Category Archives: Art’s Big Adventure

Freemasonry and the civil war

One of the things that puzzled me upon moving to the South in 1970 was the presence of a Masonic lodge right next door to city hall in Statesville, NC. Given the religious nature of the South, it seemed anachronistic, … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Zack’s Hamburgers

It’s 1975 all over again. While Pokémoning Sunday, I bumped into Zach’s Hamburgers at South Boulevard and Scaleybark Road Like 90% of the non-national restaurants in Charlotte, the 2nd most Bibled city in America, the place was closed on the … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina, Pokéfun | 10 Comments

Snowball in Hell

Or more accurately – SnoBall in South Carolina Another thing I would not have experienced without Pokemania. Pelican Snoballs is a franchise that sells exactly one thing – SnoBalls. 100 varieties of them Looking at the locations, most are in … Continue reading

Posted in Art's Big Adventure, Pokémania | 4 Comments

A $billion thanks from Charlotte

The former Mayor of Charlotte Anthony Foxx (no relation to Vicente Fox or Redd Foxx) is currently the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Under his careful stewardship, a year ago the Gold Line Streetcar was brought to life. The … Continue reading

Posted in Collapse of America, North Carolina, Online Gaming, Pokémania | 2 Comments

WBT-AM sold to Beasley

WBT-AM is a nighttime clear channel 50 kW station on 1110 kHz based in Charlotte and that has a directional signal that aims up the I-85 corridor, but because of low ground conductivity (and being at a higher frequency) has … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina, Station Sales / Transfers | 4 Comments

Praise Allah at the K&W

Deonte Lanier claims to be a Moorish citizen and not subject to the laws of Christians. He was accused of a murder in Charlotte in 2012. Drug related, of course. His white girlfriend initially talked to police, but when … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina | 2 Comments

Rorschach test

Crime rate (the Darker Blue, the safer the area) % population who identify as black Downtown has a lot of robberies – it has a mix of rich people, alcohol and public transit. Crime stats can also skew the area … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina | 7 Comments

Pepsi wants naked men in your daughter’s shower

PepsiCo CEO joins growing list of companies calling for LGBT law repeal You may have heard that the legislature of North Carolina rushed into special session after the City of Charlotte passed an ordinance 7-4 to require businesses to allow … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina | 5 Comments

Chaos in North Carolina

The governor of North Carolina is calling the Legislature into special session to vote on delaying North Carolina’s primary, currently scheduled in Mid March. The reason is the Voting Rights Act – a Federal Court threw out the existing maps … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, North Carolina | 13 Comments

The day of the big event whose name may not be mentioned is here

The Carolina® team that plays a sporting event with a pointy ball are expected to win the once a year contest watched by thousands of Americans around the world. The Rand Corporation reports it is theoretically possible North Korea will … Continue reading

Posted in America Loves Sports!, North Carolina, War in Asia | 6 Comments