It’s under 100° Today! Who Needs Window Units???

As we’ve noted before on several occasions, Baltimore has long been a city dedicated to the value of thrift. Whether it’s shopping in thrift stores or picking things up off the street, most Baltimoreans will go to great lengths to save a couple of dollars. Baltimore is also a city famous for its distinctive antique […]

The Couch Chronicles, Volume VII

We’re still waiting patiently for the fast-approaching delivery date of the new sofa we’re trying to win in the Test it, Blog it, Win it contest from Su Casa Furniture. A couch is typically the first thing that goes into a living room, and in our case it was the first thing we actually picked […]

The Slack is Back: Why Hipsters Are the New Slackers

It’s said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, and this is true not only in our culture, but in our countercultures and subcultures as well. Your Chop is 31 this year, which makes us just barely old enough to remember the best of the early Nineties. It also means we’re […]

Free Stuff! Available on a Streetcorner Near You

A friend once told us of a conversation he was having with an acquaintance of his who was from Glasgow. The two of them were walking down the street chit-chatting when they passed a set of fireplace tools; a poker, tongs, etc. “What in the fuck is that?” asked the Scot. “It’s a fireplace set.” […]