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by Katie Pyzyk July 26, 2011 at 8:12 am 3,147 49 Comments

Xe Services to Move–Xe Services, the company formerly known as Blackwater, is moving its corporate headquarters to Arlington. [CBS MoneyWatch]

Metro Songs CD for Sale— Jason Mendelson, the budding songwriter who was inspired to write a series of songs about Metro, is releasing his first CD. The $5 CD includes such songs as “Pizza Party at Virginia Square” and “Crawling Out of Crystal City.” [Washington Post]

Remy to the Rescue–Not to be outdone, another local artist has released a new YouTube video.  Remy has a message for politicians with his “Raise the Debt Ceiling Rap.” [YouTube]

Free Movie Tickets–Stop by the 7-Eleven store at 201 S. Glebe Road from 3-5pm to win free tickets to the premiere of “Cowboys and Aliens.”  There will also be samples of pizza and wings, 11 cent beverages and a chance to win a $50 shopping spree.

  • CrystalMikey

    Gotta hear the Crystal City one…

  • Tabby

    Is $50 really a “spree”?

    Is Blackwater/XE moving into the big cement balls in the photo?

    • CW

      That’s like 40 big bite hot dogs, including tax and all the free chili, cheese, and condiments that you can load onto those babies, so HELL YEAH that’s a spree!

      This Xe/Blackwater story had me about as surprised as the Amy Winehouse news, which is to say my reaction was, “Oh, that didn’t happen already?”

      • Jackflops

        You’ll be on a toilet-paper-and-Febreze spree after all those chili dogs!

        Anyone know where Xe is moving to? I’m guessing Ballston or Crystal Meth City.

        • Tabby

          Ew! Grody.

    • V Dizzle

      I use $50 as toilete paper.. but then spend it. They have to take it.

  • are the balls in Crystal City or Rosslyn? Photo looks familiar, but I can’t pin-point the location. I like that little bridge in the background. Nice photo.

    • CrystalMikey

      They are in Rosslyn.

    • CW

      Rosslyn, near the Lynn/Ft Myer/Rt 50 interchange.

      • Aaron

        You didn’t hear that’s Artisphere’s installation of the year? Was installed at an expense of about $5 per taxpayer.

      • J

        I was in DMV area for few days for business and staying Hyatt Rosslyn. I diffidently past by this spot few times while I was running around in the morning.

        • John Fontain

          Locals round these parts don’t call our area “the DMV.”

          • ArlForester

            Yeah, not a fan.

          • KalashniKEV

            Whus wrong wit duh DMV, homey? You know dat’s what we be callin’ in tha streetz, son!

            Where Clarendon Ballroom at?

            Bot-uhhhlll Ser-vice!!

          • ChrisG

            Bottle Service Illegal in the Commonwealth, Son.

          • KalashniKEV

            …and for good reason!

        • CW

          I know I am not without flaws when it comes to spelling and grammar, but…”diffidently”?

          • JS

            hahahahahaha. I like how you take issue with diffidently (which is an actual word), and completely ignored “past by”

      • yessss, now I remember. Thanks.

    • smart guy

      Rosslyn has balls.

  • Rick

    Does that 7-11 still not sell beer? I can’t imagine spending 50 in a dry store..

    • CrystalMikey

      Most 7-11’s sell beer here around here.

      • Rick

        I understand most of them do but the one in question did not last time I was there, and hadn’t for quite some time. Perhaps due to its proximity to a middle school, or the owner never bothered getting a permit

      • ArlForester

        That was does not because it was built after some rule that prohibited alcohol sales within a certain distance to a school. I can only assume it is to prevent the poor teachers who have to deal with teenage kids from buying 40’s on their free period.

      • Jezebel

        It still doesn’t sell beer & wine because the community, back in the day, insisted they not because of the proximity of the middle school. But they sell the gasoline, which keeps the place busy.

  • brandon c

    As much as I like Remy in general, his Libertarian politics reek of privelidge and a myopic viewpoint. Maybe he should venture outside of the clizzledizzle for once.

    • Aaron

      Yeah, doesn’t everyone know that if you’re relatively well off you’ve got to feel guilty about your undeserved gains? I bet Remy didn’t even go to a liberal arts college or he’d understand that by now.

    • Josh S

      What’s really cool is that Firefox has a built in spellchecker that will underline in red misspelled words and all you have to do is right click on them and the proper spelling shows up and there you go.

      privilege
      p-r-i-v-i-l-e-g-e

  • Mark

    Are you saying 7-11 is just giving out free movie tickets between 3-5, or do they have to be won?

    • Katie Pyzyk

      At least the first 95 people will get a pair of tickets just for showing up. There may be more available, according to the organizer.

      • CW

        If ARLnow has added to its staff, one would think a formal announcement would be a logical nicety…

        • Josh S

          Why?

          • CW

            So we could know who the person writing all the articles is.

  • Wayne Kubicki

    Anyone know exactly where Xe is going to be?

    • Arlington, Northside

      Men in dark suits would like to know,” Why do you want to know?”

      • BoredHouseWife

        so we can tp it on halloween?

        • Josh S

          Good luck with that, BHW.

  • ArlForester

    It is sad the Remy hit his peak with his first rap and now everything else feels like he’s trying too hard.

    • V Dizzle

      Didn’t he have like a dozen or so prior?

  • R.Griffon

    I’d rather see these civilian-murdering mercenaries go under, much less move into my neighborhood.

    • KalashniKEV

      I doubt they’ll kill any civilians in Arlington.

      I guess we’ll see though…

      • CW

        Maybe they can gain some positive PR by mowing down a bank robber or two in broad daylight. Seeing as to how ACPD can’t catch a one of the crooks, it would be a welcome development.

  • BoredHouseWife

    Raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt ceiliinngg

    Haters gonna hate. I like this one.

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  • tabby

    Comcast is down.

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  • JimPB

    Oh, my God: Blackwater headquarters here in ARLCo. I guess every jurisdiction of any size has to have at least one blot.

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