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  • in reply to: Friday night in the Short North, car lovers cried. #1069654

    turbo ninja
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    Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way you could look up the owners of any car based on the plates, like how you can look up property owners based on their address? I bet that would do wonders to calm road rage.

    Speaking of, based on these photos it looks like this car should’ve been ticketed for failure to display a front plate if it really is registered in Ohio, FOP supporter or not.

    in reply to: Columbus Crew – 2014 Season #1045323

    turbo ninja
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    I like the new logo. It really tells the story of Columbus through its symbolism:

    The outer circle is a reference to I-270 and the way it “circles” the city. The inner circle is as close to the famous “Block O” as MLS could get without getting sued by Ohio State, and it represents Columbus’ love for Buckeye football. Columbus’ love for OSU football is also why the club went with SC instead of FC, as a reminder that the Crew plays soccer, which is played with the feet, and not football, which involves more use of the hands (except for kickers, who frequently wear a shoe meant for soccer on their kicking foot).

    The yellow, or “maize,” color, is featured because it is beloved throughout Columbus and has a long tradition of association with athletic excellence. The use of black in the logo is said to be holdover from the Crew’s original identity, but in fact was retained because most printers don’t count black ink as a “color” when you’re doing flyers and whatnot so that’s pretty much a freebie.

    The shield with “96” is a reference to 95.5 WZOH-FM, radio flagship home for Crew game broadcasts in English (designer had to round up because sheild shape was not wide enough to have three digits and a decimal). The nine yellow and black stripes toward the upper left symbolize the other nine teams that used to be in the original Big Ten alongside Ohio State. The ten “blocks” toward the lower right represent the ten different places in Columbus where you can buy Jeni’s ice cream.

    Great job, Crew SC football club new logo designers! Now let’s see how it looks at 10% of the size of a Barbasol logo so we can get an idea of how it will look on next season’s uniforms (or, as they’re known in Europe, kits ‘n’ kaboodles).

    in reply to: Three Sheets Bar — Replacing T Murray's in Brewery District #1034517

    turbo ninja
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    <P>I forget who said it many years ago, but right after Skully’s opened in the Short North there was a comment along the lines of “Skully’s is to Rock and Roll as The Olive Garden is to Italy.” That pretty much sums up my feelings of themed bars – they’re caricatures.</P>

    <P>Yeah, that Skully’s place was a flash in the pan… only been around for 12 years (so far). </P>

    Olive Garden has been a brand for more than 30 years and there are more than 800 of them. Caricatures can last, but longevity doesn’t make them any more authentic.

    in reply to: Three Sheets Bar — Replacing T Murray's in Brewery District #1034269

    turbo ninja
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    <DIV class=d4p-bbt-quote-title>turbo ninja wrote:</DIV>
    <P>I hope this means a smaller but better crowd for the High Beck. The d-bags who want a “dive-themed” bar can go to Three Sheets, and the normal people who appreciate an actual divey bar with great bartenders and passable food can stay at the High Beck.</P>

    <P>That seems pretty unnecessarily harsh and mean-spirited. Especially to direct toward a place that hasn’t even opened yet. </P>

    I wasn’t trying to review the place, but rather to comment on the spirit behind it. I bristle at the idea of a “dive bar concept” and the conscious transformation of the space to a “lowbrow” bar. If you tell me you’re trying to create something divey, the result can only be artificial and contrived. Time and clientele make a dive bar, not carefully-curated furnishings (not too fancy, now!) or some cheap canned beer.

    A concept bar of any kind is nothing more than a brand, and it will run out of steam when the gimmicks wear thin or something newer/shinier comes along.

    I forget who said it many years ago, but right after Skully’s opened in the Short North there was a comment along the lines of “Skully’s is to Rock and Roll as The Olive Garden is to Italy.” That pretty much sums up my feelings of themed bars – they’re caricatures.

    It does sound like Three Sheets isn’t trying super-hard to make itself look or feel like a stereotypical dive bar, so I’ll back off my d-bag comment from June. I might even actually review the place, now that it’s open. But I’m sticking to my assertion that d-bags prefer “themed” bars over the real things.

    in reply to: Three Sheets Bar — Replacing T Murray's in Brewery District #1022577

    turbo ninja
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    I hope this means a smaller but better crowd for the High Beck. The d-bags who want a “dive-themed” bar can go to Three Sheets, and the normal people who appreciate an actual divey bar with great bartenders and passable food can stay at the High Beck. If there are two guys in that neighborhood who get my goodwill, it’s Tommy and Wayne.

    in reply to: Non Traditional Wedding Venues #1013045

    turbo ninja
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    CD1025 will rent you their Big Room. They basically moved the radio station into a wedding reception hall, so it’s really not that creative a repurposing of their space. Still, maybe you could get Matt & Kim to be your reception band.

    in reply to: Blue jackets 2013-2014 Season #983115

    turbo ninja
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    Can someone explain how each division impacts the Stanley cup finals seeding? What I mean is, I thought that the top 8 teams from each conference and they are seeded 1-8 respectfully. However it now sounds like seeding depends on division not conference? So if Columbus’s season ends today and they are in 3rd place in their division but 7th place in the conference, would they be a 7 seed?

