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May 17 d.p. commented on We Asked 12 People at SIFF's Opening Gala: Which Film Are You Most Excited to See?.
@5: You could have seen it at the Northwest Film Forum a month ago. Or anytime at home via a $4 streaming rental directly from Hertzfeldt.

But SIFF wouldn't be SIFF if it didn't spin widely distributed content as some sort of miraculous curatorial revelation!

Anyway, World of Tomorrow is amazing. You'll want to watch it repeatedly.
Apr 6 d.p. commented on All the Secret Good Stuff at Pike Place Market.
Another vote for Farvahar, but for me it's all about the very simple and exceedingly delicious kookoo sabzi.
Mar 18 d.p. commented on Ryan Boudinot Is in Talks with Fantagraphics Books to Launch a Literary Imprint.
I recall once publishing a peer's short story that was nearly identical to the above Boudinot writing sample in tone, content, and clumsy attempts at ironic-detachment body horror...

It was a space filler in my high school arts paper and the author was 14.

Four controversy-manufacturing articles in, would anyone care to provide evidence that this self-fellating Boudinot fellow has even an ounce of talent or artistic maturity to stand on?
Mar 17 d.p. commented on Are There Bands You Once Loved But You Can't Listen to Now?.
@9 is missing out.

Ladytron became an amazing band at the precise moment electroclash died out.
Mar 13 d.p. commented on The Morning News: City to Build Park on Slumlord Land, UW Investigating Frat for Yelling Racial Slurs at Protesters.
I've been wondering for years why the city hadn't seized the Sisley properties long ago. Between the compounding arrears and the well-demonstrated threats to public health and indifference to public safety, the city would have been well within its legal rights to do so. No "future open space" justification required.

If such a seizure had happened during the Nickels era, it would have prevented much of the heightened emotional tenor that undermined the later rezone process, which resulted in the overwhelming majority of future Roosevelt growth being quarantined right next to the highway -- an objectively horrible place for apartments, not to mention farther from the upgraded-to-$500-million subway station.

It was more important to spite Sisley than to achieve a rational urban outcome with our massive infrastructural investment. And now it seems we'll be getting even less city than even the prior lousy compromise would have allowed. Worst of all worlds.

I'm glad Sisley will finally be relegated to an unpleasant historical footnote, but this outcome is more evidence of a city run by city-haters. The superlative Cowen/Ravenna Park is three ridiculously short blocks away. What the hell is the mayor thinking?

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Mar 12 d.p. commented on A Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve the Heart of the Central District.
Oh, yikes. I missed Toby's typically asinine reply.

Yes, Toby, when you compare the municipality of Seattle proper to consolidated European metropolitan governments that include large swaths of rural land outside of the populated urbanized areas, you can look cockeyed at the statistics and pretend that Seattle is denser than Prague.

But if you spent all of a day on the ground in Prague itself, you would realize that every place covered by its urban transport system is about an order of magnitude denser than your Mayberry-Fremont fantasy of what mass-transit-amenable cities look like.

I cannot wait until you and your Lesser Seattle associates -- so excruciatingly self-righteous in your hypocrisy and willful ignorance -- slip into the dustbin of irrelevance.
Mar 4 d.p. commented on What Happened in Olympia With the $15 Billion Transportation Package.
@3: Sound Transit subarea equity has not ended. Though as it happens, the agency used to a loophole to raid a few hundred million from Seattle for Bellevue's future downtown tunnel. Sorry if the truth defeats any "Seattle leeches" narrative.

Metro has never had formal subarea equity, though it has long attempted to weigh subarea tax collections, fare revenues, and service needs in a way that roughly balances out as if there were. The simple fact is that Seattle voted for more (and better implemented) bus service, while the suburbs voted for cuts. This is called "democracy".
Mar 2 d.p. commented on Republican State Senator: Poor, "Colored" People Are More Likely to Commit Crimes.
In fairness to Honeyford, racists are statistically more likely to commit stunning idiocy. That's an accepted fact.
Feb 28 d.p. commented on A Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve the Heart of the Central District.
Oh, and you know why we use such excesses of energy in this country, you fake "environmentalist" NIMBY halfwit?

Long commutes. Inefficient goods distribution geometry. Detached housing. The oodles of "open space" for which you clamor.

Your urban-phobic "activism" is the problem.
Feb 28 d.p. commented on A Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve the Heart of the Central District.
Really, TobyinBullshitland @25?

Care to cite a single example of a European city, big or small, that is as pervasively un-dense as Seattle.

Not being the most sprawling city in the United States still puts us at about the bottom of any list of contiguous urbanized areas elsewhere in the developed world. Transit math is real.

I'm sorry that the view of the world from the porch of your ugly Fremont bungalow is so limited.
 

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