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The Needle: $10,000 Pigskins Mug Edition

Today's Needle Rating: 30

Sting Awakening: Former at-large Councilmember Michael Brown just pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery, and has agreed to serve up to three years and one month in prison. Of the $55,000 Brown accepted from undercover FBI agents, $15,000 was delivered in a duffel bag containing Washington Nationals shirts and a baseball cap, while another $10,000 was inside a Washington Pigskins mug. Brown's lawyer Brian Heberlig put this ominous-sounding spin on the day: "This will not be the final chapter for Michael Brown." +3

Twister in the Sun: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning watch until 10 p.m. for the Washington area. For weather porn, see these Twitter pics of some vicious-looking funnel clouds (h/t Capital Weather Gang). Someone do the right thing to these photos and Photoshop in ice cream cone guy-1

Ramen Intrigue: The chef of ramen spot Taan tweeted from the Adams Morgan restaurant's account that it had closed and he'd been fired—which is exactly half true. While chef Jonathan Bisagni is out of a job, Taan will be open tomorrow with a new cook in the kitchen, according to owner Ahmed Ouihman. +/-0

Don't Be a Jerk: According to one D.C. Redditor, a man was allegedly caught masturbating while riding Megabus from D.C. to New York City, DCist reports. Don't worry, Manhattanites: Police pulled over the bus after other passengers complained, and the man was arrested outside the Lincoln Tunnel . +1

Friday's Needle rating: 30 Today's score: +3  Today's Needle rating: 33

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  • http://distcurm.blogspot.com/ IMGoph

    Tornado WATCH, not warning.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com Jonathan L. Fischer

    Oops. Thanks Goph.

  • noodlez

    NATS GEAR AND A SKINS MUG INVOLVED IN THE CHICANERY?
    I THOUGHT MACHEN'S RIGHT HAND MAN IS FROM DC? HOW CAN HE ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN? IS HE NOT A SKINS FAN?

    IS SEWERMAN BEHIND THIS????
    WE NEED A WITCH DOCTOR AND/OR SILLYMON BROWN TO BREAK THE CURSE PLACED ON MY SQUADS!

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