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Feb 11, 2015 laterite commented on Former Seattle Mayoral Candidate Creates App That Scans for Bad Ingredients in Baby Things.
And she needs to use more sunscreen, from the looks of it.
Feb 4, 2015 laterite commented on Colored Vinyl Ain't So Groovy, Says Curmudgeonly Music Editor Mike McGonigal.
Yes, colored vinyl LPs are inferior to black...there's something...diminished about the sonic quality.

Agree that the explosion in reissues is pretty damn ridiculous. I think the nadir was when the "Rumours" reissue came out. Really? You can trip and fall in the gutter and still find 5 vinyl copies of that album.
Jan 28, 2015 laterite commented on Eight Easy Steps to Help You Break Through the Dreaded "Seattle Freeze".
Before complaining about Seattle, go to Moses Lake or Spokane and tell me how "friendly" people there are.
Jan 28, 2015 laterite commented on RockCreek's Response to My Criticism of Their HipHop Brunch: "This is actually a celebration of struggle.".

Great work as always, Ms. Garbes. What a douchebag this guy is.
Jan 19, 2015 laterite commented on This Is What CenturyLink Field Looked Like After the Seahawks Won the NFC Championship Game.
Looks like shit's about to get real in the background of that last one...
Jan 14, 2015 laterite commented on Capitol Hill's Kingfish Cafe Is Closing.
Oh Max, surely you know that, in restaurant-speak, "...not a lease or financial issue..." means it definitely was a lease or financial issue.

RIP Kingfish. You lasted a long time for Seattle.
Jan 12, 2015 laterite commented on Lunchtime!.
Hahaha, all this after the Slog spent the first decade of its existence trumpeting the need for food trucks hither and yon.

And though I'm grateful for the food truck explosion, like kesh said, for the most part I've found them to be enormously expensive for what you get.
Jan 7, 2015 laterite commented on Islamic Terrorists Storm Offices of French Satirical Magazine, Kill 12 People.
Say what you will about Salman Rushdie, but "Religion [is] a mediaeval form of unreason..." is pretty damn brilliant. Almost Mudede-esque.
Dec 18, 2014 laterite commented on "All Speculations Are Equally Speculative": The "Conclusion" of Serial.
This was the True Detective of podcasts.
Dec 8, 2014 laterite commented on The Beatles: The Walrus Never Existed.
Fuckin' Obama, man.