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Jun 17 spaceapple commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Weeded Out.
If you are put off by weed, don't partner with a stoner. End.
Jun 8 spaceapple commented on You Have Permission to Feel Good About Politics for a Day (But Just a Day).
Finally, we can live in a country where a WOMAN bombs the shit out innocents in the Middle East and takes bribes from Wall Street. I'll hold onto this joyful feeling as long as I can.
Apr 22 spaceapple commented on I, Anonymous.
I had a cyclist co-worker, great guy, but he did frequently tell stories of confrontation with drivers, and seemed to enjoy telling those stories.
Apr 14 spaceapple commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Constant Question.
I think everyone is being unduly harsh on the LW. They've been married for 15 years, it's not like he just got bored all of a sudden. Presumably he DOES care about his wife's feelings, or I'd be surprised they lasted that long.

Also, his horniness sounds really, really extreme. Is it possible that her hormone imbalance is having an effect on his libido (and his emotions)?
Sep 23, 2015 spaceapple commented on We Saw You Have Sex on the Beach, Text About Drugs, and Eat Pizza While Cycling.
@8 - if this is Last Days' replacement, then The Stranger is truly a sad shadow of what it used to be.

Seriously, watching what's happening to The Stranger is like watching a friend implode on meth or something. "You used to be so cool.."
Sep 12, 2015 spaceapple commented on Private Schools Are Not the Solution.
School shootings seem to happen overwhelmingly in public schools, which is a pretty strong argument for sending your kid to private school if you can, social implications be damned.
Sep 3, 2015 spaceapple commented on The Life and Death of Amazon Is the Life and Death of Seattle.
@10 asks an extremely interesting question-- given that most Amazon employees (the high tech ones, anyway) last less than 2 years at Amazon, what will they all do when they leave, and how will that affect Seattle?
Aug 17, 2015 spaceapple commented on What You Need to Know About the New York Times' Amazon Story.
I worked for Amazon in 2000 as a seasonal customer support representative (Before they shipped all those jobs to India) It was one of the worst jobs I've ever had.

My experience was similar in many ways to the articles I've read recently-- even after you had the job, they made you feel like you had to work to keep the job ( which was weird, because it was only a 3 month contract) They constantly showed me metrics about how efficient I was and how I could do better. If you were late 3 times you were fired.

There was a bonus we would get (like $200) if we lasted the entire length of our contract. At the end of my contract, they told me and about 5 others that we had done such a great job that they were extending our contract. Then they fired me a few days before the end of my *new* contract and didn't give me the bonus, because I was terminated early.

Fuck Amazon. With a P/E ratio over 800, the company is ridiculously overvalued, and I dream of the day the stock tanks.
Aug 15, 2015 spaceapple commented on Reader Survey: Is Astrology Real?.
I've always enjoyed reading FWA and agree with the other commenters that this is a shitty way to dismiss a longtime and much-loved contributer to The Stranger.
Jul 23, 2015 spaceapple commented on Seattle Wants to Increase Affordable Housing, But Its Rules Are Hard on Tiny Houses Like This One.
I rented out a cardboard box to a homeless guy, and he's fine with it. All he has to do is pay me $100, I don't care where it comes from, and he has shelter. It's so lame the city tries to ensure that housing conforms to a standard.