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  • in reply to: The Land-Grant Brewing Company #1047725

    tdziemia
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    I’m not sure that list works, since Cbus also gets all the NE and SE Ohio craft brews competing with Central OH (Thirsty Dog, GL, Jackie Os, etc, etc.). Maybe not big enough to make a difference .. or maybe yes.

    in reply to: The Land-Grant Brewing Company #1047722

    tdziemia
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    Well, being away from CU for a while, and seeing a business be 1 1/2 years late on their launch prediction does not give me a warm and fuzzy.

    But I’ll check it out.

    Is this market space getting crowded?

    in reply to: Ebola in The US #1047721

    tdziemia
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    Nobody’s concerned here? I mean, we have African immigrants all over!

    It’s like … an EPIDEMIC WAITING TO HAPPEN ! ! !

    (this is a test)

    in reply to: People Not Enjoying Ohio Foods #1047675

    tdziemia
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    Whaddya expect? Look at them Clafinornians. only concerned with how they look at the beach. We ain’t got none and don’t care how we look.

    But … on a more serious note. Skyline chili? I wouldn’t feed it to my dog. Goetta and scrapple are misunderstood by bigoted Clafinornians. Their loss.

    Likewise sauerkraut balls. There’s a reason that folks of Germanic ancestry never made it to Clafinornia (as soon as I finish my next great Ohio beer, I will try to rememebr why).

    in reply to: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 #966618

    tdziemia
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    Yes, people can get upset when one introduces a bit of humor in a time of tragedy.
    But I would not be one of those people.

    This story has been noteworthy for exposing the media’s penchant for going on and on and on in the absence of any new facts (pretty much what happened between day 2 and yesterday).
    Also for bringing out some truly creative conspiracy theories. Those have included ingredients like the plane being stolen for future use to become a delivery device for a WMD, angles related to 20 passengers all working for he same electronics company, and the faked passport angle which apparently refuses to die a natural death.

    For quite some time, alien abduction seemed at least as plausible as any other explanation given the confirmed facts of the case (no longer true, given yesterday’s developments, unless it happened to be an alien who wanted a 6 hour joyride on a 777).

    in reply to: Skunked! #558893

    tdziemia
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    Yeah, the collar’s gone. Found a recipe from the humane society: 1 qt of 3 % peroxide + 1/4 cup baking soda + 1 tsp detergent. That worked pretty well. But he’s still got a certain air about him. Grabbed some wonder solution from Petco to give him another bath later.
    I dosed his eyes a couple of times with saline, but that was a good hour after the original incident. While driving home he was salivating a lot. I figured maybe the stuff is a lachrimator like tear gas, and that’s a dog’s way of reacting.

    in reply to: What Snow Tells Us About Creating Better Public Spaces #558833

    tdziemia
    Participant

    Also checking in late on this thread.

    It seemed to me like the author was just commenting that the snow reveals for all to see some spaces that MIGHT be considered underutilized. I saw some good comments about line of sight (safety), etc. that might still preclude using those spaces. I didn’t see the original article at all as anti-car.

    My son lives at the edge of that neighborhood, between Center City and South Philly. It is a an area with a fair amount of foot traffic (unlike one posters guess). Lots of mom & pop restaurants, and the Italian Market (of Rocky fame) is nearby which brings gobs of people to the neighborhood from other parts of the city (many by bus). It’s also an area where you can walk blocks without seeing anything green but the struggling curbside ornamental trees.

    From the traffic viewpoint, it’s all one way streets except Passyunk, which is a two way diagonal. Not sure what analogy I could cite in Columbus. If you took away the triangle for U-turns, then people need to take a right, go two blocks, and take another right, which is exactly what they need to do everyplace else in that neighborhood (and what I do regularly when I visit and need to find on-street parking). So any potential inconvenience is over-rated.

    Despite the silly nomenclature (and some of the half-baked ideas), I think it was an interesting piece.

    in reply to: Peak Oil #343680

    tdziemia
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    Heard an interesting piece on NPR today on companies that will try to benefit from impacts of global warming, including the reduction of the (north) polar ice cap.

    One clear expectation: oil exploration in the arctic that was previously economically non-viable will now become possible.

    Implication: further postponing the “peak oil” predictions.

    in reply to: Why is Ohio So Important? #558435

    tdziemia
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    COOL!

    Whooda thunk we’re the ONLY important state! (Oh … yeah … Walker knew that all along).

    And what’s with all the negative vibes on LA, TN, IL, NJ, GA? Is that still the Deliverance effect with Georgia?

    in reply to: Theater owners enact new guidelines calling for shorter movie trailers #558424

    tdziemia
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    myliftkk said:

    Haven’t ads been playing in theaters since like, I don’t know, forever? Are they really worse now, or is your tolerance lower because you can’t skip them like everything on the web and tivo?

    Yes, they are really worse now.
    We’ve been enjoying the plethora of good recent releases, and generally enjoy the theater experience (with an exception I’ll mention).
    But at one recent showing, we actually checked, and the movie started 25 MINUTES after the advertised time due to all the trailers and other mumbo jumbo. Yes, 25 minutes. It is also true that there was at least one ad for the snack bar in there, and at least two public service announcements about not disturbing folks around you, for instance by leaving your cell phone on. This kind of stuff is also new in my experience.

    PLEASE START THE FRIGGIN’ MOVIE WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE ADVERTISED TIME.

    A final pet peeve … Movie Tavern.
    No, I don’t want a waiter walking in front of me after the movie has begun.
    The theater is going to promote that, but then tell me my cell phone is obnoxious and disturbs people? Really?

    in reply to: Deschutes in Ohio #554050

    tdziemia
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    Always enjoyed Mirror Pond on trips out west, but at this point I’m gonna guess it’s a bit ho-hum what with all the great local (midwest) craft brews…

    in reply to: Urban Density Yields Economic Development #521673

    tdziemia
    Participant

    What I find interesting is that everyone goes off talking about density when the original article shows only a very weak correlation.
    Maybe it’s just me.

    in reply to: What's Your Favorite Beer? #165798

    tdziemia
    Participant

    If you’re in the neighborhood …

    Hausfrau Haven in German Village now has a tap up and running in their winebar. This weeekend they are pouring Fatheads Head Trip, a Belgian Tripel style that weighs in at something like 9.5%. Interesting stuff, very hoppy but also slightly sweet, great texture. Also pouring JackieO’s Java the Stout. Like chilled expresso with foam. Yum.

    in reply to: Man stopped for speeding had 48 bombs #557617

    tdziemia
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    rockmastermike said:
    myliftkk said:
    Anyone else find his last name unusual?
    Bogus*law*ski???

    heh yeah the first thing out of my mouth when I saw that story on the TV news was “BOGUSlawski? that looks like a fake name to me”

    Don’t make fun of Polish names … we’re all around you :-))

    in reply to: Time's person of the year: Pope Francis #556641

    tdziemia
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    pablo said:
    I left because I found the idea of a supreme being ridiculous – just something created by man to control populations and explain thunder and volcanoes before science figured things out. I like what Francis has been saying about social justice and helping the poor

    The problem is that it’s not a la carte. You gotta take the whole meal with no substitutions.
    So, along with the social justice, you get virgin birth and other miracles, rising from the dead, transsubstantiation, exorcism, and agreeing that a bunch of (supposedly) celibate old guys can dictate every aspect of your sexual behavior (who you have sex with and why; no contraception, etc, etc).
    On balance, I’m still not with the program.

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