City Paper is not for tourists
CHRIS MATTHEWS PLAYED HARDBALL last night with the District, pounding Fenty like back-to-back snowstorms. D.C., said Matthews, has “the weather of Buffalo with the snowplowing capability of Miami.” LL dispatched Matthews nicely last night; for a more nuanced take check out yesterday’s Kojo NnamdeNnamdi, on which I heard DDOT head Gabe Klein remind people that you can’t fund snow removal with the expectation that you’ll get 15 inches a year, then freak out when that isn’t enough money to deal with 60. MORE SNOW MONDAY? Parents region-wide will freaking contemplate suicide if this happens. Today will be my kids’ seventh day in the house, and when you find yourself shaking your head knowingly at a Petula Dvorak column, you know it’s grim. Not “Johnny Damon looking for a job” grim, but close.
BY THE WAY DO YOU KNOW HOW SERIOUS THIS STORM WAS? It sort of affected New York City!
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? Google Buzz! I’m not sure what it is, but I have 31 followers on it and am following 45 others. Seems like a good way to keep up with my friends’ bon mots, even if it has a “huge privacy flaw.” We still get to care about privacy? Some things I learned in Google Buzz yesterday: Genius CP alum Mike Riggs has decided to consolidate all his information there: “Hey Buzzers! Welcome to my Google land, where everything tastes like John Mayer’s regret!” and stalwart contributor Aaron Leitko is organizing a videoshoot on the CP parking deck. “Aaron, is this offer only good while there’s snow piled up? How many cameras?” asked Tom Carrico at 10:07 p.m. Sorry if that’s a flaw in your privacy, dudes.
ALLEZ LES HABS! (Sorry.)