Author: urb

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in DC: a metro holiday

I really enjoyed this cover from last Friday’s Express. I’m used to seeing “yesterday’s news” printed in the free daily, but this story was dead on target for the impending weekend track work. There were still plenty of papers in...

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video: RTFM 2.0

I suppose it’s about time that the simple–yet timeless–phrase RTFM got a much-needed upgrade. I saw the tweet below shared by a friend, I checked it out and it’s brilliant. The xda-developers internet forum/community has come up with a very...

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culture: Towel Day

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honor.

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in DC: 44 MILL-ion dollars!!

Spotted these guys at Gallery Place/Chinatown metro on our way to Lucky Strike on Friday handing out check-styled flyers for the upcoming movie Too Big to Fail.

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The English Garden

While I love the start of Farmers Market season in DC for access to great fresh goods, I admit that one of the first things I make a beeline for is strawberries. Whether I just eat them straight, make ice...

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in the news: coming out…

Sunday was a good day for the New York Times and coming out stories. Both Don Lemon, anchor for CNN and Rick Welts, the president of the Phoenix Suns NBA team are now openly gay. Still, I don’t know if I’d use the phrase “out, loud and proud” for these guys.

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video: …what’s this ad for?

You’ve got to wonder if someone pitched this ad just to see if they could get away with it. Or this was the ad they wanted the client to turn down to make their other ad look better and it backfired–you designers know what I’m talking about.

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in DC: kicked to the curb?

Not sure what’s going on here. Came across this scene on my way home from work. It’s either an eviction or a move gone very wrong! From the concerned people standing around, it’s seeming like the former…

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Starbucks Frappucino Happy Hour

Starting today through May 15, if you hit Starbucks during “happy hour” between the hours and 3-5pm, you can get yourself a Frappuccino® for half off…