"Forget it GZ, asking AC to use reason is going too far."
Why does this deserve reasoning?
"Me askey, they (allegedly) doey."
Here's some obvious reasoning: GZ's post that started this thread was a troll post. He's simply trying to inflame people for his own kicks, but for the most part, people aren't playing along. But I will.
We should focus our energies on more important ideas for downtown Toledo like the ones proposed by Opal Covey.
She still wants to build an amusement park downtown. She mentioned an idea she got from someone about converting the old steam plant into an indoor water park. The smokestacks would be used for "rock climbing."
Or this idea from 2005 :
After the break, a planner/developer mentioned the idea he's pitching to the city to make Toledo a major destination attraction for extreme sports by building an indoor event center and more that could house stunt biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and many other activities.
Indoor ski slopes exist in Madrid and somewhere in England. The planner said more young people are involved in extreme sports than in so-called traditional sports like baseball, basketball, and hockey. Major sponsors are attracted to extreme sports.
The culture that surrounds extreme sports would also need to be developed by combining technology and entertainment.
The planner who pitched the above [idea] is a young guy who grew up in Toledo but moved to L.A. to pursue his interests in extreme sports. After living there for several years, he has moved back to Toledo, hoping to build something to satisfy the extreme sports culture that exists in young Toledoans. He said young people interested in extreme sport activities and the culture that surrounds it will take jobs in cities that cater to their interests.
A docked boat is too damn boring. Smokestack climbing and indoor snowboarding are more interesting activities.