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yeah I'd be posting more except that I have tried putting Palin's head on Doctor Casino's other photos and it just doesn't work as well.

I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

case in point

I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

hello, I am in Oslo airport, I shall be here for some time it seems.

I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

holy shit i love you i died

Mr. Que, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

The atomium is not used enough for hilarious photoshops, god work.

Also that is the closest she ever got to foreign parts, I think

I am not drunk sufficiently constantly (Ed), Friday, 26 September 2008 14:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

WOW.

I have missed the DC thread, frankly. Though not so much the Saturday morning too-many-beers-at-Big-Hunt hangovers.

quincie, Friday, 26 September 2008 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I miss the photoshopping.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love everyone.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna edit this thread title tomorrow so it has to do with that new coen flick. nobody panic.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

when is beers o clock?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

There. Go Skins.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

last night you could follow the debate walking down 18th, even over the downpour. maybe not such a shocker but slightly odd nonetheless, in person.

W i l l, Sunday, 28 September 2008 02:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

i had to be at work during the debate. and today from 11-7:30. all hands on deck until election day!

i will make some photoshops when i am back in the office.

did this the other day

regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 04:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wait was that really insane football video from way back (sandbox, maybe?)? Someone flying through the air in a ridiculous manner. I can't remember any other details, sorry. But it was awesome A++ would watch again if someone knows what the hell I am talking about.

quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

OH WAIT IT'S THAT GUY UP THERE INNIT?

quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

YEAH HE DID THAT AGAIN! this video is from last week!!

FLYING DAWKINS

regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I DIED, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow.

quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

The cigarette is an especially nice touch!

quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions

mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/22/AR2008102203346_2.html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2008102300047&s_pos=

"She's like one of us, just a normal, hardworking person, not someone from D.C. " said Ivan Capps, a Bureau of Land Management records manager who attended a Palin rally in Grand Junction, Colo.

fuck youuuuuuuu

I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

the special prize we get for being #1 Obama supporters is that he's gonna come live here!

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 15:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

not just him: On a chain-link fence erected by inaugural construction crews [near the White House], someone hung the sign: "Welcome Home Malia and Sasha!"

from the Post article on last night's partying. U Street was just, wow

W i l l, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

They call it the White House, but that's a (increasingly) temporary condition.

To each his reach, and if I can't cop, it ain't mine to hang.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey guys we have to get this thread going again now that DC is the new BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!

I DIED, Thursday, 6 November 2008 14:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.

Damnit.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.slate.com/id/2204096/

hey Slate: fuck youuuuuuuu for reprinting a 15-year old column about "life in DC" and saying "it's still remarkable how little of the city's character has changed."

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:23 (eight years ago) Permalink


orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh man that would be the best i would buy so many records and work pays the smartrip

69, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

that's the part of the upper east side with all the fresh-out-of-college banker types and shitty bars

gabbneb, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

cool

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

our football team is awesome

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

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

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

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

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

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

WAU

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

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

oh shit

OH SHIT

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

awesome

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

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

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

^_^

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

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

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

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/20832984/doors-arent-closing-just-yet-on-latenight-metro-service

Jacob Weisman, a 26-year-old line cook at Daikaya who also pulls some shifts at Bantam King, can’t afford to take an Uber home to Greenbelt, Maryland, when his night ends. And there’s no good bus route for him, either.

Already, Daikaya has reduced weekend hours to close at 11 p.m. so employees and patrons can still take Metro home before the train’s midnight closure during SafeTrack repair work. The notion that Metro would make the change permanent—and also end service at 10 p.m. on Sundays, as Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld has proposed—strikes Weisman as an assault on the city and the people it serves.

“It’s a huge deal,” he says. “For me personally, there’s not really a bus that goes directly to my place. I think there are three separate buses, and I don’t think they run where I need them to. And calling a car, if there’s a deal, maybe it’ll be $10. But during surge times, it could be upwards of $50 to $65.”

curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 September 2016 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

In the Sunday newsprint version of the New York Times, this article had a different title-- something about "Gritty North Shaw"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/travel/five-places-to-go-in-washington-dc.html

Here's the opening paragraph:

North Shaw is popping as a vibrant urban landscape with new shops and restaurants and more in mid-construction. Formerly a 15-acre swath known for gritty streets, parking lots, vacant buildings and chain-link fences, it’s the latest residential, retail and creative hub in the nation’s capital. On warm nights now, crowds pack the outdoor tables of tasteful restaurants on the wide sidewalks near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest; street murals by local artists brighten building facades; and posters promote sumo wrestling and free henna tattoos.

