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Don't you just dread the Sidebar Tavern?

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Friday, 21 October 2005 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

never been

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Friday, 21 October 2005 00:25 (fourteen years ago) link

my friend nate lived in baltimore for like, a summer or something. you may better know him as Knifestorm.

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Friday, 21 October 2005 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, I've seen that Knifestorm!

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Friday, 21 October 2005 00:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Sidebar suxsssss. also dreadful: Stikky Fingers

amon (eman), Friday, 21 October 2005 01:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, yes, gross. There's a show at the Sidebar I want to go to tomorrow night. The parking lot is kind of cool to push your home (shopping cart) around in.

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Friday, 21 October 2005 01:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Anal Cunt played there. i did not go

amon (eman), Friday, 21 October 2005 02:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Some I can remember seeing: Thrones, Penis Flytrap, Charm City Suicides ...

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Friday, 21 October 2005 02:11 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm afraid to google Penis Flytrap, despite my curiosity.

amon (eman), Friday, 21 October 2005 03:15 (fourteen years ago) link

i like charm city.

msp (mspa), Sunday, 23 October 2005 04:06 (fourteen years ago) link

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 23 October 2005 04:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Do you guys want to hear about Shit Smear? (I have a story.)

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Sunday, 23 October 2005 06:27 (fourteen years ago) link


strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 23 October 2005 13:23 (fourteen years ago) link

jess, you really moved to baltimore? didn't you already have enough places to complain about?

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:09 (fourteen years ago) link

try +1 harder.

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:17 (fourteen years ago) link

you should try detroit next.

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:22 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't see why you had to move from philly. i wish i lived in philly. i always liked baltimore though.

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:23 (fourteen years ago) link

i love baltimore so far! as soon as i get robbed or propositioned for sex by a crackhead, my feelings may change, but for right now, woo.

xpost: i moved to baltimore for a job! i will agree it's no philly.

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:24 (fourteen years ago) link

ah, cool, a job. what job? unless you can't say for internet reasons or something. i miss philly, but of course all i did was complain about it when i lived there. it's natural, i suppose.

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 23 October 2005 14:29 (fourteen years ago) link

amon (eman), Sunday, 23 October 2005 16:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I live in the same area of Towson as my mother and 7 year old brother. So, I have seen this situation take form. My mother had been letting my brother play with an 11 year old who lives down the street. I always thought that was a big age stretch. A neighbor called my mom one day and said the 11 year old had been smelling like shit lately. So she made him and her kids play outside. Her dog was furiously sniffing under her sons bed so she too a look. Shit was smeared under the bottom of the bed. She warned my mom to take a look under her beds as well.

My mom didn't find anything under her beds. But she did find shit smeared under her couch. A pile of shit under her TV stand and one Thomas the Train Table had even been smeared!

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

10/23/05 08:16 pm - wonderful
Did some tidying up today, and I found that someone had smeared cat shit on some of my print-outs.

This is not possible - they were in the living room, and the cat boxes are in one of the closets.
I mean, my cats don't carry their cat shit around the apartment with them.

Nice try, though. You're not destroying anything. I can always go back into Voyager
and make more printouts, including printouts of the po to indicate that the item
was replaced.

This just shows how scatalogically minded these people are.

It's true I don't clean the cat box enough - but I am depressed and otherwise
occupied, not to mention suffering from chronic headaches.

But why do I find myself defending myself like this, when they're not
even supposed to be here.

And this reminds me of a fight I had with Ken about not cleaning the cat box

It also reminds me of the 'how often do you change your towel' thread
on ilx, because I probably wasn't changing my towel enough for their

I mean, these people have to break into your apartments to get
dirt on you.

And I'm sure they rationalize the fact that they use a key - it's
not burglary if someone gave you the key.

I mean, you would not believe the rationalizations these people
use. I can only hope they all end up in prison, where they'll
actually have to face someone who tells them what they did.

Have you ever talked to someone whom you know is a criminal?

If you have, you know what I'm talking about - the way their eyes
shift around, the way they can't talk without giving themselves away....

