Saturday, August 30, 2014

How Much More Can Cranley Spend ?

Dude is nuts. He's looking at every way possible to derail the Cincinnati Streetcar that already has substantial investment but he's also wanting to spend more money to re-engineer a dangerous highway exit ramp that had been slated for removal 10 years ago.
Cranley's new ramp, conceived in a fairly Monzellian manner will only cost $35M and will not have much impact since there's another ramp about a mile down the road. The city does not have $35M but that's OK.
What's really killing the city however is the crushing cost of operating a streetcar @$3M/yr. Never mind that Cranley is the only person in the world who thinks construction of said streetcar is running behind schedule & over budget (wait - didn't he 'pause' work & squander about a million dollars??), what are the chances that this new interchange will be on time and on budget?
This is the guy the spending hawks chickens endorsed?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Stalins

When Bill Burroughs said there would be no more Stalins, I don't think he had social media & the intertubes in mind. Granted the people using the relatively new communication portals are indeed finding themselves intheir positions quite by accident but nowadays people are finding they can silence or 'disappear' a person with the tap of a button. It's almost like something out of a 1960s British science fiction movie.
People try having forummers deleted due to their profile pictures. If admins won't do it the offended appeal to their corporate gods. People are and their posts picked off by admins who make unilateral decisions in the blink of an eye without consulting their co-administrators.
When forum programmers built in safety devices to promote 'civil discussion', they created a whole new class of censors who could, anonymously, act as cyber terrorists against whomever they disagreed with.
Just in recent weeks I have seen so many immature, knee jerk attacks here and there by administrators, against administrators and between forummers - it's making my head spin.


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Horror Sells

The Burril's do the ice bucket challenge with, of course, red ice water.
What else would the independent horror film makers use?
They're most famous work, likely being Chainsaw Sally, the strict moralist librarian with a penchant for revenge and mayhem.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Brown - Feel the Crave!

With Burger King making moves to maybe move to Canada, home of bankrupting socialized health care. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is urging people to go with the crave and eat at White Castle instead of Burger King.
I'd say it's kind of un-American to support a fast food chain that supports classism anyway.
wait - does a castle support classism?
My head hurts.
Anyway, he also suggests people get their junk food on at Ohio based Wendy's.
It all seems kind of silly but I really dislike tax dodgers.

Fishwarp semi story here

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Blast from the past

The oft forgot, original streetcar route as envisioned by rail cultists in Cincinnati.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dodds Monuments

Kind of a cool ad for a memorial company. I like the way it pushes the traditional, the eternal, and the contemporary in just a few seconds.
FWIW, this business is in Xenia, OH. When the town got creamed by a tornado in the spring of 1974, everything across the street from the seriously cool building got flattened. Dodds stood firm with not even a broken window.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Choosing a Loser

I'm really torn. The HamCoDems had a primary & picked a guy, Sean Feeney to tun for Hamilton County Commissioner. The Republican incumbent, Chris Monzel ran unopposed.
Monzel pissed off a lot of people by thwarting the people's right to vote & concocting a half assed 'compromise' regarding an "Icon Tax", a move that also proved divisive socially.
So, looking vulnerable, the HamCoChair starts looking for more viable candidates to replace Feeney. Feeney refused to step aside and now Jim Tarbell, who ran a REALLY terrible campaign against Monzel, has stated he will run as a write in candidate.
Great. A split democratic ticket. A spit Democratic ticket didn't hurt Truman but Lincoln definitely benefitted from one.
As I write this, Tarbell hasn't even announced of his candidacy on FaceBook that he is in the race. Takes like 1 sentence? (I have been told he tweeted a notice)
Feeney is waiting for money and endorsements and doesn't appear to be campaigning.
Looks like Monzel, one of the failingest politicians in the world universe, has a cakewalk to re-election.
So, what to do? Do I vote for the kid who followed the democratic process? Do I vote for the more qualified but passively opportunistic Tarbell?
We're in this situation because Hamilton County Democrats were asleep at the wheel or Burke & Triantifilou brokered another sweetheart deal. Hamilton County should be able to do better. Even the winner of this race is going to be a loser.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Kill the Dead !

Motorists, not content with slaughtering live people, have decided the dead should be added to their litany of mayhem. This TBoning went beyond running a static light up in the air but careened past police with flashing lights as it smashed into a hearse leading a funeral procession injuring a priest & funeral director in the process. No doubt the careless motorist added more stress to the loved ones of the deceased.

WKRP story here.

