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by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

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?

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

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…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

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.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

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.”

Unfortunately I can’t find my other old photos but Atlas Obscura has some good shots and writes:

“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.”

Ed. Note: Gore Vidal, Tim Russert, a Prime Minister and a Princess are buried in this cemetery among other notables.

by Prince Of Petworth November 5, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

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?

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0

hahaha thanks to Jen for sending: “this cat tree craigslist post brightened my day”

Super Ridiculous Cat Tower – $75

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…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

Well this is just bonkers.

The Washington Post reported:

“Gray, 75, “basically told the guy to chill out,” and was shoved out the door, said the adviser, Chuck Thies. Thies said Gray was at the club for “Art All Night,” a city wide arts festival.”

NBC Washington reported:

“[Sheila Bunn, Gray’s chief of staff] Bunn told News4 that Gray, 75, had said, “Don’t I look old enough?”

The DC Eagle gave News4 the following statement: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

photo courtesy Draken

From a press release:

“The Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Harfagre (Draken) at The Wharf’s Transit Pier from Friday, October 5 to Monday, October 15.

As part of the festivities, the Royal Norwegian Embassy will host a ceremony to welcome the arrival of the Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Harfagre (Draken). In partnership with Norway’s Embassy Adoption Program, students from MacFarland Middle School and Roosevelt High School, guests and speakers will gather on Transit Pier to greet the Draken as it sails into port with a display of Viking valor and excitement. (more…)


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