2:10 PM yesterday
commented on KOMO Reports Ranting of Gun Advocates at Olympia Rally After Cascade Mall Shooting
Does anyone remember the Tacoma Mall shooting?
There was a good guy with a gun who tried to stop the bad guy with a gun. Now, he wasn't a trained law enforcement official, so he made some mistakes...and he ended up getting shot five times.
A second "good guy with a gun" pulled his gun on the bad guy with the gun...but he (smartly, it turns out) did not fire because he feared hitting innocent by-standers.
After a hostage situation, the bad guy with the gun surrendered to the police...was tried and convicted.
Six people were shot that day (and another was injured, but not shot, in the confusion.) Five of those who were shot avoided serious injury.
The only person who was seriously injured...was the first "good guy with a gun".
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Skip That White Wedding
Tip the DJ to see if they'd play They Might Be Giants' "Your Racist Friend" during the reception dinner, after you've eaten your fill, as you throw your napkin down and walk out, with both birds a-flyin'...
A wedding is a big drama show anyway...why not burn those bridges in dramatic style?
commented on Sexist Trolls Tried to Derail the 2016 Hugo Awards. They Failed.
...and all I want to talk about is how the hit version of "Kansas City" (1959 by Wilbert Harrison) DOESN'T say anything about crazy ways of lovin'...
(He's going to get him one of those crazy little women that they have there...)
The "crazy way of loving" line IS in the original Lieber-Stoller lyrics, it was in the original Little Willy Littlefield version (though that never became much of a hit)...and it was in whatever Little Richard did to the song. But as I said, the actual hit version that is most in the cultural vernacular had "crazy little women" and Fats Domino changed it to "pretty little women" when he did it.
I know this has nothing with alt right attempts to influence some science fiction writing awards vote...but the caption to the picture for this story gave me a bit of the Mandela Effect.
(I'll just show myself out...)
commented on I, Anonymous
I never know if I should unfriend someone who has died. It seems mean, somehow...but why?
commented on Why I'm Glad, But Not Psyched, About Bernie Sanders' Comeback Victory in Indiana
@5 @3 Actually, you're both right.
Five Thirty Eight said that there was a 90% chance of Clinton winning the Indiana primary based on the results of the various polls that were out there.
However, they also released a demographic report, independent of the polls, suggesting that because Indiana is both predominantly white and holds an open primary, that Sanders should win by 7%.
So, this wasn't a case of lies. Or damn lies.
Just statistics...counting different things.
commented on My Philosophy
I love the idea that "most people born before 1988 know at least 75%" of "Scenario" if for no better reason than because it doesn't have an upper range.
Sure, my '65-year-born lily-white ass probably can still manage 75% of "Scenario" (being an ex-dj helps) but I'm digging the image of my parents picking up the mic.
"You know I did it"--Mom