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Re: “Steely Dan's Donald Fagen to Revisit His Past With a Little Help From a New, Young Band

Won't be home from the Great American Eclipse and Chaos Tour...too bad...
Donald Fagen is a joy to see onstage. Never been disappointed by Steely Dan..
The heavy-handed security and airport-style bullshit at the gates, yes...
The show itself? No way!.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/18/2017 at 9:29 PM

Re: “MTV's Hit Series Catfish Comes to Cleveland

It is the ultimate Reality TV -- a goof being played by a bigger goof.....and both hope to build brand names by being nationally exposed as goofs.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “The Cavaliers' New Uniforms Haven't Exactly Been Well-Received

The designer probably put the finishing touches on the hideous Browns uniforms.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Weary Polensek Grills Council, But November Q Deal Referendum Unlikely

Kevin Kelley may believe that he will be the prohibitive mayoral front-runner when Frank Jackson rides away on a dirt bike and into retirement, but he better do some heavy analysis of George George Voinovich was preparing to pave a path southbound to take his talents to the governor's office.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

The song "Honest Men" by the Electric Light Orchestra Part Two has more meaning now than ever.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/18/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Here's What You Missed at Last Night's Packed Forum on Shaker Square's Future


Posted by LuvMyShaker9217 on 08/18/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago

Cleveland Clinic said, "For us, this is more about raising money to help our clinical programs and patient care," a spokesperson told ABC News. "This is not a political statement by the Cleveland Clinic by any means."

Either liberals are celebrating a false victory, or the Clinic is lying fake news. So which is it?

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Posted by BrianWilson on 08/18/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Nickelback Concert at Blossom Suffers From a Lack of Musical Diversity

Who wrote this article? Your spelling, grammar and writing skills make you the nickelback of journalists!!!

Posted by Jason Yambor on 08/18/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

Here's an idea: with all the money George Soros gives these protest groups, just buy up all the confederate items. It would take weeks to order in more stock.

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Posted by Andrew Ulle on 08/18/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Citing Charlottesville Violence, Group Backs Off Plans to Protest Confederate Flag Sales at Lorain County Fair

Are they saying that because we allow Confederate merchandise to be sold were white supremacists? Board President Brian Twining said to the newspaper.
-Yes, Brian, that's what we're saying.

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Posted by Big Dick Johnson on 08/18/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Is the Football Team More Important than our Country? — The A to Z Podcast With Andre Knott and Zac Jackson

The NFL is a coast to coast Sunday religious service -- and Roger's pay-to-be-a-patriot charade is as fake as team owners crying poverty when it comes to their lust for new stadiums. Actually, the pre-kickoff song should be "Sister Ray" by the Velvet Underground: "I'm searching for my mainline", indeed.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago

The Cleveland Clinic better brace for an upcoming Twitter rampage from the petulant man-child.....and a bevy of nasty verbiage on national talk shows from the surrogates who worship the cult of personality.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Willoughby South High School Will Drop Confederate "Rebel" Mascot

An administrator must have (finally) found some history books buried under some junk.....and was completely shocked, bewildered and embarrassed after reading the chapter on the Civil War -- and realizing that the school has been supporting traitors through its logo and nickname.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Try This One Weird Trick to Get Your Friends and Family to Vote in Cleveland's Primaries

No likes, no shares, no comments. Wonder why? LOL. Oh. No readers. It appears you have credibility issues. Keep this up and it will all go away.

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Posted by Eric Jonathan Brewer on 08/17/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Nickelback Concert at Blossom Suffers From a Lack of Musical Diversity

Wow. Not only does the author of this article show he knows little-to-nothing about music, he also knows little to nothing about writing. Starting the piece with cliched commentary about how all the songs sound the same (take the link to "How You Remind Me" and "Someday" as an example) just highlight the fact that this writer's goal was to crucify Nickelback, not write a legit music review about the concert.

The album, Feed the Machine, is geared towards pointing out how people are just fodder for the cannon, so to speak. We do not matter, the powers that be don't care about us, and we just need to shut up and get back in line. The stage was an amazing representation of the machine that is plastered all over this album's visuals. If you haven't bothered to at least look and listen to the album that a tour is for before you go to write a concert review, you might as well not bother going at all. It likely would have been a better article that way.

Now, if you were at this concert hoping to hear all (or at least most) of the new album, and very little old music, you might have a right to be disappointed. The first song of night was from Feed the Machine, but then they quickly jumped to older albums. We didn't get back to music off the new album until 'Song on Fire', which I have to imagine is about Avril Lavigne, though the breakup didn't seem to be all that rough. Whether you're a Nickelback aficionado or not, 'Song on Fire' does not sound like any of their other songs. In fact, aside from Kroeger's very distinct voice, it is a fairly unique song compared to their other songs.

