At every event I attend, I have to find something strange to write about.
It’s no fun otherwise. Check out the stories I’ve done the last two years at the York Fair. (Here and here).
This seemed like the perfect strategy to employ Friday at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which is kind of a big deal, if you weren’t aware.
Anyway, no one wants to read a normal story from this event, except maybe the people participating. Continue reading
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Tagged 150th, badass, beards, burnside, civil war facial hair, facial hair, generals, gettysburg, lauren boyer, mutton chops, reenactor, York Daily Record
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Last week, I drove a tractor-trailer at DCS School of Driving in York.
The column I wrote following the experience ended up on the Facebook page of Overdrive Magazine, a publication for those in the industry.
Since then, I’ve gotten a few emails and calls from truckers who appreciated my attempts to understand everything that goes into driving a big rig. Continue reading
Posted in Adventures, Columns, York Daily Record
Tagged class a, commercial drivers license, dcs driving school, driving a tractor trailer, lauren boyer, lessons, pa, tractor-trailer, York, York Daily Record
In fourth grade, I won a spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “embarrassment.”
On Tuesday, I brought new meaning to that same word as I trolled the aisles of Central Market York looking for people to accost for this video.
You see, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was last week.
After great feedback on this video, which examines the pronunciation of “Utz,” a coworker suggested I take to the streets holding a pop-up spelling bee of sorts. Continue reading
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Tagged central market, digital first, farquhar, fasnacht, funny, idealab, lauren boyer, man on the street, pennsylvania dutch, scripps, sonya paclob, spelling bee, video, words, york county, York Daily Record
Last week, I was pretty bored.
This ad appeared in the Delta Star newspaper the day of the last hearing about the proposed strip club in Brogue. This was sent to me by a reader.
No layoffs to cover. No ridiculous videos to make. No naked people to interview.
So, naturally, I did what I usually do: Creep civil court records for random people. This includes sources, but also literally random people.
I love to creep.
Gotten divorced recently? I know about it. Nasty custody battle? I know. Racking up credit card debt like it’s going out of style? No need to tell me.
I KNOW. Continue reading
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Tagged adult cabaret, brogue center, brogue strip club, chanceford township, gentleman's club, lauren boyer, Peoples Bank, PeoplesBank, Terry Sutton, York Daily Record