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Is/was Cleveland such a shithole?

In Howard The Duck (the comic book, not the movie), Cleveland is kinda described as a hell of a shithole, like the most ugly, depressing and boring city of the entire US (and IIRC writer Stever Gerber said he indeed put his story there because he felt that way about the city).

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So seriously, since I've never been there, is Cleveland such a crappy place, or at least was it in the mid-70's when the comic was published? Or was it more of a personal grudge Gerber had against the city?

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Reply #1 posted 12/11/14 1:34pm

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I have heard it is pretty shitty there too. Probably not more than Baltimore though. Wouldn't mind visiting the R&R Hall of Fame though.

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Reply #2 posted 12/11/14 2:09pm

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It has a hellmouth which explains alot. biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 12/11/14 2:11pm

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Lived in the area for years now back in Minneapolis. It was all that...dank, depressing...scary in spots...

After I moved they passed legislation to allow cassin's in the state and specifically in the cities. The popped up like mushrooms including a giant casino downtown I guess it has livened things up a bit. I will be there for NYE this year...we shall see!

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Reply #4 posted 12/11/14 3:14pm

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3rdeyedude said:

I have heard it is pretty shitty there too. Probably not more than Baltimore though. Wouldn't mind visiting the R&R Hall of Fame though.

I've been to both Baltimore & Cleveland several times, Cleveland doesn't have any section nearly as good as Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The R&R Hall of Fame is fantastic, but if you ever do get there you'll need to prepare yourself - there was not even one single piece of Prince memorabilia there during the two times I visited. sad

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Reply #5 posted 12/11/14 5:14pm

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Born and raised on the east side of the Greater Cleveland Area.

The city and its surrounding area have suffered since the '70s from awful fiscal policy; steel and polymer manufacturing that has now gone largely offshore; an undervaluing and mismarketing of its cultural assets; and a social climate that has festered under an east vs. west, city vs. suburb, white vs. black (...ad infinitum) provinciality. So my experience of the city is, yeah, it has sucked for some time... so much so that I left in 2006.

I still own a home in the eastern 'burbs, I check up on my tenant and visit my family about once every other month. The strategy over the past 5 years has been to revitalize Cleveland's downtown core with casinos, swanky residential developments, and revitalized entertainment districts. Simultaneously, the city has afforded major incentives to its two competing world-class teaching hospitals to buy up large chunks of an otherwise abandoned midtown. These efforts seem to be resulting in a gradual return to life... so we'll see.

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Reply #6 posted 12/12/14 2:25pm

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Well when you have the Cleveland Browns there that's enough stank and depression for the whole city. Go Steelers! That's why LeBron came back to the rescue.
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Reply #7 posted 12/12/14 3:53pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Well when you have the Cleveland Browns there that's enough stank and depression for the whole city. Go Steelers! That's why LeBron came back to the rescue.



My advice is to hook up with Johnny Football. If he can't have fun in Cleveland, no one can.

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Reply #8 posted 12/16/14 4:03am

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Lammastide said:

Born and raised on the east side of the Greater Cleveland Area.

The city and its surrounding area have suffered since the '70s from awful fiscal policy; steel and polymer manufacturing that has now gone largely offshore; an undervaluing and mismarketing of its cultural assets; and a social climate that has festered under an east vs. west, city vs. suburb, white vs. black (...ad infinitum) provinciality. So my experience of the city is, yeah, it has sucked for some time... so much so that I left in 2006.

I still own a home in the eastern 'burbs, I check up on my tenant and visit my family about once every other month. The strategy over the past 5 years has been to revitalize Cleveland's downtown core with casinos, swanky residential developments, and revitalized entertainment districts. Simultaneously, the city has afforded major incentives to its two competing world-class teaching hospitals to buy up large chunks of an otherwise abandoned midtown. These efforts seem to be resulting in a gradual return to life... so we'll see.

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wave Hi, Lammastide! biggrin

I was borned and raised in Cleveland too, and I have to agree with the OP, it is a shithole. The economy still sux here (even though people keep claiming that it's improving). Personally, I don't see it, and all of the jobs that do become available seem to be either low paying, or part-time with no benefits. The only reason why I stay here is because my parents are still alive. My one brother used to live in Arizona, but moved back here several years ago, because he, "loves Cleveland!". Personally, I don't see what the attraction is, but to each their own, I guess. :\ The only good thing about Cleveland is a restaurant called Shooters in The Flats. It is right on Lake Erie, and you can watch the boats come and go on the water. The food is really good too. Other than that, Cleveland sux!

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Reply #9 posted 12/16/14 4:05am

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Pokeno4Money said:

3rdeyedude said:

I have heard it is pretty shitty there too. Probably not more than Baltimore though. Wouldn't mind visiting the R&R Hall of Fame though.

I've been to both Baltimore & Cleveland several times, Cleveland doesn't have any section nearly as good as Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The R&R Hall of Fame is fantastic, but if you ever do get there you'll need to prepare yourself - there was not even one single piece of Prince memorabilia there during the two times I visited. sad

Yeah, I've been to the R & R Hall of Fame too several times, and no Prince memorabilia. My reaction waa, "What the hell?" They have Michael Jackson, George Clinton, the Rolling Stones, and countless other popular musicians, but no Prince. confused

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Reply #10 posted 12/16/14 4:07am

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phunkdaddy said:

Well when you have the Cleveland Browns there that's enough stank and depression for the whole city.

True that! lol The Cleveland Browns can never do ANYTHING right, it seems. I call them the "Charlie Browns". lol They suck!

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Reply #11 posted 12/16/14 7:28am

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psychodelicide said:

Pokeno4Money said:

I've been to both Baltimore & Cleveland several times, Cleveland doesn't have any section nearly as good as Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The R&R Hall of Fame is fantastic, but if you ever do get there you'll need to prepare yourself - there was not even one single piece of Prince memorabilia there during the two times I visited. sad

Yeah, I've been to the R & R Hall of Fame too several times, and no Prince memorabilia. My reaction waa, "What the hell?" They have Michael Jackson, George Clinton, the Rolling Stones, and countless other popular musicians, but no Prince. confused


I asked an employee why there wasn't any Prince memorabilia, she said because Prince refuses to donate or loan any. neutral

I wonder if anyone has ever asked Prince why that is the case? I'm not aware of any beef he may have with the Hall, and he obviously attended both George Clinton's induction as well as his own. Unless maybe he wants Paisley Park to be the "exclusive" site of his memorabilia? Either way it's a damn shame, they should have an entire section in the Rock Hall dedicated to Prince.

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Reply #12 posted 12/16/14 12:14pm

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I did like the TV show

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Reply #14 posted 12/16/14 1:49pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Well when you have the Cleveland Browns there that's enough stank and depression for the whole city. Go Steelers! That's why LeBron came back to the rescue.

You need to leave Cleveland Browns alone... they have not done anything to YOU. razz

lol lol lol Its been awhile since I messed with you, it was time. biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 12/16/14 5:58pm

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psychodelicide said:

Lammastide said:

Born and raised on the east side of the Greater Cleveland Area.

The city and its surrounding area have suffered since the '70s from awful fiscal policy; steel and polymer manufacturing that has now gone largely offshore; an undervaluing and mismarketing of its cultural assets; and a social climate that has festered under an east vs. west, city vs. suburb, white vs. black (...ad infinitum) provinciality. So my experience of the city is, yeah, it has sucked for some time... so much so that I left in 2006.

I still own a home in the eastern 'burbs, I check up on my tenant and visit my family about once every other month. The strategy over the past 5 years has been to revitalize Cleveland's downtown core with casinos, swanky residential developments, and revitalized entertainment districts. Simultaneously, the city has afforded major incentives to its two competing world-class teaching hospitals to buy up large chunks of an otherwise abandoned midtown. These efforts seem to be resulting in a gradual return to life... so we'll see.

