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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On the YouTubes: Reston Town Center 2: Electric Boogaloo

Confidential Restonian Operative "Sarah" shared this exciting YouTube video of an authentic unexplained spontaneous mass breakdanceoff that took place amidst all the skewered food products at the fake downtown gritty urban core during Taste of Reston this past weekend. Not since Lucinda Dickey's seminal performance in this masterwork have unsuspecting suburban audiences been exposed to such master moves -- and the juxtaposition of the specter of overdevelopment as a key plot point in both that 1984 film and modern-day Reston just makes the poppin' and lockin'* all the more resonant.

But enough of our yakking. CRO "Sarah"'s one-word review?


We couldn't agree more.

And if that's not gritty enough for you, then there's the lynx on a leash, snapped in its natural environment (near the Gap) by alert Twitter Operative/wildlife photographer "Smellie."

lynx on a leash.jpg
Who knows, maybe it was looking for Swiper.

(Disclaimer: this performance may not contain either poppin' or lockin'. We regret the inconvenience.)


  1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonJune 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    In reality, a lynx's most natural habitat in RTC wouldn't be The Gap but rather right next to the cougars at Jackson's.

    But I think that photo might actually be of an ocicat. A lynx has tufted ears and a bobtail.

  2. "Gritty" isn't the right word. I'd try "dope" or "fresh" as those would make for a more apt review.

  3. Are you sure these two dancers are engaged in a breakdanceoff?

    It's look to me like what people do everyday in the parking lot at Comcast's office near the USGS in Reston after turning in their vintage 1980s-era cable boom box upon switching to Fios. Once you drop Comcast you'll be Moonwalking like Michael Jackson...only on Mars.

  4. There's a lady who walks her Ocicats around Petsmart.


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