When I think of a Ravens game (which I don’t often do), I imagine 40-somethings adding Budweiser to their beer guts around a grill in the stadium parking lot, or some guy covered in purple paint beating his chest. I’ve always considered football, like baseball and any other sport short of field hockey or dressage, largely a man’s game – for both the players and the fans. Some part of me knew that was stupid, but it wasn’t until today, when I went onto this new website bmorechix.com, that that bit of ignorance was fully slapped out of me.
Woooh, we did it! Woooooooh! NASA’s new Mars rover, Curiosity (much of which was built here in Maryland) made history early Monday morning when it successfully landed on the red planet.
NASA is calling it the “most elaborate and difficult feat in the annals of robotic spaceflight,” the Baltimore Sun reports. It’s also way cool how they landed the rover. Once the rocket had gotten into the atmosphere, the entry craft broke off and began the descent, which worked in five stages summarized after the jump.
Sounds like somebody took that book Choke a little too close to heart: police recently released a warning about a seizure-faking restaurant scammer in the Baltimore area. Andrew Palmer (pictured above) has just gotten out of prison and unless he’s made some major life-adjustments, restaurants had better be on the lookout for the 45-year-old.
Apparently a $74.6 million renovation wasn’t good enough for the Baltimore Aquarium – now they want to do another one. This week, Aquarium officials announced a planned $12.5 million coral reef exhibit, the beginning of a long-term rejuvenation project for one of the city’s biggest attractions. These fish-loving chumps just can’t get enough, can they?
A home in Gambrills County reminded everyone that Baltimore City isn’t the only place in Maryland where police can make a major drug/weapon bust. On Friday the 27th, Anne Arundel County police found $50,000 worth of marijuana and two-dozen firearms in the house of one Nicholas Vincent Dominick.
Friday night’s going to be a wild one. It’ll kick off at the Current Space Lot and end at some ungodly hour in the Floristree.
I wrote earlier about some of the problems with our prison system – that we try to solve crime by punishing it, rather than focusing on ways to prevent it. The zero-tolerance program in Maryland’s schools, which punished students regardless of extenuating circumstances, suffers from analogous issues. But that’s about to change.