3-in-1 Oil

Murphy’s’ old lady had been pregnant for some time and now the time had come. He brought her to the doctor and the doctor began to deliver the baby. She had a little boy, and the doctor looked over at Murphy and said, “Hey, Murph! You just had you a son! Ain’t dat grand?!”
Murphy got excited by this, but just then the doctor spoke up and said, “Hold on! We ain’t finished  yet!”
The doctor then delivered a little girl. He said, “Hey, Murph! You got you a daughter!!!! She is a pretty lil ting, too”
Murphy got kind of puzzled by this and then the doctor said, “Hold on, we ain’t got done yet!“ The doctor then delivered another boy and said, “Murph, you just had yourself another boy!”
Murphy said to the doctor, “Doc, what caused all of dem babies?”
The doctor said, “You never know Murph, it was probably something that happened during conception.”
Murphy said, “Ah yeah, during conception.”
When Murph and his wife went home with their three children, he sat down with his wife and said, “Mama, you remember dat night that we ran out of Vaseline and we had to use dat dere 3-in-1 Oil?
She said, “Yeah, I remember dat night.”

Murph said, “I’ll tell you, it’s a freakin’ good ting we didn’t use WD-40!”


Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

This selling back to the grid is a ridiculous concept to begin with and the utility companies are ignorant in exploring other ways to tap into this renewal resource whether it was paid for by a homeowner or put up by the utility company. They of course are hesitant to invest in other means of providing electricity and of course are scared to death that for once their consumer base has an alternative to reducing their utility cost to minimal or even free. Personally I believe every new home built should have solar panels installed on the roof as part of the building process even if the life expectancy of the panels are only 20-30 years.

Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists



“Summer Jam West brightens Hilltop”

“Summer Jam West brightens Hilltop”

True leadership is not about being a part of an organization or becoming involved with the status quo. Patti Von Niessen​ is a true inspiration and a much needed visionary in bringing quality events to the Columbus Westside Hilltop. She accomplished this without affiliation but rather taking her vision in bringing art to our community. In doing so she brought people from all cultures together, to mingle, eat, enjoy art, enjoy music, and make new friends. She has accomplished more in bringing people together with a solid theme of activities, events, and learning in the past 4 years than any organization here on the Columbus Westside Hilltop has attempted to do in the past 25 years. This in my opinion makes for a true leader, an inspiration for us all!


By Andrew Keiper
The Columbus Dispatch

Posted Jul 8, 2017 at 9:01 PM
Updated Jul 8, 2017 at 9:01 PM


Laughter rises from the mingling crowd, mixing with music booming across Westgate Park and the smoke from the eclectic array of food trucks. For an afternoon, all is right on the Hilltop.
The fourth annual Summer Jam West arts and culture festival kicked off early Saturday afternoon, bringing in a diverse group of community members, artists and vendors. From a children’s face-painting tent and a local ice cream shop to a broad display of area bands, the festival hosted a bevy of Columbus offerings.
The festival is an attempt to break down the formal cultural and physical distance that make Downtown galleries often inaccessible to Hilltop residents, said Patti Von Niessen, the executive director of the Summer Jam West nonprofit.
“Being able to have art brought to them is huge,” Von Niessen said. “We’re an art desert out here. There’s virtually no public art.”
This year’s theme is “Moving and Grooving,” and, per tradition, a huge mural was painted to commemorate it. Local artist Roger Williams donated his time and talents to complete the massive 95-foot-long painting along the nearby Camp Chase Trail. Murals from years past can be found dotting Westgate Park.
Von Niessen has been a neighborhood resident since 2009, and began the organization in 2012. What started as a modest 1,000-attendee festival has blossomed to attract an estimated 6,000 this year, taking up most of Westgate Park’s 43 acres.
Brian Marcus, Hilltop resident and local artist, has witnessed the growth and positive effects of the festival over the years. His hand-drawn, psychedelic artwork decorated his vendor’s tent, which he said was meant to help showcase the creativity of the community rather than turn a profit.
Marcus was commissioned by Von Niessen’s organization to paint a panel that was awarded to a local business for quality work in the community. Such initiatives aren’t uncommon for Summer Jam West, which Von Niessen said tries to proliferate permanent art installations throughout the neighborhood.
“We keep as much of our money on the Hilltop as possible,” she said. “We try and live up to our socialist attitude, you know?”

Her hyperlocal commitment is recognized by a wide coalition of sponsors from across Columbus. The $30,000 festival is made possible by donations from Heartland Bank, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, Hollywood Casino and Puffin Foundation West, to name a few.
Summer Jam West is a welcome change of pace for community members and local police officers alike.
Horse-mounted and K-9 officers watched as children played with the animals, a cruiser was open for kids to inspect and take photographs, and patrol officers roamed the park grounds with ice cream or fried chicken in their hands.
Brian Newsome, a community liaison officer for the Hilltop precinct, has worked at the festival for the past several years. He’s noticed the benefits brought on by the artistic initiatives of Summer Jam West.
The event, which he said has remained peaceful in years past, helps to revitalize and bond the neighborhood.
“Just trying to bring back that neighborhood feel of community, to know your neighbor,” Newsome said. “I just think all around, it makes it more of a community event.”


Ohio city considers three strike policy on responding to overdoses

Ohio city considers three strike policy on responding to overdoses

Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan.

Most defiintely! Taking from a friend’s post – “Addicts get free Narcan but people can’t afford Epipens WITH insurance. People choose drugs…they don’t choose to get stung by a bee or have an allergic reaction to food!”

People choose drugs…they become addicts and get caught up in the next fix but they do make choices as to how they do and prepare for that. Narcan is given out for free so if you are a drug addict then by gosh make it a part of your “drug kit”. At least that is what my rational drug free mind would think but then again stupid is what stupid does!



2004 Pontiac Grand Prix – New Battery – 06/25/17

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix – Putting in New Battery – 06/25/17
So no the battery doesn’t just slip-in-and out like a fine tuned whore without first loosening the stabilizer bar screws and taking one out to slide the stabilizer bar over and then taking off the fusebox compartment box and then totally removing the battery hold down clamp to finally get the battery out. I definitely went up 22 points on the butchness scale (2 points for actually stating the parts correctly)!


Celebrating Pride is more than just celebrating with one’s own “kind”

Proud to live in my neighborhood and be who I am. Now it wasn’t this way when I first bought my house and moved on the block in 2005. I was called many a name, threatened but I made claim that I now lived here and I was now a part of the hood. I made a great home, awesome yard and lawn, always out doing something in the yard and garden. Cleaned my sidewalks, swept my curb and smiled and chatted with the watching neighbors. I got rid of the neighborhood drug house who ruled the street before I moved in and started a block watch. I stayed and a couple others of my “kind” moved in as well. They also made a great home, tended to their homes, yards and gardens and live their lives just like everyone else on the street.

Today, I see nice lawns, gardens, neighbors chatting, neighbors sitting on their front porches (something not really observed before) and overall a friendly quiet street. I chat with my neighbors daily about the weather, life, the street, families, etc. My point here is that I am proud of who I am but most importantly I’m proud that people see me as a strong neighborly person in the neighborhood who by the way happens to be gay.