, but much like the calculators on our phones, it is taking away from simple knowledge that our brains should use everyday.

When I fill out applications for jobs, on-site, I have to use smaller words like, “fast” because I just don’t know how to spell “efficiently” correctly. I am literally embarrassed to use my tip calculator when I go out to dinner because I can’t really figure out 20 percent, 9 percent if I’m at Tuckers. I can ballpark it, but what if I’m not spot on? Then I look like a dick.

In this day and age, we should rise above the computers and use our real brains to outsmart their fake, emotionless harddrives. If we don’t start now, how do you think the perceived computer takeover is going to go? The robots will slowly out-tip us, out-spell us, out-Jeopardy us, and soon out-think us.

by Charlie Gibson 09.01.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 11:13 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


This weekend was the release of the newest installment in the Final Destination series, THE Final Destination and, much like THE Ohio State, it's nothing special.

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by Charlie Gibson 08.03.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 09:16 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Charlie's Corner: There's a New Cream in Town

This weekend was a good weekend for walking around the city. The summer weather was finally gracing us with its presence and the rain was holding off for the day. Following a long night of taking in the arts at Final Friday, I awoke with a slight headache that could only be cured with greasy food and a tall glass of lemonade.

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by Charlie Gibson 07.13.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 03:49 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Charlie's Corner: Is Cincinnati Getting Hotter?

Every time I visit other cities or countries I tend to notice how attractive people are compared to my hometown. If you go to New York City, yeah you are going to see movie stars and models, but the population in general always seems to be more attractive than any of the major cities in the Midwest.

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by Charlie Gibson 06.23.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 03:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

There Goes the Neighborhood...Library

There goes the neighborhood…library. So Governor Ted “Bear” Strickland wants to cut 50 percent of the funds for the Cincinnati and Hamilton Public Libraries so he doesn’t have to be a meanie and raise taxes.

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by Charlie Gibson 06.09.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 11:33 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

'The Hangover' Movie Review by Charlie

I rarely go to the movies anymore. I’m just too poor to spend $10 to see something I can download for free shortly after the release date.

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by Charlie Gibson 05.26.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 11:24 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Greenest Man Alive

I really want everyone to know that I’m going green, but it’s hard to do! I don’t really invite people over to my house so they can’t see my garden, compost flies or my gray water system. I don’t have a Toyota Prius. I don’t even have a car. So no one sees that I don’t have a car, and if they do see me out walking, they probably think the car is at my house. With the addition of our solar panels and gutter water wheels we are now completely off the grid, so no one can look up how little I’m spending on electric. I ride my bikes around the city but since I switch from my 10-speed to my single speed to my fixie all the time, no one realizes it’s the same guy riding all those bikes. I’m doing all these green things but no one knows how green I am. I thought all my efforts were going to waste, but I found a way to let people know that I’m the greenest dude in town!

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by Charlie Gibson 05.18.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 01:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bike City!

One of my favorite things to do is ride my bike around the city. Whether it’s for exercise, transportation or recreation, I always feel great getting on the big black bull and flying around the city. I was riding today after work, heading down Spring Grove and was wondering to myself, “When is the city going to repave this street?”

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by Charlie Gibson 05.05.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 05:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Party In The Park

Wednesday I decided to go down to Sawyer Point for the Party in the Park. All my friends are starting to be douchebags, so I thought to myself, "Charlie, why not go network and make friends, like Facebook, irl (in real life)?" Since it was a nice night, I thought I would take the new hybrid buses downtown. I also brought along my guitar to practice my scales and just play look cool. My first attempt at making friends included me playing some John Mayer songs on my guitar.

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by Charlie Gibson 04.23.2009
Posted In: Charlie's Corner at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tex the Vortex

Attn: The Vortex Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive
P.O. Box 901
Kings Island, OH

Dear Vortex,

I really want you to know that you have my support. I know things are getting tough now a days with the new additions to the park. Two fancy ass rollercoasters have been intruding on your fame and stealing your thrill warriors. What does the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company think they are doing?

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