Author: Rob Goodspeed

Bolo Ties Off Limits at High School Graduation

There’s an interesting little scandal I found on the AP wire this afternoon brewing in Pomfret, Maryland an outer suburb located southeast of D.C. There, a student with Cherokee ancestory wore a bolo tie instead of a fabric one at his graduation ceremony, and school officials have withheld his diploma pending a meeting with the […]

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More Glover Park Politics

The squeaking brakes of the buses that run in my neighborhood have one resident irritated. He’s right: the brakes do squeak, and the inside of the buses smell of fumes and they are prone to mechanical errors. The solution, however, is not discontinuing service to the neighborhood, where there are lots of people why rely […]

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DCist Presents: Unbuckled

I’m really excited about this – Gothamist has sponsored a series of highly successful concerts with local bands in New York, and we’re going to do the same here in D.C. The idea is that you charge just enough to cover your expenses and highlight some local talent. We’ve decided to call our series “Unbuckled? […]

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Glover Park Day

I never put up this photo from Glover Park Day. Not the best photo, but the event was a lot of fun, I even tried Margarita’s food at the food court, which has inspired me to go to the restaurant on Wisconsin Ave. —–

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A Dollar a Day for the G.O.P?

The Michigan Republican Party has launched a “Dollar-a-Day? giving program. The membership page is great – it’s slightly more harsh than the party’s main website. It’s also educational – I never knew Katie Couric and Michael Jackson were part of the “Liberal Media.? I guess I’m not getting all the memos … In all seriousness, […]

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Shut-ins in Japan

This is from a Post story today about Japan’s “nerd culture”: Yet some sociologists critical of the nerd culture here have linked it to the high incidence of severe behavioral problems among men under 40. Immersed in role-playing games and comic fantasy worlds, many have found real-life personal conflict difficult to cope with– one cause, […]

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