City Paper is not for tourists
What ho, D.C.! And, er, Happy Lent. Here’s what’s new:
*Crime: WUSA9 reports that D.C. Police are searching for Alice Raffner, a 56-year-old white female who is “5’2″ tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair.”
*Traffic: Petworth News features a chilling FlipCam movie about the perils of motoring around Grant Circle.
*Science: ABC7 reports that the National Zoo’s whistling orangutans may just help us unlock the mysteries of human speech. And they have video! But I bet they didn’t capture a multigenerational gorilla prizefight. [Via Borderstan.]
*Burris: Via WaPo: “Sen. Burris Helps D.C. Celebrate Voting Rights.” And boy does he look cheerful.
…did they have to capture the horse biting his knee or shooing a fly or something….. I can just imagine the horse thinking: “Man I stood still for 4 hours for the artist, I have one moment of weakness, and that’s the pose I’m immortalized in? Horseshit!”
Photo courtesy of Charis Tsvevis.