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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.

Damnit.

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

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

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


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

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

cool

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

our football team is awesome

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

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

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

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

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

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

WAU

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

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

oh shit

OH SHIT

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

awesome

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

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

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

^_^

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

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

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

hey whatever happened to stephen x

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

HE DIED

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

well, maybe. I don't know.

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

shit is going to be lunacy

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

and fucking cold as hell

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

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

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

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

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

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/11/ted-leonsis-wizards-capitals-verizon-center

In a recent conference call with the Washington Post, Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis grumbled that his teams were “disadvantaged” because he was forced to pay more in building costs than other teams in other cities, in a Verizon Center deal he called “the worst building deal in professional sports.” Leonsis pays an estimated $36 million mortgage annually on the Verizon Center.

He also hinted that in six or seven years’ time, when the mortgage ends, he “will be a free agent,” suggesting that he could could possibly move the teams.

...This is absolutely preposterous. Yes, Leonsis may have to pay more for his mortgage than other professional teams, but just because those other teams duped cities into paying for their stadiums shouldn’t make D.C. fans feel bad about the deal here.

The Wizards and Capitals have spent plenty of money. They’ve spent an ungodly amount of money. The Wizards are currently spending more than the NBA Salary Cap, so for Leonsis to say that he can’t spend enough on his players is outrageous. He can’t spend more on his players because the league expressly prohibits him from doing so. The Capitals are also considered a “cap team,” having spent close to the cap every year in recent history.

The reason the Wizards and Capitals haven’t won a title has nothing to do with Leonsis’ mortgage and everything to do with the fact that he’s hired bad people who have done a bad job. Ernie Grunfeld, as Deadspin pointed out, is still somehow the general manager of the Wizards, even though he hasn’t shown like once in his entire career that he has any idea how to effectively run an NBA franchise. The team has wasted draft picks and signed the wrong guys to big deals and kept ineffective coaches and on and on.

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 November 2016 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

so it seems like we spent about a week staring at the sidewalk and now everybody is gearing up for a long slog. Is that everybody else's take?

El Tomboto, Friday, 18 November 2016 02:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah. Although it feels like everyone's's going to be far more involved than the passive resignation post-2000 and even 2004.

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Friday, 18 November 2016 06:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's going to be freezing at the inauguration protests.

El Tomboto, Friday, 18 November 2016 14:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

true.

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 November 2016 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

DISTRICT II

In less serious news. Lots of exhibits worth checking out around DC. Just noticed that this opened at the Building Museum:

District II

November 19, 2016 - February 12, 2017

This poetic visual essay explores the changing streetscape of downtown Washington in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s through the urban street photography of Bill Barrett, Chris Earnshaw, and Joseph Mills

http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/district-ii.html

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 15:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I saw the Van Vechten Harlem Heroes photo exhibit, and the Herman Leonard Jazz photos ones. Both worth seeing although I agree with the following:

Of the two exhibits, Herman Leonard’s jazz photographs exude more verve and cool. Van Vechten’s images, taken as much as 20 years earlier, are more historically groundbreaking and serve as a fitting memorial to Van Vechten’s role as a patron of African-American artists—but as artistic objects, his images fall short.

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/20833380/at-the-smithsonian-american-art-museum-carl-van-vechtens-photographs-of-harlem-heroes

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

x-post -- there were protesters at the Reagan Trade Center Bldg Saturday protesting the "alt-right" conference there.

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2016/11/21/a-changing-neighborhoods-last-cheap-carryout-is-closing-owner-says-change-is-great/?hpid=hp_local-news_cheap-carryout-12pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Carryout near Hecht's warehouse

Guzman, 41, is the owner of Louis’ Restaurant & Carry Out, which has operated since 1988 at Fenwick and Okie streets NE in now-gentrifying Ivy City. ...

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Guzman will close the restaurant’s doors for the final time, but not before giving away free food to all of his neighbors, which include a homeless shelter next door. His landlords are doubling his rent, he says, after he made an offer to buy the building that was declined. (Several attempts to reach the building’s owners for comment were unsuccessful; no one at their number picked up.)

curmudgeon, Monday, 21 November 2016 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink

At least Maggiano's donated 10 grand from the day the white supremacists showed up to eat and sieg heil

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:02 (one week ago) Permalink

NY Times article on C*met P*ng Pong is not likely gonna be enough to stop crazies from harassing anyone associated with that pizza place, including musicians who have played there.

Maybe they'll move on and find a new conspiracy theory soon

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 16:36 (one week ago) Permalink

We moved! Petworth is my new metro stop.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:12 (one week ago) Permalink

sellout

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

j/k obv but if you have a garage i will lol

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 21:07 (one week ago) Permalink

no garage. lol basemetn is hueg tho

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 November 2016 05:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Warning: hueg basement, like hueg garage, leads to failure to purge/massive accumulation of crap (at least if you are me).

Luckily we are solving the garage accumulation of crap by doing this lil project: http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/tiny_house_in_cleveland_park_historic_district_approved/11740

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink

wau

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:58 (one week ago) Permalink

ooh can I live there

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Thursday, 24 November 2016 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink

You are more than welcome there, just be warned that you may be sharing space with an elderly parent or two.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:04 (one week ago) Permalink

lol @ Granny Pod

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah that was spouse's choice of term. We're totally sneaking a roof deck in, btw, zoning be damned.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2016 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.popville.com/2016/11/kramerbooks-expansion-coming-under-new-ownership-in-dupont/

free beer if you buy $50 worth of books, now through 12/31

El Tomboto, Friday, 25 November 2016 03:09 (one week ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/young-hungry/article/20845471/two-wage-theft-lawyers-cash-in-on-dcs-restaurant-boom

Just three years after leaving Maryland Legal Aid and launching his practice, the 33-year-old Zelikovitz has gone from using just a single room in a Chinatown townhouse to renting the entire building. He is one of several attorneys who have discovered that suing District restaurants over wage law violations doubles as doing good and doing good business.

Zelikovitz and attorney Jonathan Tucker, who left Maryland Legal Aid last year to join the firm, benefit from wage law violations they say can often be caused by scofflaw managers or ignorance among restaurant owners. They have more than 30 active cases, with nearly 20 others on payment plans.

When a restaurant fails to pay a dishwasher minimum wage or time-and-a-half for overtime pay, that’s an opening for the lawyers to send a demand letter on behalf of their clients, many of whom come to them via word of mouth or Spanish-language Google advertisements.

curmudgeon, Friday, 2 December 2016 18:25 (two days ago) Permalink


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