Here at Made In The District, we are proud to present Stuck in DC as our spotlight blog for our first ever Contributor Corner.
Stuck in DC describe themselves as “a comedic current affairs site about life in Washington. We publish everything from absurdist listicles to hot take essays to Onion-style satire to light verse. It's a potpourri of Washington-based humor that's run by a few anonymous friends.”
In an effort for you to get a glimpse of who Stuck in DC is, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite posts from their blog, in no particular order, that I feel exemplify their style and BLANK:
Right off the bat, the headline is the thing that caught my eye. It’s not every day that someone thinks to test the portability of DC’s standing water, let alone blogs about it. This article was surprisingly insightful though, and definitely had me laughing throughout. My favorite line came from the taste test of the Capitol Reflecting Pool when the author, Walter, so eloquently stated, “I’m telling you, you can taste the duck shit.” If that doesn’t get you laughing, I fear for your sense of humor.
One thing I really admire about Stuck in DC is the fact that they still report on important issues happening around DC. Stuck in DC blogs about issues that may affect their readers, and at the same time, are consistent with their humorous style of writing. After letting readers know that fines for street art may increase, the author drops his humorous style by closing out the article with, “If this draconian law passes, I’m afraid Stuck in DC may have to resort to a new method of informing Washingtonians that this is not new york.”
This post really offers the reader comedy and truth all wrapped into one well-written piece. In this piece, Stuck in DC ranks the top 9 people or place to give your money to. The need for money is ranked in ascending order; those considered least necessary are offered a plethora of hilarious reasons why. By the time the list reaches number 1, the reader is offered a more serious tone on the subject of homeless people. All in all, a great read.
While Stuck in DC does report of serious topics, they also post fun stories meant to make the reader laugh. This one for example had me laughing the whole way through. A dramatic and harrowing story of three housemates who realize they don’t have enough weed to survive the blizzard of 2016 keeps the reader engaged and entertained from beginning to end.
Born and raised just outside of DC, trips into the city were a regular part of my childhood. Yet, I realize now I know nothing about the inner workings of the culture surrounding those who live there. Sure, I’ve visited all the museums and gone to the zoo more times than I can count, but it’s articles like those one that I feel let me in on little secrets around DC. Reading an article about the 40 most ubiquitous stickers around the city makes me feel a little more connected to the people who live there.