I suppose this is news or maybe I’ll act like it is.
The Dish network is dropping The Weather Channel in favor of yet another 24-hour weather channel. Is the weather going to be different on this other channel?
I’ve never watched The Weather Channel and don’t understand people who do. When it comes to getting the weather, I just go online to see if I need to bring along an umbrella or need to wear a sweater or coat. Maybe this takes a minute out of my day—probably not even that.
I have a friend who watches The Weather Channel because he has a thing for one of their weather reporters, Stehpanie Abrams. Sure she’s cute, but that’s not enough for me to stay home and watch weather on television. I’d rather be out in it.
(Photo of Stehpanie Abrams from monkeycube.com)
Graeter’s Ice Cream is buying out its Columbus/Dayton Franchisee. I’ll link to the story, but this isn’t what’s on my mind.
Every notice when you go into a Grater’s Ice Cream, most of the customers inside eating that ice cream are coughing? Really, take notice of it next time. Hell, maybe you’re also coughing.
Will someone please tell me why eating Grater’s Ice Cream and coughing go hand in hand?
(Photo found on Google)
→ And I thought Sarah Palin was an idiot. I admit I haven’t been paying much attention to Rand Paul, the newly nominated Republican candidate for the senate in Kentucky, but that needs to change. His views on civil rights would set this country back 40 years. Rachel Maddow has an interesting take on Paul. Go to Crooks and Liars to get to the video.
→ I don’t think Cincinnati is really a baseball town anymore and not even a football town—but maybe a hockey town? The Cincinnati Nation reports on the Cyclones winning season.
→ If you’ve read me over the years, you know I’ve had a few negative thoughts on Cincinnati. Maybe being negative is just my nature so let me say right now that there are a lot of great things about this city and now, finally, we’re going to get a little help to make things even better. The Cincinnati Man reports that Chuck Norris is coming in to save our town.
→ Sadly, I’m beginning to think one of our best local blogs here has folded. I think it’s time to say goodbye to The Daily Bellwether who hasn’t had an update since March 24.
→ What does one do when one cheats on Sandra Bullock—one of America’s sweethearts? You go on the teevee and cry about it. Go to Gawker to see an emotional Jesse James. Sorry, Jesse, you’re still a lying, cheating asshole.
→ Another one of America’s sweethearts, Jennifer Aniston, likes to pose almost nude for a lot of magazine covers which The Huffington Post has taken notice of. They want to know which one of these covers is your favorite. It seems rather silly to me, but, of course, I looked at every single one of them.
(Photo of Rand Paul from Woodpress)
I’ve been back and living in Westwood for over two years now and I’ve said here before and also in CityBeat’s Living Out Loud column how I love the neighborhood and the diversity here.
And Westwood is a proud community. That’s why residents won’t put up with a slumlord.
Three years ago, Abe Messer purchased three apartment buildings in Westwood. Since that purchase and around those three apartment buildings, crime has increased as well as litter. One resident has even had her life threatened. Basically Messer isn’t paying any attention or taking care of his property.
Recently, some Westwood residents paid a visit to Mr. Messer’s rather expensive home in Symmes Township to let him know they don’t appreciate what he’s doing to the community of Westwood.
Here in Westwood, residents appreciate real landlords—not the likes of Abe Messer.
(Photo of a portion of the community of Westwood found on photobucket.com)
This is really nice. In a St. Louis suburb, Panera Bread has opened a “pay what you want” restaurant. This is a nonprofit restaurant that’s really going to help people that are down on their luck in these hard financial times. Click here to read more about it.
The restaurant chain plans on expanding this concept across the country. No word as to when it will arrive in Cincinnati.
I was thinking that maybe the Arby’s downtown should consider this pay what you want concept but quickly dismissed the thought. I mean it’s more than likely they would have to prepare all those cheddar melt sandwiches on their menu for free.
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Tomorrow is Friday already? Kidding of course. Finally it will be Friday.
And as the weekend approaches, it’s time to think about drinking. Maybe this weekend, think outside the box.
Instead of going to a bar, maybe invite a friend over, be your own bartender and make your own drinks.
Ever had a brown sugar fountain? Me either, but it sounds good.
David Cross shows us how to make it.
(Photo from Google)
No, actually he probably wasn’t thinking about his family at all when he was cheating on his wife. He was probably just thinking about the sex.
What is it with politicians and sex? Yesterday we wrote about Milford Mayor Amy Brewer getting it on with a police officer and now we’re going over to our neighboring state Indiana to report on another horny politician.
Republican Rep. Mark Souder is resigning from office. This is the “family values” guy. This is the no sex before marriage guy. Apparently those “values” apply to everybody else except him.
Souder got caught cheating on his wife with an aide name Tracy Jackson. Click here to get to all the sorted, horny details.
(Photo found on Google)
Amy Brewer, the Mayor of Milford, Ohio, is causing a bit of a stir in that community. It seems that Mayor Brewer got caught having an affair with a police officer. Click here to read more about it.
Now I know what you’re thinking. . . people in Milford have sex? Apparently so.
Some in Milford think Brewer should resign from office but I don’t. If the mayor was a man, would there be much outrage? Doubtful. Besides, what Brewer does in her private life is her own business.
(Photo from Cincinnati Enquirer)
Actually, the title here is a bit misleading.
Here in Ohio (why, why, why is it always Ohio?), a customer went through the drive thru at Taco Bell, placed her order and got something else instead. What she got was Taco Bell’s bank deposit. What she got was $2,000.
Gawker gives us some of the details.
What Gawker doesn’t report is that after the woman received the $2,000, she decided to upgrade her dining experience and went to Chipotle.
(Photo from funnychill.com)
Some weeks back in a Living Out Loud column for CityBeat, I wrote about some things you shouldn’t be doing while under the influence. Ever since I wrote it, new “don’ts” keep surfacing. Like. . .
One should not be drinking and making threats to behead one’s wife. Tommy Stepp found this out the hard way.
Stepp is now in jail. His wife still has her head.
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