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 (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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/groups-call-blocking-inaugural-protests-unconstitutional-44029039

In the past, inaugural committees have let the park service know what land they won't be using, and then permits have been issued, Litterst said. The park service is awaiting word from Trump's inaugural team about its plans. Verheyden-Hilliard said activists are concerned that the inaugural committee will run out the clock on dissidents and she will take legal action in a bid to prevent that.

curmudgeon, Friday, 9 December 2016 03:49 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

So U St. condos get named after famous Black musicians, and H St NE ones will get named after historic NYC Black theatres/music sites?

The Apollo Apartments - Brand New Apartments‎

Live in Luxury on H Street at The Apollo. Now Leasing!

Amenities: Rooftop Deck, Fitness Center, On-Site Cafe, Resident Lounges, Dog Run, Bike Storage, 24-Hour Concierge, Guest Accommodations

600 H St NE, Washington, DC

curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 December 2016 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/restaurants/the-20-diners-favorite-cheap-eats-of-2016/2016/12/28/58c95a1a-c890-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_20-diner-1155am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.280637d84bbb

Tim Carman lives in Maryland so its possible that is why the list has more Maryland places on it (or perhaps that is not why)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

There was an Apollo Theater on H street NE. It's not named after the Harlem venue.

http://www.popville.com/2013/10/from-apolo-theatre-to-murrys-grocery-store-to-120000000-apolo-mixed-use-development/

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 December 2016 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

The Airedale at 14th & Perry is slept on

I think I really like my new neighborhood y'all

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Saturday, 31 December 2016 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

No matter how I parse your first sentence (neighborhood terrier? Hipster bar?) I cannot make sense of it.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 31 December 2016 18:31 (one month ago) Permalink

hipster bar! wall covered in soccer scarves. wide range of local beers on tap. excellent brunch. slept on = seems rather un-busy

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Saturday, 31 December 2016 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Weather this week was great for our visit over xmas

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 31 December 2016 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

man a dude moves to Petworth and all of a sudden he's speaking a new language!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 31 December 2016 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

What's the feasibility of finding somewhere okayish in DC for 1300 a month?

Currently in Alexandria, but need to move in a few months. Was thinking Silver Spring?

Gukbe, Sunday, 1 January 2017 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

it seems totally doable imho but I don't know what your parameters are for "somewhere okayish"

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Your own place, I assume, or are you willing to consider a housemate? I suspect that 1300 may be putting you into teeny-tiny (studio as opposed to 1 br) territory. But throw in a roommate and ~2400 will get you something pretty nice if not luxury-building style in NW. Not really familiar with rents in other parts of the city these days.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm okay with tiny studio but if the gap in quality is so large that a roommate will do the trick then I'm willing. Weighing that versus moving further out and buying a car.

Gukbe, Monday, 2 January 2017 00:47 (one month ago) Permalink

do you have a preference of metro line? i've had a lot of luck along the green line for affordability.

Heez, Monday, 2 January 2017 01:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Green Line works, yup. Hyattsville/College Park. If you're thinking Red Line you might find yourself in Wheaton rather than Silver Spring. I like that part of the world fine, even though I am a novadude.

maccabeelzebubbly (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:07 (one month ago) Permalink

the red line is an abomination

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Hey! I like my 'hood!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:05 (one month ago) Permalink

FP'd

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/01/30/a-hoagie-shop-chains-co-owner-shakes-trumps-hand-and-a-twitter-outcry-ensues/

UNTREATABLE SCHADENROFFLES

fuck Taylor Gourmet honestly. I cannot wait to see every storefront replaced by a new franchise of MONARCH NOVELTIES or PUPPET HEAVEN which frankly would be nutritionally identical lol lol etc

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol because that writer used the word hoagie like the good pittsburgher she is <3

mookieproof, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 02:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Shhh, don't tell 45, but the Iranian filmfest is going on in DC and Maryland

http://local.washingtoncitypaper.com/event/afi-silver-theatre-and-cultural-center/reseeing-iran-cl

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 February 2017 18:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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