Friday, November 21, 2014

Another One Bites the Dust

Just found out another bit of my past has been demolished.
Schools, concert halls, bars, downtowns…
all gone
My first apartment in Cincinnati has, apparently been demolished. 7 years, a dead cat & an old girlfriend who won't talk to me. All gone.
sigh



Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Clever GOP

Instead of leading with bold ideas embracing liberty, the Ohio GOP is, instead, being clever in imposing it's self interests onto the state.
Traffic monitoring cameras are OK if you don't use them.
Women's health clinics are OK if you can jump through enough hoops and hit constantly moving targets.
Their legislation is bloody and will result in many deaths, mutilations and ruined lives. The anti abortion efforts will result in more women dying of cancer, a spread in sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted children growing up dysfunctional and winding up in a world of insanity, vice & drugs. Their deluded efforts to thwart the use of cheap technology will squander the talents of highly trained police officers, & lead to potentially dangerous car chases. The lack of traffic enforcement will lead to more mayhem on the streets with motorists losing control of their vehicles while operating them at irrational & illegal speeds. Pedestrians, cyclists (motor & manual) and other motorists will routinely be T-boned and killed, maimed & crippled.
They can pat each other on the back and cheer their cleverness but those drinks they are toasting with might as well be blood.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cults

On this date in 1978, almost 1,000 people in Jim Jones' Jonestown compound committed suicide at the will of their leader.
Locally an Ohio legislator & the head of a local organization, Ark by the River Fellowship Ministries, were convicted of receiving stolen property. Prosecutors labelled the organization a cult.
Some might argue that any religion is a cult but in my peabrain, a cult puts the leader above it's followers. That was the case of The Peoples Temple & The Branch Davidians.
Wonder if we'll get any more details on this. At least it wasn't a violent ending.

More on the Beck / Ark case here

Monday, November 17, 2014

The White Death

Here we go again. Fortunately the city of Cincinnati bought less salt this year.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LWV Condemns American Art

The Greater Cincinnati League of Women Voters has decided to ally itself with Wallace Stegner in condemning the iconic American art form, The Comic Book.
Stegner, a writer, had no qualms about tearing through the forests for his tomes but condemns the use of wood for other writers and artists. While some comic book publishers have definitely used recycled paper I can't find any info on whether it is anything standard. Nowhere, could I find any info about Stegner's voluminous tomes using recycled paper.
It appears to be common elitism like what CO    founder, Tom Brinkman preaches about how libraries should only use books and no other mediums.
What's next? Getting together with the CCV & espousing Frederic Wertham ?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Article 246

Should the Cincinnati Charter Review Task Force consider adding something similar to the Haitian Criminal Code's Article 246 into the Cincinnati City Charter?
Is considered a poisoning any attempt on the life of a person through the use of substances which can cause death more or less cleanly, regardless of the manner in which these substances were used or administered, and regardless of the consequences.
Is also considered attempt on life by poisoning the use made against a person of substances which, without giving death, will cause a more-or-less prolonged state of lethargy, regardless of the manner in which these substances were used and regardless of the consequences.
If the person was buried as a consequence of this state of lethargy, the attempt will be considered a murder.
Enacted in 1884, it basically makes making zombies through the use of potions & such, illegal & pretty much an act of murder.
While zombification isn't a huge issue in Cincinnati, better safe than sorry. You can let the task force know about your concern to nip zombification in the bud here

New Paths

As some of my more sober minions might have noticed, there's a new page in town - The Blogging isn't Cool Recipe Page. There's a link on the top right
Yes, the secrets from the Qitchen of Quimbob are revealed.
One of the first concoctions I came up with after moving to Porkopolis & being introduced to the local chili was my own version that went for hot rather than sweet & added mushrooms. I wanted to call it Omniway or Manyway but my girlfriend called it Shit and Shit stuck…
Recipes are weird. They are handed down from generation to generation but most come from the Woman's Home Companion Cookbook or Betty Crocker or off the label of a soup can…
When I moved out of my parent's house, my mom wrote down some recipes for me. I couldn't do it myself because what she had written for herself was littered with ^$%! short hand. But that doesn't matter much because I can't read her handwriting anyway. (This is the woman who taught me to write cursive, too.)
Anyway, I will add more later so that YOU can be as fat & ugly as I am someday.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Goodbye Earl

So, this chick is proposing a new funeral / body disposing concept for her thesis. She's calling it The Urban Death Project
The idea is to return your body to the earth by dumping it into a giant composting bin full of wood chips. The compost would then be redistributed to family & the community.
No expensive funeral tying up loads of resources & putting scary chemicals into the ground.
The idea of carrying the body up 2-3 flights of ramp gives me the impression that the designer has never been a pall bearer, tho…
Anyway, there's probably room to install something like this in the city owned Wesleyan Cemetery in Cincinnati.