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  1. Pretty poorly planned troll job by 1400 Sycamore[/member] here - doubling down on on a misinformed Motel 6 comparison is a good way to expose yourself but too naïve to really fan the flames. This looks promising! Unabashedly modern could be much more effective on Liberty than the modern-and-ashamed aesthetic we've seen farther south.
  2. Regardless of what this means for Main Street, you couldn't script the timing of these openings and closings any better for the owners of QCR.
  3. This is a really good point, but you would think that the restaurant industry would be the one type of brick-and-mortar retail that would be at least somewhat immune to the takeover by online retail.
  4. Many of the lots that park cars this way don't even use attendants. I'm not sure what the exact system is, but the lots across 13th from the old SCPA cram cars in nose to tail like that, and there are no attendants for most of them.
  5. One reason I recommended Peaky Blinders above is how short and sweet it is so far. Each season is only 6 episodes, and there are only two seasons on Netflix thus far, but it still manages to be immensely satisfying. Good place to start for someone who doesn't have much time to binge watch or who is just diving into Netflix.
  6. Sounds like a person who has never had kids. Why do you feel the need to blame anyone for this. It was horrific and a tragedy and an accident. Stuff happens, beyond what a reasonable person can plan for. When it does, we need to move forward and prevent it from happening in the future. We do not always need to find someone to punish. The zoo should be commended for their actions here. I am sure it was especially tough to have to put down one of their own whom many people there loved considerably. Before you throw stones at the zoo or the parent, try putting yourself in that situation to see how you would react. You're right, I don't have kids. But I have chaperoned groups of kids at the zoo before, and they all were accounted for and watched the whole time, especially in the exhibit areas. Accidents happen all the time, and guess what? People are held accountable for their actions, even if they are accidents. If someone is texting and driving and hits and kills a pedestrian, that person is charged for it, even though it was clearly an accident. Everyone has sent or read a text while driving, reached around to the back seat to grab something, or have generally been distracted by something in the car. It's a very relatable situation for basically anyone who drives. That doesn't mean when something bad happens because of that negligence the individual isn't held accountable. If this happened to a kid on a field trip, you don't think the school would be facing a massive lawsuit from the parents? If a kid goes into a store and breaks a bunch of merchandise, isn't the parent or guardian held responsible for the damages? It's not fun to be punitive in situations like this, but at the end of the day, someone needs to be held accountable for the fact that a child almost died and a critically endangered animal was killed for no fault of its own. First, as mentioned, if you don't have kids, you really don't understand what it is like, so before you go throwing stones, realize you have never been in such a position before, and just because you chaperoned a group before, it is nothing be being a parent and having to be "on" 100% of the time. This is so incredibly naive. The fault in the argument of everybody who has posted any sentiment resembling the 'you don't understand because you don't have kids' argument is inherent. The fact that you have chosen to have children does not grant you special privileges under the law - that is the essential argument here, and not one of you can or will be able to present a reason that this responsibility is invalid in this case. This argument has been had a thousand times over in the 5 decades since the legal precedent was set, and your side has always ended up being incorrect both legally and in the court of public opinion. The way you folks talk down would be kind of goofy if your arguments hadn't been completely overruled by legal precedent so many times. Similarly, it would be amusing the way young parents equate the call for legal responsibility to 'throwing stones' if it weren't such a blatant attempt at emotional manipulation. You chose to have children and you do not get one single iota of an additional right because of that choice. If you had a theoretical dog that killed an endangered animal, I cannot imagine that you would have the gall to big-league non-pet owners this way. I assume your instinct will be to respond that I wouldn't understand because children are different from pets, but in terms of your legal responsibility, I'll go ahead and head that off - they're not. The way this has become an issue of race, however, is the absolute worst. Not only is it absurd, blame-shifting, and unabashedly racist, it discredits the very real and very unavoidable responsibility any parent of any race would have for the actions of their child. It will only serve to embolden the arguments of people like brutus_buckeye, who think that a little bit of good, old-fashioned finger-wagging will shame non-parents into silence. rockandroller - how does listing facts about the strength of male gorillas impact, in any way, the negligence leading up to this incident? If this situation had occurred in the aviary would the parents be back on the hook for their child's actions? EDIT: Non-parents to non-pet owners. Fact is, your conclusions about the child, parent, etc, are clouded with your perception which is stunted by the fact you do not have kids. This says it all. No facts, no rebuttal, you just know best - perception is stunted by not having kids. You've made my point above for me.
