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Doo Dah holds nothing sacred | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 46 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 5, 2010, titled Doo Dah holds nothing sacred | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

More photos " href="/wwwexportcontent/sites/dispatch/local_news/stories/2010/07/05/parade-art-g69930q2-1doo-dah-parade-sll-1-large.jpg" class="lightbox"> More photos " /> Shari Lewis Dispatch Sisters Aran, left, and Meredith Carr, of Grandview Heights show off Gulf Coast beachgoing attire in the annual Doo Dah Parade in the Short North.

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Paying the Bill

Van Wert, OH

#1 Jul 5, 2010
Though the parade has been known to be a bit racy, Lisa Carter of the North Side brought her four kids out along Buttles for their first Doo Dah experience. She said that as long as Aamerion, 9; Tiffany, 8; Tayvon, 6; and Tajayah, 4, get free candy and handouts, they're happy.

And this my friends is why we are in such a sad state in our country. Parents never consider the impact of anything on their children as long as we sugar them up and hold their attention for 15 seconds.

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#3 Jul 5, 2010
Gee whiz Bill, whats wrong with people letting off a little steam? They had a bunch of fun and no one got hurt. Sure sounds better than getting drunk in the back yard and shooting up the neighbors house.

I especially liked the part about the women with the chocolate syrup.
JPA8

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 5, 2010
It has become way to benign...Bring back the watergun volleys between the audience and the participants. Throwing candy is..well..candyarse.
Paul

Kingsport, TN

#5 Jul 5, 2010
I'm glad they had it at 1:00 pm, while the city hoodlums were still sleeping.
Grove City Grump

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 5, 2010
Fred Oldridge? The first duty of a news reporter is to get the names right. Anyone in Columbus who doesn't know the name Fred Holdridge shouldn't be writing for a Columbus newspaper.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#7 Jul 5, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
Gee whiz Bill, whats wrong with people letting off a little steam? They had a bunch of fun and no one got hurt. Sure sounds better than getting drunk in the back yard and shooting up the neighbors house.
I especially liked the part about the women with the chocolate syrup.
Yeah, kids get tired of doing that every weekend.....they need a change sometimes.....
mike

Grove City, OH

#8 Jul 5, 2010
I love mr bubbles. That guy rocks.
Mel

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 5, 2010
You act like candy being thrown at parades is a new thing, you probably got candy at parades.
NIck

Pataskala, OH

#10 Jul 5, 2010
Agree with you Grove City Grump- The Dispatch should be ashamed of itself.
Fred Holdridge is an anomaly in Klumbus- he has been here longer than 5 minutes and actually is a pillar of Columbus activists-
German Village was defined by Fred and his partner Howard for decades. They worked tirelessly for this city and their store in German Village was a landmark. Sadly that eclectic, wonderful neighborhood is now a caricature of itself. Good to see Fred still involved for a city he dearly loves.
Sparky

Dublin, OH

#11 Jul 5, 2010
It was a hoot to see the purple and yellow float (SEIU logo colors) that was modeled to look like a church, with the black guy wearing a suit and yelling divisive racist street slang like he's a Community Organizer.

And that float that looked like a bowling alley with the Special Olympics kids stumbling and throwing Nerf bowling balls all over the place, with the Community Organizer sitting up front, getting interviewed by that Jay Leno impersonator - HILARIOUS!!!

That great big float that looked like one of those oil skimming tankers was a blast!!! And the added touch of having that Community Organizer imitator standing in front of the float, stopping it from entering the Gulf of Mexico - along with the people dressed up like oil-covered birds, hovering around the Community Organizer - PRICELESS!!!

But my favorite was the float depicting the border fence in Arizona, with people climbing over it, and a welfare office on the other side. Man, was that ever a side-splitter!!!
melt

Pickerington, OH

#12 Jul 5, 2010
love it!
it's a great rep of much of what this great city is built on.
i see nothing wrong with being "a bit racy." it's fun, creative, and freeing.
here's to the continual expansion year after year.
tvp

Hartsdale, NY

#13 Jul 5, 2010
Grove City Grump wrote:
Fred Oldridge? The first duty of a news reporter is to get the names right. Anyone in Columbus who doesn't know the name Fred Holdridge shouldn't be writing for a Columbus newspaper.
Oh come on, he's 86 and been in the parade for 20 years? You really don't get it? Even if it wasn't on purpose, it's funny and totally in the spirit of Doo Dah!
prairie fire

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 5, 2010
why didnt the AWOL people on high street show themselves? they coulda worn upside down flagggs..LOL.. and let us stone them to deth.... frign morph hedz.!! all them females that are awol are on high.
Zippidee

Hilliard, OH

#16 Jul 5, 2010
"It never makes sense to treat people differently."

Do people even listen to the crap that comes out of their mouths anymore?
simon says

Galloway, OH

#17 Jul 5, 2010
simon says doo dah was cute when you stole it from pasedena 27 years ago, but the out of touch burn outs that organize the thing haven't had their pulse on the community in years.
Just Think About It

Pickerington, OH

#18 Jul 5, 2010
prairie fire wrote:
why didnt the AWOL people on high street show themselves? they coulda worn upside down flagggs..LOL.. and let us stone them to deth.... frign morph hedz.!! all them females that are awol are on high.
Where the he** is my translator??
Just Think About It

Pickerington, OH

#19 Jul 5, 2010
Zippidee wrote:
"It never makes sense to treat people differently."
Do people even listen to the crap that comes out of their mouths anymore?
It sounded good to me. We should treat people of all skin colors/economic classes the same. What did you think he said?
atira

Chillicothe, OH

#20 Jul 5, 2010
How I wish I could say that which I want to say about the chocolate without being censored.
Sparky

Dublin, OH

#21 Jul 5, 2010
Just Think About It wrote:
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It sounded good to me. We should treat people of all skin colors/economic classes the same. What did you think he said?
So that must mean that both of you don't believe in welfare or affirmative action - RIGHT???
prairie fire

Columbus, OH

#22 Jul 5, 2010
Just Think About It wrote:
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Where the he** is my translator??
I R HEEEER.! lol...

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