Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Cincinnati, known for it's cultural heritage, had a great venue in Newport, KY in the 1980s, The Jockey Club.
It was owned by a couple brothers and when approached by a young man who wanted to book punk acts, they said yes. That young man was Bill Leist.
While Leist was young & idealistic, the men who owned the venue had been around. They had hosted country, metal, rock, so punk? They said the country audience was generally the worst & the punk audience about the best.
Well, till the last show when the audience tore the place apart for souvenirs. The brothers had sold the building to the cab company next door who wanted to expand their parking facilities.
Leist was able to bring in touring acts and then he got bands from the local scene to do opening acts. The Damned, Black Flag, The Ramones, Tupelo Chain Sex, Jah Wobble, Johnny Thunders, The Cramps, DOA, White Zombie, Husker Du, The Dead Kennedys shared the stage with the likes of SS-20, The Auburnaires, The Afghan Whigs, The Mortals, Sluggo, Doc & the Pods, The Thangs, The Edge, Dementia Precox, The Ass Ponys & Leist's own, The Reduced.
Bill Leist died 12/29/14. He was preceded in death by The Jockey Club, Shorty & his brother.
It seemed like forever but was less than 10 years. Probably the most comparable scene was Jim Tarbell's Ludlow Garage about 10 years earlier.

To learn more about this club, it's quirky management & the crazy audience, check out Stories for Shorty

Happy B Day, Patti Smith

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Test

A lot of people come to this site looking for porn so I did a test a few weeks ago to see if I would get a lot of hits. I titled it, Celebrity Nude Pics.
It had no content, just that title and a list of 10 current female celebrities (I had to look up who was popular, didn't know half of them...).
It didn't garner a lot of hits. I didn't have any links or pictures other than an old TV test pattern.
Nobody bitched at me.
I think I conclusively proved pretty much nothing.

Christmas in the Atomic Age

December 29, 1945 Colliers magazine.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Transhumanist Fashion

What better way to introduce folks to transhumanism than with a fashionable self defense exoskeleton? Cat callers take heed.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


From various sources, 1st - nations ranked by vice, drugs & prostitution. 2nd - same countries ranked by overall incarceration.
What's it mean? I dunno...

Vice ranking
U.S. #1
China #2
Japan #3
Germany #4
U.K. #5
France #6
Brazil #7
Italy #8
India #9
Russia #10
Incarceration Ranking
U.S. #2
Russia #10
Brazil #42
U.K. #99
China #125
France #145
Italy #150
Germany #168
Japan #198
India #218

Is There Any Chance Against the Robot ?

Is there anything the robot can't do? This is proof positive that the machines will be able to infiltrate our government with nobody noticing the change. Maybe it's just the short cloudy days but I think we just might be doomed.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Marvel v. DC but no Gold Key?

This'd be fun, but, of course, the dark forces of American lawyers would be sure to fuck it up like they fucked up Dan Turpin's funeral.
Anyway, why not bring in Doctor Solar & Magnus Robot Fighter just to really jazz things up?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


My old man liked Wes Montgomery's version...

Things to Come

The 1936 movie, Things to Come starts out on Christmas Day 1940 in 'Everytown'. War promptly follows, lasts for years, plunges the planet into the stone age til a group of engineers builds a new technocracy that saves the day - or does it.
Theoretically the Brits canned it because they didn't want any pesky anti-war sentiment when Germany & Italy were rattling their sabers.
Great apocalyptic holiday fare!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fat Aliens ?

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on the commonly argued question of whether space aliens are fat or not. In his typical liberal specist manner, concludes that space aliens like goats are not fat.
Perhaps primitive silicon based space aliens living on primitive silicon based planets foraging over crystal mountains rising up out of methane seas would be skinny, who cares? What we want to know is, what about the aliens seeking to come to earth and enslave us like so many Princess Leias.
3 things come to mind.
A. - the aliens will not be doing a lot of physical labor on their trip to earth. They will likely use flesh eating robots and mind control beams to conquer us. So, conceivably they could get pretty damn fat.
B. - Space rations might really suck & be in short supply as well. They might look like prison camp dwellers and why not? They still have their mind control rays & flesh eating robots...
C. - BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, if they are shape shifting aliens, what's it matter. Tyson completely ignores this factor.
There's a reason Tyson's job application at Blogging isn't Cool got folded up & was sent sailing out the window.
Furthermore, is Santa Claus an alien?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Common Sense in Columbus ?

Seems a little wack to think that the governor & legislators of the Buckeye State could come up with anything rational nowadays. Investing in more asphalt, subsidizing sprawl, reducing transparency & shoving more religionist BS down our throats seems to be their only game.
But Lt Governor Mary Taylor has implemented a 'Common Sense Initiative to reduce red tape & make doing business in Ohio easier in a way that benefits small business people.
This article describes how the changes helped a guy start up a micro brew pub in lofty Bellefontaine, Ohio.
We need more of this in Ohio.

Fabled Enchantresses

The December 22, 1958 issue of Life magazine featured a collection of images of Marilyn Monroe posing as older film stars including Lillian Russell, Clara Bow, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, and Cincinnati's own Theda Bara. It was titled Fabled Enchantresses.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Xmas in Porkopolis - 1936

While I generally don't like cheesy audio on these old silent films, it might be ok for this one.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Christmas Carol

Vincent Price talks ghosts.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stiffs & Land Use

The population bulge of Baby Boomers is kicking the bucket & their wave of influence is heading to the graveyards. The thing is, more and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. 42% of people are opting for cremation nowadays & that's freeing up some real estate in the boneyard while, at the same time, sparking an uptick in columbarium construction.
This could be another opportunity for the City of Cincinnati to exploit the vacant land at Wesleyan Cemetery on it's wester (rear) side.
The financial dept at Blogging Isn't Cool is all tied up decorating for Saturnalia right now so I can't give good numbers on what the ROI for a columbarium at the site would be but it would have to be better than just letting it sit there.

