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Achenblog: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

Guest Kit: The Bora Tribe

My friend Reilly Capps, a former Post intern, is traveling in the Amazon and I asked him to write up a guest kit. The following just came over the transom. By Reilly Capps IQUITOS, Peru -- In a thatched...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 17, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (286)
 
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Joel the Plumber

I will be out of the office today, practicing my skills with a pipe wrench, plunger and a "snake." My new business will be called Achenrooter. Got a clogged toilet? CALL ME. I wield a plunger as though it's...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 16, 2008; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (524)
 
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Crimes Against Nature

Last night, I went to National Geographic for a screening of "Crimes Against Nature," the documentary by my neighbor Angus, who you know from his cameos on the blog. (Check out the nice write-up by Liz Smith about the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 15, 2008; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (435)
 
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Nationalization Mania

Like everyone else in the neighborhood I was shocked when the federal government stepped in yesterday and nationalized the dry cleaning business on the corner. I didn't even know Mr. C's was troubled. So far, there's no obvious difference...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 14, 2008; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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Tina Fey Watch Out

Here they are, live from the Palisades: the Calhoun Sisters (and honorary Boodlers) performing their smash hit "Saralicious!" (Linda on the left, Lauri on the right.) This needs to go viral!...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 13, 2008; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Achenbach Update

Joel is heading back from a trip, but wanted to let everyone know that he plans to check in with the Boodle this afternoon. Enjoy your Columbus Day!...

By Marisa Katz  |  October 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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