Dear D-Libs: The photos don’t entice

So I get these emails from Drink Liberally, a remnant of the 2004 election that I went to all of once as the meeting I attended bored me and (sorry Tom) they were at RFD, the most boring pub in town.

Filled with very earnest guys and a few wonky women (none as hot as the ex-Wonkette), talk quickly became way too political and policy for my tastes. As I tried to find a fun group to chat with, I noticed that RFD is essentially a large empty box with walls covered with sports TV. Great if you are a Redskins fan, crap if you hate the mind-suck of TV.

To try and tease more folks down to their Wednesday night drinks, now at Mark & Orlando’s, they linked to their Flickr account in this week’s email to show off how fun DCDL is. Word to the marketing department, if you’re gonna post photos, make them eye-worthy.

The photo I have here – that’s the best one of the bunch. The rest are even too boring for CSPAN.

7 Comments so far

  1. jen (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 11:25 am

    those pictures are pretty funny. does dc really need MORE opportunities for wonky liberals to get together in dull bars and talk politics? i didn’t know this was a hugely under-served market. now that i know that it is, maybe i’ll be inspired to go out more. (just not to mark & orlando’s on wednesday nights.)


  2. Don (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    My grandma always used to say that nothing makes for a boring party more than a group of people who all hate America.

    I still like RFD, though it may be that what I like about it is what makes Wayan think it’s dull. It is kind of cavernous, and even with a big crowd you can usually hear your friends talking. Unlike neighboring Fado, where it’s always hard to hear.


  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    Well my grandma used to say nothing makes for a boring party more than a group of people who love America. ;)

    (Actually, what she really would’ve said is that nothing makes for a more boring party than guests who discuss politics. Ho-hum…)


  4. Don (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    To quote Janeane Garofalo, it’s okay to love America, just don’t looooooove America. And I agree, the only thing that makes a party worse than a group of people loudly arguing with each other over politics is a group of people loudly agreeing with each other about politics.


  5. WFY (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    I interned at the DNC one summer and it appears little has changed about the happy hours…


  6. wayan (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 12:29 am

    Ya know what’s sweet – throwing a par-tay and when able to see straight the next day, finding photos like this one, of Don’s big fat & wet kisses in your camera.


  7. Don (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 1:10 am

    Who you calling fat??

    and when did I turn into a ghost?



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