The Night Note: 10/9/09

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    The following stories are brought to you by the fine folks on the News4 assignment desk.

    GIANT CUBE FOR THE DRUNKS
    A giant cube has arrived in Adams Morgan. No worries, club goers, it means you no harm. It means only to bring art -- and perhaps a little sly marketing for HBO -- to you.

    The 16-by-16 foot traveling black cube, which has already made appearances in New York and Philly, will be located at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW through Saturday. It's all part of HBO's "Imagine" project, which endeavors to be, ahem, "an expression and embodiment of the HBO philosophy — to be the preeminent source of entertainment experiences that change perspectives, defy expectations and challenge the status quo." (NBC Washington)

    MORE DISCRETION WITH THE MAN-SHIFT, PLEASE
    Awhile back I wrote about my colleague who leaves his dirty, sweaty underwear up in the cubicle to dry out, despite the fact that the rest of the squad has to walk by it every day. We're all pretty good friends and they have my back the way I have theirs, but in the end, we're still a professional squad -we're in business suits, not SWAT gear or gym shorts, and we sit in a place where a lot of different people walk through and take note of us; our behavior, our attitudes, etc. So the underwear thing bugged me a bit. (PHNX65)

    HOARDER FOUND DEAD UNDER 8 FEET OF BURNED TRASH
    City officials have condemned the home where a 71-year-old woman was found dead in garbage piled 8 feet deep.

    The stench was so bad that the police had to call in firefighters with breathing gear and eventually cadaver dogs to help find the body of Carina E. Decampo.

    Officers were checking on her late Tuesday after worried family members called to say they hadn't heard from her in weeks. (MSNBC)

    ANOTHER ULTRA-SKINNY MODEL SPARKS CONTROVERSY
    In recent years an ongoing debate has brewed over advertisers and fashion magazines using photographs, particularly photographs of women, that have seemingly been altered, or "retouched," by airbrushing and photo editing software such as Photoshop. The latest such image to cause an uproar is one featured in a new Ralph Lauren advertisement that shows a model, Filippa Hamilton, so emaciated that her waist actually appears to be smaller than her head. (Yahoo)