My Only Regret Is...

You can't tell that I'm standing in front of Smith Point in this picture.

I did a going away interview with Washingtonian. If I knew they printed swear words I maybe wouldn't have said "bullshit" so much?


  1. AnonymousJuly 09, 2008

    Even your interview sucks.

  2. AnonymousJuly 09, 2008

    I'll totz blow you before you go, if you want. Inquire within.

  3. redraiderdcJuly 09, 2008

    I could tell I could tell! I totally got gang-raped by three polo-shirted boat shoe wearing coke heads while throwing up my RBV right in that very spot just last week. Good times!

  4. A decent read. Too bad you didn't do your homework on crime before you moved to Columbus, though. You think you won't get mugged there? Columbus ain't no walk in the park. The robbery rate in Columbus is barely lower than DC, and other types of crime (like burglary, larceny theft and rape) are much higher.

    And remember, you live in one of the best neighborhoods in DC. Your local crime rate is much lower than the city average.

    Columbus / DC (2006, crimes per 100,000 people)
    Murder: 14.2 / 29.1
    Forcible Rape: 80.1 / 31.3
    Robbery: 498.4 / 619.7
    Aggravated Assault: 220.4 / 765.7
    Burglary: 2025.3 / 657.9
    Larceny Theft: 4221.5 / 2602.1
    Vehicle Theft: 874.9 / 1213.5

  5. HahahahahahahahahahaJuly 09, 2008


  6. Nice interview. The picture reminds me of neighbor on Home Improvement.

  7. "Forcible Rape: 80.1 / 31.3"


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  9. I don't like the picture. It just doesnt look like you. The photographer made you look like a young caucuasian male when infact you're really an elderly korean woman.

  10. gay dupont circle guyJuly 09, 2008

    I'd hit that.


  11. You're a dapper Dan, my friend. Where's your pocket protector?

  12. Jamie, come home, my child. I've kept your bed warm.

  13. Um, actually Rusty, you do know someone who still reads Wonkette ... although I do agree that the loss of Metro Section blows, and that the Megan thing was f-ed up.

    Really, I'm not sure I'd still be reading it except for professional usefulness, but that probably would be the case regardless of who's running it.

  14. @jamie:
    You left out the most important crime statistic, though! We need to know each city's grape rate before we decide which has worse crime!

  15. AnonymousJuly 09, 2008


  16. even though i dislike rusty, he had his perfectly valid points from time to time, specifically regarding nationals stadium funding and CFO Gandhi's tenure. the washingtonian interview was hugely disappointing. rusty's top 3 reasons for hating DC made no sense. if superiority complex and homelessness made the cut, i can only conclude that rusty has never been to NYC or LA and that his experience with other major american cities is extremely limited. as for reason #2, it's the first time i've ever heard anyone care about where AU or GW students could have but didn't go to college. i expected a lot better from someone who spent so much time hating DC.

  17. Brif. My fault. I originally wrote that I hated "2. The inferiority complex." You know, to match #1. Don't know why I cut that out.

    But the inferiority complex is very real. Watch interns fall over themselves telling you the House member they work for is really a big deal.

  18. GWU CutieJuly 10, 2008

    I know a girl who was date-raped once in DC. I guess it's a good thing she didn't go to Ohio State.

  19. AnonymousJuly 10, 2008

    Date rape is the only way Rusty ever got laid ....

  20. AnonymousJuly 10, 2008

    I like Columbus! Everything's cheap too. Cute neighborhoods like German Village and Short North.

  21. AnonymousJuly 10, 2008

    Rusty isteh gay

  22. I just stumbled upon this blog after living here for 5 years (4 of them at AU). I'm incredibly relieved to discover that I'm not the only one that feels this way about the city we live in...Your three points in the article are spot on. You got mugged, and I have been jumped twice in the 5 years I have lived here by people I had never seen before. Once by leftist skinheads outside of The Black Cat after a concert and another time on Halloween night by a group of Indians that own the International Exchange suit store in georgetown. Both times entirely unprovoked acts of violence. My list of negative experiences in DC is long and I look forward to continue reading the blog and sharing your ire.

  23. AnonymousJuly 10, 2008

    I'm with Brif. When focused on the big issues (metro, city finance) there wasn't much to argue with Rusty over, and one or twice he actually made me do some thinking.

    It was more the incessant whining and the homerism for Boston that made me crazy...And the fact that he went to lengths to group most young D.C. resident into a handful of sterotypes (LNS douchebags; Black Cat/Adams Morgan hipsters; hoodlums and criminals; and self absorbed Hill nobodies). There's some truth to it, but it also kind of indicates the experience of someone who didn't have the benfit - or make the effort - to make enough friends to allow for exceptions to the rule.

    Either way, Rusty was mostly cool when I e-mailed him. And every time I wanted to dick-slap him, I had to remind myself that at least he wasn't a psycho like James F., who made a consious effort and devoted considerable energy to being a completely miserable fucking human being.

  24. Being mugged outside your house is the worst thing that can happen to a person? Holy shit.

    So being raped, murdered, contracting HIV or terminal cancer aren't as bad, huh?

    Unbelievable what a fucking idiot you are. Hopefully when this blog is taken over, it will actually be worth reading again.

  25. rusty couldnt be funny making fun of washington, dc. that is pathetic.

    the hardest i laughed on this blog was after rusty made fun of the city paper and then some commenter said "and rusty would suck 10 dicks to get a job at the city paper"

    now that is comedy. this blog blows. i hope the new guy isnt such a lame piece of shit.

  26. Hey Rusty! Look! A going away present from the Lerners!

    Nationals Withhold Rent on Ballpark

    Too bad they aren't spending one fucking dime of that withheld rent on putting something other than a fucking AA team on the field. When you're cleanup hitter is batting .206, you'd be wise to shut the fuck up and pay the fucking rent.

    Fuckers can't move the team fast enough if they're going to behave this way. Good luck with those season ticket renewals next year, douchebags...

  27. I can't believe I used "you're" instead of "your"...yeah, I was an Englush majer.