Ohio the Heart of it all... Maybe it's true

Judge Bean

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The very heart of Rock.

I thought Lake Erie caught fire.
 

PyRo99

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Yes, I am sure that we are the poorest. It was released somewhere, and I know people have said it many times.

And it was the Cuyahoga River that caught fire due to Pollution.
 

Eutychus

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Because I can use the practice typing and it's so much fun to reminisce, a fellow named Alex Bevan did a neat little tune about Ohio's favorite city in 1978 called Let's Have Another Laugh on Cleveland Bluze. It catches the feel of the times in which it was written and had us all in stitches in college when it came out--

They say the best things in life are here
And though the skys are very seldom clear here
We've got a city full of dreams and
We call our city Cleveland
It's the best location in the nation,
Temporarily caught in a bad situation

From the council chambers to the city hall
It seems they've finally seen the writing on the wall
Projected layoffs in the bunches
While at political lunches
The topic of discussion's
Not re-election or the Russians

It goes: "Who's fault's the default?
The city sits with empty vaults
C.E.I. gets old Muni
'Cause we ain't got that dough re mi"

They say a city cannot stand if it's divided
But Cleveland's always been east and west sided
A little schitzoid, perhaps
But then, we got the Flats
Steel mills, smokestacks and chemical urns
And the only damn river in the world that burns.

It's the home of Howard the Duck and the Kielbasa Kid
It's where Ziggy and Dorothy Fuldheim also live.
It's the rock and roll capital of the world, it's plain
It's where the Cleveland Orchestra got its name
And full of old world charm, you see-
our charming mediocrity

If our city planning should draw your perusal
Just see how they plan this year's snow removal
Yes, Cleveland's the land of dreams
And maniacal schemes
If you've a taste for the strange
Or crave the bizarre
The midwest Oz is what we are.

So if you've got money in your pocket
and a wild hare up your sleeve then
Grab yourself a freighter and cruise to Cleveland
and watch Dennis "the" Kucinich
the people's mayor to da finitch
Appeal to you, appeal to me
and the FCC on local TV

We all hope the city doesn't go down
It's just clutching at straws like men who drown
But I know we're gonna make it through
We're gonna make it proud and smiling too
'Cause we can laugh at ourselves
How 'bout you?

We'll call this another laugh on Cleveland Bluze!




For those unfamiliar with Cleveburg, CEI is a local producer of electricity who bought the old municipal electric plant (Old Muni) when the city was in profound debt. Everyone was wearing "De fault's not mine, I just live there" tee shirts.
 

Darkwolf

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Hey, since we're talking about things in cleveland on fire, lets not forget Dennis Kusinich's hair.
 

StarLord

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Eutychus, thanks for that, it was awesome!

Speaking of fires, where was that mountain of Tires that went up they could never put out? And isn't there a city somewhere where the coal fire is Still burning in the mine? (as in for years and years)
 

Darkwolf

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Speaking of fires, where was that mountain of Tires that went up they could never put out? And isn't there a city somewhere where the coal fire is Still burning in the mine? (as in for years and years) __________________

The answer to both of these questions is that there are several.
 

Eutychus

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(\"Darkwolf\")</div>
Hey, since we're talking about things in cleveland on fire, lets not forget Dennis Kusinich's hair.[/b]

Actually, Dark, I think that was Mayor Ralph Perk, who was pre-Kucinich. When he died some years ago, mention was made of the fact that he set his hair on fire twice while dedicating a bridge.

As to the tires, yes, I've heard about that. I think the coal mine is in the southern end of the state, but that's nothing compared to the mine fires that have been burning for fifty years in China in multiple mines. The world can get down on the U.S. for our pollution and never say word one about the ozone-depleting gases being produced by China. Kind of makes me want to quit recycling my aluminum cans.
 

Darkwolf

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Actually, Dark, I think that was Mayor Ralph Perk, who was pre-Kucinich. When he died some years ago, mention was made of the fact that he set his hair on fire twice while dedicating a bridge.


You are correct, that was before my time. Little Denny just screwed up the city.
 

DadOf5

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(\"StarLord\")</div>
And isn't there a city somewhere where the coal fire is Still burning in the mine? (as in for years and years)[/b]

That's actually in Centralia, Pennsylvania. I was there just last summer. Very eerie place to say the least. Smoke rising from the ground, streets cracking and sinking. Its been burning since 1961 with no way to put it out.
 

StarLord

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(\"DadOf5\")</div>
That's actually in Centralia, Pennsylvania. I was there just last summer. Very eerie place to say the least. Smoke rising from the ground, streets cracking and sinking. Its been burning since 1961 with no way to put it out.[/b]

THAT'S the one!!! The abandoned city... Thanks DAD!!
 

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