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Archive for November, 2017

an open secret

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Everyone in the
office knew he was a cad
but kept it private.

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let’s get rid of

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Nazis, gaslighters,
colluders, sex predators,
tax dodgers, bullies.

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sensible names for pets

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Constance, George, Wilma,
Matthew, Irwin, Fran, Justine,
Luther, Kate, Danny.

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The Birmingham channel: A November to remember

Monday, November 27th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Who wins the grand prize at the Sidewalk $10K Party earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview? From Cardboard Titanics.

“The Cornerstone Way,” a promotional video for Woodlawn’s Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. From Cornerstone Schools of Alabama.

Recap of the 11th weekend of high school football earlier this month at Hoover High’s Buccaneer Stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the first weekend of high school football playoffs earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

A delivery to U.S. Steel in Fairfield. From Lawrence Nicholson Jr.

A 100m freestyle race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Elvin Sabanadzovic.

The 76th annual Magic City Classic in October at Legion Field, with the Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Alabama State Hornets. From Alex Hines.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Jana May and Taunea Green of Keller Williams Realty explain the Real Estate Consumers Agency and Disclosure Act. From Jana May, Birmingham Real Estate Agent.

Birmingham rap group MoMoney Gang performs “Circle K.” From Niles Bryant.

Hip-hop soul artist Mary J. Blige performs “Be Happy” in September at Legacy Arena downtown (our vertical video of the week). From C. Marie.

Hoops. From Anthony Strickland.

Riding two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel motorcycles in Woodlawn. From Film Headz.

CNN coverage of Senate candidate Roy Moore speaking to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club on Veterans Day at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Protestors and members of local and national media were on hand. From Lone Wolf Sager.

Highlight reel for Homewood junior pitcher/fielder Justin Perreault at October’s Fall Top Prospect National Showcase in Emerson, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

A tour of the Negro Southern League Museum downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Wake up the Black Nation.

A model of a piano key at Alabama Piano Gallery in Vestavia Hills. From Dr. Mary Crowell.

Bhuvan Unhelkar, associate professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, presents on “Big Data Technologies Meet Semantic Web: Illustration of Applications in Managing Urban Crises” earlier this month at the Society for Design and Process Science conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Southside. From Bhuvan Unhelkar.

Flamingos at the Birmingham Zoo. From Jeremy Bowling.

At the downtown bus station (our vertical video of the week). From Trucker Murray.

Gloria Gallardo takes a penalty kick for the Chivas F.C. of Ft. Walton Beach. From Lidia Gallardo.

The French family poses downtown. From Angela Blake Photography LLC.

In the audience at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Catastruphie.

Campaign video for Ashley Peinhardt for the Birmingham Bar Association’s executive committee place No. 1. From Hare Wynn.

A bowling tournament at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham. From Hung and Ha Nguyen.

A look at Birmingham Dance Theatre in Vestavia Hills. From Beyond Technology.

Jacksonville blues-rock Tedeschi Trucks Band performs in September at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Outside in Alabama.

New York rock band Living Colour performs “Open Letter (to a Landlord)” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Mike Perry.

Commercial for Hawthorne at Lake Heather apartments in Hoover. From Hawthorne Residential Partners.

A look at Starnes graphic and Web designer Matt Crawford. From Starnes Digital.

Buffalo death metal band Cannibal Corpse performs “Code of the Slashers” earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Blood and Brutality Records.

Demo reel for Mountain Brook production company Vulcan Media. From Vulcan Media.

Atop the Redmont Hotel downtown with Dan Solomon, co-executive producer of “Bigger” which is filming in Birmingham. From Grace Solomon.

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wisdom of the crowd

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Sometimes the angry
mob with pitchforks and torches
is exactly right.

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#sundayread for November 26, 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Adventures of Bindle

Photo: Io. Lagana (CC)

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garden raiders

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Vermin creep through the
rows of tender seedlings in
search of freebie food.

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shun local

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The old shopkeeper
braced for the impending wave
of no customers.

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black every day

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The middle class spent
their last dollars on super
bargains made abroad.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Video: A feast fit for a hamster

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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all you can gorge

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Have we eaten all
we can? Eat more. Have we thanked
everyone? Thank more.

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agenda of entitlement

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Are we doing all
we can to shame sexual
assault survivors?

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the perfect thanksgiving meal

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Buttered toast, popcorn,
pretzel sticks, jelly beans and
an ice cream sundae.

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The Birmingham channel: To 200 more years

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Brooklyn rap group SLFSH performs in September at Zydeco on Southside. From Dontr3y_Zmg.

The making of a Korean Steamed Bun at the Shindigs truck. From AMS Administrator.

Winners of the 2017 Vulcans Community Awards from earlier this month. From Starnes Digital.

The kickoff of Alabama’s bicentennial celebration in October in downtown Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

English rock band the Struts performs in October at Legacy Arena downtown. From It Is Alive.

When you can’t play “Call of Duty: WWII” (our vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

Snow in 2016 (our other vertical video of the week). From Alabama Wx.

Driving past construction and an auto accident on I-20/59. From la Palmada Guerrero.

Driving on I-65. From Real Karma.

Hiking along Village Creek near Adamsville. From Freshwater Land Trust.

A look at 65 South Fest 2017 in August at Zydeco on Southside. From 65 South.

Cheerleader battle in October at the Magic City Classic Kickoff event at Bill Harris Arena in Five Points West. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

Drone footage of Sloss Furnaces. From Todd Mass.

Takeoff from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Roque Lara.

Commercial for Drake Law Firm. From Drake Law Firm.

Roofing work. From el Señor de el Trabajo.

Highlights from a panel on “What’s Next in Labor and Employment?” earlier this month at the Birmingham School of Law on Southside. Participants were Trent Scofield, Burr and Forman; Katrina Cade, PrideStaff; Josh Laney, Alabama Department of Education; Jeff Lynn, Alabama Community College System; and Forrest Cook, S.S. Nesbitt and Company. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Mayor William Bell at the 2017 Magic City Classic (our other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Hood News.

Arkansas country singer Justin Moore performs “I Could Kick Your Ass” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Wounded Warrior Alabama.

The 12th annual My Favorite Poem event in July at Emmet O’Neal Library in Mountain Brook. From Birmingham Art.

Nashville country singer Dylan Scott performs “My Girl” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Wounded Warrior Alabama.

Frost advisory. From Alabama Birmingham Weather.

Chattanooga funk band Soul Mechanic performs “America” on Halloween at Zydeco on Southside. From Live and Listen.

Rock band Chicago performs earlier this month at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Julio Tabin del Pinal.

The Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets’ halftime show at the 2017 Magic City Classic in October at Legion Field. From ShowtimeWeb.

Building an interstate overpass downtown. From Forterra BP.

Comedian Bill Burr performs in September at the Alabama Theatre downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Toe Knee.

Lifting weights at Gold’s Gym. From Renewed Strength Fitness 4031.

Birmingham Thunderbolts at October’s Diamond 9 Sun Classic Fall Showcase in Orlando. From Madison Frey.

Los Angeles indie folk duo the Milk Carton Kids performs “Michigan” in October at the Lyric Theatre downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Sean Mahoney.

UAB University Innovation Fellows candidate Haifa AlHarrasi. From Haifa AlHarrasi.

Candidate Callie Cox. From Callie Cox.

Candidate Joshua Lim. From Joshua Lim.

Candidate Alex Plazas. From Alex Plazas.

Recap of the 10th weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the 11th weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

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vacancy

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The empty spaces
in my heart used to hold some
very dear partners.

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