Monthly Archives: August 2006

DC Blogs Noted

In remembrance of the place I call home Here’s a writer who grew up in a military family, moved frequently, and finally found in New Orleans what she has always been looking for. From Van Nasty, and it starts: New Orleans has always been home to me. always. when i moved there for college at […]

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Wigging it out with a polygamist. Warren Jeffs, the polygamist sect leader on the FBI’s Most Wanted, was arrested by the G-Men/Women with thousands in cash and most importantly, a collection of wigs. Dealing in Subterfuges probes the cultural weight of this discovery and its fashion implications as well. She offers up wig artistry with […]

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New law for tourists: It’s illegal to use your cell phone on the Metro. Sandblower files this hilarious report. (Nod to Washington Cube for the recommendation.) Health care in America. Merujo at Church of the Big Sky has started selling favorite possessions on eBay to help pay for medical treatments that will keep her from […]

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The DC school department is dumping brand new school supplies, which Lonnie Bruner’s father finds very disturbing. He shares an email from his dad reporting about discarded bags of “old school supplies” tossed in dumpster that found their way to some “old-timers” at a Maryland diner. Excerpt: For a depression-era guy whose family and friends […]

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On a date by herself, the Black Sage buys a newspaper to read at dinner. It has an article about two city council candidates, including Scott Bolden. Leaving the restaurant, with the article in view, she runs into Bolden and writes: I ignore him. He doesn’t ignore me. Ibérico pig, Spain’s fabled delicacy, lives up […]

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If you have been worried about crime in the District – and by extension, the police’s response or lackthereof to it – these two posts won’t do anything to ease your mind. David Gaines cites some examples. Fair warning: Kris Hammond’s account of what happened to a neighbor’s son is particularly disturbing. Kris, a resident […]

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Where’s My Cape has some serious grievances with WaPo’s Style Invitational. Its selection process lacks transparency; the same names crop up week after week and the quality of winning entries have dramatically dropped. Just in case you don’t yet grasp what WMC really really thinks, this is what she has to say about the, umm, […]

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This was the warning from the random lady on the subway platform about Snakes on the Plane: Just stay away from it, writes Ms. Go at DCgirl at the Movies. And that’s all the encouragement the writer needs to see the film. A report on the movie and culture around it: I’d say it had […]

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Lawsomnia’s original plan to shop at the Soviet Safeway was thwarted by a lack of parking so he goes to the P Street Whole Foods. But after dealing with SUVs in its garage, thoughtless store customers and the difference between Motts Apple Sauce and “365 Organic” Apple Sauce, he came to believe that he is […]

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The phone rings at dinner, telemarketers probably, and the decision is made to let it go into voice mail. But the voice of an elderly woman is heard over the speaker and the call is answered. This caller is looking for someone and is trying to match names out of a phone book. What follows […]