in the past few hours
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.
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....
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....
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.
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.....