that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
I SO want to move back.
― B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (5 years ago) Permalink
I am officially retired from breakdancing in the street. Ow.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
orange line extending to NY? rendering of new 2nd Ave subway entrance.
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 15:29 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
our football team is awesome
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, 7 November 2008 21:26 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
Even your cheerleaders go on tour!
― ljubljana, Friday, 7 November 2008 21:40 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
who all had logins to there? I miss the roffles ;_;
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:31 (5 years ago) Permalink
I can give LNS invites if anyone wants
― I DIED, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:58 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 23:59 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?
Busboys & PoetsMon, November 17 6.30pm Author Event, William Ayers
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
hey whatever happened to stephen x
― mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink
well, maybe. I don't know.
― I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 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 (5 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
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
shit is going to be lunacy
― TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
and fucking cold as hell
apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these
― gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (5 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
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 (5 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 mewhenever 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.
― quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (5 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
i'm friends with a bunch of said policy wonks (as are at least a couple people in this thread, i'm sure) - i gotta be careful here because i've met s0mmer and i have no problem with her, and i like her/my mutual friends a whole lot, but there's something weirdly depressing about hanging out with that whole cohort, even if they are super idealistic about remaking dc from the inside out
part of it is the fact that their world is completely foreign to me, but there's something more - there's something about a lot of young dc people's altruistic impulses that feels extremely insincere and self-serving to me.
that said they do serve really good beer at their parties though
― scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 25 October 2013 19:49 (1 month ago) Permalink
I met her once and contributed on ocassion to dcist.com when she was there (but did not really work with her). I don't know her policy wonk friends and have nothing against them, I just hate that she's defining all of D.C. with just this one group, and with a cliched idea of coolness and hipness. Is that all she can offer: L.A.= superficial, N.Y. =expensive, D.C.= policy wonks. And the earlier quote: But as we look at the increase in restaurants, bike lanes, night-life options and other hallmarks of modern urban cool, there is also that admittedly less important, more ethereal question: Is it possible, after all this time, that D.C. is getting — whisper it with me now — awfully hip?
Groan. Its just lazy journalism.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 25 October 2013 19:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
Plus it's insulting to everyone else here.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 25 October 2013 20:04 (1 month ago) Permalink
what it comes down to is just that it's always really embarrassing for people to try to write about the idea of what's cool
― Sadly, 99.99 percent of sheeple will never wake up (I DIED), Friday, 25 October 2013 21:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
― quincie, Saturday, 26 October 2013 05:31 (1 month ago) Permalink
Panda Gourmet on NY Avenue
― curmudgeon, Monday, 28 October 2013 16:52 (1 month ago) Permalink
Wonder if its as good as the 4 Corners Sichuan restaurant in a strip mall near Eden Center and Home Depot
― curmudgeon, Monday, 28 October 2013 16:55 (1 month ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 November 2013 17:45 (1 month ago) Permalink
Which of the Pasolini films at the National Gallery do you recommend?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 November 2013 20:13 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
Film nerds come back and school me, please
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 November 2013 15:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Alright, I guess I will use ilxor search engine and google
Pier Paolo fucking Pasolini: Search (I don't want to hear your destroy choices cause they're of no fucking interest to me)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 November 2013 15:08 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
i've only ever seen medea and salo unfortunately. medea is really good (the marxism-for-dummies comment in that thread is way otm though). salo is obviously not in this series lest it inspire any "Taxpayers Fund Obscene Homosexual Christmas at Smithsonian"-style headlines again
― the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 15 November 2013 17:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Missed the this Sunday Pasolini movie but did finally see the interesting Kerry James Marshall exhibit in the East wing; and in the West wing the Charles Marville photos of Paris from the late 1800s; and the "Yes,No, Maybe" exhibit of printmaking with Chuck Close and John Cage and others.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 18 November 2013 05:32 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
According to Walmart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg, the company is hiring about 300 associates for each store and has received more than 23,000 applications for D.C. Walmart jobs.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
A 550-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment rents for about $2,700 a month. City Market has already rented 75, sight unseen.
Are these folks who are renting likely lobbyists and lawyers?
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
spam department. Ilxor Some Dude and I each wrote one of these q & a's of interesting D.C. people for this week's City Paper cover story
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 November 2013 16:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
The Stadium Club owners paid ~$150K to clear the TruOrleans lien: $61,000 in singles. http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2013/11/stadium-club-bill-paid-lien-lifted.html …
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 November 2013 20:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
one of the things i heard re: who rents those places, the housing funds (? not sure of the term) for some senior manager level government employees who get temporarily moved to the dc area for work (i think these are for the shorter term assignments, like someone at defense dept. here for a year or a couple years) is a lot of money - and has to be used for housing so there's no incentive to look for a place where the rent is cheaper since the government is paying for it, so if you have like $2-3K/month to spend on housing, why not rent a place that costs that much? this was the explanation i heard from friends as to how people could afford apartments in their arlington neighborhood where a one bedroom in certain buildings was like $2500
there's that, or if you figure it's a couple renting the apartment and each pays $1350/month it's not that difficult if they both make pretty good salaries? don't know why you'd spend quite that much on rent but again, if you're not expecting to stay there more than a year or two & can afford it..
― seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 24 November 2013 01:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
^^^ having rented out our house for what seems like a totally obscene amount of money, I have pondered this myself. We've had two tenants: one was being relocated by his NYC law firm, which I am sure picked up the tab for the four month lease while the family looked for a place to buy. The second is a lawyer from the neighborhood who is doing a reno that is taking over six months, and is extensive enough that the family had to move out for that time. He makes over half a million bucks a year, so uh yeah, there is that. Basically rich people be rich, same ole' story.
― quincie, Sunday, 24 November 2013 16:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
my company (consulting company that does a lot of government work, though not exclusively) puts a shitload of people who are relocating/being staffed to longterm projects into corporate apartments in the immediate suburbs of nyc and dc, many of which are really just regular apartments in managed apartment complexes - when i left dc i lived in a one-bedroom in new jersey for a few months last year that cost them $3k-plus, and it wasn't even particularly close to manhattan
the way to look at it, i guess, is that it's STILL much cheaper than putting someone up in a hotel room 20 nights per month
― the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 25 November 2013 13:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
In non-renting news, this Roger Ballen staged photos (mostly in South Africa) and drawings and a video with Die Antwoord exhibit at the Museum of African Art is interesting but creepy
While the Eliot Elisofon photos from throughout Africa from the 40s through to 1970 or so exhibit, have me envious and wanting to be able to see all that http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/africa-reviewed/index.html
― curmudgeon, Monday, 25 November 2013 15:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
Have missed all the Pasolini movies...Oh well
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:16 (Yesterday) Permalink
That Library of Congress Jefferson Building Great Hall is pretty nice looking I think
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:18 (Yesterday) Permalink