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June 2010

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Milwaukee Public Market/Historic Third Ward

I was in Milwaukee over the weekend and had the opportunity to check out the Milwaukee Public Market and the Historic Third Ward.  

The Milwaukee Public Market is similar to Columbus’s North Market as an upscale foodie destination, with unique food shops and great places to eat.  The Milwaukee Public Market is a large newer building with spacious aisles and lots of places to sit.  Cincinnati’s Findlay Market in comparison is narrower, a bit grittier, and a lot older, but has much more of a working market feel. 
The eating establishments make the Milwaukee Public Market a destination for both the lunch and dinner crowd, staying open on weekdays until 8pm.
 
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
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Touchdown Jesus, harbinger of the apocalypse?

In 2008, Touchdown Jesus was flooded
TDJesusFlood.JPGIn 2010, Touchdown
Jesus was struck by lightning, burnt to the ground

DaytonDailyNewsTDjesus.jpgIn 2012, ???

2012 is turning out to be a pretty bad year with all those end of the world predictions. I’m thinking best case scenario, we’re getting locusts, maybe a bad case of the cicadas when Touchdown Jesus is resurrected.

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NYTimes.com: Man Hunting Bin Laden Is Arrested

NYTimes.com: Man Hunting Bin Laden Is Arrested

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch (102-centimeter) sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.

The man, identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said he wanted to cross over into the nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he had ”heard bin Laden was living there”, according to officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

Rambo?
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ESPN.com: FIFA president backs vuvuzela tradition

ESPN.com: FIFA president backs vuvuzela tradition

If you’ve watched any of the World Cup, then you know what a stadium filled with vuvuzelas sounds like- an angry swarm of bees.  I found the sound to not only be annoying, but also strangely hypnotic.  Whenever I watched soccer this weekend, I started feeling sleepy.  Whether it was the vuvuzelas or the soccer itself, I ended up taking two pretty long naps this weekend.

Cincinnati

Bengals introduce Family Zone at PBS

Bengals.com: Bengals introduce Family Zone at PBS

The Cincinnati Bengals are excited to announce the introduction of a brand new area to Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals have designated an area on the stadium’s east Canopy Level as a Family Section for the 2010 home schedule.

The Bengals’ new Family Zone, located in Section 347, is a ticketed seating area that encourages a family and kid-friendly environment. This section was created to give families an option to enjoy a Bengals game in an alcohol-free environment. No alcoholic beverages will be permitted, and the area will be strictly monitored for signs of any inappropriate behavior.

You can tell how important families are to the Bengals by the location of the Family Zone in Paul Brown Stadium.
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Technology

Google Background Picture

UPDATE: Google has changed the default behavior, removing the background picture.  Hopefully it stays as a user controllable option.

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Dale Chihuly’s glass art is nice to look at, but hard to read text against on the default Google background.  What’s worse is that there’s no way of removing the background picture and going back to the Google page.

Google allows you to replace the picture with your own and I created a white background, but it doesn’t look right since the Google letters are still white.

I ended up settling on a black background which slowly fades in.  It makes Google seem slow to load.  At least I’m able to search Google through the search box on Safari.
GoogleBlackBackground.jpgHere’s an image of a black background that you can use.  Just click to enlarge and then save it to upload to Google.
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HuffingtonPost.com: Alvin Greene UPSET: Mystery Man Stuns In South Carolina Senate Primary

HuffingtonPost.com: Alvin Greene UPSET: Mystery Man Stuns In South Carolina Senate Primary

An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina’s Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November.

This is an odd story.  How does an unemployed guy who raised no funds and didn’t campaign find and put $10,400 on the line for the filing fee to run for Senate?

Cincinnati

Cincinnati.com: Havana Martini Club closing Saturday

Cincinnati.com: Havana Martini Club closing Saturday

Downtown’s Havana Martini Club ends its 14-year run serving drinks and selling cigars this Saturday.

Construction will begin immediately on The Penguin, a dueling piano bar whose owner operates similar clubs in Lexington and Columbia, Mo. The Penguin will be the region’s third dueling piano bar to open in the last year.

Region’s third dueling piano bar?  Seriously?  It seems like one dueling piano bar would be one too many.

Havana’s dance floor was too small and crowded to really dance salsa well, but it was still the place to go.  The salsa community is going to miss it.