Novelist J.D. Salinger passed away last week at the age of 91. Yeah, kind of sad, but he had a long life. Probably time for me to reread “Catcher in the Rye,” one of the best novels I’ve ever read.
No doubt, Salinger was a great writer, but he may be better known to some for his reclusiveness. Scott Ditzler at Kansascity.com gives us a good essay on this subject and Salinger’s work.
Did you know those Bengal ticket prices have gone up again? It doesn’t bug me in the least as I never ever go, but The Cincinnati Man has a poll going on to get your thoughts on it.
Wonkette tells us that President Obama had a “therapy session” with the House Republicans last week. My question is—why? Mr. President, you will never get these people to see it your way, so stop reaching out to them. Just push your ideas through. Your constantly trying to understand the GOP is becoming annoying.
Speaking of Obama, The Huffington Post tells us actor Mel Gibson doesn’t think the President can fix the mess we’re in which leads me to ask another question: Does anyone really care anymore what Mel Gibson thinks?
And don’t homeless people have enough problems? The Cincinnati Nation reports that a homeless man was beaten up on Walnut Street downtown a few days ago. Yeah, I know. That is soooooo Cincinnati, but still.
John Edwards—you know the guy who ran for president a couple times—is in the news again. Newsobserver.com is reporting that perhaps Edwards lifted his wife’s lime green wallet that had over $300 in it.
Maybe he was just trying to help her out. I mean who the hell should want to own a lime green wallet?
(Photo of Salinger from guardian.co.uk)
I know I’ve said more than a few times in the past that Cincinnati is a lazy town with not a lot going on.
Maybe I was wrong. Take a look at this video that was shot in downtown Cincinnati this past Friday morning.
Well, maybe I wasn’t wrong. Maybe this isn’t downtown Cincinnati. Maybe I’m lying. Maybe this video is just an old deodorant commercial.
(Photo from flickr.com)
Actually the headline here is misleading. Actually two “SmackDown” wrestlers came here for some kind of event at U.S. Bank Arena.
But Gregory “Hurricane” Helms and Chris Irvine, two professional wrestlers, did get drunk at a Shell Station in Erlanger and got themselves arrested. Click here to read more about it.
The question that comes to my mind is that with all the great bars in Northern Kentucky, why would these guys want to get drunk at a Shell station?
Click here for an update on this developing high drama!!
Regardless, I have to feel a bit sorry for “Hurricane” Helms. He had to look pretty silly in the back of that squad car wearing that silly costume.
(Photo of “Hurricane” Helms found on Google)
Really, where did this month go? We only have a few days left.
January is flying by. I guess I shouldn’t complain as this is usually the month where we get a fair amount of snow and so far we haven’t. Knock wood.
Of course, we did get some snow on January 7. Remember? I do. I wrote a column about it in the Living Out Loud column in CityBeat this week — “Ten Days in January.”
(Photo from flickr.com)
I don’t know where the hell Menifee Union School District is, but you won’t find dictionaries in their schools. Dictionaries are dirty books where elementary school kids can look up dirty words.
It seems Merriam Webster’s 10th edition tells us what the words “oral sex” means. Shocking isn’t it? Click here to read more about it.
The article doesn’t explain what oral sex is. For that, you’ll need to go to your porn book—your dictionary.
(Photo from WordPress)
We here in Ohio like to drink alcohol and last year, when the economy was at it’s worse (that could be a lie as I think the economy still sucks), we here in the Buckeye State turned to the bottle.
Liquor sales in Ohio hit an all time high last year to the tune of 734.8 million dollars. Click here to read more about it—that is if you’re not to drunk too read.
(Photo of drunken Ohio woman found on Google)
We’re always trying new things here and today, we’re going to do a restaurant review.
Are you familiar with Dixie Chili over in Newport? Ever been there? Are you curious as to what their food is like? Well we’re here to help.
Donna Covrett from Cincinnati Magazine has agreed to give us a review of Dixie Chili! Here’s the video.
Wait a minute. That’s not Donna Covrett. Who the hell is this woman?
Regardless, she did give us some pretty good advice. I’m staying away from the garlic at Dixie Chili. I have enough problems with gas.
(Graphic found on Google)