HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Posted October 25, 2010 at 11:13am

Washingtonians are offering up everything from vital organs to a place to stay in exchange for tickets to one of the tapings of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” at Sidney Harman Hall this week.

Despite Comedy Central’s rule that tickets — which are nontransferable and require a confirmation e-mail from producers — not be sold, several desperate District residents have posted ads on Craigslist soliciting tickets.

And they’re offering a lot more than just cash.

One Stewart fan is hoping to trade a guest bedroom in exchange for one ticket. “Cash in on this free room offer, either this coming week or anytime in the future for that matter,” the ad reads. Another Daily Show devotee offers cash and vital organs, writing, “also have two healthy kidneys … just saying.”

When all else fails, cash is king. Ads are listed offering a range of money from $1 to $1 million for a ticket to the tapings.

Commute of the Living Dead

Don’t be startled if you see zombies roaming the streets Tuesday morning. The creepy creatures are part of an ad campaign by AMC to promote its new drama “The Walking Dead.”

Look for the undead to be circling the Lincoln Memorial during the morning rush hour. In fact, hundreds of zombies are slated to invade 26 U.S. cities Tuesday morning as part of the publicity campaign.

Overheard on the Hill

“Grabbed breakfast at Hamilton Luncheonette, Somerset. Know it’s a great spot bc choir members from First Baptist were also eating there.”

— Rep. Frank Pallone in a Sunday morning tweet. The New Jersey Democrat grabbed a bite after attending services at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

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