I had forgotten about it, but a reader who wishes to remain anonymous reminded me of something that we might consider marginally important. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Lunchline. I want to thank everyone for reading, replying and being a part of this. It's nothing without you guys and I love doing it. It's great fun and I appreciate your support. :) Yes, I occasionally use smileys. Deal.
There was a time when everything from Carroll High School to Union Station was simply known as 'North Capitol.' Now, the area north of Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast is known as 'NoMa' per developers' request. Metro has acquiesced to those needs and renamed the station accordingly. The Post's Dana Hedgpeth reports on the switch, among others, and wonder whether or not anyone has any clue what NoMa means anyways.
When I was a kid, I'd watch a lot of television on Saturdays . A lot of college football, a lot of random movies and of course, Sabado Gigante. The Univision program featuring busty babes, crazy costumes, loud hosts and rabid fans was completely fascinating to me and I watched it to no end. Slate's June Thomas chronicles the wild format of the program and tries to figure out why "unholy mashup"of every show ever made is so dang popular.
My favorite public clock in the city is at Georgetown University . It's a throwback, but not the only of its kind. Apparently public clocks are making a bit of a comeback, in an era when cellphones, bank signs and wristwatches dominate the timepiece scene. The Post's Joe Heim reports on public clocks, specifically the one at Gonzaga College High School, and what goes into actually fixing one of these things when they break down. Also, the photo gallery is fantastic.
They say that you never forget how to ride a bike . It's also fun to dress in costumes. If you combine both, you're in for a good time. The group Dandies and Quaintrelles, which plans fundraisers based around vintage accessorizing, has scheduled its latest Tweed Ride for Nov. 13. The idea is simple. Wear a fun old-school outfit, grab a bike, ride around town gregariously, then drink and revel in your glorious charitable ways. The Post's Maggie Fazeli Fard reports.
My buddy Tony Reali is the host of 'Around The Horn' on ESPN . He's a New Jersey native, an Italian-American and a guy who gets it. Today is the 9th anniversary of the show, and to celebrate, they are airing a special scene Reali shot in an homage to Martin Scorcese and his legendary flick 'Goodfellas.' Tony spoke of his motivation, saying, it's "the most perfect scene from the most perfect movie in our thoroughly imperfect existence; I had no shot at being happy until I did it." He was kidding. Sort of. Enjoy. I love this.
I mentioned the faded glory of RFK Stadium yesterday and what city officials are willing to do to try to regain it. DePost's Mike DeBonis isn't quite sure that this is a very good idea. Personally, I disagree, but you should read his argument.
Yesterday was National Sandwich Day. My favorite sandwich is the grilled-cheese-with-tomato-and-fish-combo. But that's just me. The Going Out Gurus want to know your favorite.
You want to play with your Google? Type in 'do a barrel roll' or 'askew.' Happy weekend, kids.