commented on Farewell/Good Riddance to the Old Comet Tavern
The Comet was the first tavern (they didn't serve liquor back then) I drank in when I moved to Seattle in 1985 - couch surfing at a friend's apartment on Union & Harvard - we walked over minutes after I pulled into town and before I even took my suitcase out of the car.
It was divey then, and stayed divey right up to the end; in fact it didn't look much different the last time I was there a couple of months before the shutdown.
And let's hope the "new" Comet isn't completely devoid of dark, dinginess - frankly, I don't think anything short of declaring it a Superfund site could entirely eradicate its decades accumulation of funkiness entirely.
But yes, not feeling like I need a shot of Penicillin after using the Men's Room, WILL be nice change-of-pace...
commented on Here's How You Buy a Bestseller
Seems the least MH could do is donate all those unread books to the homeless - I'll bet they'd make excellent fuel for a trash-can fire.
6:47 PM yesterday
commented on Wes Hurley's Capitol Hill, Episode 1!
No self-respecting Portlander would ever display the Stars And Bars; but then, these folk don't look very much like self-respecting Portlanders. More like Beaverton or Tigard...
4:56 PM yesterday
commented on Young Playwrights Prefer Sci-Fi
Alex Harris is the playwright of the "Team Of Heroes" trilogy that ran at Annex; Jaime was the director of all three productions.
12:01 PM yesterday
commented on Sneaky Anti-Medical-Pot Bill
I realize this is being driven to some extent by a Legislature scared shitless by the Feds, but the movement toward universal legalization is clearly on the ascendant. Sounds like it's time for (yet) another Initiative to restore the gutted language we voted for by Initiative in the first place.