Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

That’s cheese as in cheddar. Money.  And the Wizards play professional basketball.  Sure the face of the team is suspended and likely going to jail for slanging guns around the locker room like he was Vincent Vega.  Forget they traded away three more starters (Jameson, Haywood and Butler) that were the core of the franchise.  They did receive one former all-star in return, Josh Howard, who then proceeded to tear his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.  Where’s the Bonus!?

In cheap tickets and young players trying to prove themselves, my friends.  Yes, hockey and Hoya basketball is the talk of the town, but hockey is on an Olympic hiatus and Georgetown only has two home games remaining before the dance.  The Wizards still have Randy Foye (Go Cats!), Mike Miller  and a young core playing gritty enough to win 3 of the last 4 before falling to the Grizzlies tonight.  Some would consider that winning 3 of 5.

Kobe, I'm coming!

Professional sporting even tickets don’t’ come cheap, but Wizards tickets do.  Scour on Craigslist for some last minute deals and you can be Jack Nicholson for a night – sitting courtside, wearing sunglasses and looking like you’re going to kill someone because everyone can only think of The Shining when they look at you. If you’re an out-of-towner, now’s your chance to see your home team play.  If you spend too much time at a happy hour in Chinatown and miss the first quarter, who cares, right?  It’s the Wizards?  If you take a date and casually show her the face value of the tickets $212 and get them for $40….uh…Bonus!

The Jaleo all night happy hour we skipped is running all of this week too. Check it.

Music makes the world go ’round. Here’s the five tunes that are rocking the Bonus! crew as we run this town.

Say Hey (I Love You) by Michael Franti & Spearhead – Uptempo beat, sparkly piano, and just straight happy lyrics. I dare you to not bob your head.

Winter Song by Sara Bareillis and Ingrid Michaelson – Switching it up, great down tempo soft song that makes winter pass by. Make some hot coco and curl up with someone special. Also an amazing video.

Slow Show and Fake Empire by The National – I love this band, as mentioned before. That’s the official Fake Empire video, which is Thom’s fav. The Slow Show (my fav) video is unofficial, set to Godard’s famous “Masculine-Feminine”. The band is coming to D.C. in June, and trust Bonus! will be there.

Going On by Gnarls Barkley – Crazy cool song, crazy cool video. Favorite lyric – “The touch and feeling of free / is intangible technically / something you have to believe in”. I try to live up to this song in my daily life. The message; see what needs doing, do it, come what may. Be committed, don’t wait on the sidelines.

Wait, snapshot of America? Isn’t that what the census is doing? Yeah I’ve seen those commercials too. It’s like watching my tax dollars being set on fire right before my very eyes. Except not as funny. So we’re going to bring you a Bonus! Snapshot of America.

One of the things I love about our fair District is it really is a snapshot of America; no one is from here, so they had to come from somewhere. Getting to know the cultural quirks and habits of those from each and every neck of the woods in this country is just part of getting to know DC.

That said, here’s Part 1 of our Bonus! Snapshot. It’s a snapshot. From New England. That tells you all you need to know about New England. And guess what? Aaron’s from New England. Bonus!

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