Tagged: culture

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etiquette: XYZ?

So I’m riding the train to work last Wednesday and this happens… Informed fellow commuter his fly was undone. Does that count as my good deed for the day? #fb — urban bohemian (@urbanbohemian) April 25, 2012 The man was–more...

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video: The King of Legoland

Seen at Colossal: If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I was an avid Transformers collector, so saw a lot...

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tragic: the blathering

I suppose it should be a given that any article starting out, “This story sounds mean.” is probably going to be mean and make someone look bad. Unfortunately a recent article on Gizmodo, “the Gadget Guide” makes its author look like a “mean girl”.

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5.1: DC State Fair

DC State Fair Tent, by flickr user Mr. T in DC. When I was growing up in Georgia, we’d visit1 my grandmother in the Summer and one thing we’d always look forward to in the later Summer months was the...

Ghost Bike, taken by flickr user M.V. Jantzen 1

5.1: Struck in DC

In the time I’ve lived here, I have seen DC become more populated by cars while at the same time appearing to become a less car-friendly city. I don’t mean that the city’s government and infrastructure is hostile to vehicle owners and drivers, simply that the city seems to already have reached its critical mass in terms of being able to accommodate as many drivers as we have.

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IRL: Superheroes

Throughout the land, real life superheroes exist amongst us. They are ordinary people who don capes, masks and alter egos to bravely battle crime, apathy and homelessness, in order to right the wrongs of society.

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video: move, eat, learn

An amazing trilogy of short films commissioned by STA Australia which sent Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees around the world to capture an incredible experience shown to us moments at a time.

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5.1: FixWMATA

If you live or work in the DC area, chances are you’ve used Metro–bus or rail–to get where you’re going in the city. I’ve lived in the area for nearly 15 years now and there was only a 3-month period...

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video: 7-Eleven LARP

There’s a bit of a paradox in The Swanktuary. We love Mad Men but don’t really watch that many ads, unless it’s by accident. The time we see the most commercials is when watching a new show live–which is very...

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free: 7-Eleven Slurpee on 7/11

I’ve always said that with all the Scavenger Hunts that take place in DC, the highest scoring item should be finding a 7-Eleven with a Slurpee machine that has all flavors functioning properly–at the same time. Fat chance of that,...

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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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video: Doctor Who 1963-2010

A video montage of the entire history of Doctor Who from Nov 23, 1963 to Dec 25, 2010, plus a chart of The Doctor and River Song’s romance. Some thoughts on the series, and the withdrawal of waiting a WHOLE week between new episodes…

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tv: Double Dukes!

If you follow me on twitter or Facebook, it’s no secret that I love the show Archer. I’ve been called an Archer Evangelist at times and I don’t deny it. It is likely the best not-for-kids animated shows on television right now. Archer is James Bond meets The Office while taking place on the set of Mad Men for some reason…