commented on One Time I Cried While Watching Gavin Rossdale Sing "Glycerine"
@17 Not to rub salt in the wounds, but I saw that show when it came to Milwaukee, WI (my then girlfriend and her best friend were both in shiny genie pants themselves.)
...and it wasn't just Vanilla Ice and Hammer. En Vogue opened the show...then Vanilla Ice...and then the whole Hammer family played, including Oaktown 357 and Joey B Ellis. And after the show, I bought a bootleg concert t-shirt with a black Bart Simpson saying "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" on it from some guy on the street...
Je ne regrette rien!
commented on It Is Friday and Here Is Your Morning News
The answer isn't less Metro employees keeping rush hour buses from becoming unsafely over-crowded.
The answer is more buses when (and where) people need more buses.
If people howled in the misery they'd feel on Metro buses that were like trains in India, maybe that would be the impetus to make people demand that their elected leaders give more money to fund more and better public transit.
(And I'm trying to imagine the combined Stranger Utopia, where you get Charles' bus wi-fi but without any spare room to actually use it.)
commented on French Lawmakers Considering Ban on Free Shipping from Online Retailers
So, they offer shipping for a hundredth of a Euro...or they say that shipping costs are already factored into the sale price...
It's always going to be hard to keep a business from exploiting a competitive advantage simply to "protect" the old way of doing things when the public isn't invested in that old way.
...it's just that the French government hasn't opened that courriel yet.
commented on Dress Codes? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Dress Codes!
@55 Why do you care what he chose to wear? Did it ruin your dinner experience? Maybe you should have been paying more attention to your guest and your meal.
"He was totally out of place and I found it a little annoying (obviously.)"
Your problem, Jeannie Beuller, isn't Ferris.
commented on Freddie Mercury, Synchronized Swimming, and Female Anger: A Retiree's Perspective
Took me a second to get my head wrapped around the idea of a solo synchronized swimming performance. (I'm embarrassed to say there was an actual epiphany moment where I thought "Ahhhhh yeah, it's synchronized to the music...not that it's synchronized with other swimmers.")
...this is what happens when you only pay attention to a sport for a couple of days every four years. Sorry. :(
commented on Hari Kondabolu Calls for TSA Reparations
I haven't seen the USA jacket on Hari since back in the days of "ComedyNight" at the Mirabeau Room. :)
(Yes, I know he's worn it since...I just wasn't there to see him wear it...)
commented on Dear Rapid Ride Wifi Right Now
And this is how Charles' car-free urban density utopia turns into a dystopian nightmare.
Not with food riots...but with a wi-fi whimper.