Monthly Archives: September 2008

An Inspired Feat of Interior Design Genius.

As I was going through some files the other day, I came across these breathtaking shots of my old bathroom in Fells Point.

The room featured a modern design aesthetic that can only be described as “Charmin Chic.”

It was a thing to behold.

Here’s to you, Toilet Paper Bathroom. May you someday live again in glory.

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Monday observation

It’s a fine line between “Town Crier” and “Crazy Person Who Talks To Himself In Tongues.”

The difference?

An audience.

Neither can white men.

Seen in the men’s room in Frazier’s on the Avenue. Hampden, Baltimore.

Hurricane Isabel – 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago tonight, Hurricane Isabel roared into Maryland causing extensive flooding and $820 million in damages. My neighborhood, Fells Point, was among the hardest hit.

Here is a collection of photos and videos that I took from the night of Hurricane Isabel and the next day’s flooding. Continue reading

My amazing High School English paper

(Brian Eden, circa 1995)

Last night I was digging through my basement and found a notebook full of old High School class assignments.

The following is an actual paper that I wrote for English class. Continue reading

Vote for me in the Blogger's Choice Awards

My site was nominated for Best Humor Blog!

I was recently nominated by the Blogger’s Choice Awards for “Best Humor Blog.”

Actually, that’s not entirely true.

I suppose it would be more accurate to say that I recently nominated myself for the Blogger’s Choice Awards for “Best Humor Blog.”

But that doesn’t mean you can’t vote for me!

If you have a moment, please click the icon above to put in a vote for It would be much appreciated.

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Brush with fame/death

I didn’t see the scooter coming when I stepped off the curb last night, although, I admit I wasn’t really paying attention.

It was at the corner of 14th and University Place in Union Square.

I was running late for dinner.

I didn’t see any cars coming, so I stepped into the street.

As I crossed into traffic, I looked down at my phone to check the time.

Just then, the oncoming scooter beeped at me.

I stopped in my tracks and looked up just in time to see the man on the Vespa zoom past.

It was Mario Batali.

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A new low for politics

If I could take a moment to be serious – last night at the Republican National Convention, the McCain camp displayed a shockingly graphic 9/11 tribute video. The tasteless images that were deliberately chosen for the tribute exploited the victims, families and anyone else who was hurt, or is still hurt by this tragedy for the sake of political gain. It was beyond inappropriate. I won’t do the dishonor of reposting the 9/11 video (you can find it on youtube if you want to watch it), but please watch Keith Olbermann’s reaction to the video. This is a new low for politics.

And the report from the Boston Globe:

ST. PAUL — One of the most enduring taboos in American politics, the airing of graphic images from the September 11 attacks in a partisan context, died today. It was nearly seven years old.

The informal prohibition, which had been occasionally threatened by political ads in recent years, was pronounced dead at approximately 7:40 CST, when a video aired before delegates at the Republican National Convention included slow-motion footage of a plane striking the World Trade Center, the towers’ subsequent collapse, and smoke emerging from the Pentagon.

The September 11 precedent was one of the few surviving campaign-season taboos. It is survived by direct comparisons of one’s opponents to Hitler.