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wave Hi, Lammastide! biggrin

I was borned and raised in Cleveland too, and I have to agree with the OP, it is a shithole. The economy still sux here (even though people keep claiming that it's improving). Personally, I don't see it, and all of the jobs that do become available seem to be either low paying, or part-time with no benefits. The only reason why I stay here is because my parents are still alive. My one brother used to live in Arizona, but moved back here several years ago, because he, "loves Cleveland!". Personally, I don't see what the attraction is, but to each their own, I guess. :\ The only good thing about Cleveland is a restaurant called Shooters in The Flats. It is right on Lake Erie, and you can watch the boats come and go on the water. The food is really good too. Other than that, Cleveland sux!


Hey, Nancy! hug

Shooters is still there, eh? That is a pretty decent place.

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Reply #16 posted 12/17/14 7:57am

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Aight since there's so much Cleveland Browns talk, I hafta post this real obituary that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch. lol

http://www.legacy.com/obi...bLoggedOut


Entsminger Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence. Born January 8, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of William and Martha (Kirkendall) Entsminger. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.

lol lol lol



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Reply #17 posted 12/17/14 11:55am

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So finally Howard is the best thing that ever happened to Cleveland lol lol lol

Did any of u ever see the "duck man", as locals call him?

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Reply #18 posted 12/17/14 2:27pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Aight since there's so much Cleveland Browns talk, I hafta post this real obituary that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch. lol

http://www.legacy.com/obi...bLoggedOut


Entsminger Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence. Born January 8, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of William and Martha (Kirkendall) Entsminger. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.

lol lol lol



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7thday said:

Pokeno4Money said:

Aight since there's so much Cleveland Browns talk, I hafta post this real obituary that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch. lol

http://www.legacy.com/obi...bLoggedOut


Entsminger Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence. Born January 8, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of William and Martha (Kirkendall) Entsminger. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.

lol lol lol



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Lammastide said:

psychodelicide said:

wave Hi, Lammastide! biggrin

I was borned and raised in Cleveland too, and I have to agree with the OP, it is a shithole. The economy still sux here (even though people keep claiming that it's improving). Personally, I don't see it, and all of the jobs that do become available seem to be either low paying, or part-time with no benefits. The only reason why I stay here is because my parents are still alive. My one brother used to live in Arizona, but moved back here several years ago, because he, "loves Cleveland!". Personally, I don't see what the attraction is, but to each their own, I guess. :\ The only good thing about Cleveland is a restaurant called Shooters in The Flats. It is right on Lake Erie, and you can watch the boats come and go on the water. The food is really good too. Other than that, Cleveland sux!


Hey, Nancy! hug

Shooters is still there, eh? That is a pretty decent place.


hug Yes, Shooters is still in existence. I think that's the ONLY restaurant in the Flats that HASN'T closed. lol My parents and I try to go there at least once during the summer (usually before an Indians game). biggrin

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Reply #21 posted 12/17/14 5:53pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

psychodelicide said:

Yeah, I've been to the R & R Hall of Fame too several times, and no Prince memorabilia. My reaction waa, "What the hell?" They have Michael Jackson, George Clinton, the Rolling Stones, and countless other popular musicians, but no Prince. confused


I asked an employee why there wasn't any Prince memorabilia, she said because Prince refuses to donate or loan any. neutral

I wonder if anyone has ever asked Prince why that is the case? I'm not aware of any beef he may have with the Hall, and he obviously attended both George Clinton's induction as well as his own. Unless maybe he wants Paisley Park to be the "exclusive" site of his memorabilia? Either way it's a damn shame, they should have an entire section in the Rock Hall dedicated to Prince.


Yeah, I think that was the reason I was given when I asked a R & R Hall of Fame employee about why they didn't have any Prince stuff on display. I agree, they should have a display dedicated to Prince. Prince is such a control freak though, I would be surprised if that actually happened. It would be nice, though.

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

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Reply #22 posted 12/17/14 5:55pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Aight since there's so much Cleveland Browns talk, I hafta post this real obituary that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch. lol

http://www.legacy.com/obi...bLoggedOut


Entsminger Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence. Born January 8, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of William and Martha (Kirkendall) Entsminger. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.

lol lol lol



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spit lol That is too funny!!!!!

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