Archive of Jay Hood (Section Chief Shea Garage/Contributing Editor)

Jay Hood has lived in Baltimore, Maryland for the past 25 years.  He likes to travel and is an avid photographer.  His photography has been featured in several obscure and unassuming locations, such as John Ball Zoological Gardens.  He does not eat vegetables and is learning to enjoy seafood.  He strives to keep his DVR no more than 40% full.  Comfort is paramount and he is not above a little slacking.

Jay has contributed 95 brilliant piece(s).


Iceland Volcano

Iceland. We spent most of our time around Reykjavik. There were countless highlights on the tourist checklist, most centered in proximity to the capital city. We saw waterfalls, thermal pools and whales. In the end, it was a spur of the moment drive that ended up being the coolest thing we did. One day, toward the end of the trip, we had a little extra time. We made a journey to Snaefellsjokull National Park on Snæfellsnes peninsula to see a big volcano. Snæfellsjökull volcano was the setting for Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. That made it a must stop on our itinerary. It was early spring and the air was cool and the days were already getting longer. We knew we had about ten hours to make the round trip to the national park located about three hours northwest of Reykjavik.

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Top 10 Comic Book Series of 2014

by Jay Hood December 18, 2014

Superheroes are everywhere these days. Marvel has mapped out all of their superhero movies between now and 2018. DC has done the same for their franchise superheroes. I’m not sure The CW shows anything but superhero shows at this point. With so many caped crusaders flying around both the big and small screens, it is […]

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In Contempt of … Bad Drivers

by Jay Hood November 5, 2014

Friday. 5:15 pm. Rush hour in Baltimore. Three blocks from the Inner Harbor and traffic is at a complete standstill. This is the very definition of gridlock. Bad drivers abound. Most have even given up honking. What is the point? Lights turn from green to red and back to green with no movement whatsoever. To […]

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Raw Force (Kung Fu Cannibals): In 7 Scenes

by Jay Hood October 31, 2014

I recently attended a 48 hour horror movie marathon. While I did not attend the full time, I made sure I was there for two fantastic movies from the eighties. The pièce de résistance was Raw Force, a “virtual smorgasbord of over the top sleaze” and a “quintessential piece of early 80’s sleaze”.

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro: [PHOTO] of the Day

by Jay Hood October 31, 2014

Castillo San Felipe del Morro. El Morro. The Promontory. Whatever you want to call it, the fort at the entrance of San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico is impressive. One stands on the grounds looking at the imposing walls imagining how hard it would be to capture. As imposing and large as it is outside, […]

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