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 (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.

Damnit.

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

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 (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

cool

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?

http://latenightshots.com/

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

WAU

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

Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh shit

OH SHIT

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

awesome

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?

omg

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 & Poets
Mon, 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

HE DIED

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

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 (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

RIP

I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (5 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 (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

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 17:04 (5 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 (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

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 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 (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

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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh, the one with Bowser taking NW and Sw and with Gray getting NE and SE. Yep, nothing much has changed. With Bowser identified with Fenty, its really not surprising. Also, not surprising that many stayed home.

But I'm out in the nearby burbs so I should let you city folks have at it.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

literally made me giggle

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 4 April 2014 06:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

gol

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 April 2014 14:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

  • there is a club called Mova at 14th & U NW and it is AWFUL; do not ever go.
  • the Damage Control show @ the Hirsh is really something special
  • ugh DC gays really are just the worst, don't be gay if you live in DC
  • Takoma Park is a lil cutie
  • Roslyn is weird and full of office buildings but no people. Very strange place to be.

funny and lolexander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

Dear lord what were you doing in Rosslyn? DON'T CROSS THE POTOMAC is a rule I try to live by.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

rosslyn is weird as f

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 7 April 2014 04:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

it really is

Karl Malone, Monday, 7 April 2014 04:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

I used to work there but at odd hours. Walking to the metro at 11pm every night was eerie.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Monday, 7 April 2014 04:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

However, I have seen the future...

But having brought restaurants to both 14th Street and Rosslyn, Asadoorian now seems to be rooting for the underdog. “If I was a restaurateur, I wouldn’t go to 14th Street. There’s too many restaurants and the pie is not that big, and the rents are high. Go to Rosslyn. There’s no restaurants, and the pie is huge.”

This article focusses mainly on the new Heavy Seas Alehouse, which is a bar. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2014/03/19/is-rosslyn-on-the-verge-of-having-a-dining-scene/

Not sure that I buy it. Oh, Rosslyn's Artisphere once in awhile has an exhibit worth seeing or a music gig or 2.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

"rosslyn has gotten better" isn't incompatible with "rosslyn is weird and terrible" given how low it started

Sadly, 99.99 percent of sheeple will never wake up (I DIED), Monday, 7 April 2014 14:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

I saw the DJ Adrian Loving Fade 2 Grey androgyny exhibit at the Anacostia Arts Center Saturday. Just one little room with a few video screens on the wall, and some vinyl record covers. A good guy, but I found the video art a tad underwhelming.

I was more impressed by the Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum.

Ndwango (means "cloth") is a new form of bead art developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Ubuhle (means "beautiful") artists' community was established in 1999 by local resident Bev Gibson and master beader Ntombephi Ntombela [En-Tom-be-Fi En-tom-bell-la] to empower local women with the means to provide for their families through their art. The flat surface of the textile onto which the Ubuhle women bead is reminiscent of the Xhosa headscarves and skirts that many of them grew up wearing.

http://anacostia.si.edu/exhibits/current_exhibitions.htm

Also finally went to Frederick Douglass' house. Nice NPS tour and reminder of how great this guy was.

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

if i come back this spring it will be partly for Lincoln's Cottage; wd like to do the Douglass house too.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 April 2014 14:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

Have never been to Lincoln's cottage. Need to add it to my list of DC "tourist" things I want to finally do, that I haven't (despite living around here since I was 4)

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

^^^my list of these things is loooooooooong

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

Rosslyn has the Tricky Dick Memorial Garage, yo

http://www.yelp.com/biz/deep-throat-parking-garage-rosslyn

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

I posted this yesterday on the parenting thread, but in case you are a grown-up in the DC are who really likes dinosaurs, the fossil exhibit at Natural History is closing for a 5-year renovation starting April 28.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/smithsonian-dinosaur-hall-to-close-april-28-for-five-year-renovation/2014/01/17/acba089e-7f3d-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html

take a piece of mr. baxter's hand (how's life), Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

hey you guys should come to my house on saturday

we're doin it big

https://www.facebook.com/events/1383372445235687

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 10 April 2014 18:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

if i didn't have to work i would be there. looks awesome tbh.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

Looks like something happened in my neighborhood. Crime scene tape, police and ambulances everywhere, numbered cards all over the ground, traffic gridlocked for a dozen blocks in every direction. :-/

Karl Malone, Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

hey you guys should come to my house on saturday

we're doin it big

https://www.facebook.com/events/1383372445235687

― purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:38 PM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I may come. I used to live on Lamont Street.

#TweetFromAnUnknownWoman (j.lu), Friday, 11 April 2014 01:20 (6 days ago) Permalink

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 11 April 2014 05:07 (6 days ago) Permalink


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