Some people think that I’m not qualified to have an opinion on Charlotte. They claim that I can’t fairly judge the city since the only time I’ve ever been there was on a field trip to Discovery Place when I was in the 5th grade. For those that don’t know, taking a field trip to Charlotte in the 5th grade is an ITB rite of passage, or form of corporal punishment, depending on whom you ask. They say time heals all wounds, but it doesn’t erase the entire memory of being kidnapped by the Wake County Public School System and forced to visit some sort of brainwashing propaganda center disguised as a museum. I’ve repressed this memory, but I’m willing to share it with you now: Keep Reading
A 1,000 foot water slide took over Gelwood South last Saturday for no apparent reason. I’ve been asking for a moat around the beltline for years, and this company from Utah just shows up and gets unlimited water to waste on a slide in the middle of Raleigh. Keep Reading
I’m tired. I’m tired of complaining about the Trolley Pub. I’m tired of seeing it. I’m tired of hearing it. I’m tired of waiting in traffic behind it, creeping along Davie St. at six miles per hour. I should be complaining about Slide the City and the Ironman Triathlon, which are currently forming the perfect storm to create one of the worst weekends in the history of Raleigh. Yet here I am, addressing a Trolley Pub story that has been Tweeted, texted, emailed, and Facebooked to me countless times this week. I tried to make people realize how terrifying these Trolley Pubs are by contributing to the April Fools’ Day Trolley Pub Apartment story, but for some reason they’re still rolling around Raleigh. Let’s just get this out of the way and be done with it. Keep Reading
Today’s guest post comes from The ITB Historian. Writer’s note: our thoughts are with those who suffered in the weekend’s storms. Others will provide better words for comfort–we’ll do what we do best: keep things light. Keep Reading
Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced this morning that Billy Joel will be playing a concert at the ESA (PNC Arena). The hype surrounding this announcement was unprecedented. Yesterday on Twitter, Mayor McFarlane announced she was making an announcement, Keep Reading
Move over Justin Timberlake, no one cares about you anymore. A miraculous news story broke this morning, letting all of ITB know that Mayor Nancy McFarlane will be at the ESA (the PNC Arena) tomorrow to announce a concert. I repeat, A CONCERT.
Last Friday night, honorary ITB news anchor Penn Holderness sent me the following tweet.
— Penn Holderness (@pennholderness) September 28, 2013
Upon seeing this, I began to hyperventilate. I was going to be referenced on the news?! Keep Reading
Welcome to Week 2 of the best betting advice inside the beltline.
Clemson (-14.5) at NC State – Final Score: Clemson 26 – NC State 14
While we didn’t necessarily predict the State game “correctly”, ITB still came out on top by making an appearance on ESPN’s pregame coverage. After being broadcast on TV across the nation, sales of ITB koozies skyrocketed, in that one or two people asked me for free ones on Twitter. Good thing I ordered another 50,000 koozies to meet the demand. Keep Reading
It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is perfect, real sports have resumed (sorry baseball), and Christmas is less than 100 days away. The return of fall brings with it the return of real sports. Why is that ITB? Because sports means gambling, and gambling with your parents’ money is a classic ITB pastime. Nothing makes a weekend in the fall more fun than the highs and lows of losing and winning thousands of your parents’ dollars. Keep Reading