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Re: “The Nightlight in Akron to Screen Documentary Film about Rock Photographer Mick Rock

Rock is one of a handful of photographers who expertly propelled their art onto the main stage with the artists they chronicled.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/25/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Origins and Evolution of the Cleveland Accent (Yes, You Have an Accent, Cleveland)

So, I am a ne ohioan, lived in Ashtabula 40 some years, before I began nomadic life. My sister, who had moved to Denver years before I did, laughed at my "Midwest accent". I protested, of course, as I had this grammatically correct need to enunciate my words correctly, I have grown a large vocabulary and generally try to say what I mean, and mean what I say, a distressingly rare thing these days. But, she did clarify this accent to amount to a vowel difference, ahia, indeed was how she presented this, though, I have never said Ohio any other way than with long O's, but nasally, yes sometimes the vowels come out nasally and drawn out, something I thought was Appalachian more than Ohioan. Within our own family, Mom said maptress and chimbly...where she found the p and the b in those words, I haven't got the foggiest idea. Daddy was the closest to the hill Williams, but he spoke like everyone else in the area...and both my parents were born and raised in Ashtabula County, not leaving until after the 80s stripped the jobs away. Now, since I have lived in all four time zones and on all four accent is undeniably muddied and not so identifiable any more, but I worked to be less nasally, but sometimes Soda comes out pop, anyhow. Somebody makes fun of my accent, I ask them to read Conneaut....then I can laugh at them. It most definitely is not con-noot. Ashtabula seems hard for many, too, especially inflection wise. It is ash tah bula, not Ash tab oola. Lol

Posted by Lisa M Cara on 03/25/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Plain Dealer Right Winger Kevin O'Brien is Taking a Buyout

Maybe the era of point/counterpoint is ending, as readers have increased subscriptions to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and NPR stations are experiencing a jump in the Nielsen ratings. After all, if you're still willing to pay for your news sources, you'll spend your money on those that have reputations for quality reporting, and retain international bureaus and investigative teams. Those who want their news for free (and for its entertainment value) are more likely to be drawn to sources that tell them what they want to hear. So skip the phoney "balance" features: tell us what's really happening, and don't sugarcoat it, and you'll earn my subscription.

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Posted by Jim Smith on 03/25/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Our Favorite Dumb Bad Yelp Reviews of Cleveland Restaurants

The more snarky and opinionated the food critics become, the more snarky the "reviews" you'll find at Yelp.

Little wannabe monkey see, little wannabe monkey imitate big editor monkey.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 03/24/2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “That "Tiny House Experiment" in Detroit Shoreway Pretty Much Failed

If I did the math right, it's $230 per square foot for a cracker box in a slum. Seriously? I don't think so. You can get a bungalow in less-risky West Park for half that much. And 50% larger, too. Plus yard and garage.

Ask the man who knows.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 03/24/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “From Superman to Bedpans, 8 of the Best, Strangest, Largest and Most Unique Collections in Cleveland

If anyone out there collects artifacts related to FDR (32nd POTUS, 1933-1945), I have something very rare that I might be willing to sell, for the right price. I also collect railroad stuff...but electric-powered only (subways, elevated trains, streetcars, trolley buses, etc.)

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 03/24/2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Our Favorite Dumb Bad Yelp Reviews of Cleveland Restaurants

I can guess which place is the hipster taco joint but I won't say. Loved that description!

Posted by swifty67 on 03/24/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Opening Soon: the New and Improved Vault at The 9


Posted by monkey on 03/24/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “The Director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is Resigning

It is - yet again - the Triumph of Politics; which means the defeat of common-sense.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/24/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Opening Soon: the New and Improved Vault at The 9

a few weeks after this place opened the arrogant fucks kicked me out for wearing a baseball cap. Apparently I was out of dress code at their fancy place. I said just wait a few months until its crickets in here every weekend, and you will be begging people in baseball caps to come in and spend money. Looks like I'm getting the last laugh now. maybe i'll stop in with my Indians hat after a game to have some marinara meatballs LOL

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Posted by sknfjksdn on 03/24/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Contrite Indians Beat Writer Paul Hoynes Offers Apology, Fans Celebrate His "Return"

No writer has any reason to write what he wrote, the way he wrote it. What was his point??? What "information for the reader" could've been gained? He could've said, "it's not boding well for them." Or something like that. ESPN hates Cleveland, and I believe these reporters want to be invited to the cocktail parties, & rub elbows. So the low hanging fruit is to dog Cleveland... Sorry, but no forgiveness here. He could've said it a hundred other ways. It was plain nasty, in my opinion...

Posted by BrownsBlood on 03/24/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Someone Replaced Franklin Boulevard Speed Limit Signs, City Takes Them All Down

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out; the bicycle group and their leader. It's not enough we have to pass with three feet of bikes, or that we have to have bike lanes at a great cost to the city, but I bet my bottom dollar its the bike group changing speed limit signs.

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Posted by pac on 03/24/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Dave Chappelle Grants CBS Rare Interview in Yellow Springs, Ohio: VIDEO

Dave Chappelle we LOVE you! I've actually met you twice and you are such a lovely Man!

Posted by Terrykitzmiller on 03/23/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley to Begin Holding Regular Press Sessions

If there was ever a time to throw human or dog shit at someone. This is it.

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Posted by (sigh) on 03/23/2017 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Rood Food and Pie to Open this Summer in West Madison

They'll have some excellent plumbing in there!

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Posted by plumber on 03/23/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley to Begin Holding Regular Press Sessions

He must have become the spokesman for the Mayor's Office.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/23/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “LEGO Batman Movie Falls to Pieces


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Posted by Silly Will on 03/23/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “LEGO Batman Movie Falls to Pieces

Well to me, I thought lego batman was a good movie and maybe we should focus on the positive stuff?

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Posted by Rain_Gal on 03/23/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Someone Replaced Franklin Boulevard Speed Limit Signs, City Takes Them All Down

In my experience, people far more often drive 20-25 mph on Franklin than over 35. It's annoying and you can't safely pass between intersections.

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Posted by clevelander8967 on 03/23/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Plain Dealer Right Winger Kevin O'Brien is Taking a Buyout

"Forceful writer" in the way you have to force a shit when you don't really have to go? It would definitely take some force to consistently champion political causes that go against the grain of common sense. I always thought he was under pressure to provide the conservative voice, and wondered if he could really think some of the things he claims to. I'm sure he believes what he writes, but I'm almost certain it had more to do with retaining conservative readership than adding any thoughtfulness to the discourse. I've only agreed with Kevin maybe three times in several years (he had a great idea about colleges collecting a percentage of future income. That way your degree costs you relative to what it earns you, which would discourage colleges from offering basket weaving degrees by making them have a little skin in the game). So if Kevin happens to read these comments, I want to say I wish you well, Kevin. Ted Diadiun is half the Limbaugh wannabe you wannabee. ;)

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Posted by Matt Harmon on 03/23/2017 at 2:46 PM



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