Oy veh.

curmudgeon, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:00 (two months ago) Permalink

My wife does some volunteer work for the Smithsonian so we got a sneak peek preview of the new National Museum of African American history and culture. Spent 5 hours there and did not see it all. Poignant, often somber, and also inspiring.

curmudgeon, Monday, 19 September 2016 14:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Public opening is the 24th, and there's a fest going on at the mall Friday through Sunday.

curmudgeon, Monday, 19 September 2016 14:49 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/20837636/blagden-alleys-last-remaining-artist-is-being-priced-out

Overview re Bill Warrell and the history of art spaces downtown, from his dc space club on 7th & E to Warrell's current status as last artist left in Blagden Alley

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

x-post-- Funny...but I think Dischord has already shut those items down, as no money was going to the artists not approved , etc.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2016 04:06 (one month ago) Permalink

The bittersweet Blagden Alley, Warrell piece has me wondering do other cities help artists and musicians via zoning and real estate laws, etc. Is DC worse than others or just the same?

Warrell’s looming departure from Blagden Alley isn’t just another example of an artist being priced out of his neighborhood. In Furioso’s view, it’s emblematic of why the arts have not fared well in D.C.

“The city of D.C. has never given one square foot to the visual arts,” he says. “You can go to almost any town—any city practically—in this country and they’ll give you an old building, an old post office, an old something.”

Furioso has tried to keep Warrell in the building as long as possible. He didn’t raise the rent until last year, when years of property tax increases made it impossible for him to charge the same price as when Warrell moved in.

Furioso wishes the city offered more incentives to developers to keep low-income residents in their buildings. “We’re not even asking the city to do anything except give that deduction through property tax.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2016 15:52 (one month ago) Permalink

lololol

georgetown-rosslyn gondola feasibility study (pdf)

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 November 2016 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Summary
In terms of potential ridership, the findings of this
study suggest that a Gondola connecting Rosslyn to
Georgetown could significantly contribute to a more
effective multi-modal transit system while addressing
transportation needs in the immediate study area. This
section provides an overview of the development of the
ridership projections.

Ha. Once they do this and get the trolley going all the way to Georgetown, all of the area's transportation issues will be solved (plus Metro is gonna have non-existent buses take the place of late-night Metro trains...)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 November 2016 15:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm trying to imagine the circumstances in which I'd wait for a fucking gondola rather than just walking across the bridge, and I am failing. However, if you devise a trebuchet that can fling me from Wilson & N. Lynn to a trampoline placed at Wisconsin & M Street, then we'll talk.

pumpkin spice was the Spice Girl who died suspiciously (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 3 November 2016 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink

http://local.washingtoncitypaper.com/event/walter-e-washington-convention-center/washington-free-press-50th-anniversary-reunion-cl

Saturday panel discussion on Washington Free Press, 1966 to 1970 DC radical newspaper that was harassed by the FBI

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 November 2016 12:47 (one month ago) Permalink

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/11/ted-leonsis-wizards-capitals-verizon-center

In a recent conference call with the Washington Post, Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis grumbled that his teams were “disadvantaged” because he was forced to pay more in building costs than other teams in other cities, in a Verizon Center deal he called “the worst building deal in professional sports.” Leonsis pays an estimated $36 million mortgage annually on the Verizon Center.

He also hinted that in six or seven years’ time, when the mortgage ends, he “will be a free agent,” suggesting that he could could possibly move the teams.

...This is absolutely preposterous. Yes, Leonsis may have to pay more for his mortgage than other professional teams, but just because those other teams duped cities into paying for their stadiums shouldn’t make D.C. fans feel bad about the deal here.

The Wizards and Capitals have spent plenty of money. They’ve spent an ungodly amount of money. The Wizards are currently spending more than the NBA Salary Cap, so for Leonsis to say that he can’t spend enough on his players is outrageous. He can’t spend more on his players because the league expressly prohibits him from doing so. The Capitals are also considered a “cap team,” having spent close to the cap every year in recent history.

The reason the Wizards and Capitals haven’t won a title has nothing to do with Leonsis’ mortgage and everything to do with the fact that he’s hired bad people who have done a bad job. Ernie Grunfeld, as Deadspin pointed out, is still somehow the general manager of the Wizards, even though he hasn’t shown like once in his entire career that he has any idea how to effectively run an NBA franchise. The team has wasted draft picks and signed the wrong guys to big deals and kept ineffective coaches and on and on.

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 November 2016 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

so it seems like we spent about a week staring at the sidewalk and now everybody is gearing up for a long slog. Is that everybody else's take?

El Tomboto, Friday, 18 November 2016 02:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah. Although it feels like everyone's's going to be far more involved than the passive resignation post-2000 and even 2004.

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Friday, 18 November 2016 06:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's going to be freezing at the inauguration protests.

El Tomboto, Friday, 18 November 2016 14:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

true.

