Wade on Birmingham

the hole proverb

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

People who live in
glass dictatorships shouldn’t
throw stones. (Or insults.)

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severe management alert

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The threat of snow is
an excuse for the working
class to shun labor.

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The Birmingham channel: The bowl unseen

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Commercial for Changing Spaces Moving. From Joe Planson.

Christmas Eve wreck on the interstate near downtown. From the Sajeffe.

The Grand Atrium at the Riverchase Galleria during Christmastime. From Grabando.

A spring day. From Gowestusa.

Celebrating the first night of Kwanzaa at Z’s Restaurant downtown. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Fun in the December snow. From Get Off the Grid Guy.

Tirade at the Apple Store at the Summit (our vertical video of the week). From Yellow Hammer.

December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field, featuring Texas Tech vs. South Florida. From Tim Bliss.

Birmingham Bowl pep rally at Uptown. From Lubbock Avalanche-Journal – A-J Media.

“Red Raider Show” at Legion Field. From Lubbock Avalanche-Journal – A-J Media.

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland halftime show. From Nick James.

The Herd of Thunder halftime show. From Nick James.

A South Florida player does the splits. From ABC Action News.

Texas Tech’s postgame media conference. From Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Presenting the trophy to the South Florida Bulls. From USFBlogDotCom

Highlight reel for South Florida. From USF Athletics.

Highlight reel for Texas Tech. From Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Walking through downtown Birmingham and Pensacola. From Hum of the Earth

“Near, far, wherever you are …” From Nico Leon.

The Holy Wonders of Birmingham. From Mr. Johnson.

Flying to Birmingham for November’s HowtoLife student religious rally at the Pelham Civic Center. From Lauren Faith M.

Promo for Friday’s Rising Star Road Show at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Come Together Create.

Promo for the Deeper Gathering weekly Christian meetings in Chelsea, Homewood and Trussville. From Dale Forehand.

Music video for “Stressin” by Treedee and Kett. From J.J. McLovin Vlogs.

Highlight reel for Jersey Intensity junior third baseman Angelina Mayers at the Birmingham Thunderbolts Five-Star Showcase. From Angelina Mayers.

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to get more candy bars

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Boys go to Jupi-
ter to get more stupider.
Girls go to Mars …

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Monday, January 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Video: People share their “I have a dream” thoughts.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Buzzfeed filmed a handful of participants who speak out on their dreams for America. Take a look, and share your dream in the comments.

extended hibernation

Monday, January 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

With the icy wind
and bitter cold, we find our
shelter in plush quilts.

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#sundayread for January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Stockholm Public Library

Photo: Mini Malist (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for January 14, 2018:

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The latest #sundayread tweets:

a cure for the unexpected

Sunday, January 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

An acute case of
irony deficiency
needs only bluntness.

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catch it!

Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Influenza, or
what the kids call it now, “the
flu,” it’s gone … viral.

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see rocks in the city

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A fake mountainside
begs me to hug it closely
while ascending it.

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retail restlessness

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The walk-in by a
customer slightly lessens
the rampant boredom.

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caste systems

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Give us your tired,
your poor. We need them to fuel
this corrupted realm.

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The Birmingham channel: We jazz January, too

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jazz with Birmingham trumpeter Collins “Bo” Berry at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

More jazz. From Actress Gabrielle.

Fans at Satellite in Avondale break out in cheers at the Doug Jones election viewing party in December. From Cheney Wells.

A surprise 40th birthday party in December for Bryan Bell, organized by wife Becca Bell, at the Redmont Hotel downtown. From Kaley Martin.

WVTM-13 news crew witnesses nearby gunfire (happened to another WVTM reporting team in 2016). From WVTM-13 News.

Time-lapse footage of traffic around the supports for an I-20/59 ramp. From Starnes Publishing.

Birmingham band Roadside performs in 1995 at Zydeco on Southside. From William Walker.

Drone and terrestrial footage of the December snow. From Tim McGhee.

The Regals performs “Purple Rain” in November at Innisfree Irish Pub in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Drone footage of downtown and Vulcan. From Dunlap Productions.

Arkansas YouTuber Emma Mae Jenkins speaks at November’s HowtoLife student religious rally at the Pelham Civic Center. From Emma Mae Jenkins.

More from the rally. From HowToLife Movement.

Team members from Texas Tech and South Florida visit patients at Children’s of Alabama during Birmingham Bowl week. From Children’s of Alabama.

More on the teams’ activities for Birmingham Bowl week. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Women saying “I am Birmingham.” From Out There Creative.

Parking lot gas (our vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Morehouse College student and Birmingham native Jarrell Jordan speaks to middle and high schoolers at Cornerstone School of Alabama in Huffman. From Jarrell Jordan.

Jordan speaks at Carver High School in North Birmingham. From Jarrell Jordan.

WAQY personalities Tommy Charles and Doug Layton encourage listeners to “Ban the Beatles” in 1966. From Ringo Starr 42.

Talking with two artists, William Colvin, retired art professor living in Fairfield, and Birmingham native Lorenzo Pace, a sculptor living in Brooklyn. From Tony M. Bingham.

Iron Tribe Fitness founder Jim Cavale on “Living Life on Purpose.” From Yellow Hammer.

Highlight reel for Bessemer Academy senior offensive lineman Asad Muhammad. From Street Light Recruiting.

Dashcam footage of driving through town from I-20/59 to I-65. From Technno.

Scenes from December’s ZooLight Safari at the Birmingham Zoo in Redmont Park. From Live Storms Media.

UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking and UAB field project manager Steven Thompson on developing safer vehicle barriers. From Camisary Inc.

Clips of Birmingham band Clutch. From Timothy Huffman.

The TubaChristmas concert in December at Alys Stephens Center. From Paul Houston.

A foggy, rainy December night. From Live Storms Media.

Music video for “Waiting on Your Call” by Birmingham rock band Smoking with the Bandit. From Smoking with the Bandit.

Time-lapse footage of the demolition of the UAB Hill Student Center. From Ryan Meyer.

A 360-degree look at the interior of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church downtown. From Civil Rights Trail.

A 360-degree look at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute from Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Civil Rights Trail.

Street fight (our other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Hood Newz Bihh.

December flash flood around town. From Storm Chasing Video.

Walking the dog in winter at Railroad Park, plus drone footage. From Seth Baylis.

Atlanta rapper Scotty ATL performs in December at the Nick on Southside. From UndergroundBooking Jimbo.

Student report on the 2017 Birmingham mayoral election. From Kristi Love.

Former NBA star and Birmingham native T.R. Dunn on local TV show “Keeping Up with Birmingham.” From Dewayne Moore – Keeping Up with Birmingham.

Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir. From Lanc.

Talking with Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio florists in Homewood. From J. Schwanke.

Charles Krulak, former Marine general and president of Birmingham-Southern College, on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Promo for the 18th annual Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference and Expo in February at the Club. From Cherie Moman.

Dashcam footage of driving around town. From Grabando.

Drumming at 1st and 23rd downtown. From Larry Hudson.

A 400m race during December’s USATF Galleria Games at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Da Henry Crew.

A 60m race. From Cedric Vaughn.

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tribal customs

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Fandom brings us all
together but also keeps
us far, far apart.

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the lost shipment

Monday, January 8, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Every package ends
up somewhere, but not always
the right where. Nightmare.

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