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2012-09-20 09:54:15 AM
To be fair, given it's Baltimore it's amazing anyone noticed there was a fire.
 
2012-09-20 10:21:30 AM
That town isn't nicknamed "Bodymore, Murderland" for nothing...
 
2012-09-20 10:29:59 AM
So Wilson Goode beat Carcetti in the last election?
 
2012-09-20 10:43:38 AM
You gotta think there was a writers' meeting for The Wire where the idea of having an apartment complex get fire-bombed was proposed, and David Simon listened to it and said "Nah, we shouldn't shy away from portraying how violent and chaotic Baltimore can be, but we need to be realistic. They don't fire bomb each other there."
 
2012-09-20 11:14:01 AM
The two incidents, which both involved bottles of flammable liquid being thrown through apartment windows, took place less than a mile apart.

Probably bought some bourbon by mistake.

/yuk
 
2012-09-20 11:15:52 AM
mikeely.files.wordpress.com

1985 Philadelphia Approves
 
2012-09-20 11:17:11 AM

coeyagi: [mikeely.files.wordpress.com image 400x400]

1985 Philadelphia Approves


screw 'em, those buildings had it coming.
 
2012-09-20 11:18:03 AM
Heh I'm buying a house in Park Heights near Pimlico.
 
2012-09-20 11:19:52 AM
I hope it wasn't Randy's new family
 
2012-09-20 11:20:02 AM
American cities are miniature 3rd-world countries nowadays anyways, so calling it one is pretty fitting.

/ It's a city, I know.
 
2012-09-20 11:20:14 AM
Great and I'm starting a job down there next week. Thankfully I got an apartment outside the beltway.
 
2012-09-20 11:23:07 AM

jake_lex: You gotta think there was a writers' meeting for The Wire where the idea of having an apartment complex get fire-bombed was proposed, and David Simon listened to it and said "Nah, we shouldn't shy away from portraying how violent and chaotic Baltimore can be, but we need to be realistic. They don't fire bomb each other there."


Except when they firebombed Randy's house.

/snitches get stitches
//....and third degree burns
 
2012-09-20 11:23:46 AM

coeyagi: [mikeely.files.wordpress.com image 400x400]

1985 Philadelphia Approves


And that was the police.
 
2012-09-20 11:30:50 AM

bluefoxicy: Heh I'm buying a house in Park Heights near Pimlico.


Enjoy never having possessions for more than a week.
 
2012-09-20 11:31:04 AM

super_grass: American cities are miniature 3rd-world countries nowadays anyways, so calling it one is pretty fitting.

/ It's a city, I know.


According to Ask.com: New York City is 468.9 square miles, while Monaco is .7 square miles, Nauru is 8.5 square miles, Tuvalu is 9 square miles, San Marino is 24 square miles, Lichtenstein is 62 square miles, the Marshall Islands are 70 square miles, St. Kits and Nevis is 104 square miles, Seychelles are 107 square miles, and now we have less than the area of New York City's urban area, a grand total of 385.2 square miles.

/Now I want to live on a small island, mon.
 
2012-09-20 11:39:05 AM

Tat'dGreaser: bluefoxicy: Heh I'm buying a house in Park Heights near Pimlico.

Enjoy never having possessions for more than a week.


the place I live in has 2.5 times as much crime, 3 times as much murdering, a hell of a lot more armed robbery and burglary, and I keep all my expensive and desirable possessions in a garage outside with a $15 master lock on it and show them off to people passing by.

I've never had a problem.
 
2012-09-20 11:40:40 AM

bluefoxicy: the place I live in has 2.5 times as much crime, 3 times as much murdering, a hell of a lot more armed robbery and burglary, and I keep all my expensive and desirable possessions in a garage outside with a $15 master lock on it and show them off to people passing by.

I've never had a problem.


I don't know why you enjoy living in sh*t holes so much
 
2012-09-20 11:44:01 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I don't know why you enjoy living in sh*t holes so much


Eh it's not that bad. I'll buy up a few of the empty houses and lots in my neighborhood and demolish/rebuild/spruce up the place. The neighbors are decent.

I make $65k and I only need $5k/year to get by. May as well add a fresh coat of paint to the neighborhood.
 
2012-09-20 11:46:12 AM

super_grass: American cities are miniature 3rd-world countries nowadays anyways, so calling it one is pretty fitting.

/ It's a city, I know.


