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 (7 years ago) Permalink
case in point
― I DIED, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:11 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
holy shit i love you i died
― Mr. Que, Friday, 26 September 2008 14:15 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
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 (7 years ago) Permalink
I miss the photoshopping.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2008 04:59 (7 years ago) Permalink
I love everyone.
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:53 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
when is beers o clock?
There. Go Skins.
― TOMBOT, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:41 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
OH WAIT IT'S THAT GUY UP THERE INNIT?
― quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:30 (7 years ago) Permalink
YEAH HE DID THAT AGAIN! this video is from last week!!
― regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 16:12 (7 years ago) Permalink
― I DIED, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (7 years ago) Permalink
― quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
The cigarette is an especially nice touch!
^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions
― mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (7 years ago) Permalink
"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.
― I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
I SO want to move back.
― B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (7 years ago) Permalink
I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (7 years ago) Permalink
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 (7 years ago) Permalink
orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
our football team is awesome
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (7 years ago) Permalink
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
Even your cheerleaders go on tour!
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (7 years ago) Permalink
who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (7 years ago) Permalink
I can give LNS invites if anyone wants
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink
FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (7 years ago) Permalink
Millie & Al's possibly for sale for 1.8 million, or maybe not for sale at all?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 January 2016 21:09 (3 months ago) Permalink
zoning hearing tonight
Luke Stewart, who manages Union Arts, says that CulturalDC gave a presentation to the building's tenants about its plans, which he was told will include "seven artists studios that will house up to 20 artists." (CulturalDC spokesperson John Richards says it will have "eight artists' studios that can house up [to] 20+ artists"). Stewart says the building currently houses studios and practice spaces for "between 70 and 100 artists"—far more than what CulturalDC's current plan can accommodate.
Stewart is also worried that CulturalDC's plan for cultivating local arts isn't what's currently happening at Union Arts. CulturalDC says it will "solicit proposals from artists of all disciplines for studio spaces, exhibitions, and programming opportunities, and will engage panels of experts and advisory groups to identify appropriate models and programming for artistic inclusion that will reach a broad range of audiences."
Among other functions, Union Arts serves as a practice space for local musicians—something that's hard to come by in D.C. these days—as well as a cherished DIY venue for hosting concerts. Stewart fears this aspect of Union Arts will be lost in CulturalDC's current plan. "The [studio spaces] not going to be for musicians, they're mainly going to attract craft people," Stewart says, "they're completely tearing out the vibe."
On Monday, the D.C. Zoning Commission will hold a hearing on the future of 411 New York Ave. NE. Union Arts is asking all of its supporters to come out en masse to voice their frustrations on the project and the need for space for community artists in the District.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 February 2016 17:11 (2 months ago) Permalink
Not their "cheap" eats, their "best" ones
1. Fiola Mare, the extravagant Georgetown seafood restaurant.2. Komi, Johnny Monis and Anne Marler’s Mediterranean-accented tasting-menu destination in Dupont Circle (and last year’s number-one restaurant). 3. Little Serow, Monis and Marler’s Northern/Northeastern Thai dining room. 4. Convivial, Cedric Maupillier’s French-American newcomer in Shaw. 5. Rasika and Rasika West End, the modern Indian dining rooms in Penn Quarter and the West End. 6. Plume, the opulent creative American dining room (with purse stools!) in downtown DC’s Jefferson Hotel. 7. Bad Saint, the tiny Filipino hotspot in Columbia Heights. 8. The Inn at Little Washington, the baroque Rappahannock County destination. 9. Casa Luca, Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s trattoria in downtown DC. 10. Izakaya Seki, Cizuka and Hiroshi Seki’s spare Japanese place off U Street. 11.The Source, Wolfgang Puck’s recently renovated pan-Asian satellite in Penn Quarter. 12. Masseria, the tasting-menu-only Italian restaurant near Union Market. 13. Garrison, Robert Weland’s farm-to-table newcomer on Barracks Row. 14. Vin 909 Winecafe, the homey small plates and pizza place in Annapolis. 15. Proof, the eclectic wine bar in Penn Quarter. 16. Maketto, the Cambodian/Taiwanese restaurant, coffee bar, and shop on H Street, Northeast. 17. Blue Duck Tavern, the classic American dining room in the Park Hyatt Hotel. 18. Bistro Bis, Jeffrey Buben’s old-school French bastion near the Capitol 19. Central Michel Richard, the playful French/American brasserie in Penn Quarter 20. Marcel’s, Robert Wiedmaier’s quietly formal French restaurant in Foggy Bottom
Rose’s Luxury fell from #3 to #21 (“A once-airtight menu of knockout dishes now yields the occasional dud.”). And the Red Hen dropped from the #7 slot to #39 (“Inconsistencies have cropped up of late.”).