  7. Sounds like a person who has never had kids. Why do you feel the need to blame anyone for this. It was horrific and a tragedy and an accident. Stuff happens, beyond what a reasonable person can plan for. When it does, we need to move forward and prevent it from happening in the future. We do not always need to find someone to punish. The zoo should be commended for their actions here. I am sure it was especially tough to have to put down one of their own whom many people there loved considerably. Before you throw stones at the zoo or the parent, try putting yourself in that situation to see how you would react. You're right, I don't have kids. But I have chaperoned groups of kids at the zoo before, and they all were accounted for and watched the whole time, especially in the exhibit areas. Accidents happen all the time, and guess what? People are held accountable for their actions, even if they are accidents. If someone is texting and driving and hits and kills a pedestrian, that person is charged for it, even though it was clearly an accident. Everyone has sent or read a text while driving, reached around to the back seat to grab something, or have generally been distracted by something in the car. It's a very relatable situation for basically anyone who drives. That doesn't mean when something bad happens because of that negligence the individual isn't held accountable. If this happened to a kid on a field trip, you don't think the school would be facing a massive lawsuit from the parents? If a kid goes into a store and breaks a bunch of merchandise, isn't the parent or guardian held responsible for the damages? It's not fun to be punitive in situations like this, but at the end of the day, someone needs to be held accountable for the fact that a child almost died and a critically endangered animal was killed for no fault of its own. First, as mentioned, if you don't have kids, you really don't understand what it is like, so before you go throwing stones, realize you have never been in such a position before, and just because you chaperoned a group before, it is nothing be being a parent and having to be "on" 100% of the time. This is so incredibly naive. The fault in the argument of everybody who has posted any sentiment resembling the 'you don't understand because you don't have kids' argument is inherent. The fact that you have chosen to have children does not grant you special privileges under the law - that is the essential argument here, and not one of you can or will be able to present a reason that this responsibility is invalid in this case. This argument has been had a thousand times over in the 5 decades since the legal precedent was set, and your side has always ended up being incorrect both legally and in the court of public opinion. The way you folks talk down would be kind of goofy if your arguments hadn't been completely overruled by legal precedent so many times. Similarly, it would be amusing the way young parents equate the call for legal responsibility to 'throwing stones' if it weren't such a blatant attempt at emotional manipulation. You chose to have children and you do not get one single iota of an additional right because of that choice. If you had a theoretical dog that killed an endangered animal, I cannot imagine that you would have the gall to big-league non-pet owners this way. I assume your instinct will be to respond that I wouldn't understand because children are different from pets, but in terms of your legal responsibility, I'll go ahead and head that off - they're not. The way this has become an issue of race, however, is the absolute worst. Not only is it absurd, blame-shifting, and unabashedly racist, it discredits the very real and very unavoidable responsibility any parent of any race would have for the actions of their child. It will only serve to embolden the arguments of people like brutus_buckeye, who think that a little bit of good, old-fashioned finger-wagging will shame non-parents into silence. rockandroller - how does listing facts about the strength of male gorillas impact, in any way, the negligence leading up to this incident? If this situation had occurred in the aviary would the parents be back on the hook for their child's actions? EDIT: Non-parents to non-pet owners.
  8. thebillshark[/member] - in terms of very blue sky thinking, was it you who threw out the idea a few years ago to build a replacement for US Bank Arena on the footprint of the current jail? That is still my favorite pipe dream to envision every time I'm walking by the jail.
  9. Dude, you don't get it at all. Nobody ever implied that this concept wouldn't work - in fact we're all saying the exact opposite. If you think that this is even a remotely original idea in OTR, either that promo video is really working its magic on you or you've never stepped foot in Moerlein or Halfcut. Those bars already have the exact same board game selection, hip social atmosphere, and devoted following of the tabletop gaming community you mention above, and have been thriving for years.
  10. With the exception of Moerlein and Cincy by the Slice, I can't think of a single bar in OTR that has darts or pool. (Maybe the Race Street Inn does, haven't been there in years) Add Neons to that list. EDIT: Neon's to Neons.
  11. There is no, "other" game board bar in OTR. Nor in Cincinnati really, this is pretty much the first full fledged dedicated game board parlor that I've come across here in Cincinnati/NKY There most definitely are "other" board game bars in OTR. Halfcut and Moerlein Malt House have been offering extensive board game collections with significant followings and regular crowds for years. The fact that The Rook is presenting themselves as a 'dedicated board game bar' doesn't make them the first.
  12. Holy smokes that promo video is well done for such a new small business. I would have expected it to be a little bit more celebratory in tone as opposed to such melodrama, though, considering how many other bars in the neighborhood already offer the board game experience. I'd assume the hardcore board game fans who would be most likely to respond to this ultra-nostalgic tone would've found their favorite OTR spot years ago. EDIT: Realized my original wording was confusing - clarifying that board game enthusiasts probably already have a favorite OTR board game bar.
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