Category Archives: Birmingham

The Birmingham Zoo Hates Modern Conveniences.

Imagine if you will, in Rod Serling’s voice, that you are in a line, a line for admittance to a zoo, a zoo in a suburban setting. You are told by the ticket checker that you may keep your drink, … Continue reading

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I’ve Hopelessly Complicated Something as Simple as a Hot Dog!

Exclamation point indeed. You can read all about it at the rah-rah football site, but the long and the short of it is that I attempted to recreate Birmingham’s iconic “special dog” and ended up making a sauce that’s just … Continue reading

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The Almost Perfect Burger? Yes. And I Back It Up.

My weekly football tailgating post is up over at the rah rah football site. I was wary of a post that said “You want to tailgate? Why don’t you try this new fangled thing called a hamburger?” for obvious reasons. … Continue reading

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Damn Hipster Ketchup

In Birmingham, we have hipsters now. I’m not sure if this has happened to you, but it has it’s ups and downs. If I’m honest, I like the beer. The attitude that comes with ordering the beer could use some … Continue reading

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“Well, she was wearing an awfully short skirt.”

Placed under my wife’s windshield wiper while she was shopping at the local supermarket: There is nothing wrong with the flier per se. The advice listed amounts to no more than a reminder to use common sense. But there is … Continue reading

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On Made Up Holidays

Forgetting an important occasion can lead to embarrassment, so you can understand my relief when I came upon a tweet posted last Monday by @BHamRestaurantRaider which read, “So today is #NationalPizzaDay Where will you celebrate?” Thus was avoided a repeat … Continue reading

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Another Neighborhood Oddity. This Time It’s Seasonal, or Just Past.

For at least the better part of a year and a half, or maybe as much as two years as I didn’t write down the date of its arrival, the deer shaped archery target in the picture to the right … Continue reading

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No Longer In Repose

I let the blog go. I even let the domain lapse. Had you been a bit more alert, gentle reader, you could have usurped my domain name and ruled mightstainyourshirt.com in your own right, but you had your chance. I’m … Continue reading

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Good People Brewing Co. Collectivelly Sell Souls to Devil, Gets Baseball Park Built Across Street

It seems too good to be true: a small Birmingham craft brewery looking to make it big moves to an out of the way warehouse in Alabama, a state peculiarly unfriendly to beer makers and just downright rude to beer … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest 12/7/12: Have A Greasy Kind of Christmas

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John are back! Ever since 1978 when they taught a generation of young girls that the only way to get the guy is to stop being yourself and just dress like a tramp, fans have … Continue reading

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