Wednesday, November 09, 2005

DCeptette: Triumph of the Eyebrow version.

  1. Well, we're returned from both our guest stint on Wonkette and our lengthy Source Theatre residence. Let me tell you: lots of people out there think those Gawker bloggers have it easy. Dude: that was some hard work. Exhilirating, but tough all the same. Experiencing the way Ana operates in real-time, effortlessly connecting dots on the fly, was an unbelievable experience, as was the compressed cycle of going into and out of writer's block. Crazy. Crazy! Many thanks to Ana and Lock and T. Mills (who is the personal fishmonger of a figure we mentioned during my guest spot, which generated an idea that would have been totally effing hilarious that I chose not to post because I didn't want to get him fired) and the DCists. But if i had to single out anyone specific for MVP status during the two days of Wonketting, I have to hand the trophy to Catherine and Tom over at Unrequited Narcissism. If they had not invented Butterstick...man, it would have been ugly. That damn panda was a lifesaver, and I kept saying, "Butterstick, if you've got something to shed some light, use it tonight."
  2. Let's give some applause to the Catholic University Women's Soccer Team, CAC Champions and first-time entrant in the Division III National Championship Tournament. The undefeated Cardinals take on Lynchburg this Saturday at Christopher Newport University, so think good thoughts on their behalf. And by the way: Catholic schoolgirl soccer players? Total value add. Ave Maria.
  3. Virginia's statehouse remains blue after Tim Kaine defeated Jerry Kilgore tonight--rather soundly, I might add. For the national Democrats, unfortunately, there won't be much to take away from this election as far as lessons that can guide them in the future--Kaine basically matched Kilgore step for step in the dull-as-dishwater and nasty-as-a-bunghole categories, ultimately winning because Mark Warner is basically the mack. Maybe what the DNC can take away is Mark Warner--who's quite possibly on to bigger and better things. Actually, if you want to look at a race that might me rich with lessons for Democrats in 2006, I suggest you study Dave Poisson out in Loudon County (yes, a Democrat with a French last name--meaning "fish" for Christ's sake--won in red Loudon), where the key was laser-like concerns for kitchen table issues. As for Kilgore, well, what's the name for someone who rips off Coldplay's "Clocks" for an attack ad? Loser. See you in the dustbin of history, Jerry.
  4. The useless Minutemen show up in Herndon to harass day-laborers, but the good news is that finally there are people in Herndon who truly do need to go back home, get real jobs and start contributing to the fucking economy. (Washington Post)
  5. Oldie but goodie: Local blogger makes like a pretty little naif and gets his mind blown--just BLOWN!--witnessing shady doings on U Street. Heavens to Betsy, what his innocent eyes have SEEN! Somehow, he fought through the shock to name drop the obscure band he was listening to in the car. That's some display of pretentiousness under fire. (Metroblogs)

8 comments:

Castor OiL said...

Nice to have you back.

James said...

Was Wonkette's readership up during your short stay? I imagine that it must have been.

The Governess said...

My personal favorite: "This is the rough night for Republicans, but I got to tell you ? you've got to keep perspective," Black said. "Because before there was Ronald Reagan, there was Jimmy Carter."

The Ghost of Gordon Sumner said...

When you referred to useless Minutemen, I thought you were talking about my alma mater. And when people talk shite about UMass, it hurts. Right here. (I am pointing at my heart, by the way.)

John said...

Glad you're back.

rcr said...

Metroblogs: what worthless tripe. Usage of "sweet," "bitchin'," and "pop a cap" indicates that post was most likely written by a 10th grader.

PK said...

The Minutemen have pioneered the field of solving immigration problems in the most hateful, spiteful, petty way possible. Way to go, boys.

And DCeiver, you've got Kaine all wrong. Nice guy. More importantly, SMART guy. Hard to figure where you'd draw the parallel with Kilgore...

tom said...

Glad to have you back, DCeiver.

But it's I who owe you the thanks. Sure, the next fifty or sixty years will largely be composed of meaningless toil -- but at least "contributed to a minor internet fad" can now go on the ol' tombstone. Score.