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Thursday, September 8, 2011

On the YouTubes: We Watch the Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To

With some B-roll footage of some Restonian out looking for his next meal, we begin the fancy September newsreel video from the Reston Association.

In perhaps the most dramatic opener yet, our host Andy Sigle speaks from the roof of one of those fancy Town Center high rises, lord of all who can hear his dulcet tones echo through the land. It's an appropriate vantage point to discuss the Reston Master Plan Task Force With An Unpronounceable Acronym (∞). Then it's over to RA Vice President Paul Thomas, who shares what the task force has been up to, most of which involves the "intensity" and mix of development around the new Metro stations. "That will dictate traffic patterns, so we have to get that mix right," Thomas says, and he isn't kidding. As Thomas mentions that the work of the Task Force is soon to shift to the village centers, through the magic of some special effects wizardry worthy of Industrial Lights & Magic, we get a glimpse of Tall Oaks Shopping Center with what appears to be a full parking lot. Amazing!

There's also some stuff about the upcoming Reston multicultural festival and some sweet Cops-style cinema verite of a police officer stone cold busting some dude who zipped by a stopped school bus. YEAH! Finally, did you know those blinking lights in school zones are actually called "Wink-O-Matic" signs? Now you do, thanks to YouTube and the RA, the end.

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