Land-o-Links – 1/16/2006

Posted: January 16, 2006 in Land-o-Links, Random Thoughts

If you need to take your mind off the Bears loss like me, here are some links for the day:

1) Rating (and Finding) the Movie Raters – I guess I’m not the only person who believes that the MPAA ratings for films are completely inconsistent.  It also seems that the ratings board is shrouded in as much secrecy as Opus Dei.

2) Mo’ Marion Barry – Who’s more sad: the politicians we send to Washington D.C. or the people who are actually from the city that keep on voting this guy into office?

3) $1 Million Parking Space – I know people will do a lot of crazy things to grab a prime Loop parking space, but this is a little bit over the top.

4) The Smoking Gun’s 2005 Mug Shots of the Year (submitted by Matt) – From the famous to the ridiculous, take a moment to look at all of these because you can’t possibly waste time in a better fashion than this.

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  1. vcthree says:

    Answering #2: based on current events, and given past history…I’d have to say it’s a tie.

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  2. frankthetank says:

    vcthree – Saw and enjoyed your blog. What’s up with the DC City Council’s bungling of the Nationals’ stadium situation? They seem to be doing everything they can to get that team moved to Vegas or Charlotte.

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  3. vcthree says:

    The D.C. council is catching heat from its “constituents”, because of the fact that the citizens believe that the money devoted to the stadium/redevelopment plan would be better served to fixing schools, roads, etc. However, as I pointed out in the column, the schools haven’t been fixed for years, and whether there’s a stadium or not, throwing money at the schools isn’t going to fix that problem. Neither is a commuter tax (which, if passed, would have to be approved by a REPUBLICAN congress, and we all know how they roll on issues of taxation…). The thing is, D.C. wants everything handed to them on a silver plate, and things don’t work that way.

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