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  • in reply to: Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio – News & Discussion #1103704
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    A one in a trillion chance that the results are accurate. Not really a shock.

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/expert-says-ohios-vote-against-pot-legalization-was-statistically-impossible

    “The conclusion that the vote was stolen is almost inescapable.”

    Give me a break. The authors need to read up on Occam’s razor. Polls are just polls, and as they say in sports every time a heavy favorite goes down, they play the game for a reason.

    Issue 3 failed for the simple reason that the oligopoly language alienated too many otherwise yes votes. That’s it.

    in reply to: Master of None #1103633
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    I agree, I’m 9 eps in and the show keeps getting better. My only complaint is that Aziz has a little bit of a Jerry Seinfeld problem, in that he is by far the worst actor on his own (very good) show.

    in reply to: Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants Downtown? #1102982
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    I think it depends on the kid and how many will be at the party. Mongolian barbecue is a great suggestion. I used to be a sucker for Japanese steak as a kid, but the novelty of those places has worn off since the 80s. A little further afield, Melt and Dirty Frank’s would be awesome for kids.

    Also, I know it’s not hipster-approved, but kids straight up love Spaghetti warehouse.

    in reply to: Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio – News & Discussion #1100137
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    I posted this in the mayoral race thread too but was about to go vote and was looking up the location and while doing that I realized I never updated my address when I moved a little over a year ago. What does this mean for my ability to vote? Drivers license still has the old address

    Here are the acceptable forms of ID. You can use things other than a drivers license, such as a utility bill, pay stub, bank statement, etc.

    http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/elections/voters/FAQ/ID.aspx

    in reply to: Local NPR: WOSU/WCBE #1097663
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    Pledge drive always makes me wonder why Columbus needs two NPR syndicates. I understand that both stations have original programming but aren’t they soliciting the same group people (i.e. People that listen to NPR on the radio)?

    Don’t forget classical 101, a (very good) WOSU NPR station that serves what I assume is an even smaller niche.

    in reply to: Baltimore – How does it stack up to Columbus? #1090024
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    I have some family in Baltimore. It always struck me as a pretty cool, laid back place. Columbus and Baltimore are pretty much apples and oranges. Baltimore kind of reminds me of New Orleans minus the music scene. It has that same relaxed, from-another-time vibe.

    Plus it has spectacular old real estate that is within reach of mere mortals and DC is very close. But you have to love Old Bay and Natty Boh.

    in reply to: MLS in Cincinnati #1088952
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    Yeah, but, they’re in the third tier league. They haven’t played a game yet. There’s a lot of other teams in the NASL and USL that would love to do the same thing, and are actually already out there playing games and drawing fans.

    The new NY team just paid a $100mm expansion fee. There is no way MLS would let in another team, diluting everyone’s cut, without another hefty expansion fee. I think the article said FC Cincinnati paid a $2mm expansion fee to enter the USL. Linder will need to find a lot of wealthy friends to make up the gap. The European model of buying a cheap lower level team and moving it up really only works in a promotion relegation system.

    I also think the UC stadium thing is being oversold. That stadium holds like 40k. USL teams draw like 10% of that on a good day. It sucks watching games in stadiums that are way to big. Not as bad as when the Crew was in Ohio Stadium, but still.

    So is it possible? Sure, anything is possible. But not at all likely in the foreseeable future.

    in reply to: Columbus Wants to Host Browns Training Camp #1088208
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    The comments on Cleveland.com are fun to read. So much disdain for Cow Town. “Keep CLEVELAND Browns in CLEVELAND! [reporting from Berea]” Are they afraid we might get the chance to move the whole franchise if they give Columbus an inch of attention?

    Those dopes will have a heart attack when they learn about spring training baseball.

    in reply to: Former Redflex CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges #1087346
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    Lol, “News” or “rumors from randos on twitter”.

    in reply to: Columbus Area Breweries #1087056
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    Walker’s comment made me realize why I can not find much beyond Columbus Brewing Company and Elevator in local grocery stores. A keg is a bit much unless you are having a party or have a serious drinking problem. Growlers sounded like the answer. Giant Eagle’s Market District stores say (on their website) that they have growlers. So, last night, when I was picking up some groceries, I inquired. The employee I asked (working in the beer & wine department) sort of had this glazed expression on his face, like I had asked where they kept the aardvark feathers. So, I said “maybe I am not pronouncing the word correctly” and spelled it. He still looked dazed and confused.

    A very nice late 20-something guy, who happened to be shopping in the beer department said “you are pronouncing it right, but I have never seen growlers in this store.” He pointed out their craft beer section (if you could call it that) and made some suggestions. I was in the Grandview Yard MDGE store. They did have Columbus Brewing, Elevator, and North High Brewing. I have tried CBC and Elevator, so I bought some of NH’s Milk Stout and some Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.
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    I know the Grandview Yard Giant Eagle carries Four String and Seventh Son cans, I’ve bought both there several times.

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    Welcome to Ohio! Don’t worry about not liking sports. While OSU is big here, a lot of people come from out of town and aren’t OSU fans or just aren’t sports fans. It takes time, but the city grows on you.

    Alternatively, go to a game anyway! You don’t have to be a crazy sports fan to check out a game now and then. I suggest at least trying a Clippers game. They’re a minor league team, so its a cheap night out. The nice thing about baseball is there is plenty of downtime, so you inevitably end up chatting with lots of people around your seats.

    Also, as for not being a sports fan being a problem, Columbus ain’t Cleveland! People here are from all over, with all their regional allegiances, so nobody really cares what team you’re for or if you even care about sports in the first place.

    in reply to: Search feature on this message board #1084407
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    You can try going to Google and typing:

    “site:columbusunderground.com/forums challah”

    That will limit results to just CU threads in the forums section.

    in reply to: Explorers Club is closed, focusing on food truck and catering #1082859
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    We also only went there once. I had a very bland braised meat dish. My wife had a pasta. Her quote at the time was “I wish then gave me some noodles to go with all this sauce.”

    Very underwhelming, especially after all the hype over this place.

    in reply to: Columbus, OH: The new Midwest #1082599
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    But what I’ve found is that when folks here learn that I’m from California, they immediately get this Eeyore-like tone in their voice as if they are apologizing for the place and say, “well why did you move HERE?”<br>
    Have some pride and stop apologizing for your city! I tell people I think it’s lovely and fun and seems to have cool things going on. But locals themselves seem to be offering up insult to their own city and waiting for me to say something deprecating about it.

    Hey, I do that!

    In my experience, Columbus is a city with a lot of people from other places, but for the most part the new residents tend to move here for jobs from struggling small towns (like my hometown of Springfield) or regional big cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh. The people I know who have lived in big cities are mostly folks who are from this region originally who moved to New York or wherever for a few years, washed out, and then returned.

    Like it or not, someone orginally from a big city moving to Columbus is still a rare beast, so when I meet someone like that, I’m like “Neat! Um, so why did you move here?”

    If InnerCore was still here, he’d tell you Columbus sucks because people move here for jobs, not because people simply want to live in Columbus. But I think since so many people moved here for economic reasons, it kind of blows our collective minds to think of someone moving to Columbus from some coastal place with presumably even better job prospects.-

    Just my 2 cents!

    in reply to: Columbus once again in the New York Times #1079534
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    Marble Cliff real estate is even crazier than Grandview.

    “$1,350,000 Homes in Alabama, Pennsylvania and Ohio”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/realestate/1350000-homes-in-alabama-pennsylvania-and-ohio.html

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