Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl
By November 22, 2017 0 223•
A White House photographer snapped a photo of a cyclist next to the presidential motorcade as it wound through Sterling, Virginia, after a late October golfing trip. Seems innocent enough, right? It turns out, the woman threw up her middle finger at the president. The photo went viral, with people on social media calling the woman, later identified as Juli Briskman, a “she-ro.” However, Briskman lost her job with a government contractor over the gesture. Her supporters then launched a GoFundMe campaign that, at press time, had raised more than $120,000.
Just Say No to Goats
The D.C. government said “baaa” humbug to goat yoga class es that were to be held at Northeast D.C. brewery DC Brau. Participants would have engaged in yoga next to a pair of baby goats. Unfortunately, the sold-out sessions were canceled because the Department of Health wouldn’ t give DC Brau a permit. The issue was the District’s “no touch” policy when “exotic animals” (such as goats) make public appearances.
Skate to the Bar on Watergate Roof
There’s a new place for some winter fun in the District. The Watergate Hotel has installed a small rooftop ice-skating rink with one of the best views o f the city, Curbed DC reported. Called Top of the Skate (the bar is Top of the Gate), it will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and from 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. You can skate right up to the bar for some boozy hot chocolate or hot spiked cider. (To avoid a tragedy, we recomme nd pacing yourself.)
Kap Tours African American Civil War Museum
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, recently named GQ magazine’s Citizen of the Year, was spotted at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum on Veterans Day, the Washington Post reported. Kaepernick, who launched the Take a Knee protest in 2016 by kneeling during national anthem performances at NFL games, got a private tour of the U Street museum.
Late-night host Seth Meyers compared President Trump to Eric Cartman, one of the main characters on the animated “South Park” series, the Hill reported. Meyers said that Trump was like Cartman when he tweeted about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling him “short and fat.” This isn’t the first time Trump has been mocked for his tweets.