Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:00 AM

+1 Gov. Bob McDonnell uses the words “job” or “jobs” 33 times in his State of the Commonwealth address, with “wine” used three times, and “bourbon” and “gin” getting one mention each. Yet another politician who can't get his priorities straight.

0 A new session of the General Assembly gets under way Jan. 14. And on this day in history 40 years ago, “All in the Family” premiered, featuring prime-time television's first toilet flush. Coincidence? 

+6 Social media site Tumblr, which lets users share their lives through short and fast blogging, celebrates the opening of its satellite office in Richmond. The expansion comes just when we thought we knew enough about what people do when they're bored. 

+4 Popular modern-furniture store and Shockoe fixture LaDiffAcrence announces that it's opening a second location in Short Pump. Asked about progress on the expansion, co-owner Andy Thornton replies, “Sofa, so good.” 

-2 A Henrico County mom is charged with 19 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the T-D reports, after police say they caught underage kids drinking at a New Year's Eve party. What's worse, they were being subjected to Justin Bieber's new acoustic CD.



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