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If we’re counting Natalie Cole for 2016, we should probably count Lemmy as well.
No offense to the other greats who passed this year, but Bowie and Prince were definitely the biggest stars from a mainstream pop culture perspective. I mean, who’s next here: McCartney? Springsteen? Jagger or Richards? Madonna? Elton? Sir Eric of Jerome Township? This year has been brutal, and it isn’t even half-over yet.
Not to be too blunt here, but 2016 can seriously fuck off already. First Bowie, now fucking PRINCE?! I’m numb right now.
I don’t throw the word “genius” around much, but that dude was a GENIUS. Without a doubt, he was the most gifted musician of his era, if not many eras. Not every album of his was great, but I’d put his best work against any other great artists’ best work any day of the week. What a loss…
EDIT: Question- didn’t he once pop in at the Alrosa to do an impromptu set after his show at either Nationwide or the Schott had ended? I think I remember hearing that story, and it would definitely fit his reputation.
Serious question here: how much of the old North High School building is currently being used by the International High School concept that they have in there? That’s a fairly large building, and I think it has been recently renovated. If there is space for more students, they could split the building between the International school and students from the southern portion of Clintonville- or they could move the International school to another building and reopen North High School. Last time I checked, that wasn’t built in a floodplain.
Yeah; that will go over REAL well in Clintonville. That public hearing should be fun. Then again, it seems like a large number of parents in this neighborhood send their kids to private schools, so maybe the outrage won’t be as great as it might have been at one time.
“That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” Yep, that line’s going to be used a few times…
I think you’re thinking of Hong Kong House. I know they changed their format a couple of years ago to go more towards authentic Sichuan, but I didn’t know they hired Fortune’s chef.
Well, I guess it’s April 1st somewhere at this moment. Please let this be a hoax…
So, wait- the CAC also got the City to kill Borror’s Patrick J’s proposal and any development at Broadway and High as well as the proposed “extended-stay” developments on Indianola? Does this mean the Deco as well? If true, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Well, this just dropped completely out of nowhere…
Well, Clintonvillians will be busy. Hope the Beechwold Hardware has enough pitchforks in stock…
My parents live in between the two Indianola proposals, and their neighbors are already freaking out about this. “Don’t put your house on the market; you’ll never get a return on your investment! Renters will RUIN this neighborhood!” In other words, every hysterical stereotype that most people on this board have of Clintonville residents. Anyone who thinks that a reactionary, obstructionist mindset isn’t prevalent in Clintonville just isn’t paying attention. And, yes, the reason these developers are going the same route as the Taylor House over on Olentangy and Bethel is precisely because the CAC is too often a tool of the angry mob that always opposes developments that would be attractive to people looking to move here. Like others here, I am also concerned that what we’re going to get here is going to be way below the standard of the developments that were previously proposed by other developers and shot down by the CAC. Way to go, Clintonville.
You DO realize where this is located, right? There’s a better chance of it remaining a vacant lot than your proposal actually happening. See: Broadway and High…
Seeing very mixed reviews varying from “Absolutely love it!” to “Abrams is a traitor!”. They seem to be leaning toward “It’s pretty good, not awesome, but generally a satisfying new chapter for the fans.”
I think that critical consensus seems to be decidedly along the latter line of thinking. Fans, on the other hand, are much more divided in their reaction. I think those that hate this movie seem to fall into a number of different camps, the most prominent of which being extreme Lucas loyalists (yes, there still are some), contrarians/trolls who hate everything popular (see: White, Armond), and the same MRA-type crowd that bitched to no end about “those damn feminazis” ruining Mad Max (Daisy Ridley’s character really makes their blood boil- seriously).
I’ll try to avoid saying too much here, but it’s good, even damn good at times. That being said, it’s not quite on the same level as Mad Max: Fury Road or Creed, and I will agree with some critics who said that Abrams & Co. played things too safe and could have taken more risks with the story. It’s well-worth seeing, though, particularly for anyone who ever loved the original trilogy.
Ouch. What a craptastic way to end the season. And at home, no less.
EDIT: Well, maybe not. Kamara just gave us some life!
Wow. That does not look good. Like, at all. The tone is all over the map, it’s too overloaded with special effects, and Jesse Eisenberg is acting like he came straight out of a Schumacher Batman movie. I mean, look at this thing, and then look at the trailer Marvel put out for Captain America: Civil War, and you tell me which movie you’d rather see. I WANT this to work, but, man, that trailer is not promising. Then again, Man of Steel had an amazing-looking trailer, and that was a disappointment, so…