Spike Thinks D.C. Is A Second-Tier City


» “I’M SORRY, BUT YOU, SIR, are not a big fish [on] the D.C. culinary scene. That would elevate you to the status of Jose Andres, Johnny Monis, Cathal Armstrong, Nicholas Stefanelli or Vikram Sunderam, among many others. Plastering pictures of yourself all over your restaurants and appearing on reality shows may make you a big personality, but that’s about it.”
TheHillIsHome.com did not take kindly to Spike Mendelsohn‘s comments in a recent blog interview, in which he said, “It is nice to be in a second-tier city where you can be a big fish in a small pond.”

» “WHY ARE WE STILL GIVING aid to Tatooine? They probably knew of Kenobi’s existence the whole time and even helped him! That whole planet is just a big hive of scum and villainy.”
— A commenter at GalacticEmpireTimes.com reacts to the hilarious mock article based on ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ in which Darth Vader declares Obi-Wan Kenobi has been killed, parodying President Obama‘s speech about Osama bin Laden.

» “I’M NOT TRYING TO DISS Common here, but I’m pretty sure his last two albums were sold in Starbucks. He’s not what I consider to be a ‘gangsta rapper’ or particularly prone to any of hip-hop’s legendary excesses.”
— Jason Linkins at HuffingtonPost.com reacts to news that conservative critics are bemoaning the selection of the Chicago rapper for Michelle Obama‘s night of poetry at the White House.

» “FOR MANY SHE WAS THE ULTIMATE ICON in the plus modeling industry but for me she was the ultimate role model with the many hats that she wore. Model, actress, producer, businesswoman, spokesperson, advocate and more.”
FullFigurePlus.com laments the death of Mia Amber Davis, who passed away at 36 Tuesday following complications from knee surgery. She was famous for her role in the 2000 movie ‘Road Trip.’

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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