Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Seattle Drivers: Still Bad After All These Years

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kirkland anymore … there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home …”

“Bicyclists should be licensed and required to carry insurance!”, squawked the friend of a friend.

It’s an argument I’ve had an unbelievable number of times, always with a suburban resident, always with a sports fan. Not that I have anything against sports fans, I’ve just come to realize over time that they tend to be loyal to things and ideas which may or may not be supportable with a logical argument.

“Actually, motorcyclists aren’t even required to carry insurance

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Unfortunate Sons

Just before 5pm yesterday, I spotted a small protest march making its way up Pike Street.

As they got closer, I could see that they were protesting the state of law enforcement in the USA. They were a diverse mix of protestors, black, white, hipster, suburbanite, middle-eastern, and I was very heartened to see that … even in the absence of a media circus … a small group of people still took time out of their day to stand behind their positions.

I stopped, held out an outstretched thumb pointing upward, and nodded approvingly to each passing protestor. It

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Seattle Waterfront Arcade set to close in September

Add it to the list of changes you’ll soon see at Seattle’s waterfront: the family-owned arcade that’s long called Pier 57 home is leaving, and not by choice.

The arcade owner had been operating under a month to month lease at Miner’s Landing, and says he knew the closure would happen eventually, he just didn’t think it would happen so soon.

“We thought we had a little bit more time than we do now, but we were given 30 days notice and will be closing on September 22nd,” said Mike Cichy.

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So, Let Me Get This Straight …

The guy who is responsible for serving dead animals to millions of people … abused a dog.

The guy whose company buys products from slaughterhouses, cooks the carcasses of animals which are kept in inhumane conditions, then serves them to you, which you then eat … was mean. To an animal.

And … if I’m reading the headlines correctly … you’re outraged.

Basically what you’re all saying, is that non-video-recorded abuse is not only okay, it’s something that you will gladly pay for so that you can personally enjoy it, and also so that the practice may continue. If

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I Win





(oh, uh, that was me dropping my keyboard intentionally after winning the Internet)

Soundgarden Kickoff?

Apparently Soundgarden is playing during the NFL’s Xbox Verizon kickoff on September 4th.

I’m not quite sure what this means, but the pigeons seem to like it.

I hope to figure this all out before the appointed date.


Feel Safer?

During yesterday evening’s commute, I noticed a commotion at the ferry dock. When I looked over to see what was going on, it appeared that a half-dozen or so uniformed “agents” had two or three people surrounded. The agents appeared to be Homeland Security, possibly part of the VIPR team, and I believe a State Patrolman was in the mix as well.

“Must be serious”, I thought.

One of the evildoers appeared to be a older woman in a tie-dyed t-shirt, another, a man in only his socks, the third, a middle-aged man.

When I queried one of the dock

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The Greatest Picture of The Space Needle Ever Taken

I’ve been busy and therefore somewhat off of the ether. I like to think that this one makes up for 8 post-free days, though.

Too bad I shot it with a cellphone.

Then again, it’s still way better than the bikini shots I got to look at when I first discovered the Internet.


The Supermoon

Zoomed Out

Zoomed in a tiny bit.

Last night was the peak of the August 2014 “Supermoon”.

A supermoon occurs when the moon makes its closest pass to Earth on its elliptical orbit, while it also happens to be full.

Since these two things have to coincide at just the right time, the supermoon is not a super-common phenomenon.

While it’s really not all that impressive to the casual observer (it only appears to be 14% larger and 30% brighter to the naked eye), to the somewhat more committed observer, it is kind of cool.

I took the

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Another Dispatch from Western Civilization’s Decline

This is a fascinating time in American history. We’re actually watching a culture commit suicide before our very eyes.

The hypocritical speech codes which ensure that only corporate-approved speech can be uttered over public airwaves, as the people who claim to support free speech stand around chanting “It’s not the government restricting speech, it’s the corporations!” … oblivious to the realization that they are one and the same, but not really caring because one-sided have already been passed prohibiting said corporations from restricting their free speech. (how’s that for a run-on sentence?)

Case in point, ESPN has suspended its third

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