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  • in reply to: A good way to wreck a local economy: build casinos #1034569

    Schoolboy
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    They were actually putting locals on for a while as well, non cover groups to boot, so that was nice to see. Knowing what is happening right now, national acts, even the groups like En Vogue who haven’t had any new material for quite some time, are trying to charge extreme premiums for live performances. This is partly due to the festivals that have become so common in this country, at least that’s my theory anyways.

    In other words, the fact that the casino hasn’t booked national acts for the past couple of months (hasn’t been a year) probably has more to do with it being summer time, and just not worth the booking prices.

    in reply to: A good way to wreck a local economy: build casinos #1034262

    Schoolboy
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    The only reason I have not gone is the table minimums, I know I am going to lose my money, I’d like to lose it slowly.

    I am puzzled by this location issue. People will drive to another city and even another casino that is surrounded by nothing because they don’t like this location? SO weird. If I am going to the casino I am going to be in the building. I could then take Uber to anywhere else I want to go. Would I go more if it was in an entertainment district like the Arena District, sure, but the idea that I won’t go to W Broad for the specific purpose I want to go their for, is weird. It’s like driving to the 16-bit in Cleveland because you think you’ll get mugged on Fourth or don’t like hot dogs.

    But regardless, nothing is wrecked, the area looks nicer already, the empty lots have at least solid, change takes time, and most people wont give it that.

    I can agree with all of that, but I/we don’t go to a place with the sole intention of gambling, and only gambling. There has to be more to do, and it has to be close by or offer a shuttle.

    Case in point, Beltara… middle of nowhere yes… but that’s why we went there. To be in the middle of nowhere, have a bon fire, bbq, go fishing and boating, etc… and gamble at night. The casino offered a shuttle pickup to and from. Cleveland’s casino we go for a weekend of dining, bar hopping, and gambling. Everything is right there within walking distance.

    What does the Columbus casino offer us? Sorry for those who live there, but I’m not walking around that neighborhood, and there are too many of us to simply grab a cab to get too and from the casino. Forget that noise. It’s a terrible location, and doesn’t serve our needs.

    in reply to: A good way to wreck a local economy: build casinos #1034254

    Schoolboy
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Schoolboy wrote:</div>
    Hollywood is floundering because of…<br>
    A) Location<br>
    B) Very high table minimums<br>
    C) Low payouts<br>
    D) Columbus didn’t want it in the first place aka lack of support

    A B and C alone are reason enough for people like myself who enjoy going to casinos to rarely if ever go there.

    If A were changed, but B, C and D were still present, would that make any difference?

    It would to me and everyone that I know that go to casinos. So yes. Instead we all go up to Cleveland. Among other places depending on what we want to do on the side. Cleveland isn’t my favorite due to the same table minimums either, but it’s 10X better than Columbus due to the location alone.

    The last trip we took was down to Beltera and stayed in a rental house off the Ohio river outside of Warsaw KY. Our main side adventures included boating and fishing. The table minimums there along with the comps are second to none.

    in reply to: A good way to wreck a local economy: build casinos #1034056

    Schoolboy
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    Hollywood is floundering because of…
    A) Location
    B) Very high table minimums
    C) Low payouts
    D) Columbus didn’t want it in the first place aka lack of support

    A B and C alone are reason enough for people like myself who enjoy going to casinos to rarely if ever go there.

    in reply to: Graffiti Burger Closes Pickerington Location #1033738

    Schoolboy
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    My favorite burger place would be the spot like graffiti or five guys that would finally do a 0 fat burger… or something close to that affect. That would save me the time from having to do it at home. And that’s typically only when I can get a buy one get one roast from the store. One for roasting, the other for burgers.

    Take a roast, chop it up, grind it up, smash into thin patties, cook on a super insanely hot charcoal grill 2 mins max on each side… and that’s my favorite burger. Load it up with all of your favorite extras. Is it dripping with grease? No… well good. Still plenty moist, and isn’t even close to as unhealthy. Not even so sure how unhealthy it is actually.

    in reply to: OSU Fires Band Director Jon Waters #1033735

    Schoolboy
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    I’ve heard a lot of them coming out in support of Waters or disputing the accusations. I’ve heard none of them coming out in agreement with his firing or the report.

    Eh. That’s not really surprising though is it? If a handful or more of the bandmates were completely for the firing, they would never publicly admit it. You would be completely ostracized. In all honesty, I feel worse for the kid who’s mother is being blamed for this firing. No way will that information not eventually leak out, and even if it doesn’t there area a couple of kids I’m sure are already being falsely blamed anyways.

