Friday Links: Stuff You Might Have Missed

by June 28, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 Comment


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

  • Museum of National History scores its first full Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. (DCist)
  • Nearly 400 koi fish were stolen from a pond in an industrial park in Herndon, VA. (CBSLocal)
  • City of Alexandria passes ordinance that allows bicyclists to ride on sidewalks. (WAMU)
  • Michigan Congressman proposes bill that would eliminate all traffic cameras in the District. (DCist)
  • DC Council votes to lower the sale tax from 6% to %5.75. Lowest level since 2009. (Washington Times)
  • The Rolling Stones zing President Obama over NSA wiretaps during DC concert. (Washington Post)
  • Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk donates first skateboard to Smithsonian. (WJLA)
  • Mayor Gray prioritizes education spending with $92 million in projected local revenue. (BizJournal)

DC Housing

  • For only 2.6 million you could have this old DC engine station. Fire poll included. (Estately)
  • DC Chief Financial Officer forecasts an end to the city’s population growth. (CityPaper)
  • The Atlantic Plumbing Supply Company building next to the 9:30 Club is no more. (Price of Petworth)

Popular Culture

  • Kinda racist? No worries. Paula Dean’s cookbook jumps to #1 on Amazon best sellers list. (BuzzFeed)
  • A map of the United States that shows the most famous company brand from each state. (DesignTaxi)
  • Have you been wondering what actor Rick Moranis has been up to? Wonder no more. (HeebMag)


  • PETA ranks Nats Park as the third most vegetarian-friendly stadium in MLB. (Washington Post)
  • Joe Theismann interested in replacing Sam Huff on the Redskins radio broadcasts. (NBC Sports)
  • Not satisfied with free burritos for life, Bryce Harper scores some free Cap’n Crunch. (Washington Post)
  • With the third pick in the NBA Draft, the Wizards select Otto Porter Jr. from Georgetown. (SBNation)
  • Every single shot Lebron James made during game 7 of the NBA Finals in one GIF. (DeadSpin)
  • Don’t hate on the mullet. Rendon’s hair sparks Nationals rallying call. (Washington Post)

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