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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

John Lennon & his stamps: D.C.'s blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Ah, it wouldn't be the holidays without a peek at a truly over-the-top holiday display, and thanks to Blue Virginia, you can take a gander at one right here in Arlington. Happy Hour is always a good option -- and even better when it's for a good cause. The Bates Area Civic Association has details about one happening Thursday evening.

Fans have been flooding The Post with their memories of John Lennon today – the 30th anniversary of his death. Around the Mall has a unique post about Lennon’s connection to the National Postal Museum. Turns out Lennon was a stamp collector as a young boy, and the museum has his first album of stamps in its collection. Check it out.

From Blue Virginia – video footage of a pretty amazing Christmas display in Arlington. Penguins, Santa, wise men, reindeer? All here. (HT: ARLnow.com)

We Love D.C. highlights GQ’s countdown of the “50 Worst States” and correctly points out that D.C. did not even make the list because – of course – it’s not a state. Still, Maryland (25th worst) and Virginia (23rd worst) are on the list. Who won the 1st spot? Arizona.

Surprising Science offers “Geeky Gifts” for the holiday season. And honestly, that really isn’t your grandfather’s ant farm.

The Bates Area Civic Association has details on a Happy Hour this Thursday that will support the holiday food basket drive at the Perry Center. It will be at the Iron Horse Tap Room (one block south of Gallery Place Metro/Verizon Center). More details here.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the afternoon. I'll be back tomorrow with more great posts from our D.C. area bloggers.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 3:10 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia  
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