Category Archives: Random


He steals a bicycle and eventually has a run-in with a cop. Beyond that, I’m not sure what’s going on in this song by Leteči Potepuhi (The Flying Tramps). I have a funny feeling it’s not standard Slovene.

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Tenley Design Center

Would you entrust your design to the people who concocted this logo? You just know what would happen if they needed to add another word to their name …

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plumber's truck

The original crotch rocket?

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meditating from yard statue

Speaking of frogs (it appears we’re creating a subcategory to the Phone Photos category: Yard Fauna)—this taken in D.C. not far from home:

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two yard sculptures

One hopes the neighbors have found a common language even if their yard sculptures have not.

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Deep Throat plaque

In a metropolitan area full of history and historical markers, two plaques in Arlington, Virginia—just across the river from Washington, DC—are easy to miss. They sit a block apart in the Rosslyn neighborhood, consisting of office buildings, high-rise apartments, and fast-food restaurants. I passed them many times as a bicycle commuter before I stopped to […]

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Now we’ll post from the Kindle Fire. I’m sure it will work. Another colleague who was trying to help in my absence today mentioned that the post was going into the caption. So I guess I need to add a photo and a caption. Image uploading was a bit tetchy. I needed to add it […]

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I’m hearing that a colleague is having problems posting to my day job’s WordPress site using a Galaxy tablet and the web interface. So here I am posting from my Galaxy S3 phone, using the native browser. Let’s see if it works …

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Political activism starts early here in Washington, D.C.: Okay, okay, it’s the parents talking. Still, kinda cute.

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How messed-up would you have to be to even consider taking advantage of the services offered here on Connecticut Avenue? Or am I being an insufferable snob? You simply must ask what the Blue Plate Special is. For the record, this sign didn’t last long. Either the doctor(s) moved, or a better sign was made and […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman