i had to be at work during the debate. and today from 11-7:30. all hands on deck until election day!
i will make some photoshops when i am back in the office.
did this the other day
― regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 04:06 (6 years ago) Permalink
Wait was that really insane football video from way back (sandbox, maybe?)? Someone flying through the air in a ridiculous manner. I can't remember any other details, sorry. But it was awesome A++ would watch again if someone knows what the hell I am talking about.
― quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:29 (6 years ago) Permalink
OH WAIT IT'S THAT GUY UP THERE INNIT?
― quincie, Sunday, 28 September 2008 15:30 (6 years ago) Permalink
YEAH HE DID THAT AGAIN! this video is from last week!!
― regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Sunday, 28 September 2008 16:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
― I DIED, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink
― quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink
The cigarette is an especially nice touch!
^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions
― mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (6 years ago) Permalink
"She's like one of us, just a normal, hardworking person, not someone from D.C. " said Ivan Capps, a Bureau of Land Management records manager who attended a Palin rally in Grand Junction, Colo.
― I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
the special prize we get for being #1 Obama supporters is that he's gonna come live here!
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 15:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
not just him: On a chain-link fence erected by inaugural construction crews [near the White House], someone hung the sign: "Welcome Home Malia and Sasha!"
from the Post article on last night's partying. U Street was just, wow
― W i l l, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
that was my view around 11:30 last night, insane
― I DIED, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 22:06 (5 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 (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.
― 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
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
― 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?
― 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
― Mr. Que, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Friday, 7 November 2008 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink
― 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?
― 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 & PoetsMon, 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
― 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
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
― T-PALIN (daria-g), Friday, November 7, 2008 4:25 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
Inauguration Organizers Plan for 4 Million on Mall
― I'M ACTUALLY FINE (I DIED), Tuesday, 18 November 2008 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
wow what a prick
i mean damn, you're from rockville, worked at saint-ex and bar pilar and are trying to be punker than thou
― mookieproof, Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
He had a few self-deprecating comments early in the piece though. But he also got his Marvin Gaye facts wrong (aserting that Marvin lived nearly his whole life in D.C.)--Marvin lived in Detroit and L.A. a bunch (in addition to that 1 year in Belgium that Paul mocked in relation to the Marvin club)
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:44 (1 month ago) Permalink
Thanks a lot Mr. Amazon:
Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday.
The departure of Weymouth, 48, ends eight decades of Graham family leadership of The Post, which her great-grandfather bought in 1933. Bezos, who acquired The Post for $250 million in a sale announced in August 2013, initially kept the senior leadership team intact. He told Weymouth during a visit to Washington, on Aug. 18, that he had selected a new publisher, according to people familiar with the decision. She will remain on the company payroll as an adviser through the end of the year.
Ryan, 59, an attorney, spent years rising in the Reagan administration, eventually becoming a top presidential aide and key leader in the construction of his presidential library and numerous other initiatives after Reagan left office in 1989.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:37 PM (4
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 16:28 (1 month ago) Permalink
Saw American Cool exhibit at National Portrait Gallery...Uneven & gimmicky but I kinda enjoyed it anyway
Fridays this month (I've only seen Tommy)
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:20 (1 month ago) Permalink
oh is american cool still happening
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:35 (1 month ago) Permalink
i kinda wanna get down to that
through this weekend. Closes on Sunday I think. 11:30 to 7 through Sunday
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
Former VA guv McDonnell and wife found guilty!
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 19:25 (1 month ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:14 (1 month ago) Permalink
too easy (and a tad simplistic) but hey what do I know
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 September 2014 22:55 (1 month ago) Permalink
Oh Kennedy Center...
In recent years, the Honors were dogged by controversy amid charges that they consistently overlooked Latin artists. The selection process was revised, and soprano Martina Arroyo and rock guitarist Carlos Santana were among the 2013 recipients. No Hispanics were named this year. Felix R. Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, was in the middle of the campaign for changes after a heated 2012 phone call with Michael Kaiser, then the Kennedy Center president. (Kaiser stepped down at the end of last month. President Deborah F. Rutter is in her first week on the job.) On Thursday morning, Sanchez reacted negatively to this year’s slate. “I think that it’s incomprehensible that after the discussions we had in 2012 and the changes that were supposed to be in place in 2013 that we have the same result in 2014,” Sanchez said. “It shatters the trust in the promises that were made and in the structural changes that were supposed to prevent this kind of outcome.” Asked if Latino artists should expect to be named every year, Sanchez said, “There is a threedecade backlog of not acknowledging Latino artists.” He said he will press for a meeting with the center’s Latino advisory committee “posthaste.” In a statement, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, “We were proud to Honor two Latinos last year and expect to honor more in the years to come.”
Al Green and 4 Anglos this year (Hollywood everyman Tom Hanks, singer and songwriter Sting, George Balanchine muse Patricia McBride and the singular Lily Tomlin.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 5 September 2014 15:01 (1 month ago) Permalink
Awesome. There's hope in 11 years. see below
combined sewer overflow, or CSO
New stormwater outfalls will be created on both the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. We will begin work on the Anacostia River first, because it is a slower-moving river, and pollution stays longer and does more damage in rivers with a slow current.
