I think that you just hit the proverbial nail on the head.
The Cleveland Reasons - Baseball
The Cleveland Excuses - Football
How about the Cuyahoga Fire Waters? Y'know, because THE RIVER CAUGHT ON FIRE in the 1960's.
You know, I thought about this (my avatar) during the past thirty days while my account was suspended. Would 11W force me to compromise my avatar once reinstated because during the past three weeks ill-informed members of our society have been trying to erase history and throw the undesirable bits down the memory hole, hoping to never have to deal with them ever again? Would others on this site find it to be offensive? Note - it has been around since 2012,
If that is the case, and if you do not want to do a bit of reading (you know, books) and understand how President Jackson aided a young state of Ohio during a financial crisis and how his siding with Ohio during the War of Toledo (look that up, too) would ultimately benefit Ohio with her final size and border, then I just don't know or care, anymore. My freedom doesn't end where your ignorance begins.
America's history is NOT a buffet line wherein you can choose just the parts that you want to keep and cast away those that don't fit a new narrative. You have to take the good with the bad and there is a lot more good than there is bad. I know that many of you want it that way, thinking that this selective approach will solve problems, but history just doesn't work like that.
Feel free to complain to 11W and Jason. I won't change it.
If you want to delete my account, then that's fine, too.
I also had a Cherokee a few days after "back in the day", and that thing (though beautiful) was really good at hauling bass equipment and bags of sod and for driving to music festivals.
My point is that sooner or later, we are going to have to wag a finger of shame at Chrysler and sell our vehicles in disgust.
I had a Jeep Comanche back in the day.
That thing would haul the world if you had a strong enough rope.
You won't be able to say, "Americans", either, in the near future. Amerigo Vespucci owned slaves.
Happy Birthday, America!
For those of you who were too busy staring at her hands or who never cracked open some Tolkien, chapter 6 of The Hobbit is titled, "Out of the Frying-pan Into the Fire".
It was a veiled jab at how I felt about Drake and his attitude towards that athletic department and how the incoming president may be even worse - for a couple of reasons.
But yeah, I see you. I called her a hobbit. Gee, that's clever.
The Hobbit, chapter 6
Or that they posed for a photo. While taking a selfie posing for said photo. And then instantly posting it to their social media.
I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket and there were all these aisles and there were these bathing caps that you could buy which had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them. They were red and yellow and blue and I wasn't tempted to buy one but I was reminded of the fact that I had been avoiding the beach.
And these are the days and these are the days.
Those who stay,...
...will eventually make Cleveland worse.
Wow. 11W really hates truth.
I once got into a heated argument with a friend at Larry's about whether the Ramones were punk rock or rock-n-roll. Empirical evidence says punk, but a strong case can be made for rock-n-roll based on the structure of their music.
Many Black Labels later, a decision had yet to be rendered.
Gabba Gabba Hey