Ripley has since seen it's share of ups and downs. In the mid 1900's(1940-1969)Ripley had at one time 21 bars. Now Ripley's Night Life consists of 5 main bars that are year round...19th Main, Snappers, The Meeting Place, The Riveara, and Town and Country by the high school. It has a Boat Club that during the summer months also has a bar and resturant. Grocery stores Ripley has one...Jubilee which was formerly Clydes SuperValue. It also host a Farmers Market on the corner of Main and Second Streets. This building used to be a clothing store back in the 1960' and up until the earlie 2000's was an antique store.
Ripley at one time had a lumber yard, a rail road going through town, several grocery stores like Krogers and several butcher shops. It also at one time had a nice Hotel called the Bodemer Hotel, that now the building sits empty. A phantom of it's former glory. Also during Ripley's history they had a movie theater and a swimming pool. The movie theater is now a laundry mat(constructed after the theater burned down).
Ripley even has it's own festival...The Ohio Tobacco Festival. Held usually the second to last weekend in August. Tobacco at one time was Ripley's main cash crop. Now since the buyouts farmers aren't making what they used to cause they have one set contracted price vs. a price that was determined by what it was auctioned off at during auction. So the tobacco warehouse are now used as an auction house, a flea market and general storage.
Ripley isn't short on stories...or ghosts and cemetaries.
To simply join two or more objects together, typically with duct tape, so their uses are combined in just one easily managed unit.
Refers to the scene in the Ridley Scott film 'Aliens', where Sigourney Weaver's character, Ellen Ripley, tapes an assault rifle, a flame thrower and a personal data & tracking device together, in preparation for an all-out solo rescue mission.
Common use: Bristol, UK, mid-1990's.
*Ripley proceeds to kick the alien queens ass*
ripley's best friend: why would you say that *starts to cry*
ripley: hey john *bitch slap* no one ever hurts my friends..
john: ahhh *runs away*
derived from the popular collection of unbelievable abilities, event, and possessions.
friend #2: bull shit, now way.
friend 1# yea man, ripleys, its happening.
I don't know, i cried to her last night about my boyfriend breaking up with me but she wouldn't tell me what she was sad about.