Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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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 (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?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 September 2008 05:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

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


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!

quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions

mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

"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 (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

oh shit


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

but more importantly, hi daria-g! Miss you 'round these parts!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:47 (3 months ago) Permalink

hi quincie!! miss you too!

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

I could do a crystal city FAP, maybe.

prefer Ballston FAP

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:01 (3 months 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 (3 months ago) Permalink

In Crystal City I think. Ethiopian Tej wine maybe

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:29 (3 months ago) Permalink

One of the weaker Ethiopian joints imo

Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:12 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago) Permalink

toxic leak from freight train

tho not as toxic as the WH correspondents' dinner, amirite

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

Morbs, thought you would like the Larry Wilmore joke at the WH C Dinner that Obama was busy hanging out and having fun with Golden State Warrior Steph Curry because they both like raining down bombs from long distances

curmudgeon, Monday, 2 May 2016 01:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

not bad

i saw/heard Larry Wilmore emcee a screening of The Parallax View a few months ago, and there are limits to his expertise.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 May 2016 02:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

$25 or under places to take metro buses or uber to

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 May 2016 15:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

They still like Ethiopian joints Enat and Ethiopic, plus a number of other places have been on their list for years. All still good? Or is Washingtonian getting lazy?

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 May 2016 15:41 (2 months ago) Permalink

Finally made it to The Sovereign, for brunch. It was fantastic. Get the loaded fries.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Sunday, 8 May 2016 01:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

It looks like Fort Reno is NOT happening this year. I for one am bummed.

Diana Fire (, Friday, 13 May 2016 17:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

I know they've had logistical troubles before, but that is legitimately sad.

embryo mtv raps (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 13 May 2016 17:27 (2 months ago) Permalink


curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:47 (2 months ago) Permalink

Ft. Reno may happen per Bandwidth article that came out after Washingtonian one. Organizer Amanda just likes to take her time. Link is on the Capital Swamp thread on ilm

curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 May 2016 18:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:58 (2 months ago) Permalink


controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 20:59 (2 months ago) Permalink


El Tomboto, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:01 (2 months ago) Permalink

I'm still annoyed at how badly Shallal has fucked up Eatonville. There was a time when that place was our go-to brunch spot and we'd drag the in-laws there for dinner every time they came to town. The service and food quality had declined so much that we had high hopes for Mulebone but it's practically a self-parody, all the bad dumb ideas in one place. "Hey, what if we did chicken and waffles with a PANCAKE instead of the waffles?!?"

El Tomboto, Sunday, 5 June 2016 15:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

Maybe the chef that Shallal hired is to blame. I'm not a fan of W. Post reviewer Tom Sietsema, but back in March here's what he says in part, in his praise for the the new place--
he has hired Joseph Paire to take over the kitchen? An alumnus of Todd Gray’s Watershed in NoMa and Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown, the chef, 33 and a District native, is cooking notches better than his résumé suggests.

curmudgeon, Monday, 6 June 2016 18:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

It's not just that. The clothes for sale = weird. The dinner menu = buttered to death. The service: as bad as it ever was during the twilight of Eatonville. And this is a pet peeve, but Shallal needs to fire whomever is in charge of the beer sections of his menus. Busboys and Mulebone have taken to just listing the name of the brewery as if that tells you what you're getting, letting stuff get 86'd with no replacement, and suggesting the existence of a "seasonal" when there is actually no seasonal, just something that they don't have anymore. Seasonal empty tap. GTFOWTS,A

At least the Neal brothers can be bothered with the logistics, even if the tap menu kind of sucks (compared to the glory days of 2014) and keeps getting worse.

El Tomboto, Monday, 6 June 2016 20:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

That was pretty savage. I assume their food is in fact edible, but Sietsema generally grades on performance relative to expectations - whether those expectations come from hype, reputation, popularity, or chef resume.

full of grapes (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 9 June 2016 16:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Architecture / DC code question: The building height restriction is the width of the facing street plus 20 feet, correct? So why is nobody building anything higher than 4 stories along Rhode Island Avenue NW? Went for a stroll this morning to check out what might be our future neighborhood and noticed that new construction seems to not be taking advantage.

El Tomboto, Friday, 10 June 2016 13:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

street +20' is the maximum citywide but neighborhood zoning often further restricts this through FAR caps, additional height restrictions, etc.

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Friday, 10 June 2016 14:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Was going to post that Sietsema review - have always slightly amazed by the clueless raves that place gets

the Rinzler concert is pretty tempting this year. need to clone self.

normcore strengthening exercises (benbbag), Friday, 10 June 2016 16:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

Another Post food reviewer Tim Carman has the carryout and international ethnic beat. I loved the roti I had recently at Caribbean Palace (New Hampshire Ave on the Langly Park & Takoma Park , MD border) and have had in the past a few times; I see that Tim Carman liked it last year (although he seems to like Teddy's Roti Shop in DC more).

Sietsema only goes to places like this when Todd Kliman brings him there in an uber (read this awhile back in either Post or Washingtonian). Kliman is leaving Washingtonian but hasn't announced where he is going to.

curmudgeon, Friday, 10 June 2016 16:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

hey DC people, this is super last minute but my brother's band Thaylobleu is having a CD release party at The Velvet Lounge tonight:

Also playing will be:

The Cornel West Theory
Laughing Man

volumetric god rays (DJP), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

El Tomboto, Mulebone just fired the chef and the mixologist.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 June 2016 19:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Last remaining art gallery in Gallery Place hood is leaving

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

So yeah, this blew up on popville. what people think?

Honestly this kind of reminded me of that Blowfly song, you know the one.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

(except Blowfly was being funny)

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

lots of clichés in that article. Poverty and crime and policing and good government issues and DC history are more complicated than that guy will acknowledge.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 June 2016 18:02 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah and apparently the greatest political participation the author could muster is an anonymous open letter and moving his small business tax revenue to some undisclosed location that's definitely not DC. He also never actually tried to find out why things were/are bad and terrible, just allocates blame that suits his own bigotry.

The part re: Columbia Heights being evidently worse than it was when I lived there 11 years ago feels about right, sadly.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 July 2016 18:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

ANC 1A chair Kent Boese, whose commission represents Columbia Heights:

My concerns with the District’s police force falls into two main areas 1) the decision a year ago by Chief Lanier to eliminate police district based plainclothes units with little forewarning or community input, and 2) our ability to train and maintain new recruits at a time when we have a significant number of police officers leaving or retiring.
The elimination of plainclothes officers stationed in our communities was a misstep that likely has more to do with MPD’s attrition rate than it does with the changing nature of crime. It was equally disheartening that our Councilmember’s response to concerned residents seeking a return of dedicated plainclothes officers was that of equating plainclothes policing with jump out squads. In conversations with beat officers, DC Police Union members, and the Office of the Attorney General, have all said that addressing the most problematic criminal behavior in our community has become more difficult since the elimination of the vice squads. This is particularly true with nuisance properties – places that can and do harbor drug dealers, illegal firearms, and prostitution.
MPD’s decreasing number of experienced officers is also concerning.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I saw Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and other original Freedom Singers perform, 50 some years later, some of their civil rights anthems last night and talk about them, and it was very impressive and inspiring and occasionally sad and depressing(not the quality of the singing, but the subject matter talked about and sung about). The event at the Metropolitan AME Church in W. DC (where Frederick Douglas long ago once spoke) was part of the March on Washington Film and more Festival going on this week and next. Ysaye Barnswell, who was once in Sweet Honey in the Rock with Johnson Reagon, later did a version of "Wade in the Water" with "Black Lives Matter" in the lyrics. She can still emote powerfully too.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

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