Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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So, I'm coming to join your cool place-to-be city some time around February. Pretty jammy timing. I've visited before but only for 2-3 days. I think I'll be living somewhere near Dupont Circle/19th, if I take over the apartment of the last incumbent in the job...

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

cool

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

I get to learn the football rules!
Is that a real TV show embedded in that vid somewhere?

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

nah.. DC go go band Mambo Sauce had this song out for a while and finally made a video for it, so.. that's what they did. chuck brown shows up at the end to tell the police to let them go, I guess is the gist of it

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain? TOO MANY I DEMAND RECOUNT.

quincie, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT can you embed the mambo sauce vid at the top of the thread? tks.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?

http://latenightshots.com/

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

WAU

http://dcist.com/2008/02/06/reality_show_ba.php

Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh shit

OH SHIT

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

awesome

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

^_^

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

can read such threads as:

- Stolen undergarments on Saturday
- Manipulating men into LTRs and marriage
- FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
- Is it possible to be super smoke and humble at the same time?
- whats the website to order generic Viagra
- How did you make up for election night depression?
- any hill staffers wanna release some tension?

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 23:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is it possible to be super smoke and humble at the same time?

username on this question was "bho choom gang" right?

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Saturday, 8 November 2008 00:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

See I always assumed the LNS crew lived in Bethesda/NOVA and thus would not be fucking with DCs polls.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 01:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

no much of LNS lives in DC west of rock creek park! Like YOU!

I DIED, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah actually I think some of them live directly below me. PICK UP YOUR CIGGY BUTTS DOUCHES.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?

Busboys & Poets
Mon, November 17
6.30pm
Author Event, William Ayers

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey whatever happened to stephen x

mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

HE DIED

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe. I don't know.

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/11/no_restaurant_for_you.php

sala thai is fine for delivery and take-out? I don't understand the point about mediocrity somehow profiting from the restriction - if a restaurant truly sucks, it goes out of business, no? As pointed out in the comments, Adams Morgan is packed to the gills with bars and restaurants and I wouldn't say it's any kinda amazing dining district. Brains, tell me how it is.

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 06:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sala Thai is eh. I used to eat there plenty before Rice and Regent Thai opened. Now I pretty much just do Rice since the last time I went into Regent Thai it smelled distinctly like rat poison.

This overlay needs to get changed but it's not really a problem as it stands - I know plenty of people looking at opening up in that corridor and they don't expect any problems getting a zoning exception.

I think new building in DC should require all retail on the ground floor without restrictions - this would drive retail rents way down and would negatively impact efficiency of new development somewhat, but it effectively translates to having developers subsidize cheap retail. Because of the building height limits DC retail spaces are overpriced and we lack a proportionate population to support retail, so lower rents could do a lot of good.

Mediocrity does profit from restriction sometimes - like with cabaret laws in NY.

I think the biggest factor in keeping bad restaurants open is lack of reliance on repeat business. Woodley Park is a great example of this - it's got the same demographics and a similar streetscape at Cleveland Park just up the street, but it's got a bunch of shitty places and Cleveland Park has, generally, very good ones. The large hotels in Woodley Park mean there are a bunch of tourists and conventioneers coming through who are going to eat at that random indian place or wherever because it's right between the Metro and their hotel - I don't think it's the locals keeping that row in business.

I don't think Yg's argument is valid here given the current state of development along 14th/U St. There are a lot of older struggling places in that stretch that would actually be less expensive for a restaurateur to buy out and remodel than a new space would be. If Sala Thai is able to stay open despite not doing very much business that just means they'll eventually be bought out by another operator that thinks they can maximize their volume in that space.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

RIP

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703672.html?hpid=topnews

woah

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

shit is going to be lunacy

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

and fucking cold as hell

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/11/20/obamas-mug-on-dc-subway-cards-for-inauguration/

gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

#

Have they done this for previous presidents-elect? If not, this is a blatantly partisan move by an organization funded with taxpayer money.

Comment by Ryan Lile — November 20, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

my favorite part about this is that if you click dude's name it takes you to a site to buy $100 designer dog bowls

El Tomboto, Friday, 21 November 2008 00:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I enjoy the fact that this thread is easily found in the search engine by querying for "pitt shit"

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR BRAINS.

when would you be available to check out PROPERTY with your bro me
whenever is fine 'cause we just started looking and I haven't bothered about a lender yet

but tis the season for getting sweet deals on exposed brick & etc

TOMBOT, Saturday, 22 November 2008 23:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just got back from a very brief visit to your fine fine city and I am still getting over the fact that I'm going to be living near the fabulous Kramers book store rather than here. Though Kramer's website is a bit self-congratulatory, or at least the video is. ETA now some time in February, so will miss the Mall madness...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 10:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kramerbooks is a fairly small bookstore with an OK selection and decent beers and shitty food. And it's open 24 hours on the weekend. That's all.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT I am on crazy schedule for the next 2 weeks but should be OK to look at some places after.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I live in Swindon now, so an ok selection and half decent food will do me fine for now :-) I'm afraid I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to cities at the moment...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Recommendations for better bookshops very welcome, thanks in advance...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Second Story Books in Dupont is pretty okay for used stuff. Other than that. . . Olsson's used to be the other big indie bookstore around here, but they shut their doors. So you're stuck pretty much with Borders and B&N's.

