I'm sorry, but if you're at a SPORTING EVENT and people want to stand up and cheer for their team, then they should be allowed to. Maybe if this was at a movie, or a play or poetry slam, you should expect people to stay seated. Now, if the broadcasters can't see because of fans in front of them, that's a failure on… » 2/20/15 9:13am 2/20/15 9:13am

The USPS should really consider TWO mail trucks. One for urban routes, and one for rural routes and all large parcels. The urban should be an all electric vehicle, maybe not too different from the current Grumman (smaller size, lots of boxy space to pack mail bins) with the ability to charge on either 240V or 208V (to… » 2/16/15 12:57pm 2/16/15 12:57pm

"The mechanics of the aperture seem fairly simple, but I'm curious about the tracks the eight roofing modules seem to slide on, and what's powering them—not to mention how the movement will affect the rest of the structure, and how it will stand up to high winds." » 1/21/15 1:54pm 1/21/15 1:54pm

As a pedestrian commuter, I would encourage you to also say something about staying off sidewalks, stopping AHEAD of crosswalks at red lights and stop signs and yielding to pedestrians trying to cross. It seems the inflated ego of "I'm saving the Earth, unlike those drivers" that makes you feel entitled over cars also… » 1/16/15 10:03am 1/16/15 10:03am

Peruvian... Alright, I'll take it. It's certainly a lot more unique than some of these others... especially hot dogs. Virginia may have been on the loosing side of the war, but at least we dumped that plot of land in the process. » 1/16/15 9:48am 1/16/15 9:48am

Where's Trogdor? Burninating peasants and their huts just because he can. Okay, there's no gold lust going on. But, you look at this dragon the wrong way and he gives you about a second of realizing your mistake before he either sets your head on fire or stomps you into the ground. » 12/31/14 11:22am 12/31/14 11:22am

Important question: If DC hosts the games, where do the new venues go? Of all the cities bidding, DC has the unique issue (whether it be good or bad) of being a very small city amongst two other separate political entities (Maryland and Virginia). Which could make the design process interesting to say the last. » 12/29/14 12:08pm 12/29/14 12:08pm

I was at a burger joint with someone who had Celiac disease and the menu proclaimed "Gluten free buns available on request." So, she asked for a burger with gluten free buns, and the waiter told her they were actually out. So, the upside is the exposure has made available those options, the downside is the glutards… » 12/18/14 12:01pm 12/18/14 12:01pm

"Buying booze across the border in Virginia is like a dream for me." Interesting statement of the day. I'll agree both beer and wine are plentiful, since they they are promoted by the state as part of the agritourism industry. But liquor is controlled by the ABC, and you can only buy bottles of it at ABC owned stores.… » 12/17/14 3:46pm 12/17/14 3:46pm

I think you're missing the real story here: A 10 year old that can lip read words he's never heard before! He could review video tapes of terrorists and give us a word for word transcript without even knowing any of the Arabic being spoken! He's like HAL on steroids. » 12/17/14 2:21pm 12/17/14 2:21pm

I agree. If you look at this from a risk vs reward standpoint, you go ahead with the super bowl, the NFL makes millions, the entire industry makes billions and you open yourself up to the small possibility that you're going to have to pay back victims and families for a terrorist attack. You cancel the super bowl, you… » 12/17/14 1:41pm 12/17/14 1:41pm