Kid Metro Costumes: More frightening than Halloween

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I’ll admit I’m a bit of a dork about maps, so a couple of years ago I bought a map of the WMATA Metrorail system to hang up in my apartment. It’s already a bit of an artifact with the upcoming Silver Line but years after making that purchase I STILL get emails from And with Halloween coming up, they seized on a children’s costume opportunity:


Given the high amounts of Metro anti-sentiment in this area, I thought some of the descriptions of the kids costumes could use some edits:



Unfortunately, the last image needed no editing. I didn’t want to alter the sweet, sweet irony:



Maybe they can start making squeezable baseball bats.

Texts Last Night From a Nightowl’s Phone (Volume 6)

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Once again, it’s time to clean out my cell phone text inbox. Here are some of my favorite out of context messages I couldn’t bear to delete until now:

Just saw commercial for Popeye’s chicken waffle tenders. Managed not to drool in front of white roommate.

I just ate half a pizza on my ex boyfriend’s parent’s couch. And I’m unemployed. Should I be more depressed than I feel?

The Express guy was missing today, but the WMATA guy issued a statement which, if I interpreted it correctly, might be the most inappropriate compliment I’ve ever received: “Must’ve been good! I can see the glow!”

Natalie. I went on a second date with a guy and he says “I really believe that children are our most precious treasure” and I wanted to barf because obviously something is horribly wrong with me.

You have to poke holes in the box, natalie, thats why your strippers arent shipping well.

The two white girls next to us look like the sad sorority sisters who haven’t found husbands yet.

ABCD University High School? I think this either is worse than PG or a front for a brothel.

Comedy sketch idea: a person adopts a perfectly normal cat and makes it get plastic surgery to lok like lil bub and get internet famous.

Good news. I just signed up for this strippergram correspondance course which will certify me as ACTUAL. For an extra $20 they will send a tearaway graduation gown with the diploma.


Should I tell my balls joke?

A tequila company started following me on twitter too! I wonder if they know that I think tequila tastes like a goat’s urine?

Lack of denim is a leading cause of sadness.

Isn’t boom boom code for poop?

Im more surprised by your continuous anti chicken stance.

You know you had a good college experience when your college friends keep you apprised of their bodily functions, out of a sense of tradition.

Tell him you don’t like black people.

Free slurpee day today. I consider it a lifelong obligation to remind each other every year

(two days later)

I didn’t get one. Fail.

Tsarnaev’s boat was less cramped than [Cafe] St. Ex.

I like that you find flowers and fried food equally picturesque.

I went to the Fry Party and all I got was this lousy stroke

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A couple weeks ago I went to my friends’ annual Fry Party. They rent deep fryers and create two different types of batter so we can fry anything sweet and savory we get our hands on. For those of you who actually read this blog you might remember last year’s review when I literally ate so much I couldn’t move.

This time I was smart enough to take a break from achieving atherosclerosis and take some pictures of the fry. Here are some memorable creations:



A guest at the party took one bite of this and said, “This kind of tastes like what Pizza Hut tastes like anyway,” so I don’t feel too disappointed about not trying it.

THE HEARTIEST FRY: Mac & cheese bites


Just the right combination of crusty exterior and creamy interior. It’s good enough on its own but this could be heaven with THIS.

THE INDULGENT FRY: Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers


What do you get when you fry something that’s already fried but already wrapped around something hot temperature AND taste-wise? You get this aesthetically pleasing fry.



Chocolately. Creamy. Fried-y. The only thing that was missing was some ice cream, which would not have survived in that climate.



For those of us who wanted to pretend like we were putting something healthy in our mouths, there was fried zucchini. It tasted pretty good.
Could have used some sauce though.

RUNNER UP: Strawberry


I was starting to wonder if this was a good idea when I saw all the oil turn red from the fruit but it turned out OK. NOTE: There are way too many dimples on a strawberry to get it fully coated with batter.  Also the juice inside the strawberry is scalding hot so beware.

And finally…



I didn’t try this since it was Nesa’s creation but just looking at it hardens my arteries.

