peeps. photography.

March 5, 2010

This ain’t no Washington Post peeps diorama, but peeptastic nonetheless.

National Geographic peeps contest!

The Nation is now recruiting participants:

KMM: “this would be fun to do!!!!!!”

The Twin: “i’d like to eat them too. maybe we can incorporate their new choco covered kind and take them to the MoMa as they are the essence of modernity.”


turf. management.

September 18, 2007

Did you know that UGA has a ‘Turf Management’ major? And did you know it’s one of the best in the country (go figure).

Awesome article on how they get all those lines and various designs on the grass for baseball.


peep. tacular.

April 13, 2007


And I thought I was the only Peeps enthusiast. 350+ entrants in the first Peeps diorama contest.

Peeps Show – washingtonpost.com
Gallery (top 22 entries)


What rhymes with Lewinsky?

August 15, 2005

The Washington Post runs a weekly contest in its Style section called the “Style Invitational”. The requirements this week were to use the two words Lewinsky (The Intern) and Kaczynski (the Unabomber) in the same limerick. The following winning entries were printed in the newspaper.

Third place:
>There once was a gal named Lewinsky
>Who played on a flute like Stravinsky
>’Twas “Hail to the Chief”
>On this flute made of beef
>That stole the front page from Kaczynski.

Second place:
>Said Clinton to young Ms. Lewinsky,
>”We don’t want to leave clues like Kaczynski,
>Since you made such a mess,
>Use the hem of your dress
>And please wipe that stuff off of your chinsky.”

And the winning entry:
>Lewinsky and Clinton have shown
>What Kaczynski must surely have known
>That an intern is better
>Than a bomb in a letter
>When deciding how best to be blown

via jess!


double. dose.

May 5, 2005


TWO episodes of the (h)OC tonite, to make up for a completely unnecessary presidential press conference last week that caused a bit of anxiety.. not gonna lie.

The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. stands for Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations.

666 is not the number of the beast (it’s a devilish 616)

Great news for cokeheads: “The focus of the drug war in the United States has shifted significantly over the past decade from hard drugs to marijuana…” They move slower, are easier to catch. [WaPo via wonk]

Happy 05.05.05!


name. the. park.

April 13, 2005

As previously posted, the Washington Nationals are in the market to name their field at RFK Stadium (we’re still waiting for the team’s name to turn into the Washington/Anacostia Nationals of Las Vegas..)

Apparently, the armed forces wants in. Under terms being considered, the National Guard would pay $6 million for a three-year deal that would start April 14, the date of the Nationals’ first home game, the sources said.

Buuuuuut.. a voice of reason.. from Senator Warner (R-VA)?!

The latest reports hint that the Nationals will not play in National Guard Field after all. When Virginia’s Senator Warner heard that the National Guard might spend $6 mil to sponsor the ballpark, he phoned in his objection. “Not an appropriate use of scarce military funds in a time of war,” Warner said.

Hmm, you think? Certainly Pimp My Ride could add a few retrofitted armor kits to the Hummers in Iraq with that kind of cash flow.. though the gas, on the otherhand, still might be a little too pricey.

Related: http://dpnation.blogspot.com/2005/04/taxation-wo-representation.html
Related: Slow Start for RFK Naming Rights (washpost)


shamrock. eve.

March 16, 2005

so wholly unprepared for st pattys considering what went on 364 days ago..

http://www.theonion.com/opinion/index.php?issue=4110

Social Security Refo…. Yawn.
The Washington Post reports that the more people learn about Bush’s plan to reform Social Security, the less they like it. Funny how people are more cautious about changing Social Security than invading a sovereign nation. Perhaps they can tie Social Security to 9/11. We suspect it’s not so much, however, that people don’t like the President’s plan as it is people don’t like numbers. They do like guns and bad guys. Especially bad guys with moustaches. Involve the guns and bad guys (with moustaches!) in the Social Security debate — “freedom accounts” PLUS “AARP supports shoe bombers” — you may have yourself some legislation.
Skepticism of Bush’s Social Security Plan Is Growing [WP]
wonks

Bracketology: The first Presidential March Madness Bracket. Hey, both bracket winners do end up at the White House.

Howard Dean was Rolling Stone’s worst-selling magazine cover of the year.