Monthly Archives: August 2008

DC Blogs Noted

The Book of Secrets, Back Home Again. Library of Congress Blog. For those DC’ers who never visit the District’s institutions, here’s a fun reason to visit the library. In Today’s Society, Noodles Outsell Books. district, schmistrict‘s take on Olsson’s decision to close its 15-year-old Penn Quarter store, which will be replaced by a British noodle […]

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It was Jack’s first day of school and the writer of Stimeyland hoped that he would make it through the day without incident. But then the principal called. A great post with some wonderful comments. Why John McSame has a good chance of winning & What I will not do if Obama loses. Lonnie Bruner […]

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Evolution of a driver’s license photo. Photos from 10 years: California, DC, Va. lindsayfincher.com Would Obama make a good date? The writer of Culture, Dating, and Politics in Chocolate City says he may be a perfect dinner date, but in a Ken Doll kind of way, i.e., he’s not going to take out the trash. […]

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The writer of Who Invented Roses is in a cab heading home when the blue lights of a police cruiser start flashing. The police want the taxi driver to pull over. Instead, the taxi driver speeds up, and so begins The Cab Ride from Hell. Drug dealers may do more to keep DC neighborhoods safe […]

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That morbidly funny Herb of DC has done it again, pondering: So what happens if you have a blog and you unexpectedly have Your Comments Permanently Moderated? Eek. Find out what Herb’s thinking in And in the Event of My Untimely Death, I Bequeath my Blog to…. I’ll take it Herb, no worries. It will […]

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Mr. T in DC offers some gym etiquette tips. However, his thoughts give pause: “Wipe off the equipment when you are done using it, using a clean towel or paper towels, not your sweaty body towel. I usually use a small towel saturated in germicide from the spray bottles . . . .” Dude, if […]

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Life As List attends the Bruce Springsteen concert in Richmond and observes that large numbers of his fans are age 50-plus. She writes: … that is when I started calling the shuttle to the concert the, “geriatric express” … my mom didn’t seem to appreciate that. Do you ever notice how ugly people look when […]

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District Limerick reduces the news of the day to, as its name announces, a limerick. It is brilliant, funny and original. Here’s a sample: The WaPo has made me aware That squirrels are getting quite rare I’ve keenly deduced Why their herd seems reduced It’s those rats that look more like a bear In a […]

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A special ordinary photo. DC street scene. Still Alive, a blog of experimental and creative photography. Happy Birthday, whatever that means. Intangible Arts, who writes: I suppose turning forty means I’ve (perhaps) finally earned the right to be a dark-humored, cynical contrarian without looking like a snot-nosed brat who hasn’t put in the time to […]

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Hopefully Erin Jackson of You’re Welcome will remember us when. DC’s own contestant on Last Comic Standing is plenty appreciative of her invite to be a guest on the Ellen show in Is this my life?? Really?!?!? A plea for less deliciousity. Soup is not a finger food begs, no, implores local burger chain to […]