In Other News …

Rich-Businessman-Lighting-Cigar-With-100-Dollar-Bill-ShutterstockLuxury Doors Are Real Estate’s Newest Obsession [New York Post]  Whenever I go to someone’s house and they have a super-nice front door, I’m always puzzled that they’d expose something so valuable to a constant barrage of snow, wind, rain, hobo pee, etc.  Then I realize that that’s sort of the point, like when the evil rich guy in the movies uses a hundred dollar bill to light his cigar.

Japan Takes “Tiny Houses” Up A Notch At Tokyo Design Week  [Arch Daily]  Have you ever been to Japan?  Everyone’s using phones and computers that are from, like, five to seven years in the future.  It’s enough to wound your innate sense of American superiority.  But yeah, of course they’d go ahead and perfect the tiny house too.

DC Considering 49 L Street For Homeless Shelter  [JD Land]  Whew, the District has taken way way way too long to handle this homeless shelter issue.  I guess this is the other side of having a government that runs on money and political capital.  People who have neither just don’t get served.

Incredibly Rare Photo Of 1860s Capitol Dome Reconstruction  [Ghosts of DC]  Wait, does the Capitol look nice?  Or is it hideous?  I’ve never considered the question until now;  it was always just there.  I feel like when I turned 21 and my dad took me out for a beer, and as we were sitting at the bar, he started talking about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and I realized, “wait a second, my father is a real individual human being with hopes, dreams, and emotions just like me!  Oh, and he’s insane too.”

The 10 Most Expensive Houses For Sale In Anacostia  [Curbed DC]  Buying property in Anacostia right now is like buying Apple stock in 1982.  Just trust me.

Petition Protests Potential Tenleytown Chick-Fil-A  [Washington City Paper]  Am I the only one who doesn’t like Chick-Fil-A?  It’s just a piece of chicken on bread.  There’s something missing – possibly several somethings.  It’s like what you’d get if you followed a crappy recipe online about how to make McChicken ripoffs at home.

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