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Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

Don't worry folks, somewhere in the great Quantum universe of bending light, the Grill is still there, waiting for customers. The coffee was good, the kitchen wildly inconsistent. Whatever happened to Rachel the waitress who went back east. Oh well.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/18171509@N00/250212088/in/set-72157594295790903/

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Posted by John F on 08/07/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

It was a place of comfort to me and my girls. We would drop in at all hours. When there was a romance problem, I would gather the girls together and we would console, eat tots and drink a milkshake. I would have a super bowl of Captain Crunch at midnight to keep me going. We would go just to sit and watch the world go by while fighting the flies at the window booth. The flies liked it by the windows. My wife and I would hang at the doorway of the Red Room and listen to the music. The room was usually packed and it was easier to listen outside of the room. It was easy to be there.

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Posted by Bob Rodriguez on 08/07/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

Negative comments though there may be to make, Grill was a place for artists, musicians, night owls, homeless people, theater goers, high school kids with no place to go after school, high school drop outs, certain college kids, wanna-be lovers, gays, lesbians, transgendered people, general freaks, drunks, just regular people and everyone in between to go any time of day, all together, downtown, when there was no other. It struggled to survive in a decrepit building with shitty landlords and no funding or streetcar to bring in crowds of people. It was there for you, though it might not have been perfect, and it was magical for many. Try to recreate that now-all classes, ages, genders, and lifestyles smooshed together in one grungy, funky, oasis in the place we once knew as desolate, downtown Tucson, and you never could. Shut your pieholes, haters. You just don't understand.

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Posted by Etoile Ofthesea on 08/07/2014 at 12:47 AM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

So nice I'll say it twice! Sorry for the typo!

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Posted by Etoile Ofthesea on 08/07/2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

Negative comments though there may be to make, Grill was a place for artists, musicians, night owls, homeless people, theater goers, high school kids with no place to go after school, high school drop outs, certain college kids, wanna-be lovers, gays, lesbians, transgendered people, general freaks, drunks, just regular people and everyone in between to go any time of day, all together, downtown, when there was no other. It struggled to survive in a decrepit building with shitty landlords and no funding or streetcar to bring in crowds of people. It was there for you, though it might not have been perfect, and it was magical for many. Try to recreate that now-all classes, ages, genders, and lifestyles smooshed together in one grungy, funky, oasis in the place we once knew asNegative comments though there may be to make, Grill was a place for artists, musicians, night owls, homeless people, theater goers, high school kids with no place to go after school, high school drop outs, certain college kids, wanna-be lovers, gays, lesbians, transgendered people, general freaks, drunks, just regular people and everyone in between to go any time of day, all together, downtown, when there was no other. It struggled to survive in a decrepit building with shitty landlords and no funding or streetcar to bring in crowds of people. It was there for you, though it might not have been perfect, and it was magical for many. Try to recreate that now-all classes, ages, genders, and lifestyles smooshed together in one grungy, funky, oasis in the place we once knew as desolate, downtown Tucson, and you never could. Shut your pieholes, haters. You just don't understand.

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Posted by Etoile Ofthesea on 08/06/2014 at 11:59 PM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

And NO I am not a David Mendez sockpuppet....if I was a sock or a puppet, I'd be on Terry Trash' hook and claw thingy.

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Posted by Missing Limbs of Terry Trash (which ones/) on 08/06/2014 at 7:53 PM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

Here we go with the 'Keep Tucson Shitty' nostalgia. Yes, remind me again of the last days of a sub par restaurant with inconsistent food quality, lazy hipper than thou asshole waiters, shitty seating, a bathroom door that didn't even close, roaches under your feet and goddamn pissed stained transients talking to L Ron Hubbard on their tinfoil visors at every other booth. Fucking please. This shithole deserved to close because it sucked, plain and simple. I mean, how hard is it to make a BLT or a fucking toasted bagel? How fucking LONG did you have to wait for such an order, more than 90 minutes depending on the speed of whichever uber douche wait staff you happened to suffer to deal with. Hey bitch, can I get my fucking check in the next 30 minutes after I have finished my burned BLT that took you 60 minutes to make, pretty please??? Good riddance to the Grill. Say hello to $15 burgers from Diablo, and deal with the Scottsdale like clubs like HiFi and the douche bag 's'up bruh' clientele they bring. You wanted the best, you got the best, Tucson! Take the streetcar!

