Posts Tagged ‘Morning roundup’

Our Morning Roundup: You Don’t Have to Sell Hot Dogs Edition

Good morning, Washington. Looks like there'll be no rest for the sweaty today, with forecasters saying this could be the hottest day of the year thus far and predicting temperatures in the triple digit range. The recent heat hasn't been kind to local train systems, which have been experiencing a number of heat-related delays.
The D.C. [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Ball of Fire Edition

Good Morning, Washington. Stay out of the heat today and off I-270. Three southbound lanes have been reopened after downed power lines stopped traffic early this morning, but all northbound lanes still remain closed.
For all you cyclists in the District, that pesky bike lane in the center of Pennsylvania Avenue is finally open for your [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass of...marketing. In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Bros Icing Pols Edition

Good morning, Washington! Are you disappointed that there haven't been any D.C.-specific adaptations of the whole "bros icing bros" phenomenon? Well, We Love DC's David Stroup has you covered:

For more viral, malt-beverage-fueled hilarity, check out Alex Balk's "Bros Icing Bros And The Fate Of Humanity: A Look Back."
In more sober news, The Walk Disney Company will be [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Social Climbing Edition

Vanity Fair's new profile of Sally Quinn is out, and it's chock-full of less-than-flattering details about the "star journalist [and] superstar hostess." The piece has plenty of details about Quinn's fraught relationship with the Bradlee family and her infamous final "The Party" column,  but it's most notable for its digs at her much ballyhooed social [...]

D.C. Council Catches World Cup Fever (Sort of)

 
Emergency legislation passed by D.C. Council yesterday allowing D.C. bars to open as early as 7 a.m. during the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa would seem to suggest the presence of a few footy fans in the upper eschelons of city government, right?
Well, sort of. "Soccer has enormous interest everywhere, from what I [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Pocahontas in Chains Edition

Good morning, Washington! Today’s Wednesday, the second day of June, and the air still sucks. A Code Orange air quality alert has been issued, so don’t go outside today, folks. Stay in and enjoy the air conditioning.
Prosecutors are scrambling for an answer in the Robert Wone murder trial, now pointing their clumsy judicial finger at [...]

Morning Roundup: Crowded, Uncrashworthy Sweatbox Edition

Area Metro riders are predicatably less than thrilled at yesterday's passage of "the most expansive fare hike in the history of the transit agency," perhaps none more disgruntled than 30-year-old Michael Wasson of Cleveland Park, who told WaPo:
"My position would be, if we need to pay a little more, that's fine, but is this really paying for Metro to [...]

Morning Roundup: The Strangers With Candy Edition

Good morning, folks. In case you missed it, oil's still gushing into our ocean, and the trial of Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward, charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence in connection to the August 2006 murder of Robert Wone, continues today. Between knives, interrogation videos and a $1.2 million [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Metro Gladiators Edition

WTTG-TV brings us shocking–shocking!–video this morning of rowdy Metro riders engaged in fisticuffs and other horseplay. It's "an ongoing problem," according to the local Fox News affiliate. (Albeit a big boon to YouTube.)

Our Morning Roundup: Nude, Green Leaves and Bust Edition

The voluptuous vaporizer vixen tending bar at Big Joe Englert's Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street NE totally called it two weeks ago. Two ounces of marijuana per month? "That's simply not enough for some people," she said.
Turns out, D.C. Council agrees. Officially giving the green light to medical marijuana in District yesterday, the Council also added new language potentially doubling the [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Rock the Dread Edition

So maybe this isn't the year. What did you expect? A series sweep? Over the most storied franchise in pro hockey? Seasoned Caps fans should know better.
I remember my first hockey bloopers videotape. The hilarious compilation of goofy clips devoted an entire section to the ups and downs of the Washington Capitals.
Remember 1987? The Caps raced out to [...]

Nick Clegg! Nick Clegg! A Morning Roundup About NICK CLEGG!

Nick Clegg fever! CATCH IT! For those of you uninfected, he's like Obama—except British, white, atheist, and popular. You ask a man on the street (or "street," as it's called in Britain) what he thinks about Nick Clegg, and he'll say "FUCK YEAH!" or whatever British people say instead of that ("FUCK YES!"?). And then [...]

Morning Roundup: Had to Be There Edition

Andrew Beaujon, the managing editor of Washington City Paper, sat at a computer in his Warwick Village rental home on Wednesday night. He was reading about ducklings. Old-house dust, the result of a tussle that evening with some new kitchen cabinets in a 1940s rowhouse he is renovating nearby, ringed his cuticles.
"These 'Had to Be [...]

Morning Roundup: The ‘Happy Birthday, Hef’ Edition: PLUS: Friday Is Here!

Good morning, everyone. It's Friday!
First things first: Let's all wish a happy birthday to Hugh Hefner, who is turning 84!

From his bio on the Playboy Enterprises Web site: "Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926, the elder son of conservative Protestant parents, Glenn and Grace Hefner, and a direct descendant of distinguished Massachusetts [...]

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