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One Summer Day After Practice

One Summer Day After Practice

My car was thick with laughter, exhaustion, and the smell of teenage boy. We’d just finished our summer workout. It was too early in the year for football practice to officially begin, but the team captains were holding “summer trainings.” None of the coaches were present, but we all suspected they were being told which players came and which didn’t. The fear was enough to make us show. These unofficial mandatory practices consisted of little … Read entire article »

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23 NEW TEXTS FROM MY CAT REESES, AND I LOVE ME SOME JEWS!

23 NEW TEXTS FROM MY CAT REESES, AND I LOVE ME SOME JEWS!

  I’m taking a quick detour from my regular Bloggie Route to deliver a follow-up edition of more ‘Texts from Reeses’, which only took up a portion of my last Bloggie (I‘ll post the link at the bottom for the uncool peeps who haven’t read them). This special blog package arrived due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback I got for Reeses, which really was just my drunk buddy slurring “Yo dawg… dat cat of yours be craayyy!”, and … Read entire article »

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18 Texts From My Cat, Puff Daddy, and the Secret to Blogging!

18 Texts From My Cat, Puff Daddy, and the Secret to Blogging!

The eulogy for Originality has been delivered.  In the world of themed cyberspace journaling, the creative oxygen machine that pumps new thoughts into the minds of bloggers i.e., bored housewives, bipolar teenagers, crazed introverts, closeted gays,  and struggling Asian writers, has long vented its final breath. Just on TUMBLR alone, over 120 MILLION Blog Posts are uploaded DAILY, and trying to discover something new or innovative will keep you busier than a blonde who is put … Read entire article »

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The 5th Annual Dwayne Stomp Memorial Day PSA Post

The 5th Annual Dwayne Stomp Memorial Day PSA Post

Happy Memorial Day Baltimore, please to be enjoying a classic favorite (now with video!) frequently aired on 98 Rock in the 80s/90s, this beautiful message from Dwayne Stomp, lead guitarist for the megagroup Black Tooth. Audio And Video! … Read entire article »

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Remembering Preakness

Remembering Preakness

Oh Preakness, I remember how you used to be. Before the B-list bands, the exhibition sports and thinly veiled attempts at gouging people for beer money. You were the Best of Times, the Blurst of Times. The rampant pissing, the fecal lagoons, the 3rd world population density, the fist fights in the mud, the dried beer and dirt slip n’ slides, the guys passed out on top of their girlfriends who were too weak to push … Read entire article »

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City That Breeds Bumper Stickers and The Rat Fishing Video Post

City That Breeds Bumper Stickers and The Rat Fishing Video Post

After this interesting-to-me-only exchange witnessed yesterday on Facebook, I found myself remembering this slightly uncomfortable Youtube video filed under “Wait this is a thing?” shot in 1995, where a guy from DC interviews the Baltimore Association of Rat Fisherpersons, or B.A.R.F., as they hold their 3rd annual (and final) rat fishing tournament at Yellow Rose Saloon in Baltimore. The leader Chuck (that’s what I’d guess you’d call him) actually got a fair amount of text … Read entire article »

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Hey look, a big giant 100 year old map of the inner harbor

Hey look, a big giant 100 year old map of the inner harbor

Ok well, it’s only 99 years old but 100 sounded better. At any rate, while perusing the Big Map Blog last night I came across a massive 8300×5000 pixel hand-drawn map of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society. If you so desire you can order prints of the map from the site, or download the 13.2MB image right up in this. The really nerdtastic part is loading 2011 Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into … Read entire article »

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The Obligatory Willie Don Memory Post

The Obligatory Willie Don Memory Post

Well here we are folks, the day has finally arrived in which we say farewell to Baltimore’s Weirdest Mayor, William Donald Schaefer. And since there’s nothing more to be said that wasn’t already put together months ago by the local media with their finger on the PUBLISH button, I’ll relay this little story of the two times I met Willie Don in person.  The first time I met the man, I was a tiny child accompanying … Read entire article »

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A night at Sid’s of Pigtown

A night at Sid’s of Pigtown

Youtube brings it again: this completely awesome gem of a gem from 1978, an Evening Magazine spot about the shuffle bowl league at Sid’s over der in Pigtown. Sid’s most recently made some headlines and sparked a huge amount of discussion in the community when it was shut down about a year ago after a series of incidents involving the owner, Tareq Abdul-Ghani, including spitting on and assaulting an officer of the law (click through … Read entire article »

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Wild Bill Hagy on Evening Magazine = AWESOME

Wild Bill Hagy on Evening Magazine = AWESOME

This video from the good ol’ days about Wild Bill Hagy is purestrain awesome and I want it bronzed and mounted on my wall. Also guest cameo by Marty Bass! … Read entire article »

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