More at the Fishwarp

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sometimes the barrel of a gun is just the barrel of a gun

There's been a trend over the years that hasn't been proper;y identified. People calling it out as being a race issue are muddying the waters & undermining real solutions.
The big news was out of Ferguson, MO where a cop killed a guy who was acting in a belligerent manner. A cop in Cleveland killed a 12 year old without really assessing the situation. In Beavercreek, OH cops killed a guy in a Wal Mart who was fidgeting with a pellet gun while BSing with his girlfriend on the phone in the pet food aisle. In Atlanta a campus cop killed a student for basically walking around stoned. A few years ago a Cincinnati man was shot while being questioned by police when he threw a knife to the side.
Some of the police were white, some black. Some of the killed were white, some black.
People who know how to stir the race pot are fixating on white police killing black suspects while ignoring the unnecessary killings of white suspects, especially when killed by black cops. While some of the folks were resisting arrest, others were not. Some of the cases involved completely unreliable 911 calls & the police failing to properly assess the situation when they arrived on the scene. Cherry picking along racial lines & lumping the killings together misses the true police failings.
The problem is not racism. If the white police of America were really conspiring to wipe out black America, they would be done by now.
The problem is trigger happy cops who feel they can kill with impunity because they have a badge.
and, pr their indictments, that's pretty much the case.
The latest instance of the shoot first, ask questions later was the slaughter of a mountain lion in Paris, KY.
So, you see, it's not just relegated to killing people - it's pretty much anything that moves.
Fixating on the phony genocide issue does no good. Lumping real criminal activity with non criminal activity does no good. The armed vs unarmed crap makes no sense. The problem is issuing lethal weapons to twitchy people, not issuing non lethal alternative weapons to these people & not training these guys to be patient and to properly assess situation on scene.
And we need to focus on that and not on incidental coincidences.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Northside Second Saturday

What to do, What to do...
HEY!, It's Northside Second Saturday this weekend!
We can decorate the park, have wine tastings, listen to choral, country & reggae music, and check out photography exhibits and MORE!
Here's jus some of the wondrous things going on!

Light up Hoffner Park
Hoffner Park

White Elephant vinyl night gift exchange
4114 Hamilton Ave.

Billy Catfish
Northside Tavern
4163 Hamilton Ave.

Vocal Arts Christmas Concert
St Boniface
1750 Chase Avenue

Tantrum Turns 3
Tantrum, Northside
4183 Hamilton Ave.

Reggae Night
4579 Hamilton Ave.

Sidewinder Holiday Second Saturday
Sidewinder Coffee
4181 Hamilton Ave.

Northside Photo Show
Chicken Lays an EGG
4178 Hamilton Ave.

Photography Show at Galaxie Northside
Galaxie Skateshop Northside
4202 Hamilton Avenue.

Second Saturday Wine Tasting!
The Listing Loon
4124 Hamilton Ave.

Wine + Cookies = Kisses (from your happy pet)
Northside Grange Pet & Urban Farm Supply
4116 Hamilton Ave.

The Bizarre World of John Cranley

Cincinnati's mayor< John Cranley, who has never proved he is a human and not a shape shifting alien chimera/lizard/bug/man thing, has concluded that an infrastructure project at $85,000 under budget, is a financial disaster.
He's made these claims before when he blew millions of $ to come up with the same numbers the 'incompetent' staff had already come up with.
In other news, he has halted a sewer project mid stream with no input from the Sewer District of county commissioners.
Maybe he just gets cranky this time of year because of all the elf jokes...

Apple Street Market

Apple Street Market posts a video with more mushy music to promote their CoOp market in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood.
The lady discussing the amount of time it takes to get to the nearest Kroger ain't kidding. Fortunately, I can still ride a bike but that's not always possible in the winter.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

An Observation

As the Ohio legislature passes another clever law that renders traffic cameras useless, 2 of the supporters for this legislation have run afoul of the law. Dale Mallory was convicted of an ethics violation and Bill Seitz was ironically nailed by traffic camera.
When the lawless legislate, is it any wonder we get the legislation we get?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I guess Sony got pissed off after their servers got hacked & people downloaded some movies & stuff.

The Eurofication of Transportation in Cincinnati

Back that trolley up a bit to see the true meaning of this diabolical logo.
Not content to have sister cities in socialist foreign countries, now Cincinnati is introducing a logo for their commie style streetcar, so popular with left wing progressives, that masks it's true symbolism - The Euro.
Hell bent on destroying the Godly American life of the freedom loving Americans, Cincinnati is being saddled not only with obsolete transportation options, the liberals want to force the Eurozone currency on us, too. Not all at once, of course, this is just a subliminal way of softening us up to the the corrupt socialist European lifestyle.
Just watch - the conductors will speak French. Don't say I didn't warn you...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

More Fun With Maps

Here we see how corrupt state governments are. Compare this with the previously mentioned maps & see what ya get.
What the hell is up with $#! Louisiana? They get their own color?

Read more here.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Tax Friendliness v. Tax Subsidy

2 maps with an iteresting contrast. One rates states tax friendliness for small businesses & the other shows the donor & receiver states in relation to how much they send to DC as opposed to how much they get back.
Amazingly, a lot of the states that get back more than they put in have friendlier tax rates than the states who subsidize them. A lot of the 'friendlier' states have low population density hence loess infrastructure to maintain and, obviously fewer people to support the small businesses.

