Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by May 24, 2013 at 8:00 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

  • Oh, you didn’t know? There’s a new elephant named Bozie at the National Zoo. (DCist)
  • I knew all those crunches would pay off. DC is seventh healthiest city in America. (Huffington Post)
  • LivingSocial looks to boost profits by promoting concerts, festivals, and other events. (The Washington Post)
  • It’s good to ride your bike in DC, but there is still work to be done. (WAMU)
  • Third times a charm. DC woman claims 911 hung up on her three times. (WTOP)
  • Metro considering plans to let riders use smartphones or credits cards to pay for fairs. (WTOP)
  • The District is more populous than Vermont and Wyoming! DC twelfth in population growth. (DCist)
  • Damn. I was hoping y’all were gonna be gone this Memorial Day weekend. (The Washington Post)
  • New craft brewery, Atlas Brew Works, set to open at the end of summer in Northeast DC. (ElevationDC)

DC Housing

  • Old DC Post Office is one step closer to becoming high-end Trump Hotel. (BizJournal)
  • New Web portal helps charter schools trying to repurposed recently closed DCPS schools. (CityPaper)
  • Half of new home listings in the District are under contract within two weeks. (Redfin)
  • After NYC declares Airbnb illegal, what will happen to the service in Washington DC? (UrbanTurf)

Pop Culture

  • Lando Calrissian? Never! The 20 worst dressed movie characters. (ShortList)
  • Lucky Charms + Cheerios + Cinnamon Toast Crunch = Best cereal ever! (BuzzFeed)
  • Everything you need to know about the recently announced Xbox One. (Kotaku) 


  • Apparently the Nationals pitching coach posed for Playgirl in 1984. Oh, my. (The Washington Post)
  • What music pumps up Stephen Strasburg before a game? Lil Wayne and Garth Brooks. (YouTube)
  • The NCAA bans the use of twitter hashtags on college football fields. #lame #YOLO (Yahoo)
  • The Washington Wizards could go local with the third pick in the NBA draft. (The Washington Post)
  • Don’t expect an invitation, but RG3 would like to thank fans for the wedding gifts. (NBC4)

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