May 11 matt commented on Jon Stewart on Hillary Clinton: "A Very Bright Woman Without the Courage of Her Convictions".
I don't disagree with Jon that on the whole, Hillary does seem awfully slippery and/or lacking in a sense of authenticity.

But still:…
May 10 matt commented on YACHT the Fuck?! Indie Band's Sex-Tape Hoax Shafts the Media.
Actually you can find the hoax clip on Pornhub, which has no nudity or porn in it, but does have a surprise twist ending. NSFW?
Mar 9 matt commented on Remembering Aaron Huffman, 1972–2016.
oh. oh what the fuck. what? goddammit.

aaron was an acquaintance at best to me, but what a great man he was. so sad to hear this news.

Jan 6 matt commented on I Spent the Holidays Listening to Billboard's Top 20 Singles of 2015.
"...the song is a stilted bolus of grandiosity, inspiring more senescence than tumescence, if I may be so bold." You may sir!
Nov 4, 2015 matt commented on New Column!.
Cap Hill?
Oct 26, 2015 matt commented on The Walking Dead Recap: Someone Died… or Did or Didn't They?!?.
Glenn lives! He has to live, in order to die another day. You know what I'm talking about.
Aug 15, 2015 matt commented on Reader Survey: Is Astrology Real?.
Guys, you can read Rob every week right here:…

Being a semi-ironic, sarcastic, click-baiting dick is practically The Stranger's most consistent characteristic. The other, although this is debatable, is that the paper is written by and for stoned 20-somethings who just don't give a shit about what's been run in the paper since you were their age.

Brezsny is great. Maybe he no longer fits due to inch-based real estate, or maybe his rate went up, or, you know, maybe the collective heads at the paper just decided they're not into him/it anymore. I bet the Weekly would LOVE to have him.

@84 you made a wee typo there.
Aug 9, 2015 matt commented on Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Bernie Sanders at Social Security Rally.
When you are purple, and you are surrounded by purpleness, you don't know you're purple.

White privilege is hard to spot in Seattle, but that's because the system caters to whites - well-intentioned, liberal/progressive whites who don't live the nightmare of being black in America in 2015.

This protest was effective, because here we are talking about it, 116 comments later. It was rude and clumsy, yes, but after you finish criticizing their methods, or questioning whether they were affiliated with the most legit chapter of BLM, try to imagine what it is like to live in a country, and a city, that systematically marginalizes you and your culture. It is beyond frustrating. It is infuriating.

Imagine next, on top of being a second class citizen in your own city of lip-service liberals, death after death of unarmed black men by white cops who get away with it. At some point, you have to do something. They did something. It was a mess.

The protest worked.