CityBeat - We, As Humans http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-245-1-we_as_humans.html <![CDATA[Q&A With a Guy Who Doesn't Have a Car - Jeff Beyer still doesn't have a car after all these years]]>

Back in 2011, CityBeat spoke with downtown resident Jeff Beyer, a guy whose primary mode of transportation is his bicycle, to find out what life in Cincinnati is like for people who don’t have cars.

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<![CDATA[Fifty Types of People Who Don't Like Mass Transit - ]]>

Progressives need to understand that there are many more reasons that some Cincinnatians hold steadfastly against investment in public transportation, especially when so many of our highways need to be widened and repaved because they are the only useful mode of transportation available to most people because we don’t have trains.

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<![CDATA[There Are Too Many Types of Toothpaste - ]]>

The toothpaste aisle is the worst. There are only like two toothpaste companies and they make about 1,000 different types.

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<![CDATA[Novel Ideas for Cincinnati’s Future - ]]>

 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!

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<![CDATA[The Glass Is Half Full, Or at Least Not Empty - ]]>

 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 Cincinnatian’s life.

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<![CDATA[Difficult Conversations - ]]>

 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.

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<![CDATA[Hate, with a Passion - ]]>

 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.

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<![CDATA[Ghost Fans - ]]>

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 to love.

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<![CDATA[21st Century Bigots - ]]>  I 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 limited worldview?]]> <![CDATA[Poor Jenny, Poor Cincinnati - ]]>

A woman named Jenny lives in Cincinnati, but not for long because her husband got a job in another city.

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<![CDATA[I Got Robbed - ]]>

There have been some unexpected little silver linings; one, I remembered how and why I live in Over-the-Rhine, and two, I remembered how to live.

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<![CDATA[Fantasy Football Is Better than a Lot of Stuff - ]]> For a brief moment, the person who owns a fantasy football team and is off work on Sunday is god-like and in charge of everything. There’s no other feeling like it.
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<![CDATA[Humans' Newest Enemy: Sinkholes - ]]>

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!

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<![CDATA[It Takes a Village - ]]>

I did most of my growing up in that town, about a 25-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati and a 15-minute drive to everywhere else. I don’t live there anymore, but it’s home. Always will be.

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<![CDATA[Nobody Puts Cincy in a Corner - ]]>

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.)

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<![CDATA[Sixteen Legitimate Concerns About Birth and Babies - ]]>

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 Ivy.

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<![CDATA[Remembering Jeremy Ramundo - ]]>

The first time I remember meeting Jeremy Ramundo was at Walnut Hills High School during the late ’90s.

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<![CDATA[Women Versus Clothing: WTF Is a Size 8? - ]]> Chances are if you’ve ever had trouble buttoning a pair of jeans in a fitting room, someone has thrown this adage over the door: “Don’t worry, Marilyn Monroe was a size 16” — along with the next size up.]]> <![CDATA[Let's Talk About Street Harassment - ]]>

Finding yourself subject to foreign ogles comes with the territory when you’re a female urban-dweller, I’ve accepted. It’s part of the rhythm of every day, and it’s often more an annoyance than an actual physical threat. But it’s a meaningful annoyance.

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<![CDATA[A Celebration of Our Greatest Appendage - ]]>

 Without thumbs we couldn’t hitchhike; give thumbs up; give a handjob; use a hammer; use the full vocabulary of sign language; pick up a cup; make a phone call; recreate Star Wars with only thumbs (see: Thumb Wars); use a lighter; do an accurate Fonzie impression; text while driving; or tweet without a laptop on the toilet. 



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