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July 29, 2009

So I mailed the first batch of Midnight Sun magnets ...

wait a minute mr. postman... All 50-some of them.

Each one of them came with a hand-written Post-It note in an official Baltimore Sun envelope. As you can imagine, this process took several hours.

And my handwriting degenerated into a nearly un-readable scrawl by the end of the stack. Sorry, last few letter-getters.

Now comes the cool part: I want you to put your Midnight Sun magnet somewhere funny, and take a picture of it. You don't have to leave it there permanently -- just long enough to snap a photo.

Then, e-mail me the photo ( I'll go through them all, and the funniest one wins a Midnight Sun Prize Pack ...

So if you sent me a magnet request, give it a few days, and keep an eye out for a small white envelope with the Baltimore Sun logo on it. You won't be disappointed.

For some reason, if you e-mailed me and don't get a magnet in a week or less, e-mail me again and I'll send you another one. 

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:02 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Random stuff



I didn't know that we could request magnets....

May I please have a magnet?

Thank you sir.

Oh, don't worry, Jason -- I'm going to drop a bunch off at Don't Know/No Idea.

Also, GDA sent me an email, and made a very valid point -- don't carry these things around in your pockets next to your wallet. Magnets have a nasty habit of erasing credit card info.

Oh GDA, always a basket full of sunshine.

As someone who frequently carries a large quantity of magnets in my pockets, I really appreciate GDA's sage advice. From now on I will be certain to carry my magnets in the pocket where I keep my floppy discs -- not in the one with my credit cards. Thanks!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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