Welcome to the inaugural edition of Far Out vs. Hot Dang, a weekly assemblage of whatever we hear rattling around in D.C.’s cultural chasm. On one side are the deep thoughts, the innovations, the reflections, the revelations, the oddballs and the acid trips. On the other side are the conflicts, the punchlines, the unqualified successes, the flameouts, the big blasts and the oh-wows. Or something like that.