Posts filed under ‘D.C.’

Animals Doing People Things = Always Entertaining

Aww: Baby duckling with a sandal to fix its foot.

Georgia cat earns its GED.

In non-animal news:

Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove to guest star on “Family Guy”

Everything in this is SO TRUE and I demand that you all follow these rules accordingly.  (Thanks, Valerie!)

Hey Mom,  I can build by bone strength with BEER!

Bob Dylan: A Complete Unknown

Mad Men Celebrities!

The lives of the wives of the Nationals.

Stay tuned for my epic battle to count every t-shirt in my wardrobe.  This might take a while.

August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm 2 comments

Pennies, Peeing and Peter Gabriel

Guy goes to pick up his car at the impound lot and pays the $88 fee all in pennies.  Obvi, the cops get involved. (Via Consumerist.)

Brazilians Urged to Pee in Shower to Save Rainforests.  Watch the ad, too.  (Thanks Michelle!)

Lesley’s new blog: falafel for the soul!

Statisticians are awesome.

Heartbreaking photographs of a girl growing up in rural poverty. (Via Jezebel.)

Peter Gabriel covering a Vampire Weekend song.  This will cheer you up after that last link.  (Via The Fix.)

August 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment

Good Bye Garden State

My newspaper has been stolen from my clutches four times this week.  Out the last five days, some cheapskate has yoinked my paper four times.  Therefore, I do not have any great journalism to share with you today, unfortunately.  The good news is that I am moving out of my apartment this weekend and I doubt those living in my new building will steal my newspaper (since they are my parents).

The Divorce Dance, which has better looking/dancing people. (via Lauren)

50 Most Beautiful People on the Hill: The top 10 and the rest.

If someone figures out a way to get this on a t-shirt for me, I’d be very grateful.  Also, does anyone else get the joke? (Again, Lauren)

Amazing artwork created from old books.

This is pretty cool.

Woo hoo!

August 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm 1 comment

Monkeys, Girl Scouts, Camping, Reading, Disney World and Other Summer-Friendly Topics

Once again, Lauren beat me to virtually everything on Friday, but I’m not holding it against her.  I just have to click “Publish” earlier in the day and not wait till Sunday…

In other old news, I guarantee you have all seen this already, but I did find this before it made the news and my mother called me about it: Dancing wedding happiness.

Orangutan and doggie are bffs. (Thanks, Savannah.)

Creationist Girl Scout gets Gold Award.  Lamezors. (Via Jezebel)

The one reason I’m glad I’m not at camp this summer.  In other camp-related news, camping in New York City sounds soooo much fun.  (FYI, Dad, look at the Queens site.)

These real morning anchors sound a lot like the morning anchors on The Onion News Network. (And might be more annoying, too.)

I enjoyed virtually all of the stories in the New York Times’ special Education section and think you will, too.  (FYI, the word “special” is describing the section, not the education.)

The National Symphony will provide live program notes via Twitter!

A slide show of Knickerbocker reminders in New York City.

This list of books that take place in New Jersey would have been a lot more timely when I was moving to the state instead of away from the Garden State.

Lauren found this, but I’m posting it because it’s about EPCOT, and I love EPCOT…Incidentally, who the hell videotapes all of Carousel of Progress?  People who love lame rides?  People who record every second of their family vacation?  Insomniacs?  Marie and I decided to go to it in March, killing time before the fireworks and it was so bad we bailed midway.  (It was also replaying each “room” twice.  Horrible.)  We are such Disney World rebels.

Two things of note here: Wow, that toddler totally is Anna Nicole and please watch the crazy German lady.

Am I perpetuating this by posting this article?

Forgoing our National Mall for pet projects is a travesty.  Come on, Congress, it’s our NATIONAL Mall, fund that shit.

Once again, leaving the most important for the end: An Abortion Battle, Fought to the Death.  Please read this article in its entirety.

July 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm 1 comment

Two Important Things

First, this picture of Citi Field published in the New York Times is amazing:

Photo Credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Photo Credit: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

That’s the real sky!!

And also, another funny moment in the Obama White House.  Quack!

June 30, 2009 at 9:59 am 1 comment

…And Now the Monday Times

Nothing on the internet really blew me away today, but there was plenty of good stuff in the newspaper…

Greenland is independent!  And its new government will go by its Inuit name: Naalakkersuisut.  Awesome.

Adopting Forebears’ Faith And Leaving Peru for Israel.  A crazy story about Jews in rural Peru.

You know that woman on the ONN?  She used to be on CNN!

In other news (networks)…I agree that Shepard Smith is a good egg.

Cute cats are collateral damage when governments block sites.”

Via Jezebel:

Khadijah Williams, a homeless teen, is going to Harvard in the fall.  She clearly rocks.

“Mad Men” marketing survey.  It’s kind of like a crappy Choose Your Own Adventure.

Oh, and props to Dad for both of these hilarious videos: Long Island Wants to Secede and Triumph Visits Bonnaroo (via Aziz Ansari).

In major news, I am thrilled that my friend Tad missed this train!

June 22, 2009 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

Shoe Sales, Sesame Street and Some Seriousness

Sorry for the lack of postings.  I’ve been traveling a lot, which cuts down on my article reading significantly. 

Still, I have a bunch….

A fantastic article on the perils of the Barneys shoe sale.  

Another great shopping review: Mike Albo on the Tommy Hilfiger store.

From Eric, Old Jews Telling Jokes.

I love Barack Obama and I love Sesame Street, so I naturally love this. (Related, from Jezebel, via Valerie.)

Stupid things interns in D.C. do and say.

The new iPhone is not that much cooler than the 3G, phew.  (But it is still cooler.  Thanks for this link so I didn’t have to watch the whole presentation, Bill.)

Sauerkraut as an aphrodisiac.  (via Jezebel)

Networks might shy from Beltway-based TV, but cable networks certainly do not.

I really want to complete a marathon one day, and with this technique, I just might be able to do it…Anyone want to try with me?

I don’t often opine on serious topics here, but if you know anything about my politics, you will know that I’m pro-choice.  The murder of Dr. George Tiller was terrible–no matter what you think about abortion.  I believe that it is perfectly reasonable to not want to have an abortion, but that is a choice for you to make with your doctor and, if appropriate, the man involved.  Terrorizing those who provide women’s health services and intimidating women who are seeking an option is not the right way to push your policy.  Killing someone you disagree with?  That’s vigilante terrorism.  Making the decision to have an abortion is impossibly hard.  I am lucky that I have never been in such a situation, and I genuinely do not know what I would do, but I do know that whatever I decided, it would be my decision and I do not believe legislators, judges or the President has the right to tell me how to make my decision.  Here are two articles that I think everyone should read, whether or not you agree with me:

If abortion becomes illegal, you can bet there will be illegal abortions.  

Gretchen Voss’ late term abortion.

Neither of these purport to push an agenda.  They’re just reporting the facts and are from major newspapers.  I’m not trying to feed you propaganda, because that wouldn’t help my cause.  Do what you want with your body.  I’ll do the same with mine.

June 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm 3 comments

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