Okay. I know it’s not district news, but just give it a read. According to the Wall Street Journal, scientists have been testing different perfumes on big cats in order to lure them towards hidden cameras/snacks and other things in zoos. Most perfumes, like Estee Lauder Beautiful, have failed miserably. However, Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men, a cologne branded as “the pure essence of masculinity,” has proven intoxicating to cheetahs, jaguars and all kinds of big cats. Apparently the fragrance uses synthetic animal scents (like civet), to make it’s musk. Ew.
However, Darwinians rejoice. Because you know who wears the pure essence of masculinity, alternating between that and AXE body spray??? THIS guy:
Oh how perfect. Could you imagine?? Jon sauntering through the zoo, man-earring glistening in the sun, then suddenly gets maul-loved by a random tiger while wearing an obnoxious shirt of a tiger, all because he used stupid ‘essence of a man’ cologne that is basically artificial civet musk??
NAAHHHHHHHH SSSIINGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA!!
Okay, I am done. Here is some other District news:
The owners of Politics and Prose are SELLING the store after 26 years. It will still operate as Politics and Prose (it BETTER dammit) but it’s tough news, especially given the uncertainties of the industry (Washington Post)
The massive old laundry store on 14th street is set to be turned into a massive new Italian restaurant (PoP)
East Falls Church wants a waterfront district. Problem? They don’t have water (Greater Greater Washington)
DC Dept. of Transportation (DDOT) is launching a blog. Gentlemen (and women), arm your complaints! (DCist)
Oh, and WATCH THE WORLD CUP.