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Quote of the day

Posted by Evan Herrnstadt on February 26, 2009

I know it’s early still, but I don’t see this one being topped.  In reference to yet another article on the (ahem) tragic condition of the high-end dating scene under the current recession, Free Exchange notes:

The market for schadenfreude is about as countercyclical as it comes.

God bless the Germans for that word.

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From the inbox: DC recycling edition

Posted by Evan Herrnstadt on October 7, 2008

I got an email this morning from my roommate informing me that DC is expanding its municipal single-stream recycling program to include, as another roommate put it, basically everything we were recently upset to learn couldn’t be recycled.  This means milk and juice cartons, plastic containers like yogurt cups, plastic bags (sweet), and aerosol cans.

Here’s a link to the Dept. of Public Works recycling page.  I’ve pasted the announcement below, which doesn’t yet seem to be on the DPW’s website: Read the rest of this entry »

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A month without plastic

Posted by Daniel Hall on August 1, 2008

Could you do it?  This woman is trying to find out, starting today, and will be blogging about it for the rest of the month.  Here is the background article.

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