Friday, August 07, 2015
Such a shame, it is an interesting place. An old rust belt industrial river city, it has a lot to offer, interesting architecture, a nice river front, a good zoo and a world class art center. There were also a couple of fun things that have come out of the Queen Cincinnati. In the late 90's some thug grabbed the purse of another "little old lady" on the sidewalk in Cincinnati. Oops, wrong lady to screw with, first she was armed and chased him down with her Glock, second, she is a Federal Judge. Forget the purse snatching, she had him charged with assaulting a Federal Judge. The likely punishment for the purse snatching under local law was a small fine and time served. The penalty for assaulting a federal judge is years in federal prison. He appealed his conviction and sentence, and lost. If he has behaved, he might be out by now.
For many of us our first exposure to Cincinnati through the 70's sitcom WKRP. WKRP was a sitcom about a crazy radio station staff set in Cincinnati in the 1970's. Who can forget the great turkey drop, "who would have known turkey's can't fly when you drop them from a helicopter". "So if you ever wondered, wondered what became of me, I am living on the air in Cincinnati - Cincinnati WRKP" I bet you were humming the tune.