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Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar J.L. Wall says:

    Hmm.  They wait for me to have been gone long enough to consider changing my voter registration before cranking out the accolades.Report

  2. Avatar James Hanley says:

    “Where Gentlemen Go.”

    Behind closed doors, I assume.Report

  3. Avatar Chris says:

    Granted, this is what “manly” means in your town:

    http://kentuckysportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/louisville-fans.jpg

    I kid, but I I kid because… oh who am I kidding, I really disliked Louisville when I lived in Kentucky.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    So you lived in Louisville or elsewhere?Report

    • Avatar Chris says:

      I lived in Lexington, but I spent a lot of time in Nashville, Indiana, which meant driving through Louisville a lot. Plus, I had several friends who were either living in Lousiville or had lived there before, so I went to more than a couple parties there.

      I should say that when I tend to have really strong feelings about cities. I hate Houston, for example, and I love Cincy.Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        Louisville is all about who you know and where you go. It’s weird to like Concy and not Louisville though. They are very similar in a lot of ways.Report

        • Avatar James Hanley says:

          One has the undisputed benefit of being north of the river.Report

          • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

            Ummm…  that’s the one thing I try not to hold against them.Report

            • Avatar James Hanley says:

              Don’t take me too seriously; I’m just a Hoosier born-and-bred, and and anti-Kentucky bias is part of my DNA.  But some of my best friends are Kentuckians, and your state is nice to visit, very picturesque what with the hills and shanties and all.Report

              • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

                One thing I have always wondered about Hoosiers is how much more they have to pay for auto insurance. There’s got to be some kind of add-on. I fear for my life whenever I cross the big river.Report

              • Avatar James Hanley says:

                I always figured that was the southern factor–the closer they lived to the river the more they drove like Kintuckians!

                Just joking, I don’t really know about southern Indiana, but northern Indiana’s (NE at least, NW is its own beastie) not a bad place to drive, much better than Michigan or NW Ohio.Report

        • Avatar Chris says:

          First of all, in the 90s, Cincy had one of my favorite live music clubs: Bogart’s (I don’t know if it’s still as cool, but it’s still there: http://bogarts.com/). In fact, back then, Vine Street was just awesome all around (I used to hang out at a coffee house on Vine, the name of which I can’t remember right now, that in addition to having amazing coffee also doubled as a rare book store), and Louisville had nothing similar to it. Plus, Louisville had what was essentially a commuter school, while Cincy had several universities (always a plus in my book). Cincy also had an intellectual culture back then outside of the university scene (Proctor and Gamble, if I remember correctly, was big on hiring people who knew shit, even if they didn’t know how to actually do anything). And Cincy has real sports.Report

          • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

            Cincy had Bogarts. We had the Brewery. Most of the bands played both. I went up to Cincy for shows occassionly. Vine Street was cool but we have the Highlands. Plus, at least when I was in college most of the Cincy bars closed at 2am. The bars here close at 4am. That alone is enough to declare victory.

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            • Avatar Chris says:

              I’ve been to the Brewery. I didn’t like it as much. The only club I’ve been to that rivaled Bogarts back then was the Exit/In in Nashville. I wonder if it’s still around… yup, it is: http://www.exitin.com/.

              4 am is a plus, for sure. I’m sure Louisvile is a perfectly nice place to live. I just never liked it, for whatever reason. I am well aware that it is not an objective judgment.Report

            • Avatar Steven Donegal says:

              “The bars here close at 4am. That alone is enough to declare victory.”

              From the vantage point of being 60+, I can say with confidence that nothing good can happen in a club between 2am and 4am.Report

              • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

                I recently heard someone say that anyone can get lucky if they are willing to stay in a bar until 4am and dramtically lower their standardsReport

              • Avatar James Hanley says:

                That doesn’t always qualify as something “good” happening!Report

              • Avatar Steven Donegal says:

                As Mickey Gilley so aptly put it:

                All the girls all get prettier at closin' time
                 They all begin to look like movie stars
                 All the girls all get prettier at closin' time
                 When the change starts taking place
                 It puts a glow on every face
                 Of the fallen angels of the back street bars 
                
                If I could rate 'em on a scale from one to ten
                 I'm lookin' for a nine, but eight could work right in 
                A few more drinks and I might slip to a five or even four
                 But when tomorrow mornin' comes 
                And I wake up with a number one
                 I swear I'll never do it anymore

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