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April 13, 2010

Excel Dryer to donate free custom XLerator to Pub Dog

XLerators don't dry your hands so much as they blow the water off  your hands onto the floor. i love them.Victory!

The battle of the wimpy hand dryer has come to a close, ladies and gentleman. 

Yesterday, a rep from Excel Dryer, the company that makes the all-powerful XLerator hand dryers, read my blog post about Pub Dog's hand dryer.

They've offered to send Pub Dog a free XLerator with a custom cover -- much like the one pictured, except without all the weapons.

How awesome is that? 

The folks at Excel Dryer are going to get in touch with Pub Dog's owner, Steve Osmond, today ...

I left a couple messages on Osmond's phone, and haven't heard back from him yet.

Over the years, I've made no secret about my love for XLerator hand dryers. If my wife, Amie, would let me, I'd hang one in our bathroom. But that ain't gonna fly.

Still, this is an exciting development for bathroom users at Pub Dog. Call me, Steve! We need to chat!

(Photo courtesy of Excel Dryers)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:06 AM | | Comments (20)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


If you think the XLerator is awesome then you have not witnessed the raw power of the Dyson Air Blade. They have one at Real Seafood in the new Annapolis Town Center or whatever they are calling it. Never had a better drying experience.

That is one moral company!

Sam, you just stuck it to all those people who said your blog could never make a difference! :)

I'm just surprised no one has come up with a one-liner using the word "blows."

Where is the rep for the Dyson Air Blade in a time like this? Sam, you definitely have to try the Dyson Air Blade.

Sweet Jeebus I hope Rob washed his hand after that stunt - also if he were high fiving in the proper fashion his arm and wrist would be 40 times the size of a normal human's because everyone knows a proper high five involves Earth shattering force behind it which develops unparalleled muscle tone.

(which is why my arms are so fashionably toned)

That's pretty awesome. Blog about a crappy hand dryer at a local bar, local bar gets free, new, & totally righteous hand dryer. *slow clap*

Blog about a crappy hand dryer at a local bar, local bar gets free

Next week's Tipsy Tuesday: Gimme Remy Martin

Nothing is this world is free. Pub Dog gets one for the Ladies' and is left to buy one for the Mens' is that the deal here?

Ask them for two xlerators.

Sam, I think we need to do a comparison between your favorite the XLerator and the best Dyson Air Blade.

woops wrong post

I've been sipping on the same old boring 12 year Macallans for the past couple of months. What would really make a difference is if the bottle was replaced with an 18 year Macallans. Sam, write a post about my strife and the great impact of this injustice on all of the people who frequent my home.

I'm hoping the staff is still going to use paper towels to dry their hands because the amount of bacteria that gets blown on the hands from hand dryers is disgusting. Hot air + air filters not replaced + bacteria from toilets = flu and sickness

@Baltimore Chop -- you're so good at seeing the silver lining.

Hot air + air filters not replaced + bacteria from toilets = flu and sickness

You mean like the same air you are breathing? Minor flaw in the theory

Several studies have been published in well-known medical reviews on the health benefits and hygienic superiority of hand dryers. Hand dryers are almost unanimously declared to be as or more sanitary than other drying techniques. Misinformation and discredited data surrounding bacteria and hand dryers has been around for years, and has been soundly debunked. Please review our hand dryer hygiene page for more information:

If anyone is interested in our official XLERATOR vs. Dyson Airblade comparison, please email me and I would be happy to send it to you.

You morons. The key is simple - don't pee on your hands, then you won't have to wash (or dry) them when you're done.

johnnycat, you're such a charmer. Are you single?

I pee rainbows

this cool! thank you so much for sharing your knowledge to us.. very well appreciated!
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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.

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