in the past few hours Jaymz commented on How Do You Tell a Joke in Portland, Oregon?.
If the preacher makes a point, then pounds on the pulpit and turns to the choir and shouts "can I get an Amen!?" and gets silence (and the hook) instead, he's in the wrong church....

Yeah, maybe the crowd was on board, and the proprietors were quick on the trigger, but we'll never really know, so this smacks of "poor me" a year later. I like the comments above about looking in the mirror when crafting comedy.
Nov 20 Jaymz commented on The "Seattle Speedball" Is Now Actually a Thing.
Have to agree that the term "speedball" is a total turnoff for me - since I enjoy my coffee buzz, maybe something like "weedbuzz" or "buzzweed" would be better, or even "javaganga". Can't really see co-opting a term that has killed so many....
Nov 18 Jaymz commented on Can We Maybe Start Talking Seriously About Atheism Again Now?.
Please consider the concept of pathological dualism, wherein the world is divided between those who are unimpeachably good and those who are irredeemably bad as a justification for the former to eliminate the latter, and the ability of religion itself to confront and overturn that outlook. See the opinion by David Brooks in today's NYT on religion, respect and justice:…
Nov 6 Jaymz commented on Mormon Church to Kids With Gay Parents: No Magic Underpants For You!.
I was stunned by the final sentence that SLC apparently has elected a lesbian mayor (subject to some final counts) - wow! Congrats to the deep blue Democrats in Happy Valley.

Also, agree on the kids dodging a bullet here. As a non-Mormon who attended elementary school in SLC decades ago, I know what it means to be on the outside, and it was wonderful not be be caught up in all of that....
Oct 21 Jaymz commented on We Saw You Painting a Crosswalk, Being Hit with a Pumpkin, and Balancing a Tall Boy on Your Head.
My "chime in" comment - this is a laudable new feature, but it has been uneven. I prefer the thoughtful "frozen soap bubble" efforts (thanks Lissa) instead of the "tossed-off-on-the-bus-on-the-way-to-junior high" missives. Some are prose worthy, and paint small slice of life canvases - more of those, please.
Sep 23 Jaymz commented on We Saw You Have Sex on the Beach, Text About Drugs, and Eat Pizza While Cycling.
Perched on the shoulder of an observer - I like it.
Sep 10 Jaymz commented on SL Letter of the Day: That's So GAY..
I see what you did there, Dan - touche'
Aug 27 Jaymz commented on Seahawks Lose Two Preseason Games, Which Doesn't Matter at All.
@4 - I like the new tag line OK, but with the "revenging" taken out - 'Hawks shot themselves in the foot so no revenge there....

I have felt pretty good about the new defense backups, but agree we seem thinner than ever overall, and the offense MUST step up this year; not so many one score wins.
Jul 10 Jaymz commented on The First Chapter of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Is So Fucking Good.
@1 - your comment posted while I was crafting my own; this actually is an old, over-used hipster cred thing to get click through, that I choose to ignore and hope will get replaced by ridiculous imogees, then newfangled soundpods, then changing porno flash images, finally to settle in on creative word selection. Be patient.....