Mr. Que, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Mr Que. My colleague whom I'm replacing there also recommended Second Story Books, but she worked in Swindon for even longer than me, so I should not rely on her warped judgement...

I'll drop the excited puppy thing now. I'm showing up provincial England. I'm capable of getting over-excited by Whole Foods as well.

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh hey, I will be in DC tomorrow

I should have said something sooner, yeah?

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

just tomorrow?

T-PALIN (daria-g), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll be around! TOMBOT has my #.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

i gotta spend the day w/family in the MD suburbs. not really looking forward to it, though prob won't be all that bad. theoretically i would be home about 8, but who knows.

T-PALIN (daria-g), Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll probably get called in to work on some bullshit premise as soon as I get dressed and walk out of my house

El Tomboto, Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

goddamn circus.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 27 November 2008 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://nyadiff.org/adiff-dc-2014/

Little publicized movie fest this weekend of international films from Brazil and various African countries

curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/46224/the-dives-of-others-how-to-open-a-new-old-bar/

Paul V's comments dissing the Thievery Corp places are kinda fun

curmudgeon, Friday, 29 August 2014 20:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

wow what a prick

i mean damn, you're from rockville, worked at saint-ex and bar pilar and are trying to be punker than thou

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

He had a few self-deprecating comments early in the piece though. But he also got his Marvin Gaye facts wrong (aserting that Marvin lived nearly his whole life in D.C.)--Marvin lived in Detroit and L.A. a bunch (in addition to that 1 year in Belgium that Paul mocked in relation to the Marvin club)

curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:44 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks a lot Mr. Amazon:

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday.

The departure of Weymouth, 48, ends eight decades of Graham family leadership of The Post, which her great-grandfather bought in 1933. Bezos, who acquired The Post for $250 million in a sale announced in August 2013, initially kept the senior leadership team intact. He told Weymouth during a visit to Washington, on Aug. 18, that he had selected a new publisher, according to people familiar with the decision. She will remain on the company payroll as an adviser through the end of the year.

Ryan, 59, an attorney, spent years rising in the Reagan administration, eventually becoming a top presidential aide and key leader in the construction of his presidential library and numerous other initiatives after Reagan left office in 1989.

― curmudgeon, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:37 PM (4

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 16:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Saw American Cool exhibit at National Portrait Gallery...Uneven & gimmicky but I kinda enjoyed it anyway

http://blogs.loc.gov/music/2014/08/directed-by-ken-russell-film-fridays-at-the-mary-pickford-theater/

Fridays this month (I've only seen Tommy)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh is american cool still happening

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

i kinda wanna get down to that

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

through this weekend. Closes on Sunday I think. 11:30 to 7 through Sunday

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

Former VA guv McDonnell and wife found guilty!

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 19:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

woooooooo

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2014/09/04/even-ian-hilton-thinks-this-brixton-diss-track-is-catchy/

too easy (and a tad simplistic) but hey what do I know

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh Kennedy Center...

In recent years, the Honors were dogged by controversy amid charges that they consistently overlooked Latin artists. The selection process was revised, and soprano Martina Arroyo and rock guitarist Carlos Santana were among the 2013 recipients. No Hispanics were named this year.

Felix R. Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, was in the middle of the campaign for changes after a heated 2012 phone call with Michael Kaiser, then the Kennedy Center president. (Kaiser stepped down at the end of last month. President Deborah F. Rutter is in her first week on the job.) On Thursday morning, Sanchez reacted negatively to this year’s slate.

“I think that it’s incomprehensible that after the discussions we had in 2012 and the changes that were supposed to be in place in 2013 that we have the same result in 2014,” Sanchez said. “It shatters the trust in the promises that were made and in the structural changes that were supposed to prevent this kind of outcome.”

Asked if Latino artists should expect to be named every year, Sanchez said, “There is a three­decade backlog of not acknowledging Latino artists.” He said he will press for a meeting with the center’s Latino advisory committee “posthaste.”

In a statement, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, “We were proud to Honor two Latinos last year and expect to honor more in the years to come.”

Al Green and 4 Anglos this year (Hollywood everyman Tom Hanks, singer and songwriter Sting, George Balanchine muse Patricia McBride and the singular Lily Tomlin.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/honors-class-of-14-al-green-tom-hanks-patricia-mcbride-lily-tomlin-sting/2014/09/04/d1bba46a-33b3-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html

curmudgeon, Friday, 5 September 2014 15:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Awesome. There's hope in 11 years. see below

combined sewer overflow, or CSO

New stormwater outfalls will be created on both the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. We will begin work on the Anacostia River first, because it is a slower-moving river, and pollution stays longer and does more damage in rivers with a slow current.

By the year 2025, we expect to reduce CSOs in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and Rock Creek by 96% overall. CSOs in the Anacostia will be reduced by 98%.

http://www.dcwater.com/education/sewer_improvements.cfm

curmudgeon, Monday, 8 September 2014 16:46 (1 week ago) Permalink


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