Wednesday, September 20, 2006

DCeptette: Fussy hauteur of power version.

  1. File under: I'm just sayin' is all:Check it, I've got no reason to believe the Shiny Headed Mullah will be any better at runnin' this shit than the average box of rocks. Still, when you say that you'll find a way to put Dan "The Man" Tangherlini, the most awesome municipal administrator in TEH WORLD to work for you if the idiot board of WMATA decide, like a bunch of idiots, to idiotically NOT keep the best thing to ever happen to Metro in years, that should be getting your attention. It's crazy to me that WMATA hasn't swiped that "interim" label from Tangherlini's title by now. Sure, make all the excuses you want--that there's a process, that it's complicated...whatevs. It just shows that they aren't very serious people. But Dan is not someone we should lose to some other municipality. Kudos to Fenty for backing him up.
  2. I don't know what the high point of this article from The Hill--profiling Congresswoman Linda Sanchez--is, but I've narrowed it down. It's perhaps the moment where the author compares her to a salad, or it could be the point at which he compares her to a plate of nachos. Or, like most Hill articles, it could be the simple fact that the article is legible and has plenty of third-grade writing style. What would have happened if they had served any more food? Makes you wish the writer had the opportunity to compare her to mole sauce or something. I'm also loving the fact that the editor just got out and ran with the food imagery in the subhed--I mean, WHO CARES if the article just REPEATS the exact same phrases? In other news, officials are mystified after several metaphorical horses were found beaten to death outside The Hill's office. [The Hill]
  3. David Banh banks, like, a kabillion credits from TJHSST, graduates from UVa. in ONE YEAR. Crazy, you say? Not as crazy as going there for four years and ending up all crazily invested in our frequently mediocre basketball team, that's for sure. [Washington Post]
  4. No Art-o-Matic this year. Leaving us with just one question: Has your thirst for destroying amateur art at last been sated, Blake Gopnik?! [DCist]
  5. Tragicomic and ironic: Christians are arrested in Indonesia and convicted of planning a terrorist act. Indonesian authorities follow the Bush example of anti-terror jurisprudence. Right-wing bloggers whine that they would have sworn that there were these, uhm, CONVENTIONS...written up somewhere in...what's that place...with the clocks and the chocolate and the Nazi gold OH YEAH, SWITZERLAND...and shouldn't the full weight and moral authority be brought to bear on behalf of these Christians, who may, in fact, BE terrorists? Indeed, this shit just writes itself. [Unclaimed Territory]

2 comments:

Big Head Rob said...

We're going to miss you, DCeiver.

The Deceiver said...

But I'm...not...leaving...

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