commented on It's Been a Bad Year for Television
I'm with @2. I won't pay for cable because I refuse to pay all that money for a ton of religious and right wing crap channels that I will never watch. Let me pick the few that I might actually watch, pay considerably less for those than the current cost, and I might actually get cable once more. Having not had Comcast since 2000, I can say the amount of junk mail I get has gone down considerably. For now, the Roku box and I are quite content.
commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?
Much better options in Seattle, but for Salt Lake....not so much.
However, bought my dad a new mattress at Macy's this summer - decent salesperson, better price, and fabulous home delivery. They came prepared to vacuum under the bed after they carted out the old mattress (had already done that though) and they dusted off the bedframe and asked about a bed skirt once they had the new box springs down. They were careful moving everything in - even suggested an alternate entrance (back door thru the garage) so as to prevent any possible door frame damage with the box spring. Macy's delivery was awesome!
Got a mattress for my mother later in the summer - local Utah company - and delivery compared to Macy's was abysmal.
So next mattress purchase in Utah will be via Macy's.
commented on The Mood at the City Council?
Hilarious! They need a bit of a wake up call, and regardless of the results, they're getting it.
This is akin to when non-Mormons and/or Democrats get elected in Utah for an office representing anything outside of Salt Lake City proper.
commented on Dumb Parents Inspire Dozens of Children to Read Sherman Alexie's Young Adult Novel
There's always a way to get a banned book. Judy Blume's "Forever" was expressly forbidden at my elementary school - no bookstores within walking distance and pre-Amazon days - yet someone managed to get a copy from an older sibling and pass it around to most of the 7th grade girls. Of course none of us had ever even heard of it or cared to read it until it was "banned".
I'd be happy to send a copy of Sherman Alexie's book to a kid in Billings if need be to start the cycle moving.