There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The King Rules: Sports Illustrated’s Peter King will no longer use the offensive real name of the Washington Pigskins in his offshoot blog, MMQB. +5
Buzz It Out: The word “buzzard” in Buzzard Point brings back bad memories, and some people are trying to change the name for rebranding purposes. -1
Shake It Up: Two new Shake Shacks are making their way to the District. +2
Tattered Laws: D.C.’s Department of Health proposed regulations that would require people to wait 24 between the time they request a tattoo or piercing and when they can actually get it. -6
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 70 Today’s score: 0 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 72