The car is still king in Reno

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Tuesday November 20, 2007.

Another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series in which I take the easy road to blogging and react to news in short, opinionated, useless snippets. Someone poke me in the eye if I ever link to a marketing blog where I don’t personally know the author again. I mean it.

  • David LaPlante distills that which I can’t slog through. And he should be commended for it. See, even in the new media world there is room for an editor here and there. Without Dave, I might never have found that article, which will help me immensely as I undertake another speaking engagement next week. Will I pass the test? Wait, I better read that first. (LaPlante)
  • Another new baseball complex, only this time, it’s in Arizona. Here is the lowdown: it’s for two major league clubs to use during Spring Training, the main stadium holds 10,000 people, it is being funded by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, and there are enough spaces to park…wait for it…5,000 cars. That’s one car per two people. Reno ought to take a cue from that and build it to accommodate who will be visiting instead of building it to fit what we wish might someday happen. This is certainly something that could be a gigantic discussion, but it’s been done before, so I’ll just point out the difference and leave it at that. (Dodger Thoughts)
  • Chuck Norris blah blah blah. The ad is really cool. Being a seasoned vet at chucknorrisfacts.com, not much of it was new, but the best part by far is the frozen punch at the end. That was fresh. (Dullard Mush)
  • Ron Paul brought his special brand of crazy to town. Myrna’s post is really good, solid, non-cultified info on Ron Paul. And I only had to navigate through seven (7) links to ads that are made to trick you into thinking they’re not ad links, but actual links. I’m still alive. It seems like everything I’ve ever seen on the guy is either really dismissive or religiously obedient. But finally I read something that’s neither. Props to Myrna for being a reader of David Niewert so she can bring us those intelligent blockquotes that Niewert researched and put together. How else could she have incited so many of the awesome comments we’ve all grown to love from the Ron Paul disciples? Also, does this mean that Reno’s #2 blogger is now connected with skinheads and stuff? (Reno and Its Discontents)
  • They forgot the apostrophe! Seriously, if you’re going to name a place after some of my favorite slang, at least name it correctly. Watch: ‘Sup? (or !), See, fixed. (Reno News and Review)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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