    Forgive me if the info isn’t already public knowledge, to be honest I haven’t care much about this story. Now had the band been suspended, then I would have paid a lot more attention.

    in reply to: Fashion Meets Music Festival #1032128

    Schoolboy
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    Anyway, I’m glad that R. Kelly has been dropped. But this quote from the festival comm director does not sound like they make the decision for moral/ethical reasons. It sounds vaguely threatening/vengeful toward anyone who took a moral/ethical stance against R. Kelly being in the lineup:

    http://www.columbusalive.com/content/blogs/thelatest/2014/07/r-kelly-fmmf-part-ways.html

    The festival has no plans to replace Kelly on the bill, which is now headlined by the likes of O.A.R., Michelle Williams and Local Natives. Furthermore, Dickson declined to comment on the possibility either Damn the Witch Siren or Saintseneca could be invited back to FMMF, saying only “our initial response is to look at the sponsors and musicians and artists and vendors who aligned with us.”

    Definitely agree. Which was really surprising because an apology and an admittance of oversight was probably all they needed to do in order to bring a lot of people back on board for this event.

    in reply to: Who makes the best BLT sandwich in town? #1028750

    Schoolboy
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    I’m a weirdo about BLTs. I’m kind of a BLT purist and like them old school and unfussy like my grandma used to make. It’s one sandwich that I don’t want a bunch of artisinal bread and weird shit piled on. It’s the one sandwich I don’t even want a fried egg on. And I want a fried egg on EVERYTHING. But to me, I want lightly toasted white bread, tons of crispy bacon, good tomato, lettuce, real mayo and THAT’S IT. :) And I like the tomato to be near the mayo so it runs together. I feel the same way about club sandwiches too. If anyone knows of any around town like that, let me know. Now I want one like WOA.<br>
    Vestanpance…if you find a good one that looks like THIS, please report immediately. :)<br>

    Completely 100% agree. One of, if not the only time I’m ok with using ice burg lettuce too.

    To me the BLT is all about the T… and any store bought / restaurant tomato is never going to compare with one that someone grew in their own garden/pot and ripened to perfection on the vine.

    Have only had 4 ripe tomatoes so far this year, and 3 of the 4 were used for BLT’s.

    in reply to: Buying Firearms in OH #1025651

    Schoolboy
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    Snarf, derm, and schoolboy: Awesome resources, I will check them out. Thanks!

    I assume one can not practice within the city limits. Is there any place not too far away for practicing or a shoot range?

    My favorite place is the range at Delaware St Park. Probably not that close to you, but only around 15-20 mins from me.

    It’s an outdoor range that costs just $5 for the day, or $24 for a year pass. Has seperate handgun, shotgun, and rifle ranges.

    in reply to: Buying Firearms in OH #1025610

    Schoolboy
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    That’s what jacking the pump on the shotgun is for. Even the dumbest of dirtbags knows what that sound means.

    True, but my shotguns are all automatics and trap guns. You do get the loud clack with the first shell on autos, but not that Hollywood pump sound.

    Friends of mine bought a starting gun and a box of blanks from a yard sale last year for the same purpose. Definitely louder than I thought it would be inside of a house.

    in reply to: Buying Firearms in OH #1025591

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    I have used gunbroker.com to make a couple of purchases and sales recently.

    Haven’t had a single issue at all. Like mentioned above, finding an FFL in your area that you like to work with to ship to/from ahead of time helps speed up the process.

    in reply to: Buying Firearms in OH #1025576

    Schoolboy
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    I like LEPD, 999 Bethel Road, really cool guys, good prices. And a really nice, new indoor range too. Just picked up a new 9mm from Bersa, their new concealed carry model and I really like it, nice lightweight and well balanced.

    I used to get all my guns from Vance’s but I like LEPD better, go check ‘em out and tell ‘em Porky sent ya and they’ll say “so what?”.

    Really? I find them to be over priced, but they are definitely very knowledgeable and will help you find the right gun.

    I agree with previous statements to avoid gun shows / straw buyers if this gun purchase is going to be used strictly for home defense. If you need to use the weapon, it will avoid a lot of hassle later when the police show up if the gun is registered in your name. Also, look into purchasing the correct ammo for the gun as well. They have rounds that will shatter after impact with drywall. Nothing would be worse than hitting someone you were trying to protect. For this reason I’ve switched my main home protection gun from a shotgun to my 38. Sole intention to fire a round into the ceiling if need be. Pretty sure that would scare the beejesus out of anyone in my house and cause them to immediately flee without the need of actually shooting them.

    Also agree with installing a security system for about the same money that you will spend on a gun.

    in reply to: Anyone camped in Adirondacks? #1025294

    Schoolboy
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    A “decent” bathroom is anything with a door and a roof that is maintained. Running water is a plus but not necessary.

    Bummer on the fishing. Can you post some coordinates?

    Ok, I’ll ask around. Have lots of family up that way.

    Will see what I can do in regards to coordinates. The last back pack trail I hit was around Pigeon Lake area.

    in reply to: Anyone camped in Adirondacks? #1025237

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    Define “nice” bathrooms.

    The best places I know to go in the Adirondacks requires primitive camping.

    Leave the fishing pole behind though. The old trout lakes are mostly dead due to acid rain. Some of the lakes have bass returning, but they are pretty scarce.

    in reply to: Bar Louie Patron Kicked Out for Wearing Cross Necklace #1025075

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    Shouldn’t a neck, face, or hand tattoo suffice?

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