Induce like a motherfucker! Get the plunger!– Overheard at WCP. Talking about the anticipated arrival of a newsroom baby, which must come out before the end of the year for the tax benefits.
Just don’t be surprised when the inevitable moment comes that some member...– Moe Tkacik on America’s shameful loss of junk food hegemony, thanks to Michelle Obama.
Obviously, the big news for just about every other jurisdiction in the country...– Mike Madden’s sad reminder after Census data showed D.C.’s population topped 600,000. Can we get some representation up in here?!
Saint Etienne’s “Wintertime...
Santa Claus is God’s posse.– Publisher Amy Austin’s son (5th grade)
Beach House’s “I Do Not Care for the...
Heighters Gonna Height.– Headline conceived of after deadline for Lydia DePilli’s terrific cover story about the Height Act.
Welcome to BaseballTown USA, Jayson Werth!
Opening of new Nationals moneyballer Jayson Werth's interview yesterday afternoon on sportstalker WJFK:
LaVar Arrington: "One thing that people might not know about you: You were a track star!"
Jayson Werth: "I think you're talking about my sister."
Kanye West’s “Christmas In Harlem” is...
Lots of shots of Jameson been drank here since then. Same ugly faces though.– Tommy Greer of Trusty’s on Capitol Hill talking to Scott Reitz about the Nationals moving closer to Navy Yard.
Undercover cops set up a deal to buy a whopping 5.6 pounds of crystal meth for...– Drug Cartel Loans MPD $103,000 Worth of Meth, Gets Busted
I mean, what the shit is this?– Marion Barry responding to Alan Suderman’s column a few weeks ago.
As for the rest of the musicians who ordinarily accompany the holiday spectacle,...– Mike Paarlberg on the Washington Ballet’s decision to use a CD instead of a live orchestra for this year’s Nutcracker performance.
Who is possibly the single least “deserving” personality on...– Moe Tkacik on Luke Russert and Nepotism
Do you think Santa would be interested in discussing his controversial decision...– Moe Tkacik, Re: 12/8 INTERVIEW OPP: Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus talk Toys for Tots and ‘Shaking up Christmas’
Brickskeller could be closing soon →
DC Beer tweets that it has “an unnamed but credible source that The Brickskeller will shut it’s doors for good on 12.18.”
Pay $411 Per Night to Stay in the WCP Newsroom! →
According to a report on the team’s request for tax increment financing back in July, the new Edition hotel would start out at an average per-night rental rate of $411, which would rise to $511 in four years. It would consider as its main competition the Ritz and the Four Seasons, and have no fewer than five bars, a cafe, and a restaurant.
Long-time locals The Plums don’t even write compositions. They’re pure, explosive, noise-rock improv. If anyone is the antidote to Katy Perry, it’s these guys. — from The Pragmatist: Three Songs To Overcompensate For Your Katy Perry Addiction on Arts Desk.
Two activists were detained by police on Saturday at the National Portrait Gallery after showing David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly on an iPad inside the museum. Both activists were ejected and subsequently banned for life from any Smithsonian Institution facility. Video courtesy of Michael Dax Iacovone on Vimeo. Read more on Arts Desk.
How bad is the drummer shortage in D.C.? So bad that when one percussionist...– The Exit Interview: Lejeune. Greg Gendron decamped for Japan last March. His departure spelled the end for Lejeune, The Courtesans, and Secret Pop Band—three long-running groups that regularly played at the Black Cat and other major venues.
Barry wants to tax your yoga! →
Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry wants to extend D.C.’s sales tax to include: pet grooming, health clubs, armored car services, private investigations and admission to live performances. You’ll recall that similar measures were considered last budget go round, but the all-powerful Yoga lobby put a squash to them.
Those of us that covered the homeless had to know Mary Ann. She was our first...– WCP reporter Jason Cherkis on Mary Ann Luby, homeless advocate and outreach worker for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Luby passed away earlier this week at age 70.
But any event that involves the Thai national anthem, balancing coconuts with...– Michael E. Grass went to the Thai King’s birthday party, and all you Tumblr readers get is this quote, unless you go here to read the entire account.