“Woman Bites Camel” … and the Biscuit Bites Back.
Drama is where you find it … and we found it on Facebook. Matt Olin and Tim Miner give ridiculous voice to reader reactions to the WBTV Facebook Story, “Woman Bites Camel.” [William Shakespeare was a playwriting genius, but even he couldn’t come up with the brilliant line, “What in the Gaston county?”]
This video was created with Charlotte Star Room.
Park Terrace Sign Being Refurbished
Last week, we were dismayed to see the vintage “Park Terrace” sign dismantled at Park Road Shopping Center. The theater reopened several months ago after renovations, and we’re excited to say that we’ve received word that the classic sign is being worked on and will be reinstalled soon. We’ll work with our pals at @CLTSignProject to keep you posted.
Who Needs Hollywood? Manhattan Short Film Festival at NWSA
PHOTO CREDIT: Heather Liebler Photography
On Friday, Oct. 5, Northwest School of the Arts will join more than 400 venues spanning six continents in showing 10 films from the next generation of filmmakers from around the world. For just $10 for adults and $7 for students, you can enjoy the films in NWSA’s new $9.5 million theater during the 22nd Annual Manhattan Film Festival. Grab your tickets now at www.inspirenorthwest.org
To a tee, every time Matt wears his From Charlotte With Love t-shirt out in public, strangers approach him with compliments. “Great shirt!” “Love it!” “Lookin’ good, my man!” When you’re on the receiving end of such apparent apparel love, you’re compelled to get to know the Charlotte creative behind the FCWL goods. That person is none other than Rel Mariano, founder of @trashgenius, and we approached him with Five Ridiculous Questions…
When the zombie apocalypse arrives, where in Charlotte will you choose to hole up, and who do you want on your team?
Duke Power building in uptown! I’d take Saloan and our son, Kingston, because family first! I’d have to grab our friend Katie Levans because of her craftiness. I’d also grab Garrett Tichy for critical thinking. Unstoppable!
What is your most-used emoji — and why is that the case?
??♂️ is my most used emoji. The world is full of hyperbole these days, 30 facepalms a day keeps the doctor away!
If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?
I don’t know if I’d bring anything back, but I would definitely like to wear white after Labor Day!
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
My first thought is always my family, then food. Definitely food right after!
What’s a .gif that makes you laugh every time you see it?
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We’re All Abuzz About the CLT Bean Scene
The #CLTAvengers Celebrate National Coffee Day
According to a scientifically accurate poll we forgot to conduct for this article, it’s a proven fact that Charlotte’s creativity is fueled almost exclusively by the excellent coffee we find across the city. Sunday, September 29 was National Coffee Day (although, we think most people would agree that every day should be National Coffee Day), and we asked a few of the #CLTAvengers, Charlotte’s mightiest Instagrammers, to tell us their favorite spot in Crown Town to get that sweet, sweet elixir of productivity. Click here for their picks.
Groom Says “Kale, no!”
Speaking of national days, Wednesday, Oct. 2 is National Kale Day. It brings to mind the story of Archibald J. Billingsley, who opted to leave his blushing bride, Charlottean Constance Cornwallis, at the altar on November 7, 1919, after she had the temerity to present him a bowl of kale as a pre-wedding gift.
While this didn’t actually happen, we like to think – if it had – Archie and Connie would have eventually made up, learned to love the leaf and opened a green juice shop on the trolley line. And, that their disapproving Aunt Betty, pictured here in black, would have left their first 1-star complaint with the Better Business Bureau of Charlottetown.
Are you looking for a CFO (Cute, Furry Officer) for your family? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some of our furry friends find a new job (and a forever home)! Each week in October we will feature a different adoptable shelter dog.
This week, we would like to introduce you to Ricky, a 5-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. Ricky is looking for a permanent position as your best friend. He’s willing to be your Chief Happiness Officer, too, at no additional payment. He only asks for a double bonus belly rub. If you’re ready to make Ricky an offer, contact Carolina P.A.W.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a playdate interview.
- Official Position: Goodest Boy
- PAWficiencies: Playing catch, Amazing hugger, Microsoft Office
- Qualifications: Vaccinated, Neutered, Microchipped
- Education: BA (Barking Academic) from FURman University
You know, it really grinds our gears when people say that Charlotte doesn’t have an exceptional art scene. Now, we have the most literal evidence ever that people who say that are dead wrong. This giant gear sculpture by Charlotte’s own Rick Lazes. Throw your car into high gear and book it on over to AvidXchange’s headquarters to see this 3-ton, marble cogwheel with your own eyes.
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