October 14, 2009 by admncc
Opps, we didn’t do it again. I’m sorry to use part of that lame Britney Spears‘ quote, but in this case it was necessary. I was fully prepared to announce this morning that we had defended our title, that The Constant Complainer had won and that we were again recognized as the “Best Local Blog” in Cleveland – an award we won from readers of the Cleveland Scene last year. Part of me was also prepared to call out a weaker blog, if they had won, or if I felt they had stuffed the ballot box. But in this case, I actually need to tip my hat. Congratulations to “Waiting For Next Year” for winning “Best Local Blog” and dethroning us. They are a powerhouse blog and judging by their content, comments, visitors and advertising, this is a well deserved award. Frankly, I like their blog and now plan to follow it too. BTW, you can view the 2008 contest winners here and the 2009 winners here.
Thank you for many of the e-mails inquiring in to my MIA status. I threw my back out and was offline for a few days. I couldn’t do much more than just lay around. The good news is that in my absence, the complaints have built up. So with that being said, let’s have some fun.
I have a number of concerns with the news story involving Zachary Christie. He is the six-year-old who made national headlines after bringing a “Swiss Army-type” knife to school. He was immediately suspended for five days. Then he was ordered to spend 45 days at a reform school. The harsh punishment was due to the school district’s zero tolerance policy. Apparently, the reason he brought the knife to school was because he used it to eat all of his meals at home. The school board then changed their decision to a (more lenient) punishment of a three to five-day suspension. Personally, I don’t think he should have brought the knife to school. I can understand why he did, but the parents needed to be more aware of the situation. But I also strongly believe that the school needs to handle situations like this on a case-by-case basis, for exactly the reasons I mentioned – there didn’t seem to be a malicious intent to harm anyone with the weapon. I’m not sure I favor across-the-board punishments in instances like this.
Speaking of our “Moron of the Week Award” – here’s a nomination. The video clip is called “Homemade Gunpowder” and you can view it here. It is one minute long, but the memories will last a lifetime. All I can say is, “Wow.”
Finally, check out the below-picture that I took today. This decal was on the back of a commercial vehicle. I guess they’ll get some free publicity out of this. However, I don’t know about you, but I’d have a hard time eating anywhere that references road kill. But hey, good luck to them and their business – I think…
P.S. Nip Tuck is back on FX. Wahoo.