Love this article! Wish I could've participated as a child!
I read that they are going to dump the candles, teddy bears, flowers and notes etc in the old Pima County Courthouse. It will be a permanent exhibit!
I thought the Pima County Courthouse will be a function of the Tucson Museum of Art? (correct me if I am wrong). Why would we give up important floor space for a permanent exhibit like this? Why there. Guess Safeway does not want it on their property. It has become a dumping ground.
Why not a statue to the victims. Not a pile of candles and notes.
Sounds like a neat event, but my couch costs a lot less than $40. The cost is enough to make sure my friend and I find other plans for Saturday, unfortunately.
I did not grow up in Tucson. Instead my adolescence was spent mostly in California. I was thrown out of my home by age 16 and lived on the streets. During this time I came to the same conclusion as Mr. Austin's, people really do not care about the homeless. Since then I have straightened my life out and accomplished a number of great things. The experiences from my youth have certainly made me more altruistic. Although I don't do everything that I can to help at the moment, I do at least make an effort to help. Ultimately I would like to do more, like Mr. Austin. His efforts are exploratory and inspiring.
"It is believed that the infamous 1930s bank robber John Dillinger used this room before he was arrested in a Tucson neighborhood...." May I ask: B Y W H O M? Certainly not by anyone who knows the first damnthing about those events. These kinds of preposterous little lies are glibly tossed off only by those wishing to hype the hotel. "Some believe..." is always a tipoff that somebody's trying to blow a forest fire's worth of smoke up one's skirt. But it's in print, and it stands. It will be picked up by future writers and passed along ad nauseum as gospel until it finally becomes "true".
"... just being mildly annoying and trollish. Get over yourself a bit."
It's like you're inside my head reading how I am feeling about your return commentary.
I promise, I am finally done with this for good. If you feel compelled to add an additional comment than you can waste your time doing so, but I shall not respond. I have learned that when you make inconsiderate comments, such as the one I pointed out in this article and others I have read from you in the past, I will just keep my fingers off the keyboard. I never would have imagined anything would've been taken this far over what you have insisted is a "hyperbole."
Coincidentally, I am now preparing to get myself over to TMY. Who knows, maybe we'll run into each other. I (sort of) know what you look like from your commentary photos and I wouldn't hesitate to actually introduce myself to you. Just because you make an inconsiderate comment and take major offense to it when it's pointed out to you doesn't necessarily mean you're all bad. Hell, I actually respect you in certain ways, like the Tour de Tucson thing you are making an effort to participate in. Credit where credit is due.
Do tell, anonymous commenter, what is my "lifestyle" like? Tell me about my "circle." I'd love to have more information about my own day-to-day existence, since you seem to know so much about it. I did make a mistake in thinking you were part of a class of people you were strangely offended on behalf of, but seriously, you might want to lay off on declaring a class war on me.
I'm not going to ban you. I think I've banned a whopping three people in my time here and none of those people earned that honor by just being mildly annoying and trollish. Get over yourself a bit.
"I mean, you felt the need to comment on a post about an event you claim to enjoy because you didn't like a style choice I made? Doesn't that seem odd to you?"
No, what seems odd to me is the fact that you misinterpret a lot of what I say. I didn't say anything about enjoying or not enjoying the event, I pointed out a simple fact that I'm pretty sure you overlooked because of your lifestyle. Certain people have to work hard on these days and you excuse it by saying "It was a bit of hyperbole, pal..."; well, nothing personal, but it makes you come across as if you have no regard for those outside your circle. Then you assumed that I work the same hours as those I mentioned, which I do not and that's why I felt the need to inform you of that.
Hell, if you really don't like what I have to say and I'm misinterpreting (nearly) everything you write, go ahead and ban me from commenting. It really wouldn't phase me at all. But to ban someone who is not hostile about simple disagreements with certain things you post wouldn't make you look all to reasonable. Personally, I agree with or ignore most of what you do post, and sorry, but I couldn't come up with statistics without wasting precious spare time so I do not feel the need to reply about my commenting history or anything.
A heads-up: When I said "shitting on (nearly) everything," that was hyperbole as well. No need to reply with statistics about your commenting history or anything.
AZ/DC: All I have to go by are the volume and tone of your anonymous rants. If spending your spare time shitting on (nearly) everything I write is working for you, so be it, but it strikes me as a little joyless. If that's just a persona built for the internet, even stranger.
I mean, you felt the need to comment on a post about an event you claim to enjoy because you didn't like a style choice I made? Doesn't that seem odd to you?
Wow Dan, your suspicions are WAY off, I am far from being joyless. Just because I do not see things as you do doesn't mean I lack joy. Also, not that it's any of your business, but I'll tell you anyway, my work schedule does not usually involve working anything over 10 hours per day and I do not work on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays. I myself will be at TMY like I have been for the last several years with my loving family and a couple of friends who know me worlds better than your joyless assuming personality ever could. Your backlashing makes me think that you are the joyless one. Nothing personal.
AZ/DC: Nothing personal, but I suspect you'd be one of those joyless people regardless of your work schedule. It was a bit of hyperbole, pal, and just so you know, if you think I'm living some charmed work life running out of the office at the 40 hour mark, you're way, way off.
"...but those people are choosing to live their lives in joyless ways that are difficult to understand."
No Dan, some of these people work demanding schedules over the weekend. The division of the company I work for have some of these people working 12 hours or more per day on these days. It must be nice to live in a bubble and not realize what certain individuals have to sacrifice to make a living.
My God, why did I have to find out about this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful celebration after I moved out of Arizona?
Funny that the Apaches are not there! Did anyone think to invite them? You would think that the organization that puts on this "Celebration" would consider to invite or even discuss the Apaches. Why do you think the Spanish built the bloody Presidio!!! The Yaquis have a place in this party. Has anyone asked when they even showed up in Tucson? Heck, my relatives even got here before them.
Maybe next year spend a little less on party punch and gunpowder and buy some gas to enable at least one Apache to this "party".
it sounded like it could of been fun till I read what was lined up for the celebration
Handed the reigns...or is that the reins?
There are also 5 PM TIM shows! The article missed that... there are 5 PM "IMPROV Throwdown" shows every Saturday for the rest of the month, and a 7 PM "community jam" show the last Saturday of the month. (7/27)
Thank you for the write up on my event! I would just like to add that my email is email@example.com. - Bill
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