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Very Convincing: Mary Cheh doesn’t support income tax increases (highly relevant as the council’s budget deliberations come down to the wire). Naturally, the constituents who disagree with her stance made a video voicing their displeasure. Unfortunately, they can’t seem to hit a good rhythm.

As Funny as It Sounds: DCist reviews Swampoodle, which tells the story of, well, the old Irish neighborhood of Swampoodle that used to exist roughly where Union Station plunked itself down. Put on by Irish theater trip Solas Nua at the Uline Arena, it is apparently not the easiest to watch…but it’s worth it: “Dreamy ballet! Snarky janitors! Irish vs. Italians! Bouncing on tiptoes to see and hear! For those willing to accept the considerable challenges, Swampoodle the show — or Swampoodle the neighborhood, which, in some form, still exists for those who know where to look — just might have something truly special to offer.” For better historical context, see TBD.

Number One in Second Chance: Prince of Petworth might be on vacation this week, but his protege and substitute, who calls himself the Lord of Petworth, is just as skilled in comment (and traffic-driving) bait. In a post yesterday afternoon, the Lord asked the site’s ever-rowdy comment base, “What’s the perfect song for D.C.?” (Never mind that City Desk did something similar just over a month ago.) Respect is due to whomever suggested the Eastern Motors commercial jingle.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Ann Tarantino, reviewed! A Dismemberment Plan live album! George Clinton + Rockville = a comparatively more funky Rockville!