I’m late on this, but my brother is directing a show at Fringe. To quote their Facebook page, Don’t Cross the Streams: The Cease & Desist Musical is a show about what happens when “A popular early 80’s film about ghosts and the people who bust them is receiving a stage musical adaptation by a local theatre. When their world is shattered by a “cease and desist” letter from the lawyers of Columbia Pictures, the cast and crew give the show a new title, make delirious changes to an increasingly Read more [...]
Frankly, I was hoping to dust the blog off on a happier note than this one, but I want to get this in front of as many eyes as possible. I covered this over on Voices, but just in case there are any of you who (used to) read this blog and not that one, the abridged version is that Walgreens is trying to move approximately 150 yards onto the corner where Everybody’s and the Gaslight sit. If you know the area at all, or you’ve ever been to Everybody’s, you can imagine how the locals feel about Read more [...]
With all of the SOPA/PIPA outrage going on over the last couple of months, perhaps it’s not a coincidence that a new religion has just been recognized in Sweden. According to this article on Cnet:
Kopimism is the brainchild of philosophy student Isak Gerson, who founded the church in 2010 to protect his beliefs that copying and sharing information is a good thing. (If Kopimism has a Ten Commandments equivalent, I'm guessing "Thou shall not steal" didn't make the cut.)
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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’re probably sick of hearing about this by now, but it would be impossible for me to understate exactly how bad I believe this law will be for the internet as we know it. So once again I’ll implore you: Please, if you feel as I do and you haven’t done so already, please call your senator and representative and express your concerns about this bill.
This would normally wait for Bad Idea Friday, but it's just too good. Welcome to Tulsa, where Fox 23 reports that Ms. Halfmoon, apparently too broke to actually buy the necessary chemicals for cooking meth, decided that the next best course of action would be to actually mix those chemicals, or "cook" them, inside Wally World. I will award points for creativity and originality, but I have to take them right back for execution. Apparently she was in the store for six hours; I have no idea how long Read more [...]
Note: This is Part II of the piece that I composed with Zac from Fatal Downflaw, and it can also be found on CincyVoices. Part I can be found here. Portrayal in the Media With mega-conglomerate-controlled mainstream news media being the norm for America, it comes as little surprise that Occupy Cincinnati has some very strong feelings about their portrayal in local media. All present felt like the media was almost waiting in the wings for the group’s next big action - probably hoping Read more [...]
Hey look Cardinal fans, it could be worse; at least you didn’t get it as bad as Cleveland did, right?
Deadspin published this little nugget last night that I think might be of some interest (for the purpose of gloating, if nothing else) to Reds fans. It begins by quoting Prince Albert in this 2009 interview:
"Do I want to be in St. Louis forever? Of course," Pujols said. "Because that city has opened the door to me and my family like no other city is ever going to do. I don't want to [go to] Read more [...]
Note: Sorry for the drought, but it’s been one hell of a November on a personal front, but hopefully the width and breadth of this article will make up for it. It’s been embarrassingly long in the making, but I’m pretty f’n happy with the final product. This profile was a collaboration between Zac from Fatal Downflaw and yours truly. It’s already up there, and at CincyVoices as well, but I figure a few extra readers can’t hurt for the amount of time that we’ve plugged into the project. Read more [...]
UPDATE: While originally reporting that Perry’s ad had originally surpassed Rebecca Black’s “Friday” as the most disliked video in YouTube history, the Huffington Post has now corrected (with some disappointment, if I’m not mistaken) that Perry is still safely behind the Biebs by nearly a factor of 10 for that coveted title; still, as you can see, to get to where he did with the number of views that he had is pretty remarkable. Who knew people would hate aimlessly lashing out at people Read more [...]
This is one of the things that I beat the right wing up about more than anything else. I laughed so hard I cried, particularly at the surgeon comparison. Don't miss this if you have five minutes you can spare. It is epic. Best line of the bit: "The American people should be able to decide what's true". Happy Friday!
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