Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

So, How’d The Test Go?

Testing Human Kindness

Never mind, the wet sign lying in a puddle of dirty water tells us all we need to know about the results of this test.

Not that we needed a test to tell us anything. Seattle is a town where dogs go to daycare, people live on the streets, the Mayor wages endless war against the poor, and 80% of the residents belong to the political party that fought a war to preserve slavery.

I mean, really, brother, what did you expect?

“Not fair! That was a long time ago, Rex, the Democratic Party of today is much different

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All Aboard!

Seattle Rex Cares More Than You Do

This Paris thing really has legs, and if Generation Y has taught me anything, it’s that one can ill-afford to miss an opportunity to make things about themselves.

So, while I have your attention, I feel compelled to tell you that my thoughts are with the people of Paris, and this ostensibly should make the people of Paris feel better, because when I think about someone, it’s very flattering to them, and it gives them a sense of comfort that they wouldn’t have otherwise had, had I thought of, say, a gender-fluid UW student who only has two bathroom

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French Solidarity

The Space Needle with French Flag

At least I think that’s the reason the tops of so many buildings in Seattle are lit up with the colors red, white, and blue.

Then again, they’re, you know, the US colors too, so it could also represent an outburst of patriotism.

If I had to guess, though, it’s probably the French thing.

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Tragedy Solved, One Chewed Piece at a Time


Because holding up two fingers while far out of harm’s way, in a group of like-minded people, while being videoed, causes peace. I wish I was white. Life would be so simple.

Hey everyone, look what the children of Seattle did!

They formed a flash mob today, and then they re-gummed the Gumwall with a peace sign!

Oh, those peace-loving, vandalizing rapscallions!

Yeah, sure, it was a little silly, but children can’t do anything meaningful about tragic events, after all, they’re just children. We just can’t expect the kids of our city to understand the true impact of 150+

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Car Blocking Crosswalk

For a “liberal” city, we sure have a lot of BMWs, Lexuses, and other vehicles the price of which could end homelessness in this city. Like climate change, someone else is always supposed to make the sacrifice.

I took the picture above just incidentally. I wasn’t going for the car in the foreground. If you look really close, you can see the new First Hill Trolley in the background.

It wasn’t until today that I noticed that, sure enough, the car in front of me was parked in the crosswalk while the pedestrian “walk” light was lit. As usual.

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Who’s Responsible?

Airdroid "Agreement"

You are, that’s who!

For no other reason than my own amusement, as well as to educate anyone who may be sitting nearby, I’ve begun doing a new thing when deciding whether or not to purchase a new product or service.

I wander over to the “agreement”, “contract”, “terms”, or whatever they call the questionably-enforceable, always-unconscionable adhesion contract … and once there, I do a search for the word “responsible”.


Because I want to know if the company that I’m dealing with is responsible, of course.

What I’ve found, is that roughly 0% of them are, give or take

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Oh, I’d Call it Something Different

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Note 5

“We’d call it a draw?”

So, 8 cores (really 4) vs. 2 cores. 3GB RAM vs. 1GB RAM, 80 percent faster DDR4 RAM, a Geekbench score of 4,116 vs, 2,933, and a 40 percent speed difference.

“We’d call it a draw!”

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrre you would.

Hey, if these scores were reversed, what are the odds that they’d still call it a “draw”?

Anyone? Anyone at all? Odds?

“The iPhone has a dual core CPU and 1GB of RAM, which is a different approach from Android which typically *gulp* has at least *gulp* twice those specs.”

Yes, at least doubling the

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How to Seduce a Common Housecat

Surprised Cat

I’ve had my “new” cat for about 6 months now, and we’ve kind of hit a stagnation point. I mean, I still like the cat and all, I just notice that I spend more time looking at other cats on the Internet lately, and less time petting him.

This being the case, I realized that it was time to take my relationship with my cat to the next level.

Enter the Love Cloud Cat Kiss. Yes, the Love Cloud Cat Kiss.

I found this little gem when I was searching for some cat related thing online, and when I

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The Red Supermoon


Monday night was a red moon/super moon/soleil moon frye.

What happened to that chick anyway?

I mean, one minute she’s Punky Fucking Brewster, the next minute she’s … well, I dunno. Actually, come to think of it, the only thing I really remember about that show is the old dude bellowing “oh Punk-eh!”

I do remember seeing photos of her when she grew up, and she had enormous cans. Made me want to grab a rope and a pair of water skies it did.

You know, I just thought of this, but it’s kind of weird. Hollywood really had a

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Ever Wonder What it Would Look Like?

Cranes Over South Lake Union

If the children of the 1% piled into your city, called themselves “progressives”, then proceeded to elect 1%er after 1%er to public office while railing against the evils of the 1%?

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if, after being elected, said officials proceeded to stand on a street corner with your city, spread its ass cheeks wide open, and offer it up for bareback rough fucking to every John with the requisite funds?

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if, in addition to all of the above, said “servants” sweetened the deal by

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