    Divisional finish does matter – it’s not just a straight slate of the Top 8 in each Conference by points. The top 3 teams in each Division qualify automatically, for a total of 6 auto-qualifiers, regardless of total points relative to the rest of the Conference.

    Two additional Wild Card teams qualify based on total points. These can both come from the same division.

    Division Winner with the most points (#1 seed) plays the Wild Card team with fewer points (#8 seed).
    The other Division Winner (#2 seed) plays the Wild Card team with more points (#7 seed).

    The other Divisional qualifiers play each other based on points. Non-Division Winner with most points (#3 seed) will play Non-Division Winner/Non-Wild Card team with fewest points (#6 seed), and then the remaining two teams will play each other.

    If playoffs started at 9:45am on Friday 3/21, CBJ would be the #6 seed because they’re in 3rd place in the Metro and they own the tiebreaker over the Rangers. That would match them up with #3 seed Tampa in the first round.

    NYR would be the #8 seed (by winning the second Wild Card) and Detroit would not qualify for the playoffs.

    in reply to: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics #558070

    turbo ninja
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    Pablo said:
    Lost in translation.

    I’ve been to Moscow & St. Petersburg, and I took a quarter of Russian in college because I liked the sound of the language. I only took the one quarter because it is HARD to communicate through the written word. I was good at speaking Russian but sweet Stalin do things slow down (for me, at least) when it comes to reading or, worse, writing it.

    There’s a certain leap of linguistics between Cyrillic characters and Roman characters that my brain struggled to make. It required a whole extra level of decoding before I could match a printed word (like on a marquee or in a newspaper) with its English translation, and a second hurdle if you were trying to read something hand-written because EVERYONE uses Cyrillic cursive. My prof expected the same from my class: All quiz and exam answers were to be written out in proper cursive.

    So when I see these “Engrish” (or should that be “Engruss”) mistranslations, I get it. Might as well be trying to match hanzi/kanji characters to English words or phrases.

    In other news, I distinctly remember that we *could* flush the toilet paper down the pipes in our Moscow hotel, but the toilet paper itself was like recycled construction paper. We were warned in advance to pack some Charmin. The toilets on the train we took from Moscow to St. Pete “flushed” by dumping directly onto the tracks below.

    I don’t remember the shower curtain situation, but I’ve been in several Euro-style bathrooms without them. Not sure why that would be a big deal, unless you’re a journalist whose idea of foreign travel is Montreal.

    in reply to: Post a Funny Photo / GIF / Video / Etc #233558

    turbo ninja
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    After this past weekend’s autism/misdiagnosis fiasco, she knew she had to up her game to be America’s craziest Jenny McCarthy.

    in reply to: Post a Funny Photo / GIF / Video / Etc #233477

    turbo ninja
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    JeepGirl said:
    Just an awesome Christmas video

    I work with this guy – he’s the evening anchor for our newscasts and he’s leaving the company at the end of the year to work for…a web marketing company with his wife. I’m sure there will be more videos like this in his future.

    in reply to: Post a Funny Photo / GIF / Video / Etc #233425

    turbo ninja
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    NUDE. TAYNE.

    in reply to: Congratulations, Ohio! You Are the Sweariest State in the Union #555199

    turbo ninja
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    I give the results of this study two fingers up.

    in reply to: CD102.5's SUMMERFEST is Saturday August 24, 2013 #545248

    turbo ninja
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    Walker said:
    Hey hey! Mister Shifter on the list! ;)

    He must know someone over at WWCD.

    in reply to: Looking for a good radio show and host #533458

    turbo ninja
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    A man called Dick Gordon hosts a program called The Story, which airs on public radio stations in the US. He seems to be an excellent listener and asks thoughtful questions. It’s not really a local show because they try to appeal to a national audience, but his program is definitely not on commercial stations.

    in reply to: Celebrities in Columbus #531576

    turbo ninja
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    Johnny DiLoretto, Columbus Media Icon, is the most famous person.

    Not just in Columubus, but PERIOD.

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