http://www.salon.com/life/pinched/2010/ ... ps_pinched
Here are the three things I know about Baltimore:In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth.
"I have $80 bucks left!" Magida said. "I'm so happy!"
"I have $12," Mak said with a frown.
The two friends weren't tabulating the cash in their wallets but what remained of the monthly allotment on their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit cards, the official new term for what are still known colloquially as food stamps.
1) The Wire
2) It's been so bad, even the Poe Toaster has had to get out
3) There's a "John Waters-esque" section, too? Jesus Christ, Balmor.
Poor Baltimore. I mean, fuck the Baltimore Ravens, but still.
Anyway, hipsters on food stamps - REACTION!!!????