If you give a WLDC writer a funny photo…


In case the photo is too small for you to tell, that sign is outside the fire station in South Arlington, on Wilson Boulevard. It looks like Peter Griffin in a fireman’s getup, with a big porno moustache, about to put Stewie into a bathtub. The family dog Brian, mysteriously missing part of his nose, is following the sign’s advice to “test the water before putting baby in.”

Let me tell you what happens when a We Love DC writer sees a sign like this. Tom takes a photo of it with his iPhone and emails it to the group, saying only, “WTF?!” The conversation then proceeds like this (verbatim, from the We Love DC authors mailing list):

Donna: “I can’t tell if he’s gonna put concrete booties on that kid, or throw baby out with the bathwater.  Hilarious.”

Carl: “I guess babies need to be put in really, really hot water, like lobsters.”

Jenn: “That’s the best way to get the skin nice and slick before you bake them. Like bagels.”

Katie: “JENN!!!” (note: she didn’t say “CARL!!” We’ve come to expect that sort of behavior from him.)

Ben Rome: “I prefer rolling them around in bread crumbs and some seasoning, then a nice dip in the fryer, myself. :D”

Jenn: “Hahaha, blame the excessive amounts of nyquil in my system. Or that fact that I’m really an evil queen who eats babies.  Or something.”

Tiffany: “I am blogging this entire conversation.” (If only there were some website where we could talk about things we see around town…)

Jenn: “Uh-oh, secret’s out. Yes, this is how I keep my youthful looks. Just call me Bathory, baby.”

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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4 thoughts on “If you give a WLDC writer a funny photo…

  1. It’s like that South Park where they showed where the writing for Family Guy comes from.


  2. Jenn, that is. Tiffany, you would be welcome to babysit my children any time you like (even though we’ve never met).

  3. Jennifer dear, that’s hardly fair, I don’t have a taste for toddlers at all. Once they hit that age it’s a bore to do all the prep necessary for proper boiling and such.