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Posted by Missing Limbs of Terry Trash (which ones/) on 08/06/2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

Nope.

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Posted by David Mendez on 08/06/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “GRILL 1994-2011

This is a make up article for this:

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archi…

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Posted by Matthew Baquet on 08/06/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Rape at the UA

This has been my experience exactly with both UA and TPD. I was told by the Title IX investigator that the fact that I was raped "was a misunderstanding" because "he seemed like a really nice guy".

Posted by Sara Jane on 08/02/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “To the Moon

Don't forget the Surveyor moon landers. Soft landings and sent back photos. The Rangers were fun as they hit at a high speed. Remember watching the footage of them zooming into the moon.
Great article!

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Posted by Fraser on 08/01/2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “To the Moon

Great stuff...well done article!!

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Posted by SouthwestLover on 08/01/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “A New Billy the Kid?

Way too much mystery for little ol' me! Let's just leave little ol' Billy be - wherever he may be! Wee, wee, wee!

Posted by Jonny Porkchild on 07/28/2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Death By Misadventure

I had a class the next year, at Santa Rita High School, with the 15 year-old daughter in this story...Karen. She invited me over to her house once, just off-base at the corner of Mann and Nicaragua. As my hair was starting to grow (this was late 1970), and as I had heard rumblings of this tragedy, I politely declined the invitation. Nearly 44 years later this sad story still resonates.

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Posted by Blkojo on 07/25/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A New Billy the Kid?

If it wasn't for Geronimo, Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid in NM ....almost an industry!

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Posted by Billy on 07/25/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

First gut AZPM, then go after marijuana research. President Hart and her army of well-paid assistants-to-the-president-in charge-of-feather bedding- and-ass-kissing are a disgrace. Fire Hart, ignore Biggs, bring back Sissley.

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Posted by BrianS on 07/24/2014 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

I attended a psychology class at U.A. and then asked the question of a homeless man in Tucson, how may of the homeless are victims of PTSD. He replied about 75%. I asked why don't the use the shelters? He replied "they are using drugs or alcohol" to cope and theses are not allowed in the shelters. Psychological treatments help but, most psychologist talk in circles going back the the original causes. While the standard medications help (lorazapan and citalopran help they make users sleepy and lethogic. Twenty Two PTSD victims create suiscide per year, they have just given up trying to cope with the tramatic incidences they experienced. Not just the military vetarans have PTSD but, civilians too for the trageties they have encountered. If small doses of majaruna helps, good. If it's controlled.'
I am a vicitim of PTSD and no one knows the hurt and depresession one feels, with this unknown caused and uncured disease causes and yes, suicide is common.

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Posted by wb7bb on 07/23/2014 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Ā”Salvador!

Great article, thank you. Greetings from Wales, UK

Posted by Colin Bass on 07/22/2014 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

After Vietnam, the pentagon and the military/industrial/congressional lobby figured out that if you tied the warriors to the war, then any dissenters could be branded "not supporting our troops". This was very prevalent in the Iraq debacle.

We betrayed our veterans by asking them to lay down their lives and well-being so that some old white men could feel powerful, so some oil people could feel wealthier, and defense contractors could show some big quarterly profits to the stockholders. The idea that after destroying Iraq's infrastructure we would somehow be welcomed as liberators and democracy would flourish was ludicrous at best. Oddly George H.W.Bush was a pragmatist who knew an invasion of Iraq would be a disaster and he avoided it. Now we all suffer with our vets as the echo chamber spins what a great idea it all was in spite of the results, everything bad being attributed to the succeeding president.

War and recession have defined our country since 1789 when we had a recession following the revolutionary war.

We wouldn't be squabbling about healthcare, education and employment today if we could break this cycle. The beginning of this debate is what I hope comes from all this, for our vets and future generations

It took a long while before we could say Vietnam was a colossal mistake, I wonder how long this one will take.

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Posted by NJYD on 07/21/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

A modern example of that grand old American tradition "railroading" to get rid of someone who is liable to do a scientific study and come up with the truth. In a Gaussian distribution of people half of the distribution is below average, sadly in Arizona many of them seem to become Republican legislators.
As a veteran, I would like to see the VA do a scientific study on the high incidence of suicide among American military back from the war. Do you think that many of these people have realized and are filled with disgust at the con job that the government did to convince them that they were protecting their nation when that reality is dubious at best.
Just asking.

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Posted by Henry J. on 07/20/2014 at 5:36 PM

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