The Washington Post’s obituary of Lee Reynolds, a local actor who starred in a children’s television show “Cap’N Tugg,” is a great snapshot of a District of Columbia not defined entirely by politics.
Cap’n Tugg was a sort of live version of Popeye, except Cap’n Tugg piloted the treacherous waters of the Potomac River in his tugboat. Oh, and Reynolds played all the other parts of the low-budget show, including a parrot called Fantail and Tugg’s arch nemesis, Capt. Flash Flood.
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The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art. There's always something to do.
Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick