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The Origins

Known by several names including green walls, living walls, or vertical gardens, these architectural elements can be found on exteriors or interiors of buildings, and can range in size from just a few square feet to entire walls in atrium spaces. They were first developed by Stanley Hart White, a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, in 1938; he created a patent for his "vegetation-bearing architectonic structure and system," but the invention didn’t really take off. 

The Rise of the Vertical Garden

Fast forward about seven or eight decades, and living walls are some of the most popular, vibrant ways to incorporate plants and greenery indoors and out, often in aesthetically pleasing ways. A green wall is essentially a wall, or part of a wall, that is covered with greenery growing in soil or another type of substrate. Most living walls also incorporate an integrated water delivery system because the classic method of watering plants with a watering can or hose isn’t efficient for vertical walls. 
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Living walls are typically constructed similar to green roofs, where modular panels hold the growing medium that can be either loose soil, mat media, or structural media. 
In order to create a living wall with loose media, loose soil is poured onto a shelf or into a bag, which is then attached to the wall. While these systems can be straightforward to install, the media must be replaced at least once a year for exterior installations and every two years for interior uses because wind and rain can drain or blow away the soil. Because of this, loose media systems are probably best for small-scale living walls or home gardeners. 







As each living green wall is individually designed for a specific project, all walls are different.
‘The interior plants are completely different from those used in exterior walls. The interior plants are tropical plants from the southern hemisphere, or southern states like Florida.’
‘Plants for the exterior are chosen based on climate zone as it’s important to use the correct plants in the correct zones. Plants are chosen that will survive in a zone higher than the location’s climate. For example, if you are in Boston we’d pick plants that could survive in a more northern climate. Therefore, the further south you go the more species of plants that will grow and so a wider choice of plants is available for use,’ says Matt Hills, Architect I with Ambius.
When vertical gardens are used on the interiors of buildings, they can help improve air quality not only because plants naturally remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen-rich air, but also because plants can filter the air around them by absorbing and cleaning pollutants. When they’re used inside, living green walls frequently act as a three-dimensional, living piece of artwork, providing an aesthetic component as well as a health element. 





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Fairmont history: When East met West and other cool facts
By Rachel Sheidler, Staff Writer|
March 3, 2013
Imagine a Fairmont where students only have four minutes between classes instead of six, and the girls never wear jeans. Or try to picture a Fairmont High School without South Unit or any freshmen.
It’s hard to fathom, but that’s what the school was like back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, according to Fairmont Athletic Secretary Jonnie Shoemacher, a 1969 graduate of Fairmont West.
But to truly understand the school’s history, one must go back to 1902.
From four rooms to two high schools
In 1902, classes for high school students were held in the G.A.R. Hall on Dorothy Lane at the corner of Wilmington Pike. By the fall of 1906, a four-room high school was constructed at the northwest corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane. In 1922, an increasing student population led to the construction of a larger version of the four-room high school, this one on the northeast corner of Far Hills and Dorothy Lane.
All three of these buildings have since been demolished, but the “new” high school building constructed in 1929 on Far Hills Avenue at the corner of Storms Road is still standing today. That building, the D.L. Barnes Building, served as the area’s high school until 1957, when it was converted into Barnes Junior High School. Today, it is home to the Kettering Board of Education and many other educational programs.
In 1957, a new Fairmont High School was built on Shroyer Road at the site of the current high school.
The school’s mascot was a Dragon.
However, the baby boom that followed the end of World War II meant that Fairmont High School was bursting at the seams by the early 1960s. The solution was to open a second high school, sadly named "Fairmont East," in the fall of 1963. (The building that housed Fairmont East High School is now Kettering Middle School.)
Fairmont East adopted the Falcon as its mascot, while the original Fairmont High School became Fairmont West and retained the Dragon mascot.
When enrollment started to decline in the early 1980s, Fairmont East and West combined again in 1983 to form today’s Kettering Fairmont High School. The schools combined their mascots (a Dragon and a Falcon) and the Firebirds were born.
When the Firebird is flipped
The Dragon appears!
‘So many differences …’
Shoemacher started her high school career a few years after the high school split into two. Comparing Fairmont West to Fairmont now, she realizes that “there are so many differences, it isn’t even funny.”
For example, while a Fairmont student today may spend the whole school day without setting foot outside, that wasn’t always the case. “The units were all separated,” Shoemacher said. “There were no interior connectors, so you had to go outside to get to various buildings.”
Assistant Activities Coordinator Roger Bauser, a 1964 Fairmont grad, remembers that as well. “You can now have the best of both worlds because on those beautiful days in the fall and spring, students have the option to walk outside as well,” he said. Construction to enclose the units wasn’t completed until 1995.
Bauser also describes the early Fairmont High School as “a school within a school. If you were assigned to West Unit, your classes were in West Unit and you stayed there throughout the day,” he said. “You really got to know all the people in that particular building.”
Although Fairmont has been on the same land since 1957, the school has dramatically expanded over time. Bauser says he can recall a time when there was no Recital Hall, Commons, Performing Arts Center or Career Tech Center.
Future Kettering CTC program geared to give students 'huge leg up' on  in-demand medical jobs, business, health care
Shoemacher added that when she was in school, there was no South Unit and freshmen weren’t a part of the high school.
Dress codes to detentions
Aside from the huge changes in the building, behaviors and attitudes have changed over the years as well.
“I never came to school in anything but a skirt or dress. Girls couldn’t wear pants, ever,” Shoemacher said. “Language was a lot stricter and detentions were more freely given.”
Shoemacher added that the school isn’t quite as clean as it used to be, and changes in punishment might be to blame. “If somebody got in trouble, you had to either scrub the walls in the halls or scrape gum off tables,” she said. “The punishments were different.”
Academics, outreach and sports
Bauser also noted that the organization and curriculum is “so much more sophisticated and complicated than it ever was when I was in school.”
In fact, to fit the rapidly changing curriculum for high school students, Fairmont went from having six 55-minute periods to seven 50-minute periods since Bauser was in school. “It was a response to increased graduation requirements. Students needed a bit more flexibility in their schedule,” Bauser said.
Shoemacher said that when she was a high school student, there wasn’t a lot of variety in classes. “You basically had the option of college prep classes or just making it through high school,” she said. Students didn’t have access to college courses, and the elective options were limited.
Bauser also marvels at the growth of opportunities to reach out to the community. “Things like Spirit Chain, adopting families at Christmas time, the major food drive, and the blood drive are opportunities that weren’t presented to teenagers back then,” he said. “Our students have consistently responded to those needs.”
Centerville, Kettering Fairmont form Spirit Chain
Fairmont and Centerville Spirit Chain
In addition to the increase in academic and volunteering opportunities, Shoemacher noted that today’s girls have far more opportunities to play scholastic sports. The sports change was driven by Title IX, a 1972 law that requires gender equity for boys and girls in educational programs that receive federal funding.
An avid athlete in high school, Shoemacher remembers when they wouldn’t even pull the bleachers out for girls’ basketball games. “They would only set up a few chairs in case some parents came, but sometimes parents didn’t even come to the game,” she said. “You played for the love of the game, not for an audience.”
Shoemacher says the biggest change she sees in the school is the effects of technology. “Teenagers today don’t pay as much attention now as teenagers did in the past about what is going on in our country. Part of it is dealing with being bombarded by media and technology,” she said. “When I was in high school, you had to be a bit more active in your research, which I think is a good thing. I think getting all the technology constantly now just teaches people to react and not to research. You can’t always rely on the Internet.”
With all the differences over generations, however, Shoemacher says one factor has stayed the same. “Kids are kids. We are so fortunate that we have great kids; we always have.”
Bauser said he thinks the teachers at Fairmont are also a huge asset to the community. “I would hold Fairmont’s staff up against any staff in the state. Kettering is a great place to raise a family and send your kids to school,” he said. “I sometimes wonder why people would want to move away.”
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Richard Hoppe Obituary - Dayton, OH
1939 - 2021
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A steady stream of friends and family members visited Dick Hoppe at Hospice of West Chester in recent months, adding a happy final chapter to a full life.
“It was just such a blessing,” said Hoppe’s wife, Linda. “At first, I was afraid it was too much for him. I talked to the doctor, and he said he perked up with every visit even though he couldn’t communicate fully. They would come and tell stories and laugh. He just enjoyed it so much. It was a complete blessing. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Hoppe died on July 24, two days after his 82nd birthday. He battled a rare form of Parkinson’s disease but was active until March when he entered hospice, Linda said.
“He was pretty lucky that way,” Linda said. “He had a good life until almost the end.”
Hoppe made his name on the football field, coaching Fairmont West to a 67-30-3 record in 10 seasons (1968-78). He spent time on the staff at the University of Dayton, and he also coached five seasons as an assistant at Alter and was part of the staff in 2008 when the Knights won a state championship.
1977 Yearbook
Hoppe followed that with three seasons as an assistant at Waynesville. He and Linda also spent 16 winters in Naples, Fla., and Hoppe helped the Naples High School (Fla.) football team condition in the offseason in 10 of those winters.
Football was a big part of his life — but just one part of it. The Hoppes ran Crazy Quilt Antiques in Waynesville after Dick retired from teaching at Fairmont. They traveled the world. They raised two daughters. They enjoyed spending time with their four grandchildren.
“We’ve done everything on our bucket list,” Linda said. “We’ve had a magical life together. It’s gone several directions, but it always came back to coaching. He had the most amazing rapport with kids.”
Several of those kids, now adults, talked about their coach this week, looking back at his life and marveling at how he influenced them.
Tim Kritzer, a 1975 Fairmont West graduate who now lives in Pendleton, Ind., played for Hoppe’s most famous team: the group that finished 10-0 in 1974.
“The first thing he tried to impress upon us was the tradition of Fairmont football,” Kritzer said, “having unbridled pride in the purple jersey and in the concept of team itself. It was all about the history of the program and about the people that have come before us to lay the groundwork for such a rich tradition of football history.”
The 1974 team added a memorable chapter to that tradition, completing the first perfect season in school history with a 33-21 victory against Wayne on Nov. 8, 1974.
“I think this is the best team the Western Ohio League has ever had,” Hoppe told Dave Long, of the Dayton Daily News, after the game.
John Spears, a 1976 Fairmont West graduate who now lives in Newnan, Ga., was a junior on that team and called Hoppe a great man.
“He instilled a lot of character in us,” Spears said. “A lot of hard work went into that team.”
Bob Kesling, a 1972 Fairmont West graduate who is the longtime play-by-play voice for Tennessee Volunteers football and men’s basketball teams, saw that hard work on the 1969, 1970 and 1971 teams.
1969 Yearbook
“He was so intense and just such a stickler for fundamentals and toughness,” Kesling said. “That was back in the days when you didn’t get water during practice. You got salt pills because water made you weak and all that kind of stuff. He’d get up there every year and would tell us this story about going to the Hall of Fame Game in Canton every year.
“This one year, he was coming back, driving his little Volkswagen, and the Volkswagen quit. It just broke down on the way back. He said at first he started feeling sorry for the Volkswagen, and then the more he thought about it, the madder he got. Then he just started kicking the Volkswagen because if the Volkswagen had any guts, it wouldn’t have quit on him. He said, ‘I don’t want you guys quitting on me. If you’re going to quit, you quit right now. Don’t quit during the season. Don’t quit during the middle of the journey. We’re not going to put up with that.’”
I'm writing about the life of Dick Hoppe today. He coached Fairmont West to a 10-0 season in 1974. He later spent time at UD, Alter and Waynesville. His wife Linda said he lived a magical life and was thrilled by the amount of visitors he had in recent months.
— David Jablonski (@DavidPJablonski) July 28, 2021
Kesling will deliver the eulogy at a celebration of Hoppe’s life at Tobias Funeral Home on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering on Saturday, while Kritzer will emcee the event.
Kesling kept in touch with Hoppe over the years. They got together in New York City in 2010 when 1972 Fairmont West grad Chet Moeller, who played at Navy, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Kesling also helped arrange one of Hoppe’s great college football experiences one year when Hoppe visited him in Knoxville. When Lane Kiffin was the Tennessee coach in 2009, his dad Monte Kiffin, one of the game’s great defensive minds, was the defensive coordinator and allowed Hoppe to observe film sessions and practices for three days.
Hoppe’s life in football began when he was a player. He graduated from Fairmont in 1957 and then played at Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating from the school in Delaware in 1963. He then earned a master’s degree from Miami University. Following graduate, he was hired to teach at Fairmont and started coaching seventh-grade football at Southdale. According to his obituary, his first team was undefeated.
No team left a larger mark on Hoppe’s life, however, than that undefeated 1974 team, which reunited in 2014 at Roush Stadium.
Lowell Vorpe, who assisted Hoppe throughout his tenure at Fairmont and then succeeded him as head coach in 1978, remembers the team well and marvels at the impact Hoppe had on so many players and coaches.
“He was like an older brother to me,” Vorpe said. “I was the oldest in my family. I didn’t have an older brother. He was about six years older, and for me personally, he’s probably one of about four people that were most influential in my life along with my father and grandfather and my younger brother. He not only developed athletes and students but coaches and assistant coaches. He was a mentor to us. I think there were like 17 coaches that worked with him under him, and many of those guys, once we left football, became superintendents of schools or principals, leadership types.”
Hoppe is survived by Linda, his wife of 61 years; daughters, Heidi (Mark) Johnson and Mindy (Rinaldo) DiSalvo; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Kristina Johnson and Gina and Ronnie DiSalvo; and brother-in-law Steve Milby. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Affinity Hospice of West Chester.
Beloved Fairmont West coach Hoppe dies at 82 after living a 'magical life'


Richard Hoppe and his family and friends are pictured at his 80th birthday part in 2019. At left is Mickey and Ruth Ann Morgan, the Hoppes' best friends. Mickey Morgan was the athletic director at Fairmont. Photo courtesy of Linda Hoppe.






Richard Hoppe, center, is pictured with his family: wife Linda; daughters Mindy DiSalvo (Rinaldo) and Heidi Johnson (Mark) and Mama DiSalvo (their son-in-law’s mother) in Naples, Fla., in 2020.







Bob Kesling, Richard Hoppe and Chet Moeller are pictured at the Waldorf Astoria for Moeller's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame 2010. Kesling and Moeller played for Hoppe at Fairmont High School.





Sue Saunders

July 27, 2021

Coach Hoppe taught me in the excellent drivers Ed program at Fairmont West in the late 1960s. He was the quintessential patient coach for this nervous driver. I will never forget his admonition “Aim high when steering.”

I’ve used that advice not only when driving, but also when steering down the winding road of life. As with all good teachers, Mr. Hoppe likely did not know of all the ways his lessons made a difference.

May the good memories of this wonderful man be a blessing.

Dr. Sue Saunders, Fairmont West ‘68




Jennifer Ruef- Sturgis ‘83

July 28, 2021

Dear Linda and Mindy,

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Hoppe’s passing, He was one of a kind and a favorite teacher for me. My sister Barbie graduated in 1970 and she reminded me of the wonderful and popular football coach he was for her class and friends. I knew him as my driving teacher and Mindy’s Dad. After recently teaching my 3 sons to drive, it was amazing how many little things I remembered from my driving class, don’t drive in thick hiking boots- you’re better to drive without shoes or the fog is just reflected in high beams! He was awesome and I’m sure he was a wonderful husband and father/grandfather. Take comfort in your memories- he was a great man!!







July 28, 2021

I wrestled for Coach Hoppe as a sophomore and junior, in 1966 and 1967 at Fairmont West until he left to coach college football in Indiana. He was the best wrestling coach I ever had. I credit him as why I became a wrestling coach for the last twenty years in Worthington.



Jeff Whitehead

July 26, 2021

Thank you Coach for a life so wonderfully lived. My experience with you as my coach in '76 was the very best of my high school years. I've repeated your sayings throughout adulthood like "If you run with dogs you'll get the fleas" but your dedication to excellence, your enthusiasm, and belief in me and every kid has influenced me throughout my entire life. I regret not be able to tell you this on this side of heaven but its true for eternity.



























































































































































































































































































































































Montgomery County was founded on May 1, 1803  and is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153,making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.
Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.





Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was an Irish soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the unsuccessful 1775 invasion of Quebec.
Montgomery was born and raised in Ireland. In 1754, he enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin, and two years later joined the British Army to fight in the French and Indian War. He steadily rose through the ranks, serving in North America and then the Caribbean. After the war he was stationed at Fort Detroit during Pontiac's War, following which he returned to Britain for health reasons. In 1773, Montgomery returned to the Thirteen Colonies, married Janet Livingston, and began farming.
When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Montgomery took up the Patriot cause, and was elected to the New York Provincial Congress in May 1775. In June 1775, he was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Continental Army. After Philip Schuyler became too ill to lead the invasion of Canada, Montgomery took over. He captured Fort St. Johns and then Montreal in November 1775, and then advanced to Quebec City, where he joined another force under the command of Benedict Arnold. On December 31, he led an attack on the city, but was killed during the battle. The British found his body and gave him an honorable burial. His remains were moved to New York City in 1818.
Fort Montgomery, a massive masonry fortification mounting 125 guns on Lake Champlain was named for the General. Its construction begun in 1844, it was designed to guard the strategically important frontier between Canada and the United States; only ruins remain today.
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Montgomery has several places named after him. Counties named for him are to be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas, IllinoisIndiana, Kansas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky. Cities and towns named for him most notably include Montgomery, Alabama, that state's capital and second largest city, as well as Montgomery, Minnesota and Montgomery, Vermont. There is a township in New Jersey, a town and village in New York, and a town in Massachusetts as well.
 Montgomery Place, a mansion in Barrytown, New York, was constructed in 1803 and named in his honor by his widow. General Montgomery had planned it before his departure from Grassmere in 1775, and construction was originally planned to start in 1776.
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In 1797, Daniel C. Cooper laid out Mad River Road, the first overland connection between Cincinnati and Dayton, opening the "Mad River Country" to settlement. Ohio was admitted into the Union in 1803, and the village of Dayton was incorporated in 1805 and chartered as a city in 1841. The city was named after Jonathan Dayton, a captain in the American Revolutionary War who signed the U.S. Constitution and owned a significant amount of land in the area. In 1827, construction on the Dayton–Cincinnati canal began, which would provide a better way to transport goods from Dayton to Cincinnati and contribute significantly to Dayton's economic growth during the 1800s.




Between the 1940s and the 1970s, the city saw significant growth in suburban areas from population migration. Veterans were returning from military service in large numbers seeking industrial and manufacturing jobs, a part of the local industry that was expanding rapidly. Advancements in architecture also contributed to the suburban boom. New, modernized shopping centers and the Interstate Highway System allowed workers to commute greater distances and families to live further from the downtown area. More than 127,000 homes were built in Montgomery County during the 1950s.
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In a small bend of the Great Miami River, with canals on the east and south, it can be fairly said, without infringing on the rights of others, that Dayton is the gem of all our interior towns. It possesses wealth, refinement, enterprise, and a beautiful country, beautifully developed. Best of Dayton 2019 winners | Dayton, Ohio

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The area where the city of Kettering now lies was settled from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, largely as farmland. The population in the area started to grow, prompting the creation of (now defunct) Van Buren Township in 1841. In November 1952, township voters approved incorporating as the Village of Kettering. (In 1953, the western portion of the village voted to secede, forming a new township, which is now the City of Moraine)
{Ed. note, We dodged a bullet there. Secede? Sure, Go on ahead.}
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Marion’s Piazza is proud of our success and our mission is driven daily by our customer. Marion’s Piazza’s years of success just didn’t happen. The tireless guidance of our founder, Marion Glass, built this tradition over 50 years. To Marion, every customer was special.
“My family was poor,” Glass told the Dayton Daily News in 1976. “I dropped out of Kiser High School when I was a junior. I wasn’t afraid to work and I wanted to learn.”
In the 1930s, Glass organized a group of boys to take to the streets on bicycles and sell ice cream bars.
“We would have big days when Ringling Brothers Circus would come to the fairgrounds,” said Glass. “People would come out by the hundreds to watch them set up the tents and we would sell a lot of ice cream to them.”
Selling the frozen treat eventually led to store fronts on Xenia Avenue and then North Main Street. After World War II, Glass opened his own vending company and maintained 1,000 cigarette and candy machines in a 40-mile area.

On August 19, 1965, after investing his life savings, Marion Glass opened a pizza restaurant at 460 Patterson Road in Dayton Ohio called Marion’s Piazza.



Glass was an owner of three franchises for the larger Dayton-area Cassano's Pizza King chain. Glass said he wanted his own restaurant because he wanted to offer a dining-room experience as opposed to the mostly delivery and carry-out options.
His departure from Cassano's came a year after what the Dayton Daily News dubbed the "pizza wars". A fellow franchisee, Ron Holp, broke off and opened his own restaurant, which led to a lawsuit between Holp and Cassano's, in which Holp was accused of stealing pizza dough from the company. After Holp won the case, Glass asked if he could buy dough for Marion's. While Holp would not sell it, his wife showed Glass how to make the dough



When Marion opened his restaurant, it was a first for pizza establishments in Dayton as he offered seating for over 200 customers in his dining room (all other pizza parlors at that time only offered carryout service with no inside dining).
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The community had never seen a restaurant like the one at 460 Patterson Road in Dayton, where a large deluxe pizza cost $2.50. The restaurant had seating for 200, four pizza ovens and the largest walk in cooler in town, according to a 1965 article in the Dayton Herald.
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Marion selected the name Marion’s Piazza because he liked the idea of an outdoor cafe but realized that this concept would not be successful in Ohio’s climate.
Marion therefore, successfully brought the outdoors inside with an Italian piazza, or courtyard, and thus the name Marion’s Piazza was born.
Marion developed a thin crust pizza (now often referred to as “Dayton Style” pizza). By using only the finest ingredients on his pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads, Marion’s Piazza soon became a Dayton favorite!
Over the years, Marion’s Piazza has grown to nine locations in the Dayton area. Since dine-in has always been king at Marion’s Piazza (the nine locations seat between 275 to over 500 each), the restaurants have been a gathering place for sports teams, birthday celebrations, reunions, graduation parties and anniversary celebrations.
A longstanding relationship with Kenley Players Summer Theater from 1966 through 1995 brought many of Hollywood’s best known stars to Dayton and to Marion’s Piazza; stars like Frankie Avalon, Mickey Rooney, Joel Gray and Sally Field to name a few.
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Daytonians Rob Lowe and Martin Sheen still frequent Marion’s Piazza when in Dayton.
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Of the over 250 Hollywood Stars to dine at Marion’s Piazza, Henry Winkler drew the largest crowd in 1975 when over 2,000 people made reservations to see him.
One of the distinct characteristics of every Marion's Piazza location is the photos found on the walls. From 1966 to 1995, the Kenley Players would hold cast parties at Marion's after their summer theatre performances. Today, the walls are filled with black and white photographs of the parties. Many of the photos are autographed by the celebrities. The photographs include celebrities such as Paul Lynde, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Sandy Duncan, Sally Field, McLean Stevenson, Barry Williams, Gary Sandy, Loni Anderson, Robert Goulet, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Tim Conway, Morgan Fairchild, Dom DeLuise, Joyce DeWitt, Billy Crystal, Bill Bixby, Karla DeVito, Rip Taylor, and George Hamilton among others and patrons like Gary Hutton's parents Jack and Jackie Hutton.
Although Marion’s Piazza founder Marion Glass, passed away in 2006 at the age of 92, the business continues to be owned by the Glass family and run by Marion’s son Roger Glass. Today, Marion’s Piazza is still serving its award winning pizzas the way it has for the past 50 years!

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Marion's Piazza: Story behind Dayton Ohio's famous square-cut pizza

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There's never been a shortage of
pizza places in Dayton/Kettering
Our family most ate the square pieces from Cassano's
Once Marion's Piazza came to Town & Country in 1991 we mostly switched.
But we ate many Cassano's pizzas,
and their classic subs
over the years.
The beloved pizza business was founded June 4, 1953
Dayton’s first bite of pizza came from the back of a Kettering party supply and grocery store.
Vic Cassano Sr., the son of Italian immigrants, and his mother-in-law, Caroline “Mom” Donisi, started Dayton’s first pizza shop. Cassano’s Pizza King opened in a 20-by-15 foot room at West Schantz Avenue and Patterson Boulevard in 1953.
Known locally at the start as “Vic & Mom’s,” the restaurant was built was the tireless work of the family, including Cassano’s wife, Anne.
“It was my mom and grandma who stayed up late at night, rolling dough and making tomato sauce and slicing pepperoni,” the couple’s daughter Cindy Cassano McElroy told the Dayton Daily News in 2008.
Photographs in the Dayton Daily News archive captured Cassano taste-testing the square-cut pizza piled with toppings to ensure the taste and quality.
The pizza was popular with Dayton palates. Five years after the back-room start, there were 16 Cassano’s pizza shops in the area.
A 1965 Dayton Daily News article made special note of the opening of the 30th store at 2178 N. Gettysburg Avenue.
The “new pizza house with Italian décor” was described in the story as a training center for the rapidly expanding chain and the template for things to come.
Draft beer was available at the new site, as was a venue for live entertainment. A Centerville folk-singing group, “The Ten of Us,” helped kick things off.
People couldn’t get enough of the Pizza King’s combinations of pepperoni, sausage and cheese. The company grew to 125 stores over the following three decades, and by the 1970s the company ranked in the top four pizza chains in the country.
“The fun of the free enterprise system is that you can go as far as you want if you are willing to offer a little more than the average person,” Cassano Sr. told the Dayton Daily News in March 1974.
A few years after Cassano Sr. retired in 1986, his son Vic Cassano Jr. bought the company. Today the third generation runs the company.
More than 60 years after it was founded, Cassano’s Pizza King was honored in 2016 by the State of Ohio with a historical marker outside the company headquarters in Kettering. The marker commemorates the pizza chain’s contribution to the state’s history.





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Sure, I nap everyday.


I ignore the reports and articles on

sleep deprivation.


Do you nap?




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By the digits

$136 billion: Annual cost in the US of lost productivity due to sleepiness, according to a 2018 study

$78.7 billion: Worldwide revenue from sleep assistance products in 2019

$12,985: Cost of a single MetroNap EnergyPod

35%: Share of Americans who say they get six or fewer hours of sleep a night, according to a 2014 CDC report

7-9: Hours of sleep a night recommended for adults

6.8: Hours of sleep Americans get per night on average, according to a 2013 Gallup poll

7.1: Hours of sleep Spaniards get per night on average, as of 2017

70%: Share of Brits who sleep less than seven hours per night, per a 2013 report

6.5: Average hours of sleep for “an average Chinese working professional in an urban metropolis,” as of 2018

0.5 to 2.5: Hours of sleep astronauts lose nightly compared to when they are on earth



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Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a 12-year study by UC San Francisco scientists. 

The researchers used wrist-mounted sensors to track sleep–wake habits over five days in nearly 3,000 men over the age of 65 living in community housing situations, then followed-up with cognitive assessments over the subsequent years. 

The authors previously reported that men who napped for more than an hour a day at the beginning of the study were two to three times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease within 11 years. Now, a study published June 18, 2019 in Alzheimer's & Dementia extends those results to suggest that napping may also precede the risk of dementia and cognitive decline more broadly. 



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The study found that men who had napped for an average of two hours or more per day at the beginning of the study were 66 percent more likely to develop clinically significant cognitive impairment than men who had only napped for 30 minutes or less a day. Excessive napping was most strongly linked to later cognitive impairment in men who slept well at night, suggesting that night-time sleep disruption was unlikely to directly explain the relationship, though more subtle interactions could not be ruled out.


Napping: how long should you nap for? What are the benefits?


Napping feels awesome because it refreshes both mind and body, perhaps because the brain is doing housekeeping.

Mental: Naps as short as six minutes can improve the part of long-term memory related to the ability to recall facts and knowledge. Just 20-30 minutes improves motor skills (even typing) and alertness, while 30-60 will boost decision-making skills. NASA found that a 40-minute snooze improved performance by 34% in military pilots and astronauts—and improved alertness 100%. Another study that tested subjects on visual perceptions found that they performed just as well after a 90-minute nap as they did after a full eight hours of sleep.

Physical: Naps aren’t just good for your brain; your body benefits, too. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived individuals who can snag a couple of quick catnaps experience lowered levels of cytokines (too many cytokines can damage organs) and norepinephrine (adrenaline that can cause high blood pressure, anxiety, and heart palpitations).

Economic: The Wilson Quarterly reports that a 2011 study found that a lack of sleep, and the exhaustion that inevitably follows, costs the US $63.2 billion per year in lost productivity. Other studies show that a quick 20-30 minute nap boosts job performance by up to 34% thanks to decreased stress, increased attention to detail, and improved cognitive abilities. Nappers are also less prone to impulsive decisions and have a higher tolerance to frustration.










Where did the siesta come from?

The word “siesta” comes from the Latin sexta, according to Juan José Ortega, somnologist and vice president of the Spanish Society of Sleep. “The Romans stopped to eat and rest at the sixth hour of the day. If we bear in mind that they divided periods of light into 12 hours, then the sixth hour corresponds in Spain to the period between 1pm (in winter) and 3pm (in summer).”

So how did an Italian practice become so synonymous with Spanish culture? In a word: war. After the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, many people worked two jobs to support their families. The two-hour break was perfectly situated to allow workers to come home and grab a brief respite between shifts, eat a meal, take a nap, and spend time with family.

The practice may be winding down in Spain—60% of Spaniards say they never siesta, perhaps because high unemployment means workers want to show their bosses that they’re pulling long hours. But other countries still participate, including Greece, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nigeria, Italy, and China, where “heads down” time after lunch is considered a constitutional right.




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Here are the current instructions


for an earthquake






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A 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area Monday evening, June 28th.
The epicenter was less than a mile from where I live.
The temblor was felt across a wide swath of the region, but there were no reports of damage.
That earthquake occurred less than a mile from Ashland, Calif., less than a mile from San Leandro, Calif.
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In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
I experienced it from my kitchen as a strong 3 second shake. Everything shook. No damage. No injuries.
Drove up to the epicenter tonight. There were no signs of the shaking. Sat on the grass in a park and watched a father showing his son how to shoot baskets. Normal.
So this turned out to be a fun quake.
No harm, no foul, just a bit of
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Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.70617°N / 122.12233°W
A woman who lives just 3 miles from the epicenter of the quake said it was so strong, "it felt like my house was going to fall off the foundation."
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) -- A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday evening, according to the USGS.
It was felt across the Bay Area from San Francisco to Castro Valley and much of the East Bay.


"It was almost like you could feel it coming," said Vicky Esquivel, who was home watching TV in Hayward, about three miles from the epicenter, when she felt a jolt so strong she thought someone ran into her house.


"With a big truck, not a car! I felt like my house was going to fall off the foundation. I was so scared and then I just screamed and ran into the living room and my husband and I both looked at each other and said earthquake."
Esquivel is a longtime Bay Area resident and remembers the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. "Usually you feel the shaking, this was totally different. So I wonder if the closer you are to it, the more you're going to get that bang, instead of all the shaking."
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In thirty-nine years in California I've experienced hundreds of mostly small quakes.
The 1989 Loma Prieta quake was a sad shit-stirrer of death and damage. I was home from work ready for the massively hyped Bay Bridge World Series between the SF Giants and the Oakland A's. Felt a strong jolt. No immediate damages. Then for hours on TV/radio incredible destruction. Interstate Freeway 880 was half a block from my 4th floor office window. It pancaked. It was beyond scary with power out and so much mangled infrastructure. Few cell phones existed and they weren't working any better than dead landlines.
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It lasted for less than a minute, as short as 15 seconds in some Bay Area neighborhoods, but the memories of the deadly and destructive 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake still linger.
The quake claimed 63 lives, injured nearly 4,000 and caused widespread damage. It also altered the Bay Area landscape forever. Gone was the Cypress Structure on Highway 880 on Oakland, the Embarcadero and a portion of the Central Freeway.
To live in California is to make a wary peace with an existential dichotomy: breathtaking weather, astounding natural beauty, bounteous food and wine, stimulating multiculturalism and … the possibility of imminent, unpredictable disaster. Depending on where we live, Californians are just one spark, one mudslide, or, yes, one earthquake away from severe destruction—a reality that can be met with fatalism, fear, or some combination of both, but one that is omnipresent, if surprisingly easy to forget.
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A history of the area's favorite amusement parks
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51 years ago, on June 15, 1970, the Taft Broadcasting Company broke ground and began the construction of Kings Island led by the Charles V. Maescher & Co. Construction firm.






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At the time of the ground breaking, the park had yet to be named but was later dubbed Kings Island, after the town of Kings Mills in which the park was build and its predecessor located on the Banks of the Ohio River, Coney Island. By the end of the year construction of the Eiffel Tower, Royal Fountain and The Racer roller coaster was underway.











Early in its history, Kings Island appeared in popular sitcoms


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The park received widespread recognition for its record-breaking attractions and events. One of the park's most well-known attractions, The Racer, is often credited with reviving worldwide interest in roller coasters during the 1970s.






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Others, such as The Beast and Banshee, have set several world records, some of which remain standing. The largest investment in park history is Orion, a giga coaster opened in July 2020. The park has also suffered through times of negative publicity, particularly surrounding the early demise of roller coasters The Bat and Son of Beast.





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During Coney Island’s final season in 1971, a preview center for Kings Island was set up on the midway featuring a model replica of the new park, as well as a short film showing guests what would make Kings Island beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.







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Coney Island is a small water park located on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the downtown area in Anderson Township. The park sits directly adjacent to Riverbend Music Center and Belterra Park. Beginning in 1870, the original owner called the area Parker's Grove, which was later renamed Ohio Grove, The Coney Island of the West after the Ohio Grove Corporation purchased the park in 1886. The name was shortened to Coney Island the following season. Growth over the years spawned dozens of rides and attractions which led to its popularity as an amusement destination.








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Coney Island was sold to Taft Broadcasting in 1969 with intentions to move the park to a new, larger destination away from frequent flooding. The new park opened as Kings Island in 1972, although Coney Island's Sunlite Pool remained opened. Rides eventually returned, and additional investments and improvements were made to the Sunlite Pool area. These changes, along with the opening of the nearby Riverbend Music Center in 1984, allowed the park's attendance and profitability to recover. In 2019, Coney Island focused its operations exclusively on its water park amenities and removed other amusement rides.







Coney Island became a Cincinnati institution. However, the park's proximity to the river made it prone to frequent flooding. In 1968, park management entered into talks with Taft Broadcasting for the purpose of developing a new park on higher ground. Taft responded by buying Coney Island outright in 1969, and construction began the following year on a new site located in Deerfield Township of Warren County 25 miles (40 km) north of Cincinnati along Interstate 71. Coney Island closed its amusements on September 6, 1971, as most of its rides were moved to the newly completed Kings Island theme park.






LeSourdsville Lake







LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park was an amusement park located in Monroe, Ohio. Opening in 1922 as a family picnic and campground, LeSourdsville Lake transformed in the 1940s to an amusement park with rides, attractions, and an arcade. In 1977, the name was changed to Americana Amusement Park. Following an electrical fire in 1990 that caused over $5 million in damages, the park fell into decline and was eventually closed in 1999. Under new ownership, the park briefly opened again in 2002, returning to the name LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park, but after failed attempts to turn a profit, it closed permanently. The park's remaining rides and attractions were either demolished or sold. As of 2017 The City of Monroe, Ohio is developing the former park into a city park and regional bicycle trail.

The 1960s ushered in a prosperity for the 40-year-old park. Former Cedar Point concessionaires Howard Berni and Frank Murru were successful in their purchase of the park for $550,000. They took over in 1961 and quickly continued the renovation effort that stopped prematurely when Don Dazey died. The WING radio Lesourdsville Lake WING FLING featured on air personalities, Lou Swanson, Rod Williams, Jim Smith and a famous sign off by Gene By Golly Barry.




A Heinrich Wild Mouse roller coaster was the newest ride to greet visitors for the 1961 season.






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In addition, an 18-hole miniature golf course and a new Arcade

building were built at the end of the midway next to the

Screechin' Eagle roller coaster. The park also featured a native

Hawaiian ornamental garden with hand carved Tiki and live palm

trees. Unfortunately, the year was plagued by abnormal amount of rain

which affected attendance. At the end of the season, the area's first

"pay one price plan" was established. For $1.65 for adults and

75 cents for children customers could ride all day.








In 1964, Middletown resident William "Bill" Barr became a partner in

the park and contributed his creative ideas and endless energy to help

make LeSourdsville Lake the favorite park for hundreds of thousands

of patrons. Between 1962 and 1969, a number of attractions were

added to the LeSourdsville Lake line-up, including a NAD train

(called the Iron Horse)



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a remodeled Haunted House, and a new theme area called

Tombstone Territory. The big band names of Jack Huntlemen, Sammy

Kaye, Buddy Rogers and Bobby Grayson were slowly replaced by

regular appearances by WLW's Bob Braun


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WKRC's Glenn "Skipper" Ryle







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and a host of television stars, movie celebrities and music acts.









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By the mid-1970s, LeSourdsville Lake was drawing about 600,000 patrons annually. The opening of Kings Island amusement park just a few miles away in nearby Mason, Ohio in 1972 didn't dampen the spirits of Howard Berni. "We wish them luck," said Howard in an interview in the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The first year we may feel a pinch because the local people will be curious, but we don't anticipate it will be to the point where it will bother our business. On the other hand, if Kings Island brings in the tourist, we will benefit from the overflow. We aren't going to fade away. They have the worries, not us."











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Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Leadsheet (Melody Notated) By Otis  Redding - Digital Sheet Music For Lead Sheet - Download & Print  H0.709627-743000 | Sheet Music Plus
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“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is inarguably Otis Redding’s biggest hit. Recorded in late 1967 and released in 1968, it jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and today, it has nearly 350 million plays on Spotify alone, more than double Redding's second-most popular song, “Stand by Me.” The iconic whistling at the end was originally intended as a placeholder, which the singer planned to re-record in a final version. But he never had the chance, dying in a tragic plane crash just days after the recording session in 1967 at the age of 26.
Legend has it that the dock where he watched the tide roll away was right here in Sausalito. According to an NPR interview with his guitarist, Steve Cropper, Redding began writing the song when he played at the Fillmore West in December 1966, but most accounts line up his time in Sausalito with a six-night string of shows at the jazz club Basin Street West in North Beach in August 1967. Redding was at the height of his popularity, hot off a legendary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, so a legion of female fans had descended on his hotel. To offer an escape, promoter Bill Graham reportedly offered the keys to his houseboat. 
Soul singer Otis Redding passionately sings with his horn section behind him as he performs onstage in 1967.




Redding’s manager, Earl “Speedo” Sims, said that while staying at the houseboat, the singer had the genesis for “The Dock of the Bay.” He would repeat the lines “sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes” over and over, and later add a direct mention of San Francisco in the second verse (“I left my home in Georgia / Headed for the Frisco Bay”).



A view of part of the houseboat community in Sausalito, Calif., in the late 1960s.

Sausalito houseboat community in the late '60s




"We must have been out there three or four days before I could get any concept as to where he was going with the song,” said Sims, as reported by Performing Songwriter. “I just didn’t understand it. And lyrically, it sounded weird. He was changing with the times. And I was looking at the times change.”



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Although “The Dock of the Bay” is now synonymous with Redding, it was a departure from both his fiery soul stompers like “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and softer ballads like “Try A Little Tenderness.” His wife, Zelma Atwood, cited The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as an influence to push his songwriting to a new level of creativity. Though, when he played the song for her, she reportedly didn’t care for it.




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“My comment at the time was that it was very different, unusual for him,” she told the New York Times. “He said, ‘Well, I’m going to change my style, going to be different.’”





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Although hippie holdouts are now the exception rather than the rule, there are still a few old San Francisco musicians lurking around. Joe Tate is one of them, a blues guitarist who has lived there for over 50 years and currently hosts a blues jam on Mondays at the nearby Sausalito Cruising Club (which resumes June 21). He seems like the type of guy who might still sit outside in the morning sun and be sitting when the evening comes.

On that fateful day in what was likely early August 1967, Tate was laying in bed in his home on the Main Dock when he saw a man who resembled Redding walking down the pier in a suit. Tate threw on clothes, jumped out of bed and went outside. A neighboring musician who had met Redding confirmed that it was indeed the famous singer. 



Inside Otis Redding's '(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay' - Rolling Stone


“[Otis] walked all the way out to the dock and he was sitting on a piling out there. He must’ve sat there a half hour, 45 minutes,” Tate told SFGATE. “It looked like he might’ve had a pencil in his hand, writing something. His hands were in his lap, then he got up and walked out and never said a word to anybody. I was just sitting there with my mouth hanging open, like, wow.”


At the time, Tate wanted to give Redding his privacy, but in hindsight, he wishes he would’ve said hello.


“He was a worshipped person. It was tantalizing, you see. There he was, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him,” says Tate. Soon thereafter, Tate’s band was actually hired by Graham to open for Redding at a late December show in San Francisco; the show was canceled due to Redding’s death.


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Imagine a body cream that can smooth skin, provide fast-absorbing hydration and leave skin slightly shimmering and scented like a tropical vacation. That’s just what Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream claims to deliver.


I discovered it years ago and always have some around.

I have introduced it to females and gifted it dozens of times.

Including at some Reunions.


It has a unique fragrance


And the texture and look of smooth fresh butter




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Brazilian Bum Bum Cream’s most popular attribute might be its scent. We thought that it was one of the best-smelling lotions we’ve ever tried. The scent, which had notes of coconut, pistachio and salted caramel, reminded us of a tropical vacation. We also liked that the scent was long-lasting without being too strong.

This rich body cream’s application is easy and straightforward. It absorbed quickly and we appreciated the contouring effect that the lotion’s shimmer had on our skin.






A fast-absorbing body cream that helps tighten and smooth the look of skin. Many Brazilian creams have a secret ingredient: guarana, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuacu butter, antioxidant powerhouse acai, and super-conditioning coconut oil for irresistible, touch-me skin. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leaves skin delicately fragranced.





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I fell in love with its sugary, buttery, vacation-y scent, and the way it made my legs feel (soft) and look (smooth and hydrated, thanks to its blend of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil), on my own. And so did a few of my friends, who ended up liking it so much that I let them keep my tub.



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Pronounced as ‘boom boom’ in Brazil, bums are a nation-wide obsession – that’s why they show them off in the world’s smallest bikinis and best fitting jeans. The secret to a brilliant Brazilian booty (even if you’re shaking it in slightly less temperate climes), this rich body cream – which is enhanced with guaraná, a native Amazonian plant that is one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet – is perfect for stimulating circulation and keeping posteriors at their smoothest.


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Many in the class of '69 have already entered a new decade
Within months
the rest of us will follow
I recently saw "High Hopes"
High Hopes is a 1988 film directed by Mike Leigh, focusing on an extended working-class family living in King's Cross, London, and elsewhere.
An important part of the narrative concerns the depressed mother of the protagonist and her upcoming birthday.
She will be turning 70.
British actress Edna Dore plays Mrs. Bender
The actress is actually 67
She looks older than 70
Is 70 the new 65?
Our vision and hearing erode in our 70s. Sixty-eight percent of people in this decade have suffered hearing loss, and 70 percent will have cataracts after age 75. (But more than three-quarters of us are still driving.)
Our sense of smell is vanishing, too, making eating less pleasurable since enjoyment of food is linked to our ability to smell it. "By the time most of us are 80, it’s as if we don’t even have a sense of smell, at least when it comes to standard smell and taste tests," Michael Y. Park wrote for Bon Appetit.
On the bright side, our vocabulary peaks in our early 70s, if not a few years before, and after 75, we'll no longer have to have routine colonoscopies.
And if we make it another 10 years (two-thirds of men and three-quarters of women will), our risk of cancer declines.
About half of us ache from arthritis, but many of us are able to keep skiing. The 70 Plus Ski Club reports more than 3,000 members, including at least one centenarian still on the slopes.
Psychology and Aging - APA Publishing | APA
New research being published in the journal Psychology and Aging indicates aging men are usually quite happy and carefree, though this can change as they approach 70.
Researchers from Oregon State and Boston University say reasons for this decrease in happiness vary but usually involve health issues, loss of spouse/friends, or mental decline.
"In general, life gets better as you age in the sense that older adults on average have fewer hassles -- and respond to them better -- than younger adults," said lead study author Carolyn Aldwin, a gerontology professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. "And they also experienced more uplifts -- at least, until their mid-70s."
"But once you turn 70, how you react to these hassles changes and may be dependent on your resources or your situation in life," she added.
Researchers looked at 1,315 men ages 53 to 85 via data from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Men studied were predominantly caucasian, and healthy when the study began in the 1960s. The study sought to investigate emotional reactions of older adults and determine whether three previous (and contradictory) aging "models" had merit.
One model, the "hedonic treadmill model," theorizes happiness or unhappiness has relative stability throughout a lifetime, regardless of assorted obstacles. Another model suggests life gets better as people get older, while the third theory states life gets worse "rapidly" once a person turns 80.
The new study found evidence for all three theories, and depended on whether a person focused on life's "hassles" or "uplifts." Men also appraised these hassles and uplifts in proportion to their age: males noted life was good through their 60s, yet "hassles" started to take over once they entered their 70s.
However, life perception still greatly depends on the individual.





There is some truth to the stereotype of the 'grumpy old man', new research suggests.
A study found that men begin the unhappiest period in their lives when they hit 70, with complaints that they feel more 'hassled' and depressed even though they supposedly have fewer troubles.
It's a dramatic turnaround in the mentality of men who, experts believe, become better at shrugging off stress, anxiety and depression up until the age of 65.
Four fifths said the hassles they faced from the age of 50 receded but then rose after 70 while a fifth reported a surge in happiness from retirement age till 70, then they too experienced a downturn.
The slump in happiness in later life is thought to be caused by losing loved ones, health problems and mental decline.
Professor Carolyn Aldwin, from Oregon State University said: 'In general, life gets better as you age in the sense that older adults on average have fewer hassles and respond to them better than younger adults.
'And they also experienced more uplifts, at least until their mid-70s.'


You’re all ears, so why are you straining to hear?


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What to expect: According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s not unusual for people in their 70s to have some degree of hearing loss. It usually results from a combination of long-term noise exposure; medical conditions and diseases, such as high blood pressure or diabetes; and genetic risk.
“Age-related hearing loss is very common in people over 70,” says John S. Oghalai, MD, an otolaryngologist at Keck Medicine of USC and chair and professor of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Many times, the first symptom of hearing loss is either tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing in the ear) or difficulty understanding what people are saying in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant.”

You may develop a new look: squinting



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What to expect: Our vision begins to change in our 40s, when we may need glasses to see things up close — and continues to change throughout our lives. In our 70s, age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts may affect us, or we may become sensitive to glare.
That’s not all. People who have diabetes may be susceptible to diabetic eye disease, a complication that could lead to blindness if not detected early. And for women, hormonal changes after menopause may lead to dry eye, characterized by a decline in the quantity and quality of tear production.
What can help: Early detection is critical when it comes to age-related eye conditions, as it can reduce the severity of their effects. An annual eye exam and proper care can put you back on the road to an active life. As for dry eye, medications are available, but you can also reduce the symptoms by cutting back on screen time and taking breaks to rest your eyes.

Osteoporosis may take a swing at your golf game



What to expect: Some people may think of osteoporosis as affecting only women, and in fact, it is more commonly diagnosed after menopause — but, by the 70s, men and women experience bone loss from osteoporosis at the same rate. Both men and women should take measures to protect against it.
What can help: Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D and participate in weight-bearing exercises — just be careful doing certain activities that twist or bend the spine, such as sit-ups, basketball or golf, if you have osteoporosis. Medications are also available that may help. Talk to your physician about them as well as a safe exercise regimen for your bones.

You may take more trips to the bathroom



Frequent Urination At Night


What to expect: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the medical term for an enlarged prostate, is a noncancerous condition in which the enlarged prostate gland pinches the urethra and may lead to bladder and urinary issues. While the condition primarily affects older men, the connection between aging and the onset of BPH is still not fully understood. Some studies suggest that hormonal changes in aging men could be a factor in the development of BPH.
“BPH is very common among men — as patients approach 80 years old, the incidence goes up to 90%,” says Andrew Hung, MD, a urologist at Keck Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical urology at the Keck School. “General symptoms may include decreased urinary flow, incomplete emptying and urinary frequency.”
What can help: “Fortunately, BPH can be treated with medication and minimally invasive approaches,” Hung explains. “Urologists typically start with medication to manage symptoms. If they’re unsuccessful, surgical options can be offered.”




You might have ‘senior moments’



What to expect: As we continue to age, we may be concerned about losing cognitive function. It may be harder to learn new tasks, recall information or keep track of everyday household items. That’s normal as our brain grows older. The brain changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease, however, are not a normal part of aging. It can be hard to tell the difference, so talk to your physician if you’re concerned.
What can help: Exercise, both physical and mental, can keep your brain healthy, so continue learning new tasks and get the blood flowing with physical activity. Being socially active, eating a healthful diet and exercising may help reduce cognitive decline, but scientists are still investigating whether these activities can actually help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive issues in aging adults.
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A new study by U.S. Trust has found that perceptions of the onset of old age vary widely among different generations. Millennials, for example, say that you are old once you turn 59. Gen Xers, on the other hand, hold a slightly more generous view, saying that old age begins at 65. When it comes to boomers and the silent generation, both agree that you’re not really old until you hit age 73.
When asked the age at which a person reaches the prime of life — considering factors such as resources, potential, capacity and influence — millennials put the age at 36. Meanwhile, Gen Xers cited age 47 as the prime of one’s life, while boomers and the silent generation said 50 and 52, respectively.
When asked about youth, millennials said it ends at age 40. Both Gen Xers and boomers took a different view, believing youth is all over by age 31. When it comes to the silent generation, they believe it ends at 35.
The report defined millennials as those between 21 and 36. Generation X encompasses people 37 to 52, while boomers are 53 to 72 and the silent generation includes those 73 and older.
Previous surveys also have asked people to reveal their perceptions of aging. In 2009, for example, a Pew Research Center report found that those under 30 believe old age hits before a person turns 60. Middle-aged respondents cited 70 as the start of old age while those 65 and older put the number closer to 74.

Rap Lyrics










quite popular



Eight out of the top 10 artists according to the Nielsen Music mid-year report, are rappers. And rap artists have similarly dominated the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2020 as well. The obvious conclusion?
Hip-hop is by far the most popular genre of music in America.
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Last night at the Billboard Awards
Rapper "Pop Smoke"
won 6 awards
Top 200 Album
Top Rap Album
New Artist
Rap Male Artist
Rap Artist
New Hip Hop Artist

His mother, Audrey Jackson, was on hand to accept the honor.

"I thank you to the fans for honoring the life and spirit of my son, so much that he continues to manifest as if he were still here in the flesh," she said of the rapper, who was killed in a February 2020 home invasion at age 20. "He created music for the kid who has to sleep four in a room, the kid who has to figure out how to get to school each day so he can graduate and make his mom proud. He did this so that 14-year-olds would not have to kill to prove they are somebody."


Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 after releasing his debut single titled "Mpr (Panic Part 3 Remix)". He often collaborated with UK drill artists and producers, who employed more minimal and aggressive instrumentation than drill artists from Chicago. Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" in 2019.

Less than two weeks after the release of his second mixtape on February 7, 2020, Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion in Los Angeles. 50 Cent was the executive-producer of his posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, released on July 3, 2020. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and all 19 tracks from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also spawned a string of international top-10 singles, including "For the Night" and "What You Know Bout Love".





"For the Night"

has been streamed on Spotify


614,416,040  times!


{Platinum album 1 million; song 2 million}





Here are the lyrics:




Get 'em, get 'em, get 'em, oh
Oh (I'm tryna fuckin' get 'em), oh (I'm tryna fuckin' get 'em)
Oh, oh (get 'em), oh
Oh (gettin' big on this), oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
What do you want? Won't tell you twice, yeah
I'm a thief in the night (thief in the night), oh
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
Look, if I call you bae, you bae for the day
Or bae for the night, you not my wife
She want a killer to fuck all night
I wanna fuck on a thot, gimme head all night
AP, big rocks, in the hood with the 'rillas
Five K on the dinner, bring 300 thou' to the dealer
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
I'm rich but I'm ridin' and I'm low on exotic
I'm 'bout to fly out and go get me some
Nothin' ain't seen, all this money on me
Hunnid racks in the bag, that's a honey bun
Baby OG, I been runnin' these streets
Got the game fully shine on my momma's son
Learn 'bout the triple cross when I was young
And I know I ain't goin' so I keep a gun
I flew to Paris just to buy some Dior
She beggin' for attention, I don't see her
C.I.P. Pop, I wish that you could see us
Million cash plus whenever I go re-up
I got some niggas in the street, wanna beat me
I got the industry tryna be me
I just go Ray Charles, they can't see me
I'm in the Rolls Royce with a RiRi
I did some wrongs (oh, oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
Yeah, like a thief in the night (thief)
I pull up, give her D for the night (uh-huh)
Tryna fuck in the V, it's aight (let's fuck)
We can't fuck up my seats 'cause they white
(That's my seats, watch my motherfuckin' seats)
I'm livin' like Thriller, I only come out at the night time
She don't fuck with liquor, don't like bein' tipsy
She don't do the Henny, just white wine (what she do?)
Pop the cork on some new Pinot Grigio (yeah)
I pull up in the Porsche wit' a freaky hoe (zoom)
Park the Porsche and pull up in a Lambo' (hmph)
I hop out, Major Payne, rockin' camo (yessir)
Think she cute, make her fuck, watch her man go (she cute)
Like to shoot, light you up, bitch, I'm Rambo
Cuban link full of rocks, it's a choker (oh)
Rest in peace to the Pop, make me smoke ya
I did some wrongs (oh), but I'm always right (oh, oh)
Said, "I know how to shoot" (oh), and I know how to fight
If I tell you once, won't tell you twice
I'm real discreet, like a thief in the night
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"For the Night" is a hip hop, trap, and soul song with lyrics about nighttime events. The single debuted and peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Pop Smoke his first, DaBaby his fourth, and Lil Baby his fifth top-10 hit in the US. The song reached the top-five on the Billboard airplay Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rhythmic charts and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It entered the top-10 on record charts in Portugal, New Zealand, Canada, and Greece.


Critics called "For the Night" one of the best songs of 2020, such as the Los Angeles Times' August Brown who said it was a "convincingly dragged-out, haunting angle on his craft at the precipice of global stardom". They suggested it could be a "monster hit" and a "social media ready smash". Hannah Giorgis from The Atlantic opined that the song evokes the "recklessness of a summer party or the languid flirtation of stoop-side conversations". While Wongo Okon of Uproxx labeled the track as sinister, The Wall Street Journal's Mark Richardson considered it more welcoming than Pop Smoke's earlier songs.





Only Sunday night did I become aware of Pop Smoke


and "For the Night"


 I am at a loss to understand the global


success of


crude lyrics I cannot comprehend.



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We grew up with

rock 'n roll music




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During the 1950’s many parents did not like Rock and Roll because they thought that it caused juvenile delinquency. At the time the music contained sexual connotation, this vulgarism and suggestive choice of words made the teens want to listen to it more because their parents did not approve and teens felt like they had something to belong to. Many parents at the time gave their children ultimatums to stop listening to the music but it was unsuccessful. Parents feared that their children would start to act and dress like these musicians. So, parents tried to ban Rock and Roll music from many radio stations at the time. Bruce Tucker author of “Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and the Emergence of Rock and Roll” say in his journal “Urging juke box operators to purge “immoral” records…brings out animalism and vulgarity." This refers to the parent generations hate for Rock and Roll music because these parents thought Rock and Roll was a bad influence on their children. Parents feared that with increasing crime rates that their children would take up the acts of the musicians they loved and the criminals.
The ingenious way Elvis Presley even made money off his haters | CBC Radio
In the 60s, the Greatest Generation HATED it!
To them, it wasn’t real music.
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This comment from Frank Sinatra (somewhat altered but otherwise, this is the essence of what he said) pretty much sums up the prevailing thought:
My only deep sorrow,” he said, “is the unrelenting insistence of recording and motion picture companies upon purveying the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear—naturally I refer to the bulk of rock ‘n’ roll.
“It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd—in plain fact dirty—lyrics, and as I said before, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
“This rancid smelling aphrodisiac I deplore. But, in spite of it, the contribution of American music to the world could be said to have one of the healthiest effects of all our contributions.”
The summer afternoon Frank Sinatra tried to beat me up | Frank Sinatra |  The Guardian

Wonder what

"The Chairman"

would think about rap?





This was the first modern-day example of the Generation Gap. This term has fallen into disuse in recent years because the country has divisions beyond just generations, but in my day this was a huge thing. This was basically the driving force affecting opinions of Vietnam, the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, abortion rights, etc.
It’s the beginnings of
The Baby Boomers vs. The Greatest Generation
Everything rock and roll represented in that time period was everything traditional america was against. Evangelicals, Cold Warriors and Veterans found common ground in repulsion against the Love Generation.
It's International LOUIE LOUIE Day 2021 « The Louie Report
Dave's Music Database: 50 years ago: The Kingsmen released “Louie Louie”
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Fine little girl waits for me
Catch a ship across the sea
Sail that ship about, all alone
Never know if I make it home
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Three nights and days I sail the sea
Think of girl, constantly
On that ship, I dream she's there
I smell the rose in her hair.
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Okay, let's give it to 'em, right now!
See Jamaica, the moon above
It won't be long, me see me love
Take her in my arms again
Tell her I'll never leave again
Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go
Let's take it on outta here now
Let's go!
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Richard Berry
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Dirty "Louie Louie" lyrics
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Jack Ely, lead singer, The Kingsmen: “Louie Louie” was making the rounds in the Northwest. It started out as a Jamaican dirge. The Wailers recorded a soul version up in Seattle, which is what I heard. Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded it in Portland the week after we did it. But when I taught the song’s intro to our band, we were in a hurry, so ours ended up sounding like hard rock. It was a mistake, but that’s what happened.

The session was 10 o’clock in the morning. We set up in a circle, and played live. I yelled straight up into a microphone hanging down from the ceiling. Before we played, we could see an argument in the booth. We found out later the studio owner was telling the producer, “You can’t put the levels that high—you’ll blow up my board.” The producer sent the guy out for coffee and locked the door behind him.


Then he told us to run through it. About 10 or 12 bars into the song he stops us and says, “OK, that sounds pretty good. Let’s just run through it from the top.”


We thought we were just rehearsing. But when we finished, he said, “Great! Wonderful! What do you want to put on the B side? Make it something you wrote. You’ll make more money.” We didn’t have any real songs, but we’d been messing around with one chord progression, so we recorded that and called it “Haunted Castle.” The whole session lasted about 45 minutes.



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We all hated “Louie Louie.” We thought it was horrible: mushy, with more low end than anything we’d ever heard. The vocals were a complete mess. The producer kept telling us that all made it great, and we thought, well, OK. It’s done.


We pressed 1,000 copies. The five of us got 20 each to pass out at school—I was going to Portland State, one guy was at Lewis & Clark, one guy was still at Cleveland High. The rest went into distribution, and nothing happened for months. That fall, a DJ in Boston was doing one of those shows where people call in to say thumbs-up or thumbs-down on a song. He said something like, “I know you’re going to hate this one, because it’s the worst record I’ve ever heard.”


Much to his chagrin, the switchboard lit up with people wanting to know where they could buy it.


The record sold 12 million copies. And for some reason, of all the recordings of the ’60s, it’s one of the few that’s never disappeared. 







In February 1964, an outraged parent wrote to Robert F. Kennedy, then the Attorney General of the United States, alleging that the lyrics of "Louie Louie" were obscene, and saying that "The lyrics are so filthy that I can-not [sic] enclose them in this letter."
The FBI investigated the complaint, and looked into the
various rumors of "real lyrics" that were
circulating among teenagers.
In June 1965, the FBI laboratory obtained a copy of the Kingsmen recording and, after 31 months of investigation, concluded that it could not be interpreted, that it was "unintelligible at any speed," and therefore the Bureau could not find that the recording was obscene.
In September 1965, an FBI agent interviewed one member of the Kingsmen, who denied that there was any obscenity in the song. The FBI never interviewed songwriter Richard Berry nor consulted the actual lyrics that were on file with the
A history of the song and its notoriety was published in 1993 by Dave Marsh, but he was unable to obtain permission to publish the song's actual lyrics. Richard Berry told Esquire Magazine, in 1988, that the Kingsmen had sung the song exactly as written.
Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock 'n  Roll Song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture and Persecution at the  ... Introducing for the First Time
The lyrics controversy resurfaced briefly in 2005 when the superintendent of the school system in Benton Harbor, Michigan, refused to let the marching band at one of the schools play the song in a parade; the superintendent later relented.

The Kingsmen version has remained the most popular version of the song, retaining its association with wild partying. It enjoyed a comeback in 1978–1979 and was associated with college fraternity parties when it was sung, complete with the supposedly obscene lyrics, by Bluto (John Belushi) and his fellow Delta House brothers in the movie National Lampoon's Animal House despite the anachronism of the film taking place in 1962, a year before the Kingsmen recording (although this is mitigated because the Deltas were fans of at least one black R&B musician and 1962 was five years after Richard Berry released his original version of the song, plus the song had been popular with local bands in the Northwest following Rockin' Robin Roberts' 1961 single).





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Aside from the Animal House appearance, the song appeared in many other films, typically in raucous and humorous contexts. The 1995 film, Mr. Holland's Opus, however, used the song in a serious context as an example of music that is just plain fun with no pretensions.




Louie Louie









Omg face Memes





can  breathe




  their  butt !







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A long time ago, ancient fish swam in a harsh aquatic environment, with scarce light and limited oxygen. Many died but some survived and evolved, eventually giving rise to Misgurnus anguillicaudatus — a type of loach fish common in parts of East Asia. The loach fish’s secret survival mechanism?

A unique form of intestinal breathing via their posterior.

In other words: loach fish breathe through their butt. But scientists now report this evolutionary breathing mechanism may not be limited to fish.


Turns out certain mammals can also breathe through their intestines using a process researchers describe as

“enteral ventilation via anus.”

The breathtaking finding is described in a new paper published on Friday in the journal CellPress.

There’s also a timely reason for researchers to explore this technology: Covid-19. The study team argues the method explored here could eventually be used to help humans experiencing lung failure. This intestinal breathing technique, facilitated by external ventilation, could aid patients failed by or without access to current tools like ventilators.


What’s new — For the first time, researchers have proof that intestinal breathing can occur in mammals — albeit, with a little intervention.

When the research team injected either gaseous or liquid oxygen into the rectums of both rodents and pigs, a procedure known as enteral ventilation via anus (EVA), they found the animals were capable of intestinal breathing.

In fact, the procedure boosted oxygen levels in animals experiencing oxygen deprivation, increasing their chances of survival.

“A proof-of-principle EVA approach is effective in providing [oxygen] and alleviating respiratory failure symptoms in two mammalian model systems,” the team writes.

The animals experienced no apparent side effects from the somewhat unorthodox treatment.

Previous research suggests oxygen infusion from this type of procedure may help children experiencing lung failure, but not all scientists agreed with these conclusions. Furthermore, researchers don’t agree on what part of the gut is most important for intestinal breathing.

“We speculate that [other researchers] are mostly focused on upper GI tract — such as stomach, small intestine — whereas our protocol focused on GI tract, most remarkably the rectum as the main site for breathing,” lead author Takanori Takebe, of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, tells Inverse.



This should simplify

Graphic from study illustrating intestinal breathing



How it works —It sounds stranger than fiction: Scientists helped pigs and rodents breathe through their gut by inserting oxygen

into animal’s butts via an enema.

Takebe breaks down what it likely looks like when mammals breathe using this little-understood intestinal mechanism:

  1. Scientists deliver oxygen gas or liquid oxygen — perfluorocarbon — to the animal’s rectum via the EVA method.
  2. Scientists deprive the animal’s bodies of oxygen. Critically, the oxygen provided during EVA helps keep these animals alive in these hypoxic conditions, circulating around the rectum and gut.
  3. An exchange of gases — oxygen and carbon dioxide — occurs, as would normally happen during breathing. Oxygen and carbon dioxide travel between the lungs, bloodstream, and heart, supplying the body with oxygen.

Why it matters — The researchers weren’t just poking around animal butts for fun or to simply confirm an evolutionary hunch. They were hoping to harness techniques that could one day treat lung failure in humans.








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A list of films made in Dayton


It's not Hollywood


There are no blockbusters


A lot of odd, gory, disturbing

low budget films







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West 4th Street & Ludlow






Goose (Jim Van Bebber), leader of tough Ohio street gang The Ravens, has only just renounced his violent lifestyle when his girlfriend Christy is brutally killed by members of rival gang The Spiders. Goose vows to avenge her murder, but finds himself caught in a self-destructive spiral of hatred and despair that leads him to attempt suicide. However, just as he is about to blow his brains out, Goose is confronted by Keith (Ric Walker), the current leader of The Ravens, who wishes to recruit him for an armoured car heist; the only problem is that The Ravens have since joined forces with The Spiders and Goose isn't about to forgive and forget...









Dayton, Yellow Springs and Xenia


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Emma and Elvis




Alice and Eddie, two misfit political activists challenge the problems of their time.


Beavercreek and Dayton
 The Manson Family (Unrated 2-Disc Special Edition): Allisse,  Maureen, Briggs, Michelle, Burns (III), Tom, Clarke, Marita, Day, Carl,  Games, Marcelo, Gillespie, Mark, Harper, Paul, Hatt, Valerie, Hellwig,  Norris, Jones (II), M.M.,




If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman's paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the "Family," become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter are considered the path to righteousness.Director Jim VanBebber (Deadbeat at Dawn) delivers a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, a group hell-bent on executing the brutal vision of its leader, Charles Manson.
 The Dream Catcher [Region 2]: Maurice Compte, Paddy Connor,  Jeanne Heaton, Joseph Arthur, Patrick Shining Elk, Larry John Meyers, David  Reece, Leslie Orr, Amanda Lanier, Danny Morris, Ed Radtke, The Dream




An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to his uncle. Finding his uncle equally broke, the duo head on to Oklahoma City to try to find the first teen's long-gone ex-con father. A confrontation between father and son send the duo on into exploits in the west including getting beaten up, busting into an Indian reservation church, and hitch-hiking with a beautiful nurse.






Scream for Christmas (2000) - IMDb




A Christmas party is interrupted by a violent psychopath in a Santa suit, a maniac with the powers of the Grim Reaper, a killer cheerleader, and a demonic ghost. There is no hope for them, watch as they DIE.



Blue Car (2002) - IMDb




A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest.

Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her English teacher, Mr. Auster. But what started out as a mentoring relationship begins to get a bit more complex.


Dayton, Kettering and Colonel White High School





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Diamonds Caberet









A Young Man is forced to reflect all the pain of his life to learn from it and move on with his life. The pain is far worse than he could ever have imagined. You will now see all the pain in his life, in some of the most disturbing fashions.





Twist of Faith (2004) - IMDb





A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.




Turning the Corner




"Turning The Corner" focuses on a group of college students at turning points in their lives. Most are approaching graduation and the real world. One of the characters, Albert, is not close to graduation, but seeing his friends prepare for their futures forces him to consider his own. Albert must face more than the prospect of graduation--Albert is a quadriplegic. Albert attempts to leave behind his slacker nature as he pursues his place in the world. The journey is less than efficient, with humorous detours and lessons learned.






Atrocity Circle (Video 2005) - IMDb




Brandon is raising a family with his beautiful wife Lisa and going to school to become a doctor. But after seeing a horrible victim of rape he recovers memories of his high school sweetheart Samantha being raped and committing suicide. He decides he can no longer handle the memories without getting revenge for her. So he goes back to his hometown to get bloody vengeance, but some of the men he once knew are now FAR MORE dangerous.






Block Party (2006) - Movie Posters (2 of 2)




A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.


Dayton, Yellow Springs and Brooklyn, NY






Don't Tell (2005) - IMDb




Three siblings come to terms with their family demons when their father dies.






Immortally Yours (Film, Vampire): Reviews, Ratings, Cast and Crew - Rate  Your Music

also known as


Immortally Yours (2009) - IMDb




A coven of Sexy, modern Day vampires ravage the American Midwest with the thirst for blood, while a romantic twist puts the vampires at odds among themselves and with the murderous Illuminati that seek to gain their immortality.





Street Dreams (film) - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia




This story is based where the skateboard culture is the most foreign, the Midwest. Derrick Cabrera, like all skaters, has a dream of being sponsored and one day going pro. He is an up and coming skater with all the talent but has the world against him. Parents, friends and schoolmates can't understand how Derrick has so much passion for something that has no future in their eyes.


Dayton, Kettering and California






J.B. Spins: New Filmmakers: North Dixie Drive




North Dixie Drive is the portrait of a small community of businesses and people residing in the Northridge section of Dayton, Ohio. It is the story of big time wrestlers, mechanics, a donut salesmen, an eccentric country singer, barbers, exotic dancers and car repo men. This collection of people, from all walks of life, live and work around a traffic circle situated along highway I-75, and fight to keep their lives and careers afloat in a failing economy. This debut film by Brooklyn, NY filmmaker Eric Mahoney showcases an off beat group of characters in today's Middle America.





Depression: The Movie (2012) - IMDb

Depression: The Movie


Four people deal with all the pain and sadness they have and find the root cause.

Plot Keywords:

bare breasts | topless female nudity | female nudity | sadness | death






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A first person account of Ross Graves, an alcoholic drifter who is constantly hunted by demonic bounty hunters and a spiritual being to whom he sold his soul.


Dayton and Waynesville






A Bulldog for Christmas (2013) - IMDb




On Christmas Vacation a cynical college student is magically transformed into a bulldog until she learns the meaning of her family and the Christmas spirit.






Haunted House on Sorority Row (2014) - IMDb





A fledging sorority moves into a dilapidated house only to find something evil is lurking in the shadows. Is it an elaborate hazing ritual? Or is something sinister - something paranormal - behind the mental and physical assault?


Dayton and Waynesville






Scarewaves (DVD) – Alternative Cinema




From the director of Babysitter Massacre and Haunted House on Sorority Row ( Henrique Couto ) comes a shocking new film critics are calling "fresh and original" and "what horror audiences want" In his final night as a radio host, shock jock Amos Satan spins four spine-tingling tales of terror in this anthology of urban legends inspired by Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt. Scarewaves. Listen if you dare.


Dayton and Waynesville










Dealing with family is hard, the rest is just gravy. Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat good food and share in the spirit of thankfulness. That is, of course, a best case scenario. Some families are so tangled in a web of drama from financial issues, relationships, and so on that lead to big blow outs or worse, long awkward silences. This is the story of one of those families.


Dayton and New Lebanon






Threshold (2015) - IMDb




Three slackers wake up to find their friend is missing and in the search for his whereabouts they continue their normal routine that is both odd and compelling. When this routine becomes threatened they must face what's been holding them back and cross the threshold into truly living.



Primordial (2015) - IMDb




Valerie Graves, a misanthropic, disillusioned woman in her mid-twenties, is haunted by sadistic urges that she has struggled to repress since childhood.


Dayton and Waynesville









A detailed look at the Doolittle Raid, and the final official public reunion of the surviving Raiders.





We're Doing Fine (2017) - IMDb




Two people from Dayton, Ohio - one who left and one who stayed, meet when both are experiencing the impending loss of a single parent. Their chance encounter redirects the course of their lives.





Boy Band (2018) - IMDb



Decades after their last hit, the Heartthrob Boyz find themselves out of time, out of cash, and out of shape as they attempt to finish the album they hope returns them to glory.


 Got My Hustle Up: Michael Blackson, Jamal Woolard, Murda Pain,  Bambi Johnson




Got My Hustle Up is about a young man forced to grow up quickly after his father is killed. Growing up fast in Dayton, Ohio he's surrounded by violence and the drug life. He wants to be a good father to his son but struggles to support him on his salary as a pest control technician. Jason and his partner Boo Pac find themselves dealing with crazy customers and a crooked boss. Eventually he's face to face with the man responsible for his father's death. Jason wonders if the gaining money, power and respect are worth more than loyalty to his father.






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A troubled young man survives an attack from a feral man while isolated in rural Ohio. Soon after, he faces inexplicable terrors and is left to wonder... what is real and what is madness?


Waynesville, New Lebanon and Dayton







Respite Care (2019) - IMDb




A home health care worker in her 20's gets hired to care for a elderly man who had molested her when she was a child. She plans her revenge during a weekend when his family is out of town.










A local skate legend returns home from rehab to star in a documentary about his recovery only to have the project derailed when a drug stash is uncovered in an old hangout spot.








Plagued by reoccurring nightmares after having turned ten years old, the young men and women from four separate families seek to uncover the truth of their connectedness.






Straitjacket (2021) - IMDb




An unstable veteran attempts to flee town after an accidental shooting in the woods. As he attempts to gather resources, he's forced to confront the wreckage of his life and finds that getting out of town will be harder than expected.









Misunderstandings and bad life decisions lead the way as a Loan Shark's son comes up missing while he is trying to take over the food chain of crime in a city that has small time thieves with champagne dreams on a beer budget.








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1926 Packard 326 Sedan - For Sale At Auction



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may be open soon



PHOTOS] America's Packard Museum in Dayton: Visitor Information & Review -  The News Wheel



America’s Packard Museum is housed in a restored Packard dealership, which displays classic twentieth-century Packards, along with historic memorabilia and artifacts pertaining to the Packard line.

It is the world’s only restored Packard museum, and visitors are able to experience the automobiles and learn more about this distinct brand. The museum also hosts annual events and gatherings throughout the year, ranging from high end cocktail parties and galas to laid back speaker presentations and workshops.

420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, Ohio, Phone: 937-226-1710





America's Packard Museum Is a Palace Worthy of the Company - The New York  Times





Built in 1917, America's Packard Museum is the only restored Packard Dealership operating as a museum. It houses the largest public collection of Packard automobiles and memorabilia in the world.



Explore 100 Years Of Car History At America's Packard Museum In Dayton |  WKRC




On Tuesday, November 17, The Citizens Motorcar Company: America’s Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio, sustained a devastating fire in its off-site storage warehouse in Harrison Township. Many irreplaceable Packard automobiles and artifacts were lost to the fire, which is believed to be the result of a human act and possibly vandalism.




America's Packard Museum ravaged by fire - Old Cars Weekly 







America's Packard Museum 2019




Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899








and the last Detroit-built Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car.








Finned Finale - 1956 Packard Predictor | Hemmings



The Predictor


This hardtop coupe's design followed the lines of the planned 1957 cars. It had many unusual features, among them a roof section that opened either by opening a door or activating a switch, well ahead of later T-tops. The car had seats that rotated out, allowing the passenger easy access, a feature later used on some Chrysler and GM products. The Predictor also had the opera windows, or portholes, found on concurrent Thunderbirds. Other novel ideas were overhead switches—these were in the production Avanti—and a dash design that followed the hood profile, centering dials in the center console area.




The company was considered the preeminent luxury car before World War II, and contributed aircraft engines for the war effort to Allied forces.











Owning a Packard was a prestigious accolade, being the favorite with European Royalty, celebrities and Corporate America. President Frankin Roosevelt was known to give limousines as gifts on several occasions, and surviving examples can be found in museums, car shows and automobile collections worldwide.



1928 Packard carrying President Roosevelt during a parade in Dallas, Texas  | DPL DAMS





1938 Packard by Rollston: Presidential Limousine: Franklin D. Roosevelt |  Packard cars, Old vintage cars, Packard








Their value was the result of engineering pursuit with little regard to expense, using the best of everything in their products. As far as Packard was concerned, the greatest luxury was mechanical quality, refinement and reliability above all else.



The Iconic Packard Automobiles and America's Packard Museum | Ancestral  Findings




In the 1920s, Packard exported more cars than any other in its price class, and in 1930, sold almost twice as many abroad as any other marque priced over $2000  $30,610 in 2019 dollars. In 1931, 10 Packards were owned by Japan's royal family. Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was also the top-selling luxury brand.



Packard Museum






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Fairmont West

High School



Fairmont history: When East met West and other cool facts – The Flyer



The original school was part of the Van Buren Township Schools and was opened in September 1906. The high school was located on Dorothy Lane just west of Far Hills Avenue. In 1922, the original four-room school was too small for the student population and was replaced by a larger building east of the original building on Dorothy Lane. The original four-room school house later became the first Kettering City Hall.


Dorothy Lane Elementary School | Elementary schools, Ohio, Dayton


As Van Buren Township began to rapidly grow as a desirable Dayton, Ohio suburban location, the new school on Dorothy Lane was quickly filled to capacity. In 1929, a new, modern building was built on Far Hills Avenue at the corner of Storms Road. The 1922 building became Dorothy Lane Elementary School. The cost of the new high school on Far Hills was $300,000 and led to its being called the "folly in the country." But it had to be expanded several times to keep pace with growing enrollment. The school mascot and colors were Dragons and purple and white.


Fairmont West 63-83 High School Dragons Alumni - Kettering, Ohio

In 1934, Fairmont Stadium was constructed behind the school as a football and track and field venue for the school team.


Fairmont High School | Out of the Box



As interest in Fairmont football grew, a donation from the Foreman family, which had four sons who had been Dragon stars, helped remodel and enlarge the facilities.

In 1954, the Village of Kettering, which occupied much of Van Buren Township, became the City of Kettering, one of the fastest growing in the area. The high school on Far Hills could no longer be expanded to house the growing student population. The Kettering Board of Education secured a large tract of land between Far Hills Avenue and Shroyer Road. A seven building campus style high school, the first of its kind in the Midwest, was opened in 1957 as a three-year high-school. The former building became Dwight L. Barnes Junior High School. Today, it is the home of the Kettering Board of Education.

Within just a few years, the student enrollment of more than 2,000 was again exceeding the capacity of the new high school. By 1963, a second campus style high school located in the eastern part of the city was opened as Fairmont East High School and the existing school was renamed Fairmont West High School. Fairmont West retained the Dragons mascot and colors, while Fairmont East adopted the Falcons mascot and the colors Columbia blue and red.

In the 1970s, the vocational facilities at Fairmont West were expanded as the Kettering Fairmont Career Tech Center. But overall enrollment began to decline in the school district. After 20 years, the Fairmont East campus was converted to a middle school.

In the fall of 1983, the consolidated school reopened as Kettering Fairmont High School, with students from both East and West joining as the Fairmont Firebirds, taking the flight of the Falcon and the fire of the Dragon. The new school colors are navy blue, silver and white.

In the 1990s, a track and field facility was constructed on vacant land on the campus between Far Hills and Shroyer. Fairmont participated in the Miami Valley League (MVL) and later in the Western Ohio League (WOL). They are now in the Greater Western Ohio Conference.

During the 1992/1993 school year, the high school underwent a major reconstruction, turning the seven building campus into one large building. The project added new classrooms, lockers, common areas, and allowed for students to avoid inclement weather between classes. The then 7 buildings were connected with 35 new classrooms and expansion of facilities such as the library/media center, cafeteria and gymnasium. For the first time since the 1940s, the high school was again a four-year high school, from September 1993.

In October 2005, the new $8.8 million 63,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) James S. Trent Gymnasium—named for the veteran Kettering educator—opened.


Trent Arena Facility Use - Kettering Fairmont High School



It seats 3,400 (4,400 with folding seats on the floor) and is used not only for the school's indoor sports teams, but for traveling sports tournaments and music acts. The arena ranks as the seventh-largest entertainment venue in Dayton. It rivals Fraze Pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater in Kettering, which has 4,388 seats. The arena's first scheduling priorities are for the high school. But because residents approved a levy to pay for renovations and additions to almost every building in the school district, the arena also has community aspects such as:

  • An 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) exercise facility, The Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center
  • A wellness/physical therapy center operated by Kettering Medical Center
  • A cafe
  • A reception and banquet facility


Home - Kettering Fairmont High School


For high academic achievements, Fairmont awarded Dragon Bells. A bell tower was built on the campus in 1989 as a gift of the Class of 1989 and named the Kettering Firebird Spirit Bell. The bell is electronically operated and is the last operational bell from the original Deeds Carillon, which was upgraded to 57 bells in 1988. The bells have recently been refurbished are rung for high academic and extracurricular achievement.



Notable Fairmont Students



Neutron Man (1960)

Famous Ohio State University fan


King grew up in Kettering, Ohio where his father was a tool and die maker. Every year he and his father would travel to Columbus, Ohio, to Ohio Stadium to watch a Buckeyes home football game. King attended Kettering Fairmont High School and played football. Later, King went on to play football on a scholarship at the University of Dayton.

King started dancing at Ohio State home football games in 1972. At that time he was known as the B Deck Dancer. He remained the B Deck Dancer until the mid-1980s when the Ohio State Marching Band introduced its rendition of the Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance”. The spectators established a connection between the song and King and began to chant, “Neutron Man, Neutron Man”. From that point forward, the Neutron Man would dance at every Ohio State home football game during the third quarter break. King eventually began to wear his scarlet and gray beret and his very own Ohio State Buckeyes jersey with “Neutron Man” printed on the back.


TBDBITL Report: Charity Performance and Remembering Neutron Man





Nancy Cartwright (1976)



(born October 25, 1957) is an American actress, painter, sculptor, philanthropist, and YouTuber, best known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.







Brady Hoke (1977)

former head football coach at the University of Michigan


Hoke graduated from Fairmont East High School in Kettering, Ohio, in 1977. While at Fairmont East, Hoke played linebacker/defensive end and was also on the school's wrestling squad. His father, John Hoke, played for future Ohio State coach Woody Hayes at Miami University, alongside future Michigan coach Bo Schembechler. Despite his father's association with Hayes, Hoke recalled that, while he was growing up in Kettering, he was a Michigan fan.



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Rob Dyrdek (1992)




ob Dyrdek in 1992, and one of the most 'Everthing about this one' ones ever. The shirt, Rob's mantis board, the cut-down Cabs with the




  • Dyrdek was born on June 28, 1974 in Kettering, Ohio to Gene and Patty Dyrdek. Dyrdek was involved in sports as a child and began skateboarding at the age of 11, when he received his first skateboard from professional skateboarder Neil Blender. Of his early interest in the sport, Dyrdek has stated, "I was so focused on becoming a pro skateboarder. I would sit in school and think about all the tricks I was going to do, then I’d get out of school and skate until they made me come inside."

At the age of 16, Dyrdek decided to forgo his senior year of high school and instead moved to Southern California to continue with his professional skate career.



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Chris Rolfe (2001)

Major League Soccer Player;

member of United States men's national soccer team



  2013 Topps MLS Maestros Autographs #CR Chris Rolfe AUTO - NM-MT | eBay



Rolfe attended Kettering Fairmont High School, where he was given his first varsity start as a freshman in the last game of the season in order to play with his brother Jon, a senior. Set the goal scoring record in only 3 years on Varsity. Earned All-State and All-Midwest honors in his senior year after leading the Firebirds to their first district title and first-ever victory over arch-rival Centerville High School. He played college soccer at the University of Dayton.




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My Attraction to Large Breasts

is Instinctive!"



Do girls like to have big boobs? - Quora


By Zulie Zane


I was thirteen the first time I was catcalled for having breasts. I developed early, much earlier than getting my first period. And from that moment on, despite my youthful face and obvious lack of sexual maturity, men felt obliged to comment on, stare at, and talk about my breasts.
“Straight men are just hardwired to find bigger breasts more attractive.”
This was a comment I got when I complained about men staring at my breasts with no sense of shame. It was aimed to excuse the men in question, to allow their behavior. And it wasn’t the only comment I got.
Why Do Men Love “breast” More Than Their “brains” – Lady - Romance - Nigeria
Over the years, there have been lots: dirty, smug, scathing comments about how men simply can’t resist looking at big honking bazonkers, and not only can they not resist, but biology is on their side for it.
There’s nothing I despise more than folks — usually straight cis men — using really bad human evolutionary psychology takes to defend their misogyny. You see it when men claim that women are naturally worse at science, better at nurturing, just hardwired to want kids. There’s just something so patronizing about this line of defense that sets my teeth on edge.
“I’m not sexist,” these men seem to say. “I’m not objectifying you on purpose. It’s just science.”
But the science they’re citing, in this case, is wrong. Let’s get into the various mistaken assumptions about breast size.

Bigger breasts have no reproductive value.


Let’s go basic biology for a minute. Traditionally, people are attracted to features that indicate the future of their potential offspring is strong. We like symmetrical features that signify healthy genes, smooth faces that indicate a lack of disease.
And one of the things these men seem to seize upon is the allegedly universal truth that bigger breasts mean a woman is more likely to be reproductively successful, and that’s why they’re so attracted to them.
The truth is that there is no evolutionary reason why men would prefer larger breasts. They’re not linked to higher fertility as a single trait, larger breasts don’t produce more milk for offspring, and if anything, larger breasts might signify that a woman is already pregnant which would count as a mark against her suitability as a mate.
Not only that but in terms of signaling reproductive readiness, they’re flawed at best. Many women develop breasts long before they’re fertile. Just as secondary sexual characteristics in men, like beards, aren’t universally attractive and don’t signify sexual virility or otherwise, breasts don’t either.

Breasts are not found universally attractive.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that many of the indications we take for attractiveness now are simply cultural. It’s not “hardwired” into us to find certain traits attractive, it’s drilled into us as a cultural preference.
Look at thinness, which is deemed a universally appealing trait. But the second you start to dig into any research that’s been done, you can see that women with higher BMIs tend to have more children, and children with higher birth weight, which would suggest that a higher BMI should be deemed sexually attractive. But it isn’t.
Look further afield and you’ll find one culture prefers “tubular” shaped women, instead of the traditional hourglass, whereas others prefer rounder figures because those signify a well-structured community that looks after its members.
In a 1951 study of 191 cultures, anthropologist Clellan Ford and ethologist Frank Beach reported that breasts were considered sexually important to men in 13 of those cultures. —Natalie Wolchover, via New Scientist
(I’ll leave aside the very worthy criticisms of BMI as a measurement for now.)
Nobody likes to talk about that, or about any of the other deviations of what people from different cultures find attractive because that contradicts popular perception of what people find attractive in society now. But big breasts are by no means something every culture deems sexually attractive.

Breast obsession is learned, not hardwired.