One of their justifications is that I don't own the property, that I'm
a renter, and I can only afford that apartment by someone else's

And I know "Ken" buys into all of this shit - he just rationalizes and
rationalizes. He's obsessed with education, the education he feels
he was cheated out of, and he tries to sound all 'philosophical'
when he rationalizes the most heinous things.

jw (ex machina), Monday, 24 October 2005 13:38 (fourteen years ago) link

i lived in a shared house that had been trying to close "the case of the phantom shitter" shortly before my moving in. long story but it involved a small turd of unidentified origin in the hallway outside a shared bathroom. theories were thrown around and potential suspects were named: neighbor's cat, landlord, roommates. it remains an unsolved mystery to this day. i'm robert stack...

amon (eman), Monday, 24 October 2005 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

i keep finding flattened rats. like...perfectly flat.

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Monday, 24 October 2005 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

yes, i see those alot too. someone should scrape one up and encase it in a clear plastic cube. like those plastic ice cubes with flies in them.

amon (eman), Monday, 24 October 2005 23:04 (fourteen years ago) link

amon (eman), Monday, 24 October 2005 23:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Waiter there's a rat in my soup. So, I haven't seen the kid around much -- do you think he will be cool one day or does this make him cool already?

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

i thought misty martinez lived in chicago.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:28 (fourteen years ago) link

She does, I'm just an obsessed fan.

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Can someone tell me the easy way to get from nyc to B'more? I want to go this weekend.

PHOIOEI (blastocyst), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:44 (fourteen years ago) link

via choo choo

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:45 (fourteen years ago) link

teh bus

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link

unless you are mr. big stuff with the $$

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:48 (fourteen years ago) link

chinatown bus, but it only goes to travel plaza outside town. cab it from there

amon (eman), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 00:52 (fourteen years ago) link

My dad once lived in the hotel behind the Travel Plaza. Peter Pan is only like $15 more and reliable. If it is raining you have to stand outside for Chinatown. Cool arcade games at the TP.

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 01:05 (fourteen years ago) link

amon (eman), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 01:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha, I love the I Heard It Through the Grapevine one, "How about some fries, with that shake?" We should go meet him. Are you dressing up for Halloween? I'm going to be Mary Hartman from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. My friends band is playing at the Ottobar on Sunday but that seems to be all that is going on.

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Wednesday, 26 October 2005 03:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Do i want to go to Washington DC and or Baltimore? they're only an hour or two apart, right?

i have a week off between jobs and flights are cheap. my best friend from LA would go w/me and we have a college friend that lives there.

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 27 October 2005 05:29 (fourteen years ago) link

less than an hour apart!

terry lennox. (gareth), Thursday, 27 October 2005 05:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i tend to observe only holidays that give days off work. and i have to m o v e

d.c. -> baltimore is one hour by MARC train. can't recall if it runs on weekends but its only $7. by car, the same, but traffic permitting.

amon (eman), Thursday, 27 October 2005 23:18 (fourteen years ago) link

so should i go? would it be a worthwhile trip?

i'm thinking high black population = records!

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 27 October 2005 23:55 (fourteen years ago) link

high black population = records!

but d.c. proves this wrong!

amon (eman), Friday, 28 October 2005 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

I like both. Spend one night here, one night there. I have found much better records in the trash in Baltimore than any record store in DC.

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Sunday, 30 October 2005 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

For record shopping, go to the Sound Garden in Fells Point, Baltimore, there are some other good stores around there too. DC doesn't really have good record stores any more. Go to Sonar, maybe? The Ottobar?

I like DC, it is much more fancy and uptight and expensive though.

dar1a g (daria g), Sunday, 30 October 2005 17:57 (fourteen years ago) link

There's a potter's field close to the Travel Plaza! Travel Plaza counts as most disturbing "destination" in Baltimore area, imo. (, Monday, 31 October 2005 01:50 (fourteen years ago) link


amon (eman), Wednesday, 2 November 2005 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Do you have an accent?

barf bag special (mistymartinez), Wednesday, 2 November 2005 03:00 (fourteen years ago) link,0,2786891.story

County Executive Steve Schuh said Thursday he will declare a public health emergency as soon as next week in response to a "heroin epidemic" in Anne Arundel County.

"It's not like it was back in the old days. That drug is not just sort of in pockets in the gritty urban neighborhoods in minority communities," Schuh told the BWI Business Partnership.