More on tax friendliness here

More on donor & reciever states here

Friday, December 05, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NASA Triggers the Eschaton

Deros worshipping NASA scientists seek to make a new solar system and possibly destroying Earth in the process.
Exploding satellites into the large planets of Jupiter & Saturn will trigger explosions starting a runaway fusion reaction that will turn the planets into stars making their satellites warm enough for the Transhumans.
The explosions are expected to shed 10% of the planets' mass & send it careening towards Earth with potentially catastrophic results. But will Earth be destroyed or will some of the planets, Like Earth and Mars just go into figure eight orbits around the two suns? Could the massive explosions result in restoring Mrs' atmosphere?
Will the transhumans, under Walt Disney's cyborg rule, rule on Callisto & Ganymede and control the people of Earth and Mars with their mind control rays?
Is this, in fact, the birth of a New Solar System Order controlled by technocrats & their Shape Shifting Alien Lizardmen allies?
Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014


After years in Las Vegas & Hollywood, Elvis Presley made a 'comeback' TV special in 1968 where he shed the Hollywood persona & got back to his R&R roots with the band that made him famous but Hollywood rejected.
As Quimette said, "damn, that guy was sexy"
and he could rock!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Heading Up the Ohio Democratic Party

As lazy, liberal Democrats didn't bother to vote in the last election because, apparently, they love big intrusive government running their lives, the hunt is on for a new head of the Ohio party.
Short of resurrecting Hitler or Stalin, here's my ideas. Granted, some of them would have to move back to Ohio, but the leftist liberals said they were AOK with right wing loons when the liberals running just didn't get them excited, so, let's aim for excitement & entertainment. Resurrecting John Robinson & bringing back his circus with acrobats & trained animals to get the libs excited, but, again, we just can't resurrect these geniuses.
So, let's go
◈ Drew Carey - gets off on literacy & choreography, his experience on Who's Line Is It Anyway would prepare him to vet prospective candidates.
◈ Ariel Castro - he knows how to keep people in line
◈ Nancy Cartwright - her funny voices might actually get the attention of the comatose party members
◈ Charles Manson - great leadership skills
◈ Traci Lords - personal charisma, people skills
◈ Cheetah Chrome - small businessman, can get attention, not afraid to spit on the general assembly
◈ Ed O'Neill - smart funny guy who probably has no problem swingin' a 2x4 up the side of your head
◈ Jerry Springer - smart funny guy who always ended his news shows with heartwarming bits of blah
◈ The Naked Cowboy - why not?

Monday, December 01, 2014

Death Cafes

Some folks from Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati discuss their monthly 'Death Cafes' on WVXU.

Cyber Monday Bonanza

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 put on you jammies & get real cool stuff online.
Where else can you get a cocktail shaker 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?
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.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


I like the concept of OGG. It provides a free way to display media on the intertubes. Kinda like PNG replacing GIF when Compuserve decided they wanted $$ for something people had been using freely for years. Similarly, the guy who came up with MP3 decided he wanted royalties years after the file format had become popular (years after it had been created & shelved), so OGG is the way to go if you aren't rolling in the bucks & don't want to use YouTube & their horrible compression.
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The creators of the Ogg format state that it is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.
While most browsers support OGG, Apple & Microsoft do not. There are plug ins for their browsers, however.
Well, there were. With Apple's 'upgrades' the OGG plug ins are now broken.
It wouldn't cost a thing for these behemoths to support the formats, Theora & Vorbis. I have read that Apple & Microsoft might fear patent challenges, but, apparently Google & Opera don't have those fears.
But Mozilla, Opera & Google don't have their own media file formats. I am sure that implementing support for these file formats would shutter both companies in a week.
Seriously, boys, just plug in the code & let it be. Your stuff is better but sometimes people just want to post videos of lamb chops in space.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Man Sends Lamb Chop Into Space

While everybody was watching Rosetta & Philae chasing a comet a few billion miles away, ome guy in England sent a Tandoori Lamb Chop into space with a helium balloon.
While space exploration used to be the sole domain of Russkie & American space programs, other people are getting involved now with exploration & satellites & other crap. The private sector getting into exploring the final frontier is just another piece of the puzzle.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Slummin' in the Sketchbook

This was inspired by the comic book adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Rogues in the House by Barry Windsor-Smith.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Celebrity Nude Pics

Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Christina Aguilera
Cheryl Cole
Jessica Simpson
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

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.

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


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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

As the Gods Will More Crazy Outta Japan

The Japanese are just plain weird…
but I like it
If you are into exploding boobs, click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Culture of Lies

We are fortunate to have these truth tellers when the world is awash with ridiculous lies and fabrications of the Illuminati, CO   , & their alien overlords.
Folks, the MSM won't tell you this but every one of man's forays into space has been thwarted by the aliens that orbit the earth in cloaked flying saucers.
Just think for a minute MSM in numerology winds up being the number 9. Remember the Beatles song, "Revolution #9"? That was Paul McCartneys alien doppleganger trying to warn us - The Revolution WILL be Televised, but it won't be the real revolution, that's going to be broadcast in subliminal messages.
Can we wait for the reanimation, Walt Disney, master of the ancient sciences, Magick, to be revived from his cryogenically frozen state to lead us into victory over the dark forces that stand to engulf us and ultimately reduce 9/10 of the human race into being nothing more than slave batteries?
The time is now to immanentize the eschaton and take our rightful destiny.


first image from Philae
So the European Space Guys land a gizmo on The Comet and what's the first thing it sees?
yup, Welcome to Northside.
And now for some gumbo...

Super Assholes

So, a salesman was decompressing on the patio of a bar in a skyscraper in Chicago when this guy comes up to him, drink in hand, and strikes up a conversation with the salesman.
Guy - "hi, you from out of town?"
Salesman - "yeh, from Milwaukee. I'm here to see a client."
Guy - "Nice town, spent a month there one week"
Salesman - "uh, yeh…"
Guy - "y'know, this is kind of unique but, because of the updraft here, you can jump off the patio and the wind will catch you and bring you right back up."
Salesman - "heh, yeah, man, I'm not that drunk…"
Guy - "no, really, it's pretty fun. Here, hold my drink for a minute."
Salesman - "what? NO, don't do it!!"
The guy proceeds to climb over the railing & hop off the patio.
The salesman rushed to the railing & watched the guy's fall slow down & then stop & then he started to rise - coming back up to the patio and getting deposited on the patio.
The salesman stared in disbelief as he handed the guy his drink.
Guy - "dude, it's exhilarating, you should try it"
Salesman - "oh man, they're not going to believe this back home!"
The salesman went over the railing & off the patio, pulling out his iPhone to take a selfie of himself flying around Chicago.
He plummeted down & down & hit the roof of a car, crushing the roof & killing the people in the car.
The guy looked down over the railing & laughed at the carnage, horror & panic. Then he strolled over to the bar to get another drink.
Bartender - "Superman, you are a real asshole when you get drunk.."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Are Boom Gates the Answer ?

