2018 ladies and gentlemen. 2018 cont. Thanks to Michelle for sending the update from USA Today:
“The creator of a viral prank video which claimed to shame porch thieves using a high-tech glitter bomb has admitted that some of the reactions in the video were faked.”
I posted this as a comment response to my recent viral tweet/video but I’m posting it as a new tweet as well: pic.twitter.com/g2VHsQWh1z
— Mark Rober (@MarkRober) December 20, 2018
Thanks to Jenny for sending:
“I pass this old-ish Volvo almost every day on my walk to work, parked on Tilden by Melvin Hazen Park. Just noticed this awesomeness”
Thanks to Rachel for sending:
“Out with the old and in with the new.
Taking last year’s Christmas tree out and replacing it with this year’s.”
I obviously has to find out more info.
“It was quite an ordeal to get all the lights and ornaments off of it because the branches were literally breaking off, so this year the plan is to take it down before the first day of spring.”
And a little more.
“Well originally it was going to be just our Christmas tree, then it turned into a “winter tree” with the plan to take it down in like March, but the tree still looked so nice and green that we just decided to keep it up. It started to look a little rough by the time summer came around, but things got busy and we just kinda forgot that it was there. Not sure how you start to not notice a tree in your tiny 800 sq ft. apartment, but apparently it happens haha”
And the icing.
“This is also the second time my boyfriend has kept a (real) Christmas tree up for an entire year. Definitely going to be the last time though (fingers crossed!)”
A new bar has been set. I don’t believe this can be topped. Well done Rachel and boyfriend – well done indeed!!
Photo by PoPville flickr user andy ward
This was one of my all time favorite Friday Questions and since my head probably hurts from the 12 year anniversary happy hour last night – indulge me with a revisit!! It’s funny when I first asked this question back in 2012 my answers were Howard Stern or Doris Kearns Goodwin. But today my answer without a doubt is Amy Schumer. So who’s the most famous person who went to your high school? Most famous from college? From your hometown?
hahaha this is too good. Thanks to Morgan for sending from craigslist: Two Libertarian Couches of Vague Historic Significance – $500
I am selling two sectional couches of vague historical significance.
They are located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
These couches were previously owned by libertarian icon and presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul. They sat in his home living room during his time in Congress. (more…)
I know this might be out of the normal scope, but it’s affected a few of my DC friends as well. It looks like we are all getting really odd shipping times on Amazon. I am a prime member ordering items that are in stock and the shipping times are both odd and outrageous. Anyone know what’s going on?
Prime sometimes offers next day delivery with a small fee. But almost always has free two day delivery, see below.”
Thanks to Susan for sending a sad update on the legendary Evelyn Y. Davis, who’s tombstone is in Rock Creek Church cemetery in Petworth. “Queen of the Corporate Jungle. 1929 – Forever”
The New York Times reported yesterday:
“Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and transparent, died on Sunday in Washington. She was 89.”
“The notorious gadfly decided to erect her own postmortem monument in 1981 to celebrate her successes. She used the tombstone to list her resume, divorces (there are four, two of which were etched in at later dates), and the fact that she never had children. One of the accompanying stones contains a quote that clearly sums up her philosophy on life: “Power is greater than love, and I did not get where I am by standing in line nor by being shy.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
And I can no longer bear the burden alone.
From the Tenleytown listserv:
“100+ 32 oz. Used Plastic Yogurt Containers
Some have lids.
Take one or take all.”
1. That is a lot of yogurt.
2. What can one do with 32 oz. Used Plastic Yogurt Containers?
hahaha thanks to Jen for sending: “this cat tree craigslist post brightened my day”
Our ridiculous human (Ben) bought us this cat tower. Doesn’t he know we’d rather have a soft, unmade bed than a cat condominium? Who does he think we are? We’re not the kind of cats who enjoy clawing at one of 7 scratching posts (the sofa is just fine, thank you). (more…)