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More Service Closures for Monday #SandyDC

No bikeshare or cool bus either Monday. #SandyDC #Frankenstorm


Morning Shot: April 30, 2012

  • Birthday Shots
    This weekend saw a plethora of birthdays celebrated. On Saturday, we had energy expert Tom Weirech, Nellie’s owner Douglas Warren Schantz, uber sexy Bryce Romero, and cutie but straight Ben Garmisa. Sunday gave us Cody Telep, Jimmy Asci, Claudia Hrvatin, Steve Kessler, Junior Pardo, and local musician and all around great guy Tom Goss. Shots today go out to Daniel Vickers and former mayoral candidate and realtor Dave Kranich. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
  • Every Town Needs a Marion Barry
    It’s been a few days since we last utter the words Marion Barry. So let’s start the week off with a hoot. At a DC Council hearing last week, the Council-bully “deflected pointed criticism of his recent controversial remarks about Asians and repeatedly blamed the media for taking the comments out of context.” WaPo has more. Barry never ceases to amuse.
  • Oakland A’s Pitcher Comes Out Against Homophobic Kiss Cam
    The Advocate reports that Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy blasted the practice of often focusing baseball stadiums’ “kiss cams” on two men to spark laughter as silly and homophobic. McCarthy tells the San Francisco Chronicle. “There’s that stupid, little comedic value of it if you don’t really think about what it implies,” he said Tuesday. “It kind of got old on that level. Then I actually started thinking about why we were supposed to be laughing, and it bugged me.” Bravo, Mr. McCarthy!
  • More Taxes for Texas… and Amazon.com
    According to multiple reports, residents within Texas will be forced to pay 6.25-percent sales tax on all Amazon purchases starting on July 1, 2012. An agreement was struck between Amazon management and Texas lawmakers after two years of discussion and legal debate on the matter. Texas officials agreed to stop attempting to collect uncollected sales taxes between 2005 to 2009 that reached close to 269 million, and Amazon has agreed to start collecting sales tax in addition to bringing more jobs into the state. Specifically, Amazon will create a minimum of 2,500 jobs with fulfillment centers in addition to investing $200 million in capital investments over a period of four years.

Morning Shot: April 24, 2012

  • Birthday Shots
    A ton of shots to pour today starting with Christian O’Brien, artist Dylan Davis, Marine buddy Jared Pearce, ZX alum Josh Calaguiro, Matt Hammond, and Rob DiBiano. Hope you have great birthday, guys! Whew, I’m tired. I need a drink.
  • Biting the Hand that Feeds
    When an artist gives the green light to the people at Glee to tackle one of their songs, they general know it’s going to be a “Glee production number.” Guess the folks in Goyte thought otherwise. Now that Glee has sent their hit song back up the charts, they offer a backhanded compliment. Goyte is quoted in the Herald Sun saying, “They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments but the vocals were that pop ‘Glee’ style…” Um, what did they expect?
  • By the Numbers!
    DCStreetBlog.org brings up a simple question that people often think about, but never mention out loud in conversation. Is Capital Bikeshare Profitable? Angie Schmitt poses the question while discussing other cities with similar systems. The crux of her article is simple, yet brilliant. “Since its start in September 2010, Capital Bikeshare has taken in $2.47 million and spent $2.54 million on operating expenses. And that doesn’t even include the expensive things, like docking stations—which can cost well over $50,000 each—plus the bikes themselves. Those capital costs, at $7 million thus far, are covered by federal funds.” Things that make you go, hmmmmmm.
  • Kangaroo Boxing Club
    It’s coming! The new restaurant from my good friend Peyton Sherwood. The name, Kangaroo Boxing Club, comes from “long-running, drink-infused, late-night bar discussions on the fact that, without technology, man is physically unable to compete with the majority of the animal kingdom. How would you win a match with a kangaroo?” according to Peyton. Check out their Facebook page and watch their progress. Oh, and by the by, The PORC Truck will be open outside KBC next Saturday! Stop by and try their delicious offerings.
  • Overheard
    Your legs are like peanut butter. Easy to spread!
  • It’s Official, Secrest In!
    At least for the next two yeas, Ryan Seacrest will continue to be everywhere you turn. He just inked a new deal with American Idol. Of course, the details are hush hush.
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