Archive for February, 2013

The Needle: For the Ducks

Quack Quack: Somebody helped some ducks cross Pennsylvania Avenue. +3
Re-Union Station: The construction in front of Union Station is almost finished. +4

Photo: Gruesome Deer Wandering Around Montgomery County

While the proposed deer culling in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park has been hung up by a lawsuit, Montgomery County started its own culling program in Rock Creek Stream Valley Park last month. But according to one animal rights group, not all the deer that get shot in Montgomery County die.
According to animal rights group In [...]

Express Haiku: Mars Attacks!

Which are sketchier:
Five-year sex trips to Mars, or
Erotic orchids?

NoVa Gallon-Smashers “Kind of” Sorry for Prank

Fresh off terrorizing Vienna, Va., with their "gallon-smashing" ways, Omar, Zayd and Faysal Khatib are repentant...sort of.
In an appearance on TV show RightThisMinute, the three pranksters were asked whether they felt bad about flopping all over local grocery stores. “We kind of do, now," said Omar. "But I mean, it was just an innocent prank."

Day-Drink Believer: Where to Drown Your Sequester Sorrows

Most of the time, day-drinking in Washington is about fun: brunch, tailgating, Saturday. By getting boozy before sundown, you’ve taken a holiday from the responsibilities of the daytime. But with the sequester set to go into effect at the end of the week—barring some miraculous congressional intervention—federal employees will soon have a new, less happy [...]

District Line Daily: Spa Overload

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In this week's Washington City Paper, available now wherever fine alternative weeklies are given away: Sadie [...]

The Needle: Lowlight Reel

The Best of the Worst: A Sterling, Va., high school student may have put the best spin on a mediocre football career. +1
For the Dogs: Georgetown's 9-year-old bulldog mascot Jack will be celebrated at his last home game on March 9 against rivals Syracuse.  Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh tells City Desk that, after retiring later [...]

Country Run By Weird, Horny Men

Shows like House of Cards may make the life of a woman reporter in Washington look exciting. But according to Marin Cogan, writing in The New Republic today, in reality, being a woman reporter in Washington exposes you to weird sexual advances from creepy D.C. bigshots who seem to think the sex-for-scoops arrangements on the show [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

800 Block of F Street NW, February 22
Page three photos from past weeks are in this gallery.


Express Haiku: The Sequester!

Barack Obama:
Austerity zombie?
Who did this: Tina Brown?
Write your own haiku in the comments!

Real Estate Preposterousness Spiral Continues

Forget the AVA Twitter wall! So long, Louis' bulldogs-in-tutus aesthetic! That's because we have a new winner for craziest Washington development gimmick, and it is Fahrenheit.
Fahrenheit, a 31-condo development at 3930 Georgia Ave. NW, is presumably so named because it's hot. Hot as a unit of temperature! In emphatic italics, Fahrenheit's website urges (warns?) visitors [...]

Washingtonians Are Lying Catfish

Last month, several Pigskins players fell victim to a woman lying about herself online. But they're not the only Washingtonians who've been catfished, according to a study by dating site What's Your Price.
Men in D.C. lie more on their online dating profiles than men in any other U.S. city, according to the pseudo-escort site, which [...]

LivingSocial Canceled Employees’ 2012 Bonuses

Wherever that $110 million in funding that Washington daily deals giant LivingSocial scored last week is going, it won't be towards bonuses. The Washington Business Journal reports that the company canceled bonuses for all employees on Feb. 19, a day before announcing the new funding.
The bonuses were canceled because the company missed its 2012 financial [...]

NoVa Terrorized by “Gallon-Smashing” Teens

If you enjoyed tracking the "Harlem Shake" meme, but worried it didn't have enough potential to provoke personal injury lawsuits, well, you're in luck:  Now comes "gallon-smashing," as practiced by three Vienna, Va., teens.
The rules of gallon-smashing are simple: Go to a grocery store, get one or ideally two gallon bottles of milk or juice, then [...]

District Line Daily: Banned in D.C. No More

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Inauguration tree climber Rives Grogan is no longer banned in D.C., with the exception of certain [...]