Wrong Time

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Wrong Time

As someone who promotes celestial happenings locally, it was good to see your invitation to view Oct. 8’s lunar eclipse (“Your Week”, Oct. 8). Problem is, you had the time wrong. It didn’t happen at 8 p.m. but at 6 a.m. But not to worry, there’s another due Sept. 28, 2015, for which you can redeem yourself. Happily, it is a mid-evening eclipse and (clouds allowing) will be eminently visible from Station North’s Y-Not Lot. (The Apil. 4, 2015 one is not visible from B’more.) Finally, I was up (of course!) for the just-happened one and took a “selfie” from the Loyola Reservoir.

Herman Heyn

Baltimore

Editor’s Note: The listing was for an event celebrating the eclipse, which did, in fact, begin at 8 p.m. The listing then advised readers to get up early enough to see the eclipse. 

FROM THE WEB, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER

“High Stakes: A new Section 8 housing lottery could provide help to thousands–but only if they win”

What about families like ours. My husband is a 51 year old Master Barber/Stylist, who has been doing hair for over 36 years. I am a 45 year old disabled stay at home mom with a 17 year old autistic son. We are about to lose everything we have worked and saved for: our business, Trichomania, in Crofton, our apartment, our vehicles, our livelihood. We have fallen between the bureaucratic cracks. 

–“winditupbaby,” Oct. 11

 

“Octobertest: The City Paper I-Team undertakes its most existential mission ever in search of The Perfect Pint, also known as: We found another excuse to go into bars and drink beer.”

Fact. If a bar owner intended to deliver a 16 oz beer when they claim a pint, they would by having a glass large enough. I recall my visits to pubs in England and saw glasses that had a greater capacity than the claimed serving and a line on the glass to show the full serving amount. Using a 14 0z. glass is just sheer deception.

My personal experience of having frequented countless bars in Baltimore is that the norm is all too often a serving about an inch down after the foam settles. Not even close to the definition of a pint and not an accident. 

–“johndorsey,” Oct. 10

 

I prefer spending more money for tiny fancy glasses especially if it involves tacking on 3 dollars to local beer.

–“Adam Bender,” Oct. 10

“Bring Paper Towels: On Boy Spit’s whimsical industry”

jesus, what an insufferable article. inexcusable, banal, cutsie garbage. songs made by the kids that loudly yell “inside-jokes” and then loudly explain them to you even though you didn’t ask. These are probably nice people, I’m sure they spend a lot of time trying to get that point across. I’ve seen them live, their performance and this article have brought out something horrible in me. 

–“Thatereping1939,” Oct. 9

i regret this post. I’m a terrible person

–“Thatereping1939,” Oct. 9

 

Hah, aw. It’s alright. We don’t like stuff sometimes too. And that’s okay! 

–“boyspitmusic,” Oct. 9

“Of course charging for the Circulator is a terrible idea” 

The Circulator isn’t just an alternative to MTA buses, it’s also an alternative to the car. Depending on where you’re coming from and where you’re going, it can be faster, cheaper, and more convenient. Taking it means there’s no need to drive around looking for or paying for parking, no need to fill up that gas tank, no need to worry about lining up a designated driver when heading to the bars.

There’s just something about the brand of the Circulator that makes it more accessible to people who usually wouldn’t take public transportation. It’s probably down to the frequency of service, the welcoming colors, and the neighborhoods it serves. And, most importantly, to that fact that it’s free.

This is a very good thing. It means those people who before would have never dreamed of hopping on an MTA bus are getting into the habit of leaving the car at home. Public transport use is anathema to many Baltimoreans - particularly among many who live in the southeastern and southern neighborhoods - and one of the Circulator’s greatest benefits is that it’s slowly eroding that. Let’s not mess with a good thing.

–“alex_c,” Oct. 11

 

Why do people in the most wealthy side of town get free bus service while everyone else has to pay? Run the free luxury buses for the poor!

–“Bryan Benjamin,” Oct. 9

 

The Orange Route goes through Hollins Market, how is that a wealthy area at all? Also it’s not payed for by high property taxes, it’s specifically payed for with parking taxes. That was the whole gimmick: raise parking taxes, get a free bus. It needs to stay free, it makes the city so much more progressive then other cities.

–“Emily Waters,” Oct. 10

 

Why revel in success when you can crush it?

–“Chris Margeson,” Oct. 9

“10 Things to do This Weekend”

I like how the only things that ever happen in the city are art gallery openings, beer dance parties, obscure indie bands and throwback dj nights

–“Lothario Laka,” Oct. 10

 

Correction: In the recent feature about police-misconduct lawsuits, “Bad Seeds” (Oct. 1), due to a mistaken reading of the court records in the case brought by Christine Abbott, City Paper wrongly reported that a police officer, Lee Grishkot, admitted in court filings that he “threw Abbott into the van and proceeded to give her a rough ride.” What Grishkot actually admitted to was handcuffing Abbott and not strapping or harnessing her into the back of the police van. City Paper regrets the error.

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