And here’s Mac
Yes. They are great dogs.
You’d figure some hip Columbus hotelier or condo developer would name their property “The Christopher” here in Columbus. Of course you get it. Christopher Columbus!
Wonder if they’re too worried about being politically correct, seeing how celebrating Christopher Columbus is not in vogue. But doesn’t OSU still have it’s flagship hotel named after a convicted insider trader? The Blackwell! So there is a precident. So go ahead, name your property The Christopher. Sounds cool to me.
Well, it’s stopped raining and the sun is shining. Good thing. Because Red, White & Boom is tonight in Downtown Columbus. Per my weak ass self, I will not be going. But here’s a clip from last year’s finale.
Watch this video.
Hope not. We’re just getting started here in Columbus!
Which makes you wonder what this rocket scientist is thinking.
My 5 year old child loves bears and wants to have one at his birthday party. I need a real live bear. Not no kid in a bear costume walking around taking pictures with the kids and everything. I need a real genuine grizzly. Something large and ferocious that maybe one of the adults at the party can wrestle or we can have all the children take their picture with the animal.
Ad posted in Craigslist one one day after the trainers’ death. Which makes you wonder if this guy is just punking us.
Gosh darn it. Columbus bloggers are just too freaking nice. We really need some New Media Douchebags to liven things up. What’s a New Media Douchebag you ask? Well, watch this clip from Cinnamon Pants first. Then continue reading.
Okay. So we learned that to be a New Media Douchebag, you have to do four things:
1. Don’t do any real work
2. Talk, Type, Tag, Text & Twitter
3. Hate a lot of stuff, and tell folks
4. Celebrate the other New Media Douchebags
Oh, snap! I think I do all four. I am a douchebag. Especially to you Ohio State fans. And more so now, as I commence to celebrate the Columbus New Media Douchebags. But I don’t hate on things that much. And I’m a pretty nice guy. So I’ll rate myself as a pretender. I want to know who the REAL New Media Doucebags are in Columbus.
One guy I know isn’t is Walker. He’s a class act and to soil his name in this post is heretic. But his site Columbus Underground certainly plays hosts to a few douchebags. And I say so in a loving and respectful way, so take no offense.
Okay, ColumbusING. Now that’s a real New Media Douchebag site. But I do have to knock it down on the douchebag scale since it’s resident douchebag Underducky hasn’t posted since October 7, 2007. Probably because he’s moved on to publishing Votelessness, some snarky douchebag site about the joke that is democracy. Pinky communist.
Film School Rejects. Now they are douchebags. And not for the reasons listed above. I mean, you give a shout out to a local blog done good and you don’t even get an acknowledgment. Not even a “thanks for the link dude”. And you @rejects them on Twitter, and they give you no @ replies. Not that I’m stalking. But geez! Where’s the love. Love the site though, keep up the great work.
Fly Paper Blog. Now there’s a non-douchebaggy site, in the gives respect kind of way. They at least thanked me for the link via e-mail. But are they New Media Douchbags? I think they are. Yea, I’d classify them as that. Welcome to the club, or as 50 Cent would say “da club”. Gosh. I am such a douche.
You would think that The Columbus Beer Wench would be a New Media Douchebag. But no. She isn’t. She’s just spreading her love and knowledge for beer to our fine city. And plus, I’m working with Ashley on a cool project, so it wouldn’t be nice of me to call her a douchebag. Even though in my world, being called a douchebag is a compliment.
If you call Bullshit on the Columbus Dispatch for their ULTIMATE DOUCHEBAG move on letting passengers fly out on Skybus while knowing that there will be no return flight, then you blog 256, an O’Shaughnessy production, are a New Media Douchebag. And you, Columbus Dispatch, that’s just you being a flat out, no complement here, douche.
Boys Wear Pants. Now Josh is a real New Media Douchebag. And if I ever get off my duff on a Friday night to have some beers instead of writing douchebag posts at midnight on Friday, then I’d love to toast a beer with you.
My twitter friend @soldierant, who also writes Soldier Ant, now there’s another New Media Douchebag that I’d like to have a beer with. Maybe the Wench can organize a New Media Douchebag outing. Call it: Drink with the Wench and her Douchebags.
Have I missed anyone? Of course. I’m a douchebag. If you know a Columbus New Media Douchebag, continue the conversation and out them in the comments.
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails, in conjunction with The Columbus Beer Wench, invites the citizens of Columbus to explore this new concept on Sunday, April 20th. The inaugural Tip Top “Drink With The Wench” will take place from 5pm until 8pm. The event will cost $15 dollars a head and includes the beer, various appetizers and Tip Top’s infamous sweet potato fries.
Tasters will sample six different beers, three from the current Tip Top menu and three new beers. Each person will have the opportunity to provide input to which of the current beers should be discontinued and which of the new beers should be offered on the Tip Top beer menu. Beers chosen by the group will be featured as local selections. All guests are encouraged to stay and socialize further after the tasting. As always, the kitchen and bar will be open till close.
Sounds like a very fun event. Now, I’ve got to find me a baby sitter so my wife and I can attend.
At least that’s my version of the truth. I’ll report. You decide.
First, the Columbus Dispatch did establish a Twitter account at DispatchAlerts. They did so on November 30, 2007. But they posted one update on that day. Then they posted an update on December 1. Then nothing. Until April 17, 2008. FOUR days AFTER I suggest to the Dispatch to start twittering.
Hmmm. While they will NEVER admit to it, little do they know that I have bugged their offices. What follows is a transcript of a recent conversation between editor Benjamin Marrison and columnist Joe Blundo.
— Begin transcript —
Blundo: Yes Mr. Marrison.
M: Get your ass in here.
B: Right away sir.
M: Did you see that crap in the270?
B: Uh, the two … seventy? Sir?
M: Oh come on Blundo, get with the times. The270 is just the coolest Columbus blog out there. Geez, and you call yourself a reporter! What do I pay you for?
B: Actually, I’m a columnist sir. I don’t have to report.
M: Yea, yea. Whatever. Anyways, can you believe that ass over at the270 is telling us what to do?
B: What’s that exactly?
M: He’s telling us to start twittering.
M: Oh come on. What are you, a twit? Here, go read this. [Marrison hands Blundo a printout of the270 post]
B: Oh. I’ve heard of this. Didn’t we start an account a while back?
M: Yea. I assigned Tim May to start twitting, but he had his head so far up Tressel’s [back side] that he dropped the ball. I want you to start twitting. And do it now. And do it often.
B: Yes sir. Whatever you say.
M: And another thing. Dig up some dirt on that the270 guy. I heard he used to work for that great Republican Kenny Blackwell, but now is supporting Obama. What kind of self respecting Republican is he?
B: I thought we were supposed to be non-partisan.
M: Blundo, get the f out of here before I kick you out.
— End of transcript —