UPDATE: I received this email about an hour ago:
Mourelo, Ernesto F firstname.lastname@example.org
7:04 PM (1 hour ago)
Appreciate that you liked our article, specifically the mugshot, but it’s copyright infringement to take a snapshot of our article and post it to your website.
Please remove it asap.
Director of Digital Media
WLWT – News 5 Cincinnati
(513) XXX-XXXX | (513) XXX-XXXX (cell)
email@example.com | Twitter: @mourelo
Now, now. I should note first off that I believe the screen capture I used to be fair use of WLWT’s website, as I provided commentary about a current story AND what I feel like was a bit of humor to boot (poorly executed parody, perhaps?). I’m surprised that one of the only news sources I trust hit me with such a silly note, and one with such a poor understanding of such issues. In other words, bummer, WLWT. I’ll take my stupid ball elsewhere, I guess. I changed the dumb picture to a different picture of Rode. HOWEVER, KNOW THAT I FELT THREATENED BY YOUR EMAIL. Ultimately, you got what you wanted. Good for you.
The above is a story posted at WLWT’s website. You’ll notice that the photograph is NOT of the escaped murderer, but rather the guy who escaped WITH him (and who apparently DOESN’T HAVE A FUCKING MOUTH). Jose Ramon Hernandez is at present still at large and thanks to WLWT, I know what his friend looks like.
Time for an update, buddies.
Spotted at Cincy Craigslist:
People are already saying that the just-now-happened Carson Palmer trade to Oakland was the doing of Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis, but whatever. Mike Brown made sense here. I WONDER WHAT TRICKERY HAD TO BE UNDERTAKEN TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
Speaking of trickery, here’s an ESPN oopsie:
Either way, we can consider our long national nightmare over. Carson Palmer is apparently gone from the Bengals, and we can now consider them the team that SWINDLED a team still reeling from the recent death of its owner. Of course, the extra first-rounder might be worth it.
So Halloween is coming up. Hosting a party, or going to one where you need to bring food? No need to fret. Fox 19 is here to help with a Halloween treat sure to wow even the most finicky of your friends.
If it looks like some Lil’ Debbie snack cakes with pipe cleaners stuck in them, that’s because those are some Lil’ Debbie snack cakes with pipe cleaners stuck in them. Courtesy of special guest and local cooking expert Joanne Giovanni Mar…oh hell, she seriously has SIX names.
And that loosely arranged pile of marshmallows you see on the left is, in Joanne’s words, “a scarecrow or something.” Later in the same segment, she treated us to her secret recipe for “Hallow-ria”, which was actually a very garden variety recipe for sangria.
I guess when you have an 11 hour morning show, you gotta fill it with something.
Check out this level of detail:
Like a Voltron made of dog shit, two of our very favorite companies joined forces to really fuck things up Sunday: Fox 19 and Clear Channel (WEBN). It’s not fair to blame them for bad weather, but it would seem fair to blame them for everything else.
To make a long story short, WEBN gave Fox 19 the wrong music to pipe through with the fireworks. It was last year’s music. You’ve been promoting these fireworks for months. It’s a HUGE deal. And you give them last year’s music?
Couple that with Fox 19′s glorious shots of…well, nothing, and there you have the Labor Day Fireworks Sucktacular. In Fox 19′s defense, they planned their shots to go with certain music cues. But how long does it take before someone realizes the music is wrong and you have to improvise?
If you are Fox 19 and Clear Channel, it takes until the end of the show.
Did you go? How did they look in person?
A lot of stupid spelling and grammar errors show up on Enquirer.com every day. It’s the kind of thing that could be prevented with basic proofreading. Oh, well.
But this amounts to the Enquirer folks et al not paying one fucking lick of attention. Check out the shirt on chin pubes.
There are two sets of questions:
- For the Enquirer/Metromix/Cincinnati.com team, what moves your photographer to take a picture of this guy? And post it, unchanged? And why hasn’t anyone in the Gannett compound noticed as of 8:30 Thursday night?
- For Lintbeard, why buy this shirt? Maybe you thought it was funny when you first saw it, but why go through with buying it? And then why buy this shirt and wear it in public? Above all, why buy this shirt, wear it in public, and say, “yes, Mr. Camera, I would like to be forever immortalized as the douche telling everyone what makes his penis happy”?
In conclusion, fuck! Enquirer. Seriously?? FUCK!
It’s a catch 22 to write up something people clearly don’t care about. But in this case, so few people care that you should care. Think of this as a Clear Pepsi in the making.
And so we have Fox 19′s super terrible reality TV show Queen City, which follows the local exploits of four women.
About 9,000 people watched the latest episode. That’s actually an improvement over a few weeks ago when only 5,000 watched. Think of any syndicated rerun at 3am and you can safely bet it’s doing better than Queen City. This is not an exaggeration.
The show is shot fairly well by students from Cincinnati State. It’s not the sizzle, it’s the substance. Not that Fox has ever had that kind of problem before…
Queen City went wrong with cardboard personalities doing things which are obviously staged and painfully boring. Would you like to watch me ordering lunch at Nada, then trying my hand as a “celebrity” bartender at some hipster bar? No? Then how would you like to watch me take a talent show reject to get a hair cut and a new shirt?
This was the second episode. I’m serious.
Fox 19′s management is now deciding whether to bother airing episode number five. There have been shorter lived shows, to be sure, but perhaps none have been as spectacularly terrible in concept, planning, casting and execution. And that is something that sets Cincinnati apart.
I should preface this post with a note that I couldn’t care less about the Casey Anthony trial. I learned about it yesterday, and my first reaction was one of complete indifference. This is still my position on the matter.
However, I saw this headline on the Enquirer’s website and blood actually shot out of my ears:
Why was Casey Anthony acquitted?
Here’s the story. It’s nothing more than a local commentary on a national story that, I suppose, got a lot of attention. In other words, this is clickbait that the Enquirer is using to boost traffic and meet their numbers to make sure that the sales pitch they use to get advertisers is *close* to accurate. It’s bullshit, and it’s not news.
What’s more is that they attached this to the Ryan Widmer trial. I don’t really have any commentary about this, other than to say that it doesn’t make any damn sense.
Not to sound too righteously indignant, but if we’re going to settle for this sort of commentary garbage as “news,” then Cincinnati is in some pretty deep shit.
Suggestion: write the Editor of the Enquirer an email, asking her to raise the level of discourse in our newspaper beyond simply commenting on national stories and writing up stupid clickbait for the sole purpose of advertising dollars. Ask for more reporters to report on local stories. Ask for investigative journalism. Ask for real news. And threaten to punch them in the pocket.
That is all.
Not sure why, but I keep running into awesomely bad car modifications. Like this spoiler. Or this vanity license plate. Or this pussy magnet of a windshield sticker.
And now this.
This is even better than a three wolves howling at the moon t-shirt. Love the paw prints down the side to complete the theme. And you not only have a wolf head. You have a wolf head with flames.