Archive | February, 2011

The corrupting power of government money

This is a perfect example of how government money, especially big, federal money, corrupts everything it touches. These local aristocrats are salivating over capturing the stolen funds from people all over the country based on the census and using them to their advantage. It’s sick. It’s an entitlement mentality. Nobody seems to notice or care […]

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Sylvester Stallone Can’t Fight

I read an interesting story recently about former #1 Heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers.  Apparently, when Stallone was casting for Rocky III he was considering, among other people, Earnie Shavers for the role of Clubber Lang.  Now, a lot of people don’t know this but Stallone used to consider himself quite a boxer in his early years, which is obviously where he […]

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Communication Skills part 2 (part 1 pending)

I have serious issues with people who don’t listen to what other people say.  Perhaps you can relate to this, because I deal with it on a daily basis and it pisses me off.  Here’s the thing.  When I open my mouth and speak, it’s because I’ve edited those thoughts and hand-selected the ones which […]

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Fast Food and Vampires

For the past 40 days, I haven’t eaten any fast food.  No Burger King, Taco Bell, or even Chik Fil A.  Especially Chik Fil A, because any company that maintains that there are grounds for a faith-based initiative in the business of selling deep fried chicken patties clearly needs to take its head out of it’s tail feathers.  […]

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The Advice Goddess

Ingrate Expectations I fear my husband has some disability in regard to apologizing. Monday was his birthday. I had a terrible cold, but put myself on enough meds to cook him a wonderful meal and dessert. I felt too sick for sex, so I offered up a, um, very personal massage, but he refused. Later, […]

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Has a decade of diversity come to an end?

‘For Colored girls’ (and other Folks) Who continue to Feel Invisible When Searching For Onscreen Reflections By T. T. Stern-Enzi There have always been urban films, from the black exploitation films of the 1970s to the comic movies that capitalized on stand-up performers transitioning to the mainstream to the hood action dramas infused with hip […]

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Are you smarter than a caveman?

Eat like a caveman, live a healthier life By Mark Luedtke Forty-thousand years ago, the caveman ancestors of modern humans were bigger, stronger and faster than modern humans. The typical male caveman had more in common with Chad Ochocinco, who’s lightning fast, 6’1” and 192 lbs, than Joe Six-pack. Females would remind observers more of […]

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Building a better South Park

The historic neighborhood’s unprecedented progress By Jill Davis Everybody loves it when the good guys win. The story of the renewal of South Park, Dayton’s largest historic neighborhood, is inspiring in its transformation and instructive in its struggle against urban blight and all its ills. Once perceived as a place to be avoided, South Park […]

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The slayer of comedy

Brian Posehn laughs it up and rocks out at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger Brian Posehn has done it all. Known for his recurring roles on classic sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio” and “Friends,” he also wrote and performed in HBO’s “Mr. Show,” and currently stars as Brian Spukowski on Comedy […]

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Bent around a dying dream

Louisville’s The Fervor Celebrate Release of ‘Arise, Great Warrior’ By Kyle Melton Hardly a day goes by anymore without yet another story coming out decrying the death of the music industry and claiming that people will never pay for music again. While the traditional music industry may be dying, that hardly means the death of […]

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Slumming it

What to do about a no-good landlord By Isabel A. Suárez I’ve been reading your article for the past few weeks, and I thought you might be able to help me in my situation. I have not had heat in my apartment since December. I have two teenage daughters and a wife who cannot layer […]

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K’s Hamburger Shop

Local Landmark Offers Old-Fashioned Burgers and More By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than 75 years since Paul Klein served up the first K’s hamburger back in 1935. The unique, white-walled diner in downtown Troy is still known for putting out the area’s best old-fashioned burgers, fries and milkshakes. “It’s funny, a lot of people […]

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His Mama made him wear this

Roy Wood Jr.: The Real Side Of Comedy By J.T. Ryder Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., Roy Wood Jr.’s style of comedy has made its mark, having a universality that is so unique in the world of comedy. Wood has been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” as well as […]

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The Book Lovers Festival

An event to celebrate the written word in Troy By Timothy Walker If you’re a local book lover, then you’re already well aware of Around About Books, the popular used bookstore located on Main Street near the square in the heart of downtown Troy. What you may not be aware of is the upcoming 2011 […]

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Hot Air

Local hydrogen production company makes clean energy a gas By Jason Webber Stepping into the machine-filled offices of Millenium Reign Energy feels like entering a mad scientist lab from a 50s B-movie. But to Chris McWhinney the only thing “mad” is the world’s continuing dependence upon fossil fuels. And he’s had enough. That’s where the […]

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Get out and volunteer

Celebrating Earth Day by making a difference By Valerie Beerbower Many of us are familiar with Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 of each year, but how did this day of recognizing environmental impact come about? According to the Earth Day Network, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson drew inspiration from the 1969 oil spill in Santa […]

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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]