Thanks for reading if you made it this far. I’m already looking forward to next year–provided I don’t need stent surgery first.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Feb. 4 – Feb. 8

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You’ve made it to the end of the week! Let’s play with news words, shall we? Here’s what I had to work with courtesy of the Washington Examiner local section:


And here are some of the combos I came up with:




I’ll believe it. I have T-mobile and it’s a bitch and a half.


See any I missed? Leave a message or tweet @littlenightowl.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Jan. 28 – Jan. 31

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Welcome to another Monday. Hopefully you have a day off due to Memorial Day weekend. If not I hope this news headline scramble tides you over.

Here are the local Washington Examiner headlines I had to work with this time:

Jan 28 - Jan 31 ALL HEDS

And here’s what I came up with:


Jan 28 - Jan 31 HEDA


Jan 28 - Jan 31HEDB

Sounds like an institution of higher learning

Jan 28 - Jan 31HEDC

This sounds false

See any I missed? Leave a message or tweet at @littlenightowl.


All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Jan. 21 – Jan. 26

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You’ve made it to Friday. Hurray! Here’s your end of the week news headline scramble courtesy of The Washington Examiner:

Jan 21 - Jan 26 -ALL HEDS

And here are the two combos I came up with:


Jan 21 - Jan 26 HEDA

My home state doesn’t exactly have the best people behind the wheel




Jan 21 - Jan 26HEDB

One nation, united in clenching.

See any that I missed? Leave a comment or tweet at @littlenightowl.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Jan. 14 – 19

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Happy Monday! Hope you’re not too depressed about that to make up headlines with me. Here’s another round of Washington Examiner headlines I had to choose from in mid-January:

Jan. 14 - Jan. 19 All HEDS

And here are some of the possible combinations:

Jan. 14 - Jan. 19HEDD

Jan. 14 - Jan. 19HEDC

Jan. 14 - Jan. 19HEDB

Jan. 14 - Jan. 19HEDA

This one frightens the hell out of me.


See any that I missed? Leave a comment or tweet me at @littlenightowl.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Jan. 2 – Jan. 5

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Happy Friday y’all. Because of some godawful events that took place in mid-December we’re skipping to the new year already. Here’s what I had to work with from the Washington Examiner during the week of Jan. 2 – Jan. 5:

Jan. 2-5

A bit harder this time since two of my papers were MIA (grr) but I tried to make do with what I had:

Jan. 2-5 HED

Find a combo I missed? Leave it in the comments section or tweet at @littlenightowl.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Nov. 26-Dec. 1

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I begin Monday’s post with owning up to my own idiocy. Apparently, last week’s set of local Washington Examiner headlines were all from the Dec. 3- Dec . 8 week of papers and not Nov. 26 – Dec. 1. Here were your choices from the latter week of headlines:

Nov. 26 - Dec. 1 - c Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-a Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-b Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-d Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-e

And here are some of the combinations I came up with:

Nov26Dec1HedD Nov26Dec1HedC Nov26Dec1HedB Nov26Dec1HedA

Put any I probably missed in the comments section or tweet at @littlenightowl.

All The News That’s Fit To Make Up – Intro

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One of my favorite parts of my commute (when the Metro Red Line is agreeable) is reading the free daily papers. Unfortunately, The Washington Examiner, which I interned for several years ago, will cease to exist in its current form this summer.

Beside the stellar coverage on WMATA and local government, The Washington Examiner stood out for another reason: gigantic black, bold headlines like this:examinerhed

So to pay homage to the paper’s coverage, headlines and notable front page layout, I decided to do a project that creates new headlines from one week of coverage. I’ll post the new headlines every Monday and Friday until the unfortunate day that I run out of issues. We start in the week of Dec. 3 – Dec. 8.

Here’s what I had to work with:

Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-e Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-d Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-c Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-b Nov. 26 - Dec. 1-a

 And here are some combinations:

Nov26-Dec1 HedA Nov26-Dec1 HedB Nov26-Dec1 HedC

And my personal favorite:


Nov26-Dec1 - HedD

No need for heroin. A visit from a hobbled RGIII should do just fine.

If there are any combinations I over look feel free to respond via comment or tweet at