Here’s a pretty wild example: would you consider bound feet to be sexually desirable? Probably not — nowadays it’s viewed as a pretty controlling method which caused pain for the women it was inflicted upon.
And yet, until fairly recently, footbinding was sexually appealing. This wasn’t due to some strange hardwired preference. Smaller feet didn’t signify a greater reproductive potential. It was simply a cultural preference tied up with a whole lot of weird misogyny about women being helpless.
Additionally, women can learn to fetishize breasts. There’s no reproductive benefit to women preferring to look at breasts, and yet in selected cultures, women do. That’s not a coincidence — it’s a sign that this kind of attraction is nurture, not nature.
In the cultural view, men aren’t so much biologically drawn to breasts as trained from an early age to find them erotic. — Natalie Wolchover via Live Science

The problem with the breast fetish

Well, what’s all the fuss? Why does it matter that men aren’t really hardwired to be obsessed with breasts? It’s because of the cultural significance placed on breasts.
Women are simultaneously told to cover up and display their breasts. We’re revered and shamed for them. They cement our position in society as mothers, caregivers, nurturers, while simultaneously casting us as harlots, provocateurs, shameless whores. Breasts are demonized when out of the control of men and put on the holiest of thresholds when in their possession.
“[Ms. Yalom] found very little in the record to indicate how women have felt about their breasts: whether they took pleasure in them, the extent to which they chose to display their breasts or if they had any say in the debate over wet-nursing.” — Natalie Angier, via the New York Times
In the past thirty years, there has been so much research done on the alleged importance of the female body — breasts included — and what men find attractive. And there’s been an unsurprising dearth of research that runs contrary to popular cultural expectations.
For example, look at the traditional story we’re told of women being the childbearing mothers staying at home collecting berries while the menfolk were all off hunting mammoths.
It begs the question: Why aren’t strong women seen as more attractive, given that the stronger, bigger, and broader women would have been more capable of protecting their children should. Why is it petite, dainty, helpless, big-breasted, small-waisted women who claim public adoration?
There’s no research done on this for the same reason the breast fetish isn’t questioned, for the same reason that there is next to no scrutiny on the body shapes and sizes that women prefer: because for the history of science, academia has had a vested interest in protecting the dominant worldview that breasts and the women attached to them are there for the consumption and pleasure of men.
I encourage scientists and readers alike to question their deep-held beliefs about universal attraction and the “natural” preferences and skills reported for men and women. Look at how these have changed over time, between and within cultures. Closely examine your prejudice and be brave enough to question it in the books you read, the people you speak with, and the beliefs you hold. : Esther Price Assorted Milk Chocolates : Chocolate Assortments  And Samplers : Grocery & Gourmet Food



Esther Price, Dayton’s candy company founder: ‘I was thrilled every time I stirred a pan of candy’


Esther R. Rohman Price (1904-1994) - Find A Grave Memorial



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What started out as candy made on a Dayton woman’s kitchen counter has turned into one of Dayton’s most iconic businesses,

Esther Price Fine Chocolates.


As a teenager in the early 1920s, Esther Rose Rohman had to make a tough decision — finish high school or take a job at Rike’s Department Store. She chose to go to work, and in her autobiography, “Chocolate Covered Cherries,” she wrote it was “the best thing that ever happened to me.”

That decision put her on the path to founding her own business, which is now a Dayton institution.


Esther Price Candies – Another Food Critic

“When I was transferred to the second floor at Rike’s, I took in fudge,” she wrote. “We went into the stockroom and I gave everybody a piece of candy. They all went crazy over it. Every time I got a chance, I made fudge because I loved the glory of everybody loving the fudge.”

Esther married Ralph Price in 1924, left her job at Rike’s and had twins. To help make ends meet for the young family, she made fudge to sell to former co-workers.

A head floorman at Rike’s caught sight of her fudge-stuffed shopping bags during one of her visits and told her she could only sell it from the store’s candy counter.


“All the girls that were waiting for me to come in with their pound of candy had to go down to the candy shop to get it,” Price wrote. “Rike’s doubled the price, and everybody had to pay that to get the pound of fudge that I had made for them. From that day on, Rike’s said they would buy candy from me.”


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Esther started production in a two-bedroom house on Fauver Avenue. She made candy at night, cutting and wrapping it in wax paper.

To grow her business, she packed the candy in bags, opened the windows so her neighbor could hear her sleeping twins if they woke, and walked 12 blocks to the streetcar that took her downtown. There she went door to door selling candy to banks and doctors’ offices.


Winters Bank, North Main St. 1959 | Dayton ohio, Street view, Hometown

Esther’s skill and business grew. She began experimenting with dipping fudge in chocolate and making smaller bite-sized pieces. She cooked on six hot plates in her kitchen, cooled candy in her basement and decorated candy Easter eggs on makeshift tables in the attic.

Children's Easter Basket | Esther Price

It was time to find a bigger location when neighbors complained to the city about traffic congestion due to the number of people buying candy from her living room.

In 1952, crowds came to sample and watch candy as it was hand-dipped at her new store on Wayne Avenue. Today there are four stores in Dayton and three in Cincinnati.


History of Esther Price Fine Chocolates in Dayton, Ohio

After more than 50 years of candy making, Price retired and sold the business in 1976.


Esther Price Candies – Another Food Critic

“It seemed as though it was something given to me that I had to use,” she wrote. “I was thrilled every time I stirred a pan of candy.”

Today the company makes 5,000 pounds of candy a day during its 30-week production period.


Home | Esther Price

The community is as “proud of Esther Price as they are of Mikesell’s or Marion’s Piazza — because we’ve been around for the long haul,” Dressman said. “We’ve kept the same flavor profiles and same taste. It’s always a joy to get a good tasting candy.”

Faith Bollard, production manager for Esther Price, said she thinks people love the candy because “they can taste we don’t shortcut anything.”


Chocolate Covered Potato Chips - Dark | Esther Price



51st Reunion ?





The Class of 1970

is planning










A 51st Reunion




The 50-year reunion

originally scheduled for

August 29, 2020, 

postponed due to Covid,

has been rescheduled for

August 28, 2021



A Friday golf outing,  Friday evening casual get-together, and a Saturday morning tour of Fairmont High School are still planned. Great venue, great buffet, cash bar, continuous playlist of late 60's hits, dance floor


August 27th 2021  6:00 PM


Eudora Brewing Company

3022 Wilmington Pike, Dayton


Eudora Brewing Company



August 28th 2021  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dayton Country Club
555 Kramer Road, Oakwood













EFT Tapping for treatment of anxiety, depression: How does it work?



Does not refer to

dancing taught by Rita Hoefler




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Does not refer to induction into Fairmont West's

National Honor Society

Torch & Keystone


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Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is a powerful stress relief technique.

Tapping is based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.



Studies have shown that Tapping decreases cortisol (often called the stress hormone) in your body.


Chronic pain after trauma may depend on what stress gene variation you carry




The World Health Organization has announced that stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century.



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This is because stress is linked to anxiety, weight gain, sleep problems, lack of motivation, chronic pain, stomach issues, and depression. Tapping is proven to reduce stress, lower cortisol, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, relieve pain, increase productivity, and so much more!



Best of all

Tapping is easy to learn and


Self-administered stress relief




Reminder sheet for EFT tapping points



The basic Tapping technique requires you to focus on a negative emotion at hand. This can be a fear, a worry, or any unresolved problem. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times on 9 specific meridian points of the body

(more specific information on this below).

Tapping on meridian points sends a calming signal to the brain, letting your brain know it's safe to relax. So, for example, when you receive bad news from your boss or you begin to worry about future events, it triggers a part of your brain called the amygdala.


This part of the brain is responsible for triggering the stress response in our bodies, releasing stress-related hormones into the bloodstream. Also popularly known as the fight-or-flight response, it is the body's natural reaction to a perceived threat.

The amygdala's response is effective when you're faced with real-life danger but damaging when you want to feel calm and confident during a high-stakes meeting. And most of the time when this is happening in your body, you aren't experiencing the fight-or-flight (or freeze) response for the same reason that our ancestors did long ago were. There is no tiger in the woods, but the response in your body is still the same.

Tapping on these meridian points (the same used in acupressure) while you think about what is causing you stress helps your mind understand that you are not in any physical danger and it is safe to relax, reducing cortisol levels.



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Tapping gives you the opportunity to bring your life back into balance and reduce stress around your relationships, finances, weight, pain, fears, and so much more.



Eyebrow Point (EB)
Where the eyebrows begin, closest to the bridge of the nose.

Side of Eye (SE)
On the bone directly along the outside of either eye.

Under Eye (UE)
On the bone directly under either eye.

Under Nose (UN)
The area directly beneath the nose and above the upper lip.

Chin Point (CP)
This is the area just below your bottom lip and above the chin, right in the crease.

Collarbone Point (CB)
Starting from where your collar bones meet in the center, go down an inch and out an inch on either side.

Under Arm (UA)
On your side, about four inches beneath the armpit.

Top of Head (TH)
Directly on the crown of your head.


Use this link to go to the Tapping Solution

to learn by a 7 minute video


How to Tap


Here are some tips to help you achieve

the correct technique

You should use a firm but gentle pressure, the same as if you were drumming on the top of your desk or testing a melon for ripeness.

You can use all four fingers, or just the first two (the index and middle fingers). Four fingers are generally used on wider areas, while just two can be used on sensitive areas, such as around the eyes.

You can tap one side of the body or both at the same time. The meridian points are symmetrical on either side of the body.



The process uses a simple but precise pattern of tapping on 9 acupressure points of the body while you simultaneously imagine the object or experience that stimulates your phobic reaction.


It acts in much the same

way as a virus in a computer program by permanently interrupting the “program” or sequence of events that occur in the brain between the initial sighting of the thing you are afraid of and the physical response you experience.


When I came to California in 1982 I became interested in acupressure by buying


Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments


It offered a technique for free self-care


I attended a workshop taught

by the author to refine my technique

and have practiced ever since


Tapping is a variation of acupressure

that is simple to learn and use


Try it.







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We all know shopping habits have changed over the last year, but we wanted to know how they’ve changed. So we teamed up with Harris Poll to run an exclusive, nationally representative survey of 1,078 US adults. 

Mask off

Across activities, respondents did report a major shift toward digital during the pandemic:












But it turns out being very online isn’t for everyone. A plurality of respondents (43%) said they’ll mostly shop in-person once Covid restrictions are lifted. Just 24% said they’d mostly shop online, with 33% saying they’d do both equally. More post-pandemic plans below...

  • 77% of respondents are at least somewhat likely to shop at their local mall or department store. 
  • Less than half (47%) of respondents said they’re at least somewhat likely to use delivery apps post-pandemic. Though younger people reported a much higher willingness to keep the GrubHub and Uber Eats orders coming. 
  • More respondents (67%) plan to make big-ticket purchases IRL versus online (54%).

Big takeaway: It’s obvious that e-comm will remain a bigger part of everyday shopping than before. But Americans want to return to the physical realm too. 




The Oscars
Will Not Be Zoomed
Who will win the 2021 Oscars?
Sunday April 25th

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released new details of the upcoming 2021 Oscars ceremony — including a request for all nominees to attend in person.

In a letter sent out to Oscar nominees on Thursday, producers for April's award show revealed those nominated will not have the option to Zoom into the live show.

"For those of you unable to attend because of scheduling or continued uneasiness about traveling, we want you to know there will not be an option to Zoom in for the show," producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins wrote.

The letter continued, "We are going to great lengths to provide a safe and ENJOYABLE evening for all of you in person, as well as for all the millions of film fans around the world, and we feel the virtual thing will diminish those efforts."


For those unable to attend, the Academy will accept the Oscar on behalf of the artist. 

The Academy's COVID protocol for the live show takes its roots in "treating the event as an active movie set, with specially designed testing cadences to ensure up-to-the-minute results, including an on-site COVID safety team with PCR testing capability."




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Do You Remember?




Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), DVD -



Not Nominated

for any




Fairmont West's Mary Jo Begley

Class of 1968

won a role in this sequel after a competition

with 800 applicants.

Mary Jo spent over five weeks across the country, filming

in New Mexico and California

as the contest winner from Ohio



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Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a 1968 American comedy film directed by James Neilson and starring Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor and Binnie Barnes. Written by Blanche Hanalis, the film is based on a story by Jane Trahey about an old-line Mother Superior who is challenged by a modern young nun when they take the girls of St. Francis Academy on a bus trip across the United States.




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Released on April 10, 1968, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a sequel to The Trouble with Angels (1966).




  The Trouble with Angels (1966) - IMDb





Russell, Mary Wickes, Binnie Barnes and Dolores Sutton all reprise their roles as nuns from the original film. Wickes would later don the habit yet again for her amusing turn in both Sister Act (1992) and the sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).





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Check out

The Making of

"Where Angels Go...Trouble Follows"

which features the contest and has a few shots of Mary Jo as the Ohio winner

including one from the film




TCM's late Robert Osborne introducing

the film on TCM





The New York Times

April 11, 1968

Vincent Canby



IN predominantly Roman Catholic lands, there has always been a flourishing, if underground, trade in anticlerical fantasies. At their least unspeakable, these fantasies are simply blasphemous. Curiously, in this country, which has a heritage of Protestant Puritanism, Hollywood has developed its own flourishing trade in fantasies about the Catholic elergy. Ours may seem a good deal less offensive than the Latin variety, but they are. In their simple-minded, artificial way, no less a vulgarization of taste and a distortion of reality.

Such a film is "Where Angels Go-Trouble Follows!" Columbia's cute-as-a-button comedy about a swinging nun that opened here yesterday at neighborhood theaters. The film is a sequel to the company's 1966 "The Trouble With Angels," with Rosalind Russell, looking as pious and as lacquered as a religious figurine, repeating her role as the mother superior of a girls' parochial school.Considering the apparent success of the original film, to say nothing of the immense popularity of other fantasies about nuns who fly and sing, there is probably a large audience waiting to be gulled into somnambulistic complacency by these new slapsticky and sentimental antics.

"Where Angels Go" takes the capped toothed, Clairol-rinsed nymphets of St. Francis Academy on a bus trip from Pennsylvania to California to attend some sort of interfaith youth rally. On this frame are stretched out the mostly predictable and sometimes embarrassing misadventures of the nymphets and their keepers—flat tires, running out of gas, a night at a boys' school and a showdown with three cycle-riding Hell's Angels.Slightly below the surface—about a half an inch—the film presents a confrontation between the old church, represented by Miss Russell's conservative mother superior, and the new, represented by Stella Stevens, a young sister who believes nuns should be able to demonstrate for peace (not too specifically, though), and wear short skirts. Miss Stevens, one of Hollywood's busiest, most buxom starlets, somehow suggests a new kind of ecumenism.

Because the confrontation is a fake one between nonissues, the film must rely on the inventiveness of its comic situations and on the appeal of its players. The comedy, however, is strictly up-dated "Junior Miss," and the performances right out of Hollywood stock, particularly those by Miss Russell, Binnie Barnes and Mary Wickes, as the teachers, and by Susan Saint James and Barbara Hunter, as two mischevious students. Seen briefly in cameo roles are Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, Van Johnson and Robert Taylor. They just look old. Out of mufti, Miss Stevens is earnest, but—and this is really some kind of negative accomplishment—oddly tomboyish.

Blanche Hanalis wrote the original screenplay, using the characters created by Jane Trahey, who wrote "The Trouble With Angels." James Neilson, a Walt Disney graduate ("Bon Voyage," etc.), directed. One just wonders what Luis Bunuel, with his Latin Catholic background, might have done with the same material.



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Setting aside its impact on popular culture and the Austrian tourist industry, The Sound of Music was also responsible for bringing nuns – an admittedly small sub-genre – back into fashion.

Of course, there had been some big hitters getting into the box office habit in the past, most notably The Bells of St Mary’s (1945) with Ingrid Bergman, Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus (1947), Loretta Young in Come to the Stable (1949), Kerr again in a rather more resourceful mode opposite Robert Mitchum in war drama Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957) and Audrey Hepburn in The Nun’s Story (1958). All four actresses (Kerr in the second outing) were Oscar-nominated. But none of the films ushered in a rush of wannabes.

The Sound of Music was viewed as directly responsible for putting nine projects on the starting grid. Leading the charge was Debbie Reynolds as The Singing Nun (1966), MGM’s biopic of the Belgian sister Dominique whose records topped the charts. Columbia chipped in with The Trouble with Angels (1966), directed by Ida Lupino and headlining Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills, which spawned a sequel also with Russell Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968).





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Title referenced during Weekend Update

Crow: Miles O'Keefe will be back in Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows.

Crow: "Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!"

Crow mentions the film by name.





"The King









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Clark Gable








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William Clark Gable


was born on February 1, 1901






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to William Henry "Will" Gable (1870–1948), an oil-well driller, and his wife Adeline. His father was a Protestant and his mother a Catholic. Gable was named William after his father, but he was almost always called Clark, and referred to as "the kid" by his father. 1 Due to the doctor's illegible handwriting, he was mistakenly listed as male and female in the county register; the clerk later corrected it to male. He had Pennsylvania Dutch, Belgian, and German ancestry. Gable was six months old when he was baptized at a Roman Catholic church in Dennison, Ohio. When he was ten months old, his mother died. His father refused to raise him in the Catholic faith, which provoked criticism from the Hershelman family. The dispute was resolved when his father agreed to allow him to spend time with his maternal uncle Charles Hershelman and his wife on their farm in Vernon Township, Pennsylvania. In April 1903, Gable's father married Jennie Dunlap (1874–1920).

Gable's stepmother raised the tall, shy child with a loud voice to be well-dressed and well-groomed. She played the piano and gave him lessons at home. He later took up brass instruments, becoming the only boy in the nearby Hopedale Men's town band at age 13. Gable was mechanically inclined and loved to repair cars with his father, who insisted that he engage in masculine activities such as hunting and hard physical work. Gable also loved literature; he would recite Shakespeare among trusted company, particularly the sonnets.


Until he graduated from high school, Billy had no thought of becoming an actor but this changed after a vist to the theater when he was seventeen to see the play ‘Bird of Paradise.’


His father had financial difficulties in 1917 and decided to try his hand at farming, and moved the family to Palmyra Township, near Akron, Ohio. His father insisted that he work the farm, but Gable soon left to work in Akron for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.


He had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career that lasted 37 years, three decades of which was as a leading man. Gable died of a heart attack; his final on screen appearance was of an aging cowboy in The Misfits, released posthumously in 1961.





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Clark Gable’s image, even 50 years after his death, is still that of the handsome romantic, the rogueish charmer, a Rhett Butler sweeping beautiful women off their feet. The reality of Gable’s life is somewhat less romantic.

