Elsewhere

Washington Park Fountain Will Have Interactive Music Feature: high-tech craziness is coming to Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park.

Northside Map of Awesomeness: my friend Chris is behind this awesomeness.

Scenic Clifton Mill for the Holidays: an update on the annual Christmas display at the Clifton Mill.

NYC Misses Me Like Earl: 5chw4r7z opines about the High Line.

Idea Hatchery Brings Small Businesses Out of Their Shells: a cool project in Nashville.

Michigan to Wisconsin: Don’t Steal Our Mitten: “Wisconsin is the left mitten. Michigan is the right mitten. Even children know that one mitten doesn’t cut it when it comes to Midwest winters.” True dat.

The United States of Shame Chart: Ohio is the “nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9),” which actually seems like a point of pride to me.

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2 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. You are so right about Ohio. Possibly the Shame designation is tongue in cheek, meaning the worst can also be a good thing? Or it could mean Ohio has many, many cheapskates and poor folks who borrow books and CD’s rather than buy them. Thank God Kasich wants to cut back funding for libraries. We won’t have to worry about being perceived as nerdy much longer.

    How about N.Dakota in last place for the ugliest people category? Does that mean they have the fewest ugly people, or the most? Even if there is an objective standard for what constitutes ugly, like say, having a face that could scare a bulldog from a butcher shop, the placement on the U.S. Shame chart is confusing.

  2. Yeah, “last in ugliest residents” clearly means that North Dakota is the best-looking state, although that’s not what the writer meant to say. Maybe s/he does not hail from an articulate state.

    As for libraries, they fulfill so many functions nowadays — borrowing CDs and DVDs, free Internet access, talks, workshops, kids’ activities, etc. Maybe Ohio has been ahead of the curve in that regard or, as you said, maybe the state has more residents who take advantage of everything that libraries offer.

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