Peanut Butter Knife

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


I know things have been quiet around here this week as work has been very busy and exhausting. However, I've got some ideas for future postings. One is going to be a series based on the Tribune's very entertaining 7 Blunders of Chicago, only naturally I'd like to do the "7 Blunders of Cleveland/NE Ohio" and I'd like to get some suggestions on what you think should be included. Ralph Perk's wife going bowling, Burke Lakefront Airport, etc. So, if you have any ideas, leave them in the comments below.


  • At 9:23 PM, Anonymous em dash said…

    Well this response will surely eliminate me from the Growth Association's Christmas card list once and for all...

    Cleveland's biggest blunder was building the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Followed by a close second—not putting a dome on the football stadium.

    Dishonorable mention: Fucking up the Cleveland Schools beyond repair and losing generations of bright, talented kids in the process.

    Blunder-in-the-making? That damnable convention center the business honchos want to build.

  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger 54cermak said…

    Hell, forget the dome. They should have just let the Browns walk. Who needs that giant eyesore on the lake that gets used 10 times a year? But then as a non-football fan thats easy for me to say. Take away my Tribe though...

    The schools are the obvious number 1, so if I do this in descending order that should give me plenty of time to figure out a way to write about this incredibly complex and depressing issue in a short, snarky little blurb.

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger CindyZawadzki said…

    I would say planning the highway(90/2?) as a scenic route which cuts off pedestrian access to the lakefront.

    The Rock Hall doesn't bother me but I think we should have then recieved the induction ceremony.

    Maybe add - sending Progressive out to the burbs. I think that Peter Lewis' company would have done a lot for downtown. (But, I don't know the entire story there) It just seems like he is more committed to revitalizing the area than others.

    And of course, the schools.

  • At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Saw the link on Heights Mom's blog, a good idea.

    How about the smelly steel mills that still pollute downtown Cleveland. From a non-native's POV, its a real problem. Cleveland is never going to attract new business or recreation/tourism downtown as long as it has those stinking mills.

  • At 11:54 PM, Blogger 54cermak said…

    Anon...That is a great suggestion. I hope to start this series next week sometime.


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