He was certainly a womaniser, a serial seducer and philanderer, and he ruthlessly used his attractivenness to women, particularly older women who held powerful positions in Broadway and Hollywood, to make his way to the top. He was a toyboy before the name had been coined.




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Once established as a star he continued his womanising ways. With Loretta Young he fathered an illegitimate child whom he never acknowledged, and even when married to his soulmate, Carole Lombard he conducted an affair with Lana Turner.







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Texas has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country, with sales allowed only by prescription for a handful of conditions.

That hasn’t stopped Lukas Gilkey, chief executive of Hometown Hero CBD, based in Austin, Texas. His company sells joints, blunts, gummy bears, vaping devices and tinctures that offer a recreational high. In fact, business is booming online as well, where he sells to many people in other states with strict marijuana laws.

But Mr. Gilkey says that he is no outlaw, and that he’s not selling marijuana, just a close relation. He’s offering products with a chemical compound — Delta-8-THC — extracted from hemp. It is only slightly chemically different from Delta 9, which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

And that small distinction, it turns out, may make a big difference in the eyes of the law. Under federal law, psychoactive Delta 9 is explicitly outlawed. But Delta-8-THC from hemp is not, a loophole that some entrepreneurs say allows them to sell it in many states where hemp possession is legal. The number of customers “coming into Delta 8 is staggering,” Mr. Gilkey said.

“You have a drug that essentially gets you high, but is fully legal,” he added. “The whole thing is comical.”

The rise of Delta 8 is a case study in how industrious cannabis entrepreneurs are pulling apart hemp and marijuana to create myriad new product lines with different marketing angles. They are building brands from a variety of potencies, flavors and strains of THC, the intoxicating substance in cannabis, and of CBD, the nonintoxicating compound that is often sold as a health product.

With Delta 8, entrepreneurs also believe they have found a way to take advantage of the country’s fractured and convoluted laws on recreational marijuana use. It’s not quite that simple, though. Federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, are still considering their options for enforcement and regulation.

“Dealing in any way with Delta-8 THC is not without significant legal risk,” said Alex Buscher, a Colorado lawyer who specializes in cannabis law.







Still, experts in the cannabis industry said Delta 8 sales had indeed exploded. Delta 8 is “the fastest growing segment” of products derived from hemp, said Ian Laird, chief financial officer of New Leaf Data Services, which tracks the hemp and cannabis markets. He estimated consumer sales of at least $10 million, adding, “Delta 8 has really come out of nowhere over the past year.”

Marijuana and hemp are essentially the same plant, but marijuana has higher concentrations of Delta-9 THC — and, as a source of intoxication, it has been a main focus of entrepreneurs, as well as state and federal lawmakers. Delta 8, if discussed at all, was an esoteric, less potent byproduct of both plants.

Precisely what kind of high Delta 8 produces depends on whom you ask. Some think of it as “marijuana light,” while others “are pitching it as pain relief with less psychoactivity,” said David Downs, senior content editor for, a popular source of news and information about cannabis.





Either way, Delta 8 has become “extremely ascendant,” Mr. Downs said, reflecting what he calls “prohibition downfall interregnum,” where consumer demand and entrepreneurial activity are exploiting the holes in rapidly evolving and fractured law.

Mr. Gilkey said he had paid upward of $50,000 in legal fees to make sure that he will not run afoul of the law. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Gilkey worked in a counternarcotics unit on boats out of San Diego. He “saw some really tough stuff,” he said, and “wasn’t happy about the war on drugs.”

He wound up running a business in Austin that sold e-liquid for vaping devices. Then in 2019, he started his current business focused on selling CBD. Late last spring, he said, he started getting calls from customers about Delta 8.

“I said, please explain to me what that is,” he recalled. Mr. Gilkey, whose company supplies other retail shops around the country with products, saw a huge opportunity. After checking with the lawyers, he started full-scale packaging gummies and vape pens and other products using Delta 8 he said he got from a major hemp supplier.

“It’s about to go mainstream,” he said. And it’s just the beginning


. “There’s a Delta 10 in the works.”






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If the isolation of the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s just how much we rely on our relationships to get through the day. Locked down with only FaceTime and fantasy to get us through, the boundaries between connections “real” and imagined are increasingly non-existent. So don’t fret if all that screen time has made the gang in Friends start to feel a lot like a gang of your actual friends; you’ve just crossed into the realm of the parasocial—a parallel world where one-way connections with celebrities or fictional characters have all the intensity of a reciprocal relationship.


These bonds, while first formally articulated in 1956, have existed wherever humans have been able to create “intimacy at a distance.” Recent research reveals parasocial relationships can shape everything from what we buy and who we vote for to how we feel on a daily basis. It’s no illusion.







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By the digits

$2,500: Cost of a personalized video message from Caitlyn Jenner on Cameo as of 2020

129.2 million: People who follow former US president Barack Obama on Twitter, the most followed account on the platform

81%: Increase in the average number of Tweets sent by members of the US Congress, between 2016 and 2020

435,000: Peak viewers on US congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch debut, one of the biggest debuts on the platform

21 months: Age by which children begin to learn best from onscreen characters they’ve formed bonds with over time

90%: Young adults who say they’ve had a “strong” attraction to a celebrity








On the same wavelength

In 1956, social scientists Donald Horton and R. Richard Wohl published their research on an intriguing phenomenon in mass communications: “para-social interaction,” or the viewer’s “illusion of a face-to-face relationship with the performer.”

Radio, TV, books, and movies could all create this “intimacy at a distance,” but the authors noted certain individual performers proved better at eliciting this bond than others.



Horton and Wohl, for example, spent a lot of time writing about their own apparent paramour, “The Lonesome Gal,” a nightly broadcast from a girl “without a name or a history” who monologued in a “throaty, unctuous voice” at the “lover” listening on the other end.

“The Lonesome Gal was inundated with thousands of letters tendering proposals of marriage,” Horton and Wohl wrote, “the writers respectfully assuring her that she was indeed the woman for whom they had been vainly searching all their lives.”






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Looking to form a parasocial bond? May we suggest Twitch, the livestreaming service, which has traditionally connected popular gamers to millions of viewers. As the game (or tarot reading or livestream of raccoons eating) advances, fans can chat in real time, and streamers often engage directly with their commenters, fostering a sense of community—between the streamer and their fans, and among the streamers’ fans—over time.



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Brief history

~535 BCE: Thespis, an ancient Greek, takes the stage to speak as his character, instead of himself, becoming the world’s first recorded actor.

1844 CE: German critic Heinrich Heine dubs the fan frenzy over Hungarian composer Franz Liszt “Lisztomania,” which would inspire the name “Beatlemania” more than a century later.

1903: The first known usage of the word “fandom,” per Merriam-Webster.

1933: President Franklin Roosevelt begins to give his signature radio addresses, the Fireside Chats, on matters of national importance.

1956: Social scientists Horton and Wohl coin the phrase “para-social interaction.”

1962: “Uncle” Walter Cronkite, for decades known as “the most trusted man in America,” takes the anchorman’s seat on CBS’ “Evening News.”

1981: John Hinckley, Jr. shoots US president Ronald Reagan in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster.

2000: Eminem’s song “Stan” drops, subsequently giving rise to the slang “stan” for a super-devoted fan, though the song paints a rather unflattering picture.

2011: Twitch, the live streaming service, launches in the United States.

2020: In one of a number of successive political acts, K-pop stans prank US president Donald Trump, claiming thousands of tickets for a rally in Oklahoma, and then leaving the seats empty.



Para-social media

The latest developments in mass communications are taking the “para” out of parasocial relationships. Platforms from Twitter and Instagram to Cameo and OnlyFans now allow celebrities to interact with their audiences directly—turning this “intimacy at a distance” into something of a two-way street.

Perhaps no modern American celebrity plays this game better than Taylor Swift. In addition to her mass communications on her favorite social media platforms, Swift is known for directly commenting on her fans’ Tumblrs, inviting hundreds of them to her home for listening parties, and sometimes sending them Christmas gifts.





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These are life-changing moments for fans. But for Swift, it’s just good business: The star uses parasocial media “to oversee and control the online conversation about [her music] and her fandom,” writes Sarah White, a communications studies student at California State University, Sacramento, in her graduate thesis.









Late Larry Flynt

Got His Start in Dayton






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Larry Flynt, the tenacious, controversial and free-thinking entrepreneur and self-described hillbilly who took a string of strip clubs and built them into Hustler, one of the world's most successful sex-based brands, has died. He was 78.



As dreams go, Larry Flynt’s was a modest one.


It went something like this: Buy a bar. Put some plywood over the pool table. Hire a young woman in a bikini to dance on it.


Nothing fancy. No delusions of respectability. Just a safe bet that the world was full of men willing to pay cash to drink cheap beer and look at pretty dancers. This was Flynt’s business model when he opened the Hustler Cocktail Lounge in early 1968 in Dayton, Ohio.

“When I started out, I just wanted to make money and have a lot of fun,” Flynt said. “That was basically my vision.”

Flynt came from Bible-belt Salyersville, Ky., and his beginnings in Dayton mirrored those of thousands of other Appalachians who came here in search of work. He washed dishes in a restaurant before landing a job on the production line of General Motors Corp.’s Inland Division.

“He worked a lot of overtime and he saved up $1,800 and bought his first bar,” recalled Richard Mantia, a former business partner with Flynt and owner of Dominic’s Restaurant at 1066 S. Main St.







Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

"Larry Flynt in his plush Columbus Office, June 1976." Photo by Peterson

“Larry Flynt in his plush Columbus Office, June 1976.” Photo by Peterson



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In October, Lisa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler Magazine owner and one-time Dayton entrepreneur, Larry Flynt, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Riverside, OH, automobile accident. Her death here revealed the deep connection the Flynt family has not only to the Miami Valley, but also Central and Southwestern Ohio. The material in bloc quotes below is taken from Flynt’s autobiography, An Unseemly Man: My Life as a Pornographer, Pundit, and Social Outcast.

Though he and his family were from Kentucky, Flynt’s parents divorced and his mother remarried, and eventually moved to Dayton. She began operating a bar called the Keewee Club in the 500 block of Milburn Aveune.  After a stint in the Navy, Larry moved here in 1962 and by 1965 had taken over operation of the Keewee from his mother.

He later changed the name of the bar to Larry’s Hillbilly Haven. Intent on catering to working-class patrons, it featured typical “backyard” mainstays and activities, like horseshoes and picnic tables. Flynt also found solace in the Appalachian roots of many of the Keewee’s patrons.

 Customers I knew best, of course, were working-class people like myself, especially hillbillies. There were a lot of hillbillies in Dayton, and the Keewee was located in the middle of a neighborhood where all the hicks were living. Everyone was from Kentucky, Tennessee or West Virginia.

Flynt grew tired of the less than savory clientele his bars attracted and decided he would open an upscale establishment. Capitalizing on the “go-go” club craze of the mid-60s, he created the Hustler Cocktail Lounge, which would eventually beget the magazine.

Shortly after I opened the Hustler Club, I got a call from my bank in Dayton. I had borrowed a little money to do the remodeling and the bank wanted me to repay it. We had a disagreement about whether the note was due. The guy on the phone annoyed me…I thought he was wrong. I had the money. It wasn’t that I couldn’t’ pay; it was the principle of the thing. In a flash of inspiration I decided to pay off the bank and get some publicity for the club at the same time. I had an employee go out…and purchase wheelbarrows. At the same time, several other employees were making the rounds to different banks all over town, buying rolls of pennies enough to pay off the whole debt. The next day I led a procession along the sidewalks of downtown Dayton to the bank. Go-go girls, in costume, pushed the wheelbarrows through the front doors into the lobby and dumped the pennies on the floor. The Dayton Daily News sent a photographer. The story was picked up by the wire service, and the next day pictures of the girls were in papers all over the country. The bank took it in good spirits, although it did strain its dignity a little.




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America’s first Hustler Club. The Hustler Cocktail Lounge, 215 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio, August 1973. File photo


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Soon Flynt expanded by opening a series of Hustler Clubs across Ohio and eventually found himself in the publishing business.I decided to send a monthly newsletter to [Hustler Club] members…in March 1972… It was an innocuous looking black and white, single-fold, four page bulletin with short articles on some of the go-go dancers and a couple of feature stories. It wasn’t much but it was a start. I got several calls from customers urging me to…expand it. I took their advice.  I…shortened the name to Hustler [and] in February 1973 I expanded to twenty-four pages. The little newsletter had grown into a small magazine.


Dayton Daily News advertisement in 1969.



Hustler magazine became a huge success and for a brief time was printed here in Dayton at McCall-Dayton Press. Though I cannot confirm this, I have read on some Dayton history websites that the magazine was printed at the Dayton facility until some of the employees complained about the content of the magazine and Flynt had the production moved elsewhere.

Leaving Dayton, Flynt later moved his Hustler headquarters to Columbus. In Columbus, he purchased a house in the Bexley neighborhood. Eventually, as the Hustler empire grew, the headquarters again moved to Los Angeles.



One night in 1968, Flynt loaded up his new Cadillac with dancers and sent them to a Young Democrats meeting in Dayton.

When the dancers arrived in tights and bikini tops, the Young Democrats refused to let them in. A photographer snapped a picture of the young women trying to pull the door open while a Young Democrat desperately clung to the door, as if fending off half-naked zombies.

Flynt got a headline in the next day’s newspaper:





In January 1972, Flynt created the Hustler Newsletter, a two-page, black-and-white publication about his clubs. This item became so popular with his customers that by May 1972, he expanded the Hustler Newsletter to 16 pages, then to 32 pages in August 1973. As a result of the 1973 oil crisis, the American economy entered recession. Revenues of Hustler Clubs declined, and Flynt had to refinance his debts or declare bankruptcy. He decided to turn the Hustler Newsletter into a sexually explicit magazine with national distribution. He paid the start-up costs of the new magazine by deferring payment of sales taxes his clubs owed on their activities.




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In July 1974, Flynt first published Hustler as a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter, which was advertising for his businesses. The magazine struggled for the first year, partly because many distributors and wholesalers refused to handle it as its nude photos became increasingly graphic. It targeted working-class men and grew from a shaky start to a peak circulation of around three million. The publication of nude paparazzi pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in August 1975 was a major coup. Hustler has often featured more explicit photographs than comparable magazines and has contained depictions of women that some find demeaning, such as a naked woman in a meat grinder or presented as a dog on a leash – though Flynt later said that the meat grinder image was a criticism of the pornography industry itself.





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Flynt’s life and historic court case served as the basis for the 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt, which garnered Oscar nominations for director Miloš Forman and a Best Actor nomination for Woody Harrelson for his portrayal of Flynt. Flynt also dabbled in politics, briefly running for president in 1984 and running for governor of California in the 2003 recall election. Flynt has been married five times, and is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Berrios, and six children.



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Dayton is home to one of the 25 remaining Ku Klux Klan groups in the country as KKK membership has plummeted over the past decade, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.


The KKK-affiliated White Christian Brotherhood in Dayton is listed as one of 21 hate groups in Ohio in the law center’s annual report on hate groups released this week. It is the only Klan group in Ohio.



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The KKK is one of the nation’s most notorious white supremacist organizations, and its decline over the past decade has impacted the overall number of hate groups the SPLC tracks. Last year’s report identified 47 KKK groups — including three in Ohio — and noted numbers had steadily declined from 190 in 2015.


“A major reason for this is that the Klan’s name has become extremely toxic — if you are a Klan member and your employer finds out, for instance, you are all but guaranteed to be fired. Unfortunately, those declining numbers do not reflect a parallel reduction in support for their ideas,” the new report says.

While the number of hate groups tracked by the law center declined, it says hate did not. The SPLC says that work was picked up by groups such as the Proud Boys, who vandalized historically Black churches in Washington D.C. The Proud Boys have a presence in Columbus and Canton, the report says. And many people aren’t members of an organized group, but spread hateful ideologies online.






Bill Sandlin, founder and “imperial wizard” of the White Christian Brotherhood KKK group in Dayton, says the group was formed about two years ago and has a half-dozen members locally.



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Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a wiffle ball, with 26-40 round holes, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard game. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The spread of the sport is attributed to its popularity within community centers, physical education classes, public parks, private health clubs, YMCA facilities and retirement communities. There are multiple tournaments played each year both within the United States: The U.S Pickleball National Championships and U.S Open Pickleball Championships as well as numerous international championships.









The game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at the home of Joel Pritchard, who later served in Congress and as lieutenant governor. He and two of his friends, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton, but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a perforated plastic ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed.



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The Super Bowl means many marketers will create live, timely content this week. But in the eleventh hour, Bowl creativity could run dry. 

That’s why we’re sharing the following stats from Roku on what your audience might be snacking on during the game. Bookmark this article for content inspo when you’re fresh out of football jokes late Sunday night.

What: 24% of Roku users are likely to order takeout from a third-party app during the game. Plus, 82% of Roku users have heard of Grubhub and DoorDash, and 78% have heard of Uber Eats.

Who: Football fans between the ages of 25 and 34 represent 44% of those likely to order Seamless for a single slice of pizza. 

When: Roku predicts Super Bowl LV’s audience will consume the following snicky snacks—chips and dip (71%), chicken wings (63%), and pizza (48%). 

+1 for restaurant marketers: According to Gaurav Shirole, director of ad measurement at Roku, “Food and restaurant marketers should consider ramping up awareness…like through a QR code experience to unlock a delivery promotion, or use omnichannel strategies ahead of game day to ensure homebound and hungry streamers know their order options.”





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All betting lines via BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted. 

