Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Friday wat. [open thread]

We hope you’ve all had a happy Thanksgiving either here in FoBo or elsewhere.  Today, as you relax and snack on leftovers all day, please enjoy our weekly Friday wat. video and let us know in the comments just how great your turkey day was.


Humpday Sales

Maybe you can get some Christmas shopping done, or recognize your future New Year’s Eve date in a missed connection.

Maybe, but probably not..

Protestor Throws Molotov Cocktails on K St.

DCist has some deets on two favorite DC past-times merged into one right in our own neighborhood: obnoxious protesting and traffic congestion.

A man with signs that said “Justice” and “Not my $200 million” climbed on top of his van at 17th and K, then threw some molotov cocktails and evidently even hit his intended target, which was the street. He was apprehended, and traffic returned to normal.

Did any of you actually see this going on?  Let us know in the comments if you have any idea what he was even “protesting.”

WUSA9 has more.

Battle of the Orange Line: The Metro Stations

Part of a series leading up to The Battle of the Orange Line between GW and GMU in men’s basketball on December 2, 2009. We’ll be breaking down the rivalry in the coming days. Today: the metro stop.

We know all about FoBoMetro. Sure it breaks sometimes, but it’s so centrally located! You can get to the White House, State Department, GW, Georgetown, and (most importantly) Smitty Cent. But what about the metro station for George Mason? We all know that GMU is working hard to try and drop the label of commuter school, so surely they have some great public transport for those living in the area and wanting to go to hoops games. Right?

Wrong. The Patriot Center’s website recommends using the Vienna/Fairfax stop on the Orange Line. A quick Google maps search reveals a nearly 5 1/2 mile walk. Along highways. Good luck with that. So I think it’s already fairly obvious that the FoBoMetro wins out on convenience (plus, we’ve got the blue line).

But how can we do this more objectively. How about walk score that tells us how “walkable” an address is? A quick check of the addresses reveals Foggy Bottom with a score of 100 (in a scale of 100). Vienna/Fairfax? 57. That looks like a good final basketball score to me. Put it on the board, one point Foggy Bottom/GWU.



Turkey day delights… [poll]

We hope you’re all gearing up for some delicious and wonderful Thanksgiving day fun.  It’s such a wonderful tradition to get yourself completely stuffed with food, especially when that food is also stuffed with other food, which in turn is also stuffed with food.  I’m speaking of course about the turducken: turkey with a duck inside with a chicken inside.  I’ve never had one, but I’ve always wanted to — so, FoBo friends what do you think?  Does this sound like a Thanksgiving delight? Or would you say that there’s something fundamentally wrong (fowl, perhaps?) with putting animals inside each other and then eating them?

Turducken: Delicious or Immoral?

  • Delicous! (67%, 8 Votes)
  • Immoral! (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Neither... (16%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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