commented on Microsoft Layoffs Happening Soon?
When I was a permatemp there it seemed they had an awful lot of Assistant User Experience Managers and others whose jobs consisted entirely of attending meetings. They're the ones who should worry most...
commented on Seattlepi.com "Article" Actually Just Taco Bell Advertisement
Hearst has dumbed down all of their news sites. And they share lots more content than they used to. I'm told Hearst expects Pulitzer-quality reporting but provides almost no resources, financial or otherwise. Oh, well. The U.S. media are controlled by the right, which wants, no, needs an ignorant populace to survive...
commented on Traffic Through Downtown Has Been Declining for Years Now
Declining vehicle traffic could simply mean some people who don't live there have decided driving to or in Seattle is simply more trouble than it's worth, and don't bother anymore. There's really not a whole lot in Seattle one can't find in the 'burbs... and downtown is just a mall, except unlike the mall you get hassled by homeless people...
commented on Here's the Veronica Mars Trailer
This movie has nothing whatsoever to do with the series, which, while it was set in a P.I./teen soap opera thing, was actually about the relationship between Veronica and her father, a relationship more realistic, human and engaging than most any other depicted on TV or in movies. I like Kristen Bell as an actress, but I'm pretty sure I won't see this movie unless I'm really bored, and I can get it out of a vending machine for $1.30.
According to more than one source, had the series not been canceled when the UPN and WB TV networks merged, Veronica would have become a cadet at the FBI Academy, but still solving mysteries in her spare time. That would've been interesting.