As Cincinnatians are complaining about motorists speeding down neighborhood streets & blowing through red lights and stop signs, perhaps boom gates, usually seen at railroad crossings, be an effective way to slow down motorists and actually make them stop at intersections?
Since Luminaries like Chris Smitherman, Dale Mallory & the fine folks at CO    have fought hard to make traffic monitoring electronics near impossible, maybe this is what we need to do. It would be expensive setting up the network but it would still be cheaper than stationing police officers everywhere 24 hours a day in running police cruisers.
The gates can run on solar nowadays so no pesky wiring is needed. The gates would also have to be low enough to stop recumbent bike riders. But they could also be placed along long stretches of road just to slow down the impatient motorists.
oh, what the hell, the cage jockeys would just slam through the dang things….

Monday, November 10, 2014

Death Tech

I posted about this earlier, but here you can just watch & listen to Dr. John Troyer talk all the same shit that was in the Atlantic article. The early adoption of technologies by the death industry seems only rivaled by the sex industry. Think of that.
The biomass eating robots might com in handy when everybody in Texas dies of ebola.
I'm still hoping for the evolving music & speech shit.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Curbing Tagging

In an effort to curb tagging, perhaps legalising it with the stipulation that the tagger can only use his own blood to leave his mark would be a way to go.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Zombie Beer

no, not the warm flat Bud on the coffee table…
MainStreet.com cites 6 'Zombie' beers in the US, starting off with Christian Moerlein and the OTR Brewery district's Rhinegeist.

One Man Wrecking Crew

Cranley caught breaking the law & endangering the general populace.
Why was the mayor of Cincinnati out trying to mow down pedestrians? Arrogant? Ride? Mean? Assholism? Madman? Belligerent?
Or is it just part of his alien species diabolical plan to annihilate the human race?

Friday, November 07, 2014

I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day

Yet another new way to dispose of your carcass when you die. Get cremated & then have your cremains pounded down & heated up till you wind up with a diamond suitable for jewelry or whatever. Have your spouse put it in a necklace and you can still 'hang around' after you're gone.
It would be an interesting plot development in a murder mystery about a black widow type serial killer.
Anyway, it ain't cheap.

Read more here.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Selling Luxury Caskets

probably NSFW

I'm guessing that the funeral industry in Poland is heavily dominated by men. Of course Poland also boasts the highest number of exorcists per capita in the world. 2015 marks Lindner's 5th year of glamour / nudie calendars for their 'luxury' caskets. I don't know if luxury means multiple cup holders, USB connections or what.
So, do the exorcists have calendars?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Big Plan

Illuminati? Neo-Nazis? The Crusades? New World Order?
check,check,check, and check
So, this Golden Dawn guy says of the ebola outbreak in Africa
"Once in a while the papers report some good news, splendid news actually. Spread of Ebola wiping out whole villages and communities in Africa – I mean, what more does one want?"
Eliminating the inferior is always a good thing for the master race.
And what about this ebola epidemic?
It appears that it's a man made plot to depopulate the world so as to conserve the planet's resources for a transhuman Illuminati super race.
This measure is proposed as a measure to help the creation of a planet inhabited by ‘immortal’ superhumans, using scientific and technological movements such as transhumanism.
In addition, the chairman’s alleged words also talk of enslaving humanity to ‘classical wage labour’, continuing a system of mass production and mass consumption and the allocation of wealth.
I, for one, being a member of the master race, can't wait to be an immortal transhuman with a bunch of slaves.
and sexbots….

Is the War Already Over ?

More cute, cuddly robots in entertainment…
Could it be that the CGI is actually the product of the machine army and not, as we are prone to believe, the product of talented human animators? Have they already taken over and are now just softening us up? Divide us? Take all our money? Take all our women?
Perhaps the shape shifting alien lizard men will be our saviors….

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ex Machina

Cunning little minx of a robot divides man against man in the robots' mad conquest of humanity in the movie, Ex Machina.
Interestingly, I found this trailer after Glenn Beck sent me to this clip from the movie Interstellar.
So, do we want the dang machines or not?
Somebody needs to make a Magnus - Robot Fighter movie.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Winburn v. Thomas

wotta show. Dan Hurley hosts Chas Winburn & Cecil Thomas on Halloween.
Winburn is, as usual, full of bluster, strange factoids and a bizarre notion that he is a qualified a Republicrat.
Thomas seems to grasp that the state legislature is not a city council but I am not so sure Winburn grasps this.
The claims of who Cranley supports is semi bizarre as is Winburn's claims of creating 4,400 jobs in 12 months. Economic Development Zones in Cincinnati was pretty much a corrupt failure, no idea why Winburn wants to re-invent them. His dismissal of JobsOhio is fairly incredible.
I really expected this to be a complete wash and, while Thomas isn't a great candidate, he clearly is better than the Windbag.
So I guess Winburn will be the hands down fovorite in the Bizarro world of SWOH politics.

