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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown. GM’s prayers are with the victims of the Metrorail crash yesterday and their friends and families. While it seems particularly trite this morning, here’s the latest:

  • The Georgetown Running Company gives us a well needed laugh with its fantastic coverage of the Georgetown Fathers Day 8k, it brought back in GM some chilling memories from high school XC
  • Something will be filming down at the Georgetown Waterfront all Wednesday afternoon. It’s not clear whether it’s that James L. Brooks movie or if it’s more from Plumegate. Apparently it will involve fake rain, although with the weather as it’s been, maybe they can forego the fake part.
  • (After a little digging, turns out it is that Brooks movie). Hey, at least it’s not the Real World. At least not yet…

Photo of the garden behind the Old Stone House by Flickr user Jaime Bazan used under Creative Commons license.

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The Plume is Off the Rose

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People really waited five hours for that? Wow. It’s amazing what a few “accidental” rumors about a giant 2 minute long fireball will do to people’s attentions span…

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Plume Watch 2009 Continues

Don’t forget (as if you could) today’s the day for Plume Watch 2009. Please, please, somebody get a photo of this.

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Plumegate 2009 Continues!!

Don't worry, this isn't going to happen on Wednesday, or so they would have you believe.

No boat was exploded in the filming of this baseless artistic rendering.

It all began as a simple email sent out to a few listservs warning people not to be freaked out by a “20′ to 30′ high fire ball that will last approximately two (2) seconds” that will be set off on the Potomac just above the Key Bridge Wednesday morning. Somewhere in translation the two seconds became two minutes, and people did exactly what DDOT was advising them against: totally freak out.

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