Author: urb

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photo: Win-CAR-dium Leviosa?

Spotted this past Sunday while taking my morning walk. Harry Potter fans everywhere… Maybe the license is part of a spell that makes the car go faster.. or even fly? “Wingardium Leviosa!” he shouted, waving his long arms like a...

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street art: Go Go Yubari by JPS

Some really impressive street art by JPS in the UK. I’m really impressed by the use of the chain, and the artist’s inspiration to make the piece “mixed media”. You don’t often see that with street art and graffiti. I...

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photos: Kogan Plaza at GWU

Letting the wind (after the wind actually showed up) carry us where it may, we ended up walking from Farragut Square over to the Albert Einstein Memorial by way of Foggy Bottom/GWU and stopped off for some photos in Kogan...

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comment: the value of fascination

If I’m ever going to wade into the comment section and respond to a potentially ill-informed or inflammatory comment, I hope I have the class and patience of Robert McNees. I can't not respond to this kind of comment. http://t.co/Ft4t0Dztzl...

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game shows: Liar’s Club

The subject of game shows came up the other day at work and lemme tell you… I loved (past tense) game shows. They were one of the few things that got the entire family together to watch TV. Not the...

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video: sousaphones are free speech too!

Saw this video making the rounds, and it’s a brilliant way to non-violently express your feelings while others are expressing theirs. Diana Martin posted a video of a sousaphone player providing musical accompaniment to a group of KKK members on...

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ads: stock up!

I get way more e-mail than I need. This is likely a very common modern lament, but I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe from them all. It feels really weird when I don’t get any e-mails for a while. I...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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photos: Hey… I shot that!

Work has been kinda busy lately, so I’ve fallen behind on my “3 days a week” writing self-assignment. But to be honest, I was never very good with homework, including that which I assign myself. Leading up to the weekend,...

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day off: ain’t doin’ nuthin

Just three days after the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s actual day off, I had my own day off from work. I may have tied it to National Cancer Survivors Day, but it was really just a matter of having...