Brad Pitt Has Your Secret Shit: Rolling DC

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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


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!

quincie, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^^^what happens when you meet without preconditions

mookieproof, Monday, 29 September 2008 23:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

"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.

fuck youuuuuuuu

I DIED, Thursday, 23 October 2008 13:52 (6 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

oh shit


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 & Poets
Mon, November 17
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

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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

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 (1 month 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

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 (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

x-post to Kliman list

3 md restaurants and a few more Virginia ones...

curmudgeon, Friday, 17 October 2014 18:28 (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Mocking that latest NY Times piece on DC restaurants. That latest Times article has me just wanting to avoid all DC restaurants; and to instead just eat at cheap ethnic joints in the burbs (even if they haven't "taken it to the next level" as suggested in that NY Times article)

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

~haters gonna hate just because I was quoted~

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hating cuz of the way that article was phrased and the other quotes, not you

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

I am seeing critiques of that article everywhere, and most of those folks don't know you.

You're a star, congrats.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

So which pickle from Gordy's do you like best? Or are you recommending them for other stuff?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

I like their thai basil jalapenos and their giardiniera best

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

iirc their giardiniera is $12 a jar so if anyone wants to get me some please go right ahead because it is delicious

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

guys i still live here

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

Will you buy us all pickles?

Jar of Thai basil ones are listed for $10 on Gordy's website.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

pickles rule

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

currently slightly addicted to the hot okra pickles they sell at Harris Teeter (and Streets - Streets kind of rules, guys, they have unique splits AND uncle jerry's)
and always Bubbies and/or Ba-Tampte as needed from Yes! or Rodman's
Gordy's prices are demented

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh and one time at HT they had jars of pickled habaneros, I bought one a while back, sat in the fridge until a couple weekends ago when I finally ate one and man what a feeling

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah I like the thai basil japapenos from gordy's because a little goes a looong way

controversial but fabulous (I DIED), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

how come you can't go to a bar and get a plate of pretzels, pickles and salted radish slices. that should be a thing you can order. fuck a charcuterie tray, you know?

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

Tombot I have tons of fresh habeneros let's make pickles

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

I don't even know how to make pickles but slow cooker chili is go

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah I need to learn your secrets. BTW you can get pickles and pretzels at Clyde's, maybe even radishes in season.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'm just saying salted sliced radishes and pickled vegetables need to be a regular bar food thing. And extra dark pretzels.

BRAAAAAAMETHEUS (El Tomboto), Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

me and the wife sitting on the sofa with macbook airs in our laps watching homeland on the DVR
this some Washington DC New Yorker cartoon bullshit right here

BRAAAAAAMETHEUS (El Tomboto), Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

anyone familiar with Jody Mack and her experimental film/performance artist homage to old college dorm posters like Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, Nov. 2
Let Your Light Shine at National Gallery of Art (

Initially, she planned to shoot some sort of documentary, but the musical stop-motion show she wound up creating is harder to classify. Titled “Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project” — and featuring Ms. Mack’s mother, Sharon Marney — it’s a kinetic, handmade cornucopia of movie and music stars’ imagery and shots of the poster-filled warehouse. The infectiously obsessive 40-odd minutes are timed to the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

At screenings, Ms. Mack supplies live vocals, accompanied by a soundtrack composed by nine people. Singing over instrumental renditions of the classic album, she enunciates wittily precise lyrics in playful harmonies: “Sometimes there isn’t much to do/about depreciating revenue.”

The experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack grew up around the family business of posters and merch. From a Florida warehouse her parents supplied music retailers and others with the cultural wallpaper that decorated countless bedrooms in the 1990s — from the bands and celebrities du jour to the dorm-room patron saints Belushi, Marley and Guevara.

With the rise of the Internet came a downturn in sales, leaving thousands of Leonardo DiCaprios and Winona Ryders to languish in the cubbyholes of the warehouse. Ms. Mack’s mother, who by then ran the company on her own, talked about closing up shop. But the bust in sales was a bonanza for Ms. Mack, an animator for whom paper materials are both a favored medium and a ripe subject for cultural history.

“There were so many things in there that were available in multiples, so I thought it would be very interesting to go down and shoot and make animations of all of it,” Ms. Mack, 31, recalled by phone while on a trip to Ukraine. “The stuff that I had to work with was the stuff that was left behind, the stuff that didn’t sell out.”

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 October 2014 18:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

more movies

curmudgeon, Friday, 24 October 2014 21:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

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