TBD's most popular stories of 2011, and why
- A story about underpaid Redskins cheerleaders made the rounds in April. (Photo: Matthew Beck)
5. "Safeway nicknames: Separating truth from fiction," by Jenny Rogers
Why: 1) Everyone in D.C. has shopped at Safeway. 2) There are eight Safeways represented here, so there's a good chance one of them is local to you. 3) Safeway nicknames are a local quirk of which residents are proud. 4) The origin of the nicknames is a source of interest... 5) ...and debate. 6) The article jumps five times.
4. "Washington Redskins Cheerleaders: All work, (almost) no pay," by Amanda Hess
3. "Brittany Norwood arrested in Lululemon murder case (photo)," by anonymous Web editor(s)
Why: Wherein the twist is revealed: The other employee was not a victim after all, but rather the suspected murderer. As one commenter wrote, "Holy crap!"
2. "Clean-up continues in flooded Georgetown," by TBD Staff
Why: Natural disaster + D.C.'s poshest neighborhood = Internet gold.
1. "Man attacked by kids at L'Enfant Metro -- bystanders watch, film it (video)," by Dave Jamieson
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