by Jac Kern
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By now, you’ve
probably seen Isaac Lamb’s masterfully choreographed routine/marriage proposal
to Amy Frankel. The Portland, Ore. couple reached cyber stardom with YouTube
video “Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal” — just one week after being posted, it's approaching 12 million views.
It is important to
note that despite various website mentions, this is decidedly
not “hipster” (except maybe the dancing Jews, that might be some kind of
underground art trend). The song is a 2010 hit Pop song by “Hawaiian Elvis”
Bruno Mars. A similar performance can be seen on this very popular television show. Nonetheless,
it is really damn cute. I dare you to not get misty-eyed.
It might not be
everyone’s dream proposal, but it’s such a representative 2012 slice of life:
popular music, Glee-esque dancing, technology (Skype, YouTube). Just imagine
their first dance as husband and wife…
If you’re not one
of the couple million people who saw Battleship, don’t waste your money quite
yet. Here’s every line of dialogue Rihanna says in the box office bomb.
usually suck. Although over the years many schools have committed to serving
healthier, more substantial meals, the thought of cafeterias conjures up
memories of greasy sloppy joes, canned fruit and square pizza. Most kids don’t
mind it — who didn’t look forward to grilled cheese day? Kids aren’t concerned
with nutritious content. Kids who aren’t Martha Payne, that is. GOOD shared the blog of
this 9-year-old Scottish girl who became fed up with her inadequate school
lunches. Under the careful supervision of her Dad, Payne created NeverSeconds, a blog of her daily school lunch with
ratings (which adorably calculate number of mouthfuls and pieces of hair in
every meal). The blog hasn’t even been up for two months and Payne is already
getting recognition from the likes of school lunch champion Jamie Oliver. Payne,
under the moniker Veg (as in Veritas Ex Gustu, which is Latin for
Truth in Tasting), also invites children from around the world to send in
photos and analyses of their healthy or sub-par school meals. What a cool
2 is really coming.
had a pretty busy couple weeks. He launched Facebook in the stock market, updated his relationship status
and married a girl that did not
dump him in The Social Network, honeymooned in Italy and
everyone’s pissed about all of it.
Did anyone else
nearly run their car off the road when they hear what sounds like Morgan
Freeman’s sweet, heavenly voice on a … library commercial?
That’s right, a
guy who really sounds like Morgan Freeman voiced a commercial for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
by Jac Kern
GOOD Ideas for Cities is an opportunity
for problem-solvers to tackle some of their cities’ greatest urban challenges.
GOOD has an excellent magazine, but the company is
also a collective of innovative individuals, nonprofits and other
organizations united to push the world in a positive direction. The GOOD Ideas
for Cities program will be presented in six cities this year, including Cincinnati. Local urban leaders met with GOOD to determine some of the city’s
urban issues and, last month, GOOD put out a call for creative Cincinnatians
with bright ideas. Six teams of problem-solvers were selected and each given an
urban challenge Cincinnati currently faces. Tonight at the Contemporary Arts
Center, these teams will present their solutions and join the urban leaders for
a Q&A. After the 7 p.m. presentation, enjoy drinks and conversation and
learn how to help make the ideas a reality. Admission is free, but you must
RSVP here. Doors open at 6 p.m., so come early as reservations do not guarantee entrance
after 6:45 p.m. It’s a pretty big deal that Cincinnati was selected to
participate in the program, and tonight is sure to be an engaging,
An after-work summer destination for many yuppies Tri-Staters, Party in
the Park returns tonight for its 32nd year tonight. Every Wednesday through
July, Party in the Park brings booze and popular area cover bands to Yeatman’s
Cove from 5-10 p.m. Happy hour runs 5-6:30 p.m. and for the first time, wine
and cocktails are available in addition to beer. Tonight’s music comes from
Naked Karate Girls. Check out the full lineup here.
Perhaps contemporary Classical is more your style? World-renown composer
Yanni performs at the Aronoff Center tonight. Known for being the sound of New
Wave and providing the music for the Olympics (since 1988) and countless other
televised sporting events, Yanni presents a new touring show featuring new
music from Truth of Touch, his first
album of original studio music in almost a decade. Tonight’s performance begins
at 8 p.m. Go here to find tickets.
Interior decorator and HGTV host/designer
Monica Pedersen will stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion
to discuss and sign her new book. Monica
Pedersen Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home combines the author’s DIY nature and design/décor
expertise to turn readers into party-throwing pros. The event begins at 7 p.m.
tonight.Check out our To Do page for more art exhibits, theater shows and other events happening tonight and follow our music blog for a daily live show lineup.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2009
There’s nothing worse than being condescending toward someone and having it get flipped around on you. Today the people who will have to deal with the confusing wording on the anti-streetcar ballot said to its supporters, “Yeah, your anti ‘choo choo train’ bill could ruin a real choo choo train, you asses.”
Football fans say ‘Whoot! Whoot! Whoot!’ for fall
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Fantasy football drafts. Tailgating. Running your mouth. There are many great aspects to this narrow season between face-melting heat and bone-chilling cold called we call Autumn. In many ways sports come to mind when mentally tallying the good things about fall. What Thanksgiving would be complete without you and your weakarmed relatives throwing wobbly passes back and forth in the yard?
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
After picking up some hot sandwiches at the new World Food Bar at Findlay Market (1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-342-1968), the only sounds emanating from our table were “mmm … mmmm” followed by: “Holy shit. Let’s go tell everyone how good this is.” It’s not surprising that the food was excellent, knowing chef/owner Joshua Campbell’s extensive background working in some of the finest restaurants in Cincinnati, Florida and the Bahamas.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So far this year, I haven’t visited any of the New England states. I love it there — being around those small mountains of trees that are close to the ocean. When I’m away from New England too long, I find ways to remind myself that someday maybe I’ll get to live there. For example, my party lights arrived in the mail yesterday — little lighthouses that I now have hanging up in my bedroom area in my studio apartment in Westwood.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I recently read an article about making biodiesel fuel out of spent coffee grounds. The grounds yield stable oil that can be extracted and converted into a roasted-smelling fuel. Well, cars don’t run on coffee yet, but there is a place in Greater Cincinnati that exemplifies a kinship between cars and coffee.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you like your burger with a little Magic seasoning, then you already know about Fatburger (3158 Madison Road, Oakley, 513-871-8722). This Southern California-based chain is partly owned by Magic Johnson and other celebs - including Kanye West, Pharrell, Queen Latifah and Montel Williams - and is franchising across the country.
Improving the 2008 party scene one night at a time
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Floyd “Freshdaily” Johnson is a ubiquitous man in Cincinnati’s party scene. He’s the networker, the guy with the nickname who knows what’s going on every night of the week. Floyd supports any and all events, from art openings to house parties and shows at Northside Tavern to events at downtown nightclubs.