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(   Inscriptions on poorly-made bricks start to fade shortly after opening of Cincinnati's new ballpark, just like team's pennant hopes after a 3-6 start.   ( divider line
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54 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Apr 2003 at 10:53 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-11 09:51:38 AM  
Could be worse. Could be Detroit.
2003-04-11 09:57:33 AM  
Wow, inscriptions on bricks are what, only a few thousand years old in terms of technological achievement. Cincinnati must be moving right along. Coming soon -- the Bronze Age!!!
2003-04-11 10:06:57 AM  
It's a sign from Jebus. For some reason.
2003-04-11 10:56:04 AM  
Just another example of the good work of our union workers. Join now!
2003-04-11 10:57:56 AM  
BTW, maybe scrubbing the hell out of the bricks isn't such a hot idea.
2003-04-11 10:58:10 AM  
Those bricks have lasted longer than Griffey's season.
2003-04-11 10:58:42 AM  
When you inscribe bricks with CRAYON, chances are the writing will eventually fade
2003-04-11 10:59:12 AM  
A terrorist attack on america's favorite pasttime?
2003-04-11 11:00:13 AM  

moron doesn't even know what an oscillating hose is..

wait.. i don't either.
2003-04-11 11:00:32 AM  
It's Griffey's fault.
2003-04-11 11:00:53 AM  
Jay_Santos -

There has already been a terrorist attack on america's favorite pastime - it was called the Expos
2003-04-11 11:03:19 AM  
This sucks. We got my late grandpa a brick 'cause he was a lifelong Reds fan.
2003-04-11 11:03:52 AM  
the great american ball park don't need no edu-cay-shun!
the great american ball park don't need no thought control!
no dark sarcasm in the closs-room
ken grumpylosy5o jr, leave those kids alone
hey! ken grumpy jr! leave those kids alone!
2003-04-11 11:04:43 AM  
uh, not sure where those random characters came from in my post....
2003-04-11 11:04:54 AM  
Are they putting them right under the flying pigs?
2003-04-11 11:05:10 AM  
I bet Pete Rose hase something to do with this...
2003-04-11 11:10:22 AM  
america is only good at building one thing: prisons.
well, at least they get that right unlike yemen.
2003-04-11 11:13:26 AM  
Go figure.
2003-04-11 11:13:26 AM  
Like everything in Cincinnati, the bricks were cheap. Their Motto: Only the poorest quality materials are used to make a cheap product. Mr. Linder wouldn't have it any other way!.

As for the team, Who dey! Who Dey! Who Dey say gonna beat dem Red Legs!
2003-04-11 11:15:49 AM  
If any of those bricks belong to any ethnic individuals could we expect a visit from the good reverend Jackson soon?

just wondering
2003-04-11 11:16:06 AM  
The only names that are fading are those of African American people, and that is because the racist city of Cincy gave them inferior bricks. Just another reason to boycott.

/end sarcasm
2003-04-11 11:17:41 AM  
Asswind --

Whoa, spooky.
2003-04-11 11:18:01 AM  
"I really don't mind, if you sit this one out."
2003-04-11 11:18:27 AM  
It also could be dirt and dust from the Cinergy Field demolition site next door settling on the bricks. But that wouldn't explain why some are illegible while others remain clean.

Could be that some of the bricks are a darker color, and thus the lighter color dust settles in the inscription and the inscription remains readable. But with light bricks, it becomes illegible.


The bricks that are legible are where the bums sleep/shiat/piss and thus prevents dirt from settling.
2003-04-11 11:18:54 AM  
I supposes this is also somehow gonna be Paul Browns fault and then of course the Bengal jokes will begin to fly
2003-04-11 11:19:20 AM  
I p id $3 0.0 , an ll I got w s th s f ckin br ck.
2003-04-11 11:21:23 AM  

Home run.
2003-04-11 11:23:23 AM  

2003-04-11 11:32:10 AM  
I think it is the work of satan.
2003-04-11 11:38:37 AM  
Sam Handwich: I love that song!
2003-04-11 11:40:40 AM  
When I first heard about this program, I thought the letters would actually be chipped into the bricks, like they do with tombstones.

When you see them, it looks like they used a stencil and a black magic marker.
2003-04-11 11:43:42 AM  
I like the quote at the end: "It's just like everything else in the ballpark - we're learning."

Obviously your not learning how to WIN A FARKING BALLGAME.

Whatever, I'm in Seattle and the sucking sound from Safeco is almost deafening. Never shoulda let Lou go.

2003-04-11 11:44:15 AM  
Detroit can beat that, shameful 0-8 start...

Someone's gettin' fired fer sure.

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2003-04-11 11:57:33 AM  
Hmm.. 3-6? Quit your biatching, you're still 1 game up on the Brewers.
2003-04-11 12:00:56 PM  
Hi, everyone... My name is TV_Director... and... ummm... I'm a Reds fan.

At least they've won three world series in my lifetime. I'd shoot myself if I were a Cubs or Red Sox fan.
2003-04-11 12:14:50 PM  

Thanks for sharing, TV_Director.

/fellow Reds fan sitting in back of room
2003-04-11 12:32:36 PM  

And take the Bengals with you..

At least High School sports in Cincinnati are still competitive.
2003-04-11 12:33:53 PM  
Whose career went to shiat faster--Ken Griffey Jr's or Kurt Warner's?

I think Warner's went faster, but Griffey was better for longer.
2003-04-11 12:41:15 PM  

"As God is my witness, I thought Griffey would stay healthy."

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2003-04-11 12:43:12 PM  
"It's just like everything else in the ballpark - we're learning."

Translation: "We're an incompetent group of schlubs who shouldn't have been hired in the first place."

Poor Cincy. Can't catch a break. While the city's suing the Bengals, they ought to throw the Reds in there too. It'll be obvious after the first year when the warranties run out on everything.
2003-04-11 02:15:38 PM  
And everyone wonders why we Cincinnatians keep moving out of the city and into the suburbs....
2003-04-11 03:32:43 PM  
3-6 start in a 162-game schedule...I would quit now.
2003-04-11 05:04:16 PM  
Icy_one, while the high school sports are competitive, their schools are falling apart. The city will pay more $$$$$ for a new stadium (while it is STILL paying on the loan for the old one that no longer exists), and the public applauds, but to maintain its public schools? Hell no. Parts of schools are crumbling and condemned b/c the populous of cincy seems to think that their precious sports teams that can't win a game are somehow more important than educating their children. I feel better now.

2003-04-11 06:29:29 PM  
the public applauds

The public applauds?! Are you on crack?
jbc [TotalFark]
2003-04-11 11:26:47 PM  
They're overlooking the obvious. We're talking about Reds fans here. Half of them can't read their bricks because they can't read.
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