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commented on Duck Dynasty in Columbia City
I got the impression @4 might have been referring to the workers in Chinese factories who have to spend 14-hour shifts 6 days a week cranking out endless streams of Duck Dynasty themed merch. Maybe I'm off base on that, but my guess is they'd be about the only people in China for whom Duck Dynasty would have ANY meaning, even if completely out-of-context.
Also, it appears quite a number of people watch it: the season premiere back in August apparently broke all sorts of records
for cable and demo-specific viewership & is spawning a resurgence of a niche submarket the CSM describes as "redneck TV" - one formerly confined to such scintillating fare as "Hee-Haw" and "The Dukes of Hazard".
commented on The Story of Soda Is the Story of America
It's weird: I've lived in the PNW for my entire life, but I've NEVER called it "pop"; it's always been either "soda pop" or more commonly just plain "soda".
commented on The Tuesday Morning News
Cite three examples, please, and show that use of a gun (not the mere threat of maybe possibly having a gun) was directly responsible.
1:43 PM yesterday
commented on Tunnel-Digger Stuck Under Downtown
Risking "fucking up the entire project" is a little disingenuous, since it was already pretty well fucked from the beginning.
Speaking of which, has anybody figured out how to actually PAY for this monstrosity yet? I keep hearing that King County isn't kicking in any $$ because of access changes, and that estimates for toll revenue keep going down. The Port is willing to cough up a few hundred million to finance some of the SODO improvements, since they'll directly benefit, but otherwise, it still seems like there's a very significant shortage.
10:43 AM yesterday
commented on The Monday Morning News
I'm just trying to imagine what a Guild comprised exclusively of NSA employees would look like.
commented on Scared of Guns? Buy More Guns!
Every time a Democrat is elected President the NRA goes on a Chicken Little style panic campaign, because it's a well-established historical fact that Democratic POTUS's ALWAYS confiscate hundreds of thousands of legally-owned firearms the second after their hand comes off the Bible on Inauguration Day. And this time around it's even worse, because the current Democrat in the White House is a - well, you know.
Of course, the reality is that almost no legally-owned guns are EVER confiscated; and even those few under very specific circumstances, but that doesn't stop the NRA, their minions, or their members from flying into a hissy-fit regardless.