This is the point at which the Scene writer starts to be able to string together thoughts and ideas and change up their word choice and writing style, relieving us from the slow, painful death due to boredom that we were inexorably headed for reading this article. I think, perhaps, this writer doesn't much understand how to use literary tools - mimicking with your writing the the lack of variety you claim your subject has doesn't really lend credence to your argument. Though, I doubt the author could have come up with any turn of phrase with all that much color. I really want to find another way to say it, but I just keep coming back to the same idea - it's very obvious that the writer knows nothing about Nickelback, and has never heard Kroeger sing outside of this band (and perhaps this concert!).

I did appreciate the Daughtry spot in the middle of a Nickelback song, but I definitely didn't think it added 'dynamics' to the tune. If anything, Daughtry was slightly out of tune (I actually cringed at one point during Daughtry's singing with Nickelback), but I also didn't hold that against Daughtry. Kudos, and good show.

You see, one of the things that amazed me most about this show was the fact that they sounded JUST LIKE they do on the album. No studio tricks, no re-takes, no edits. Just real, live, on the spot music. And if you're ever tried to sing with such force and depth, the fact that Nickelback did it for a 2 1/2 hour set should amaze you. It explains why Kroeger has to stop and have a drink or two on stage. Again, Kudos, and Kroeger has my respect. That does, though, segue directly into why the did a fully instrumental piece of a Hotel California cover. The Scene writer, that ought to just rename himself 'chief complainer' since that's all he really did, needs to get out and watch a few more concerts before someone lets him post another music review. Every lead - singer, guitarist, whatever - band, playing a set that long, has to have a break in the middle. They are the heart and soul of the stage show, and the energy output that lead has to give is exponential to anyone else on the stage.

There is part of me that just wants to give up at this point, and stop addressing the rest of the article. But then I realized the next 3 paragraphs can be addressed together. If you're surprised at sexual connotation, innuendo, and 'frat boy' behavior, you haven't been listening to Nickelback. I've been commenting for as long as they've been around that they write some of the nastiest, dirtiest song - that sound surface innocent without using any foul language - as I've heard in recent years. And everyone just eats it up! I can't get enough. If you spend 1/4 of your article trying to convince people that Nickelback writes bawdy songs, you wasted 1/4 of your article telling us something we've known from the beginning.

The few lines in the article that were spent talking about the other bands that were there - or should I say band, since the author didn't even bother to mention Shaman's Harvest that closed their set with an amazing performance of Dragonfly - was spent trying to shame Nickelback by alluding that the band that opened for them was better than they were. Which just loops us back to the fact that the author ** knows nothing ** (should we call him Jon Snow?) about what he's writing about. Not only are they touring together, Nickelback and Daughtry are friends, and Nickelback has even given Daughtry songs ... oh wait, they told us that during the concert! Are you sure the author was even there?

The writer of this article, Jeff Niesel, has as just about as much writing talent and skill as he claims Nickelback has musical talent and originality. Someone needs to take his computer way and send him back to school.

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Posted by Amanda Kat Moore on 08/17/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Robots Have Quietly Become Ohio’s Booming Workforce

No pissing, no moaning, no bitching, no complaining, no sick time, no vacation time, no high turnover rates, no raises, no coffee breaks, no goofing off, no minimum wages, and best of all...NO UNIONS. And your slaves will never get tired. Just oil their joints with WD-40.

An industrialist's dream come true. No need for relocating to Mexico or Asia, where you would still need those pesky, demanding human beings. Robots! What could be better?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/17/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “A New Book Shines Light on How Black Women and White Women See One Another

You can buy the book here:

Posted by Jane Critchlow on 08/17/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Now Open: Crust Pizza Kitchen in Tremont

This is really great news! They have some of the very best pizza in the
region, and I'm positive they will do really
well. congratulations to a great team.

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Posted by aglazen on 08/17/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Backwards Swastikas Spray-Painted on Lakewood Resident's Driveway

So there's no hidden message or statement here, right? I mean, they're backwards just because anyone who thinks it cool or funny to do this it literately just too dumb to know how to draw a simple symmetric stick figure/symbol. I assume that's it.....or maybe the Buddhist thing that Ria's talking about.

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Posted by Abe Froman on 08/17/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Robots Have Quietly Become Ohio’s Booming Workforce

-- Computer World --

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/17/2017 at 9:38 AM



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