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Jul 18 d.p. commented on A Quintessentially Average Beauty.
When has Fabrice Luchini ever been funny or reasonably entertaining?
Jul 7 d.p. commented on The Morning News: Subsidized Preschool, Ballard NIMBYs, and the Comeback of Preventable Diseases.
A tent city is a fine interim approach, including in this location.

Let's not pretend that it is a solution, as everyone from the mayor to The Stranger seems smugly content to do.

Let's also not pretend that areas subjected to the worst of Seattle's "free range" homeless don't have a right to be pissed about it, or that we just don't "get" what urban living means.

(I guess most of the developed world also doesn't "get" that urban living should be shitty!)
Jul 7 d.p. commented on The Morning News: Subsidized Preschool, Ballard NIMBYs, and the Comeback of Preventable Diseases.
Oh, really, @12? A reporter, you say?

Because all I saw were a bunch of convenient buzzwords and repurposed Simpsons references aimed at delegitimizing anyone who might take issue with Seattle's utterly failed tent-city band-aid, Honey Bucket, and 7000-ambulance-calls-per-day approach to mitigating its homeless problem.
Jul 7 d.p. commented on The Morning News: Subsidized Preschool, Ballard NIMBYs, and the Comeback of Preventable Diseases.
Oh, fuck off, @1.

I actually think the Market Substation site is a relatively decent place for a managed encampment.

But if you aren't aware that Ballard has become one of the "go to" neighborhoods for the genuinely-destructive-junkie-asshole types that this city mistakenly thinks should be given portapotties and the right to do as they wish with the public realm, then you haven't been paying attention.

Funny how the harassing winos pooping in the park don't come standard with "urban style living" is cities from Boston to Salt Lake that actually give a shit.
Jun 23 d.p. commented on To the Sad Owner of a Capitol Hill Town House.
Doesn't Dan live in a townhouse-style thing?
Jun 21 d.p. commented on Get to Know #LOVETHEHILL.
Real answer, @8:

The term "bridge and tunnel" is in reference to Manhattan being an island, and dates from a time when all Cultured New Yorkers™ were presumed to reside on that island, in contrast to the Philistines who would drive in from Queens/Jersey/Nassau or wealthy Westchester to get their kicks on the weekend. The term was also applied to cultural events that, while held in Manhattan venues, were presumed to be of interest only to uncouth outsiders.

Now that the implied island epicenter has become more closely associated with obscene wealth in the absence of taste, the shorthand is probably due for an update.
Jun 21 d.p. commented on The Great White Dope.
Orange Woman's Burden.
May 28 d.p. commented on The Men Who Rock Cover: To Spray-Tan or Not to Spray-Tan.
So very current.
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.
 

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