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Borderstan’s Missing Links from the Great Big Internet

by Borderstan.com — April 26, 2013 at 10:00 am 0

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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]borderstan.com. 

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

  • First DC clinic receives license to distribute medically prescribed marijuana. (DCist)
  • Virginia transportation board to consider new highway west of Dulles. (WAMU)
  • DC Government seizes almost $2.5 million from tax returns to offset unpaid parking tickets. (Examiner)
  • Share the road. Illinois Avenue NW in Petworth to get new bike lanes. (CityPaper)
  • Have you noticed less traffic in the District recently? You can thank sequestration. (DCist)
  • Proposed design for Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in DC gets initial approval. (The Washington Post)
  • Only two Metro board members report using public transportation every day. (Examiner)
  • Twenty-seven area high schools rank in the top 500 in America. Two in the District. (WTOP)
  • Development proposal for plot of land on Florida Avenue NW includes 200 micro units. (UrbanTurf)

Pop Culture

  • Drugs and stun gun found on Justin Bieber’s tour bus. Monkey remains captive in Germany. (Yahoo)
  • Fresh off her selection as most hated celebrity, Gwyneth Paltrow named most beautiful. (CNN)
  • Catholic church in Brooklyn gets with the times. Proclaims Jesus to be the “original hipster”. (Gawker)
  • TLC, Marky Mark, and Kriss Kross all together on Oprah. Can you handle the awesomeness? (BuzzFeed)
  • The now infamous University of Maryland sorority email writer resigns. (Gawker)
  • A collection of trashy lingerie catalogues from the 1980s. Butts, bosoms and big hair. (RetroSpace)

Sports

  • ESPN the Magazine rates the Redskins as the fifth worst drafting NFL team. (The Washington Post)
  • Davey Johnson does push ups in the dugout. I hope to be as spry when I’m 70. (DCist)
  • The Capitals rebound from a slow start to clinch Southeast division title, playoff spot. (ESPN)
  • New college football playoff is officially named, College Football Playoff. (USAToday)

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