Monday, September 22, 2014

(Updated) LeBron Fan Runs Onto Court, Gets Banned From Arena

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Update: Fear the Sword has confirmed that James Blair is allowed back into the Q. Phew. That's a relief.  He deserves to root on LeBron in person (check out the pics of his bedroom below if you want to get a glimpse of his passion). Blair is understandably quite excited.


(Originally posted 3/21/13)

Missed the Cavs/Heat game last night?

A couple of things happened, including the Cavs blowing a 27-point lead and the Heat notching their 24th win in a row. Also, the scoreboard leaked and caused a delay.

And and and a LeBron fan ran onto the court during the action to shake LeBron's hand. Watch for yourself. He was subsequently banned from the arena.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Concert Slideshow: Eddie Money at House of Blues

Posted By on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

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By Joe Kleon

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Matt Lauer is Sorry He Was Mean to Fox 8's Mark Zinni

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:50 PM


Matt Lauer has been the focal point of a media barrage in the last week, and for not very great reasons. Seems the Today Show is a cupboard packed to the brim with backstabbing and a whole bunch of other nonsense. Then the reports of NBC offering the show to Anderson Cooper emerged and, well, things don't look like they're going to get any better for Matty.

Enter Mark Zinni, former Today Show intern. In his own words from Fox 8:

If you know me, you probably know that I don’t take myself too seriously. So, my answer was more of a joke about being young and naive during my time at Today, but I added that he wasn’t nice to me.

I didn’t slam the guy, I just made an honest comment.

Darren tweeted my comment which was followed-up by a viewer who asked a more direct question.

My response? “How do I say this….? He was… Not nice.”

Lauer, who isn't extremely active on Twitter, saw the tweet and responded. Because, why not?


And that, friends, is how Zinni became an internet famous person for a day.

He'll now return to hokey jokes and putting on big sweaters for moderately watched local newscasts.

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Pic of the Day: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, Cleveland

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 2:55 PM


(Via @oconnorclaire)

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Concert Slideshow: Y&T at the Taphouse in Akron

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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Y&T at the Taphouse in Akron

By Joe Kleon

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The Amish Just Want to Poop in Peace

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM


Way the hell out in Kenton, Ohio — in that nebulous nowhere between Toledo and Columbus — two new Amish homes have been condemned by the county health board for improper septic systems.

And the Amish are pissed off. More than 100 of them gathered in a protest earlier this week asking Hardin County officials to overturn the order which demands that the residents comply or else move out.

One of the dwellers read a prepared statement: "Our goal is to uphold and maintain the biblical principles of faith which our forefathers believed: to be a separate people. And, as stated in Romans 12th chapter, 'Be ye not conformed ... '."


Well, not according to health officials and the county prosecutor. They've said that it's not just a matter of the two homes. Leeching and contamination can harm everybody's water even if toxicity and bacteria levels (or something) appear stable now.

"Our rules at the health department are to prevent problems before they happen, not to react to them," said the prosecutor.

Hardin County's position is basically that they have no problem respecting the autonomy and religious traditions of the Amish (or other groups) so long as everyone else isn't affected.

Poop water is literally too much to stomach.

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Rally For Reform Set For Monday Morning In Public Square

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:20 AM

  • Forrest
Animal protection advocates will congregate in Public Square at 7:30 a.m. April 1 to raise awareness for the struggle against Ohio's low-ball animal cruelty laws.

April is "Animal Cruelty Awareness Month" and such a time of reflection is needed greatly in the state of Ohio. Momentous things are happening, but the Statehouse is still digging its heels into the muck and lurching forward at little more than a glacial pace.

Tricia Ringolz, the coordinator of community affairs for PAWS Ohio, is promoting Monday's rally as a way to highlight a dire problem in our state that flies under the radar far too often:

Sadly, Ohio ranks 34th in animal cruelty laws within the United States (ALDF 2012). Animal
cruelty has been scientifically shown to be in direct relation to violent crimes and anti-social
behavior. Early intervention is the key to prevent victimization of children, domestic violence,
and animal cruelty.

On a related note, Raymone Clements' trial in federal court begins Monday. His heinous criminal past, which includes shooting his bull mastiff Forrest last November, brings him before the court on charges of possession of ammunition and firearms as a previously convicted felon.

His trial begins at 9:30 a.m.

Forrest quickly became the new face of animal protection reform in Ohio, along with dogs in similar situations, like Herbie.

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