The Post reported about a teenage brawl in the Anacostia Metro station. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the area, Anacostia is the ghetto area of DC; white people who get lost in the city and wind up here go home and excitedly tell their friends how they thought they were going to get shot.

My favorite quote from the article:

“We don’t know what the beef is,” Hanson said.

Ah cool, popular slang. Probably a quote from some man on the street.

Polly Hanson, chief of the Transit Police.

Wow. It’s good to know that I can be chief of police and talk like 50 Cent. And here I am like a sucker trying to expand my vocabulary by using Google’s definition function.


  1. Liz

    I know DC like the back of my hand now, including NE and SE. Granted, it took a lot of getting lost to get to where I am today, but yeah. Now when I hear the people who get “lost” in Anacostia talk about how scary it was I just chuckle to myself.

    Also, if you want to talk scary, Congress Heights is a lot scarier than Anacostia in my opinion. I actually used to go to Berry Farm with a few friends of mine a year and a half ago, for reasons I won’t disclose here. That’s pretty scary too.

    Now my goal is to know Baltimore as well as I know DC, seeing how I’m moving to the charm city in a couple weeks. I’m working on it…

  2. The Senator

    Personally, I think Georgetown is kind of scary. What with all the porche driving, collar popping, Nats hat wearing, coke sniffing freaky deakies…it is ghetto in a true sense of the word. No?

  3. CruelHazel

    Baltimore’s a bitch to get a hold of. Chances are that if you could figure out DC, Baltimore won’t be too much worse. It depends what area you’re in.

  4. Liz

    Cruel Hazel:

    I’m not too worried about it. I live in Towson right now, which is 10 minutes north of Baltimore. I’m in Baltimore quite a bit, so I’m working on figuring the whole city out. I must admit though, the Baltimore ghettos are way scarier than the ones in DC.

    Have you ever noticed that if you’re in an urban area such as DC or Baltimore and anywhere near a street that’s named after an influential leader in the Civil Rights movement (MLK, Malcolm X, etc) it is NOT a place you want to be? I’ve always thought that was kind of wierd…

  5. O-FACE

    Hey liz, that joke was used on tv like 15 years ago. Make sure you pay for that. Anacostia isn’t ghetto. Its a section of the city that suffered under years of brutal racism and neglect. No investment, capital, jobs, and a drug problem that went bad. Senator your actually right, i guess G-Town would qualify with all the coke heads and meth heads slumming down the street.

  6. Liz

    Well shit. I did not realize that someone actually made a joke about that, I was merely making an observation. Don’t get your panties in a wad. Prick. 😛

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