Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.

Damnit.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

El Tomboto, Thursday, 6 November 2008 21:44 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink


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

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

cool

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

our football team is awesome

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

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

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

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

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

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

WAU

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

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

oh shit

OH SHIT

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

awesome

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

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

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

^_^

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

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?

omg

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

hey whatever happened to stephen x

mookieproof, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

HE DIED

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe. I don't know.

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:58 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

shit is going to be lunacy

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

and fucking cold as hell

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

quincie, Sunday, 23 November 2008 02:20 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

ljubljana, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Second Story Books in Dupont is pretty okay for used stuff. Other than that. . . Olsson's used to be the other big indie bookstore around here, but they shut their doors. So you're stuck pretty much with Borders and B&N's.

Mr. Que, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wow, if an afternoon of driving through a place suffices to know it well enough to portray it in song....

I hereby volunteer to drive any and all minor or major alt-rock stars through any DC-area neighborhood they choose. I agree to provide half-baked ill-informed observations of the exotic urban environments that we pass, with the proviso that these observations will be henceforth musically immortalized, preferably on vinyl.

leprechaundriac (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 18 March 2016 15:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Moving Wizards, Caps to a new arena in RFK stadium area seems like a dumb idea

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/rfk-stadium-site-offered-as-home-for-redskins-or-maybe-wizards-and-capitals/2016/04/01/df0c51c8-f757-11e5-8b23-538270a1ca31_story.html

D.C. officials plan to unveil an array of possibilities for the future of the RFK Stadium property Monday night, among them a new 65,000-seat Redskins stadium and a basketball and hockey venue capable of replacing Verizon Center.

All the proposals include a raft of suggested recreation facilities for a city with a booming population, among them playing fields, a field house, a water park and a sports-and-entertainment complex that officials likened to Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

Two of the six proposals, outlined by Events DC, the District’s sports-and-entertainment arm, lay out a path for the Redskins to return to the District, though serious obstacles remain should Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and the D.C. Council move to reach a deal with owner Daniel M. Snyder.

Officials also said for the first time that they are considering the 190-acre riverfront property as a possible location for a 20,000-seat arena equipped to serve the Washington Wizards and Capitals.

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 15:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Does Verizon ctr need replacing? Thought it worked p well actually, and paid for by the teams iirc

tobo73, Monday, 4 April 2016 20:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

No need to do so--the scoreboard screen might not be as big as in some newer arenas but that's all I can see as a problem. They are talking about in the future, and the building will have some wear and tear, but the current location downtown seems more ideal. The late Abe Pollin paid for it, which is more than most sports team owners do (the city later helped out some and gave some breaks, but not as many as the Nats ownership got). Current owner Ted Leonsis seems to be trying to hit up the city for more. He got that that good deal for him but lame deal for city taxpayers on the new Wizards practice space/Mystics arena at St. E's...

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 21:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

This is what they should also be worrying about, after a 29 million investment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/money-problems-and-no-name-acts-the-howard-theatre-is-struggling-again/2016/04/03/da0e2122-cb71-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news2_howardtheatre-1030am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Fillmore and Hamilton getting some name acts rather than the Howard, plus overpriced food and marketing and security issues all make it hard to pay the bills

curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2016 21:17 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2016/04/13/john-mica-to-metro-leaders-i-am-not-going-to-bail-out-washington-d-c/

Evans pointed to Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Paris, and London as cities where the national governments invest majorly in their "world-class" subway systems. "These are all communist countries!" Government Operations Subcommittee Chair Mark Meadows retorted.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/realestate/commercial/crystal-city-once-cast-off-by-washington-reboots-itself.html

“Think Brooklyn and Manhattan,” said Mitchell N. Schear, president of Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the dominant property owner and landlord here. “You’re close enough, but you’re not paying higher taxes and utilities. Here, we are a slightly geekier crowd, and we are embracing it.”

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

Crystal City FAP?

No? Didn't think so.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

but more importantly, hi daria-g! Miss you 'round these parts!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

hi quincie!! miss you too!

arts and crafts THIS GUY (daria-g), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 23:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

I could do a crystal city FAP, maybe.

prefer Ballston FAP

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

I just moved next to Braddock Road station and even being that close to Crystal City I don't think I'd bother.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://www.yelp.com/biz/enjera-restaurant-arlington

In Crystal City I think. Ethiopian Tej wine maybe

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

One of the weaker Ethiopian joints imo

Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

Just grabbed that one from a google search. I work in Bailey's X-Rds and stick to ones in a strip mall here, or down the road at Meazza.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 17:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

had a couple beers at Jaleo in Crystal City the other day. Quite possibly the classiest place I've been to down thataway

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 18:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Solid Filipino next to Enjera. Good Ethiopian at Skyline. Also Cafe Aurora is good, but I have trouble with what makes Eritrean different from Ethiopian (every Ethiopian I know says 'nothing' but you know). They opened a new Dama in Annandale and I've heard good things.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 18:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

thanks. Just tried a different Ethiopian one at Skyline on George Mason-- in the back, and I've just spaced on the name. They had a sax player and keyboardist playing live during dinner hours. Good enough but not amazing food.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

Was it Bati? That place has always been alright without blowing me away.

Enat on Beauregard was incredible once, then a little underwhelming the next time. They've recently only had Ethiopian injera, which is a little too salty and sour for my taste.

Gukbe, Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

I have been to Bati which I used to love and is just alright and does have late night music on weekends I think (but sadly not anymore this great guitarist who is on an Ethiopiques compilation), but a place with its entrance in the back ---Balagger Restaurant & Market

I tried Enat once (admittedly after reading about the Washingtonian food critic taking the Post's Sietsema there) and it was solid but not incredible.

curmudgeon, Friday, 22 April 2016 18:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Baby Wale is kind of totally overpriced but they're playing 100% go-go, huge space, and very decent beverage selection. Definitely going to be my new HH spot after I have shit to do at the convention center in the afternoon.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Friday, 22 April 2016 22:12 (1 week ago) Permalink


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