Category: blog

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in DC: Run Run Run!

Running for a train, I can understand completely… but running OFF of a train and potentially knocking down other commuters in the process? S’wrong with you?

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video: um, what’s that number?

It’s inescapable and undeniable, this whole Call Me Maybe song thing. I avoided hearing it for the longest time, and when I finally did, I thought “This is some perfectly crafted pop, right here. Well done.” Little did I know...

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40: different animals…

It’s never easy to look back at a relationship that recently ended. We cared for each other very much, but in the end we both wanted different things.

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40: the big (?) four-oh…

As I just received what is likely my last birthday gift this past weekend, I suppose I can safely say that birthday time has now ended. Especially as all of my grandparents have passed, so there won’t be any strangely...

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ads: Expedia Find Yours

From Expedia’s “Find Yours” campaign comes this tale of Artie Goldstein traveling across the country to attend his daughter’s wedding. You may want to have a tissue or handkerchief handy: You have to make a decision: are you gonna have...

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music: Elysium

It’s been three years since Pet Shop Boys brought us something new and the forthcoming album “Elysium” is proving to be well worth the wait.

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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? —...