With all the movements to instill a local and/or regional
focus on our consumer urges counter-balanced by the narrowing of our
reach, thanks to technology, what is the difference between local and global? What would 19th century hipsters think of the accessibility present in today’s world?
WEDNESDAY OCT. 31: Space jumper Felix Baumgartner discouraged American leaders from funding exploration to Mars during a recent interview.
According to Baumgartner, the red planet probably sucks and the money
that would be used on such trips in the future would be better invested
on the planet we presently live on.
Despite Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s best efforts
to deter early voting across the state this election cycle, state
election officials estimate that Ohio has seen a record turnout of early
voters this year. CINCINNATI +2
This is an all-out race and class war. If you’re
voting for the re-election of President Barack Obama then you’re either
black; an unthreatened/progressive white; or a minority who’s been
offended, discounted or demonized by Gov. Mitt Romney, Republicans
and/or the Tea Party.
The evolution of the word “redneck” seems to be in flux.
And until it stretches further into “offensive” territory, there are
plenty of people willing to exploit the concept of the word. The
barometer of exploitation is nowhere more evident than in the world of
Xavier University has reversed its controversial decision
to not pay for employees’ birth control as part of healthcare plans
after realizing that since announcing the end of the coverage July 1,
the school has actually continued to cover birth control costs. CINCINNATI +2
SUNDAY OCT. 28: Many people who read today’s Enquirer
endorsement of Mitt Romney for president likely set the paper down,
said something like “I need to move out of this [expletive] city” and
then googled “Jobs where newspapers don’t endorse Sarah Palin.”
News of the Oct. 10 death of Skandal (government name:
Marcus Mitchell, aka Skan, Skandizzle and Skandal Da Ruckus Man) after a
protracted battle with leukemia pinged through the ether like a metal
ball in a pinball game.
Cos was, and still remains, your crazy uncle at the family reunion who
seemingly was always around whenever something happened and was able to
recall the situation in order to put someone — maybe you —
in their place. I’m nearing my mid-forties now, and I’m starting to recognize myself in that role.
A woman must be tempting, society tells us, but not too
tempting. The balance is a fine one; crossing that “threshold” —
whatever it is — has led to slut-shaming and women-bashing rape apologia
in a way that renders trying to understand that balance completely