Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane

I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.

Damnit.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.slate.com/id/2204096/

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 (6 years ago) Permalink


orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

cool

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm still trying to get my head around 15K ppl in DC voting for McCain?

http://latenightshots.com/

T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

WAU

http://dcist.com/2008/02/06/reality_show_ba.php

Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh shit

OH SHIT

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

awesome

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

^_^

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is it possible to be super smoke and humble at the same time?

username on this question was "bho choom gang" right?

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Saturday, 8 November 2008 00:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

See I always assumed the LNS crew lived in Bethesda/NOVA and thus would not be fucking with DCs polls.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 01:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

no much of LNS lives in DC west of rock creek park! Like YOU!

I DIED, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah actually I think some of them live directly below me. PICK UP YOUR CIGGY BUTTS DOUCHES.

quincie, Saturday, 8 November 2008 02:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?

Busboys & Poets
Mon, November 17
6.30pm
Author Event, William Ayers

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

hey whatever happened to stephen x

mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

HE DIED

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe. I don't know.

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/11/no_restaurant_for_you.php

sala thai is fine for delivery and take-out? I don't understand the point about mediocrity somehow profiting from the restriction - if a restaurant truly sucks, it goes out of business, no? As pointed out in the comments, Adams Morgan is packed to the gills with bars and restaurants and I wouldn't say it's any kinda amazing dining district. Brains, tell me how it is.

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 06:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sala Thai is eh. I used to eat there plenty before Rice and Regent Thai opened. Now I pretty much just do Rice since the last time I went into Regent Thai it smelled distinctly like rat poison.

This overlay needs to get changed but it's not really a problem as it stands - I know plenty of people looking at opening up in that corridor and they don't expect any problems getting a zoning exception.

I think new building in DC should require all retail on the ground floor without restrictions - this would drive retail rents way down and would negatively impact efficiency of new development somewhat, but it effectively translates to having developers subsidize cheap retail. Because of the building height limits DC retail spaces are overpriced and we lack a proportionate population to support retail, so lower rents could do a lot of good.

Mediocrity does profit from restriction sometimes - like with cabaret laws in NY.

I think the biggest factor in keeping bad restaurants open is lack of reliance on repeat business. Woodley Park is a great example of this - it's got the same demographics and a similar streetscape at Cleveland Park just up the street, but it's got a bunch of shitty places and Cleveland Park has, generally, very good ones. The large hotels in Woodley Park mean there are a bunch of tourists and conventioneers coming through who are going to eat at that random indian place or wherever because it's right between the Metro and their hotel - I don't think it's the locals keeping that row in business.

I don't think Yg's argument is valid here given the current state of development along 14th/U St. There are a lot of older struggling places in that stretch that would actually be less expensive for a restaurateur to buy out and remodel than a new space would be. If Sala Thai is able to stay open despite not doing very much business that just means they'll eventually be bought out by another operator that thinks they can maximize their volume in that space.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

our football team is awesome

― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

RIP

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703672.html?hpid=topnews

woah

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

shit is going to be lunacy

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

and fucking cold as hell

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/11/20/obamas-mug-on-dc-subway-cards-for-inauguration/

gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

#

Have they done this for previous presidents-elect? If not, this is a blatantly partisan move by an organization funded with taxpayer money.

Comment by Ryan Lile — November 20, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

my favorite part about this is that if you click dude's name it takes you to a site to buy $100 designer dog bowls

El Tomboto, Friday, 21 November 2008 00:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

I enjoy the fact that this thread is easily found in the search engine by querying for "pitt shit"

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR BRAINS.

when would you be available to check out PROPERTY with your bro me
whenever is fine 'cause we just started looking and I haven't bothered about a lender yet

but tis the season for getting sweet deals on exposed brick & etc

TOMBOT, Saturday, 22 November 2008 23:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just got back from a very brief visit to your fine fine city and I am still getting over the fact that I'm going to be living near the fabulous Kramers book store rather than here. Though Kramer's website is a bit self-congratulatory, or at least the video is. ETA now some time in February, so will miss the Mall madness...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 10:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kramerbooks is a fairly small bookstore with an OK selection and decent beers and shitty food. And it's open 24 hours on the weekend. That's all.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

TOMBOT I am on crazy schedule for the next 2 weeks but should be OK to look at some places after.

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I live in Swindon now, so an ok selection and half decent food will do me fine for now :-) I'm afraid I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to cities at the moment...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Recommendations for better bookshops very welcome, thanks in advance...

