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Afternoon Shots: December 8

Snowstorm's coming, the NSA is spying on video games, and Mike Shanahan hasn't been fired. (Yet.)

Tomorrow’s forecasted snowstorm is going to absolutely wreck your commute. [Capital Comment]

The mysterious company that’s buying up tax liens on thousands of homes in DC and Maryland. [Post]

You can’t even avoid the NSA in Call of Duty or World of Warcraft. [New York Times]

Mike Shanahan still has a job, though Robert Griffin III might be getting benched for the rest of the year. [ESPN]

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon had a love child and used his right-hand man to cover it up. [Capital Comment, via Mother Jones]

Peruvian Brothers food truck will start taking payments in Bitcoin. [Young & Hungry]

Karaoke competition tonight, and less cringeworthy stuff to do the rest of this week. [After Hours]

City Tap Room opens tonight at 901 9th Street, Northwest, with 40 beers on draft. [Best Bites]

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.