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 November 2016 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

DISTRICT II

In less serious news. Lots of exhibits worth checking out around DC. Just noticed that this opened at the Building Museum:

District II

November 19, 2016 - February 12, 2017

This poetic visual essay explores the changing streetscape of downtown Washington in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s through the urban street photography of Bill Barrett, Chris Earnshaw, and Joseph Mills

http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/district-ii.html

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 15:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I saw the Van Vechten Harlem Heroes photo exhibit, and the Herman Leonard Jazz photos ones. Both worth seeing although I agree with the following:

Of the two exhibits, Herman Leonard’s jazz photographs exude more verve and cool. Van Vechten’s images, taken as much as 20 years earlier, are more historically groundbreaking and serve as a fitting memorial to Van Vechten’s role as a patron of African-American artists—but as artistic objects, his images fall short.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/20833380/at-the-smithsonian-american-art-museum-carl-van-vechtens-photographs-of-harlem-heroes

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

x-post -- there were protesters at the Reagan Trade Center Bldg Saturday protesting the "alt-right" conference there.

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2016/11/21/a-changing-neighborhoods-last-cheap-carryout-is-closing-owner-says-change-is-great/?hpid=hp_local-news_cheap-carryout-12pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Carryout near Hecht's warehouse

Guzman, 41, is the owner of Louis’ Restaurant & Carry Out, which has operated since 1988 at Fenwick and Okie streets NE in now-gentrifying Ivy City. ...

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Guzman will close the restaurant’s doors for the final time, but not before giving away free food to all of his neighbors, which include a homeless shelter next door. His landlords are doubling his rent, he says, after he made an offer to buy the building that was declined. (Several attempts to reach the building’s owners for comment were unsuccessful; no one at their number picked up.)

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

At least Maggiano's donated 10 grand from the day the white supremacists showed up to eat and sieg heil

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

NY Times article on C*met P*ng Pong is not likely gonna be enough to stop crazies from harassing anyone associated with that pizza place, including musicians who have played there.

Maybe they'll move on and find a new conspiracy theory soon

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

We moved! Petworth is my new metro stop.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sellout

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

j/k obv but if you have a garage i will lol

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no garage. lol basemetn is hueg tho

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 November 2016 05:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Warning: hueg basement, like hueg garage, leads to failure to purge/massive accumulation of crap (at least if you are me).

Luckily we are solving the garage accumulation of crap by doing this lil project: http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/tiny_house_in_cleveland_park_historic_district_approved/11740

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wau

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ooh can I live there

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You are more than welcome there, just be warned that you may be sharing space with an elderly parent or two.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol @ Granny Pod

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah that was spouse's choice of term. We're totally sneaking a roof deck in, btw, zoning be damned.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.popville.com/2016/11/kramerbooks-expansion-coming-under-new-ownership-in-dupont/

free beer if you buy $50 worth of books, now through 12/31

El Tomboto, Friday, 25 November 2016 03:09 (one week ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/young-hungry/article/20845471/two-wage-theft-lawyers-cash-in-on-dcs-restaurant-boom

Just three years after leaving Maryland Legal Aid and launching his practice, the 33-year-old Zelikovitz has gone from using just a single room in a Chinatown townhouse to renting the entire building. He is one of several attorneys who have discovered that suing District restaurants over wage law violations doubles as doing good and doing good business.

Zelikovitz and attorney Jonathan Tucker, who left Maryland Legal Aid last year to join the firm, benefit from wage law violations they say can often be caused by scofflaw managers or ignorance among restaurant owners. They have more than 30 active cases, with nearly 20 others on payment plans.

When a restaurant fails to pay a dishwasher minimum wage or time-and-a-half for overtime pay, that’s an opening for the lawyers to send a demand letter on behalf of their clients, many of whom come to them via word of mouth or Spanish-language Google advertisements.

curmudgeon, Friday, 2 December 2016 18:25 (six days ago) Permalink

Crazy. Sounds like guy was arrested with no loss of life. Knuckleheads on twitter still pushing their conspiracy theory

curmudgeon, Sunday, 4 December 2016 22:17 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah i just checked and clicking the trending topic it's all "this is a false flag, this place needs to be investigated"

wtf

i saw an acid mothers temple show there that was pretty loud but that's really it as far as weirdness

FREE BRADY (daria-g), Sunday, 4 December 2016 22:32 (four days ago) Permalink

the inauguration is going to be such a fucking mess. I'm not worried, per se, about the grab bag of deluded stupid assholes who are going to descend upon us in January, but if I were a betting man I wouldn't put a dime of somebody else's money on the inaugural parade + affiliated nonsense going off without at least a couple of people winding up in the hospital

El Tomboto, Sunday, 4 December 2016 22:42 (four days ago) Permalink

Also, the National Park Service has still not confirmed locations for the various anti-Trump protest organizations. They say that the folks who requested the Women's march location, filed late. Plus there are legal battles re locations near the Trump hotel on inauguration day.

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 December 2016 00:30 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm probably just going to go to Freedom Plaza and see what happens

El Tomboto, Monday, 5 December 2016 00:33 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm working in Downtown on 9th Street during it so good luck to me.

Gukbe, Monday, 5 December 2016 01:42 (three days ago) Permalink

Was re-reading that during the Bush inaugural parade (the first time), some folks decided to show up at random sites and boo, rather than joining in the sole designated protest area...

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 December 2016 15:32 (three days ago) Permalink


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