"It's everywhere, it's north, south, east, west … you name, it's there. It's every racial type, every income level. It's absolutely everywhere. And it's going to get worse if we don't go after it in a very serious way."
- See more at:,0,2786891.story#sthash.qqNjGewA.dpuf

This guy's a fuckin' treat.

how's life, Friday, 23 January 2015 13:21 (five years ago) link

lol i read that like 4 times last night very ragefully

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 23 January 2015 15:14 (five years ago) link

Oh no one (that you know of, Mr. Executive) of my rich constituent's kids in Annapolis or Severna Park is on heroin that's just not possible EPIDEMIC.

Three Word Username, Friday, 23 January 2015 15:44 (five years ago) link

the solution is more arrests & prosecutions, mandatory penalties for "repeat offenders" which has worked amazingly in the past and made us feel very good because 10 years in DOC will cure anyone's heroin addiction, right? i was also disgusted to read that harford county is sending a narcotics detective to every overdose call, which is sure to motivate more people to run away rather than calling 911. best practices.

kola superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 23 January 2015 17:19 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

Nice. I saw a typically vociferous Britney Girl comment on an aacpd facebook post a few days ago. I don't even remember what it was. Something about catching a robber in Laurel maybe? Anyway, it made me smile.

louie louie whoa baby imago (how's life), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 09:42 (five years ago) link

that landslide video upthread is completely insane

Maybe in 100 years someone will say damn Dawn was dope. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 17:22 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

anyone in the city tonight

qualx, Sunday, 26 April 2015 02:12 (five years ago) link

wondering the same. out of town for the weekend and this pops off.

circa1916, Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:12 (five years ago) link

i don't like to leave my house but reading the dog whistle racist pro-police anti-baltimore facebook updates of a few professional acquaintances makes me wish i had. also ban whites from quoting MLK.

computer champion (harbl), Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:10 (five years ago) link

i've been swamped w/ work but trying to get out there soon

frogteasip (some dude), Monday, 27 April 2015 02:16 (five years ago) link

dog whistle racist pro-police anti-baltimore facebook updates of a few professional acquaintances

"shoot these rioters"

the late great, Monday, 27 April 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

property damage really brings out the worst in some people

the late great, Monday, 27 April 2015 21:26 (five years ago) link

fish or click bait (how's life) wrote this on thread rolling "Is This Racist?" thread on board I Love Everything on Apr 20, 2015

For the past couple of weeks, one of my facebook friends (a high school buddy's spouse) has been posting up updates or comments like "they're not racist, they're just BAD POLICE. there are white police shooting black kids, black police shooting black kids, black police shooting white kids. why does everybody have to keep bringing race into this?" I've been biting my tongue pretty hard because she's my friends wife and like, I'm going to be charitable and imagine they are in disagreement about this already and hopefully having fights at home about it, but holy fuck.

I just defriended this chick because her fb posts have escalated into full-on shrieking "al sharpton don't you dare come to my city with your race baiting" and "now that the national guard is here, they won't be as patient with you as the baltimore pd has. if you don't get in line you will get shot!" I was all like, ok high school friend's wife whatever, but I really got no time for this shit.

how's life, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:41 (five years ago) link

i feel better about people who are outwardly racist today than i do about ppl go to baltimore unless they have to suddenly "disgusted" at the "violence" and posting things like this
like, it's a picture of buildings whose owners pay no property taxes, in the part of baltimore built for white ppl to feel safe in, that is now being patrolled by national guard. and you love police. it is so peaceful.

computer champion (harbl), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:55 (five years ago) link

Feel so sick

, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:57 (five years ago) link

my neighborhood (like most neighborhoods) was totally unaffected as far as i know, therefore i am sick of people urging me and others to "stay safe", but i was still not able to sleep because i feel so bad about what happens here & everywhere. sirens kept me up and they never do.

computer champion (harbl), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:02 (five years ago) link

i need to go to work in the suburbs now

computer champion (harbl), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:02 (five years ago) link

i couldn't go to sleep last night either. teachers of my acquaintance were posting crazy things on facebook. i wish people could just refrain sometimes. also, buildings are not the city, you know? the people are the city. people can only live without justice for so long.

horseshoe, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:04 (five years ago) link

lotta high school friends on my fbook wall talking about "my city" like they haven't spent their entire lives in columbia

qualx, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:50 (five years ago) link

and yeah, i kept thinking last night how the words "be safe" sound either loving or reprehensible depending on who's saying it

qualx, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:55 (five years ago) link

Turns out white people from Severna Park down to Annapolis all secretly really loved Their City Baltimore right up until yesterday. Huh.

