Thursday, May 04, 2006

DCeptette: In pictures version

1. A Staircar Named Desire! Much thanks to the blogger at Too Many Words and the Flickrer Yolopey, both of whom bring us proof of life where the Arrested Development stair car is concerned. There it is, pictured at left, standing proudly in the foreground of a 24 firefight. Dig the reverent pool of soft light bathing the beloved vehicle. So best.


2. WTF? Goggle-eyed, freaky-deak psychonaut Nancy Grace was here in Washington, DC yesterday and the only people CNN warned were the sexual predators? Where's the fairness in that? I hope that at the very least, some rough and tumble Secret Service agents were dispatched to the National Archives with some lengths of pipe to watch over the Constitution. The fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments can't exactly protect themselves, you know?


3. Pictured at the right is the winning of WMATA's Student Poster Contest. It was created by David Hong of Stonewall Jackson High School, and I'm pretty sure the composition is called "Yoshimi Battles The Orange Escalefters" It is totally awesome. Speaking of, WNBA season is right around the corner...who will be the first sportwriter to pen an article titled "At War With The Mystics?" Don't let it be you. That's just some friendly advice.


4. Information Leafblower sent along a link to the cartoon figure at the left, found on the Thrillist website, and caused coffee to unexpectedly blurt out of my nose amid peals of laughter when he asked, "Is this Juggz?" Indeed, it bears an uncanny resemblance to a Vertigo Comics version of Jake Dobkin. Consider: one can easily imagine him practicing that eyebrow arch in the mirror for hours, and the flop sweat pouring off his brow as he labors mightily at keeping it REALLY real lends the theory some much needed verisimilitude. That doesn't make it a slam dunk case however. After all, his "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie is nowhere to be found in the composition. Plus, the character in the drawing is behaving in a very un-Juggz-like way, in that he is not seen crazily losing his shit over Mike Grass' continued determination to, uhm...you know...have a career and shit. We may never know the truth, but there's one thing that we know for sure: we may never want to know the truth, anyway.


5. Finally, at this weekend's Darfur rally, one photographer was so bewitched by one of his fellow shutterbugs--a comely lass of rubicund tresses--that a Missed Connection was launched soon thereafter. Well, this all came to the attention of FishbowlDC, and, according to them, the f-stop femme was none other than the skilled Liz Gorman, pictured at right, who David Lat and Alex Pareene have been turning to whenever they are in need of their one and only "Intrepid Girl Reporter." Liz, if possible, I'd like it if you could do all of Washington, DC a favor--you probably know this, but THE HILL runs a feature each year on the Fifty Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill. If you have a spare moment this May, maybe run up to their offices and just, you know, introduce yourself. It'd really help the whole city.

By the way, there will come a moment tomorrow where Kriston Capps will find himself unable to remember what Leigh Lezark looks like. You're welcome, Kriston.

12 comments:

Red Line said...

RE: Mystics column. You've got to be kidding. It'll be Mr. Tony, of course.

PK said...

What's REALLY impressive about the Metro poster is that it came from a kid at Stonewall, so it was entirely a work of imagination... I'm quite sure he's never actually seen a Metro train in his life.

Kriston said...

Ooooh eff. I'm sitting down for this.

p.s. Please inform Ms. Gorman that she is not permitted to be both beautiful and so talented. Thank you.

Gibson said...

Re: staircar- while it would've been much easier for Jack to board the plane using the staircar, apparently all one needs to do to board a high security diplomatic flight is to pull up the hood on one's hoodie, grab two suitcases and simply walk into the baggage compartment.

liz said...

I'm not sure if this whole thing is really creepy or really funny.

jordan said...

wait, so you really have *nothing* to say about lost today?

The Deceiver said...

Jordan--Lost was hella bananas. Soon, dude, soon. Like tomorry, I hopes.

Liz--If I had a dime for everytime I heard that I'd have...err...$4.70 or so. I could totally buy those spring rolls I've been saving up for. But f'reals, your work is really excellent and you're a credit to our fair city.

Andy said...

Thanks for the cyclic links re: the stair car. Just for clarification, I'm the author of the website and the owner of the Flickr account - one and the same. Just didn't want to get twice the credit I should.

Keep up the 24gasms, best reading I do all week.

Kriston said...

Wow, now I feel vaguely creepy. Sorry 'bout that Liz!

Oh, and hey, no Leigh Lezark-less moment yet. Have I been DCeived?

Kriston said...

Wait, I know—margaritas! I'm going to do my damnedest.

Nate said...

Why does everyone seem so sure that this is the stair car rather than simply a stair car. Unless it actually said Bluth Industries on the side, I call shenanigans.

Anonymous said...

i took that picture, did liz give it to you? otherwise, where did you get it from?

ak@andrewk.org