Did you guys get a load of this risbile travel piece in today's Washington Post?
It's written by a guy named Marc Fisher who LITERALLY still bases his opinion of our town on the Randy Newman song "Baltimore" that was WRITTEN IN 1977.
This has to be one of the most bizarre travel pieces I've ever come across. It would be one thing if the writer was from, I dunno, Norway or something, and had outmoded views of Baltimore, based on strange snippets of pop culture (The Wire, old John Waters films, a 1977 song) that came wafting his way across the pond. But Fisher lives ONE TOWN OVER!! He acts like his sojourn into Baltimore is some sort of perilous, heroic journey—like a risky assignment in a wartorn nation.
A few choice quotes from the piece (with our reaction, in paranthesis):
"I’ve always been torn about Baltimore...