By the year 2025, we expect to reduce CSOs in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and Rock Creek by 96% overall. CSOs in the Anacostia will be reduced by 98%.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 September 2014 16:46 (1 month ago) Permalink
There's an Autumn fest at Eden Center this afternoon. Wife & I went there last night for the first time in awhile. Fests everywhere-Latino one on PA Ave tomorrow, H St NE one, Bluebird Blues fest....
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
hey lets do more dc faps
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:29 (1 month ago) Permalink
Hey yeah! Ummm I'm not exactly centrally located here in Cleveland Park but would love to have folks over so I can feed and drink u. Maybe I should just pick a Sat or Sun and be all "come on over anytime after 1:00 there will be food, drinks, football, and/or crafts* any time u like."
* uh I don't actually have a craft in mind, but I will create one if you like!
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 20 September 2014 20:25 (1 month ago) Permalink
Or I mean we could just go Old School DC FAP and meet at Big Hunt after 5 on Fridays.
and they'll even let me into the big hunt now!
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 21 September 2014 17:12 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
“Dear PoPville, Head’s up about a potentially dangerous runner in Dupont - Today (9/21) I was walking around 17 and S St. NW at 11 AM when I was assaulted by a jogger. A woman running quickly towards looked me in the face, said “head’s up”, then purposely body slammed me in the shoulder with a lot of force. I yelled loudly but she continued and was gone before we figured out what just happened. It was clearly intentional and she really hurt my shoulder. She was about 5’4″, Caucasian, athletic, mid-30s, with mid length brown hair. The whole experience was bizarre, but clearly an unprovoked assault on a stranger that she will probably repeat.”
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 23:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
I think she's still on the loose
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
sarles stepping down from metro, confetti cannons firing all over town
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
This September 27th Arabfest, From 10 am to 10 pm Come and enjoy a day of Arabic culture, food, games, rides and entertainment. Location Bull Run Regional Park 7700 Bull Run Drive.
I guess the more conservative politicians out that way don't know about this
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
He still loves Rasika. Sietsema's latest guide. Inn at Little Washington at 5.
But I also want to know where I can find a guide to Eden Center places, it's not from Sietsema, and Tyler Cowen who does cover such places is not always up to date.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 October 2014 17:14 (1 week ago) Permalink
it's kind of a disservice to Rasika for Tom to keep giving them four stars, it just means people will walk in there with the expectation it's a four star restaurant when in reality it's very good but far more casual and less ambitious than the other four star places in town.
― controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Thursday, 9 October 2014 21:41 (1 week ago) Permalink
I ate there recently (on wife's boss' dime), with the expectation that it would be super fancy, based on ratings like his, and was happy to be surprised. The food was killer. Someone else pls buy me dinner there ok?
― tobo73, Friday, 10 October 2014 04:58 (1 week ago) Permalink
less ambitious than the other four star places in town
I guess I need to splurge sometime on some of these places, but I can't convince my cheapskate self to go down to the Inn at Little Washington and spenda those big bucks no matter how great that description reads.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 15:50 (1 week ago) Permalink
As for casual Vietnamese dining that I might find ambitious enough or just tasty enough at Eden Center (I went by a Yelp & Tyler Cowen recommendation last time I was there) I found these links from the past, but have not studied them yet :
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 15:53 (1 week ago) Permalink
some items from this:
11 restaurants that opened (or reopened) within the last 12 months made the list: Fiola Mare, Iron Gate, Rose's Luxury, Boss Shepherd's, Partisan, Rural Society, Soi 38, Water & Wall, DCity Smokehouse and Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.
$9 The average price of a sandwich at DCity Smokehouse, the cheapest eatery on this year's list. 4 restaurants -- Rose's Luxury, Little Serow, DCity Smokehouse and Thai Square -- do not take reservations.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 October 2014 16:22 (1 week ago) Permalink
More links re Eden Center. Have not been back lately (but ha, finally went to Rose's Luxury for its hybrid contemp American takes on ethnic dishes)
Washingtonian's Kliman (he was once at CP way back when)--If I’m in the Eden Center and jonesing for pho, I’m going to Huong Viet and, if it’s too crowded there, then to Hai Duong.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:40 (6 days ago) Permalink
Kliman at Washingtonian's list. I wanna go to the Wheaton Thai one
I'm not going to rank them, because that'd take a lot more time than I have, but this is what the list would look like right now (in no particular order):
Komi. Mintwood Place. Central Michel Richard. Rose's Luxury. The Red Hen. Vin 909 Winecafé. Fiola Mare. Thai Taste by Kob. Ananda. Sushi Capitol.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 15:47 (3 days ago) Permalink
http://decadeofdocsinourcity.com/flix-tix/4585650130 Little publicized DC Movie doc fest this weekend is showing Disco Dan (again); one on Ballou High's funky marching band; and one (short one?) on U Street's old days as Black Broadway; plus more -- mostly at that Navy Theatre on PA Ave NW
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 15:51 (3 days ago) Permalink
That apartment (condo?) with movie theatres(they say) building going up next to the 930 Club is huge.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 16:08 (3 days ago) Permalink
x-post to Kliman list
3 md restaurants and a few more Virginia ones...
― curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 18:28 (3 days ago) Permalink
I don't understand why Kliman would write a response like that - he already publishes his own annual list of the top 100 at Washingtonian. Say it there!
― controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Friday, 17 October 2014 20:11 (3 days ago) Permalink