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 February 2016 19:54 (2 months ago) Permalink
so this just finished its soft open I guess:
Also, Mule Bone opens next week!
― Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Friday, 12 February 2016 14:12 (2 months ago) Permalink
Is Belgian food and beer enough of a reason to make me go to Georgetown....Maybe
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 13 February 2016 18:10 (2 months ago) Permalink
The location was established as a designated arts space through a 1992 mayoral letter, in accordance with the Support for Art in Public Places Amendment Act of 1986. The issue, Gann says, is that the city’s definition of an arts space is so broad that it includes “culinary arts,” creating the possibility that a restaurant—in an area that's already overpopulated with them—could take over the building.
Right now, Levin and Gann have been in talks with the new owner’s leasing agent, who is open to the idea of dedicating part of the building as an arts space. Their main obstacle: rent prices. The owner wants to lease the space at market value, which would exceed $200,000 annually, a near-impossible figure for Gann and Levin to afford for their intended art rental space.
To meet their budget, the duo has been appealing to local arts groups, and sent a message to the D.C. Council to pressure its members into reserving the location as an arts space. “The city is quick to label an area or say this is a set-aside, but there’s no one in the city to enforce the renovations,” Gann says.
Their plan, if it's able to get fully funded and supported, is to renovate the 120-seat theater on the first floor and convert the upstairs gallery into another 150-seat theater that could also function as a performance space. With that, they hope, the building could house the film and smaller arts festivals that come through D.C. and often struggle to find a space that's affordable and appropriate. Ideally, festivals such as the AFI Docs, the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and Gann’s own DC Shorts festival would all be ideal contenders to use the space.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:01 (2 months ago) Permalink
What will be the future of Barry Farms
― curmudgeon, Friday, 19 February 2016 15:56 (2 months ago) Permalink
Mayor going ahead with St E's site 5,000 seat Arena despite concerns, from multiple angles.
Other than for Mystics games and Wizards practices, how often will this arena get used? The similar capacity DAR Const. Hall does not host that many concerts, and IMP is still scheduled to build a 6,000 seat arena on Maine Ave SW.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 19 February 2016 16:07 (2 months ago) Permalink
A press release about the new facility estimates that it will generate $90 million in tax revenues over 20 years, in part by hosting Mystics WNBA games and an estimated 90 non-basketball events a year.
The total cost for the Congress Heights facility will be $55 million
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 February 2016 19:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess the facility will cost more than $55 million and the tax revenues and event estimates will fall short of projections.
― controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Monday, 22 February 2016 21:55 (2 months ago) Permalink
Yep, and with IMP preparing to build their own 6,000 seat arena in the SW waterfront(will they be asking for tax breaks too), I just do not see many events for either of these proposed arenas (plus DAR and the Patriot Center still do stuff)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:39 (2 months ago) Permalink
Beltsville, Wheaton and more
― curmudgeon, Friday, 4 March 2016 15:45 (1 month ago) Permalink
Ward 7 Council Candidates Respond To PJ Harvey's New Song
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
Oh my god
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:03 (1 month ago) Permalink
Also so weird to see someone who looks so much like you (from the neck up; she is tiny and I am tall)
I will not dignify this inane composition with a response
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:43 (1 month ago) Permalink
Lol britishes, basically
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
Over on the ILM Capital Swamp thread I noted--I read someone defend PJ, saying that those lyrics were her voicing the views of people she met.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:34 (1 month ago) Permalink
lol the metro
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 19:59 (1 month ago) Permalink
Shutting down for 29 hours...wow. Years worth of safety inspections to do in one day
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 20:36 (1 month ago) Permalink
of course I can walk commute easy enough, but tomorrow's the day I need to get to DCA during evening rush hour. hello 1000x surge pricing.
― franklin, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 20:47 (1 month ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 20:48 (1 month ago) Permalink
Metro buses will be running. When the Pope was in town, many feds telecommuted and traffic was light, but there was more notice for that.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 21:16 (1 month ago) Permalink
Status: Open with Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework
Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 22:45 (1 month ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 18 March 2016 15:04 (1 month ago) Permalink
Wow, if an afternoon of driving through a place suffices to know it well enough to portray it in song....
I hereby volunteer to drive any and all minor or major alt-rock stars through any DC-area neighborhood they choose. I agree to provide half-baked ill-informed observations of the exotic urban environments that we pass, with the proviso that these observations will be henceforth musically immortalized, preferably on vinyl.