I remember a quote from some Wired article: "Armageddon is here already, just not evenly distributed".
 
2012-09-20 11:51:11 AM

xanadian: That town isn't nicknamed "Bodymore, Murderland" for nothing...


The City that Bleeds
Harm City
Where the charm of the North meets the racial relations of the South
 
2012-09-20 11:52:54 AM
I'll bet the guy that threw the cocktail was disrespected.
Say that because a kid was shot to death here in Charlotte, because he disrespected some guy, one out of three people who have been shot here was because of disrespect.
 
2012-09-20 12:01:17 PM
www.spikednation.com

Omar Little: That wasn't no attempt murder.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: What was it, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: I shot the boy Mike-Mike in his hind parts, that all.
[Jury laughs]
Omar Little: Fixed it up so he couldn't sit right.
[Judge chuckles]
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: Why'd you shoot Mike-Mike in his, um, hind parts, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: Let's say we had a disagreement.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: A disagreement over?
Omar Little: Well, you see, Mike-Mike thought he should keep that cocaine he was slingin' and the money he was makin' from slingin' it. I thought otherwise.
 
2012-09-20 12:09:46 PM
Is this the Dundalk neighborhood I was told to stay way from?
 
2012-09-20 12:31:55 PM

Crewmannumber6: Is this the Dundalk neighborhood I was told to stay way from?


The article says Northeast Baltimore, Dundalk is more Southeast. You should stay away from Dundalk on general principle though.
 
2012-09-20 12:44:47 PM
I've been working in Baltimore for about 2 months now. There's like a 2 block buffer zone around the harbor where it can be nice, and it all turns to hell a block or so later. The people are even ruder than they are in DC and almost everyone is incredibly lazy.

To give an idea how lazy... I needed to wait for a cable appointment one day and when the Comcast dude showed up (an hour late) it turns out he was being lent to Baltimore Comcast from DETROIT Comcast. When I asked why they shipped him all the way out here just to install cable he replied pretty much verbatim, "Cause they is LAZY out here. I 'ain't never seen nothing like it."
 
2012-09-20 12:45:58 PM
Baltimore is a shiathole. We should burn it to the ground and start over.
 
2012-09-20 12:56:07 PM

syberpud: The article says Northeast Baltimore, Dundalk is more Southeast. You should stay away from Dundalk on general principle though.


I play in a sports league that practices on park fields right by the targeted apartments. Let's just say the Parkside neighborhood is never a dull place.
 
2012-09-20 01:15:59 PM

bluefoxicy: Heh I'm buying a house in Park Heights near Pimlico.


Baltimore joke:


What is the shortest route from Israel to Africa?

Park Heights Avenue.
 
2012-09-20 01:39:11 PM

vernonFL: bluefoxicy: Heh I'm buying a house in Park Heights near Pimlico.

Baltimore joke:


What is the shortest route from Israel to Africa?

Park Heights Avenue.


"Reisterstown Road" is the other punchline to that one.

/B'lieve, hon!
//B'lieve I'll live downy eau-shin instead.
 
2012-09-20 03:25:30 PM
We've had a string of unsuccessful firebombings over the past year. I don't know if this one was the same guys, but i wouldn't be surprised.
 
2012-09-20 05:06:04 PM
I got crabs in Baltimore.
 
2012-09-20 05:08:24 PM

mongbiohazard: I've been working in Baltimore for about 2 months now. There's like a 2 block buffer zone around the harbor where it can be nice, and it all turns to hell a block or so later. The people are even ruder than they are in DC and almost everyone is incredibly lazy.

To give an idea how lazy... I needed to wait for a cable appointment one day and when the Comcast dude showed up (an hour late) it turns out he was being lent to Baltimore Comcast from DETROIT Comcast. When I asked why they shipped him all the way out here just to install cable he replied pretty much verbatim, "Cause they is LAZY out here. I 'ain't never seen nothing like it."


I worked there for three years, lived in Columbia. Anytime something happened that was just plain lazy or stupid, we'd say "that's so Baltimore" Still use the phrase.
 
2012-09-21 10:39:33 AM

syberpud: Crewmannumber6: Is this the Dundalk neighborhood I was told to stay way from?

The article says Northeast Baltimore, Dundalk is more Southeast. You should stay away from Dundalk on general principle though.


Dundalk's a suburb in SE Baltimore County, just outside the city limits.
 
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