The WKRC circus here

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Remembering Tom Brinkman

While the Democrats are continuing to run weak candidates & giving the GOP a cakewalk in SWOH, let's take a look back at the COA   founder's record.
From 2 years ago, Blogging Isn't Cool

COA T Co-Founder, Tom Brinkman, is running for the 27th House District in the March 6th primary. Brinkman spent eight years representing the 34th District of Ohio. He apparently is unable to wean himself off the public teat.
Brinkman has sought a seat in congress twice only to have his ass handed to him by eerily hot Jean Schmidt. In his time in the Ohio house he has garnered a reputation for being hard to deal with. He has wasted taxpayers time and money pushing legislation he admitted would not pass. He used state money to buy grills for his neighborhood's park. At one point Columbus Monthly rated Brinkman "the single worst legislator in the 132-member General Assembly".
"Those surveyed ranked him as least knowledgeable, least hardworking, least likable, least compassionate, and least savvy."
When not trying to control your sister's uterus, Brinkman has been adamant about denying civil rights to homosexuals. That landed him in some hot water when his petition circulators falsified documents. The judge in the case, Ruehlman, a Republican, had this to say:
"I still think the real culprit is Rep. Brinkman.
I know politics, somehow (Brinkman) falls between the cracks and is not prosecuted - the guy in power is the one who should have been indicted."
Brinkman's shady politicking goes beyond sex, tho. His moral crusade led him to another ballot scheme funded by out of state entities & his teaming up with ministers who proclaimed,
a tax hike would be preferable to slots
And, Brinkman's efforts to stop slots in Ohio did indeed result in higher taxes for Ohioans. Mysteriously Brinkman & his cronies didn't try to stop a Republican governor from putting slots in race tracks. In fact one of those cronies is actually serving in Kasich's administration.
Lately Brinkman has railed against libraries having media other than books on their shelves.
Despite Brinkman's efforts to outlaw abortion in Ohio, Ohio Right to Life has not given him their endorsement in this latest election cycle.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (R) had this to say about Brinkman:
"The issue here is Brinkman's lack of effectiveness.
Few lawmakers are as honest, principled and consistent as Brinkman. But he exhibits those qualities to a fault, coming off as stubborn, ideologically rigid and unwilling to compromise. He's made many enemies in Columbus by refusing to see anyone else's side of things. This has limited his ability to work with others and get things done."
Obviously, Enquirer editors have a different view of ethics than Judge Ruehlman.
Brinkman, with his convenient morals, his inability to work with others, his shady dealings & unethical politicking, is clearly NOT a good choice for Ohio.

More here

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Birth of the Living Dead

This looks fun


When I heard of this smartphone app, Dorothy, that allows the user to activate programs with a click of the heels, this scene from the classic, The 10th Victim, was the first thing to pop into my fevered mind…

NPR article here

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ad Placement Fail

An oldie but goodie - the chills that go down your spine when the ad starts are just awesome.

The Pariahs

Catch The Pariahs at The Comet Halloween night

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Horror Lounge Music

Not a fan of this show Jessica Lange?
Still this is nice & creepy.

The Martian Influence in WWI Exposed

The government coverup will never work, the truth will overcome the lies.
HA, this History Channel show looks like it could be pretty good. Their real history is so bad, what the hell?
Beats another pawn shop show...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Horror Sells

Around this time of year, things get a little spooky. Nature, all around us is dying. Days are getting shorter. People say the veil between the dead & the living is it's thinnest and the ability of the capricious spirits to foment their malevolent tricks on the living is at it's easiest.
So what a perfect time for some RNC fear mongering.


After loud complaints and Mayoral condemnation concerning the horrible trash pick up policies promoted by the hated Mallory, Qualls, quinlivan cartel, turns out most people are AOK with it.
Results of a recent survey show a vast majority, 80-90%, are perfectly happy with their horrible schemes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


First I heard of this group was in Pat Buchanan's The Sky is Falling book where he cites a study of the PISA results published by virginiadare.com.
Like the video, it states that US schools ain't bad. But that author breaks things down by ethnicity & points out the US average core is weighed down by African Americans and Hispanics while Euro Americans & Asian Americans have very good scores. He also points out that Hispanics in the US schools did better than Hispanics in Central & South American countries.
So, maybe our schools are doing something right?
Here's one of the graphs that is missing on the site.
As the vdare guy says, there's a ton of data and he does not cite a lot of factors like student wealth or if the kid lives in a rural or urban area. You could break it down to poor rural Asians v. wealthy urban Hispanics, single parent v. double parent, ethnicity of adopted parents & see where it gets you, but the bottom line is not the initial, overall national scores.

Monzel v Feeney v Tarbell

Dan Hurley takes on the Hamilton County commissioner's race.
Monzel spins his soviet style, bistro math, knee jerk style of government.
Feeney gets raked over the coals for playing the game as the rules go & not playing the backroom deals game.
Tarbell seems somewhat coherent & shows some life attacking Feeney at the last moment.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vote Fitzgerald

Kasich needs to go. We can't afford another 4 years of this creep.

Fitzgerald D v, Rios G Elitist Kasich R Chickens Out

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Contrasts in Journalism

As the newspapers roll out their endorsements, it's interesting to see who they pick and, especially with the Cincinnati Enquirer, how they pick. The Fishwarp should have ben given some sort of award for twisting, writhing, backpedalling endorsement of John Cranley for mayor. Their endorsements this year have almost been on a par and their endorsement of Mitch McConnell is right in there.
Meanwhile, The Lexington Herald Leader is pretty darn clear in theier endorsement of Alison Lundergan Grimes and so is the Louisville Courier Journal.
The Fshwarp is the paper of record for a chunk of Kentucky, so it's not like they should keep their mouth shut but the timidity of their endorsement contrasted against the 2 Kentucky papers (one also a Gannett paper) is striking.

Horror Sells - Safety

The Finishing Line

This 1977 documentary was made to get kids to quit playing around the train tracks. Like that's even possible.
Anyhoo, it was shocking enough that the film was abandoned & banned.
The kid that was fantasizing the whole thing is definitely my kind of guy. Unfortunately, in typical cheap ass British film making tradition, it's pretty sparse on special effects. Americans & Japanese would have a lot more gore, mutilation & dismemberment. Still, it has that eerie British The Prisoner thing going on.

