Rise and Shine, Park Cities (6-20-11)

1. Uh, if you live near the 3300 block of Wentwood in University Park, you already know there was a big fire complicated further by your neighbor’s huge stock of ammo blowing up.

2. I went to the Drater concert Friday night. See my June 24 column for the wrap-up.

3. WARNING: Next link is totally disgusting. But word to Parkies, if you go to Whole Foods, don’t enter the restroom.

    10 thoughts on “Rise and Shine, Park Cities (6-20-11)

    • June 20, 2011 at 10:05 am
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      OMG, the Whole Foods thing is just gross and disturbing! Honestly, doesn’t anyone honor their fricking marriage vows anymore??? What the heck!

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    • June 20, 2011 at 11:59 am
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      Why on earth would you think that a good link to post? Gross stuff goes on all the time and I really don’t need or want to have to pointed out to me. My fault for clicking on it, you warned it was disgusting. Next time I’ll believe you and skip it. Sheesh.

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    • June 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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      One of my close gay friends tells me park cities is rampant with married men hooking up with other men. He wouldn’t tell me names but said I would be totally shocked.

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    • June 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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      I admit, Merritt, I’m not a huge fan, but this post is not just disgusting, it borders on pornographic. Is this something we equate with neighborhood news and local kids sports announcements? Really? I’m sure we all wouldnt be surprised at some our neighbors behavior, but is this the wholesome neighborhood news that PCP is promoting?

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    • June 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm
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      Don’t shoot the messenger!

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    • June 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm
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      That link was inappropriate. The “disgusting” warning was not sufficient. I thought it was going to be about sanitation issues, which, for a local grocery store, is something I want to be informed about. This, however, is on a different level. If my child was reading PCP online, a site I thought was safe, and happened to click and read the link, I’d be furious.

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    • June 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm
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      This is the last straw. I am so over the shock value Merritt goes after. It is just foul and so unnecessary for a neighborhood paper. I’m done with PCP.

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    • June 21, 2011 at 12:34 am
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      Flipside: I woulda thought it was fine to send my kid in alone there, but will probably NOT be doing that now. Yeah, I know I should always be vigilant but it’s a grocery store, seriously… So I appreciate at least the warning from the posting.

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    • June 21, 2011 at 12:42 am
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      Hey gang…Merritt gave you fair warning.

      WARNING: Next link is totally disgusting. But word to Parkies, if you go to Whole Foods, don’t enter the restroom.

      What thought could possibly creep into your head next? Urine, excrement, employees not washing hands, dirty diaper changing area…and yes(unfortunately)…sex activities.

      I usually do all of mine at Tom Thumb, but sometimes Whole Foods or Krogers just calls my name. Not the restroom, though. Just the produce aisle. In Winter near the bakery, Summer-frozen foods. Oh Baby!

      AMD-pornographic? c’mon…you felt a lil something didn’t you? You are naughty.
      mk & Crayola-I’m in your camp. Should not have gone to the post, but I did. Ick.

      Kudos though to Merritt for posting.
      AMD, do you really think this neighborhood is that wholesome? Or do you just want wholesome news?
      Is PCP news or wholesome neighborhood news? I like that the crime reports are in the same issue as my kids beating the stuffing out of your kids in sports. I like seeing the houses for sale next to the engagements and weddings. I like the superficial fluff next to the gutter filth. Life is contradictions and juxtapositions.

      And Merritt…after going to the Whole Foods bathroom link, I couldn’t bring myself to go to the Drater link. What the heck is a Drater and why should I follow this link after you killed my appetite and appreciation for Whole Foods(at least the restroom)?

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    • June 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
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      Grump, since you have admitted on another post that Merritt is a friend, I am assuming part of your ire relates to protecting your friend. You are right, there was a warning. But if you are targeting a local family neighborhood for your audience, perhaps “disgusting” is not strong enough of a warning. (Not appropriate for kids, don’t open this at the office, etc) After all this is a “neighborhood” blog!

      However, like most folks who occasionally read this blog, I am not at all surprised by what someone will post on Craig’s list, nor am I surprised that it might come from my one of my neighbors. Given what people say and do publically in today’s society, what they do in their secret life is no longer surprising either. Do I believe we are Mayberry? Absolutely not.

      I believe that most people read the local paper because their neighbor’s kids or their own may have a sporting event or school pic in the paper. They may even want to know what is going on with Legacy or what new store is going into Snider Plaza. Let’s face it, if we want hard hitting news, PCP is probably not what we’re looking for. The depravity that goes on in a public bathroom is probably something that most people are aware of and why they avoid them in the first place. The fact that someone is trolling for “gutter filth”, posting it here, and then calling it newsworthy is another thing altogether. If you are looking for gutter filth, you will certainly find it. You are right, life is filled with contradictions. I just think PCP should remember their target audience.

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