331 H Street, NE

hahaha awesome. Just saying…

“Once inside you will quickly find this is no normal headshop. We have something for everyone here.

Island Dyes is home of SYN Glass, the makers of one the best and almost indestructible waterpipes on the market. Don’t stop there though, we have righteous tie dies, bodacious hats and accessories you won’t find anywhere else. Flower power to the people!”


naked dude
Photo by PoPville flickr user MJWein

“Dear PoPville,

I saw this guy Sunday night and can’t really get it out of my mind and want to know if others saw him/if this is a repeat offender… I was in my car, making a left onto 14th street from Irving, directly across from the CH metro, when I glanced out the driver’s side window and saw a completely naked man jogging down the sidewalk and turning onto Irving. Not only was he naked, but he was totally hairless and covered (as in, all over) in tattoos. The most disturbing part was that literally nobody else on the crowded sidewalk seemed to notice him and/or care. Was I hallucinating?”

georges de paris

Back in 2009 – Danny Harris did a People’s District post on Georges de Paris. There’s a really interesting obituary in the Post:

“But Mr. de Paris, as he fashioned himself, was neither born Georges nor was he from Paris. He was Georgios Christopoulos of Kalamata, Greece, and he came to the United States about 1960 after a stint in the Greek navy and tailoring apprenticeships in Germany and France.

Mr. de Paris died Sept. 13 at a hospice center in Arlington, Va.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user rockcreek

Alright serial fans – the New York Times reports on season two:

“The next season of the hugely successful podcast “Serial” will focus on the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who went missing from his base while deployed in Afghanistan in 2009 and held prisoner by the Taliban, a person familiar with the project said.”


“Dear PoPville,

I want to find my pair of lost/stolen cowboy boots.

As we were breaking up, my ex took them and gave them to a random girl at Ebenezer’s Coffee House at 2nd and F NE. I’ve made posters to put up around the area, but missing cowboy boots is kind of hilarious, and I really want them back so maybe this would help.”

no drone zone

From the FAA:

“As the Papal visit approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia that these cities and the surrounding communities are No Drone Zones from September 22 through September 27, 2015.

“If you plan to attend any of the Papal visit events, please leave your drone at home,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “Anyone flying a drone within the designated restricted areas may be subject to civil and criminal charges.”

The FAA has flight restrictions in place in and around Washington, DC, New York and Philadelphia (Notice 1,Notice 2). Flying a drone anywhere Pope Francis will visit is against the law. Any unmanned aircraft (UAS) – including radio-controlled model aircraft/UAS – are subject to FAA requirements.

The airspace around Washington, DC is more restricted than in any other part of the country. A prohibition against flying any type of unmanned aircraft without specific approval exists around the District of Columbia, cities, towns, and airports. The FAA temporarily has expanded restrictions for all aircraft, including drones, to include Potomac Airfield, College Park, and Washington Executive/Hyde Park airports.”