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Dry Humor:  A huge Canada Dry delivery truck crashed, blocked all northbound lanes on 14th Street and Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, and made for a great photo op. -1

Eternal Optimists: “If you hate winter, next week through the first couple of days of March may have you hating life,” writes the Capital Weather Gang. -3

Nats Overload: Local musician Scott Gold has made entire musical album inspired by the Washington Nationals  (a possible first!). While the Nats pride required for such an undertaking is admirable, a listen to the first two released songs makes two songs seem quite sufficient. +/-0

War on War: Move over war on cars—-long-shot mayoral candidate Reta Lewis says there’s a war on churches in D.C., and it’s rooted in parking. -2

Friday’s Needle rating: 37 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 31