Ladies Who Lobby
How to Host a Debate Party
Ever wonder what the best way to watch a Presidential debate is? Well, it’s with friends, bingo cards, snacks, and partisan Jello shots. We had our own pre-debate soiree in Cleveland last night, but in case you didn’t make the guest list, here are a few tips for watching the …
Werth Goes Gnome
Did you get a Jayson Werth gnome? We did, too. And he’s gotten in to all kinds of trouble so far. We are here to present the adventures of Jayson Werth, Gnome, via Snapchat. North by Northwest Werth Snowwerth Waldo Werth Frozen Werth Rapunzel Werth Princess Werth Werthy the Bear …
Recap: Intern Hunting Season
Enjoy this post from the FamousDC vault. You know the subject matter well. For many offices, the summer intern hunting season is officially over. This means it is time to gawk, chortle, snicker and generally decry some of the more…special applicants that came through this year. Let it be known, …
Chris Bukowski is a former contestant on the Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad 3. After moving to the DC area from NYC, he opened up the bar Bracket Room in Clarendon. We caught up with him about his time on TV, his female-friendly sports bar, life in DC and what he …
“What Happens in the Cloakroom…” or, D.C. Fan Fiction We’d Like to See
We read this Paul Ryan/Aaron Schock fan fiction article and when we thought about even more DC fan fiction we’d like, these came to mind…
Furlough Fun: Activities for When They Shut Your Blackberry Off
Furlough Fun: A list of activities for when they shut your blackberry off. Lay in bed and ponder the true meaning of being “non-essential.” Consider existential crisis. Contemplate whether to be jealous of your “essential” coworkers. Would they get to go to the fallout shelter in the event of nuclear …
Booze Cruz Drinking Game
Break out your Havana Coolers and Molson! Here is how the LadiesWhoLobby spent their evening (and now their morning!): Take a Sip: Every time Cruz says Obamacare. Just a small sip, mind you. Sip your Molson: Everytime Cruz disparages his homeland (Canada eh?) for having universal health care. Go to your Local Bar: And #makeDClisten. Suck down a Havana Cigar: When thoughts of White Castle make you wish you had something stronger. Cheers: A Toast to Wendy Davis. 7th Inning Stretch: Ted you get a little cranky when you’re hangry. Have a Snickers.
DC Mad Libs: Capitol ___ Edition
Send your best DC Mad Libs answers to [email protected] and we’ll send you our best FamousDC swag. Shh, don’t worry. We won’t say who you are. I stepped out of the cab in front of Rayburn office building and immediately ran into ____. Not wanting to get sucked into a conversation about ____ …
D.C. Bar Personalities II: Press Edition
After decoding the usual cast of characters at DC’s most (in)famous bars, we promised Sarah Parnass her very own version for DC’s press corps. Get it while it’s hot (toddies): Washington Post = Amazon Prime Wine of the Month Club. The Fix = Cap Lounge (but only for nerdery). Politico …
D.C. Bar Personalities
Since recess has come to an end, the Ladies Who Lobby spent some time thinking about the personalities we’ve uncovered at some of DC’s most (in)famous bars… …We spend a lot of time drinking. Dan’s Cafe = Drunk college students. Drunks. Tortilla Coast = Interns as far as the eye …
BREAKING: The Next Scandals to Rock Washington, DC
The White House Garden has never produced any produce. It is all secretly flown in from China. With the exception of the White House Beehive. Bees? The IRS not only made parody videos of Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island, but also a rockin’ mashup of “Call Me Maybe” and “Friday.” The NSA/Verizon cell phone snooping scandal gets even juicier when details emerge that it was really just Malia reading her crush’s text messages. The U.S. Mint has been manufacturing Altoids all along.
Sequester Hits the Holiday Industry Hard
Remember a couple of months ago when we all celebrated Fiscal Cliffmass? Well, Congress was at it again this month with news that the White House was considering cancelling the annual Easter Egg Roll due to the sequester. Luckily the roll will go on, but as the sequester continues, other holidays might not get so lucky. Here are some thoughts on what could happen to the holiday industry: New Year’s Eve. Ball Drop? Don’t think so. Also, celebrations have been sequestered so parties won’t start till 11:50 p.m. and will end promptly at 12:05 a.m. Prepare for Andre instead of Dom. Valentine’s Day. CBO is projecting that budget gifts and wilted bargain barrel flowers will result in a significantly higher number of single individuals in the next Census. Saint Patrick’s Day. None of the rainbows will end in a pot o’ gold. Easter. In addition to no White House Easter Egg Roll, the budget for Bo’s bunny ears will undoubtedly be impacted.
Celebrities and politics seem to go hand and hand. From the Governator to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, stars just can’t seem to keep out of the political limelight. And with rumors flying that actress Ashley Judd will announce her candidacy to usurp Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat, here is a list of other celebrities we would love to see seek office. Beyonce because…duh. And Jay-Z to make Washington’s ultimate power couple. Eat your hearts out Billary. Kerry Washington because her last name is Washington and we all know she knows how the President works. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Steven Tyler because he would bring a whole new meaning to “political party.”
10 Reasons Why The SOTU Shouldn’t be on Mardi Gras
1. If Todd Akin gets the slice of king cake with the baby he will ask where the stork went. 2. Joe Biden will flash John Boehner and become outraged when all he receives is a flag pin. 3. You just can’t hang enough beads from the House Gallery. Or Nancy Pelosi’s neck. 4. Obama’s tableau will block the view of VP Biden and John Boehner. And let’s be real, everyone watches for a) Joe’s smile or b) Boehner’s tears. 5. While crazy hats are encouraged on Bourbon Street, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee still won’t fit in.
DC Reality TV Shows
What would happen if reality shows were based in the District… Survivor – Intern Wars: Tribes of white badged interns compete in a series of challenges (first contestant to actually get around Rayburn wins!). The surviving intern gets upgraded to the ever coveted staff assistant spot. Those who get kicked off the island go back to grad school. Money Metro: WMATA wisely decides to invest in metro cars with flashy disco lighting and lets customers who have been stranded during their commute compete in a trivia challenge to recoup their wasted fare. Cake Boss: Georgetown Cupcake and Sprinkes fight it out like the Sharks and Jets. What Not to Wear – Casual Friday: Just because you have plans after work on Friday doesn’t make that mini skirt and sequined bandeau appropriate. Offending contestants are required to wear overalls the remainder of the workday. The Amazing Race: Happy Hour Contestants bolt from the office at 5pm to try to get the best bar stools and the biggest buzz on before 7pm. Say Yes to the Dress – Pantsuit Pandemonium: Watch as Lohmans and Dress Barn open their doors in a blowout sale. See hair fly when the last matching blazer goes out the door. The Biggest Loser – Electoral College Edition: Poor Mitt.