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Re: “Places to Go and Things to See On an Amish Country Road Trip

Who is"We"?

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Posted by Silva on 07/14/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Red Cross Issues Emergency Appeal For Blood Donations, Also Offers Free Cedar Point Tickets

Since I haven't been to Cedar Point in more than fifteen years, or donated for forty, it was quite an enticement.

Yeah, sure...I did a "mitzvah" ( Yiddish for "good deed"), and possibly saved a life, but I don't appreciate being misled...or lied to.

And that's exactly what they did when they promised tickets for ALL donors. Passing that clipboard around only compounded the lie...with yet another lie.

All that the Red Cross needed to do, when we called, was to ASK US what time we could come in, and we would have said "Monday, July 3, at 9AM"...and there would have been no misunderstandings and no whining.

A promise is a promise...and it was broken. The bottom line is that a whole lot of folks were hosed. You can say that a sheep has five legs until you turn blue, but calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/14/2017 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Coming Soon: The City Diner in Old Brooklyn

The expressway diner had good food, good prices and good portion, but their problems were servers, parking, letting employees sit out in front with customers and management. I have worked in the food industry since I was 10. I know what it takes and how to get it done. It does not matter how good the food is or the prices if all the little things are not also taken care of. I wish you all the best and look forward to dining at your establishment.

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Posted by Mechelle on 07/13/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “At the All-Star break, a Conversation With Jason Kipnis on the Team's Struggles, His Struggles, and How They Can Get Back to the World Series

Hey, have you heard Jason Kipnis is from Chicago?

If you watched any of the [World Series] games last year, they must have said it a hundred times.

Hey, have you heard that Jason Kipnis is half-Jewish?

If you followed baseball online last year, it was all over the interwebs.

Jewish ballplayers , at least at the major league level, have always been as rare as snow in May. That has been true for 150 years.

So when SCENE runs a cover photo of Kipnis wearing a crucifix (as opposed to the image that ran on Page 13 and also on this site,) it only makes sense to fully expect that somewhere in the interview there'd be a mention of the fact that he was raised Jewish in the heavily Jewish Chicago suburb of Northbrook (where "The Breakfast Club" was filmed in the Eighties), and that he converted to Catholicism in his late teens. Technically, one must be born of a Jewish mother to be considered Jewish...only his father was--which doesn't "count" (Hey, I didn't make the "rules"...or make that up).

But that didn't stop the media from talking about the latest "Jewish ballplayer" to star in the majors. You'd think SCENE would want to get his opinions on being considered the latest "Hebrew Hammer" (as previous Jewish ballplayers have been tagged)...especially when it isn't so...hence the prominent cross. Instead...not a peep. Frankly, I was disappointed.

And as for the reaction to negativity on social media...and in public...a "Fuck off!" is a rather piss-poor response from someone of celebratory stature. When one is at the top of his profession, a member of the one per cent, and consistently in the spotlight (and under a magnifying glass), a thick skin has to come with the territory.

Ask LeBron and any number of other professional athletes. In any sport. Replies are a waste of time and keystrokes. Gotta let it slide, man! (not dude...or bro...I'm old...)

Looking at the screen constantly, and reading every response, and responding to negativity with further negativity, might have caused those neck spasms. And a case of rabbit ears...or whatever the hell you call getting upset from all those annoying all those twats.

But, hey, even after six seasons, he's still pretty young...thirty. So he gets a pass.

And in another twenty or thirty years, he'll look back nostalgically...and laugh about it all the way home..

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/13/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: The City Diner in Old Brooklyn

HiGood Evening Sir or Madam,

I appreciate your review and comments of the article. I agree the word choice of "neighborhood assest" is incorrect as to the location of some of the vendors listed.

As the owner, we take pride in everything that we do. From our inception and early business planning we have thought of OB and people and business that make community. The City Diners OB business parnters include but not limited to: Cake Royal, JAC Creative, Witmer Refrigeration and Vicki Vincent designs.

We welcome any potential vendor to drop by, make a business connection and showcase their products/goods/services.

I think it is important to note that we also have created over 45 opening hourly Team Members positions. We filled the vast majority of those postions directly from Old Brooklyn.

I hope this illuminates our commitments and validates our actions.

