Author Archive for Andrew Beaujon

Who’s Tough in Del Ray?

Tough. Del Ray. Not words you often hear together! However: Some in this suburban nabe are stone-cold killers!
Buzz Bakery (not really in Del Ray, but toughness laughs at boundaries). Has been open since 8 a.m.
FireFlies. Open, served lunch, will be serving till 11 tonight. FireFlies is SUPERTOUGH!
Let's Meat on the Avenue. No answer. Web [...]

Buy a Date With Orr Shtuhl, Help Haiti

Anyone hoping to purchase some one-on-one with Orr "The Beerspotter" Shtuhl will have to wait a week: Tonight's planned "Hotties for Haiti" date auction at Sova Espresso & Wine has been postponed till next Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 8:30 p.m., says organizer Helly Schtevie. A slate of what Shtuhl calls "F-list celebrities, and me, somehow"—Gavin [...]

Hardware Store Watch: Some Area Aces

Logan Hardware, 1416 P St. NW, (202) 265-8900
Are you open? "Right now. Not sure for how long. Another hour would be a good safe bet."
What snow stuff do you have in stock? "We just have salt. No shovels or anything."
5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th St. NW, (202) 682-4570
Are you open? "We are not, [...]

Hardware Store Watch: Glover Park Ace Hardware

Are you open? Yes, till 8 p.m.
What snow stuff do you still have in stock? Salt, ice scrapers, ice breakers–"Is that an Ice Bully?" "No, it's a garden tool."—firewood.
Any snow shovels? "Not at all."

A.U. Finds Irony in Snowstorm

I just got this song out of my head after joking about it last week to a coworker, but this is funny. Also Alanis Morissette-ironic: That was a nasty storm, but it was not a blizzard.
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Call for Snowy Found Art

So Found Art, this thing we run in the paper each week. People send in their artwork and we run it. Often it's fairly bizarre, and way too often it's a picture of the roof of a Metro station, but whatever, people seem to like this Found Art feature we run in the paper each [...]

The Best D.C. Snow Web Site Ever

Ladies and gentlemen, Now stop dreaming up Twitter tags and GET SOME DAMN WORK DONE.

Morning Roundup: One Less Panda Edition

Sometime around 8, Tai Shan entered a FedEx container and headed out to Dulles. I hope he took 123 to the Toll Road, rather than stay on 66, which is a killer! He will be flying back to China as part of a deal under which they sell us cheap power tools for the foreseeable [...]

PHOTOS: Honeybun Suicide Attempt

CP snack machine. Ten minutes ago. Do you blame this pastry for acting on its sadness?

Did the Post Back Away From an Unintentional Double-Entendre?

A reader who sent these two photos from two different Wednesday editions thinks so. I asked a Post spokesperson when these editions are published, but she tells me, "we don’t disclose that information." I'll bet the first lady wishes they disclosed even less!

PHOTO: Fox at Hains Point!

RED ALERT! Spotted by Darrow Montgomery at Hains Point yesterday! Vulpes vulpes at the District's extremis! That's right, I'm talking about foxes! Not the kind that make you look over your sunglasses like Baby Eddie Van Halen in the "Hot for Teacher" video (appendix 1, below), the kind that have bushy tails, used to get [...]

Morning Roundup: SOTU Edition

Obama called for comity! Alito mouthed "You are a liar!"* Around the one-hour mark, I started looking at snow shovels on! THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
During his speech, the president decried Washington's "perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other [...]

Was Gilbert Arenas Mike Wise’s Source for His Reporting on the Gun Incident?

There's nothing new about Tony Kornheiser hammering Mike Wise on his ESPN 980 radio show. Local browser histories groan under the weight of blog posts about their on-air jousts (e.g.: 1, 2, 3, 4), with the most recent chapters concerning Wise's coverage of Gilbert Arenas' fall.
At issue are two questions:
1) How good was Gilbert [...]

ATTENDED: George Michael’s Memorial Service

Mourning Roundup: George Michael, Not the Singer, Edition

Today Gilbert Arenas could prance through Chinatown wearing nothing but a bandolier and smile, and there would be no one to cover it. For today, every member of the District Sports Media Elite will be at the National Cathedral for the memorial service of George Michael, not the singer.
If you are from D.C. [...]