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Maryland’s Batman Revealed! He’s a Baltimorean

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Our favorite Caped Crusader is from Baltimore County!

The masked man who was stopped by Montgomery County police in Silver Spring last week turns out to be Lenny B. (for Batman?) Robinson, a 48 year-old divorced father from Baltimore County who travels to Maryland hospitals to visit sick children.  The visits began in 2001, with his son sometimes dressed as Batman’s sidekick, Robin.

The businessman and do-gooder made a fortune recently when he sold his cleaning business, reports Mike Rosenwald in his column “Rosenwald, Md.” in the The Washington Post.

That explains the Lamborghini!

Read the whole story at The Washington Post.

University of Maryland Face Transplant

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The University of Maryland gave details today about its groundbreaking face transplant surgery.  The medical team, over 150 strong, performed the surgery last week on a young male who face was shot in an accident in the late 90s. One week later, he is opening and closing his mouth, shaving and brushing his teeth, said Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez, associate professor of surgery at Maryland’s school of medicine and chief of plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Busted! Teen Party Discovered on Dad’s Mobile App

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If you’ve got teenagers, you live with the worry that, if you’re away, they’ll throw a party. (The stories are legend!)  Thanks to modern technology, mom and dad can now keep tabs on the house and learn if there’s a party in progress.

The Atlantic is reporting an Australian father discovered his 16 year-old’s party while 500 miles away when an energy monitoring app on his Android showed that the air conditioning and lights were on at home.  When the teens learned they were discovered, one friend responded: “You gotta get dumber parents, Amy.”

Read the whole story at The Atlantic.

 

Kegasus is Back!

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The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the half-paunchy slacker, half-horse Kegasus will be back as the official mascot of the Preakness infield. He comes this year with a side-kick named Uni-Carl, a half-man, half-unicorn.

Kegasus and Uni-Carl will make appearances around the region up until the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19. Maroon Five and Wiz Khalifa are the headliners for the InfieldFest 2012.

 

 

Holy Arrested Development! Batman Stopped In Maryland

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From the Montgomery County Police Facebook Page:

Yes, Batman was stopped by officers on Wednesday, March 21, on southbound Route 29 at Prelude Drive, Silver Spring, for no tags on Batmobile.

The caped crusader was driving with just a stylized version of a bat as a license plate. He told officers that he dresses up like Batman to entertain children at area hospitals. Seriously?

He was not ticketed, but was told to get a valid license plate for his Lamborghini Gallardo convertible, reports the New York Times.

We’d like to know which Maryland hospitals Batman visits.  If you know, let us know in the comments.

 

Mad Men Mania!

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The premiere of Mad Men, Season 5 is Sunday night at 9 and to get you in the mood for your viewing party, we have a few videos to share.  First, above, our favorite, the classic “Don Says, ‘What?'”

 

Next, at trailer, of sorts, from the AMC website. It gives away nothing, but whets the appetite.

Lastly, a silly game that was released a few days ago.

Be sure to read Baltimore Sun TV Critic David Zurawik’s review of the season five opener.

Are you throwing a viewing party in Baltimore? Where?

 

 

Here’s Your Chance to be in Showbiz: House of Cards’ Open Casting Call

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OPEN CALL FOR THE NETFLIX SERIES
HOUSE OF CARDS!!!

CENTRAL CASTING is looking for UNION AND NON UNION EXTRAS for the original NETFLIX series HOUSE OF CARDS.  The series is shooting in Baltimore and DC beginning mid April 2012. In addition to extras, you may also be considered for recurring or featured roles.

OPEN CALL
SATURDAY MARCH 24th
STEVENSON UNIVERSTY
Inscape Theater
10am-3pm 
1525 GREENSPRING VALLEY RD
STEVENSON, MD 21153
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We are looking for the following:
HILL STAFFERS, AIDES, REPORTERS
21-34 yr old, ALL ETHNICITIES, MALE AND FEMALE

POLITICIANS, LOBBYIST, REPORTERS
40-60 yr old, ALL ETHNICITIES, MALE AND FEMALE

ELEGANT WASHINGTON TYPES
40-60 yr old, ALL ETHNICITIES, MALE AND FEMALE

BUSINESS ATTIRE IS REQUIRED FOR THE CALL. WE WILL TAKE YOUR PHOTO AT THE AUDITION AND PROVIDE A SIZE/INFO SHEET FOR YOU TO FILL OUT. 

IF you are UNABLE to attend and have NOT yet submitted, please email [email protected] 
Include a JPEG photo labeled with both your name and phone number and in the body of the email INCLUDE ALL YOUR SIZES along with height and weight. 

WE strongly suggest you attend the open call EVEN if you have previously submitted your information.


Baltimore County School Board Approves New Mays Chapel Elementary School

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The county school board approved at its meeting yesterday plans for a new Mays Chapel elementary school that will accommodate 700 students, the Baltimore Business Journal reports.  Neighbors opposed the new school, expressing  concerns about parking, traffic and the loss of park land, but it is expected to relieve overcrowding at schools along the York Road corridor.

Baltimore City Thinking About Selling 15 Historic Properties

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The city of Baltimore is looking to raise some cash, so it is hiring an Annapolis appraisal firm to give it the market value on some beautiful and beloved historic properties. The appraisals are intended to give leaders more information to decide whether to sell or lease the historic landmarks.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore’s Board of Estimates is scheduled to approve tomorrow a $46,500 consulting contract with appraisal firm Westholm & Associates to figure out the next step.

“We’re looking for strategies and options,” said Thomas J. Stosur, the city’s director of planning. “Should the city retain them? Should we lease them to existing tenants? Or should we try to sell some outright?”

See below for a list (with pictures!) of the fifteen properties.

1. Superintendent’s House, Clifton Park

Read the whole story at The Baltimore Sun and see the rest of the properties under consideration at the jump.

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