Monthly Archives: July 2006

DC Blogs Noted

Ardvaark at The Dumping Ground offers a report from a Borf-inspired gathering of indignant youth who managed to block traffic Saturday at 14th and P for “maybe five minutes.” He writes: One person on the sidewalk next to me stated that they were protesting social injustice for the youth of the city, perhaps referring to […]

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The City Stole My Car Pop Pop Bang It’s always been a “police emergency” for DC car owners. There’s aggressive enforcement of parking laws, automated camera enforcement traps, booting, and the city’s practice of “moving” vehicles from one street to another. Excerpt: The first charming police officer she spoke to said they “moved” her car […]

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Hill Hotties 2006 The DCeiver The annual Hill Hotties edition is the All Star Game for DC’s T-Rex of Snark, the DCeiver, who, one again, spares no one and nothing in tearing up this annual navel worshipping extravaganza. From his intro: Yes, it’s that time of year again — The Hill prepares their crapulent website […]

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Cobble Choo Not Included babsied Our writer is giving away, yes giving away, more than $300 in cosmetics. But there’s a catch: Help our favorite Australian blogger reach her AIDS fund raising goal. She is very close and needs to complete the fundraising by Aug. 1, otherwise she will get booted from a marathon training […]

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Top Secret Blogger is Dooced Econo-Girl Econo-Girl was fired from her government contracting job at the CIA after she protested torture in a blog post published on Intelink, the intelligence community’s classified intranet. A top secret clearance is need to read Intelink. The Washington Post has a detailed report. Econo-girl is writing about her experience […]

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The fire starts as a minor annoyance but quickly turns into a pulse pounding mini production of Backdraft, reports i hate kit kats. Excerpt: The stove was not just on fire, but near explosion, the smoke alarm was beeping incessantly, and the smoke was so thick that I could barely see whether the thing I […]

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Location, Location, Location Delilah Boyd A story of a house that’s in one of the “best locations in DC” and whose neighbors include a Supreme Court justice and a former House speaker. But there are issues. An excerpt: … the house next door has caused me to keep my front door locked at all times: […]

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Bookseller on the Edge A part-time bookstore employee has assembled a long list of customer rules that offer insight into how rude store patrons can be. Writes Radical Flower: This is Custer’s final stand, my last ditch effort to give all of you fellow ‘booklovers’ some advice on the dos and don’ts upon entering a […]

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When I really became a Mom. A hidden power reveals itself, writes Lisa at Womenhavingitall. This is a blog by two friends who worked as reporters at a major newspaper before their lives went in opposite directions. Men Behaving Badly: DC Cookie in South Beach experiences horrendous pick-up lines and other antics. I was [almost] […]

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The escalating Mideast violence is affecting local bloggers in some very personal ways. Kassy at Redhead in the City says half her family lives on a kibbutz on the Dead Sea, not very far from a lot of the extremely dangerous target areas. Asian Mistress at City Sparkle writes: This is the tip of the […]