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John Kelly's Commons: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Ho, #@%&*!, Ho: The Christmas Death March

It suddenly struck me this morning as I was walking the dog that I'd been meaning to do something. Now, what was it? Oh, that's right: go Christmas shopping. Christmas is a week away and I haven't bought any presents...

By John Kelly  |  December 19, 2008; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Britnews roundup, Christmas, polls  
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Yarnstorming: Metro's New Wool Seats

The wool fabric that Metro is considering for use in its subway cars is woven in England by the nearly 200-year-old company that supplied the fabric for the seats of the famed Orient Express. How cool is that? The...

By John Kelly  |  December 18, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Tags: England, Metro  
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That Petrol Emotion: The Morality of Shopping for Gas

Like a lot of people who live in the suburbs, I can choose from about a half-dozen gas stations that are within spitting distance of my house -- spitting distance, that is, if I was somehow able to hock up...

By John Kelly  |  December 17, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Tags: gas stations, shopping  
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Inaugural Housing: Get Out of Dodge?

Have you heard about the guy who's renting out his Logan Circle apartment over the inauguration for a contribution to a charity he supports? He's not alone. Here's another one from craigslist: Rent a "Lake Tahoe-style" (?) home in Fairfax...

By John Kelly  |  December 16, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: inauguration  
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Clowning Around: Catching the Cirque du Soleil

So my younger daughter and I went to see Cirque du Soleil yesterday, its last performance at National Harbor. I still haven't actually been to National Harbor yet, since the circus was in a tent in the parking lot up...

By John Kelly  |  December 15, 2008; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: computers, contest  
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