4 Days in Cincinnati: during the recent polar vortex, Cincinnati hosted a visitor from LA who shares his observations on the Queen City.

America’s 25 Craziest Cities: these lists are pretty silly and based on data of dubious relevance, but Cincinnati tops this particular one.

Too Poor for Pop Culture: truth to power, straight out of East Baltimore.

Updated Vignelli Subway Map Colorfully Connects NYC & NJ: in honor of the first mass transit Superbowl, an updated version of Massimo Vignelli’s famous/infamous 1972 NYC subway map, this time showing the MTA, NJ Transit, Metro-North, PATH, Long Island Railroad, and Amtrak.

Horrified Man Suddenly Realizes He’s Putting Down Roots in Charlotte: LOLness from The Onion.

Cranbrook: tons of pretty photos of my alma mater.

Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged: WTF; don’t mess with nature…


2 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. Can you really quantify eccentricity, or even stress? Even if the numbers don’t tell the story, I still agree with this town finishing number one on the crazy list. Our citizens intensely resent mass transportation. They avidly follow an NFL franchise that has ripped off the taxpayers more completely than any “jobs for tax abatement” corporate scammer ever has. And the last 6 to 8 years have seen a virtuoso displacement/relocation of several thousand domiciled and homeless poor people. Not to mention Cincinnati was the only local TV market, pre-cable, the could have supported Bob Shreve’s broadcasts for as long as it did. Where else?

  2. Sure, you’re right that it can’t exactly be measured. These metrics, further, are a bit silly. There’s plenty of craziness in Cincinnati, but I also hear of such absurdity of other places that I’m not sure this one is so special, even in this dubious regard.

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