The D.C. Guide!Here’s something you don’t see too often, these days, during the Great Big Depression: the launch of a new publication! It’s called Wonkabout, and it’s your guide to all that is fun and interesting and weird and tasty and boozey in Washington D.C., the new capital of the world. Yes We Can!

We’re hardly the first to note that Washington has become pretty damned sexy since Barack Obama and two million friends had a little party down on the National Mall last month. But we’re the first to start a post-inauguration publication specifically about all the fine stuff Washington has to offer, HA!, and we hope you’ll make it your “What the hell should I do tonight?” web stop.

Send us your tips and complaints, and don’t be shy about pimping your gallery openings and farmers markets and happy hours and weeknight four-band no-cover shows. We’ve got a small army of vampires, foodies, drunks, bookish losers and culture vultures on call, and they are looking for fun.

Thanks much to BlogAds and Pressflex for getting this Wonkabout online, and to our interns Malaka Gharib and Juli Weiner and Elizabeth Askew for being all over town all the time, and to John Santos for the fancy new Wonkabout artwork.

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  1. I was just going back through the posts and all a sudden there’s the thing about the Lord of the Rings being the favorite conservative movie about gay elves and now it’s all WTF blue.

  2. Wait, you guys have jobs & ummm…money for going out & stuff in DC? That’s pretty damn elitist–here in real America we’re stocking up on Ramen noodles & figuring out how long we can go without bathing.

  3. Not a bad idea, Ken Layne – this could develop into a LNS for non-douchebags – but you need to Web 2.0 it up a little bit. I would suggest at least a Facebook group, that updates every time Wonkabout gets updates, because the kids these days check their Facebook friend feed way more often than anything else. Also, party pics are a necessity, and will ensure frequent checking of the site. Also, I don’t know, maybe make the interns twitter live from events or some shit like that? Also.

  4. [re=242098]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I have a decent job, but am still trying to figure out how long I can go without bathing, so employment and filth are not mutually exclusive.

  5. what is up with the extra large type? (on the wonkabout frontpage; the articles read normally once you click on the “more” link”. i use google chrome, btw) i hope your audience isn’t so old that they need that kind of help.

  6. hooray, but i’m really creeped out by the bald Wonkette. she looks like one of those scary genius babies that can probably read your mind and shit.

  7. Third stall from the left, National Gallery men’s room, West Building, 4:00 p.m. Oh, wait a second, maybe that’s not what you meant by cultural activities.

  8. Will this Wonkabout have coupons where one can get a 5 diamond hoe for 3 diamonds? Will the edition of the WonkaWonka stimulate my economy by letting me know where I can go to get stimulation? Or is the Wonkabonbon a little sexy pamphlet that uses pornoterrific fonts? Get back to me!

  9. [re=242108]Mild Midwesterner[/re]: No, a Wonkabout is when you get the shits from eating too many el cheapo Chinese Valentine chocolates or salmonella-tainted peanut butter cups.

  10. The blue background makes me think of Tiffany and the present from there I’m not getting for Valentine’s Day.

    But more to the point — congratulations on Wonkabout! May your page views grow faster than dandelions in July.

  11. [re=243134]AlexisHidell[/re]: That’s “Wonka-butt…”

    Srsly, ya’ll, this is great. I love the Wonkette Moon smiling down on the land. Plus, there’s always some sort of pub crawl up and down P Street in and around the Dupont Circle area.

  12. The blue background is certainly cool, but I don’t know how my beautiful Wonkette Girl feels about the Kojak look- I’d tread carefully if I was you Ken, wimmenz get really tetchy about stuff like that…

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