Giant Food has stores all over the DMV. Here’s the sign I saw tonight entering the store in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Well done.
Here’s the link to donate to the Navy Yard Relief Fund referenced in the sign below to assist families affected by the recent Navy Yard shooting. I’ve made one. Please consider doing so if you can.
“We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient,” he said. “If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.”
My two ideas for Mr. Bezos’ ‘golden era’ would be to 1) open up the Post’s web 2.0 capabilities. If you offer up the newspaper’s content to say blogs in an innovative way, that will help drive readership. 2) I like the Express newspaper a lot. Instead of distributing it during morning rush hour, why not distribute it in the evening rush hour with ‘fresh’ news from the morning and early afternoon? Right now, it’s pretty much a regurgitation of what is in the morning paper. I used to LOVE the Washington Star when it was delivered in the evening.
That’s my two cents Mr. Bezos.
So sorry to hear the news today that the 9:30 club’s ‘Big’ Josh Burdette has died. In the many times I attended a concert at the 9:30 club, you couldn’t help but notice his presence. He was always polite even when throwing out kids with a fake ID.
Considering last year’s run to the playoffs, this is a little surprising.
Via CBS DC/WNEW
D.C. traffic on game nights might seem to indicate otherwise, but apparently the Nationals are one of the least popular teams in baseball.
Harris Interactive’s annual report on the popularity of Major League Baseball teams is out, and the Nats ranked 26 on the list of 30. The team ranked above only the Oakland Athletics, the Houston Astros, the Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The top five teams on the list are the Yankees, the Red Sox, the Braves, the Dodgers and the Rangers. The nearby Baltimore Orioles are 17th.
To be fair, each of the top five teams has been playing in its home state for decades. The Nats, on the other hand, have only been in D.C. since 2005.
Great piece by Charles Krauthammer in today’s Washington Post titled ‘Hail Armageddon’ on the sequester taking effect in Washington, D.C.
- Hail Armageddon (nationalreview.com)
- Krauthammer’s Take: Sequester ‘Most Ridiculously Hyped Armageddon Since the Mayan Calendar’ (nationalreview.com)
- Krauthammer: Here’s How Republicans Can Win the Argument Over “Sequestration” (townhall.com)