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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reston: The Magazine: The Word Find

We were too distracted by sandbagging the "web log" server at Restonian World Headquarters to pick up the latest issue of Reston: The Magazine when it was delivered to our home by uniformed federal agents last week, but, as always, it doesn't disappoint!

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Thinking about a disclosure packet or a vaguely threatening notice from the RA has never been more fun! We'll save the rest for the next time a power outage threatens to plunge us into darkness for an extended period of time, the end.


  1. It's hard to find, and requires you to stand on your head after smoking a crack pipe to see it, but if you pull out a microscope you can find the phrase 'Reston Doesn't Give A Rat's Ass About You If You're A Apartment Renter.'

    Apparently, the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University was the first to break the code.

    Of course, the post-plantation era RA philosopy of a Remarkable 4th Level Government Created by a Separate But Equal System of Voting Rights may have something to do with it as well.

    But, at least the RA allows the renter slave class one vote. Not for a Renter's Representative on the RA Board, of course. The apartment owners have a representative on the RA Board, which probably goes a long way toward making Reston's seasonal migrant worker bee renter class feel welcome here in Reston.

    Yes, indeed, Reston is toally with the modern times. Why, some of the more progressive cluster associations in Reston not only don't let a renter vote, they require them to stand in the renter only separate but equal water fountain line.

  2. What exactly should the RA be doing for apartment renters that they're not doing? Apartment renters have the same access to RA facilities and services as home owners, do they not?

    "Many residents said that they were not actively participating in RA meetings or events, [So? Neither do most home owners.] that they were unaware of the benefits of being an RA member, [Oh well, you can't fix stupid.] or that they assumed that they were not members because they had not personally paid to join the association. [Ditto.]"

    Given that the average apartment in Reston rents for over $1,500 a month, the idea that renters are poor, exploited peasants is fascinatingly stupid.

    1. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonNovember 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM

      Hey, there's only one peasant around here, and that's me!

    2. I think it was a mistake, Pez. I think he actually typed "pissant" but his browser's spelling autocorrection feature changed it to "peasant". Of course, none of us would confuse you for a lowly pissant, Pez. You have poetry; pissants don't.

      Huh, please add 'pissant' to your browser's dictionary.

  3. My goal was to paraphrase the ponderously prolix MDD.

    "Peasant" seemed like a good short way to express "seasonal migrant worker bee renter class".

    Now shut up, you pissants.


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