commented on It's Day Two of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs. Pearl Jam vs. Slog Holiday Charity Challenge! WHO'S WINNING?!
@32 Going by Facebook likes (maybe not the best barometer, but good enough for a pointless internet argument)...
THEESatisfaction - 6,874
La Luz - 7,611
Blue Scholars - 90,488 (and they seem to be focusing primarily on other projects right now)
Hari Kondabolu - 11,609 (and no longer a Seattle artist)
Tacocat - 3,811
Ellen Forney - 613
Compare those to 8.8m for Pearl Jam and 3.4m for Macklemore. Not even the same league for reach, attention, or even simple name recognition. Pearl Jam and Macklemore have the ability to draw in donations from all over the world, and that's what should really matter.
You want to take Macklemore, Pearl Jam, and The Stranger to task, be my guest. But doing so over a charity drive intended to help homeless kids makes you look incredibly fucking stupid and selfish.
commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?
We got a memory foam mattress off of Amazon for less than $300 including shipping (Prime!), and it's fantastic. I was really wary about the decision when we were making it, but I couldn't be happier.
@44 If the mattress is getting delivered, many delivery companies will take the old one at no charge. Barring that, Craigslist.
commented on Are They Ebooks or Are They E-books?
I agree with @3, the hyphen will eventually get phased out. It was written "E-mail" for so long before it eventually became "email" (with a downgrade to "e-mail" inbetween). All I know is capitalizing the "E" drives me fucking insane. If you wouldn't capitalize it written out (i.e. "Electronic books" or "Electronic mail"), then why capitalize it when abbreviating!? I voted for "Ebooks" and "Email" in the poll, but I felt dirty doing it (and assumed there's some tech limitation that forced the first letters of each option to be capitalized, which made me feel slightly less dirty...slightly).
commented on Hold On, Scarecrow: Netflix Might Not Be in the DVD Business for Much Longer
I have Netflix streaming with a single disc Blu-ray plan. If they dropped their disc mailing program, I would probably drop them, as their streaming collection is always spotty at best and it's unreliable. I wanted to watch Iron Man 2 right before going to see Iron Man 3, and I *knew* I'd seen it on the streaming pages, but it was nowhere to be found when I wanted it. I think the disc-by-mail part of Netflix is what gives them leverage over the studios. If they devote themselves entirely to streaming, they'll be forever stuck with whatever the studios decide licensing fees should be.
But whatever the case, this "news" article is doom-and-gloom where there is none. The disc-by-mail plan still makes Netflix money (unless I *completely* misread). As long as there's money to be made, you can bet they'll be making it.