Read more at Dangerous Minds

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Horror Sells

Horror sells late night shopping for cheap furniture.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rethinking Death

The history of the funeral process is interesting in this TedX chat but the stats on materials 6 ft under is pretty amazing.
Wood for 4M homes, 90M tons of steel, 2B tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid/yr…
Mr Wilde (of the Wilde Funeral Home, LOL) also discusses green & DIY funerals.


WLWT Reports that people are stealing manhole covers. Well, actually sewer grates, but they posted this picture of a manhole cover.
The story says they cost $120 but the damage to you, your car, bike or segway, if you hit the hole, could be much more costly.
So, to get some revenue, maybe the city could sell miniature replicas of their manhole covers to use as trivets. Meanwhile, start using covers & sewer grates made out of something other than metal, like fiberglass. That is, generate a new revenue stream & curb losses.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Twisting, Spinning GOP Dervish Strikes Again

Apparently Chairman Al doesn't know the difference between true conservatism and democracy denying, statist, big brotherism.
Perhaps what he meant to say was that Monzel was a dictatorial fascist engaged in divisive class warfare - painting Music Hall supporters as elitist and not really in line with the rest of the county.
What the Hell, worked for Hitler & Reagan…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Horror Sells - kinda

The National Wildlife Federation wants us to know bears will be one of our biggest allies in the coming zombie apocalypse.
I don't think their science is so hot, tho. If we could bite back, wouldn't it have been documented in some horrible movie?
Further, if their bites turn you into a zombie, wouldn't it make sense that biting the zombie have the same infectious result? Or is it just that you die what makes you a zombie….
fuck it, time travel is easier…

Read more at CNET

Betty Does Halloween

Not really a Betty Boop fan but that 'Witch Paint' is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Luken v. Winkler

Glad WKRC is getting these political candidate Newsmakers shows out earlier that usual this year.
Dan Hurley interviews Charlie Luken & Ralph Winkler/
BiC HATES political dynasties & this is a war between dynasties but as much as I dislike both of these guys, Winkler comes off really bad. Luken is a much better speaker & that makes sense with his experience as a TV announcer. Winkler's voice is what it is, but his body language is terrible.
Add to that, the Winklers belief that they shouldn't have to take budget cuts when the county is hurting for money, that they should get free junkets off to posh resorts, I don't see this guy as someone I want on the bench.
We're going to have to go with Luken on this one.

Josh Mandel's BS Called Out

man, this guy is a weasel...

A Return to Monarchy

With all the crap going on in SE Europe & Russia rattling it's sabers, fucking Romania, a republic, Is talking about going back to being a monarchy.
I honestly don't know how precedented this is but it does fall in line with the rise in nationalism throughout Europe & the rest of the world.
It would certainly be a real life Conservative thing to do. Wonder if the royalty would take over the church, too?

Read more at The Romanian Insider

Read even more at >The Romanian Insider

Hurley with Chabot & Kundrata

Steve Chabot blames everybody else & Fred Kundrata pledgs bi-partisan efforts.
Why does nobody call out Chabot for his reckless obstruction that is killing any chance for jobs creation & stalling any kind oeconomic recovery on Main Street?
Kundrata is right that Chabot is an extreme ideologue. He is a danger to our nation and, with all his saber rattling, the world.

Watch the interview here

Monday, October 20, 2014

John Cranley, Cincinnati's Own Vladimir Putin

A group of Russia experts got together to try to guess Vlad Putin's next moves. Their evaluation of Putin's strategies seem very John Cranleyish.
Divide & divide, stir people up & then swoop in with a seemingly reactionary plan.
And all of it stemming from an insatiable lust for control and power.
He (Gary Kasparov) said that, rather than marching across the border, Russia would try to stir up some pro-Moscow "form of dissent" in the Baltics. This would allow Russia to maintain plausible deniability and characterize any military action in the region as a reaction — something that would make it difficult for NATO members to call it an invasion.
What may be most disconcerting about Putin in general, however, is his lack of predictability. All of the panelists agreed on one thing: Putin's end goal is to stay in power. And if that goal is suddenly best furthered through making noise in the Baltics, then there's a very real possibility he'll take action.
"We're talking about a man who doesn't have a plan. So we're trying to figure out what his plan is, but he doesn't have one," Gessen said. "He sees that as an option. It is definitely an option, he is considering it, and he may wake up one morning and do it."
But, hey, maybe annexing some nearby towns might be a good idea.

More on Vlad here.

Horror Sells

Well, maybe not horror, but Halloween. Apparently this is considered a sexist ad, altho I'm pretty sure few women are being forced into wearing these costumes. In fact, going out in slutty costumes seems pretty popular for young women.
I recommend, horror.
and gore
and outer space aliens
and robots
and zombies

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Rail Towers of Springfield, OH

For you train fetishists.
I remember some of these from biking around in the county. It should probably be called The Rail Towers of Clark County.

The Freaks & Geeks of Halloween

I liked this show, Freaks & Geeks. Kinda sappy but, what the heck. Anyway this episode brings up an aspect of Halloween celebration that is really interesting.
People spend the most money on Christmas but Halloween is #2. Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial day - while people vary their celebrations a bit, they all tend to do the same thing. There is a single underlying theme in all those holidays. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus (on the wrong day), 4th of July - American independence, Thanksgiving - start of the Christmas shopping season...
Halloween is all over the map.
For some it's dress up, whorish dress up, slasher movies, horror movies, food ffod & more food, pranks, whatever. A small minority of people celebrate it as Samhain or as a time when the departed ancestors are closest to the dimension of the living.
In the TV episode the family is split between the parents & their 2 kids and the evolution of their attitude and approaches to the holiday.
The cookies in the front yard with ants all over them is one of my favorite parts.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Brad Wenstrup is a GENIUS!

