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Coming soon to late-night cable??

June 13, 2011

For awhile, a group of Georgetown editors mulled over the idea of doing a scandal survey ranking men in power behaving badly. It went something like this:

Rank the following alleged actions from 1 - 4, with 1 being most objectionable and 4 being the least: 

* Assaulting a hotel chambermaid while attending a monetary conference.

* Sending crotch tweets to women you don’t know.

* Fathering a love child with your nanny and keeping the nanny in the family home.

* Cloistering your baby’s mama while your wife is fighting illness and you're running for president.

But that survey was dumped in the virtual toxic bucket as it became clear that such a wide scope of trouser-dropping incidents could not be contained to a mere list of four.

Then the editors thought: perhaps a fashion story on men’s briefs and boxers, what styles are popular, and what turns women on.  Too trite.  And too much like current Michael Jordan ads for Hanes.

Then a non-editor friend hit upon an idea based on Rep. Anthony Weiner’s photographs of himself as a gym rat and published Sunday by the gossip website TMZ.  Weiner purportedly took the photographs himself with his smart (dumb) phone as he posed in his shorts (a hand on his private parts) in a mirror--allegedly in the House members’ gym.  

Should we do a TV quiz show like Jeopardy!, called “Match the Crotch”?  There would be a series of crotch shots of powerful men in their underwear.  Contestants would have to ask “Who is [man of power]?” to match the on-screen crotch shot.  

We’re still refining that idea.  So far, we know it’s for cable, not network.  Now if you have some photos to drop in to the suggestion box for the pilot series  . . .

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Kathleen Sibelius joins Girls on the Run Sunday, June 5

June 3, 2011

Girls on the Run is having their annual spring New Balance Girls on the Run -- DC 5k at American University on Sunday, June 5. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be there. Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember, Mary Cheh joined in last year.

Pre-race family festival activities and the Health Fair begin at 8:45 am and the race kicks off at 10 am.  After the race, Girls on the Run will have a table outside of Georgetown's Lululemon store where volunteers will hand out race cards and Baked and Wired cupcakes.

Girls on the Run – DC is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, founded in 1996, by Molly Barker, a visionary, Ironman triathlete. Today, there are nearly 170 locations  across the U.S. & Canada, with new locations added each year.  Girls on the Run® combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education.

For more information, contact Girls on the Run of Washington D.C.

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Bomb scare at Ace Hardware closes Wisconsin Avenue

May 31, 2011

Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park was closed off Tuesday afternoon for several hours while police and bomb-sniffing dogs  checked out a threat at Ace Hardware. The store re-opened late afternoon following a thorough store security check.

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