Friday, June 6, 2008

Cubicle Worker Freaks Out...

I knew cube world could do damage to your health... - Watch more free videos

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chad Johnson, again.

Chad Johnson says he's going to report.

Duh. He's got some public relation work to do. But then again, maybe not. He clearly pissed off nearly all of his fan base in Cincinnati, so if he actually cared about the fans, he may be forced to do some kissing up to the Cincinnati faithful.

My theory is that he does not care about the fan base here, and it's pretty obvious in how he has acted the last year or so. The Bengals called his financial bluff, and now he has no choice but to report to camp.

Fines from $8,000 to $14,000 daily don't help when you can't even pay taxes on your house at the present time.

All about the money. Period.

But hey, why not?

Actually, I don't have anything against guys playing for money, but it really turns me off when they pretend that it's their teammates' and community's support they care about once the contract is signed.

Here's the article by Mark Curnutte of the Enquirer.

By the way, I have a feeling that Mark Curnutte sees a lot more "stuff" that us regular, non-reporters ever see when it comes to those affiliated with the Cincinnati Bengals. I have a feeling that Mark Curnutte is a lot nicer to certain individuals than what they may deserve. Just a hunch...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chad owes $13K in taxes

I think I know why somebody wants a new contract..

Toe Sprayer... Huh?

In a case that has befuddled police officials, a Columbus man has been charged with crawling under a table at a library on University of Cincinnati’s campus, spraying a substance from a syringe on a woman’s shoes and then photographing them.

Wow. Not sure what to say about this. Read the Enquirer article here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

They are coming... Cicada Swarm is imminent.

Pictures taken in my backyard. Awesome. The 'experts' have predicated as many as 100 cicadas per square yard to as much as 200 per square yard. Oh what fun!

I lived on the west side for the invasion in 2004, since then, we've moved east. Now I get another shot at cicada combat. if you want some interesting information about this absurd phenomenon.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I like this feature of blogging. I think it's mainly an ego trip, but nonetheless, is interesting to me. I like posting on consecutive days and watching the numbers of visitors to my blog go up for a couple of days. I only wish I could know who actually reads this blog.

It's still a funny phenomenon to me, that there are random people out there that I've never met and for some reason are reading my random thoughts about random topics. Feel free to give me a shout out sometime if you want. I would love to see who you mystery people are.

So here you go random people, another post about things I think are interesting.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Word of the Day

From Paul Daugherty's blog, in reference to professional athletes and good behavior...

"Why do we give pro athletes credit for not getting in trouble with the cops? Is the bar that low now? Does your boss ever say to you, "Great job, you havent been arrested lately?''..."

Read the entire blog entry here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Forget the Street Cars!!!

Forget the street cars! I think Cincinnati should get a Grid. Sounds so much more efficient.

...the grid could also provide the kind of power needed to transmit holographic images; allow instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players; and offer high-definition video telephony for the price of a local call.
It also turns out the having a Grid may provide solid, scientific evidence that God exists. See? Way better than public transportation.

Think about it, if we have a Grid we will save big time on gas, reduce emissions, and finally rid our city of malaria.

Come on, scrap the street car and vote for the Grid!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Positive Press for Cincinnati Sports...

Reds pitcher rookie pitcher, Johnny Cueto threw 10 strikeouts and 0 walks in his first game as a MLBer.

Even Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was pretty excited, as seen here in an excerpt from the article.
"I'm giddy inside," Baker said. "I'm excited to hear the guys on the bench talk. They haven't seen this in a long time. As a matter of fact, they haven't ever seen it."

A nice positive and happy story - about the Reds - to wash down some of the negative Bengals coverage.

See here.

Chris Henry's recent activity...

Judge Bernie Bouchard ordered him jailed on $51,000 bond. "You've kind of become a one-man crime wave," Bouchard said.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

More Great PR for the Cincinnati Bengals...

Or "Another Solid Character Wide Receiver!"

At least the Bengals seem to be taking a stand of some sort...

Chad Johnson

Wow. An interesting interview with Chad Johnson.

If you've followed his situation with the Bengals at all this past year, you'll probably be turned off to Chad after watching this...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earth Hour

Turn your lights off tonight.

See article here.

Oh, I expect some photos of 'Cincinnati lights out' from Kevin LeMaster on Building Cincinnati!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

This Holiday Life

Come and see This Holiday Life. These guys are some good friends of mine from college. Go Miami Redhawk-skins!!

They put on a pretty good show and have toured with Switchfoot some out west, so if I were to put them into a music category, it would be the one Switchfoot is in. Whatever that may be.

THL is rarely in Cincinnati since they're based in San Diego now, but they're making a run through the heartland this week and next.

Now, they are playing at Dirty Jack's, which to be honest, sounds a little bit intimidating to this EastSider, but that's OK, I'll brave the unknown to see these guys.