― leprechaundriac (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 18 March 2016 15:15 (1 month ago) Permalink
Moving Wizards, Caps to a new arena in RFK stadium area seems like a dumb idea
D.C. officials plan to unveil an array of possibilities for the future of the RFK Stadium property Monday night, among them a new 65,000-seat Redskins stadium and a basketball and hockey venue capable of replacing Verizon Center.
All the proposals include a raft of suggested recreation facilities for a city with a booming population, among them playing fields, a field house, a water park and a sports-and-entertainment complex that officials likened to Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Two of the six proposals, outlined by Events DC, the District’s sports-and-entertainment arm, lay out a path for the Redskins to return to the District, though serious obstacles remain should Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council move to reach a deal with owner Daniel M. Snyder.
Officials also said for the first time that they are considering the 190-acre riverfront property as a possible location for a 20,000-seat arena equipped to serve the Washington Wizards and Capitals.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 15:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Does Verizon ctr need replacing? Thought it worked p well actually, and paid for by the teams iirc
― tobo73, Monday, 4 April 2016 20:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
No need to do so--the scoreboard screen might not be as big as in some newer arenas but that's all I can see as a problem. They are talking about in the future, and the building will have some wear and tear, but the current location downtown seems more ideal. The late Abe Pollin paid for it, which is more than most sports team owners do (the city later helped out some and gave some breaks, but not as many as the Nats ownership got). Current owner Ted Leonsis seems to be trying to hit up the city for more. He got that that good deal for him but lame deal for city taxpayers on the new Wizards practice space/Mystics arena at St. E's...
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 21:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
This is what they should also be worrying about, after a 29 million investment
Fillmore and Hamilton getting some name acts rather than the Howard, plus overpriced food and marketing and security issues all make it hard to pay the bills
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 21:17 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Evans pointed to Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Paris, and London as cities where the national governments invest majorly in their "world-class" subway systems. "These are all communist countries!" Government Operations Subcommittee Chair Mark Meadows retorted.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
“Think Brooklyn and Manhattan,” said Mitchell N. Schear, president of Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the dominant property owner and landlord here. “You’re close enough, but you’re not paying higher taxes and utilities. Here, we are a slightly geekier crowd, and we are embracing it.”
― arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:37 (1 week ago) Permalink
Crystal City FAP?
No? Didn't think so.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:47 (1 week ago) Permalink
but more importantly, hi daria-g! Miss you 'round these parts!
hi quincie!! miss you too!
― arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:50 (1 week ago) Permalink
I could do a crystal city FAP, maybe.
prefer Ballston FAP
― bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:01 (1 week ago) Permalink
I just moved next to Braddock Road station and even being that close to Crystal City I don't think I'd bother.
― Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:47 (1 week ago) Permalink
In Crystal City I think. Ethiopian Tej wine maybe
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:29 (1 week ago) Permalink
One of the weaker Ethiopian joints imo
― Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:12 (1 week ago) Permalink
Just grabbed that one from a google search. I work in Bailey's X-Rds and stick to ones in a strip mall here, or down the road at Meazza.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 17:12 (1 week ago) Permalink
had a couple beers at Jaleo in Crystal City the other day. Quite possibly the classiest place I've been to down thataway
― bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 18:01 (1 week ago) Permalink
Solid Filipino next to Enjera. Good Ethiopian at Skyline. Also Cafe Aurora is good, but I have trouble with what makes Eritrean different from Ethiopian (every Ethiopian I know says 'nothing' but you know). They opened a new Dama in Annandale and I've heard good things.
― Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 18:10 (1 week ago) Permalink
thanks. Just tried a different Ethiopian one at Skyline on George Mason-- in the back, and I've just spaced on the name. They had a sax player and keyboardist playing live during dinner hours. Good enough but not amazing food.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:34 (1 week ago) Permalink
Was it Bati? That place has always been alright without blowing me away.
Enat on Beauregard was incredible once, then a little underwhelming the next time. They've recently only had Ethiopian injera, which is a little too salty and sour for my taste.
― Gukbe, Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:15 (1 week ago) Permalink
I have been to Bati which I used to love and is just alright and does have late night music on weekends I think (but sadly not anymore this great guitarist who is on an Ethiopiques compilation), but a place with its entrance in the back ---Balagger Restaurant & Market
I tried Enat once (admittedly after reading about the Washingtonian food critic taking the Post's Sietsema there) and it was solid but not incredible.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 22 April 2016 18:05 (1 week ago) Permalink
The Baby Wale is kind of totally overpriced but they're playing 100% go-go, huge space, and very decent beverage selection. Definitely going to be my new HH spot after I have shit to do at the convention center in the afternoon.
― bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 April 2016 22:12 (1 week ago) Permalink