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April 15, 2010

Pick your favorite custom XLerator for Pub Dog

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A few days ago, I wrote about Pub Dog's crappy hand dryer. Then, the kindly folks at Excel Dryer saw my first post and offered to donate a free custom XLerator to the Federal Hill bar. 

They Excel Dryer crew made four different mock ups of custom XLerators with Pub Dog's logo, and sent them to me. I narrowed it down to three (the fourth one looks just like the black one, only it's white).

My favorite is the half-beer, half-bubbly head one with the Pub Dog logo up top. I'm calling it XLerator No. 1.

I have also uploaded potential XLerator Nos. 2 and 3 for your enjoyment. Let's have a vote: Which one do you like the best? ...

Obviously, the bar gets the final say, but maybe (just maybe) they'll be swayed by Midnight Sunners.

Pub Dog XLerator #2Pub Dog owner Steve Osmond has still not returned my multiple phone messages. Steve! Where are you, Steve? Call me!

In the meantime, tell me which one you like best.

The black one, XLerator No. 2, is sleek and mysterious, but I don't know if it fits Pub Dog's decor.

And, at the very bottom, we have XLerator No. 3, which is filled to the brim with beautiful, delicious beer. I don't like it as much as XLerator No. 1. But that's just me.

As previously noted, the fourth one is the white version of XLerator No. 2. So if you like the idea of an all-white XLerator, just cast your vote for No. 4.

Oh, and I'm also taking write-in suggestions. The more random, the better.

Chrome would be cool. You could just replace the mirror with the XLerator, and admire your handsome (or gorgeous) reflection in the hand dryer. The only downside? The staff would have to take shifts polishing the chrome four or five times a day, and they might not be up to the task.

Just a thought.Pub Dog XLerator No. 3

(Photos courtesy of Excel Dryer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:31 AM | | Comments (22)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I completely agree with you on XLerator No. 1. It's a gem.

XLerator No. 3,

add flames and la bamba horn to #2. the other two convey urine if you're in a bathroom.

I think it should say in bold letters:

"Too CüL for FüL."

#1 all the way!

Kind of look like urine dispensers.

My cool design: a dragon's head. Who wouldn't want a fire breathing dragon to dry your hands?

I'm with you Owlie. A dragon would be pretty bad-a.


Dragon head!
I like 1, but the urine dispenser comments are kinda right.

I'm leaning towards #3

I don't believe there are any mirrors in the Pub Dog bathrooms (at least not the men's room)...but I think I still like No. 1 over the chrome idea. go along withthe dog theme, you could have one covered in hair...

2 is definitely slick, but I have to go with #1. 3 looks a little too much like urine.

I'm not a doctor, but I think if your urine is the color of dryer #3, you're dehydrated. Pee is supposed to be clear.

Your neighborhood hypochondriac

Pee is supposed to be clear.

Mine glows in the dark ... wheeeeeeeee........



#2 exudes "european"

#2 exudes "european"

Because when you're in the bathroom, European.

Duh-Dunk Chink!!!!

haha, nice one OMG.

i was hoping someone would get my potty humor. one need not be a whiz.

add "confucious say- he who stand on toilet is high on pot" to #2 and you've got a weiner

Number 3 is the way to go. It looks more like a beer than the first. Good work!

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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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