WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around DC) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy.
- Work to fix the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial starts today. What are they working on you ask? Well they are having the memorial’s quote removed as, according to Maya Angelou, “it [makes] King sound like an “arrogant twit.” The quote says, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” Yeah, not the best quote for a memorial. (via DCist)
- Segs in the City, a punny tour company that provides city tours via Segway, is suing the city of D.C. for impinging on their first amendment rights. Strange, right? Well, D.C. requires all tour guides to be licensed, which seems fair. BUT, Segs in the City refuses to license their guides and are declaring first amendment rights violations in being required to license their guides. Oh frivolous and strange lawsuits.
- D.C. may be no longer be the hip, young city it used to be. According to some, D.C. is being gentrified from hip and cool to yuppie and snooty. But honestly, the hipsters will never give in and they will defend their coffee shops until the end.
- That flower that smells like dead people bloomed. Hurry, if you love the smell of death and rotting flesh, head to the botanical gardens by the Capitol because the flower only blooms for one or two days.
- Everyone’s favorite free music festival is back: FreeFest announced the festival’s date and everyone is excited. But, no line-up. So you should check out our BYT line-up speculation guide in the time being.
- This terribly humid and awful weather is finally leaving us. No more melting into a puddle before you can make it to the office in the morning. No more loud and obnoxious declarations about the heat. Bring on the rain and those summer storms.
- And to cure those Monday blues, here’s a video of the Sharknado chasing the big head presidents at a Nationals game. Getting sick of Sharknado references yet?