Posts Tagged ‘Our 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: Virginia Back In The Black Edition

Good morning, everyone. Today’s somehow supposed to be a lovely Tuesday with intermittent possibilities of rain. Doesn’t make much sense to me. I went out and bought the Facebook Effect last night–haven’t been this excited about a read since Harry Potter. This morning's photo is in honor of Twitter–the sperm whale was failing all last [...]

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 [...]

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: Auctions a Go-Go

And we thought it was interesting that the auctions for our newspaper chain and Mother Harriette's house in the Virgin Islands were announced the same week. Now it turns out the Watergate is on the block. Another coinkidink: The famous hotel is $40 million in the hole, which is roughly the same as Creative Loafing's debt after it [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Did Metro Know It Had a Circuit Problem Before the Crash? Edition

Wake up, Metro. It's morning time! Also: Two of your employees are telling WJLA-TV that they not only knew about the circuit problem that likely caused the June 22 crash five days before it happened, but that they reported the problem to their supervisors. This seemingly contradicts GM John Catoe's statement yesterday, in which he [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Who’s Kris Allen, Again? Edition

An American Idol upset last night. Don't care. Don't watch it. But today the Washington Blade is saying it was "smear the queer" time in America. Just like when Brokeback lost! Scandal! Sniff!
My idol? Michael Volpe, the 25-year-old guy standing in front of Metro stations with a bright orange sign advertising himself as an entry [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Caps on a Hot Streak Edition

In what the Post this morning says "will likely go down as one of the best playoff games in Capitals franchise history," D.C.'s scrappy hockey team went up 2 games to none in their playoff series against Pittsburgh. That means they've won their last five playoff games, their longest post-season streak to date. It took the Verizon Center staff three minutes to [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Maryland’s Flinty When It Comes to Swine Flu Edition

Is the panic subisiding? Not a chance, but two of the six potential H1N1 infectees in Maryland are schoolchildren (one at Folger-McKenzie Elementary in Ann Arundel County and a teenager at Milfred Mill Academy in Baltimore County) and schools are open today. A lot of parents, of course, watch the TV, where things have been getting [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Torture, Guns, and Susan Boyle

*The Post leads with a piece on how the Bush administration had already prepped their ghastly, torture-like tactics "long before they were granted legal approval to use such methods," ignoring the advice of an Army lieutenant colonel who pointed out that a strong-arm approach "usually decreases the reliability of the information because the person will [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Join the Navy Edition

Who needs a reality show when actual news is good enough? Applications to the U.S. Naval Academy are up 50 percent. The academy credits its two-year outreach campaign to minorities and the Post considers if it might be the lure of a free education in lean times. But we're going to jump to conclusions. It's [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Life Imitating Art Edition

* Morning, all. You've heard by now the sad fact: Natasha Richardson, versatile actress, mother of two boys, wife and daughter of famous people, died at 45 in a rather freakish accident on a bunny slope. Several of us in the office have bonded over loving Love Actually, in which Liam Neeson plays an alarmingly [...]

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