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Morning Shot: April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
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- Birthday Shots
A couple of birthday shots to pour this morning. Brendan Tupa, affectionly known as “Chavez” is celebrating a birthday today, as is Tom Nagelberg. Happy birthday gentlemen!
- The Messiah?
The Redskins have a new savior… again! Heisman winner and Baylor alum Robert Griffin III was the overall #2 draft pick by the Washington Redskins yesterday in the NFL Draft. Two things you need to know: (1) the Redskins will still suck; and (2) Dan Snyder is still a prick.
- DC Transportation Just More Expensive
Up up and away! Last week we saw an increase in cab fares from $1.50 to $2.16 per mile. Now metro is set to raise there prices too. On July 1, Metro fares will go up around five percent. Base peak fares on trains will increase from $1.95 to $2.10, and the maximum fare will jump from $5 to $5.75. Off-peak fares will go from $1.60 to $1.70 and top out at $3.50. The peak-of-the-peak surcharge will be eliminated.
- Fox Renews Fringe for 13 Episodes
This makes me VERY happy! The producers tweeted last night that the perpetual bubble-show was given the green light for a half-season order next fall which will presumably be designed to wrap up the ongoing, alternate-universe exploits of Olivia, Peter and Walter. Great news!
- NoMa Summer Screen Lineup
Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! The NoMa Business Improvement District’s just announced its slate of movies for its annual summer screening. This year’s theme is end-of-the-world movies. The Day After Tomorrow (May 23), Dr. Strangelove (May 30), Men in Black (June 6), Independence Day (July 4), Red Dawn (July 11) just to name a few.