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:31 (five years ago) link

xp: "be safe" like a hundred times in the comments every time a local news story would post about county cops going into bolster the city cops.

how's life, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:55 (five years ago) link

am0n, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:07 (five years ago) link

also ban whites from quoting MLK

consider the alternatives.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:16 (five years ago) link

bob marley?

computer champion (harbl), Wednesday, 29 April 2015 23:21 (five years ago) link

Somebody on twitter pointed out that curfew effectively means baltimore is a sundown town

, Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:17 (five years ago) link

bit of a stretch. the curfew is city wide. even my whitebread neighborhood becomes a ghost town at 10.

circa1916, Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:39 (five years ago) link

I'm sure that was the goal?

, Thursday, 30 April 2015 12:48 (five years ago) link

Fuck, EVERYbody loves David Blaine.

how's life, Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:16 (five years ago) link

i’m saying the city effectively shuts down across the board at 10 and that is not really what a sundown town is. like, yeah, i see how you can maybe bend it that way, but it’s an imperfect analogy at best.


circa1916, Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:54 (five years ago) link

i need to stay off facebook until uh eternity

qualx, Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:34 (five years ago) link

Oh, Baltimore!
Have you forgotten who you are?
You're the place of Babe Ruth, Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer.
You're Johnny Unitas, Sugar Ray Leonard and Reggie Jackson.
You're Esskay Hot Dogs, Berger Cookies and Phillips Crabcakes.
You're The Star-Spangled Banner.
You're the Raven, never flitting, still sitting.
You're Francis Scott Key and Edgar Allen Poe.
You're Blue-crabs, Bertha's Mussels and Natty-Boh!
You're Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday and Mama Cass.
You're Frank Zappa, David Byrne and John Waters.
You're Fort McHenry, Camden Yards and the USS Constellation.
You're The National Aquarium, Penn Station and Harborplace.
You're Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Md Institute of Art.
You're Mt. Washington, Federal Hill and Fell's Point.
You're The Owl, The Hippo and The Cat's Eye.
You're as sweet as Domino Sugar and you're McCormick Spice.
Don't ever forget, you're everything nice.
Once upon a midnight dreary, Nevermore!
You're The Pride of Baltimore.

~Barbara Gookin

congrats! i now hate all of these things

qualx, Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:36 (five years ago) link

It's not even Md Institute of Art.

how's life, Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:40 (five years ago) link

is this a song? a poem? a rap?

computer champion (harbl), Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:43 (five years ago) link

vintage gookin

qualx, Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:51 (five years ago) link

a poem by barbara grangus

computer champion (harbl), Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:52 (five years ago) link

Esskay Hot Dog, Sugar Ray
Frank Zappa, Holiday
Bertha's mussels, Reggie Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe

pplains, Sunday, 3 May 2015 02:23 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

computer champion (harbl), Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:10 (five years ago) link


how's life, Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:48 (five years ago) link

eleven months pass...

assawoman bay (harbl), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:47 (four years ago) link

assawoman bay (harbl), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:49 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

assawoman bay (harbl), Monday, 24 October 2016 21:33 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

sweet new Baltimore-themed mix up here:

Wheatie Mattiasich – Gone Gone
Microkingdom – Chrome Dynasty
Andrew Bernstein – Broken Arc
Raw Silk – Malpresentations
Jacober – Move Slow
Amy Reid – Processoaring
Bastet – Rockit
Abdu Ali – I, Exist
Matmos – Teen Paranormal Romance
Glassine – Agency
Horse Lords – Time Slip
Ami Dang – Satgur Hoye Dayall
Smoke Bellow – Mary 3000
Wume – We Go Further
Outer Spaces – I Saw You
Infinity Knives ft. :3lon – blah blah supreme
The Office of Unspecified Services – Selflessness
Jana Hunter – Paint a Babe
Nicky Smith – Soulmate
Deakin – Seed Song

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

R.I.P. Detour Dave the Traffic Slave

☮, 🐸 (peace, man), Friday, 15 March 2019 13:12 (one year ago) link

i saw that, didn't even know he was sick. at least there's still "jay walker" on wbal

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:37 (one year ago) link

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