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JD's Blog, a place where sight and sound have no meaning, where time and space are illusions, and where a DJ  air personality posts his slightly off-kilter take on this, that, and the other thing.
I was born in Philadelphia and lived many years in the Baltimore area. I've loved radio since I was a kid and consider myself extremely lucky to get paid to do it. I'm a 2002 graduate of the DC campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I'm a writer, musician and cartoonist in my free time. And I'm a huge fan of the Philly teams: the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers as well as the Maryland Terrapins.
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by JD posted May 27 2015 6:04PM
Warning: I'm about to overshare. If this makes you uncomfortable, might I suggest trying one of these other blogs?

I'm a hat guy. If you notice, in just about every photo of me there is a hat on my head. See that one there at the top of the page? Hat.

I've been asked why I always have a hat on. There are a few reasons for this, but let me get this one out of the way: It's not to cover my hair. Well, not anymore. I used to have long hair, see, and back then a hat was a good way to keep my hair from falling in my face, which it tended to do quite often. No, mostly I wear a baseball cap for the same reason baseball players do: to keep the sun out of my eyes. When I worked outdoors this was especially useful. Now that I've been doing it for so long it's just become a habit.

But I will say this: my hats have become a kind of security blanket. It feels weird when it's not there. I was at an event a few days ago. This was a dressy event so I left my hat in the car. And still I found myself reaching for the bill even though it wasn't there. But come on, I can't be the only one this has happened to.

Now for the oversharing part. How do you know when it's time to get a new hat? When you take it off and your head stinks. Yeah, it's kind of nasty, I know. That's why the warning. Cheers.
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by JD Doughty posted May 22 2015 5:28PM
23-year-old Cory Lee Shinkman of St. Petersburg, Florida was in the kitchen with his cousin last week, and according to the police report, Cory, quote, "did not agree with the way she was cooking hard boiled eggs." So . . . he ATTACKED her. He shoved her out of the back door of the house and pushed her against a dresser. We're not sure why they had a dresser in the backyard. But, you know, Florida. He was arrested and he's facing a felony battery charge.

It's going to take some BRILLIANT detectives to crack a case with this little to go on. The police in New Haven, Connecticut are trying to track down a burglar, and all they know is . . . his first name is Bob. A woman was sleeping around 2:30 A.M. on Monday when a guy broke into her apartment. She woke up, saw him in the hallway, and asked who he was. He replied, "Bob" . . . then took off running empty-handed. The police say no one living there knew Bob. Even though he didn't steal anything, they're still trying to track him down to arrest him for burglary. I feel like they're going to fail.
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by JD posted May 20 2015 5:23PM
How do you know your city is hardcore? When the mere mention of it is a WEAPON. A guy from St. Louis was visiting Seattle last week . . . he's only been identified as "West." And a mugger with a gun walked up to him at a bus station and demanded his cash. So West told the guy he was from St. Louis, then said, quote, "If you wanna rob me, I ain't got nothing. If you decide to do this, we're gonna go heads up," meaning "we're going to fight." And apparently, dropping the St. Louis bomb was enough to scare the guy off, even though he had a gun and West was only armed with his words. Police are still trying to find the guy.

A 15-year-old went into a store in Dortmund, Germany last week with a ski mask covering his face and a gun in his hand. Then he demanded all the money in the cash register. But the clerk sized him up and apparently wasn't afraid of the gun. So he decided to fight back using the only thing he had within arm's reach: LOLLIPOPS. The clerk started pelting the kid with lollipops, and it WORKED . . . he ran off. It turns out that before he went into the store, he'd pulled up the ski mask, right in front of a security camera. So the cops used the footage to identify him, and were able to track him down and arrest him.
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Location : DortmundSeattleSt. Louis
People : So West
by JD posted May 5 2015 5:24PM
True confessions time. There are two things you should know about me: first, and this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but I am a hat enthusiast. The reson why isn't a huge mystery. I hate getting haircuts. I can't be bothered to cut my hair regularly so as a result it usually looks like a hideous bird's nest that the birds have long since abandoned and left to be condemned. So the easiest and most humane thing to do is just cover it up.

The second thing is that I spend a lot of time on the website Buzzfeed. For the uninitiated, Buzzfeed follows and reports on trends, news, memes, and pop culture. And they have quizzes. I love the quizzes. I just took one, in fact It was called: Which Member of "The Girlie Show" Writers Room are you? This is in reference to the TV show 30 Rock, one of my favorite sitcoms of all time and certainly the best thing Alec Bladwin has done since Beetlejuice. You can take the quiz here.

My results were
You got: Frank Rossitano

You're flippant and sarcastic on the outside, but on the inside, you're just a big soft mama's boy. Plus, your hat game is on point.

How weird is that? It's like they know me!! And it's nice to get a little recognition vis a vis my hat game. Cheers.

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