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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

I SO want to move back.


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

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

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

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

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


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

our football team is awesome

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

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

Even your cheerleaders go on tour!

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

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

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


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

oh shit


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


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

I can give LNS invites if anyone wants

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


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

FATTIE, but great in bed. Keeper?


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

who wants to pal around w/ terrorists next week?

Busboys & Poets
Mon, November 17
Author Event, William Ayers

I DIED, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey whatever happened to stephen x

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


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

well, maybe. I don't know.

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

our football team is awesome

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I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall


I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

shit is going to be lunacy

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

and fucking cold as hell

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

apparently i don't care about going to the inauguration, but i still want one of these

gabbneb, Thursday, 20 November 2008 22:12 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

I enjoy the fact that this thread is easily found in the search engine by querying for "pitt shit"


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 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tombot taking the property-ownership plunge OH YEAH.

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

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

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


curmudgeon, Friday, 26 August 2016 15:40 (one month ago) Permalink

BTW did I forget to tell you guys my new master plan for getting representation? DC will band together with Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, American Samoa and the USVI to form a SUPERTERRITORY with 2 senators and (according to the 2010 Census, 3725789 + 601723 + 159,358 + 106405 + 55519 + 53883 = 4,702,677 residents) 6 reps (exactly the number we all have now, coincidentally). This is the best idea.

El Tomboto, Friday, 26 August 2016 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I like it, but only if it will be called Wapricoguamariasamaoavirginland.

The flag could be three palm trees above two half-smokes.

plenty offish (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 August 2016 18:33 (one month ago) Permalink

From Elizabeth and Philip Jennings' training materials....

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 August 2016 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Ice Cream Jubilee -- Had Thai iced coffee with banana bourbon caramel ice creams in a waffle cone that quickly fell apart and it was...uh ok. I'm not as wowed by this place as some are (its opening a 2nd location in the 14th street nw area). Also, even worse is the Yards park hood the store is located in. So many private property only & no parking signs to discourage evil car drivers, plus condos and more condos coming soon ones.

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 August 2016 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

car drivers are evil though

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Monday, 29 August 2016 18:20 (one month ago) Permalink

even uber and lyft ones?

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 August 2016 19:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Or especially?

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 August 2016 19:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Once safe track gets finished, I'll be taking the train everywhere.

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 August 2016 19:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks for that link, Morbs

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Monday, 29 August 2016 20:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Brookland Manor today has 134 four- and five-bedroom apartments. Yet when the new community is built, none of its 1,646 apartments or 114 for-sale townhouses will have more than three bedrooms, and a vast majority will have only one or two.
Brookland’s owner, Mid-City Financial Corp., based in Germantown, Md., told the city’s Zoning Commission that four- and five-bedroom apartments “are not consistent with the creation of a vibrant new community.”

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Jacob Weisman, a 26-year-old line cook at Daikaya who also pulls some shifts at Bantam King, can’t afford to take an Uber home to Greenbelt, Maryland, when his night ends. And there’s no good bus route for him, either.

Already, Daikaya has reduced weekend hours to close at 11 p.m. so employees and patrons can still take Metro home before the train’s midnight closure during SafeTrack repair work. The notion that Metro would make the change permanent—and also end service at 10 p.m. on Sundays, as Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld has proposed—strikes Weisman as an assault on the city and the people it serves.

“It’s a huge deal,” he says. “For me personally, there’s not really a bus that goes directly to my place. I think there are three separate buses, and I don’t think they run where I need them to. And calling a car, if there’s a deal, maybe it’ll be $10. But during surge times, it could be upwards of $50 to $65.”

curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 September 2016 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

In the Sunday newsprint version of the New York Times, this article had a different title-- something about "Gritty North Shaw"

Here's the opening paragraph:

North Shaw is popping as a vibrant urban landscape with new shops and restaurants and more in mid-construction. Formerly a 15-acre swath known for gritty streets, parking lots, vacant buildings and chain-link fences, it’s the latest residential, retail and creative hub in the nation’s capital. On warm nights now, crowds pack the outdoor tables of tasteful restaurants on the wide sidewalks near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest; street murals by local artists brighten building facades; and posters promote sumo wrestling and free henna tattoos.

Oy veh.

curmudgeon, Monday, 12 September 2016 18:00 (one month ago) Permalink

My wife does some volunteer work for the Smithsonian so we got a sneak peek preview of the new National Museum of African American history and culture. Spent 5 hours there and did not see it all. Poignant, often somber, and also inspiring.

curmudgeon, Monday, 19 September 2016 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Public opening is the 24th, and there's a fest going on at the mall Friday through Sunday.

curmudgeon, Monday, 19 September 2016 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:20 (four days ago) Permalink

Overview re Bill Warrell and the history of art spaces downtown, from his dc space club on 7th & E to Warrell's current status as last artist left in Blagden Alley

curmudgeon, Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:25 (four days ago) Permalink

x-post-- Funny...but I think Dischord has already shut those items down, as no money was going to the artists not approved , etc.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2016 04:06 (three days ago) Permalink

The bittersweet Blagden Alley, Warrell piece has me wondering do other cities help artists and musicians via zoning and real estate laws, etc. Is DC worse than others or just the same?

Warrell’s looming departure from Blagden Alley isn’t just another example of an artist being priced out of his neighborhood. In Furioso’s view, it’s emblematic of why the arts have not fared well in D.C.

“The city of D.C. has never given one square foot to the visual arts,” he says. “You can go to almost any town—any city practically—in this country and they’ll give you an old building, an old post office, an old something.”

Furioso has tried to keep Warrell in the building as long as possible. He didn’t raise the rent until last year, when years of property tax increases made it impossible for him to charge the same price as when Warrell moved in.

Furioso wishes the city offered more incentives to developers to keep low-income residents in their buildings. “We’re not even asking the city to do anything except give that deduction through property tax.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2016 15:52 (three days ago) Permalink

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