OMG, my love for Neil Gaiman just went up another notch... he, too, disliked Tom Bombadil in Lord of the Rings... I've always felt like such an outsider when it came to LotR because I was ecstatic that TB was left out of the movies!
Source: Stewie Griffin on Family Guy
The Washington Post's Paul Schwartzman reports from the Old Georgetown Board meeting today, and says that the board has indeed rejected Apple's storefront design for a fourth time. While insisting they are eager for the store to open on Wisconsin Ave., the board expressed frustration with Apple for again submitting a design that included a wide, all-glass entryway. Deputy mayor for planning and economic development Neil Albert didn't mince words: "We're extremely disappointed with today's decision." For it's part, Apple says it is still committed to making the Georgetown location work and will once again go back to the drawing board.
For its part, Apple says it is still committed to making the Georgetown location work and will once again go back to the drawing board.
Christ, Apple, you dweebs! Let me make this clear to you: the Old Georgetown Board is committed to not having Apple in this location. If you travel back in time to 1800 and get Pierre L'Enfant to design your building for you, they will still not approve it. If during your time travel, you get George Washington to change his farewell address to include the passage "I dream of a day, as all Americans so dream, when in Georgetowne shall open a store that sells marvelous inventions of a most clever nature, by which one may communicate at a distance without aid of post or signal-flag, whilst moving freely about one's business unencumbered, and by means of which one can both fix one's longitude and latitude within an accuracy of several feet and watch moving images of one Miss Feist, a comely young lady singer from Nova Scotia," they'll argue that she moved to Alberta before she hit it big.
Stop acting like a battered spouse and move on. Go to Penn Quarter or Dupont Circle or Chinatown; they'd be glad to have you, they're just as hoity as Georgetown while being much less toity, and unlike Georgetown your District-based customers will easily be able to get there. (Seriously -- if you open a store in Georgetown, I for one will be looking forward to still having to schlep out to Pentagon City or Clarendon to get my iPhone fix.)