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October 10, 2008

Pop quiz

I'm in a mood to test your mind. Name me a Baltimore bar with Formstone inside and out.

No Googling. Winner gets a prize from my desk. Go!


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:38 AM | | Comments (15)
Categories: Random stuff


Rafter's on Fort...


rafters, done deal!

What is formstone?



@ Sue: Is your caps lock broken? ;)

You're all wrong... it's Rafters!

Sue Hopper,

I didn't know either.
"Formstone is a plaster compound creating the trompe l'oeil appearance of rock. It is commonly applied to brick rowhomes in many east coast urban areas in the United States, although it is most strongly associated with Baltimore. Film director and Baltimore native John Waters described formstone as "the polyester of brick."

Retrieved from

I guess Sue and GDA just got called out as being non-natives.


You've not been paying attention.
There have been several occasions that prompted me to take a stand as a New Jerseyan, Old Sport.


We're lucky Sam didn't specify "first person" gets a prize. Fingers crossed for a bobblehead

if he has to give out prizes to every right answer, he might just get a clean desk out of this!

you've got a good point there, ss2.

the way i see it is, the more junk on my desk, the harder i'm working. a clean desk means i've had too much idle time. lord knows that's not the case lately.


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