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Fame and fortune except the fortune part.

Won’t You Shelter Yr Wonkette In Cleveland And Philadelphia For Convention Time Funsies?

Wonkette is comin' to the conventions, and we wanna stay at YOUR HOUSE!

Stories Of Elderly Restaurant Customers And The Havoc They Caused

Welcome back to Off The Menu, where we bring you the best and strangest food stories from my email inbox. This week, we've got stories of the trials and tribulations of the elderly in restaurants (many of which are...
If beheading was good enough for Leonora Dori Galigai, it's good enough for college guys who play Magic: The Gathering

Silly Oklahoma Christian, You Are Supposed To Burn The Witch, Not Behead Him

OMG there's been another religiously motivated beheading (fine, near-beheading) in Oklahoma! In Stillwater on Wednesday, 21-year-old Isaiah Zoar Marin had been watching a whole bunch of YouTube videos about Christianity, when apparently, the Spirit of the Lord drove him to...
It's almost as if he thought he wasn't breaking the law or something!

Latino Guy Delivers Absentee Ballots In Arizona. You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next.

Finally, the right has incontrovertible evidence of voting fraud! Democrats say it's rare, but here is the video that proves just how real and scary it is: "Liberal activist caught on video stuffing hundreds of ballots." Or, from some...

Solve Diabetes & the Environment By Playing Dodgeball For Charity In DC

Do you live in the Washington DC metro area and enjoy hipster irony such as "playing dodgeball," on your weekend, when you should really be at home meditating on the emptiness of your life? Well, by all means you...

Occupy Washington Live Video Feed: It’s a Pretty Autumn Day!

Here's what's going on in DC today: The ongoing Occupy DC protest at McPherson Square is still ongoing, so stop by and say hi and whatever, and also the long-planned "Stop the Machine" rally against TEN YEARS OF WAR...

Wonkabout’s Arielle Fleisher Makes Mysterious Appearance In DC CityPaper

Our Wonkabout editor, Arielle Fleisher, packed up and fled D.C. for the fun lands of Europe and then the not-so-fun lands of Michigan (for grad school), but she managed to pop up in the Washington CityPaper before this vanishing...

Tattooed Pig Urges Wonkabout To Leave DC (Goodbye Forever!)

Well hello! After two years of eating and drinking her way around this city so you could know which small plates, pork, hamburger or pizza establishment is worthy of your hard-earned disposable income, it is time for your Wonkabout...

Pre-Swamp Sweat Fest Fun: The Many Ways To Enjoy DC Spring

Happy third day of Passover to all our Jewish friends and a hoppy almost Easter to "everyone else!" Jews eating matza and the celebration of when Jesus returned to say "howdy" to all his followers before going away again...

Keep That Shutdown Spirit Alive In Semi-Back-To-Normal D.C.

Post-no-government-shutdown blues? Everyone was all excited for the anarchy and lawlessness, that is, until they came after the hoohaws of D.C.’s low-income women. Even if D.C.'s mayor did go to jail to protest the Republican Riders, short of throwing...

D.C. Itinerary For 800,000 Furloughed Federal Employees

Washington is usually such a lively place, with its rats and whores and millionaires and non-essential government employees. How will D.C. change when the Federal Government actually shuts down forever Friday at Midnight? Maybe you like the socialist safety...

Freedom From Fancy Culinary Tricks: Just Succulent Morsels of Meat

Apparently, in our little small-plates metropolis it is possible to have a simple, non-pork-based meal in a nice, modestly decorated restaurant. For a while there we had resigned ourselves a life where we would get all our nutrients from...

A Children’s Treasury of Japanese Tree Flowers

There are many great things that come with the start of spring, like homeless people returning to Dupont Circle, tourists on Segways, free cone day, and Jesus. Of all the obligatory D.C. spring activities, though, there's nothing more loved...

The Confectionery Lobby: D.C.’s Cupcakes Have Gone Too Far

It turns out that the biggest evil in this great nation isn't the Koch Brothers after all. Their evil is no match for "heaping swirls of luscious confection atop rich, creamy pastry," also known as cupcakes. You see, while...

Near Total Destruction of Japan Will Not Mark the End of Cherry Blossoms

These little pink flower-y things that were a gift from good old Japan will soon be a bloomin’ all over the Tidal Basin. Yes, we are about to enter the dark and scary tourist-infested time that is Cherry...