Friday, September 30, 2011

How an Abandoned Zoo Made it to the Silver Screen

- A desolate, dystopian looking Silverdome in Pontiac, MI as seen in the trailer for "Real Steel."

On October 7, "Real Steel" will hit theaters. Set in the "near future," the film stars that guy who played "Wolverine" in X-Men as a former boxer who now plays major league Rock'em Sock'em Robots in Detroit. That's what I gathered from the trailer and Wikipedia anyways. Here's a more accurate synopsis:
"Robots have replaced humans in boxing. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship."

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jumping the Shark.

Van Buren Station Morning
- Van Buren Street Station 10:45 A.M.

"Losing sight of a pasttime
The years fly right by with the drinks"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let's Play the Streetcar Word Association Game

Modern Streetcar on display Fountain Square, Cincinnati.
- A modern Streetcar on display at Fountain Square Spring 2011.

There's no doubt that the topic of the Cincinnati Streetcar is a controversial subject. Two years ago a special interest opposition group lead by City Council wash out Chris Smitherman brought forward a misleading amendment meant to stop not just the streetcar, but any and all passenger rail projects within the city limits. They lost. Now, they're back and so is the press coverage. Yes, the same folks who brought you (and lost) the infamous Issue 9 election have brought forth another similar amendment (even though they admitted defeat last time and said they were done). As the political issues surrounding the streetcar continue, so does the press coverage.