Wall Worries: A wall fell on the sidewalk barrier around the new Cleveland Park Giant, raising the question: Are people going to get crushed walking by a construction site? -6

Metaphor Breaks: Groupon has backed off of the “dam breaking” copy it used to sell tickets to Wizards games. -3

Fairfax Gets Nosy: Fairfax County is considering forcing its employees who smoke to take classes to help them quit. -2

Costco Opens: As of today, the D.C. Costco is open. Lets all get huge amounts of things. +3

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 30 Today’s score: -8 Thursday’s Needle rating: 22