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@3: It seems that record is just going to ping pong back and forth between Seattle and Kansas City. Whenever one of them tries it, they always seem to break the new record. I am wondering what the ceiling is going to be.
@8: Audibles are older than the helmets. You need something like that to play a cerebral and complex game like football. You are probably hearing more people use the term due to football's huge rise in popularity (particularly among women) in the last 10 years or so. Also, Jon Gruden has been doing these commercials lately where he calls "audibles" at a bar to change his order.
"Blue 42....Blue 42....Omaha! 59's the MIKE, 59's the MIKE!"
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Say what you will about the doritos tacos, but they are one of the most successful (sales-wise, not quality wise, of course) products of all time.
This is not limited to food products either, but everything.
Also, "dnt" is by far the most useless commenter here. At least Bailo and sgt. doom attempt to have a purpose, and other commenters are dumb but funny. "Dnt" is simply a waste of space entirely, and as an unhealthy obsession with Paul and Goldy.
Someone has suggested he is a vengeful/angry former employee or something, which I am certainly starting to consider. It certainly seems personal.
11:31 AM yesterday
commented on The Morning News: A Shipwreck Survivor, a Dead Hezbollah Leader, and a Mouse in The Stranger's Offices
@19: Please do not use the glue traps. They are horribly inhumane, even for killing, and do not work as well as the common, environmentally friendly and reusable wooden "snap traps." Rodents have been known to tear/chew off their own feet to escape them. Also, you risk being bitten when you move in to finish the job.
My folks used the snap traps all throughout my childhood (I lived in a pretty rural, wooded area, lots of rodents), and every time the trap snapped the things spine/neck very cleanly. But you need the old fashioned wooden ones, I doubt the lame plastic ones work as well.
For those who can not stomach killing, they also sell very simple metal/plastic traps which trap the live animal for release outside. Just make sure you take the little bugger at least a mile away or he will just come right back in. Preferably in a wooded area or a park.
@28: Yes. Either you are lying or you can't read.
10:57 AM yesterday
commented on Study Guide Questions for The Stranger, Volume 23, Issue 14
@4, 6: Oh, I agree fully, I just could not pass up a chance to make fun of Raku the Clown.
I am quite puzzled at The Stranger's demographics for a paper that thematically (on the surface anyway) is very in tune with the needs of minority populations. It is sad that the only non-white personality that shows up in the Slog/Stranger much is Charles Mudede, who is basically just a joke.
I would like to hear The Stranger's response as to why it is pretty much only meaningfully written by white folks (to my knowledge, anyway). I am aware that Seattle is about 70% white, and King County is about 75% white, and so most people looking for a job there will be white, but this is not much of an excuse.
I am really not a proponent of the idea of hiring minorities just for the sake of PR, but I find it hard to believe that there are so few minority writers/candidates to be considered for a job at The Stranger.
Your loyal Sloggers want answers.