► Coin Toss: Heads (-105)/Tails(-105)*

► What will be said first? COVID (-500)/Pandemic (+300) 

► Color of liquid poured on winning coach? Orange (+125), Red/pink (+300), Yellow/green/lime (+400), purple +600, clear +600, Blue +700* 

► How many times will Bill Belichick be mentioned? More than once (-175), less than once (+135)* 

► How many commercials will have a dog in it? Over 4.5 (-250), Under 4.5 (+170)^

► Coach to have nostrils seen first during game: Andy Reid +150, Bruce Arians -250^

► How many times will Gisele Bünchden be shown: Over 1.5 (-250), Under 1.5 (+170)^ 

► Primary color of Patrick Mahomes' headband: Red -400, Black +210, Gray (+600), White (+600)^ 

► Chiefs first touchdown scorer: Tyreek Hill +320), Travis Kelce +350), Clyde Edwards-Helaire +750, Mecole Hardman +1100, Sammy Watkins +1200, Patrick Mahomes +1200, Le'Veon Bell +1600

► Buccaneers first touchdown scorer: Mike Evans +400, Leonard Fournette +600, Chris Godwin +600, Antonio Brown +700, Ronald Jones II +750, Rob Gronkowski +900, Scottie Miller +1400, Cameron Brate +1600

► Tom Brady longest completion: Over (-125)/under (+100) 38.5 yards

► Patrick Mahomes longest completion: Over (-115)/under (-105) 39.5 yards

► Tyreek Hill longest reception: Over (-125)/under (+105) 26.5 yards

► Player to make first reception: Kelce +450, Hill +600, Godwin +650, Evans +800, Brown +900, Watkins +1100, Fournette +1200, Gronkowski +1200, Hardman +1600

► Player to make an interception: Tyrann Mathieu +230, Daniel Sorensen +400, L'Jarius Sneed +450, Bashaun Breeland +450

► Player to record 50+ rushing yards: Fournette -110, Jones II +210, Darrel Williams +225, Edwards-Helaire +400, Mahomes +600, Brady +25000

► Player to record 100+ receiving yards: Kelce -105, Hill +125, Godwin +220, Evans +325, Brown +750, Watkins +900, Hardman +1200, Gronkowski +1400

► Tom Brady outcome of first pass: Complete -200, Incomplete/Sack +175, Interception +1800




Going to a

Super Bowl party?




Although the United States continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic, Super Bowl parties will still be a destination for a significant segment of the population.

One-fourth of Americans in a recent Seton Hall Sports Poll indicated that they intend to gather with people from outside their households for Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7.


However, 64 percent of adults said they would not attend a party, and 11 percent were uncertain. The poll of 1,522 adults was conducted Jan. 22-25 and has a margin of error of plus- or minus-3.2 percentage points.








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Rike's Department Store in Dayton held a Thanksgving Day parade, Rike's Toy Parade, in Dayton from 1923 to 1942. A highlight was Santa Claus and his elves. The annual tradition ended when World War II began.





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“The Queen’s Gambit,” Netflix’s fictional drama about a female chess prodigy, has pulled off an unlikely gambit of its own: It’s prompted one of the biggest surges in the popularity of chess among Americans since the days of Bobby Fischer’s dominance in the 1970s.

The show has become Netflix’s most widely viewed scripted limited series, with 62 million households tuning in during the first 28 days after its Oct. 23 debut, the streaming company said. (Netflix now counts two minutes of watching as a view.) The impact is clear: Google search queries for chess doubled from October to November. Participation in online chess sites is soaring and it is getting harder to buy some chess sets.

“We’re setting a new record, for most new members in a single day, almost every day of November,” said Nick Barton, director of business development at, a site for chess education and online play. That influx of more than 100,000 members daily is mostly beginners, Mr. Barton said. The newcomers have been mostly in the 18-to-24 demographic (as high as 60%), and slightly more female than usual, at 25% of new members compared with 22% among the site’s base of 46 million members. During the spring, pandemic lockdowns gave a bump to chess sites, he said. “The Queen’s Gambit” built on that to create a pop-culture sensation.


Jeff Myers, owner of online retailer, said his sales this month are triple November’s last year. Demand is running up against a Covid-related supply slowdown, he said, and his inventory is dwindling. “We source our best quality Staunton wood chess pieces from India, and India has really been locked down. They haven’t been able to harvest trees for the sets, and carving factories for the pieces have been closed,” Mr. Myers said. His domestic supply of chess boards also has been disrupted: “The boards I have coming from New York won’t last until Christmas at the rate we are selling.”


Netflix’s seven-episode series is based on a 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, is a red-headed Kentucky orphan in the 1960s who sees chessboard patterns in her head at age 8. The world opens to Beth as she advances from local curiosity to world champion, all while struggling with substance abuse.

The show feels like a cousin of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” sharing its swanky mid-century set designs and fashions, international travel and a strong-willed protagonist in a male-dominated field. Its impact, though, has been more like that of “Stranger Things,” another Netflix series that is credited with spurring a revival of the game Dungeons & Dragons.


Want to join the chess craze? Here are resources:

PLAY has created a Beth Harmon chess bot that beginners and experts can play against. Novices can take on Beth at age 8; experts can challenge versions of Beth up to grandmaster level., which recently reached 100,000 simultaneous players online, is a free site where one can take on global opponents at the same level of expertise. It offers puzzles for mastering tactics and variants like Antichess and Crazyhouse.




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Kettering is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 55,405. Kettering is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Kettering offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kettering there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kettering and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kettering are highly rated.


Kettering Fairmont High School




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Real world life scenarios were hardly taught correctly.
Food tastes terrible and is not worth the price!
Crationism was mentioned a lot by my english teachers and a few others. It's religion is school people. You don't want that. there's no scientific evidence for it.
The only unique aspect is that if you want to get laid, you're in luck! Watch out for the teachers.
Very biased, unwilling to have players just for fun, it's all about winning and being on drugs.
The food is absolutely terrible.
The cafeteria is in need of a major cleanup. The food needs to be more diverse especially for certain religious groups or for the people who would like to eat healthier.
There is a lot of bias at this school especially when it comes to athletes and musical/theatrical students. They are graded far differently based on the teacher and there are many favorites that receive better grades than the students that do the same work. They have no regard for the students there and Mr. White suggests that any student with any kind of issue go to Barnes or drop out. The staff is very awful and need to be replaced with people that do the job right and are hired on based on experience and credentials. Mr. White and many of those staffed here have been hired on due to who they know and who they were the best man of at a wedding.
Gross. It's all fattening and fake. I've gotten more than one chicken sandwhich with a gray coloring to it. The only healthy food options are little bowls of fruits and vegetables that spoiled long ago.

Obi is a NY Knick!




From the New York Post


A teary Brooklyn homecoming took place Wednesday in the NBA draft.

Obi Toppin is a Knick.

Dayton’s 6-foot-9 scoring forward fell to No. 8 on Wednesday night, and Knicks president Leon Rose pounced on the National College Player of the Year, whom he nearly traded up to get.

The Post reported in Wednesday’s editions the speculation that Toppin, who was long expected to be taken at No. 5 by the Cavaliers, could fall to 8.

And Cleveland obliged by taking Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro. That set the stage for the Flyers forward to drop to the Knicks.

After the selection, Toppin was in tears and got choked up as he was interviewed by ESPN.

“I’m from New York, that’s why it’s important, I’m not going to take it for granted,” Toppin said through tears. “It’s amazing.

A teary Brooklyn homecoming took place Wednesday in the NBA draft.

Obi Toppin is a Knick.

Dayton’s 6-foot-9 scoring forward fell to No. 8 on Wednesday night, and Knicks president Leon Rose pounced on the National College Player of the Year, whom he nearly traded up to get.

“I had the God-given blessing to be No. 8, and go to my hometown, which was New York,’’ he said later on Zoom. “Me being in this position is a blessing.”

In a statement, Rose said: “As one of the highest ranked players on our draft board, Obi was someone we really coveted. He’s an explosive athlete and one of the most dynamic players in college basketball. Just as importantly, he’s also a high character individual with a tremendous work ethic. We look forward to a bright future with him and are excited to bring a native New Yorker home to The Garden.”



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The New York Knicks have selected Obi Toppin with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Toppin, the consensus National Player of the Year after a stellar season at Dayton, is one of the lottery's more unorthodox prospects. He didn't play for a blue-blood collegiate program, and at 22-years-old, will be among the oldest players selected in this class. But his production at Dayton speaks for itself, and unlike many previous college stars to flameout as professionals, at least some of Toppin's game should translate well to the NBA

Toppin is going to be an excellent pick-and-roll finisher even as a rookie thanks to his elite leaping ability and craft near the basket. That alone makes him a valuable offensive player. His chance at stardom relies on the rest of his promising offensive game. Toppin made 39 percent of his 3-pointers last season at Dayton. He handles the ball well for a big man, and while his size could be a limitation in the post against centers, he should thrive against mismatches off of switches. He's drawn comparisons to Amar'e Stoudemire for a reason. Toppin has a chance to be the very best offensive player in this class. 




Obi Toppin

and the NBA Draft

Nov. 18, 2020


Obi Toppin's Dayton highlights prove he is a top 5 NBA prospect | 2020 NBA  Draft Scouting Report - YouTube



Dayton | Soph | 6-9 | 220 lbs
A breakout 2019-20 campaign earned Dayton star Obi Toppin consensus national player of the year honors, and a wealth of draft buzz to boot. Between his leaping ability and offensive arsenal that extends beyond the 3-point line, he figures to be an above-the-rim, floor-spacing big who can affect the game with athleticism and versatility. 



Conference awards Dayton's Obi Toppin Player of the Week honors for fourth  time


Dayton's Obi Toppin was the best player in college basketball last season, with an offensive game built for the modern NBA. He's a ferocious dunker, the son of a New York streetball legend known as "Dunkers Delight." He's an effortless floor spacer and a career 41.7% 3-point shooter. He's an outstanding passer and an efficient scorer, posting a 69.4 true shooting percentage over the course of 64 college games. And he plays with a joy and charisma that appeals to basketball fans everywhere.

In a class with so much uncertainty, why isn't Toppin a candidate for the top pick in the 2020 draft? For starters, 22-year-olds drafted in the top 10 don't have the strongest track record. Outside of Damian Lillard in 2012, here's the rest of the list over the past decade:

But Toppin has carved a different path than most prospects his age.

"I'm not going to lie, I didn't think I was going to go anywhere after my high school career," Toppin told ESPN. "I thought I was going to go to [junior college], maybe go to another school after that, maybe go overseas."

And what would Toppin's own mother have said if she had been told five years ago that he would be a top draft prospect? "April Fools'," Roni Toppin responded with a laugh.








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The NCAA announced Monday it plans to play the entire NCAA tournament in one geographic area and is in preliminary talks with Indiana and Indianapolis about hosting the 68-team event.


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That means Dayton will not get to host the First Four for the second straight year. The First Four and entire tournament was cancelled in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. UD Arena was the site of the inaugural First Four when the NCAA Tournament expanded to 68 teams in 2011, and it has hosted it every year since when the tournament has been played.


Indianapolis was already scheduled to host the Final Four from April 3-5. The revised tournament could be held at different sites around Indianapolis in March and April. The original plan called for the tournament to be played at 14 different sites, including Dayton.

“We have learned so much from monitoring other successful sporting events in the last several months, and it became clear it’s not feasible to manage this complex championship in so many different states with the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball, in a press release. “However, we are developing a solid plan to present a safe, responsible and fantastic March Madness tournament unlike any other we’ve experienced.”









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The Firebirds

Did Shoot the Beavers

Winning 24-0

on Saturday morning



Postponed until Saturday




Season Game

After a Playoff Loss








Firebirds Lose in Ohio Playoffs


Fairmont  7

Olentangy Liberty 35




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Reynolds & Reynolds


Indicted for Tax Evasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Houston technology executive Robert Brockman has been charged in the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history after fellow billionaire Robert Smith turned against him to avoid prosecution himself, the Justice Department said on Thursday.


Robert Brockman is accused of carrying out $2 billion tax evasion scheme.

He’s a Texas billionaire and the owner of a large local company, but that doesn’t mean Bob Brockman is necessarily a familiar face in the Dayton area.


Robert Brockman, 79, has owned automobile dealer products and services company Reynolds & Reynolds since 2006, but he has said little in local or national media. Industry publication Automotive News once called him a “mystery man.”


On Thursday, federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced that a federal grand jury in that city returned a 39-count indictment charging Brockman with tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and other alleged offenses.


Brockman, the 79-year-old chief executive of Ohio-based Reynolds and Reynolds Co, hid $2 billion in income from the Internal Revenue Service over two decades, using a web of off-shore companies in Bermuda and St. Kitts and Nevis, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.


“The allegations made by the Department of Justice focus on activities Robert Brockman engaged in outside of his professional responsibilities with Reynolds & Reynolds,” said a statement from a spokesperson for Reynolds and Reynolds. “The company is not alleged to have engaged in any wrongdoing, and we are confident in the integrity and strength of our business.”


A company spokesperson Friday said Brockman is working with his private legal counsel, and while the situation is evolving, he will continue to serve as CEO of Reynolds & Reynolds.















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Ensuring all students achieve their greatest potential

If you are interested in helping to coordinate a "Virtual Reunion" via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms, for a group of Yellow Jackets, please let us know. We can help with that. Contact Jeff Abke '96 - Director of Development at or 419-874-9131 ext. 2274.


League Champions:
1967, 1977, 1979,
1980, 1984, 1985,
2001, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015
State Playoff Appearances:
2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020*
Regional Champions:
* Ran into Fairmont


Fairmont's Kene Anosike against Springfield earlier this season. Jeff Gilbert/CONTRIBUTED




Fairmont won its first playoff game in school history Friday night, upsetting unbeaten Perrysburg 41-14.


Perrysburg was the No. 5 seed in the Division I, Region 2 bracket. Fairmont was the No. 12 seed.


Dalton Gustwiller put Fairmont on the board early with a 12-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.


Keon Wright added a 67-yard passing TD to Anas Musaimi and a 43-yard rushing score to help Fairmont carry a 28-7 lead into the half.

Drew Baker put the game out of reach with a pair of TD runs in the second half.



Fairmont (3-4) moves on to face Olentangy Liberty next Friday. Olentangy Liberty eliminated Miamisburg 35-0 on Friday.



Fairmont (2-4) travels to Toledo Friday night to take on Perrysburg (6-0) in the D-1, Region 2 Playoffs!

Perrysburg is currently ranked 6th in the D-1 AP Poll.




Fairmont Victorious

in Season Finale


Will Holt drilled a 37-yard field goal with 3:45 to play and Fairmont blocked a 'Boro field goal attempt to score a 10-7 win.


Keon Wright scampered 54 yards for a TD for Fairmont. Michael Etheridge had a fumble recovery return for a TD for 'Boro.


Fairmont closed the regular season at 2-4; Springboro fell to 2-3.




































































In July, a Covid-19 outbreak in central Ohio was blamed on holidaymakers returning from Florida and Arizona, two states badly affected by the virus this summer. News such as this has forced many to abandon any out-of-state travel plans.



But for locals missing the sea waves, a new community of surfers has this summer sprung up in the most unlikely of places. In Dayton, Ohio, the pandemic has fuelled an emergent river surfing scene that's drawing adventure seekers down to the Miami and other rivers.



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That's not Anne Bancroft's leg


It belongs to Linda Gray


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The film made $35 million at the box office the first month in July 1968



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The New Your Times printed a small article that despite a nationwide talent search, the filmmaskers casting The Graduate were coming up empty-handed. The article was picked up and they were inundated with mail. Over three hundred amateurs personally contacted casting. But none got a screen test.




Those actors getting a screentest incuded:







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Charles Grodin














Tony Bill














Rob Lipton




















Dustin Hoffman









The screentest with

Kathrine Ross


After the audition, matters got worse, Hoffman said, "The idea that the director was connecting me with someone as beautiful as her, it became an even uglier joke. It was like a Jewish nightmare."





Before the film's release, when Ross was asked about her costar she gave it straight,


"He looks about three feet tall, so dead serious, so humorless,

so unkempt"






Director Mike Nichols said "Grodin got very close...But he didn't look like Benjamin to me."



However, when Mike Nicols approached Dustin about auditioning for the role of Benjamin Braddock, he instantly felt that "this is not a part for me. I'm not supposed to be in movies. I'm supposed to be where I belong.

An ethnic actor is supposed to be in ethnic New York in an ethnic Off-Broadway show. I know my place."




Dustin was cast to play "Benjamin Braddock."











The role of Mrs. Robinson, the desparate housewife who begins her seduction of Ben on the night of his homecoming, was considered from the start the film's most bankable.









Doris Day was approached early on. Day has long maintained that she turned the part down because it offended her values. But when they sent her the novel her husband and manager, Terry Melcher withheld it from her.











They met with Ava Gardner who was forty-four. But decided she was perhaps not mentally up to the part when she tried to phone her old friend Ernest Hemimgway, who had committed suicide five years before.












The idea of Jeanne Moreau was floated, in keeping with the French cinematic tradition of sophisticated older women initiating naive young men into sexuality.

However, it was decided that The Graduate was an all-American story, so she was never offered the role.




Supposedly Anne Bancroft only accepted the role after being talked into it by husband Mel Brooks.




Dustin Hoffman's old pal Gene Hackman, only seven years his senior, would be Mr. Robinson, the cuckolded husband of Ben's paramour.





Then, when cast and crew seemed to be coming together nicely, Gene Hackman was suddenly fired from his role as Mr. Robinson. Nichols quickly replaced him with actor Murray Hamilton.







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