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Dude! Who Parked Their Car On Top of a Smokestack in Amsterdam?
Dude! Who Parked Their Car On Top of a Smokestack in Amsterdam?
You know you're from Montgomery County when you're driving through town and the cars on the road are in worse shape than the one sitting on top of that giant smokestack right there! I was in Amsterdam a few months ago for a Make a Wish event and in typical "Brian fashion," I may have gotten a bit lost trying to find the spot that my girlfriend Samantha and I needed to be...
NYS DEC Drops Step-By-Step Video On Properly Pooping in the Woods
NYS DEC Drops Step-By-Step Video On Properly Pooping in the Woods
We're pretty lucky.  Nature lovers in Upstate New York are surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine beauty that can't be found anywhere else in the country.  And whether you hunt in the Adirondacks, camp in the Berkshires, or hike in the Catskills, the NYS DEC wants you to know there's a proper way to "handle your business"  when nature calls. I know I w...
Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River.  The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA.  But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside the ship is painted red, yet all others are painted black.  What's the seedy story behind the "re
Upstate Woman Tried to Sneak on Plane with Knives Inside Cute Kids Toy
Upstate Woman Tried to Sneak on Plane with Knives Inside Cute Kids Toy
An Upstate New York woman - traveling with her young son - was stopped inside an airport on Monday after alarms triggered because of a child's toy she was attempting to sneak past TSA. I don't know about you, but every time I go through airport TSA, a massive wave of anxiety comes over me, and even though I have nothing to hide, I freak out a little at the notion of my stuff being X-Rayed... Read
Everyone in Upstate Knows One Guy Who Can Rock Shorts Year-Round
Everyone in Upstate Knows One Guy Who Can Rock Shorts Year-Round
Every Upstate New Yorker knows at least one person who somehow wears shorts year-round!   The other night while stopped at a gas station in Albany, a man got out of his car and started pumping in the sub-zero temps next to me. He was a burly man in his mid 40's wearing a Buffalo Bills hoodie and Nike athletic shorts.  We all know one guy (it's never, ever a woman) who wears shorts year-round, even

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