Thank you again,

Edward Michalski
The City Diner
Great Food, Great City

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Posted by Edward Michalski on 07/13/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Marie's Restaurant of St. Clair-Superior is a True Neighborhood Spot

Marie's has great food in an authentic old-world atmosphere. It is truly one of Cleveland's hidden gems.

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Posted by Bob Proske on 07/13/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Opportunity Corridor Construction Delayed, No Firm Timetable in Place

Goddammit, I want my shortcut from the Far West Side to CMA, Wade Oval Wednesday, Opera Fest at the Italian Cultural Garden, One World Festival on MLK, and Parade the Circle. And I want it ASAP!

All those precious moments I save will allow my wife and me to beat all those snobby table-and-chair hogging East Side Canadians out of a parking space...and also get us a better spot to park our asses as well.

Hell, we NEED the Opportunity Corridor! NOW!

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/13/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Avon Man Who Stole 500 Yard Signs Receives Jail Time, Forced to Apologize

Sounds super persnickety, but this story took place in Avon Lake, not Avon. Both are very much their own munipalities... Not just the general "Avon" area!

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Posted by Persnickety in suburbia on 07/13/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Opportunity Corridor Construction Delayed, No Firm Timetable in Place

A tax is not really a tax if a career politician says so.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/13/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “What to Expect From Bud and Burgers Pop-Up Restaurant in the Flats

What a great time and value. Very organized and friendly. We had an awesome burger, beer, and kettle chips and were out the door in 30 minutes. We loved it. Thank you.

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Posted by Larry Szczepanski on 07/13/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “LeBron James Crowned Best NBA Player of the Year at ESPYs

ESPN should have presented an award to the best fired on-air personality.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/13/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Man Assaulted At Cleveland Gas Station, Stomped Unconscious

Why is this piece of human garbage still on the street?

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Posted by Mr. GOP on 07/13/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “A Bocce Bar and Dante's Inferno To Open in Flats East Bank

Great. Just what the Flats needs. More beer-centric adult playground "restaurants." I get that the developers are trying to make this an entertainment destination, but they are completely ignoring the residents and workers (in the EY Tower) who live much of their lives here. A nice cafe, a soup /salad/sandwich type place, and other similar establishments would be a welcome addition to the current and redundant offerings.

Posted by Marissa Calcagno Ennis on 07/13/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: The City Diner in Old Brooklyn

Lou's Sausage is not a "neighborhood asset". It's on Miles Ave in the Lee-Miles neighborhood, 8 miles away. They should have used neighborhood asset The Sausage Shoppe, that's actually 6 blocks away from them.
Mazzone & Sons is not a "neighborhood asset" either. They're in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, 3 miles away. They should have used neighborhood assets Memphis Bakery or Michael's bakery that are actaully in the neighborhood, just blocks from them.
Michalski shouldn't say he's using neighborhood assets when they aren't in the neighboorhood.

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Posted by Shop Local on 07/13/2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Man Assaulted At Cleveland Gas Station, Stomped Unconscious

What gas station did this occur at?

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Posted by Joe Gramc on 07/13/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Members of the Zombies Participate in the Opening of Their New Rock Hall Exhibit

A gem of a compilation album well worth putting on a search list is "5 Live Zombies: The BBC Sessions 1965-1967".

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/13/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Standing Room Tickets for Sold Out World Series Games Listed for $600+ on Stubhub

When this happens to me. I really very dissapoint to watch my favorite actress movie.
now it'll never happen to me. visit

Posted by Anish Sharma on 07/13/2017 at 1:46 AM

Re: “Places to Go and Things to See On an Amish Country Road Trip

For an authentic cultural experience, take in a backroad tour with "A Taste of the Back roads". They visit a buggy shop, basket maker and another Amish home business. It's a 2 1/2 hour tour, interesting narration and beautiful 30 mile country side tour.

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Posted by Kickstand Up on 07/12/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Rules Coalition Opposed to Q Deal Can Be Part of Legal Battle Over Referendum Signatures

Career politicians are absolutely frightened of the ballot box....when it appears that their golden puppeteers will get brutally embarrassed by the will of the people.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/12/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “The Mother of Jesus is at the Center of a Dust-Up With Some Catholics in 'The Testament of Mary'

Attacking Catholic beliefs is the last refuge for bigots. I wonder if this writer will come up with a play attacking mohamed? I bet he doesn't have the guts - coward!

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Posted by eazybreezyone on 07/12/2017 at 6:50 PM



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