1. The main location in a popular video game called Fallout 3 ( Basically a destroyed Washington D . C )
2. The real Washington D . C could still be considered a Capital Wasteland due to crime , crooked cops , crooked politicians , as well as it's strange on again off again gun ban laws that violate the constitution from the same country and so forth.
( example 1 ) Gamer 1 : " I killed a super mutant at the capital wasteland. "
Gamer 2 : " I didn't know you liked Fallout 3 ".
( example 2 ) Man 1 : " I got a job working for the government. "