Reports are preliminary, but Bruce Boudreau is out as Capitals head coach and Dale Hunter (YES, that Dale Hunter) is replacing him. That sound you heard this morning was me reacting like this when I first heard the news.
Today is Cyber Monday, the most bizarrely named day of the Internet era . I can't think of any other scenario in which the word 'cyber' is ever used without sounding completely antiquated. It's very '90s AOL chat room, if you ask me. Nonetheless, it's now the biggest online shopping day of the year, and if you're one of those people that prefers clicking a mouse to dealing with crowds, today is your day. TheWashinginton Post's Erin Williams has a guide for how to surf smart from your cubicle.
There's a big hole outside the White House . Officials are claiming it's just some light utility work, but nobody seems to be buying that. And because people love to speculate on anything happening underground, a lot of people are assuming that a new bunker is being built. But more generally, underground is the place to be in D.C. Think about it. The Post's Christian Davenport chronicles how the city's height restriction has sent much of Washington further into the ground.
A new landmark is coming to Southeast . While The Big Chair stands prominently on Nichols Avenue, it could soon have some competition. Over the summer, the city’s Department of Housing and Community Development surveyed Ward 8 residents to see what kind of new public art installation they wanted at Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The response was overwhelming: a totem pole. The Post's Robert Samuels reports on the piece coming to the Gateway of Anacostia.
When news of the allegations of child molestation at Penn State first surfaced, I asked friends which schools were in similar circumstances that could lead to such a situation -- an isolated college community, with a storied sporting legacy and a coach who had been in place forever. One name kept coming up: Syracuse. Last night, the school fired Bernie Fine after a third man accused the assistant basketball coach of molesting him nine years ago.
The Redskins managed to win a game yesterday, but it wasn't pretty . The Burgundy and Gold survived a error-filled game against the Seahawks on the road and pulled out a victory. They also managed to get two kicks blocked in one game and spent way too much time jawing with their lowly opponents, considering both sides are terrible. Whatever. The best story in the NFL, Tim Tebow and the Broncos, won another game last night. Also, DC United has new unis. I like the red collars.
• D.C. is home to some of the best monuments in the world and many have come with controversy. Around the globe, however, there are some pretty garish statues and edifices that have been offending locals for years. Slate has an interesting gallery.
• If you like the show "Morning Joe” on MSNBC, you'll probably love this video. I wish more big-time shows would have fun with their casts like this. Alas.
• I don't like presents, but I wouldn't turn this down from anyone.
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