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Dear Mary Beth:  What do you like best about hailing from Cincinnati?

Well... for one thing, you sigh a lot.

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....Ocho Cinco??????!!!!!!

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September 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Well, I would sigh if I could get enough air into my lungs through these inflamed sinuses. Darned Cincinnati/Ohio River Valley pollen trough!

September 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

Two words for you: GOOOOOOOOOOO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself. New coach, new quarterback, and we did AWESOME! Well, mostly awesome. I think Todd Heap should change him name to Ocho Seis or maybe Deep Six...as he looked like he hadn't touched a football in a year... oh that's right, he hasn't. If I ruled the world, as cute as Heap is, he'd be FARRED. (That's 'fired' Baltimore style.)

ANYWAY, as long as you don't become a Deadskins fan, I'll still read your column. :D ;)

September 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

That would hurt if I actually gave two craps about the Bengals right now. First stop populating the team with felons, and then maybe I'll watch them again.

September 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB

We refer to them as the Bungles or a less nice variation... the felony rate is astonishing! I am glad that the NFL is finally (as of last year really) cracking down on behaviour issues. It's about darn time!!!
College football is a pleasing alternative, for the most part.

September 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

It is obvious to me that the best thing about being from Cincinnati is Skyline Chili. Even if it is originally from Kentucky.

September 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLt K

Mais non! Unless I've read the back of my menu incorrectly, Skyline began in Price Hill, on the West Side. People could see the city skyline from the restaurant; hence the name. The recipie is Greek-- the origin of the founder's family.

September 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB

The first Skyline is right over the river, technically in Kentucky. The waitress there wasn't very nice, but it was still something of a pilgrimage for me. It's the one in Covington, if I recall.

Holy snappers, I miss that place. Look, I'll have a nice plate of sushi for you here (I am in Okinawa, where grocery store sushi shoots leagues past even fancy American sushi) and you have a 3-way, a cheese coney (with everything), and a mt dew for me. And a chilito, if you are still hungry.

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLt K

It was indeed Price Hill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_Chili. Every time I go home for a visit, I bring back a canned supply, but brother, it ain't the same, is it? I miss me a fresh cheese coney myself.

You stay safe over there. I'd send you a chilito if I could, but I don't think it'd look very appetizing by the time it got to you.

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB
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