What a way to meet chicks! Women 4 Wenstrup has gotta be just brilliant!!
OK, it's on, Women 4 Quimbob is taking registrations NOW !!

Keeping it Vague

Monzel, detail light bistro math self promotion. Monzel will save bazillions by coming up with tax schemes written on used Skyline napkins.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid

While I expected the big hysteria thing this Halloween would be Ebola tainted chocolate, it appears the Denver Heat is whipping people up over pot laced candy.
WKRC is only too happy to jump on the fear mongering because you know people will travel from Cincinnati to Colorado so they can buy cannabis products & zap 'em into candies so they can bring them back to Cincinnati & distribute them on Halloween, ultimately turning kids into commies and homos.
We need to set up road blocks now to search every car for loose candy & to find out if the drivers have been to Colorado recently. We should probably test their blood sugar, too.

Know fear at WKRC

Why Does Cincinnati Hate Itself?

While Pasadenians invest in and restore a Gamble house, Cincinnati tears theirs down. While a Crosley estate in Cincinnati sits largely ignored & unused, a Crosley estate in Sarasota has events pretty much every holiday.
What gives? Cincinnatians give less of a fuck about the people who put the city on the map than people off in sun splashed touristy areas where the Cincinnati families just went to vacation?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creepy Cincinnati

OK, this site, Creepy Cincinnati purports to list & review the creepy places in Cincinnati. Dunno why my basement isn't listed, but that's another story.
Just remember, creepy is not a place ~ but a state of mind.
Is something touching my leg?

State of Ohio School Board, District 4

This episode of newsmakers looks at the candidates for the school board of the state of Ohio candidates Patricia Bruns - D and Zachary Haines - R.
Bruns comes off not real great as a communicator but appears to have a grasp on teaching with 30+ years experience. Haines seems to have no experience in education, running a janitorial supply store, but he does seem to be a strong partisan Republican who likes to regurgitate their talking points right or wrong.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Classic Love Story

I don't really listen to this band but thot the animation was kinda cute.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Horror Sells

Even the limeys dig it!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Spring Grove Cemetery Annual Cruise In

The 9th annual Spring Grove Cemetery Cruise In is nigh upon us, Sunday, October 12, 3PM - 7PM.
"Quimbob, that date sounds familiar…"
Of course, fair reader, it's (Uncle) Al Crowley's birthday!
While I doubt they will celebrate that with a portable rock wall climbing thingy or a cat blood drinking contest, there will be grub, (recorded) music, tram rides, hayrides, and lots of cars.
While one would expect a lot of hearses, there are, but, unfortunately, not that many.
There is no official motorcycle show, but in the past, there is a pretty good showing of bikes that make for a show in itself.
People argue over this kind of event at a cemetery because it defeats the 'eternal rest' aspect of a cemetery and smacks of self promotion on the part of the cemetery. On the other hand, it makes the cemetery more relevant to the community & the cars are older and lend themselves to the past & ancestry that is kind of an aspect of a cemetery, too.
I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.
—The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, Ch. 66

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Feeney v Monzel Tarbell a no show

Feeney comes off better than expected, Monzel offers rhetoric, Tarbell offers absolutely nothing.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Community and Social Media

Two books are coming to mind as I ponder the use of social media to bond people with a common geographical area (a neighborhood).
Contested Ground by John Emmeus Davis and Being and Time by Martin Heidegger.
In Contested Ground, Davis looks at people in a neighborhood having different roles & goals. There are residents and business people. There are renters and owners. Online, these people are on a kind of common ground but while their goals might be common they might also conflict. Since everybody in a news feed pretty much looks the same, a participant might not grasp that the social media group is not a single entity but a group of individuals. As such, this kind of person might think the egroup to be schizophrenic.
But there's another aspect that Heidegger got into in that the communications are streaming in time and the participant might be reading a conversation forwards, backwards or all jumbled up by creative programmers. This can lead to a further suspicion of schizophrenia within the egroup.
People see things in different ways, too. I look at pages while others just use email or some kind of phone alerts. So - not everybody is looking at everything with the same graphic interface nor in the same order.
When 'Breaking News' hits a site, it can become a riot of information, frequently conflicting and tantamount to a bunch of blind men furiously describing an elephant. Rumours fly, tempers flare.
It used to be, one had to actively find an egroup, usually an email user group, chatroom or a BB forum. The ease of use of modern social media has led to what some refer to as 'Amateur Hour' on the internet. Some of the problems people have on the intertubes might be naivete but some might just not be cut out for it. They might need to face one another or even deal with one another in their traditional settings like across the meat counter.
People who organize and have physical meetings are frequently not inclined to use social media to inform community members who prefer to use social media to find out the results of their meetings. The community leaders not embracing the community's social media outlets seriously impairs the ability of social media have a bonding, building effect, but by the same token, the level playing field of the emedium frequently results in sniping, snark and a 'too many cooks' effect. Roberts Rules don't apply online and, in a physical community meeting, the leaders usually physically distance themselves from the rest of the body.
So, can community building via social media work? Not on it's own, of course, and it's not at odds with traditional means but the delivery of information needs to be somewhat uniform & controlled and not interfered with by hosts profiting off their 'free' product.
Maturity of the user should, hopefully, come with time.
Then, of course, there's caffeine & alcohol...

Monday, October 06, 2014

Should Halloween be a National Holiday ?

Well, there's a petition on White House . gov to make the revered holiday a little more official. Some anarchists are afeared of having the gummint in charge but the local police, sheriffs & other officialistic nosferatu are already setting begging hours. Maybe, with some hamfisted over the top legislation we could get holiday displays in stores to not overlap.
As I write this, the petition is about 98,000 short with a deadline of 10/31, so…
no, really, I am guessing the throngs of fans of Blogging Isn't Cool can put this over the 100,000 mark in a few days.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

The Grand City Experiment

Judging by the website's pictures and videos, The Grand City Experiment is only inclusive of downtown Cincinnati & a smidgen of Clifton. Not a great start in being 'welcoming'.
Idea for 'Day 2' is to do it 3 days later. Should I do 'Day 5' on 'Day 2' ?
I can't keep up with the yunguns anymore. In my day...
Anyhoo, if 'Day 31' isn't 'ask a stranger to give you candy', I quit.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Human Foosball ?

