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Orioles Fans Are Bipolar

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10:11am

Photo via WMAR

Photo via WMAR

In baseball, they have statistics for everything, even the fans. And those statistics have apparently revealed that fans of the Baltimore Orioles are the second-most “win-sensitive” in the entire Major League. What does that mean, exactly? Well, when the team wins a game, everyone’s happy… but when the Orioles lose, their fans get angry.

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Cleveland Browns Fan Desecrates Art Modell’s Grave

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 9:36am

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To us, the late former Ravens owner Art Modell is the man who brought football back to Baltimore. To Cleveland Browns fans, he’s the man who left their city without football for three years. Modell was so hateful to one Browns fan, that he warranted an overly elaborate grave urination.

The unnamed Browns fan uploaded a video to YouTube of his monumentally disrespectful action, which involved a fake-out Ed Reed jersey (so that it would theoretically look at first like Reed was visiting Modell’s grave) and a homemade catheter (so he could urinate on — technically, near — Modell’s grave without taking off his pants). Read More →

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This Century-Old Newsletter About Baltimore Is Hilarious

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 9:30am

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The Atlantic’s City Lab has turned up an amazing (and amusing)  piece of Baltimore history: the 1914 program for the centennial commemoration of the War of 1812.

The bragging starts early on — in paragraph one, in fact:

Baltimore, as far as the memory of man runneth, has always been big. … Baltimore has been bountifully endowed by nature, and nature is being assisted by those most skilled in civic development.
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Someone Tagged a Dead Deer with Graffiti on 28th Street Ramp

3 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 8:27am

a dead deer with graffiti on 28th Street

Photo by @DrRockt0pus

No, this picture is not photoshopped. The image was tweeted on Tuesday by @DrRockt0pus, who wrote: “I noticed a dead deer on the side of the 28th st exit off 83 last evening. Saw the same deer again tonight with graffiti all over it. Lol.” Read More →

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66 Dogs Project Features Two Baltimore Humane Society Dogs

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 3:00pm

Two dogs at Baltimore Humane Society, Kana, a seven year old Canaan mix, and Sophia, a two-year old Pharoah Hound Mix, are both part of the 66 Dogs Project, a national art campaign to encourage homeless dog adoption into permanent, loving homes.  Jenny Williams, a Colorado-based artist started the 66 Dogs Project, which consists of portraits of 66 dogs up for adoption that may be overlooked. Read More →

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Road Rage!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 9:45am

image via westcoatblather.com

image via westcoastblather.com

University of Baltimore MFA student Nancy Murray describes the morning that Baltimore rush hour traffic sent her over the psychic edge.

Even if everything had gone perfectly I would have been about five minutes late for work. I didn’t call to make excuses to my boss because the chances were good that he wouldn’t be there either. It was entirely possible that he would never know I was late, but it was imperative that I get there as quickly as I could. There would be hell to pay if I were just unbuckling my seatbelt when he pulled up. Read More →

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Owner of Grand Cru, Nelson Carey, Dies of Heart Attack at age 50

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 4:23pm

We were so sorry to hear that Nelson Carey, owner of Grand Cru wine bar in Belvedere Square, died early this morning of a heart attack.  He was 50 years old.

He is survived by his wife and his daughter Paige, a rising senior at Roland Park Country School.

Charm City Cook and Baltimore Fishbowl food writer Amy Langrehr will post a tribute to him later this week.

Our condolences to his friends and family.  His will be greatly missed!

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Follow Doctor’s Orders: The Danger of Skipping A Dose

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 11:00am

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Non-Adherence to Prescribed Drugs Comes with Staggering Costs

Funny thing about medication, it will not work unless you take it.  For many of us, that simple task just seems to slip through the cracks. In fact, medication non-adherence–not taking medications as prescribed—is one of America’s costliest health problems.

Nearly half of the annual prescriptions dispensed in the United States are not taken as prescribed. Total cost estimates for non-adherence range from $100 to $300 billion each year for additional doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions and additional medicines. The reasons for non-adherence are as varied as patients themselves. Among them are the cost of medication, concern about side effects, forgetfulness with taking or refilling medications and doubts about whether a medication is needed. Read More →

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Hey Baltimore–Don’t Shoot Your Friend for Fun, Even if He’s Wearing a Bulletproof Vest

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:46am

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Yesterday, we reminded you not to leave your car running with the keys in the ignition unless you’re trying to get it stolen. And today, in further you-should-probably-already-know-this news, we remind you to not shoot your friend in the chest, even if he is wearing a bulletproof vest.
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The Gynecologist Who Secretly Filmed Patients Just Cost Hopkins $190 Million

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:22am

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Last year, a former employee tipped Baltimore Police off to the fact that Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy was secretly filming patients. An investigation quickly turned up more than 1,300 videos and images; as many as 9,000 patients may have been affected in one way or another. Before he could be prosecuted, Levy killed himself – leaving the hospital to bear the brunt of the victims’ anger (and lawsuits).
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