I still don’t know how I feel about the hand reaching up in the ‘dc’, but since it’s a throw-back to the old Bullets uniforms I’ll let it go. I’ll forgive all the flaws of the new uniforms just because I love the new color scheme and I love the monument ball logo. I think they need to drop that stupid wizard already.
“Organized by Adam Kokesh … a dance protest last Saturday attracted dozens of people who engaged in silent dancing inside the hall of the Jefferson Memorial. But even as they swayed in silence, the D.C. police viciously assaulted them, choking Adam Kokesh around the throat, then picking him up and violently slamming his body to the ground.
This is the new standard of violent government oppression in America: The mere fact that your body is moving rhythmically is now enough to get you violently assaulted by law enforcement. That this is taking place inside the memorial of Thomas Jefferson is, all by itself, an insult to what the memorial itself stands for: Freedom. If anything, Jefferson would have welcomed the idea of people dancing, singing, speaking and even dissenting in the hall of his memorial. Thomas Jefferson, after all, was the most famous anti-government revolutionary in U.S. history. And it was he who warned about the rise of corporate fascism and runaway government power.
In response to the violent arrest of dancers last Saturday, Adam Kokesh is organizing this repeat dance protest this Saturday, which aims to attract hundreds of people to come dance at the Jefferson Memorial.
It’s called the Dance Party at TJ’s! Here is the Facebook event page. Dancing commences at exactly twelve noon. Importantly, you do NOT have to risk being arrested if you don’t want to… just dance outside the memorial (on the steps) in a show of support. If you wish, you can dance inside the memorial and risk being arrested or even violently attacked by the vicious D.C. park police who somehow think they have the right to physically attack free individuals right inside the Jefferson memorial itself!”
I think I may have to go to this.
Northern Liberty Market in 1920, Washington D.C.
“a woman is the only thing i am afraid of that i know will not hurt me” -president lincoln
Wizards’ New Uniforms Perfect Except For The Word “Wizards” On the Front. Rumors have been flying for a while now that the Washington Wizards were going to go back to their old color scheme, from when they were the Bullets. And today, they confirmed those rumors with these new and most excellent uniforms. But man oh man, that team nickname looks more pointless and out of place than ever. DITCH IT, TEDDY.
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Yeesss. These are fantastic. I firmly believe that every city should adopt a color scheme that should stretch across all sports. I know this is near impossible for most cities, but at the very least Washington needs to be Red, White and Blue (but what to do with those Redskins’ unis…). I’m also wildly supportive of shifting the name back to the Bullets (I went to a Wizards game this year and the mascot is as silly looking [if not moreso] than you’d expect).
Now if we can only get those pesky Hornets to adopt the far more logical color scheme of black and gold…
Just in time for my graduation and departure from New York comes The Rumpus’s Post-Grad Hipster’s Guide to Inhabitable U.S. Cities.
Bwahaha. Seems appropriate since I just applied for an internship like an hour ago. How long until I’m qualified to make more money than someone working at a fast food joint (/any money at all)?
All kinds of sacred geometry going on here. The whole city of Washington DC is similarly laid out. It’s a beautiful city, amazingly designed, and imbued with great philosophical and magical significance.
Having lived there for five years, I can also say that it’s a royal pain in the ass to drive through.
Seeing an aerial shot of the Mall is always fascinating. Speaking of, I really need to make it to a museum - ASAP.