Tagged: Washington Post

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the stars are burning out

First Dave Chappelle and now Aaron McGruder. Universal Press Syndicate says he may not be returning to the daily Boondocks strip. The article seems to imply that he’s going more Hollywood than walking away from it completely, though. The cartoon’s...

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standard gratuity

Continuing the subject of what to tip your server for bad service comes this AP article seen in the Washington Post: Waiters’ Tip Fight Grows One former waiter, Yakup Ulutas, is proposing restaurants change the system. Ulutas, a 36 year-old...

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not how I’d like to start my morning

I’m hoping this isn’t some kind of omen for the day. While I was still dealing with my carefully crafted system of alarms and snoozes, I heard a lot of sirens going off outside — though I thought they were...

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just followin’ my lead

Well the Express came to the same conclusion I did, a little late tho. Baby wig! I’ll take the scoop credit in silence, seeing as how I’m just a wee journal and they’re all widely distributed and all. I changed...

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Late 9-1-1 wears the late crown

No quoting “911 is a Joke” but c’mon MPD, get your act together. From the WaPo, In D.C., a Crime Goes Unchecked. A Dupont Circle resident witnessed a crime, called 911 and decides to keep tabs on things, not the...

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people fill the world with narrow confidence

War war is stupid And people are stupid And love means nothing In some strange quarters Culture Club, “The War Song” Bush acknowledged that “these are challenging times” and said “they’re straining the psyche of our country.” “We’re not leaving...

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very disturbing

John Karr, who recently admitted to (accidentally, says he) killing Jon Benet Ramsey, has an online resume (pdf link) for his teaching experience. Most disturbing is where he details his experience as a caregiver. I’m certainly glad that he was...

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i feel secure…

A second VA computer is missing, but at least they caught the two that stole the first laptop… eventually.

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paint an inch thick

This morning’s *knock knock – Yoo Hoo, McFly? moment from the Washington Post, Feeling Unwelcome, Some Gays Vacate Virginia Edel Quinones lived in Virginia for 10 years, but early this year, he sold his Arlington townhouse to move to the...

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People expect comfort because they paid for it

Fear’s Neighbors | washingtonpost.com Leon Swain is a retired police officer who lives on Savannah Street SE — “The fact is, there is a high murder rate in Southeast Washington. We survive. We do like we have always done. I...

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*cough, cough, cough*

U.S. Details Dangers of Secondhand Smoking | washingtonpost.com Secondhand smoke dramatically increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmokers and can be controlled only by making indoor spaces smoke-free, according to a comprehensive report issued yesterday by...

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I’m a musician, man.

And here I thought Steven Seagal juice was bad enough, Kickin’ Blues Brother “I’ve been playing music since I was a boy,” Seagal says. “I’m a musician, man. This is what I do. I got a little bit of pride...

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I do write nice letters sometimes, I swear!

I wrote this last Friday, and I was thinking they’d just skip over it if they didn’t print it on Monday. Additionally, I was wondering, since it was a letter directed at them and not any other readers’ letters if...

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Fish wrapper?

Slow news or No news day for Pride coverage, I can’t seem to find anything in the free Express paper, or the Post, however the Post may have Sunday coverage. But the most interesting thing this morning, when I came...