Category: blog

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in DC: It is dark.

Good morning and Happy Hump Day to all! The boy and I are used to leaving the house early enough that we beat the sunrise, and even though we’re used to going to work in the dark, this isn’t exactly what I planned on.

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comics/race: Daredevil Annual 2012

This is pw(m)c1 from the Marvel’s latest Daredevil Annual, a story featuring the title character with appearances by ClanDestine. I don’t normally read Daredevil. I think the character is cool, but the mostly “street-level hero” background doesn’t always appeal to...

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tv: Archer’s Burgers?

Fans of Archer, Bob’s Burgers or just H. Jon Benjamin will be very pleased. As an Archer fan I’m really looking forward to this. The team behind Archer has produced a crossover episode–airing in Archer’s next season–in which Benjamin will...

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ads: Disney Mobile Magic

While I’m more #TeamMaleficent than #TeamGrimhilde1 this ad for the Verizon Disney Mobile Magic app gave me a smile this morning. It isn’t just the modern “Find me Snow White!” angle, but the father portraying the typical mobile device geek...

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in DC: AIDS Quilt @ NBM

In case you missed seeing it at the recent Smithsonian Folklife Festival because you were wisely staying inside and out of the heat1, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the National Building Museum later this month. In...

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news: message from The Doctor?

I’m not normally inclined to read the Washington Times’ sports page–or any sports page, for that matter. But while riding into work on the this morning, I glanced across the aisle and noticed a fellow commuter’s newspaper. To anyone else,...

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photo: prophet of the long road

Wednesday night is our standing “ürb is tired of cooking, so we’re going out to eat” night, and often we can rope a friend or two into joining us. We were lucky enough to have some amazingly non-humid weather, so...

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news: Singer wins ‘American Idol’

I neither subscribe to Yahoo! updates nor do I follow American Idol, so I was a little dubious when I saw this tweet and others: Yahoo! says “Singer wins American Idol” …….I don’t watch, but aren’t they usually singers? —...

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quotes: Honey, you need to eat!

Miranda Lambert. “Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that.”

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accessories: “Man Candles”

I love my Yankee Candles, but this latest limited-time collection from them is causing more than a few eyerolls around the web. At first I thought they just released 4 new scents and that others were nicknaming them as such,...