Thursday, December 08, 2016

Redefining Protected Classes

Ohio legislators, with nothing better to do, have promoted legislation that would protect gun owners as people are protected for their race & religion.
Not sure what being Indian or being Methodist has to do with going out & buying a gun - or a toaster for that matter.
OTOH, if you are a weaponized cyborg type of person, that might be something different.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Politically Correct Cyber Monday


Well, as if Black Friday wasn't difficult enough, now we have to run a gauntlet/maze of political boycotts.
Pro Trump - anti Trump? They all hate Macy's & Amazon. Trump supporters want you to boycott Pepsi, Netflix & Starbucks.
Anti Trump? You need to boycott Zappos, Stein Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond & Burlington Coat Factory.
But who isn't on any of these hate lists? Dern tootin', slick, Blogging Isn't Cool!
You can camp out at Target, beat the shit out of your neighbors at WalMart, get murdered by C.H.U.D. downtown like all the other lemmings ~OR~ you can buy real cool stuff hand picked by the BiC staff from your employers' diseased, rat infested death trap.
Where else can you get a shower curtain emblazoned with the crest of Erzsebet Bathory? To Serve Man BBQ aprons? Seal of Mercury keepsake boxes? Simbi ornaments? Ault Park shopping bags? Music Hall & Union Terminal clocks? Northside Knowlton's corner mouse pads?
WHERE ?
I'll tell you where - NOWHERE
From 80s midwestern punk rock to obscure 70s San Francisco acid rock - from futuristic man eating aliens to 16th century serial killers - from John Dee to Marie LeVeau - BLOGGING ISN'T COOL HAS WHAT YOU NEED !!
That's right folks, from the sandy beaches of Lake Erie to the white cliffs of Dover, all your holiday shopping needs are at your fingertips RIGHT NOW ! If you can't decide what you want - just get one of everything. While nothing is guaranteed, your satisfaction is imminent.
Your next mouseclick could be the most important twitch in your life.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Think Pinball for Roadway Design

As people crash around on the roads like bumper cars, perhaps it's time to up the funhouse ante. Let's design the roads like pinball machines with side bumpers on the sides of the roads & mushroom bumpers in the middle of wider roads.
Drop targets & spinning targets could provide driver information directly in the roadway freeing up sidewalk space & eliminating aerial clutter.
AND, as drivers spaz around like leaves on the wind, bereft of any tangible goal, the spinning rubber mat in the game, Fireball could be used in intersections, taking the pain of making decisions out of the driving experience.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Politically Correct Black Friday


Well, as if Black Friday wasn't difficult enough, now we have to run a gauntlet/maze of political boycotts.
Pro Trump - anti Trump? They all hate Macy's & Amazon. Trump supporters want you to boycott Pepsi, Netflix & Starbucks.
Anti Trump? You need to boycott Zappos, Stein Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond & Burlington Coat Factory.
But who isn't on any of these hate lists? Dern tootin', slick, Blogging Isn't Cool!
You can camp out at Target, beat the shit out of your neighbors at WalMart, get murdered by C.H.U.D. downtown like all the other lemmings ~OR~ you can buy real cool stuff hand picked by the BiC staff from the safety of your bunker.
Where else can you get a shower curtain emblazoned with the crest of Erzsebet Bathory? To Serve Man BBQ aprons? Seal of Mercury keepsake boxes? Simbi ornaments? Ault Park shopping bags? Music Hall & Union Terminal clocks? Northside Knowlton's corner mouse pads?
WHERE ?
I'll tell you where - NOWHERE
From 80s midwestern punk rock to obscure 70s San Francisco acid rock - from futuristic man eating aliens to 16th century serial killers - from John Dee to Marie LeVeau - BLOGGING ISN'T COOL HAS WHAT YOU NEED !!
That's right folks, from the sandy beaches of Lake Erie to the white cliffs of Dover, all your holiday shopping needs are at your fingertips RIGHT NOW ! If you can't decide what you want - just get one of everything. While nothing is guaranteed, your satisfaction is imminent.
Your next mouseclick could be the most important twitch in your life.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Boscas - Behind Every Great Man


An ad for Springfield, Ohio's Bosca Leather discusses the family history & the Bosca boys going to war in WWII.
What it doesn't mention is the future wife of Orsino Bosca, Caro Bayley's service in the Women's Airforce Service.
She later became the International Women's Aerobatic Champion in 1951, in her Pitts Special biplane, Black Magic, and the same day she flew to 30,203 feet in a Piper Super Cruiser, setting a world altitude record for class II aircraft.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Future of the Parties

Given the thrashing the Republican Party took by Trump & the subsequent thrashing the Democrats took by Trump, folks are asking what the parties must do to move forward.
The Republican party is pretty much a spastic zombie horde right now but the Democratic party is more like some ancient crypt covered in dust.
Actually, the Democratic party seems like old European nobility where people slowly spend their time gradually being groomed and gradually rising up through the ranks.
Consider this, Bernie Sanders, while an Independent, was only tolerated because he had worked with the party so long. If you had put his brain into the body of a 29 year old woman from Kentucky - the party would have shut her out immediately.
Michele young argued that her opponent, Steve Chabot, had been in office too long. But the head of the local Democratic office has held that position for longer & has barely cracked the local congressional seats.
While Republicans continue to redefine their party & the concept of conservatism, the Democrats need to get out of their tombs & start looking for some brains.

Monday, November 07, 2016

BIC Endorsements 2016

POTUS - Gary Johnson
US Senate Ted Strickland
Congress 1st District - Michele Young
Congress 2nd District - William Smith
Ohio House district 32 - Catherine Ingram
Hamilton County Commissioners - Denise Driehaus, Todd Portune
Hamilton County Coroner - Lakshmi Sammarco
Hamilton County Recorder - Wayne Coates
Hamilton County Sheriff - either one
Hamilton County Clerk of Courts - Aftab Pureval
Hamilton County Treasurer - Robert Goering
Judge Common Pleas Domestic Relations - Lisa Allen
Judge Common Pleas Juvenile Division - Darrell Payne
Issue 44 - no
Issue 52 - yes
Issue 53 - yes