1.08.2007

The Crash

I've never had so many people e-mail me asking if I was going to write about a particular story or event. Well, I suppose I've put myself in that position by writing about Metro all the freaking time.

So, yeah, a Green Line trail derailed and 18 people were injured. Washington Hospital expected two people to stay overnight. I bet the pregnant lady who started having contractions is one of them. If she ends up popping that kid out of her Shady Grove*, I hope she picks a suitably hilarious name. Perhaps "Vernon Greenline, Esquire"? Funnier choices are welcome in the comments.

I feel silly writing about this. I've been making the case for the past 11 months that the Metro is a disaster. This sort of thing fails to surprise me. If anything, I am pleasantly surprised that there was an accident that didn't kill a Metro employee. Baby steps.

That's it for commentary. Instead of writing about the most recent Metro whoopsie, I'd rather address the editorial in the Post by a priest and a parishioner defending the abandonment of the Episcopal Church in Falls Church and Truro. They make some good points but I still insist on disagreeing with them. This will take some time since I want to make sure that I use logic and reason instead of writing the first thing that comes to mind. It's like giving yourself homework!

The best part about addressing this sort of thing is that religious debates never make people angry.

*That joke is courtesy of "Toby" who is again writing at Vividblurry.com.

15 comments:

  1. take a look at this if you want to know why dc is horrible:
    http://k-m-s.blogspot.com/2007/01/why-dc-sucks.html

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  2. Wow, addressing two completely uninteresting topics in one post. You're becoming a very efficient bore.

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  3. "Please stand clear of the F-up"
    New Metro Announcement

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  4. I always thought the name Frankonia Springfield for a baby was beautiful.

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  5. Mary ChenneyJanuary 08, 2007

    See, I didn't pay attention to the story on Fox news b/c I figured I'd just read your blog the next day. Honest Abe.

    The driving thing is working well for me. It's so much more convenient. Screw the train.

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  6. Maybe she'll have twins and name them each Brook - Twinbrooks.

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  7. Rusty omg how can u make fun of a trajedy! ppls could've died!!!

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  8. well I was on the train RIGHT BEHIND the one that derailed. We were all kicked off at the Howard stop and I had to walk to Chinatown (GASP) but on the way we spotted 27 fire trucks and 20 ambulances (sp?) that arrived on the scene. Seriously I hope something wasn't on fire ANYWHERE ELSE in the city. And over the radio of one of the firemen (I was close enough to hear) someone reported: "two people with minor head injuries". As I continued my walk, more trucks and emergency vehicles (even the Command Unit) sped toward the convention center. God forbid some conventioneer bump his soft, bald head.

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  9. Were any metro street perfomers killed? Please say yes.

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  10. why do u always have to name drop agatha and toby, the two biggest wanna-be dave sedaris bloggers i've ever read... i understand if they are your only friends, but still... that's pretty lame. even lamer when u actually know what they are like, blech.

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  11. Carrollton Van Ness

    Huntington Van Dorn

    If you're looking for a porn name: Vienna Foggy-Bottom

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  12. I don't follow as much as I should, and I just got around to reading your pre-new year's post on the African American entitlement thing. I want you and this community to know I cut loose on it. And I meant it.

    -LBG.

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  13. Screw this town!

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  14. Um, isn't David Sedaris Wannabe pretty much the highest praise a blogger can get? I would be honored.

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  15. "Anacostia Smithsonian" via her "Federal Triangle".

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