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…You can do Washington, DC on $85 a day?

Washington, DC On $85 A Day

While traveling around Washington, DC, Flickr user Musely had an interesting idea called Washington, DC on $85 a Day.

Since the US $5, $10, $20, and $50 bills all feature buildings that are located in Washington (the Lincoln Memorial, US Treasury, White House and Capitol buildings respectively) he walked around until he found the place wither each illustration was made, lined up the bill, and snapped away.

It’s old meets new in a very interesting sort of way.

[Flickr – Musely – Washington, DC On $85 A Day]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Problem gambling is not a game?

Youth Gambling Facts

I can understand the need to use scare tactics for certain issues, but underage gambling?

The state of Washington sure thinks so, and has decided to combat this ‘problem’ with a site called NotAGame.org; designed to alert parents of the dangers of youth gambling.

The only problem is, I think they got the direction of their facts wrong.

Instead of “If your kids gamble, they are 3 times more likely to be in a gang fight.” I think it’s a bit more accurate to say, “If your kids are in a gang fight, it’s 3 times more likely that they gamble.”

It’s not that I’m pro youth gambling or anything. It’s just that sometimes I wonder what the motivation behind a campaign like this is exactly.

[Not A Game]

…Sex sells coffee at Cowgirl’s Espresso?

Barista

Starbucks is the undisputed king of the coffee shop land, and all should bow down before it and succumb to its greatness, right? Not so fast. If there is one thing that sells more than omnipresence, it’s sex, and at Cowgirl’s Expresso, they’re selling a lot of coffee, and they’re doing so with a lot of sex. That’s because the baristas behind the counter are more Victoria’s Secret and Hooters than they are green apron and black shirt. Based in Seattle, the unofficial coffee capital of the US, Cowgirl’s Coffee has to follow the Washington state law that requires workers to cover both breasts and butts, but they definitely do so in a very loose sense. I’m sure tips at a place like this aren’t that hard to come by.

[Cowgirl’s Espresso]

[Via: UNEASYsilence]