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  • in reply to: Je Suis Charlie #1058360

    Twixlen
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    Where are all the people who were outraged about The Interview?

    in reply to: Furniture Shopping In Columbus? #1057934

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Not in Columbus, and almost 2 hours away, but this place – Bargains & Buyouts Outlet – sounds like a heck of a place to do a big furniture shop. Definitely worth the cost of renting a Uhaul in Cinci (not just for the OP, but anyone!) and hauling up – especially if you go in with a friend. I’m looking forward to checking it out sometime soon.

    http://www.simplysarahstyle.com/2014/12/bargains-buyouts-cincinnatis-best-kept.html

    in reply to: Jobu Ramen #1057918

    Twixlen
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    I’m betting the pop-up your friend was thinking of was Freshstreet’s long-term pop-up at Double Happiness.

    If Mashita’s hours can be consistent, I think they’ll do well. Especially if they bring back that yakisoba.

    in reply to: Chicken Stories #1054042

    Twixlen
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    There are smaller than 500 sq foot single family homes in Columbus. Of course, most of them were built in the ’30’s & ’40’s. I can’t find where there is any restriction on minimum size of a home built within City of Columbus zoning, so long as the property fits within the easements and land restrictions, there’s not an issue.

    The biggest thing is financing – as in, it is highly unlikely that a bank would finance the build-out of such a small dwelling, considering they’d look at the same data I did on the MLS, and see that every single sub-500 sq ft home that has sold in the past 4 years has done so as distressed (HUD, bank owned, etc). Obviously, if you have the cash for it, you can do what you want. ;)

    in reply to: Police Brutality & Violence in the US #1053559

    Twixlen
    Participant

    So libertarians oppose taxes on cigarettes but feel there’s no need for any discussion of how and when police can escalate use of force to lethal levels?

    Y’all are weird.

    Cliven Bundy = Patriot

    Eric Garner = Law breaking thug who deserved to die.

    in reply to: Press Grill Concept Going into Former Grandview Graffiti Burger #1053557

    Twixlen
    Participant

    I also heard Press Grill.

    in reply to: 1831 Tavern – Balls, Bar, More (New Restaurant Replacing The Jury Room) #1052859

    Twixlen
    Participant

    I think a lot of people will regard a place named “Balls” as one where bro-dudes hang out and crush cans on their forehead. A bar filled with 100 Guy Fieris.

    I think that coming up with a name that’s a play on the word would be more clever, and more inviting. I also think there is opportunity for hilarity in the menu.

    in reply to: Ohio Abortion Bill #1051652

    Twixlen
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    Religion doesn’t belong inside law. Religion shouldn’t inform law. Religion has nothing to do with morals or justice or ethical behavior.

    That said, the only people that should be involved in an abortion decision are a woman, any medical professionals that she consults, and depending on the circumstances, the dude involved in the situation. The law – with it’s ignorant, self-righteous, owned-by-corporate-interest lawmakers – should have no interference.

    in reply to: Women in leadership roles – should their looks be mentioned? #1050756

    Twixlen
    Participant

    It’s not appropriate. It diminishes.

    There’s an article out of Australia going around today about how one of the male hosts of the Today Show there has worn the same suit every day for a year… and no one noticed. Meanwhile, his cohost is ridiculed or praised daily, based on how she looks/what she wears. His point was that when someone writes about him, what he says (good and bad) or the level of his job performance is what is mentioned; when it comes to his cohost, she is diminished to someone disagreeing with the color of her suit or her haircut.

    And yes – it is so often women who are writing these things about other women. No one is immune to the socialization that a woman’s value is in her presentation.

    in reply to: Cults in Columbus #1049781

    Twixlen
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    OSU football.

    in reply to: The Jury Room #1049766

    Twixlen
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    The reality is – it’s not anyone’s business. All kinds of businesses open and close and the motive behind those things make for good stories, and dinner conversation, but the owners of those business don’t owe the public anything. They owe their employees whatever it is they’re owed financially, and to help them as much as possible with getting a new gig, but that’s it. Nothing is ever all bad or all good – as I said, most people don’t even want to hear the truth, because it’s never as sexy as what gets made up.

    The word vilify seems to have struck a chord – though there are certainly some voices in this thread on that level. Others just slide under insinuations and sly language. Others are just curious. Again, no one deserves some big long explanation, because they had chicken Parmesan a couple times. Even if they had it weekly. You paid for a service which you received.

    It’s the same mentality of wanting to know a celebrity’s dirty deeds, because people love failure.

    As for moving to California, shoot. I wish I could go work with farmers in California. Lives change. People that get the chance to do new things should jump on them with both feet.

    in reply to: Snowville Creamery #1049722

    Twixlen
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    Yup – that partnership has been dissolved for quite a while. It was done very quietly, super hush-hush.

    in reply to: The Jury Room #1049721

    Twixlen
    Participant

    I’ve been waited on a number of times by Laura as well at the Jury Room, and if what she’s saying is indeed the case, then that sucks, massively. If the Jury Room was having such problems keeping it together, then perhaps it should have been shuttered earlier, instead of continuing to trying to make it work. Hindsight is always better, right?

    But, I go back to no one really knowing the whole of the story. There’s always more to it, and I know that is the case here. I also know that the vast majority of folks have no idea about the restaurant business, and what & how they function as businesses.

    Of course, it’s always more fun to vilify a person who has some good community standing, particularly one who is as public a person as Liz is. It’s also easier, and more comfortable for people to have pat, internet-thread answers, because the truths are always complicated and hard.

    in reply to: The Jury Room #1049689

    Twixlen
    Participant

    PS – let me know when any of y’all have opened and closed a restaurant. Much less opened 7, eventually selling one, and closing another.

    in reply to: The Jury Room #1049688

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Well, I mean, obviously people who post anonymously to the internet never tell stories, or lie, or have bones to pick, or agendas! In fact, everyone knows the best investigative journalist sources are found by fresh-sign-ups on threads!

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