Maybe I was a bit negative in my post yesterday in regards to lazy Cincinnati or maybe I was telling the truth. Regardless, I’ll try to be positive today. I want to be fair and balanced.
Back in the late 1960’s, Connie Smith had a top 10 country record about the Queen City. In the video down below, you’ll hear Ms. Smith singing “Cincinnati, Ohio” while a series of city photos rotate.
Please note that in the photos being shown, not one bed bug is in sight. You’re welcome.
(Photo found on Google)
Next time you’re waiting for a bus at Government Square in downtown Cincinnati, take a look up at the banners over head.
The City of Cincinnati is promoting “A Christmas Carol” playing at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Is this long-range planning for Christmas 2009? Is this smart promotion? Is it Christmas every day of the year in beautiful Cincinnati?
No to all of the above. Lazy Cincinnati hasn’t gotten around to taking down the banners from Christmas 2008.
(Photo by me. Hey – I did my best)
Some historians have put together a list of the presidents ranking them from the best to the worst.
Lincoln came out on top as being the best president. Know who was near the bottom? Go to The Huffington Post to find out.
(Photo from iacmusic.com)
Both WLWT and WCPO reported last week that Pulse, the once weekly newspaper that used to be known as the Downtowner, is close to closing its doors. Last November, the publication went to web only to save cost. Apparently that wasn’t enough.
Both television stations are also reporting that some employees haven’t been paid in weeks. Click here to watch the video from channel 5.
A reliable source has confirmed to me that employees have not been paid and in some cases for over a month. This reliable source is a former Pulse employee still waiting for his or her checks.
According to this source, Pulse has no staff. All employees have quit because of no paychecks. Going to their website also confirms this. The Pulse website hasn’t been updated for over a week.
The CEO of Pulse is Roger Ach. We wrote about Ach a few days ago. Click here to read that post.
Another reliable source informs me that Ach was making the rounds downtown in early February trying to find some money. He entered a bar on Vine Street trying to collect on an ad that ran in Pulse months ago. He was looking to collect the small sum of just over $200.
Not to beat a dead horse (but I will anyway), Roger – find a truck, pick up those empty Pulse boxes all over town, find a place to store them and once the economy gets better, sell them. That should put a little more in your pocket than $200.
(Photo from Cincinnati Enquirer)
Is Jessica Simpson fat? No, not really. Do we care if she is? Apparently so.
I’m always amazed as to what gets people’s attention. Even here in sleepy Cincinnati, Charlie Gibson at Daily Beat felt the need to write about Jessica and her weight. I guess I’m no better since I’m bringing it up too, but since I am, just let me say I don’t care. It’s not news.
Here’s some real news: The Cincinnati Nation reported last week that Delta Airlines is finally lowering fares at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. What a shame that it took a recession for Delta to show a little love here.
Speaking of love, are you a single parent? That’s got to be a hard road. Last week, the Midwest Teen Sex Show put up a video showing how to cope with this sometimes stressful situation.
John Updike passed away a few weeks ago and Dick Cavett remembered him at his Talk Show blog last week. It includes a short video with Cavett interviewing Updike and John Cheever. If you’re into two great writers talking, give it a look.
Ever wonder what a dust storm looks like in Australia? Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish gave us a feel for it last week.
And did you catch the bizarre Joaquin Phoenix appearance on Letterman? If you didn’t, The Huffington Post can catch you up on what you missed.
Maybe it’s just me, but not only was Joaquin bizarre but he also looked fat. Hanging out too much with Jessica Simpson perhaps?
(Photo from Newsday)
Actually I’m lying, but I have nothing but good things to say about these things I slip over my shoes when there’s snow and ice outside.
I wrote about them in this week’s Living Out Loud column, “New Friends and Shoe Tires.”
I even found a video about them that I’ve posted down below.
Maybe we won’t get any more snow or ice this winter. Maybe that’s wishful thinking. Regardless, I’ve got my Stabilicers waiting in the closet.
(Photo from www.campbound.com)
In my never ending effort to be positive about Cincinnati. . .
ABC has put out a list of the most miserable cities in America and despite our being lazy, despite our horrible baseball and football teams, despite the fact that our sidewalks are rolled up at night and despite the fact we’re known as the bed bug capital of the world, Cincinnati did not make the list.
Joy to the world!
Click here to read this wonderful news.
(Photo from Photobucket)