Archive for June, 2012

Photos: Mucca Pazza @ 9:30 Club

6/15. See the Slideshow here.

District Line Daily: Waiting for the Supreme Court

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Neighborhood News Roundup: Poop and Alcohol Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Eight Years and Counting: In a message titled "Poop & alcohol," a member of the New Hill East email list attaches a photo and writes, "This brown area is a huge defecation by the drinkers who also left behind [...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things (About D.C.’s New Anti-Bully Law)

Mayor Vincent Gray signed an anti-bullying measure into law today, making the District the 18th jurisdiction in the nation to make being mean to other kids a crime. Supporters hailed the law as a great move for the city’s kids, so we figured asking the kids what they actually thought about bullying might be a good idea.
Jason Cedillos, 13, [...]

The Needle: That’s a Registered Under Armour Trademark, Bro

Meme Turns Mercenary: Nationals outfielder and phrase-meister Bryce Harper is about to cash in on "That's a clown question, bro."  Harper or someone representing him has applied for a trademark of the phrase, which will be printed on Under Armour shirts. -1
Barge and No Longer in Charge: The Georgetown, a 30-year-old barge that has plied [...]

Titan of Trinidad—Revealed?

Suffering "what the Helen of Troy is this?" fatigue?
New blog Titan of Trinidad bears a significant resemblance to Dan Silverman's online hamlet, Prince of Petworth. It's not just that "Best Spot for an Afternoon Half-pint or 40" directly echoes "Best Spot for a Morning Coffee or Mojito"; Titan of Trinidad's gee-whiz tone could've only come [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

1700 Block of Columbia Road NW, June 15
Page three photos are also in this big picture gallery.

Report: Post Managing Editor Liz Spayd Takes Buyout

What's making the Post's managing editors so eager to get out? Less than five months after Raju Narisetti left the Post for the Wall Street Journal and was replaced by John Temple, the paper's other managing editor, Liz Spayd, has taken a buyout, Politico reports.
Spayd, who was named to the position in 2009, wouldn't confirm [...]

Georgetown Dish Writer: Sally Quinn Doesn’t Delight My Veblen!

By now, there's surely no more need to deconstruct Sally Quinn's article about how D.C. parties have become terrible. But it's hard to ignore a post yesterday on Georgetown Dish that comes to Quinn's defense. In his windy way, David A. Rothman manages to encapsulate Georgetown's "Let's put on a show...and save the world!" ethos.
The first [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Extreme Heat Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Opossumtunity: Unwanted animal: A “smelly dead possum” was dumped on Colorado Avenue, one member posted on the Crestwood email list. “The smell is horrendous and we can’t even sit out on our porch because of the smell,” she wrote. “I think it [...]

The Needle: RIP, Vegas on the Potomac

Pauly-Morphously Perverse: When will Pauly Shore leave D.C. in peace? Still in town to film his Showtime show Pauly-Tics, Shore is inviting Washingtonians who look like Saddam Hussein, Sarah Palin, or Barack Obama to dance to LMFAO with him at the 9:30 Club. -4 (-5 for crushing ennui, +1 because the LMFAO guys are uncle and [...]

Heat, Rush Plus Drive Customers to Uber

Rush Plus confusion at Metro is good business for Uber, according to the Taxicab Commission-taunting luxury cab service. Since Tuesday, the company has offered $5 off rides during Rush Plus hours. The deal ends today.
Refresher on Uber's business model for those who missed the Taxicab Commission's sting in January: Uber passengers order a cab through [...]

Cabbies Crabby Over End of Gas Surcharge

The D.C. Taxicab Commission's $1 fuel surcharge on cab rides expired Wednesday. While customers may welcome the lower fare charge, District taxi drivers aren’t pleased.
“There is no fair rationale behind that,” Yellow Cab Company driver John Mills says. “They shouldn’t be able to just stick their finger up in the air and say the surcharge [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Stolen Armful of Hydrangeas Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Daisy Chain Gang: As if a probe by the New York Times wasn't enough, the Cleveland Park/Chevy Chase/pan-Upper Northwest flower thief's shenanigans continue to blow up conversation on neighborhood email lists. This, yesterday, from the Glover Park Community Gardens [...]

The Needle: Takoma Park Goes Nuclear

Hot Hot Heat: It doesn't just feel like it—D.C. is the hottest place on the East Coast. Metro has waived the prohibition on drinking water on the trains, and a heat advisory is in place until tomorrow night. -8