METRO SECTION  4:46 pm August 22, 2008

A Streetcar Named Ambivalence

by Juli Weiner

  • Terrible mysteries and all the makings of an above-average Law and Order surround a dead body in a parking garage elevator shaft. [DCist]
  • Streetcar debate reaches an exciting low and genteel murmur. [Ryan Avent]
  • An existential crisis about crab chips or some such, featuring Bernie Mac and some sophomore year literary theory. [Spencer Ackerman]
  • Blond Charity Mafia are the three words selected — apparently at random — to form the title of LNS’s new series on Lifetime. [Washington Post]
  • Local college newspapers will not fold like all other print media, and in the future, you can read about how all this happened in the Hoya or whatever. [City Paper]
  • Thieves mug a park, in a park! [DC Examiner]

Hola wonkerados.

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columnv August 22, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Just in from CNN! Obama/Dukakis!!!

irisheyes August 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Would it be fair to say that we don’t get to know until tomorrow? But that doesn’t make sense. The whole “get the news first” crap means we aren’t waiting to hear it announced tomorrow like the rest of the peons. And yet it’s 5 o’clock here on the east coast and- nothin’.

SayItWithWookies August 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm

What the hell is this Ackerman fellow going on about? If he’s afraid his sense-of-place Old Bay crab chips are going to mark him as an arriviste, then I have a suggestion for him. Go to your barber across the street, and ask for a full Detroit. Detroit is a place.

Outstando August 22, 2008 at 5:04 pm

No fucking thing happened in DC today. Not a thing.

KevoTron August 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

[re=66855]irisheyes[/re]: I heard on NPR (or maybe GMA) that it will be timed so that the maximum amount of people have access to their phones/blackberries. For instance, lunchtime Friday, 6 PM EST or evening Friday. Or maybe all day Saturday or Sunday. Possibly Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or even Thursday five minutes before he heals the world. Barring that we should definitely know before November 4. I mean probably.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl August 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm

FREE TEH HOYA!!!!!!!1!

llyn August 22, 2008 at 6:17 pm

[re=66866]Outstando[/re]: How can you say that? I live in hope that the body found at the bottom of an elevator shaft is any one of several people I consider eminently expendable. Beelzebubba, for instance.

S.Luggo August 22, 2008 at 8:31 pm

“Blonde Charity Mafia” is bound to give Diamond whores a bad name.
— Eliot Spitzer
And I suspect that none of them has ever met Mother Teresa.
– Cindy McCain

The Incomparable Tiny Valdez August 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm

So happy to see the return of these useful service pieces. There is nothing more diverting than a listicle (unless it’s a charticle).

SayItWithWookies August 22, 2008 at 10:10 pm

[re=67199]The Incomparable Tiny Valdez[/re]: Hey, there should be something in this format for tests.

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