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May 16-24: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2011
It’s rare that scientists are able to figure out exactly when an invasive species was introduced to an area — there is generally more than one person at a time who thinks it’s funny to see what a weird animal from Australia will do if you let it loose in your own neighborhood (probably get killed by cats, maybe eat a bird). The Enquirer today reported that one such not-so-local species — the European wall lizard — followed a different path to Cincinnati.  

Media coverage of Osama bin Laden's killing raises questions

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We first saw a photo from the White House situation room with everyone looking intently at something we couldn’t see. About the same time, White House spokesmen said a live TV feed was coming from minicams atop the SEALs’ helmets. Were the president and others watching bin Laden being shot? Was Hillary’s hand-to-face gesture a response to a killing? If yes, how did we got such a phony story about his armed resistance? They would have known better.  

Make Sure You’re Happy Enough, Or Else

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2011
As the news slowly spread of Osama bin Laden's death, a crowd spontaneously gathered in front of the White House. “How nice,” I thought initially. Many of us sought out each other for comfort on the day of the 9/11 attacks nearly a decade ago, so it’s fitting we also share the capture of the plot’s mastermind. My sense of satisfaction, however, soon turned to nagging discomfort as the crowd began smiling, waving flags, dancing and chanting, “USA, USA!” For good measure, they also sang lyrics from the old 1969 Pop song “Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye.”  

Feb. 23-March 1: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Most people who have seen even just a preview for an episode of Two and a Half Men have an opinion on why some people think it’s funny to watch Charlie Sheen’s character talking about women’s boobs in front of a teenager (because they’re stupid). That’s why it was ironic today to learn that the show has been canceled due to Sheen’s increasingly crazy real life.  

Feb. 9-15: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2011
People who grew up in Cincinnati generally don’t spend a lot of time trying to prove that our city is an exciting place — we’re just fine mixing our occasional cultural celebrations with regularly scheduled backyard barbecues. But even here, there occasionally occurs a cultural event so exciting that it forever alters every resident’s life forever. Such an incident occurred today when George Clooney and his family went to Northside to film the front of some buildings.  

Jan. 19-25: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Longtime tennis great and 1990’s camera-seller Andre Agassi once said, “Image is everything,” but it’s difficult to trust his judgment due to the fact that his cool hair was a wig and sometimes he smoked crystal meth. The same could be said for whichever new image the city of Cincinnati comes up with in response to City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan today asking various marketing firms how they brand our city to outsiders.  

GOP Shows True Colors in Tax Showdown

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here's a newsflash for Tea Partiers: You've been played like a fiddle by your so-called friends in the Republican Party. And don't start scoffing, progressives. Your chosen presidential candidate who now sits in the Oval Office has reneged on yet another of the few rock-solid pledges he made during his campaign two years ago.  

In Defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

2 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
WikiLeaks recently obtained more than 251,000 secret diplomatic messages from U.S. embassies worldwide. In what's been dubbed "the Sept. 11 of world diplomacy," the latest leaked documents show the candid, private and unflattering assessments of world leaders by U.S. officials and the pressure tactics they use behind-the-scenes to achieve their goals. Tea Party queen Sarah Palin says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be "pursued with the same urgency we pursue Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders" and detained or assassinated.  

Nov. 24-30: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It's 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28: Do you know where your rifle is? If you don't then it's time to mount up because Ohio's nine-day deer hunting season runs Monday through Saturday and after that you only have two more days this year to shoot one of those bastards.  

Don't Fool Yourself, the Economic Game is Rigged

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The latest findings of the U.S. Census show the gap between the richest and poorest Americans is at its widest since records tracking household income have been kept, and is the highest among all industrialized Western nations. As reported by the Associated Press and others, the top 20 percent of Americans (those earning above $100,000 annually) received almost 50 percent of total income.  

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