Borderstan’s Missing Links from the Great Big Internet

by April 12, 2013 at 10:00 am 0


What did you miss during the past week on the great big Internet? (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Willis Shawver. Follow him on Twitter at @WShawver or email him at Willis[AT] 

The Internet is a big place and you can’t be expected to see everything. Don’t worry: Borderstan Missing Links are here to help. We’ve collected some highlights from the past week that you might have missed. Enjoy!

The District

  • Home prices in DC rose 13.6 percent on average this past year. (UrbanTurf)
  • Whatever you do, don’t park in front of David Gregory’s house. (The Washington Post)
  • Maryland Live casino in Hanover opened table games this week. (The Baltimore Sun)
  • Yo-Yo Ma and former Guns N’ Roses drummer ask congress for more arts funding. (WTOP)
  • Need another reason to quit? A pack of cigarettes in DC could climb above $8. (DCist)
  • Speaking of bad habits. DC to collect over $42 million in “sin taxes” this fiscal year. (Examiner)
  • Metro gives up on trying to repair troubled rail cars. Will buy new ones instead. (The Washington Post)

Food and Drink

  • Local celebrity chef Mike Isabella might be distancing himself from Bandolero. (Washington City Paper)
  • Sequestration claims another victim. White House assistant chef gets furloughed. (DCist)
  • Danish “recovery beers” and other hangover cures from around the world. (FOODBEAST)


  • The next strain of flu might come from horses, bats, or even seals. Really. (Gizmodo)
  • Think you could outrun a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Think again. (i09)

Pop Culture

  • ‘Vote for Pedro’, ‘I Got Wood’ and other iconic t-shirts in movies. (ShortList)
  • You’re never going to guess how they made the dinosaur sounds in Jurassic Park. (Vulture)
  • IMBD users vote for the 10 worst movies of all time. (Huffington Post)
  • Gavin Rossdale is still getting it done. 90’s band hunks, then and now. (Buzzfeed)


  • The answer to one of life’s greatest mysteries. How Arnold Palmer orders an Arnold Palmer. (Yahoo)
  • For those of us who love to over analyze things. The anatomy of a really bad strike call. (FanGraphs)

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