Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Northside Homes ?
What's up with northside houses? Check a few out. Then go online & get a tour ticket for the September 30 Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour !




















Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour XIV
Discover the “Hidden Treasures of Northside” during a house tour on Sunday, Sept. 30
Discover the character and charm hidden in homes throughout Greater Cincinnati’s most eclectic neighborhood, during the fourteenth Northside House Tour on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 12-5 p.m.
This year’s tour includes eight houses, from Victorian-era painted ladies to contemporary green buildings. Visitors will find historic and architectural gems, including a house that boasts its original Nutone doorbell from 1928, a yard that once had a pond used to water visiting circus animals, and a house that is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. A passport will offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about each house.
Take a trip through Northside to find homes from a Queen Anne-style house with original woodwork and fireplaces to a 1928 Tudor with a unique fireplace ceramic tile by Batchelder tile, a California manufacturer popular in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Visitors can make an afternoon of it, starting the day with a meal in Cincinnati’s brunch capitol – choose from Take the Cake, Honey, Melt, NYPD Pizza, Ko-Sho, Park Chili, Boswell's, Sidewinder, The Comet, Tacocracy and, of course, White Castle! They can then head out on the house tour, on foot or via a complementary shuttle, that will take them to houses throughout the neighborhood.
Along with their unique interiors, many homes along the tour highlight the incredible green space to be found in the midst an urban environment such as Northside. Whether it's a beautifully landscaped garden terraced with paths of hydrangeas, hostas, and ornamental grasses or a backyard the sits along Parker Woods, homeowners in Northside have found inventive ways to take full advantage of the Cincinnati Parks and the large yards found throughout the neighborhood.
Need a break during the tour? Stop by one of the Northside hospitality centers in the business district. Churches Active in Northside (CAIN), will have food and beverages. And at Happen, Inc., those who present their passports will receive a free wind chime created by a Happen member (Supplies will be limited.) Stores in the business district will also be open, so visitors can stop by Fabricate, NVISION, On the Prowl Vintage, Shake It Records, Casablance Vintage, Tantrum, Picnic and Pantry and other shops to pick up unique gifts and other items.
A free shuttle will run during the tour, taking visitors from the Northside business district to houses along the tour route.
The Hidden Treasures of Northside house tour is sponsored by the Northside Community Council, the North Side Bank and Trust. and the Chas. A. Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
Tickets for the tour are $15 in advance (Sept. 17 to 29) online and
Horror Inspires
Well, it doesn't really fit in with horror sells so much as horror inspires cheesy humor that sells?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour 9/30
Find out more!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Local NAACP & Holy GOP Oppose Streetcar
But, really, who do these groups even represent in Cincinnati? You don't join the local chapter of the NAACP. You join the national organization. How many Cincinnati area members support the national organization (that supports improved mass transit) and think the local president is just a self serving loon?
The GOP has gone out of it's way to not represent Cincinnati with their gerrymandering & anti-city candidates. And Al Triiantafilou? He would oppose anything proposed by a Democrat & happily smear any candidate opposing one of his relatives.
So a headline of , "Local GOP, NAACP:No to Streetcar Money" means what exactly in a community not represented by either entity? Might as well say Pashwar says no to streetcar money…..

FreshFishwarpings here

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New York, New York, Big City of Dreams
and folks were complaining about a mosque?
The increasingly popular Greek political party, Chrysi Avgi, has opened an office in New York. Their other international offic is in Melbourne, Australia.
More at Digital

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Keep Tellin' Yourself That, Al
Back in May the Holy HamCoGOP filed a frivolous ethics complaint against Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco over a goof her old man made on her website that was fixed within hours of it's commitence. The complaint was subsequently tossed out. But, still, Blessed Chairman Triantafilou of the Holy HamCoGOP continues to hammer away at Dr Sammarco's ethics while stumping for his cousin, Pete Kambelos, who wants the job. In a fluff piece about Dr Sammarco helping chronically ill people at a political rally (something that would never happen to the genetically superior Holy Knights of the GOP), Blessed Chairman Triantafilou comes up with this ominous bullshit:
'We've had to challenge her lies before the Ohio Elections Commission because of her inability to be truthful in campaign advertisements.'
and this doozy
'[the] failed experiment by the Democrats in the Coroner's office needs to be fixed'
Yes, because, while the work of the Holy GOP is the work of God on Earth, the Wicked Democrats are self serving social vivisectionists……
Let's face it folks, the GOP has become an amoral apocalyptic death cult.
As I pointed out in a previous post the Holy Order of the HamCoGOP is following the guidance of (pagan) Quintus Tullius Cicero who suggested to his brother Marcus Cicero back in 64 BC that he produce any kind of scandal that might intimidate or injure his opponent - that he need not take his opponent to trial, but that the accusations would stick and do harm regardless. And, of course repeating the claim over and over can't hurt in furthering the Triantafilou dynasty.
Meanwhile Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco just keeps helping those in need. ugh….

