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Carly Simon is Kind of an Idiot

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“You’re so Vain”. It’s a fairly popular song, and one that I’ve heard, eh, 30 times in my life, usually on some Easy Listening station in a doctor’s office or something to that effect.

Today, for some odd reason, I got the song stuck in my head. I don’t know why, shit just happens sometimes.

Since it was already lodged in my cranium, I decided to pull the song up on YouTube and give it a fresh listen. While doing so, I realized that Carly Simon just might be one of the dumbest people in the entertainment industry.

Hear me

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Did You Hear the One About the Jet in Westlake Park?

Jet Airplane in Westlake Park

No, really, there was a jet in Westlake Park today. As in jet airplane, not a “how did you know, cause I never told, you found out, I got a crush on you” Jet. Not that I would have been disappointed with the latter, mind you. They are affable enough folks. Yes, I’ve met them. Seriously.

Anyway, I first spotted the Jet (plane) at about 10:30am. I don’t know how long it will be there. I also don’t know how they got the Jet (plane) into the park, or how they will get it out. I mean, I don’t

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Cotton Candy Courtesy of Climate-Change

Cotton Candy Clouds

As far as weather is concerned, Seattle has officially become Northern Southern California. I swear I saw more rain in one Las Vegas spring than I’ve seen over the past three years in Western Washington.

While we’re still not as hot as the desert, we have set a record of 14 consecutive months of above-average monthly temperatures (?!), and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a sunnier place in all of my life. We’re currently on our 9th consecutive month of summer, and there is no end in sight. In fact, the long-term projections are calling

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What a Bargain

The highlight reads: After 9/30/2016 with Sprint, pay additional $15/mo./line access charge.

The highlight reads: After 9/30/2016 with Sprint, pay additional $15/mo./line access charge.

Once upon a time, America was the envy of the world.

We built products people wanted, sold services that people wanted, and we didn’t have to resort to trickery to make them look good.

That was then. These days, I’d estimate that 50% of our economy is based on deception. Were the small print not allowed to taketh what the big print gaveth, I don’t think most of our companies would be able to remain in business.

It is for these reasons that I hate it when

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Collision at 6th & Stewart

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Note that cars continue to run red lights even after the collision.

I will ask for your forgiveness in advance for this post.  I’m still very shaken up.  I’m still very angry.  I’m still very disturbed.

I just saw a person get seriously injured, and perhaps killed.

I was walking near 6th & Stewart street when I heard a CRUNCH.  I stopped in my tracks, hoping I hadn’t heard what I knew I had.  When I got to the intersection, all hope evaporated. There laid a man in the street, and under the front wheels of a nearby car

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The Beach, Some Dogs, and My Broken Ankle

Factually Accurate Sign

Factually Accurate Sign

When you get down to it, I’m a liberal guy.

I support abortion, gay rights, universal healthcare, true civil rights equality, rent control, increased rights for the poor and working-class, antitrust legislation, drug legalization, etc, etc. Sure, I think the third wave of feminism is a selfish crock of psychopathic ass, and identity politics are a smokescreen for rampant classism which is the source of most bigotry, but still, only the most pre-programmed of the programmed would even think to call me conservative.

This being the case, some people are truly surprised to see me taking on the

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Floatplanes

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Seattle is probably the only large city in the US where floatplanes are a common sight. In fact, people often forget, but because of Lake Union, we actually have a commercial airport not more than 2 miles from the Downtown core.

Excluding the transplants, it’s just another one of those things that makes Seattle generally better than everywhere else.

I mean worse. Worse than everyplace else because it, you know, never stops raining.

That’s why we have so many floatplanes. The regular airports are always flooded from the non-stop rain. Planes that can’t float have no chance of landing

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Ruh Roh! Seattle Rex Was Right

Confederate Flag Distraction

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/27/us-usa-shooting-south-carolina-race-insi-idUSKBN0P70FA20150627

Oh dear, this is not good, no not good at all.

First we have people openly dissenting at 4th & Pine, and now black folks are failing to hail the Corporate Elite Party as saviors for nixing the confederate flag.

Shit.

Maybe they noticed Democrats trying to sell them out after all.

Pffft, and you elitists assumed they were all too busy doing whatever stereotypical things that black people do.  Such as not reading.

They have been, though.

That’s right, while you guys have been pandering to the gentrifiers, wringing your hands over how to make well-off whites feel

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Conformity Wins

conformity

Isn’t it great?

Isn’t it great to be one of the herd?  Moo’ing in unison, bathing in the affirmations and attaboys of millions of your peers?

Why it’s positively intoxicating!

OHMYGOD there’s even a hashtag.  There’s always a hashtag.  This time, it’s #lovewins

How beautiful.  Doesn’t that make you feel good?  Love winning?  Love overcoming all barriers placed before it, and emerging victorious!  GOD feel those neurotransmitters plugging in and giving you the warm and fuzzies.  That right there is why they don’t want you to do drugs.  If you get that feeling from anywhere else, you might be

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Rainbow Crosswalks and the Gay Stereotype Parade

Rainbow Crosswalks in Pike Pine

Homophobic woman

Yoo-hoo, guess who’s got the gayest crosswalks in all the land?

A different color for everyone who’s been hit in the crosswalk this week

Just your friendly hourly reminder that Seattle supports gay stuff.  Hey, did you know that Seattle supports gay stuff? We also support the gay community. And lesbians.  And transgenders and people with carbonite penises. Anyway, we think you should know that Seattle supports the gays, and the gay community, and the LGBTASHWKEJWKQOUSGHZ communty, of which gays are a part.  Speaking of gays, I think it should be noted that Seattle supports

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