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  • in reply to: Race and Culture in Columbus #548774

    hivner1
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    It’s difficult to keep into context the effects of slavery and the persistent mistreatment post-1860s (neo-slavery, if you will). There are multiple generations alive and in power who advocated racism as legit public policy. This stuff isn’t ancient history. Very recent. The historical atrocities are illegal now but have they ever truly been acknowledged by those in power? It’s interesting to see what happened in post-Apartheid South Africa and the response advocated by Desmond Tutu, et al, where the trials mainly consisted of getting people to get honest about what they did as a means of racial reconciliation instead of just “moving on.” I’m probably rambling off Chris’ original topic, but all this to say that diversity on a communal/national level, not just on someone’s experiential level (“that’s now I feel”) takes trust and honesty and that’s not something that most of black culture has experienced at the structural level in this country. It’s the opposite of someone’s Norse-American identifications I think…

    in reply to: Romeo's Pizza #473029

    hivner1
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    Clintonville location closed two weeks ago, FWIW.

    in reply to: Celebrities in Columbus #531584

    hivner1
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    vestanpance said:
    help is one the way?

    or did he die?

    unfortunately, he’s deceased. birdsofafeatherflocktogether

    in reply to: Best place for men's haircuts #531700

    hivner1
    Member

    John Henry’s chair on Gay St. His hours are hilariously selective but he’s a hell of a barber, conversationalist, and quick to boot.

    in reply to: The Fiscal Cliff #519282

    hivner1
    Member

    it’s not a Cliff. Not a Huxtable, not a Clavin, it’s simply not a cliff.

    in reply to: Slice of Columbus 2012 #512891

    hivner1
    Member

    I was able to make it out with my family. Great crowd! Some familiar faces such as Late Nite Slice and some different faces that only locals would recognize (such as Little Sicly’s for me!). Some of the lines were 50 yards long but it moved really, really quick because you didn’t have to pay per slice but rather had an “all you can eat” ticket. I kept wondering if and how this concept could be applied to the food truck fest, which I’ve decided is no longer worth it to me because of the long waits and longer ticket times… ?

    in reply to: Eat at Knead #513277

    hivner1
    Member

    Yeah you might wanna sleep that one off because you’re making it a lot more complicated than it should be. Embrace the fact that a restaurant is serving food so fresh that they have to shut down for a few hours during the week to ramp up for their dinner menu, and that the restaurant is truly family-owned and closes for a day and a half every week. Skillet has similar hours

    AMEEKER said:
    Knead’s food is lovely. That MotherClucker is fantastic. I sometimes dream about it.

    Having said that, Knead has the worst hours. It’s like I have to carry their schedule with me to remember when they’re open. For that reason alone, we only eat there once every few months.

    LUNCH
    Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Monday: Closed

    DINNER:
    Tuesday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
    Friday–Saturday: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
    Monday & Sunday: Closed

    Wait. I’ve edited this post after I wrote it because I don’t think I said this strongly enough.

    When I drive past Knead, I grumble at them for their hours. I ACTIVELY DISLIKE Knead despite the fact that I ACTIVELY LIKE their food BECAUSE of their strange hours.

    I should go to bed now. Just thinking about this is making me grumpy.

    in reply to: HighPoint at Columbus Commons #490491

    hivner1
    Member

    :( that’s all

    in reply to: Cycling and Pedestrian Crashes at OSU #513305

    hivner1
    Member

    I always picked as much of a centralized bike rack as I could and leave it there while I walked from class to class. It’s nearly impossible to safely bike between buildings around the denser parts of campus.

    The bigger issue, from my experience, is the lack of awareness that most people commuting to class on their bikes have. Remember, most of these students are not “cyclists” (not that being a cyclist precludes unawareness) but merely using their bicycles to get from point A to point B IMO. Hence the hilariously undersized or gregariously oversized bikes that a lot of students ride around on…

    in reply to: Downtown MoJoe Lounge / Cup O Joe #451907

    hivner1
    Member

    jpizzow said:
    Sounds like they may be losing their mojo.

