August 25, 2010

At the Cincinnati Café...

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... eat the rich.

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30 comments:

Lem said...

How about those Cincinnati Reds?

Meade must be tickled.. red.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

The lovely "Genius of Water." Did you take any photos of the base?

Toy

Penny said...

"Eat the rich."

Hey, I'm down with that!

Penny said...

Clarififying..."down" meant "OK" with that.

Penny said...

Course easy for me to say...

Sitting here with a bin of brownies and a quart of milk.

COULD-NOT-SAY "NO"!

Lem said...
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Methadras said...

"Eat the Rich" then what? Shit on the poor?

Save the world, eat a vegetarian. They certainly won't do it to you.

Lem said...

There is an interesting juxtaposition where the "eat the rich" mural reflects a Cadillac Ranch stake house across the street.

Once upon a time if you owned a Cadillac that meant you were, if not rich, you were on your way.

Like the make model year of the Cadillac shown atop the entrance to the Cadillac Steakhouse, Obama pretends to govern as if we were in the 1960's.. The time of the great society when Lyndon Johnson thought we could spend our way into prosperity.

Except a lot of the spending now is borrowed.. so much so that we even "own" a piece of a Cadillac.. the same way we might charge to eat at the Cadillac Ranch.

Which leads me to reflect about a sea creature I heard about on Charlie Rose; that once it finds an anchor/home it eats its own brain.. the speculation is that because it will not have to move anymore it wont need a brain.

If we want to get stuck, not move, not grow (like a Cadillac) then by all means lets "eat the rich".

edutcher said...

Nice urban nocturnals.

First you explore the wife's backyard, now you go back to Hubbo's old stomping grounds. Nice way to spend August.

The Blonde and I went back to my home in PA about 5 years ago and I couldn't believe how much had changed in 10 years (it seemed like the place never aged before that).

Stay close to your roots, guys.

K said...

Hey...my hometown. Welcome to Porkopolus, where pigs do actually fly. ;)

If you haven't been, make sure to hit Terry's Turf Club out on Eastern Avenue for the best burger in Cincy.

Rocco said...

"Eat the Rich" always reminds me of the entertaining book by P.J. O'Rourke.

Word Verification: Nomensia
Apropos for a comment about a book title.

Pogo said...

"Eat the Rich" is a great book on economics by P. J. O'Rourke. Learned and funny.

Sample it at Google Books.

Pogo said...

Ummm ....ditto.

Howard said...

"not grow (like a Cadillac)"

Have you looked at Cadillacs lately?

Treacle said...

Fuck eating the rich. They're flabby and not much edible meat. You want Skyline Chili.

Suburbanbanshee said...

Maybe it's "eat the rich food". You know, cheesecakes with dark chocolate and caramel, apple pie with cheddar, port wine, baklava....

HDHouse said...

ahh fountain square...

catch the CSO while you are there...I think they are in the pops season still...and a great great orchestra.

El Pollo Real said...

Eat the rich

How about "Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more...I'd like to change the world."

Frank Rich better watch it or somebody could put a fork in it.


wv = "reloids" antacid remedy for anti-war stomach upset.

MadisonMan said...

I hope you visit Jungle Jim's.

Old RPM Daddy said...

Hope you got some Skyline Chili! Goooood eatin!

ricpic said...

Eat the rich and the poor end up eating gummint cheese.

Speaking of eating there's some good solid German food in Cincinnati. Can't remember the name of the restaurant(s) but you can google it easy enough.

ricpic said...

Mecklenburg Gardens at 302 East University Avenue.

Terrific gemutlichkeit German food.

Joe said...

Hope you got some Skyline Chili! Goooood eatin!

Are you crazeeeee?!?! Skyline Chili is awful....spagheti in chili, INDEED.

Big Mike said...

Cincinnati just scored #1 in one special category.

Maybe that's why Meade left?

Old RPM Daddy said...

"Are you crazeeeee?!?!" cried Joe, incredulously. Only crazy like a Cincinnati Chili Fiend, Joe!

One of our dorm-mates back in the early 80s would go home to Lawrenceburg (on the Indiana side of Cincy) every weekend to see his girl. On the way back up to Lafayette, he'd pick up tubs of the stuff (Empress, not Skyline), plus the noodles, plus some Christian Moerlein beer, and that would be Sunday dinner. Such are the memories...

deborah said...

Frank Rich is a big fat idiot, for which see his 'Guns of August' article in August 2009, NYT.

deborah said...

Rocco
>>"Eat the Rich" always reminds me of the entertaining book by P.J. O'Rourke.<<

Which reminds me of something from 'Downsize This,' by Michael Moore...just read the beginning, as it wasn't that funny. But I liked the part where he gives advice to the Rodney King verdict rioters. He drew a crude map of how they could get to Beverly Hills by highway and burn and loot there. Which I thought was hilarious.

LordSomber said...

When someone mentions Cincinnati I think of Sudsy Malone's.
Ah, rock 'n' roll and doing the laundry.

Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

Do another meet up! I couldn't got to the last one.