Rise of the Sex Machine

Since we last posted about the opportunity to use robotic sex workers on McMicken Ave., our researchers have been bombarded with more & more reports about the advances robots will be making in the near future in, most notably, the world's oldest profession.
Dude in New Zealand predicts that by 2050, VD will be rampant and robot hookers "of every ethnicity" will be roaming the dance floors of bars & discos. Mimicking sex is going to be a lot easier than navigating a dance floor….
NBR reports the rise of AI & robotics will increase unemployment and shrink the middle class even more. You won't have a job, joy riding in your car is going to get creamed with driverless cars. Movies are just going to be all CG using plots and scripts not much different than the formulaic tripe we get out of humorless Hollywood boardrooms today.
Face it, there's not going to be a whole lot to do except lie around screwing your companionbot all day. It's got a name, too, Technosexualism.
In this fairly NSFW video one can see a partnerless 'Roxxy' show off her moves. Nothing pornographic, but if you do watch this in a public place, be prepared laugh loudly & maybe pee your pants a little.
Roxxy appears to be the state of the art in sexbotics with an AI that allows her to interact verbally and she is also supposed to have moods. Great, just what a guy wants from a robot...
Her face isn't creepy at all…
You can get additional personalities
  • Frigid Farrah
  • Wild Wendy
  • S&M Susan
  • Young Yoko
  • Mature Martha
And she comes in 3 models, the cheapest being a quadruple amputee.
Then there's the male sexdroid Rocky, who is a one size fits all sorta thing. No quadruple amputee model.
There's no indication the sex machines are set up for homosexual compatibility.
But here's the deal with Rocky & Roxxy, there's no real pictures of them on the site. No videos showing a person interfacing with the bots. The website & videos suck for a business that's theoretically so tech savvy.
oh well, I guess he's got 36 years to get the dance floor navigation down.
One of the businesses looking to employ robots is the hotel industry. While currently just looking at room service & concierge functions, it seems this would be a great opportunity to engage the robo companion as well and it would only have to navigate hallways & elevators.
I wonder, if in the future, when your sexdroid's batteries crap out, using it anyway will be some taboo, sorta necro-technosexualism...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Moms Against _____________ is demanding Kroger stores not allow open carry guns in their stores.
Kroger has reported 16 shootings in their 2,640 stores in 34 states in some amount of time. Most of the shootings were in the south. Assuming that the stores are open 24/7…
well, seems pretty safe. Wonder if they keep track of people crashing their cars into each other as customers enter & exit the parking lots.
I would actually prefer a gun owner keep his gun on him, safe & under control than leave it unattended in his car out in a parking lot thick with panhandlers & thieves.

Sort of a story here

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dissent in The Local GOP

After Judge Mark Painter called out some local Republicans for being "knaves and fools"
The blue-ribbonest committee ever, chaired by an ex-P&G head (now a Cabinet member), and including four Fortune-500 CEOs, the largest area construction companies and facilities operators, and many other experts, developed a detailed plan to save two major historic buildings. Countless hours of time were donated to the "most-vetted" plan ever.
In a breathtaking display of chutzpah compounded by ignorance, two Commissioners, Chris Monzel and Greg Hartmann, at the last minute concocted a back-of-napkin alternate scheme that even they can't explain. And Monzel is not even sure he will vote for his own plan!
HamCoGOP chair shot back on social media,
Regardless of where you are on museum tax, we should all agree that Mark Painter is a clown. He was almost as bad as Tracie Hunter. #phony
Then he went on to say, when called out on it by the Fishwarp on more social media…
I hope everyone reads Mark's attack on Republicans. Personally vindictive and hateful, he needed a reply. And I'm glad I did.
So, now the GOP bully who tries to fuck with people on BS voter fraud charges & trumps up bogus campaign charges on political opponents is complaining about somebody being mean to him?

The Shaver Mysteries

Amazing Stories, Ray Palmer, Richard Shaver, Harlan Ellison, William Bullwer-Lyton, Helena Blavatsky, racial memory, ancient aliens, conspiracy, torture, depraved alien lust, slavery…
A radio interview from 1956 discussing The Shaver Mysteries, the Deros, Teros, their lives underneath the Earth's crust, their use of rays to effect humans & their infiltration of human society. The pulp stories by an insane writer who insisted they were real and supported in their authenticity by his editor & publisher were still suspected of maybe being real 10 years after their publication.
And for a local Cincinnati connection to the hollow earth theory, Symzonia

Monday, August 11, 2014


There's a saying that life is for living. Trite, easy to remember…
But it has a ring of truth. Every living thing spends it's life trying to survive. It's what living crap does. Take a blade of grass. What's going on in your yard is a desperate war for survival. And for what?
Human society has so much weird ass abstract bullshit going on. It's amazing anybody makes it out of their teens with all the ridiculous anxiety a kid goes through.
But as the Libertarians say, if you don't have the control of your own body, then you're just a slave. Wendy O Williams' purported suicide note expressed this perfectly.
I don't believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. I do believe strongly, however, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights that anyone in a free society should have. For me, much of the world makes no sense, but my feelings about what I am doing ring loud and clear to an inner ear and a place where there is no self, only calm.
I agree 100%, but go back to the blade of grass. Not wanting to survive, wanting to put an end to your life isn't normal. It's not part of our basic DNA. It's dumbass society fucking with you.
If you want to kill yourself, TELL somebody, talk to somebody, anybody because you're not thinking right. You're a mammal. That's not what mammals do.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Android SexBots on McMicken Avenue ?

