Monday, January 30, 2012

Video: Tribute to Randall Park Mall

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

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Why yes, you do need this in your life.

A tribute to, as Rustwire calls it, the rise and fall of Randall Park, old video is spliced with current clips of the barren, deserted concrete warzone that rests there now.

Oh, and there's a Rush cover playing over the whole thing.

You're welcome.

(Via @nocoastoffense)

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Graphic: All of Dan Gilbert's Businesses

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM

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Dan Gilbert, who, along with other investors, is in talks to acquire a casino license in Maryland, has his hands in what feels like 1,763 different delicious business pies. It's not just an illusion, though it is hard to keep track of everything.

Forbes broke it all down in graphical form.

As for why there's so much overlap and people from one company playing roles in others, Gilbert calls it "eating your own dog food." There has to be a more appetizing way to say that.

Click here for a larger, more legible picture of Dan Gilbert's big picture.

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'Legend of Zelda' Ohio Vanity License Plate is Just Awesome

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

What do you do if you have an Acura Legend and want a vanity license plate in Ohio?

You request "OF ZELDA," of course, because you are an awesome human being.

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(Via Facebook)

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Machine Gun Kelly Arrested in Florida

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:53 AM

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Trouble magnet (and Cleveland rapper) Machine Gun Kelly was arrested in Florida yesterday for what the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office calls "brawling."

MGK — who was booked under his real name, Richard Baker — was booked at 3 a.m. on Sunday for "disorderly conduct (brawling)."

Details are sketchy, but apparently MGK was arrested after performing at St. Petersburg's State Theatre on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Brawling apparently happened after the gig.

Not so surprisingly, MGK took to Twitter immediately after he was freed on $100 bond after spending four hours in jail: "Just spent my entire night in a fucking Florida jail ... shit escaladed way to [sic] quick last night, it always does with us though."

Also not so surprisingly, MGK has a lot of fans who are in jail: "The weirdest part of it was how many inmates in there knew who I was and knew about the movement," MGK wrote on Twitter. "It was some trippy shit. Lace the FUCK up." —Michael Gallucci

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Today in Important Jimmy Dimora Toilet News...

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

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The stop-what-you're-doing-and-immediately-read updates coming from Jimmy Dimora's trial in Akron emerge fast and furious each day. There were escorts, cronyism, and more mentioned just this week.

And now, we have super important news on what sort of special toilet Jimmy Dimora needed for his backyard playground.

Via Cleveland.com:

A plumber testified this morning that he worked at least five times on Jimmy Dimora's Independence home, including installing a macerating toilet in the former Cuyahoga County commissioner's backyard lavatory at the request of plumbers' union official Robert Rybak.

"Originally, I ordered a standard toilet and Mr. Rybak thought it needed to be an elongated bowl," said Sean Greller, former training director of Plumber's Local 55.

Enjoy your Friday night dinner, you guys.

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Video: Bus Crashes Into News Van During News Coverage of Casino Construction Accident in Cincinnati

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM

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And that's just in the first 30 seconds. Stick around to the end when the bus driver gets out and starts yelling at everyone that she "has a job to do."

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Heavy Metal-Inspired Artist Derek Hess to Guest on WJCU-FM Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

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Celebrated Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess will be a guest tonight at 8:30 on the long-running Metal on Metal radio show on John Carroll University’s WJCU-FM 88.7.

Hess’ first burst of fame came in the ’90s when he created powerful flyers and posters for the shows he booked at the Euclid Tavern, bills which often featured bludgeoning, metal-inspired underground bands like Helmet and Unsane. His posters were based on his skillful drawings, which captured the spirit of the music in tense, sinewy figures in often threatening environments.

Since then he has moved on to producing fine-art drawings, inspired by if not directly related to the heavy music he likes. He recently released a book called Black Line White Lie that showcases more than 275 of his distinctive drawings.

Hess told metal site Brave Words,

Although the root origins may vary with each drawing, many were encouraged to grow with metal as the fertilizer. The classics, or I should say my classics are played time and again in the studio, BLACK SABBATH's Sabotage, UFO's Strangers In The Night, THIN LIZZY's Live And Dangerous, CELTIC FROST's Morbid Tales, JUDAS PRIEST's Unleashed In The East, EXODUS' Bonded By Blood, SAXON's Wheels Of Steel and so on. The drawings work because they are based on the fundamentals, but what makes them solid is heavy metal.


Tonight he’ll be talking about the book with show host Bill Peters and spinning some of his favorite heavy metal tracks. If you’re not in earshot of the station, you can listen to the stream online.

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