Friday, September 21, 2012

Is It Halloween Yet ?
It's September so it's time for Oktoberfest. I know somebody has an explanation for this but I don't care - it's weird - I live with it.
So I was thinking I should put an Oktoberfesty sidebar girl picture up. While the Sidebar Girl submissions have been pouring in from all over the world, I just wasn't finding the right thing and then I stumbled across what may be one of the most important blogs in the whole world.
Oktoberfest Girls
. The pics are mainly from Munich's Oktoberfest. Now, I know what you're thinking - what's better than girls & beer & potato pancakes & sauerkraut balls & sausage ? I'll tell you my friend - girls & beer & potato pancakes & sauerkraut balls & sausage AND COMIC BOOKS!
Here in Cincinnati, unlike Munich, we don't fuck around. Our Oktoberfest is held in conjunction with the Cincinnati Comic Expo! So how american is that? Well how about a baseball game on top of that?
The mind staggers.

UPDATE: oh yeah, and the Cincinnati Roller Girls will be at the Cincinnati Comic Book Expo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More Damn Reasons to go Zombie
The Dayton Daily News reports the cremated remains of 56 people were found in the home of a former funeral director. Fortunately the remains were labeled.
This post is also a test of using the html5 video stuff.

UPDATE: ok, by my tests, the html5 video junk is working in iOS; Linux Firefox; Mac Firefox, Safari Chrome; Win Firefox, Chrome, Opera. No go on Internet Explorer & Chrome doesn't even launch on Fedora anymore. This seems to be an issue for Chrome on a number of Linux distros.

~ R ~

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Like a story out of Tremont City, the Clifton grocery store saga moves along while glaciers whiz by. The time has given the interns at the Fishwarp time to come up with more creative headlines, the latest being Is this man deluded ... or brilliant?.
Goessling's IGA which will now be the Clifton Gaslight Market may or may not be an IGA. It's been 17 months since the owners first bought the store and plans to open the place now are for "early 2013". In the meantime they will host cook outs at the Clifton Streetscapes Festival the weekend of September 28-30 (the 30th coinciding with the Northside House Tour).
Zombie ?
Another horror movie that will probably never make it to the U.S.
Maybe if we attacked the Indian embassy…..

Monday, September 17, 2012

Duke Energy Unveils New Logo
Expect a rate hike in 5, 4, 3, 2…….

Biz Courier story here

Sunday, September 16, 2012

An Idea for Fort Washington Way
The Fishwarp asks, What's on deck? - Ideas wanted for space above FWW.
The city of Cincinnati is launching a national design contest to “connect the blocks” between downtown and The Banks residential/retail district rising on the riverfront.
A park? More stores, more bars? A Ferris wheel, perhaps?
How about gallows, guillotines, crucifixes and the age old stake, used by American Indians and Transylvanian noblemen for centuries? Folks could stroll though the area at sunset watching the silhouettes of writhing swaying scofflaws whose moans will blend into the cacophony of crows & crickets……
And thAt's not even taking into account the concession profits the city could reap at the public executions!

