Archive for August, 2012

The Needle: Cooley Put on Ice

Don't Leave Us, Cooley: Nine-year Redskins player Chris Cooley, who was into inadvertently public dick pics way before Brett Favre, was released by the team today. According to coach Mike Shanahan, Cooley wants to find a team where he can be in the starting lineup. -3
Mexican Meshugas: The menu at Chef Mike Isabella's Bandolero is [...]

The Official Republican Line on D.C.

Last week, you read about the Republican Party platform committee and its extensive efforts to ensure that the District maintains its colonial status vis-a-vis the federal government. But now, with the GOP convention in full swing in Tampa, Fla., you can actually read what the platform itself says about our city. Here's every line in [...]

Photo: Bus Stop

7th Street NW, August 24

Washington Examiner Can’t Keep Its Chavouses Straight

Former Ward 7 Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous (above, left) and son Kevin B. Chavous (above, right) have never achieved the dynastic success of Washington's Harry Thomases or Marshall and Kwame Brown. If that weren't embarrassing enough, though, as of today's Washington Examiner, they've become indistinguishable from one another.
The Examiner's Jonetta Rose Barras wrote her column [...]

Should Homicide Watch Sweeten Its Kickstarter Drive?

With Homicide Watch's do-or-die Kickstarter bid less than halfway to its $40,000 goal with only 16 days remaining, it's time to ask: Do the lackluster donor rewards have something to do with it?
You might say that the "prizes" are beside the point when it comes to funding worthwhile murder coverage, but they're about the only [...]

Alleged Swagger-Jackers to Swagger-Jack Concept of Talking About Swagger-Jacking

Almost a month after Root DC contributor Stephen A. Crockett accused U Street area restaurants like Busboys & Poets of "swagger-jacking" black culture, the V Street NW restaurant is holding a panel on the concept of swagger-jacking this Sunday at 5 p.m.
U Street restaurants like Busboys & Poets and The Brixton are swagger-jacking, Crockett argued [...]

Today’s Panda Ultrasound: The Tick Tock

Have the National Zoo's hapless pandas finally—with massive scientific intervention—made another baby panda? After an ultrasound this morning, the answer is still maybe. Or maybe not!
"There is definite uterine enlargement as we would expect to see with pregnancy" tweets the National Zoo, "or pseudo pregnancy."
Drat! But just telling you that Mei Xiang could still be [...]

District Line Daily: Toxic Garbage

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Too close to Labor Day weekend to think about anything but news:

Phil [...]

The Needle: Michael Brown’s Mansion

Brown Around Town: Councilmember Michael Brown's house is for sale, City Paper's Alan Suderman discovers, but it'll cost you a cool $1.73 million if you want to work out in Brown's personal gym or frolic on his enormous lawn. Curbed points out that the price just dropped, though, so prospective buyers should stay tuned. +3
Loan [...]

We Love D.C. Expanding to Boston

D.C.'s homegrown media brands are creeping northward. Brightest Young Things is expanding to New York, and now, City Desk learns, current and former writers at We Love D.C. are launching the Boston-centric We Love Beantown next week.
We Love Beantown is the brainchild of ex-We Love D.C. writers and current Boston residents Dave Levy and Dan [...]

Photo: Running Man

Gallery Place, August 24

Go Topless Day Brings Topless Women, Possible Furry to the White House

Good news for people who love alien news! The Raëlians, who believe that human beings were created by extraterrestrial scientists, drew about a dozen women to their topless protest Sunday in front of the White House, as well as:

A guy in a scarlet bra.
A person in a skunk fursuit, a la Furries.
Some seriously sweaty-palmed [...]

GW Unveils Cyborg George Washington Logo

Who told George Washington about Photobooth filters? At right is George Washington University's new logo, unveiled yesterday at an event that featured food trucks and a screening of The Avengers (and took place two days after the logo leaked online). Despite all that, The GW Hatchet reports that students aren't thrilled:
At about 8 p.m., three [...]

District Line Daily: “All Could Be Lost”

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It's Monday, but so close to Labor Day weekend. To the news:

A [...]

Neighborhood News Roundup: Ornamental Tree Pruning Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Of Cats and Men: On the LeDroit Park email list, a member writes, "Does your cat fly into murderous rages when mice are present? Is it sweetie-pie safe around small children, but a mighty killer of mice?" She continues, [...]