The Morning News: Wintry Mix Edition

Today on the roads is going to be a lot of fun. There are rolling street closures downtown near the March for Life, oh and by the way, wintry mix will start late this morning and continue as sleet and rain this afternoon. Don’t drive today unless you have to.

Maryland Commutes Awful Today

If you were using either Wisconsin Avenue to the Northwest or Annapolis Road to come into the city, you know just how bad it is out there. Between the fire still smoldering at the tire shop in northeast yesterday, and this morning’s fire at JP’s Night Club on Wisconsin Ave, it was pretty rough to transit through those areas. Get ready for cranky coworkers.

Stadium $40+M Over Budget

The costs associated with purchasing the land needed for the new Nationals Park has pushed the stadium $43M over budget. The District’s CFO Natwar Gandhi relied on a study by consulting firm Deloitte that insisted the land would cost no more than $77M. Then it was $98M. Now it seems to have been $127M. Gotta love it when the consultants you paid all that money still get to pocket it despite their obvious fuckup. Well done, DC.

Maryland Phonebook Misprint Leads to Sex Line

There’s a lot to laugh at here. Whether it’s the concept of physical paper-based phonebooks, the continued existence of phone sex lines, or the guy who decided to look up the governor’s office line in his phonebook, I’m not sure, but this is stupid good fun. I mean, I know we get screwed by the government all the time, but, who knew they’d give you a reacharound?

1 Comment so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    +25 points for using the word "reacharound." 100 points and you win! Seriously, I tried for the longest time to use the word "nutsack" in some sort of appropriate way before I finally managed to do it. Good going!

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