creepy creepy people
While the Cincinnati police chief and the city councilwoman who proposed putting up barricades on McMicken Avenue to cut down on prostitution say the plan worked, snarky & snarkier laughed it off.
other plans are to humiliate Johns and make attempts to ruin their family lives.
Since legalization & regulation are off the table, how about replacing the fleshbags with shiny sex robots?
Easy to maintain (probably be a good job opportunity for old pinball machine mechanics), no STDs, no pesky unions, no lost souls…
What could go wrong?
Well, if the robots are still illegal, the fights between the hookerbots battling for turf could get pretty crazy, but hopefully that won't happen. Organizations that have a lot of clout in SW Ohio, like OCA, CCV, CO   , NA CP and the Baggers, who love to scream & complain and pass legislation without thinking about the consequences could make that happen, tho. Given CO   's paranoia about technology, they would probably terrify people with tales of whordroids built with guillotine apparatus installed. The NA CP would likely come up with rumors of spreading deadly diseases exclusively to black guys. The folks at CCV would probably want their own.
Maybe they would fly (can you imagine?) in Cleveland, but I don't think SW Ohio is quite ready for these things.

Nightly Business Report story here

Saturday, August 09, 2014

So Vote this November!

So, by this unscientific poll at the Fishwarp, people are 3 to 1 opposed to Kid Monzel's shenanigans. So why is the creep in office?
This November you can vote for Sean Pareick Feeney and dump CO    toady Chris Monzel.
But you have to do it - you have to vote!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mata!

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, Lady MacLeod, or H21, dancer, seducer spy or scapegoat, the woman best known as Mata Hari (eye if the day) was born 8/7/1876.
Her life led her about Europe and, in a failed marriage to Indonesia. Her penchant for military men in a time of war had her burning a candle from both ends & she wound up on the wrong side of a firing squad at 41.

part 1

part 2

Garbage Dump

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A Half Assed Cocksucker

faith & Begorra

In an amazing semi turnaround, The Fishwarp has published a bland press release about the Hamilton County Fair without any gloom & doom horror stories.
Since the 4H abandoned the fair for fairly racist reasons, attendance at the fair has steadily risen. This, of course, takes some of the wind out of the sails of the blowhard 'Warp lamenting the slow agonizing death of the fair.
The one time a drunk fired a pistol in the air outside the entrance has drifted off the radar…
Maybe we might see some positive coverage later in the week!
Maybe the fair will update their website later this week...

Soul Carnival

Locally produced in Cincinnati (& Voodoolicious Northside), the short film "Soul Carnival" is set to be released in August 2014. Which it is…
I guess you need to keep a watch on Vault51 Productions.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Too Many Cooks

Hamilton County Commissioners have decided they want more, more, MORE in regards to the so called, 'Icon Tax' and have decided to monkey around with it a bit more at the 11th hour. How many tweaks will the commisioners come up with? How much more of a wedge can they drive between Cincinnati & the rest of Hamilton County?
Come away from it Fritz!

A little bit more here

UPDATE:This is kinda weird but I just saw the actress in the above clip from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Marilyn Burns, passed away today at the age of 65

Monday, August 04, 2014

The Malefic Attacks of Small Men

Only Smitherman & Winburn have voted 100% with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. A number, Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young, PG Sittenfeld, and Chris Seelbach have all stood up to the tyrant, but who are Cranley & the radio comedian Cunningham attacking? Yvette Simpson.
Are these small men just attacking "the girl"?
While Cranley cites Simpson's prostitution program a failure and Cunningham laughs and derides it for lawsuits being filed against it, Simpson gives her take here
And, apparently, the Police Chieff disagrees with the petty little men, too.

A very difficult to listen to WLW podcast, here

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Horror Sells

A Slovak Blood Drive will feature Erzsebet Bathory & host a festival with grub, booze & tunes.
Dunno if they will offer virgin blood baths.

Get your details here

Friday, August 01, 2014

Should Automobiles Come With Warning Labels ?

When ascertaining wether a person is an addict or not, asking the person if they have changed their behavior to accommodate their addiction. With the common automobile addict, he frequently won't go to places due to a real or perceived lack of parking for his car, regardless as to how easy it might be to get to said place via walking, riding a bike, taking mass transit or using a cab.
Add to this the health issues that driving can cause with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hyper tension, obesity and other problems that come with the sedentary lifestyle of the motorist.
And to top it off, there's the possibility of death, dismemberment, and paralysis that can result from flying around at a mile a minute amongst a sea of other motorists doing the same thing.
Seems a large warning label posted clearly on the hood of every car in America is what we need to warn people of the potential dangers of this appliance.