    Door was wide open for that one, nice! My previous comment comes as a devoted patron who has spent, for better or worse, thousands at COJ over the past decade. I want them to succeed.

    in reply to: Downtown MoJoe Lounge / Cup O Joe #451904

    hivner1
    Member

    ^I feel that way, at least that’s the appearance they are giving. The interior of the Clintonville location seems to be falling apart and they keep cheapening up the non-coffee selections, even going as far to offer cereal as a featured food.

    in reply to: Los Potosinos in the KLD #495124

    hivner1
    Member

    Not trying to be a stick in the mud, and I’m glad that Los Postinos is getting some well-deserved assistance from an excellent organization, but it seems short-sighted to clean up the exterior of a blighted and unusable property. What’s going to happen with Watty’s building?

    in reply to: mosquito fogging: coming soon to a park near you #211625

    hivner1
    Member

    Curious if anyone knows the answer to this question: how much does our high concentration of West Nile have to do with being sandwiched between two low-head damns?

    Received this message from someone on the Clinton-Como neighborhood facebook feed.

    Clintonville: Clinton-Como Park Neighborhood
    West Nile Update from Columbus Public Health:

    I would like to provide you with an update on the West Nile Virus situation in our city. Columbus’ infection rate at the end of July in Culex species was minimally 1 in 80 to 1 in 240, and likely much higher than that, yet still increasing by mid-August. Increased outreach and larviciding, along with status quo adulticiding has not yet stemmed the increase. Using a 1 in 100 infection rate as being high, coupled with the disease transmission into the human population – we now have two human cases in the city – the Columbus Health Commissioner believes it prudent to repeat and/or increase spraying in areas of greatest prevalence and persistence. Those areas of greater prevalence and persistence, e.g. between 10 and 50 positives for WNV, unfortunately contain the greatest percentage of the no-spray requests. Therefore, in an effort to further increase the protection of public health and prevent disease as provided in Ohio Revised Code 3709.22, Columbus Public Health is widening our truck mounted spray activities in areas with high numbers of infected mosquitoes and/or persistence of disease beginning Monday August 27, 2012 through the end of the current mosquito season. As such, Columbus Public Health will not be able to honor various no-spray requests and/or bee-keeping locations in such areas as of that date.

    I have attached in pdf format the “mail merge” letter from the Columbus Health Commissioner, Dr. Teresa Long to folks on our No Spray list which was mailed out this afternoon. Additionally, I want to inform you in the widening media coverage of the West Nile Virus situation, local media have requested through the Freedom of Information Act a copy of the No Spray list, complete with resident’s names and addresses. Columbus Public Health has complied with that request as required by Ohio law.

    Keith L. Krinn, RS, MA, DAAS, CPHA
    Environmental Health Administrator

    in reply to: mosquito fogging: coming soon to a park near you #211613

    hivner1
    Member

    So last night we slept with our window for the first time in months. So pleasant until…the most frightening sound imaginable came blaring down the street at 4:30 this morning! I could barely see outside because of the dense fog coming off the Health Dept truck. Here’s a heads-up for the upcoming fogging schedule. Close your windows!

    Wednesday, 8/22: North Linden. North Boundary- Northridge Rd. East Boundary- Joyce Ave. South Boundary- Cordell Ave., Clinton St. West Boundary- I-71

    Thursday, 8/23: Hilltop Area. North Boundary- W. Broad St. East Boundary- S. Central Ave. South Boundary- Briggs Rd. West Boundary- Binns Blvd.

    Friday, 8/24: German/Merion Village Area. North Boundary- I-70. East Boundary- Lockbourne Rd. South Boundary- Reeb Ave. West Boundary- Railroad Tracks

    in reply to: Where to find the News? #510492

    hivner1
    Member

    I also still use Google Reader for RSS feeds that focus more on commentary, long form, less ‘breaking’ news items. I love Reeder for Mac.

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