Ball Gall: A Ballston cafe’s logo, which is plastered on its front window, looks just like a penis. But despite ridicule from Yelp reviewers and passers-by, the restaurant is sticking by it and won’t take it down. +3

Caffeine High: Today in completely arbitrary national rankings, a D.C. coffee shop was named as one of the top 50 coffee shops in the country by the Daily Meal. Congrats, Peregrine Espresso! +2

This Is Nuts: A local baby squirrel fell out of its nest and broke its ankle and now has a bright red cast+2

Peep Show: One of the Washington Post‘s 2014 Peep Show semifinalists re-created D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans‘ mayoral announcement at Le Diplomate, er, Le Peeplomate. +2

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 66 Today’s score: +9 Today’s Needle rating: 75