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I told you yesterday that I like to support local acts, and last night I did my best again. My colleague Sara Schwartz had the hookup to go see Thievery Corporation at 9:30 Club, and I felt like I was in high school again. They played Lebanese Blond and The Numbers Game (a GREAT song), but my favorite song of theirs was left out. Oh, well. Still a great time.

Georgetown and China's Bayi teams fight. (Reuters)


I'll never forget the first time I talked to my initial college roommate. He called me, and we talked about what we were bringing to our room. We were both planning on bringing our televisions, which meant we'd have two in the room. Fine by us. End of discussion. Some people aren't as laid back about their living circumstances and the process of living in one room with another person is life-changing event. Campus Overload's Jenna Johnson discussed 'Decorating Your Dorm Room' with Karen Zuckerman, the founder of Dormify and the mother of a junior in college.

My whole crew uses a bunch of goofball slang. I won't get into the specifics, but every group of friends has a vernacular that nobody outside of their circle would necessarily understand without a road map. In D.C. in particular, the slang from neighborhood to neighborhood is so specified that if you're not from around here, you could walk for blocks and have no idea what anyone's talking about. Slate's Juliet Lapidos breaks down the tremendous yet awkward history of how current slang words tend to stick.

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck (12) warms up during day 14 of Redskins training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Extra Bites

• Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry? That's what the Committee Against Sexual Harrassment wants to know, to the point that they took out an a full-page ad in the Austin Chronicle to inquire. Seriously. There are a lot of things wrong with this advertisment, including the font.

• If you grew up in black household, you likely had or knew someone that had a subscription to Jet magazine. Well, now they have opinion pieces!

• When The Post's Vanessa Williams writes something, it's worth reading. You're welcome.

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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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