A long overdue update on the Real World DC house

June 30, 2009 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about the Real World DC house developments which, as I’ve lamented in previous posts, is painfully close to my apartment in Dupont Circle. A few things of note:

  • The show’s … what do I call them? contestants? victims? … have a hot tub right below sidewalk level. Keep in mind that near this corner is 1) a DC public charter school 2) a Safeway convenience store and 3) a hangout for well-meaning yet often outspoken members of DC’s homeless community. Luckily for us neighborhood residents, the hot tub has a privacy screen.
  • The house has a security guard. I was walking to the convenience store after dark one evening and noticed him attempting to quell several heckling gawkers. It seemed to me that he was sympathetic to the gawkers’ opinions.
  • There are currently chains on the entrance gate. Word is still out on whether this is to keep onlookers out or the Real World victims (yes, I’ve now chosen a word to identify them by) in.
  • The house glows at night. I’m serious. Let me explain. The windows have a special coating over them that gives them a dark appearance and presumably prevents people like me from seeing what’s going on inside. However, when film crews turn studio lights on in the house, it creates a disturbing glowing effect. It’s very “Doctor Who,” except without the awesomeness of David Tennant or a Dalek.

So there you have it. More updates on the pointless, soulless business that is reality TV. You may now return to your regularly scheduled, likely more important, Internet activities.


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