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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Video: A Pleasant Drive Through Kent in 1980

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Kent, 1980
  • Kent, 1980
"Robin Hood is not the Robin Hood anymore!"

"They keep remodeling and changing the name of the place."

Oh, how some things never really do change. That's a snippet of dialogue from two dudes rollin' around Kent in 1980, revisiting their alma mater. The video (embedded below) is a terrific look into our past and into the progress of America.

They lament gas prices, new road construction, the lack of active protestors, and everything else that's different from the Kent in their memories.

For anyone who's ever lived in - or even driven through - Kent, this is a pretty great trip.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yes, Skyy, your billboard on West Ninth is working

Posted By on Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 4:30 PM

If you find yourself oddly thirsty and horny, do not be alarmed: You’ve probably just been spending too much time on West Ninth Street. Because while we’re no experts in subliminal advertising, we’re pretty sure, judging by the faint tingling in our toes, that we’ve figured out what the folks at Skyy vodka were going for with this billboard, which went up recently outside the window of C-Notes' secret lair, on West Ninth between Superior and St. Clair:
-- Caleb Hannan

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Andrew Bogut's Phantom Free-Throw Friends

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Via TrueHoop, via BrewHoop, via YouTube: The funniest sports moment C-Notes has witnessed in months:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Turns out there is a God -- or at least some Oscar voters with taste

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:02 AM

You'll get your recommended daily allowance of nausea-inducing spin from tonight's debate, so for something to settle your stomach, enjoy the best two moments from Sunday's Oscars, which have both made their way to YouTube. First, amid three life-sucking songs from Enchanted, this gem, by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and from their little movie Once, was up for Best Original Song: Then it won. And host Jon Stewart saved the show by calling Irglova back out to give her acceptance speech after she was cut off by those damn violin players (and a dead mic) the first time around:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Diversion of the Day: Casablanca, Bikini Bottom Edition

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 7:17 AM

We're not saying we watch Spongebob Squarepants, that we've had any more than a cursory awareness of the show since it entered airwaves nearly a decade ago. But if we did, we'd think this clip was hilarious. Voice actors from the show re-dub classic movie scenes, using the voices of Spongebob, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Patrick Star, and other characters that we're not necessarily intimately familiar with, but would be if we spent most afternoons watching Nickelodeon. You've never heard "Take the cannoli" like this. -- D.X. Ferris

Monday, February 11, 2008

Matchmaker, matchmaker: Who says single Jews can’t find love?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 5:20 AM

When Robyn Posner saw this picture in Scene, her heart went pitter patter.
Just over a year ago, we chronicled the travails of Cleveland's Jewish dating scene . Many natives complained that since they had known all the eligible matches since kindergarten, striking up a spark over martinis at Bar Louie was a tough sell. Architect Eric Greenberg was intimately familiar with this dating draught. "Anyone that's single I've either been out with or I know," he said at the time. But he was about to be proven wrong...

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

A documentary on Donkey Kong and underdogs

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2008 at 5:24 AM

Scene reporter Rebecca Meiser isn’t the first to be screwed in a rigged election. That’s pretty much the premise of the hilarious documentary The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, now available on DVD. In the film, Steve Weibe, an endearing underdog, decides to take on the 1982 Donkey Kong champion, Billy Mitchell, a full-time hot sauce salesman with an ego the size of the Soviet Union and a mullet that puts Billy Ray Cyrus to shame…

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