No wonder traffic is all jacked up on 13th St. There is a movie being filmed there. Starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, neither of whom are anywhere near DC, Syriana is being filmed in mah 'hood. Based on a true story blah blah CIA thriller blah blah terrorism blah infinity blah, the title of the film refers to Middle East "hot spots". Anyone else ever heard this moniker? My guess is they are shooting the film from Cardozo High School because of the amazing, unobstructed view it affords of the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial. That's precisely where I watched this year's Fourth of July fireworks. And that's precisely where I was stuck in traffic yesterday on my way downtown. Guess we'll see if my guess is correct in July, 2005.