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Sep 11 giffy commented on A Performer Quitting a Production During the Run Can Be a Theater's Worst Nightmare.
@4 The corollary to that is that theatres should let actors out of their commitments if a truly amazing opportunity comes up.
Sep 4 giffy commented on Bumbershoot Has Been in a State of Flux for Years.
No way I am spending $200 for a wristband I have to wear for three days straight. Fuck that.
Aug 7 giffy commented on Um, Can We Talk About How More Than 23,000 of You Voted for Goodspaceguy?.
Who the fuck else were we supposed to vote for in that race? Gregoire is as useless and milktoast as her mom so he's out.

That left two crazies and of the two he had the better name.

It was either that or write someone in.
Jul 24 giffy commented on Convicted Cop Killer Christopher Monfort Sentenced to Life in Prison, Not Death.
Time to pay more attention to who we elect as prosecuting attorney.
Jun 4 giffy commented on Megyn Kelly Interviews Ma and Pa Duggar.
@8 Agreed. People are much more willing to open up if they think the interviewer is on their side. Like getting them to say that the information becoming public is the real problem.

No way they would have said that if she came in too confrontational.
May 19 giffy commented on Guest Editorial: Don't Let Senate Republicans Pass a Budget That Undermines Our System of Justice.
Cut the money from prosecutors in King County who have milions to waste trying, and failing, to kill people.
Apr 2 giffy commented on Seattle Restaurant Owner Behaving Badly.
@14 I have seen them for fuel.

If you spent 200 on a dinner this would cost you 4 extra dollars. I much prefer that over a service fee, which is generally 15-20% and pocketed by the restaurant.
Apr 2 giffy commented on Seattle Restaurant Owner Behaving Badly.
I have zero problem with this and am more than happy to pay it. Upping labor costs certainly impacts a restraunts bottom line and there is nothing wrong with passing that cost on.
Mar 30 giffy commented on An Apology for Anyone Who May Have Watched Saturday's Sounders Match.
We certainly develop talent, but that talent rarely hangs around long. Europe and elsewhere offer much better play and a whole lot more money for top talent than the US.

That is slowly changing, and you're seeing more midlevel talent stay in MLS where they can get more play time then they would competing in other leagues, but it'll be a while before you see the really good players spending their whole career in MLS.

@6 I'm not sure the league is making enough money to do that yet.
Mar 10 giffy commented on I Was the MFA Student Who Made Ryan Boudinot Cry.
"Doesn't capitalism and a free-market economy mean people can "waste" their money on an education if they want and educators can profit by selling a service that's in demand?"

Except that we have a system set up whereby people at a rather impulsive stage in life can borrow vast sums of money which is not subject to normal debtor protection laws. That's bad enough when the degree can at least get them decent work, but it's downright criminal when the degree in question won't even get them an interview.

This kind of shit is a problem for the same reason payday loans and other nefarious lending practices are a problem. They take advantage of people.

Writing and arts are important and we should make it easier for people to do them, but that doesn't mean it's a great idea for 22 year olds to borrow 100k+ for a couple percent chance of doing it professionally. At least not without some legal protection if they wind up without much income.

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