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CDs are evil, if only for this reason: They’ve taken all the fun out of record shopping. More and more, records are for so-called “collectors” who compulsively comb flea markets or backwater shacks for seldom-seen 33s, 45s, and 78s. CDs have made us all not only philistines, but downright stupid as well. Why else would we plunk down $16 for a 2-cent piece of plastic after being inundated with such sophisticated ad copy as “Goody Got It”? But all is not lost. With the latest Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries record sale, even the vinylly challenged get a chance to go back to the good old days when anyone could pick up a strange sleeve and take it home on a whim—and without regret. And at $1.50 a record, you can stick your tongue out at anyone who dares to say “You bought that on vinyl?” From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries, 2200 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free (sales proceeds benefit Goodwill’s job-training and placement programs for people with disabilities). (202) 636-4225. (Annys Shin)