Tag Archives: Washington Dc

Fixing My Friend’s Mini Cooper S Saved Him $650 But It Took Over 10 Hours And Nearly Ruined Us

When my friend Jeb showed me the $1,500+ repair estimate he’d gotten from his Mini dealership, I told him to hold off on the work. I’d fly to the rescue, arriving in Washington D.C. wearing my oil-covered cape and spandex tights made of recycled serpentine belts, and solve all of his troubles simply and on the cheap.…

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What’s Up With This Lyft Driver Having Congressional License Plates?

A picture cropped up on Twitter showing what at first appears to be just another Honda Civic driving for Lyft—until you notice it has Congressional license plates.

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D.C. To Be More Fucked Than Usual As Entire Metrorail Shuts Down Tomorrow

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Washington D.C. , you will likely have learned two things: one, there’s great Ethiopian food, and two, the city is irrevocably fucked. It’s about to get more than usual tomorrow, as the entire Metrorail system—all of it—will shut down the entire day.

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NORAD Chief Wants JLENS Blimp To Detect Russian Missiles, But Is It Needed At All?

The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) radar blimp was controversial long before it broke loose and ran amok across America’s northeast countryside . Yet even following that high-profile event the military still wants it, and justified its existence by claiming a real threat to Washington from Russian cruise missiles.

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Look Inside The Army’s Elite “Old Guard” This Memorial Day

It is the oldest active duty unit of the US Army and it presides over America’s fallen heroes on a daily basis. What for many would be a task too heavy to bear on a daily basis, the Third Infantry Regiment takes incredible pride and honor in executing.

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Florida Mailman Arrested After Landing Gyrocopter on Capitol’s Lawn

A Florida mailman was arrested this afternoon after he landed his gyrocopter on a grassy area in front of the U.S. Capitol. The man, identified as Doug Hughes, reportedly wanted to draw attention to campaign finance reform, specifically the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision to strike down limits on campaign donations from corporations, by delivering a letter to Congress.

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D.C.'s Mayor Is So Sick Of All These Darn Motorcades You Guys

D.C.'s Mayor Is So Sick Of All These Darn Motorcades You Guys

Unless President Obama rolls into your town on the reg, you probably don’t have to deal with traffic being shut down for motorcades that often. Unfortunately for residents of our nation’s capital, that’s a pretty regular occurrence, and the mayor has had enough!

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Volkswagen XL1 At Katie’s Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie’s this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my delight, VW DID bring the 240 MPG, 1.0L plug-in hybrid concept vehicle. A friend of mine who was able to drive this vehicle just a few days ago likened it to "an old Packard" with the tiny diesel engine rumbling just behind your head.

And for those who are wondering, my 35mm is perfectly fine – a broken UV filter is nothing to fret over. This is why you spend $70 on a filter and lens hood (which is rare I didn’t have it on today), so when accidents happen you’re not spending $700 on a new front lens element. My 35mm 1.4 is ready to go for my wedding shoot tomorrow.

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Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Can this on-again, off-again trucker protest in D.C. get any fucking weirder than it already is? Yes, because anything is possible with speed. Despite one of the protest’s organizers saying yesterday that the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally was all a lie from the start, a rival organizer now says the protest is moving forward as planned. Oh, and President Obama is Osama bin Laden.

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Hundreds Of Unused Government Cars Are Just Sitting Around D.C.

Hundreds Of Unused Government Cars Are Just Sitting Around D.C.

Washington D.C., that shining example of efficiency, is apparently full of hundreds of government-owned cars just sitting unused in their parking spaces, some with fewer than 1,000 miles on the clock. Great job, federal government!

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