Welcome to the QTBS, where we spend more time crafting our work than is spent on the average Cleveland tourism video…
– Whenever I seea story like this, I keep thinking that we’re not teaching enough history in school. Apparently, some chucklehead in Warren, Pa., placed an ad in which they hoped that President Obama would end up like Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy. (For those of you who might be in Warren, Pa. and saying “What?” at this point, all four were assassinated.) The ad rep was said to have failed to “make the connection among the four other presidents mentioned and mistakenly allowed the ad to run.” Even if you only know Garfield as a cat and McKinley as a street in Muncie, Indiana, you’ve got to at least pick up on the other two.Hell, Dion did a song on this. In the end the paper apologized for its error. Well, that makes it all better, I suppose…
– I finally now understand why every Cleveland Indian who flails at a curveball can’t hit it.This is an awesome use of multi-media.
– From the “I suppose you could look at it that way” file: Roland Burris is trying to turn the whole “I’m trying to buy the senate seat without buying the senate seat” tape into a form of exoneration for himself. If he pulls this off and convinces the public that it’s true, I say let him keep the seat. I don’t mess with guyswho can do stuff like this.
– Apparently the government is reconsidering its views on when you become an adult. The most recent law to undermine teen-aged adults dictates thatthose under 21 must be able to show they are financially able to repay debt before they can get a credit card. Two thoughts: One, not to point out the obvious, but isn’t that a pretty good rule for ALL people? Isn’t that what’s screwing us all in the first place? Y’know, people who rack up a massive amount of debt and can’t pay it back? Two: Why is it that we keep moving back on things in terms of age. If 18 year olds can vote, die in the service of the country, be charged as an adult in a court of law and do other various activities of adulthood, why is it that we keep things like booze and credit cards away from them? At a certain point, we’re either going to need to say that you’re an adult at age 18 or your not and treat people accordingly. Until that point, the college-aged set will continue to be infantilized.
– If you are interested in the Rocky Mountain News, this is a great read.
– And finally, here’s something to hope for if you’ve got to spend your weekend at someone else’s wedding. The $1,000 you spend on an outfit, gift, travel and lodging should get you something more than a press-board chicken dinner and a cash bar.
Thanks for letting me share your air. Be back next week.