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,

For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

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The Worth of a Man

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bike paths! Bike lanes! It's not safe for cyclists on the roadway!
Motorists suck at what they do. It's dangerous to walk across an intersection with a marked pathway, walk lights & traffic lights. Is the future a place where we can only travel in armour?
About 100 years ago when there weren't many cars on the road about 0.00000047% of the population died in the roadway. Today it's around 0.000110737% and THAT is an improvement over the last several decades. The problem is the addicting automobile and the cyborg mentality of motordom. The threatening rise of the robots ain't gonna look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, it's going to look like your sibs.
FWIW, in this article about Death Cafes, the chick says we have avoided talking about death more over the last 100 years than in prior centuries. Could this have anything to do with the carnage that we have seen on the road in the same time span?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cats Don't Pack
When I first heard about this movie & the effect it had on Muslims - to incite them to riotous murderous frenzy - I figured it was some kind of biased documentary like Hillary. I had no idea it was a bawdy over-the-top cartoon. If Muslims think the movie puts them in a bad light they should really take a good hard look at their reaction.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cincinnati Mayor Puts His Town on Firm Footing
Cincinnati mayor is in France today meeting with, among others, Snecma, a partner with GE and with officials of other local companies and businesses.
With the U.S. looking more attractive to foreign investors, their investment in the U.S. is expected to grow approximately 50% over the next 5 years. Mallory doing the groundwork now could put Cincinnati on a very solid foundation. The U.S. stands to get millions of new jobs as China and India, with lower productivity than the U.S., lose their luster and China's wages rise to be more in line with the U.S.
Now if Kasich doesn't blow it…..
Of course, whoever is in office in the future will take credit for whatever happens.
A Stop Gap Solution
With the HamCo Sherriff predicting the the loss of 500 beds in the local jail, it might be time to start thinking of other ways to deal with the anti-social types. Tent jails have been suggested, home incarceration has been used. Slacking off on victimless crimes has been tried. There's always a debate on safety, punishment & rehabilitation & nobody seems to like my ideas on re-introducing torture, so maybe we should just go all Judge Dredd & commence to shootin'. It's not punishment I'm after here. It's safety. And while some might be leery of allowing police to kill perps without any real oversight - I think it's important to note this proposal is meant as a temporary measure till the Great Masters Romney & Kasich can wave their magic wands & return prosperity to the green and pleasant fields of America. Maybe sunset the plan in 2014?
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Us and Them
While we all know this was staged, it's been described as "semi-staged" so as not to provoke the SS from turning the restaurant owner into swiss cheese. Still, it shows what America was founded on. No, not pizza, but on a classless society. This seemed pretty loutish to the Brits we severed allegiance with back in the 1700s, tho.
In Frances Trollope's Domestic Manners of the American she describes her observations upon Andrew Jackson's visit to Cincinnati in the 1830s.
~by subsequent letters I learnt that they [Mister T & wife] had conversed a good deal with him [Jackson], and were pleased by his conversation and manners, but deeply disgusted by the brutal familiarity to which they saw him exposed at every place on their progress at which they stopped; I am tempted to quote one passage, as sufficiently descriptive of the manner, which so painfully grated against their European feelings.
There was not a hulking boy from a keel-boat who was not introduced to the President, unless, indeed, as was the case with some, they introduced themselves: for instance, I was at his elbow when a greasy fellow accosted him thus:
"General Jackson, I guess?"
The General bowed assent.
"Why they told me you was dead."
"No! Providence has hitherto preserved my life."
"And is your wife alive too?"
'The General, apparently much hurt, signified the contrary, upon which the courtier concluded his harangue, by saying, "Aye, I thought it was the one or the t'other of ye."'
Apparently Mister T did not pity the poor fools back then.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sane Letter of the Day
Today's sane letter to the editor at the Fishwarp is from Sue Mehne of Delhi Township & titled Unhappy? Try turning to third-party candidate.
bingo - break the cycle
The first comment is from a guy in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin who, for some reason, reads the Cincinnati Enquirer online - freak. He recommends voting for the theocratic Constitution party's Virgil Goode. While I don't support Goode, it seems the neo-con tea bag religionist revisionists should. He supports everything they mouth off about but these baggers insist on voting Rebloodlican. Like the Illuminati, they can't be content forming their own or joining a like minded cabal, they have to conquer & pervert somebody else's organization like some poisonous symbiont.
The corporate lamestream parties are dead. Voting for their candidates is like voting for zombies. They might seem cool to hang around with but they're just going to eat your brains. We need to start voting 3rd party - break the cycle.
Gary Johnson L
Virgil Goode C
Jill Stein G
I Can't Read
I give up. I can't read these fucking things. Maybe I am a robot. Some guy online recently asked me if I was related to the great Geoff Peterson, so, maybe that's the problem. I might be having a Rachael moment here....

Saturday, September 08, 2012

9/8/12 = NORTHSIDE !
ok, sure it's another Second Saturday in Northside and what does that alliterate with? damn straight motherfucker - Senses Shattering!
We got you grand openings at Wordplay and, theoretically, Boswell's and an art opening at NVISION and there's special happenings at Happen Inc..
and lest we forget the sonic side
Filthy Beasts & The Switchmen @ The Comet
Boozing My Religion @ Mayday
Chiari Fundraiser with Emily and the Complexes, A Starboard Mine, We Are Snapdragon & Calamity Day @ The Northside Tavern
and lotsa grub at Melt, Tacocracy, Honey, Ko-Sho, Take the Cake, Django Western Taco, Picnic & Pantry and more !
and, oh yeah, CitiRama

Friday, September 07, 2012

Est Mortuus ?
I read somewhere that Justin Jeffre's 98° band was doing a reunion so he's got an sxcuse but it's been over a month since the Dean of Cincinnati, Karen Eliot or Michael Patton have posted anything on the once fecund Cincinnati Beacon, a seminal Cincinnati blog.
Known for over the top liberalism, gotcha journalism & endless contentiousness, the site seems to have faded gently into that good night. Hope all is well with the crew which, unfortunately can't be said for another area blogger, Pat Kelley, over at the The Pagan Temple.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

42 years ago….
42 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix performed his last show at some kind of "Peace & Love" festival in Germany.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

What the hell is up with Republicans and cake?
The Fishwarp reports the RNC sent the DNC a cake (which nobody ate). Republican goonsquad COA T famously decapitated a cake with fellow Republican Jean Schmidt's head on it.
Seriously - this is some weird shit.

That was then
This is now

Monday, September 03, 2012

Horror Sells
Horror sells Miracle Whip.
Kasich & Obama Save Ohio
The State of Ohio, with help from the Feds has been stepping up it's efforts to bust outdoor pot farms.
I guess this is to be expected when the pot market is in direct competition with the state's alcohol market.
This DDN article goes on to say it costs us a minimum of $5,000 per acre, or $50,000 to $100,000 to shut these operations down. With a value of approximately $1,000 per plant the tax revenue from legalized pot cultivation & sales could likely generate enough money to eliminate the state income tax, pave a few roads and maybe even build a bridge.
'Suspects have included everyone from retirees to teachers.'
When one considers the diversity of the pot users & growers it certainly makes a good argument for legalization.
Glad the messiahs of Kasich & Obama can work this out together….

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A Funeral service for a fallen New Zealand soldier mixed up some old & new, some native & European with a modern day haka.