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me: I’m not sick, but I’m not well

The year was 1997, a bootleg copy of Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was in my CD player and I was a little too into this track… “I’m not sick but I’m not well, and it’s a sin to live so well.”

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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...

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video: ‘The Help’ in 3-D

You haven’t seen the Black struggle… until you’ve seen it in 3-D. Extra Butter, Please is a new series from Los Angeles-based comedy group Reckless Tortuga being produced for MTV’s Next Movie. In their first episode, they skewer The Help...

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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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: I married a Chinese…

A disturbing bit of patter overheard this morning while listening to the news on our local Fox station. Mostly we just watch to see what the weather is like and if our metro commute will be impacted by anything. We normally ignore the sports report since it somehow manages to be both inane and banal, but some comments this morning about the recent World Cup win were just too much to let go.

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video: District 1.5

Need a little lunchtime ambient/chillout? How about this time-lapse video by Drew Geraci combining shots taken in and around the District? District 1.5 : HDR Time-lapse from Drew Geraci on Vimeo. Geraci’s other video projects are featured at The Voder....

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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: Mellow Brick Road

If you had to explain the plot of The Wizard of Oz in under 5 minutes, could you do it? Well that’s what the winner of Pogo’s “video response” competition to their “Mellow Brick Road” mix managed to do. Pogo...