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What can Blue do for you?

A recent spoof of the fluff piece published in Sunday’s Courier-Journal has been circulating. Just too good not to share ~ Todd Blue, Demolisher First Website:  brokensidewalk.com Song stuck in your head right now: (And the Walls) Come Tumbling Down by John Mellencamp and “Blow Up” by J Cole Phrase you repeat too often:  “It can’t be done” Phrase you would like to outlaw:  “It can’t be done” (unless it is an old building to be saved, then it really can’t be done.) First Concert:  Pink Floyd, the Wall Best Driving Music:  “Money” by Pink Floyd Book on night table…


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Strictly Louisville Around Here

I was asked yesterday about my opinion on the situation in Libya, and I said I just can’t get myself educated on it. Egypt, either. It’s more than enough to even keep up with what’s important and worth knowing around here, at least the items I think are worth having a take on. So now, I’d like to catch up on a big week in LouisvilleKY.com land. China’s Team: I don’t know if J. Bruce Miller’s investment group is from China, Malaysia or Antarctica, but I like the “big idea” thinking that is making talks move forward on an NBA…


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Stoodentz makez a diferenz

Were you ever a young whippersnapper alive with idealism and energy? The good news is that student and youth activism are alive and well at the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast through Student United Way. Student United Way are student-run organizations that inspire college students to give, advocate and volunteer.  They challenge students and ask questions like: Do you feel strongly about providing educational opportunities to children in low-income areas? Do you want to make students aware of the benefits of certain health practices? Student United Way provides students an opportunity to be leaders on their campuses and leaders in…


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Yates on the Southwest: Library, Development are Big Issues

David Yates may be a bit naive, but he’s certainly enthusiastic about his new job as a member of the Metro Council. He is pushing to get the Southwest Library built, and believes that new restaurants and other business will come to Dixie Highway once some improvements are made. Take a look:



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King of the Caucus Takes the Heat on B&B Law

I showed up the Democratic Caucus meeting of the Metro Council on Thursday, just in time to hear some really bad singing of Happy Birthday for Tina Ward-Pugh. The Caucus meetings, though, are a way better way to hear what’s really going on, because it’s in the Caucus meeting that the real debate takes place before the cameras come on at the actual meetings. And yesterday the hot topic was the ordinance restricting what the 15 Bed & Breakfasts in town are allowed to do with their property. Most of these businesses operate quietly in Old Louisville, a point made…



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The Big Idea the Mayor Didn’t Like

Maybe you heard about the big project to encourage new ideas in the city. The Greater Louisville Project and Louisville Public Media promoted a contest in which locals were to generate ideas they thought would be good for the city. The idea was that some new and innovative ideas would be brought forth, and the author of the winning idea would get an audience with the Mayor. Except a funny thing happened. 26 percent of the 2,374 votes cast went to a huge idea that every public official has pooh-poohed on a regular basis. So they changed the rules a…


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Helms Braves ‘Cedar Rapids’

“That was awesome. Super awesome.” Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anna Heche, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Stephen Root, Sigourney Weaver and Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Miguel Arteta Meet Tim Lippe (pronounced lip-ee). Lippe is as mild-mannered and squeaky-clean as they come – no alcohol, no drugs, no cursing, etc. He’s an insurance salesman for BrownStar Insurance in Brown Valley, Wisconsin. He lives alone in a small but nice house and his girlfriend is former teacher Macy Vanderhei (Weaver) who comes over once a week for sex. Tim exists in the small bubble of his comfort zone: has good relations with…


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Deep thoughts on the Royal Wedding… again.

Back in January, I declared I was going to try to get really into the Royal Wedding. I’ve not been very good about this, mostly because I don’t read magazines or gossip blogs. Thus, when a special about William and Kate appeared on TV earlier this week, I forced myself to watch it. You may be laughing, but it really took a lot of effort to maintain my interest. You see, I used to produce cable documentaries for a living, so I have a lot of trouble sitting through them now. My thoughts aren’t of the Royal drama, but of…