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Morning, readers. Friday is upon us. Weird weather we’ve been having this week, huh? This low pressure system has made for a week of variable temps and plenty of precipitation.
It’s May 14, time for some “this day in history” fun:
- The last episode of Seinfeld aired in 1998, raking in $2 million per commericial.
- The 1989 Tianamen Square protests continued in Beijing, which began on April 14 and culminated in the June 4 massacre.
- Birthdays: Raphael Saadiq was born in 1966 (did you know he was the bassist for Tony! Toni! Toné!?); Facebook wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984.
DCist just has all the Top Chef news: First, they reported that the show finished filming in the District last weekend. So, no more sightings of Tom at Ben’s Chili Bowl, Padma at your local gym, and Gail hanging out with last season’s resident jerk–and Zaytinya chef–Mike Isabella. The sixth-most-popular word that comes up if you type “Mike Isabella” in Google’s entry field is “douche.” Not even kidding–try it yourself. But I digress; the next bit of info DCist reported is that show will air June 16, and local Tamesha Warren, a sous chef at the Oval Room, will be competing. Get your DVRs ready.
It looks like Elena Kagan will have a clear path to the Supreme Court, after garnering approval from several members of the GOP. In lieu of her stances on legal matters, we’re forced to debate her sexuality. The most popular Google search terms following her name are “husband” and “married.” She’s not married, she’s not a lesbian, and she’s not a freak. She’s just single. And it’s a good thing ladies aren’t Kagan’s personal preference because, according to the Pope, gay marriage is “insidious and dangerous.”
The Nats have been cleaning up this season. Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs last night in the 14-6 rout of the Rockies. They’re 20-15 now; last season it was well into June before they got their twentieth victory.