Check out their music and come see them.

They will be playing Sunday night at 9:00 p.m.

Click here for venue information: Dirty Jack's


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing - 2/23

Went down to OTR again this weekend to work with the Community Housing project. Worked with an intern from Miami University named Amy and two students I'm mentoring for their graduation/community service project.
We cleaned out a building and prepared it for a student group coming in from John Carroll University.

Those OTR buildings have a lot of character and pretty cool feel to them.

And yes, I cleaned two bathtubs. Two.

Here are some pics.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I noticed the Cinciditarod (Cincinnati's Urban Iditarod) promoted on a local blog and thought I would do it with some of the kids I'm mentoring in a community service project. Problem. Have to be 21 and older.

Tried recruiting some colleagues from the building in which I teach. Nope. Stuff going on.

And with about 2 hours left to register I ran out of options when my wing man said, 'sounds kind of goofy' implying he was probably not in.


Next year, I'm in that race. I may even swing by this year to check it out to prepare myself for a victory next year.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

High School Sports Debate...

Tom Groeschen, a writer on, who covers a lot of the prep sports scene in Cincinnati, has some good blogging debates about high school sports on the blog section of If you have any interest in divisional realignment for high school sports, you should take a peak...
The blog post is titled "OHSAA realignment meeting."

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Influence of Cincinnati Now

Wow... I didn't realize the power of Now until this morning. Clicked on and noticed one of the top 'rumors' going around the NFL right now is about Chad Johnson.

Apparently the Washington Redskins' influencers have taken note of recent material on Cincinnati Now and believe that Chad Johnson's status is shaky with the Bengals.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chad Johnson, Phone Etiquette, and Shoving

Some select quotes/lines from the Bengals' blog on

Chad Johnson will play in his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl game.

Reached on his cell phone this afternoon, Johnson hung up when The Enquirer identified itself seeking comment on the honor. He has not spoken to the Cincinnati-based media since October.

The Bengals would have about $8 million in dead money on their salary cap in 2008 if they traded or released wide receiver Chad Johnson.

After his first Pro Bowl practice Thursday in Hawaii, Bengals wide receiver allegedly shoved an NFL public relations official.

Johnson also went on NFL Network, the league-owned TV station, and complained about the lack of support shown him by the Bengals and his teammates.

News and SNOW!!!!

I love how our city's media outlets react to the possibility of a lot of snow. It's as if Godzilla is approaching Cincinnati via the Ohio River. What in the world?!?

I mean, a lot of snow is one thing, the possibility of a lot of snow is another, but we react to the possibility of a little snow, that in most cases, turns into a dusting or less.
One of the local stations had a video feed of Pete Rose Way downtown. The first time they put it up, there was absolutely no snow visible on the roads. None. The second time they put it up, there was a light dusting on the shoulders of the road. This of course was commented on in an overly excited and exaggerated manner. That is definitely snow and it's definitely lightly dusting the shoulders of the roads. Please be careful as you drive. Or something like that.
The sad thing is that I sit there and watch, turn to the other local stations, and watch them say and show the same thing, but with some variance in their graphics. A sad activity, like playing solitare on your computer for two hours. Sad.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing

Spent the morning with some high school seniors working with OTRCH. A neat organization, doing real, practical work.

Worked with Ron, some kids from Napolean High School, and some students from Kings. I believe Ron is a full-time worker with OTRCH.

I haven't done much volunteer work recently. In fact, it's probably been years. It felt good getting up, heading down there, and just doing some manual labor to help out that organization, and indirectly, a family that may be having a tough time financially.

We took some pics and shot some video for the students' community service requirements. More to follow later. (Isn't a volunteer requirement a bit of an oxymoron?!?)

The last time I worked with this organization it wasn't this organization. In fact it was RESTOC.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Cincinnati Streetcar

I saw Cincinnati Blog had a post mentioning the street car proposal. I 100% agree with the positives of it. I've been in a couple bigger cities recently and saw use of a streetcar-like system.
It really is amazing how systems like this connect a city.

I was in Detroit for the auto show last week ( and they have the 'People Mover' in their downtown. It's not really a streetcar, but it was really nice to hop on it in the middle of the winter to get across town. Man, that city is cold!

There were some cool cars in that auto show too... I wasn't just impressed by the People Mover.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Anyone volunteered at this place?

I may be heading there this weekend with some high school students on a community service project.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cincinnati's Power 100

I love this kind of ranking stuff. If you are one of the original readers of Now, you'll remember a lame spin off of ESPN's 'Who's Now'? segment I tried to do about Cincinnati people. I guess this list may be a little better.

I wonder about something though... where is my listing? How is the author and editor of Now not mentioned? Interesting. Maybe I'm a top 150? Maybe I was accidentally left off. An inadvertent omission.