Category Archives: Misc

The Inauguration of Barack Obama 1/20/09

(Back in January, I went to Barack Obama’s inauguration. I never really finished writing about it, but if I don’t post it now, I figure I never will. So please pardon the abrupt ending.)


The alarm went off at 4:45 am. In case you haven’t seen a mid-winter 4:45 am lately, let me remind you, it’s not the prettiest time of day.

Bleary-eyed, I opened the closet and began the lengthy process of pulling on layer upon layer of warmth. In all, the clothes weighed more than Malia Obama. Continue reading

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Food for thought

At chicken weddings, do they do the people dance?

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My famous dog

Natty made the cover of the Baltimore Sun’s b free daily today!

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We're #7!

Baltimore was just named #7 on Forbes magazine’s list of Top Ten Cities for job growth in 2009. Go us!

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Fortune magazine just published their list of the world’s 500 largest companies. WalMart is ranked number 1. The company has 2,055,000 employees. Exxon Mobil, the world’s #2 company has a mere 107,100.

If all of WalMart’s employees lived together in the same place, WalMart would be the 5th largest city in the United States, narrowly losing out to Houston Texas.

That is messed up.

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London International Awards 2008

I’ve just returned from a trip the London International Advertising Awards.  Our radio campaign for the Maryland Science Center won a Silver medal at the show. Here are a few photos from the ceremony. You can listen to the winning campaign below. Enjoy!

Maryland Science Center: “Rabbits”

Maryland Science Center: “Oysters”

Maryland Science Center: “Mosquitoes”

Maryland Science Center “Snails”

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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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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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