EJ Rumpke was just minding his own business one Saturday this summer — okay, it was his bachelor party, so things might’ve been a little raucous–when Bill Murray showed up and crashed his party. Yes, Bill Murray-Bill Murray. Millions of people watched the video of the ensuing shenanigans, but we talked with Rumpke–now happily married and the director of operations at a Baltimore-based start-up–to get the story behind the viral phenomenon.
So where and how did you come to meet Bill Murray?
If you’re new to Baltimore — meaning you’ve moved to the city within the past three years — we know some people who want to hear from you.
Have you noticed Halloween displays becoming more and more elaborate in recent years? It’s almost as though people have started preparing for their insane Christmas displays with a warm-up version in October.
In any case, if there were a contest for “wackiest Halloween display,” this insane house in Odenton would win, hands down.
The grand, marble-stepped entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Art has been closed to visitors for as long as I’ve been alive. But starting next month, visitors will be able to walk up that grand staircase, pass between those massive columns, and enter into the museum in the grand old fashion.
First things first: You don’t have Ebola, and you (probably) won’t get it. As Twitter has pointed out, more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have contracted Ebola in the U.S. That said, if you did happen to just return from West Africa and you also happen to be running a fever, you’re going to be treated at one of three Maryland hospitals, two of which are in Baltimore.
Some folks over at Vox decided they were not satisfied Kathy Bates’s Twitter announcement that she is, indeed, attempting a hardcore Highlandtown accent for her role as a bearded lady on American Horror Story. So they enlisted the help of a linguist to go deeper into this particular attempt at dialect. The answer? Baltimore, yes — but also “back vowel-fronting,” it turns out.
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