Screw NYC and LA, DC is Hell for Drivers

The beauty of being a car enthusiast is seeing cars as more than mere appliances. Unfortunately, this mentality doesn't always stretch to daily driving. There certainly are moments where my car is nothing more than a mere appliance, trudging through traffic, the dual clutch box more jerky than when I accidentally… » 2/25/14 3:50pm 2/25/14 3:50pm

Snowy Owl That "Enchanted" Washington DC Hit By Washington DC Bus

This strange and savage American winter has produced many oddities, and the appearance of Snowy Owls from the Arctic Circle has been the only delight in a season of ice and gloom. And then a Washington DC bus struck a beloved white owl a block away from the White House Rose Garden. » 1/30/14 12:50pm 1/30/14 12:50pm

Volkswagen XL1 At Katie's Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my delight, VW… » 12/07/13 4:51pm 12/07/13 4:51pm

Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Can this on-again, off-again trucker protest in D.C. get any fucking weirder than it already is? Yes, because anything is possible with speed. Despite one of the protest's organizers saying yesterday that the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally was all a lie from the start, a rival organizer now says the… » 10/09/13 3:47pm 10/09/13 3:47pm

A Fleet of Blimps Will Soon Serve as a Missile Shield Over Washington

A still-chilling consequence of post-9/11 America is that we remain all too aware of the fact that we could be attacked at any moment. And so with worst case scenarios in mind, the military is constantly upgrading our defense systems in increasingly creative ways. Washington DC is next in line. It's getting blimps. » 7/24/13 11:15am 7/24/13 11:15am

Man Gets $20,000 In Tickets For Vanity License Plate

Danny White lives in Washington, DC, is a die-hard Redskins fan, and has both a Chevrolet Avalanche and a peculiar sense of humor. Thanks to a peculiar quirk in the District's Department of Motor Vehicles' computer system, those last two details have gotten him about $20,000 worth of unpaid — and unearned — parking… » 2/16/12 3:00pm 2/16/12 3:00pm

Are the streets of Washington, D.C. supposed to form a pentagram?

Popular lore suggests that the street layout of Washington, D.C., was designed so that the streets emanating from the White House would intersect with landmarks in the area to form a pentagram. The designers of the district were Freemasons, and the pentagram is one of a plethora of symbols important to the… » 10/13/11 2:30pm 10/13/11 2:30pm

It's Never Been Easier to Drive Drunk in D.C.

High-level bungling and a lack of proper funding has left the nation's capital without a functioning breath test program, and police officers have told The Washington Post that they're reluctant to arrest people on suspicion of driving drunk because they're given crappy equipment. With only unreliable breath test… » 4/11/11 4:09am 4/11/11 4:09am