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Commuting Blues: This video shot yesterday shows a bus driver on the x2 route getting into a heated argument with a passenger who the driver says didn’t pay his fare. The situation escalates as other passengers get involved and confront the driver. Metro Transit Police ultimately had to come and break up the argument. -3

Brunch Is for Jerks: This says it all: “Seasoned with the self-satisfaction of knowing the latest and hippest brunch boîte and the pleasure of ordering eggs Benedict made with jamón Ibérico and duck eggs, something so fundamentally conformist can seem like the height of urban sophistication. Worse than adolescent, it is an adolescent’s idea of how adults spend their time.” +2

Good Find: Someone found a rare picture of Gen. Robert E. Lee‘s slaves in Virginia on eBay. The photo will be on display for the first time at the Arlington House this Saturday. +5

Drink Bling: Would you like that drink on the rocks? At a new downtown restaurant, Second State, those rocks will cost you an extra dollar. -4

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 51 Friday Bonus:+2 Today’s score: Today’s Needle rating: 53