When I heard the Asian Food Fest, 10/5/14, this year held in Washington Park, would have human Foosball, I was seriously stoked. I had visions of people strapped to rods that were attached to motors that could be activated by users to spin the people, jerk them side to side & hold them steady to block or let pass some big heavy metal ball.
Imagine my disappointment when I found all it really was, was people hanging on to rods and acting independently. Add to that, the set up to be used at the food fair is some inflatable thingy.
Whatever happened to Human Chess where, when the players met, they had to fight to the death?

Ohio Governor Candidates

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Friday, October 03, 2014

What do you want for your last ride?

1 in 15 funerals use non-traditional hearses.
Could custom vehicles lure people away from cremation?
Unfortunately funeral prices continue to increase and cremation is becoming more popular every day, so maybe funerals & processions featuring special vehicles may become a popular oddity for the wealthy that might attract attention from the lower castes. Maybe Funerals of the Starz could be a hit & those guys who customize cars on the History Channel can get in on the act.

Guardian article here

Thursday, October 02, 2014

AG Debate - kind of...

The Fishwarp records it's interview with Ohio AG candidates Mike DeWine & David Pepper.
Proof that timed remarks are way better...

kudos to the 'Warp for doing this.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dale's Latest Fail

When Dale Mallory faced ethics & embezzlement charges in Hamilton county where people worship the Mallory dynasty, he got off scot free. Now he's being charged with ethics violations in Franklin County. Will the Teflon still work?
That being said, the ethics rules pertaining to the value of gifts that state legislators can receive seems to make pretty low end gifts illegal. $25? $75?
When were these limits set? $25 is lunch nowadays or maybe a delivered supreme pizza. I'd be fine seeing Dale get keelhauled on a BB riverboat but the monetary level of these gifts really does strike me as being pretty low.
And just because a Bengals ticket costs a lot, it doesn't mean it's worth it.

Are Republicans Really Humans ?

This ad kinda makes you wonder if Republicans are actually being a little too defensive.
Does anybody really think Republicans are not humans?
In a study 11% of Americans weren't sure if the planet was controlled by shape shifting alien lizard men and when you break it down by political party, Republicans believe more than 2 - 1 the space aliens rule the world over Democrats. Republicans believe Bigfoot exists a little less than half the number Democrats do.
The notion that these space aliens live in caverns and manipulate us with rays, chem-trails, electronic broadcasts are nothing new, there were David Icke's Anunnaki and Ray Shaver's Deros, and John Carpenter's They Live.
Basically, the Republicans are a little more concerned with mythical beings & conspiracies than Democrats. Is this an ad meant to soften their image or just a crack into their paranoid fantastical minds?
Or are they just trying to throw us off?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Big Government Nanny State GOP

A recent tweet from HamCoGOP Chairman Al Triantafilou shows a frightening big government, big brother mindset that the Teabags purportedly reject.
In reality, of course, the police are a reactionary function that works with the courts to hand out socially accepted retribution.
Is this the society Triantafilou wants? Where people are arrested before they might commit a crime?
The HamCoGOP is certainly NOT a small government, personal responsibility oriented group. They are an authoritarian, dictatorial gang.
They need to be removed from American government ASAP.

Marek Tyszkiewicz v. Brad Wenstrup LWV Debate

An extremely high tech recording of the Tyszkiewicz / Wensrtup debate hosted by the League of Women Voters. Both appear affable. Both appear intelligent. Wenstrup's solutions seem a little more party line rhetoric than Tyszkiewicz's. Wenstrup's wrap up is fairly over the top, cue the patriotic music & fireworks while Tyszkiewicz's are pretty weak.
be nice to have something in between but who cares? District 2 will go with the Rs no matter how useless they are.

http://www.electintegrity.com/debate">debate videos
tip for Mr Tyszkiewicz, Vimeo allows longer videos.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Charlie Winburn & his crazed zombie minions are out of control, placing his campaign signs illegally on the lawns of handicapped people regardless of whether they are in his jurisdiction or not.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Northside House Tour

Sunday, Sep 28 from noon to 5PM, visit the Hidden Treasures of Northside House Tour.
The Northside House Tour is not a mansion type house tour. It's more about what people have done with older houses, converting buildings that weren't meant to be houses into houses (Northside had a ton of corner stores that mid 20th century zoning laws put out of business), and innovative new housing.
It's about creating and re-using household items.
There's a street of Sears homes along the tour. There are some amazing tree houses on and along the tour.
There's bottle trees, converted meat markets, big old Catholic Churches on the tour.
Did I mention that the house that had the German Shepard on the porch roof is on the tour?
And there's all sorts of places you can get brunch grub in Northside while you are in the neighborhood.

The cost is $15 in advance and $18 the day of the tour at The McKei Recreation Center @ 1655 Chase Avenue.
Tickets available online and at these handy locations:
  • Building Value
       4040 Spring Grove Avenue
  • North Side Bank and Trust Co
       4125 Hamilton Avenue - Cincinnati
       906 North Bend Rd - Finneytown
       9315 Colerain Ave - Colerain TWP
       9407 Kenwood Road - Blue Ash
       633 Anderson Ferry Rd - Delhi
       8615 Shepherd Farm Drive - Westchester
       11628 Springfield Pike - Springdale
  • Shake It Records
       4156 Hamilton Ave
  • Taylor Jameson Hair Design
       4200 Hamilton Ave.
Be there or be square

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cincinnati's Northside Neighborhood