Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Festivus For the Rest of Us (2011 Calendar on Sale!)

There was some radio station in town that started playing Christmas music the day after Halloween. Why? I don't know, but apparently enough people were listening to said music and the annoying amount of radio commercials to justify such programming. The day of Thanksgiving there were already people camped out in tents in front of a Best Buy near the highway. Man, I tell you, who needs to spend time with family and friends when you can sleep in front of a Best Buy while its raining? Yeah yeah yeah, I get it, I'm sure they had great deals. Well, here's a great deal for you:

THE 2011 CINCY URBEX CALENDAR!


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Monday, November 15, 2010

An Impulsive Tour of Chicago



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I first went to Chicago on one of my favorite family trips ever when I was probably 10 or 11. I went a second time on an eighth grade school trip, the instant pictures of which are not very good and scattered throughout the drawers of the desk this computer I'm typing from sits on. I didn't go again until last year when I went to see The Lawrence Arms 10th Anniversary Show. I went with my friends Old Ben, Old Jay and Jeffy. I was pretty drunk most of the time and after feeling drunk, sick and depressed in the hotel room after the show I wandered outside, rode the subway by myself and wound up at a McDonalds sharing coffee and a Big Mac with some bums. I didn't get many pictures then, but it was one of the best shows I had seen and one of the best times I've ever had with three of my best friends.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Roebling's Last Gleaming



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It's by far one of the most recognizable, if not the quintessential, architectural symbols of the Queen City. And while there were many others well before me who braved the fence spikes and potential plunge to the chilly Ohio River below, I doubt I'll be the last to ever personally take in a breathtaking, postcard-esque view where your eyes are swept up by the curving lines of the cables towards the city skyline - like its some island in the distance.