Last night was the first annual Cincinnati Bloggers Convention at the Mercantile Library. I didn’t know any other bloggers personally prior to attending so it was wonderful to put some faces to a lot of the blogs that I read. Thanks to the the Mercantile Library for putting things together.
Here are a few pictures of the Convention plus a few of the Mercantile Library. The Mercantile Library has the classic library look, you should check it out if you get the chance. I’ve embedded these photos in my blog using a site called Pictobrowser that takes Flickr photos and generates code that you insert into a blog. I’ve been looking for better ways to present a series of photos.
I’ve seen “Duck” tours in other cities, and I think it’s a fun little tour for those visiting Cincinnati/Newport. However, any tour that lists the “World Peace Bell” as a “hot spot” on their tour seriously needs to reconsider the path of their tour.
The “World Peace Bell” is good for a WTF reaction, that’s about it.
Experience sightseeing fun from a duck’s eye view on Greater Cincinnati’s only duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Tour the streets and SPLASH into the Ohio River. Ride The Ducks is the fun thing to do in Newport.
Ride The Ducks hits all the hot spots within the historic district, such as…
World Peace Bell Roebling Suspension Bridge Newport Aquarium Serpentine Wall Historic Riverside Drive Paul Brown Stadium Great American Ballpark And much more!
Here’s an interview with Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber right after they wrapped the series finale. No secrets, but he does go a little into the emotions of finishing up filming Battlestar Galactica. Jamie’s next project is Law and Order: London. I’m so used to hearing Jamie speak as Lee Adama, that every time I hear his native British accent, it surprises me.
Lighter fluid had been used to set fire to blueprints, along with the corporate chef’s pile of work, which included about 10 months worth of recipes and research.
I saw this interview of Jeff Ruby on Channel 5 WLWT and one, I can’t believe that it lead off the news and two, that it’s the weirder arson story I’ve heard in a while. It was a strange interview with Jeff Ruby kind of rambling on about the fire and recipes.
So, someone entered the place through an unlocked door, set a small fire on the first floor and then went upstairs to set some blueprints and recipes and research on fire. If it’s arson, what’s the motivation? It doesn’t seem like a random act of vandals or criminals. Sounds more like a disgruntled employee or associate.
Is their really 10 months worth of recipe work for a Jeff Ruby restaurant?
From Boston.com: Beijing 2008 Preparations – Three Weeks to Go
Amazing photographs. Definitely worth a look. The architecture is stunning, but besides the government clearing the air for the Olympics, will there be another time where you can see these buildings without the smog?
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton lent her campaign an additional $1 million at the end of June, underscoring the difficulty she is having staying ahead of creditors and retiring a mountain of campaign debt, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
If all of Hillary Clinton’s 20 million supporters kicked in a dollar, her debt would be gone tomorrow.
Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions Inc. is looking to bring its controversial “Bodies … the Exhibition” show to Indianapolis. The exhibit, which features cadavers that have been plasticized, dissected and posed, has been dogged by reports that the specimens used in the presentation may be the remains of tortured Chinese prisoners.
If the show opens here, it would debut mere months before the Indiana State Museum is slated to bring the more reputable “Body Worlds III” exhibit to Indianapolis. The founder of that show’s company, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, has spoken out against using bodies from China, which doesn’t closely regulate its specimens.
Premier is looking at putting the exhibit at the Circle Centre Mall. Cincinnati is one of the few places where this exhibit has been shown in a museum. More often the exhibit has been shown at shopping malls or casinos.
It’s clear that Premier is all about making profit, trying to slide the show into Indianapolis to steal the crowd before Body World III shows up.
Zimbabwe’s troubled central bank introduced $100 billion banknotes Saturday in a desperate bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the inflation-ravaged economy. … As high as they are, though, the bills still aren’t enough to buy a loaf of bread. They can buy only four oranges.