Oct 20 T commented on Luke Cage: We Don't Need Another Hero.
Dude, chill the fuck out and just enjoy something for once in your miserable life. It's a TV show based on a comic book. You wrote a review for it, and seemed to like it. That's all we really needed. And for the record, I can't say I've ever made a decision based off of one of your bullshit "reviews" anyway.

I don't think any of The Stranger's readers were clamoring for more of your thoughts on this. You wrote this for yourself. So at some point, this becomes purely masturbatory, no?
Sep 29 T commented on Two Weeks After Turning Down a $50K Record Deal, Olympia Punk Band G.L.O.S.S. Split Because Fame Is Too Stressful.
@11 And that's fine, though from what I remember of the band's original post, part of it was a signing bonus (I think ~$20k) and the rest was an advance for their next record, not the full $50k. They made a business decision for their business, good for them. But it's the publicizing of that decision as a means of gaining any sort of punk "cred" that is dumb. I guarantee that numerous other bands have shot down far better offers, even from Epitaph, who are far from the devil and have a handful of reputable punk bands as well as a bunch of "hey, let's keep the lights on and be able to sign reputable punk bands" bands.

Also, the idea that they were ever going to sell 12,000 copies of their debut album is fucking laughable, but they bragged about that too. Good luck selling whatever merch and 7"s you still have in your closet, assholes. I'd bet good money that most of that shit ends up at Goodwill.
Sep 29 T commented on The Morning News: Young Everett Mother Dumps Baby in Trash Compactor, Big Tech Wants ST3 to Happen.
@2 Exactly. Tagging is not graffiti, and most people's "art" is simply vandalism. But seeing a proper mural on the side of the building is one of the benefits of living in a city. Maybe we'll get there someday.

And good god, WSDOT is not a fucking business any more than Charles Mudede is a journalist. Whether you like them or not, we need roads to keep people and goods moving from place to place.

You guys just lost Larry Mizell, I have to think Dan Savage probably isn't far behind (and most of his pieces these days are just reruns of old Savage Love columns). This site is about to become all Mudede all the time, and that is frankly embarrassing. Nobody should ever give half a fuck about what bullshit he has to pontificate.

Oh how the mighty have fallen...
Sep 29 T commented on Move, Bitch. Get Out the Way. My Final Philosophy.
And The Stranger loses yet another of its last decent writers (possibly THE last decent writer?) who actually contributed something meaningful to this paper.

Christ, at this point, why even bother trying to be The Stranger anymore? Just complete the transition into some meaningless blog full of daily news and reruns of Savage Love. You might last a little longer just off of the ad revenue.
Sep 27 T commented on Two Weeks After Turning Down a $50K Record Deal, Olympia Punk Band G.L.O.S.S. Split Because Fame Is Too Stressful.
Haha, fuck this band. And I say that as someone who legitimately enjoyed their music and was excited to see where they went as a band.

These turds were given an offer that isn't offered to independent bands anymore, and they turned it down. Good for them. The part they fucked up was their publicizing of turning down that offer. "Oh, we're just so good, but we told Epitaph to shove that $50k up their asses because PUNX!" I don't have a problem with them running their band like a business (because it is), it's the humblebrag nature of it all that I have a problem with.

Whatever. Nobody will remember this band next week, and we hopefully won't have to deal with more of their insufferable bullshit after that.
Sep 4 T commented on EOD: Encounters With Pax West Cosplayers.
There's a level of Seattle Snark to this that is really unnecessary.
Aug 12 T commented on Federal Judge Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Murder Conviction Thrown Out by Federal Judge.
It's about time! He can finally turn in his book report.
Jun 5 T commented on A Grown-Up Emo Kid Braces for the Coming Wave of Emo Nostalgia.
Hey, Stranger's music coverage, I'm not even going to report the spam post above this, I'll let someone else do it. Instead, here's a fun photo....

May 12 T commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: I've Looked At Accidental Anal From Both Sides Now.
Straight dude here, can also confirm that accidental anal totally happens. In fact, so does accidental vaginal while having intentional anal. Sometimes things get hot and heavy, and sometimes things go wrong. I'd wager that 99% of the time, accidental anal is just that because in all likelihood, sex is over for the morning/day/afternoon/night after hurting the woman you're with. So it's a lose-lose to do that shit intentionally (no pun intended).
May 6 T commented on SL Letter of the Day: In The Neighborhood.
@57 Fair enough. But I keep reading these reposts knowing that I've read them before, and I can even remember what my own response was to a lot of them. It'd be nice to have a little bit of original content, even if it's just Dan (or an intern) pulling and reposting comments from the original thread he thought were also of value. I mean, at this point, SLLOTD is about the only thing that keeps me coming back to Slog, and if I'm just getting reruns 75% of the time, why bother?