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

So which pickle from Gordy's do you like best? Or are you recommending them for other stuff?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like their thai basil jalapenos and their giardiniera best

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

iirc their giardiniera is $12 a jar so if anyone wants to get me some please go right ahead because it is delicious

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

guys i still live here

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Will you buy us all pickles?

Jar of Thai basil ones are listed for $10 on Gordy's website.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

pickles rule

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

currently slightly addicted to the hot okra pickles they sell at Harris Teeter (and Streets - Streets kind of rules, guys, they have unique splits AND uncle jerry's)
and always Bubbies and/or Ba-Tampte as needed from Yes! or Rodman's
Gordy's prices are demented

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh and one time at HT they had jars of pickled habaneros, I bought one a while back, sat in the fridge until a couple weekends ago when I finally ate one and man what a feeling

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah I like the thai basil japapenos from gordy's because a little goes a looong way

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

how come you can't go to a bar and get a plate of pretzels, pickles and salted radish slices. that should be a thing you can order. fuck a charcuterie tray, you know?

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

Tombot I have tons of fresh habeneros let's make pickles

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

I don't even know how to make pickles but slow cooker chili is go

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah I need to learn your secrets. BTW you can get pickles and pretzels at Clyde's, maybe even radishes in season.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm just saying salted sliced radishes and pickled vegetables need to be a regular bar food thing. And extra dark pretzels.

BRAAAAAAMETHEUS (El Tomboto), Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

me and the wife sitting on the sofa with macbook airs in our laps watching homeland on the DVR
this some Washington DC New Yorker cartoon bullshit right here

BRAAAAAAMETHEUS (El Tomboto), Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

anyone familiar with Jody Mack and her experimental film/performance artist homage to old college dorm posters like Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, Nov. 2
Let Your Light Shine at National Gallery of Art (http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/film-programs/aonMack/light-shine.html)

Initially, she planned to shoot some sort of documentary, but the musical stop-motion show she wound up creating is harder to classify. Titled “Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project” — and featuring Ms. Mack’s mother, Sharon Marney — it’s a kinetic, handmade cornucopia of movie and music stars’ imagery and shots of the poster-filled warehouse. The infectiously obsessive 40-odd minutes are timed to the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

At screenings, Ms. Mack supplies live vocals, accompanied by a soundtrack composed by nine people. Singing over instrumental renditions of the classic album, she enunciates wittily precise lyrics in playful harmonies: “Sometimes there isn’t much to do/about depreciating revenue.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/movies/jody-mack-makes-plays-with-posters-in-dusty-stacks-of-mom.html?_r=0

The experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack grew up around the family business of posters and merch. From a Florida warehouse her parents supplied music retailers and others with the cultural wallpaper that decorated countless bedrooms in the 1990s — from the bands and celebrities du jour to the dorm-room patron saints Belushi, Marley and Guevara.

With the rise of the Internet came a downturn in sales, leaving thousands of Leonardo DiCaprios and Winona Ryders to languish in the cubbyholes of the warehouse. Ms. Mack’s mother, who by then ran the company on her own, talked about closing up shop. But the bust in sales was a bonanza for Ms. Mack, an animator for whom paper materials are both a favored medium and a ripe subject for cultural history.

“There were so many things in there that were available in multiples, so I thought it would be very interesting to go down and shoot and make animations of all of it,” Ms. Mack, 31, recalled by phone while on a trip to Ukraine. “The stuff that I had to work with was the stuff that was left behind, the stuff that didn’t sell out.”

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 October 2014 18:50 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

http://dcist.com/2014/10/popcorn_candy_post-apocalyptic_edit.php

more movies

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 October 2014 21:19 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Best Vietnamese Restaurant at the Eden Center? Anybody?

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Sunday, 2 November 2014 03:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Still trying to figure that out. See upthread links.

Kliman at washingtonian recently said:

If I’m in the Eden Center and jonesing for pho, I’m going to Huong Viet and, if it’s too crowded there, then to Hai Duong.

He also likes a newer upscale looking place there called Rice Paper that Tyler Cowen does not like.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 2 November 2014 17:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.huong-viet.com/press.html

This is where we ate the last time we were there. It was good but not amazing. They have a real long menu. Maybe I didn't order the right thing

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 November 2014 15:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That's where I was going to go.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Monday, 3 November 2014 17:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 November 2014 16:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hahaha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 6 November 2014 18:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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