Oct 25, 2016
commented on See Nate Gowdy's Photos of the Jill Stein Rally at the University of Washington
@23 I'll give you the composition, but dramatic and evocative it is not. The Nate Gowdy effect is that he's discovered a technique for over-processing his photos in a way that triggers your "dramatic and evocative" nerve whether the photos are dramatic and evocative or not. He could publish a photo of a drunk fratboy ordering a chalupa at taco bell at 2:15am that would evoke images of a civil rights march from the 60s. It doesn't seem to you that the supposed weight of all these photos is purely in the manipulation?
Oct 22, 2016
commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Woman Tries To Find a Parking Spot In Capitol Hill
LOL, of course a whole gaggle of people would be in here wringing their hands about "assault with a 3000 pound vehicle." A car is creeping into a spot and you are intentionally trying to block it with your body. It's not going to hurt you, but you are going to get pushed out of the way. If you happen to fall down and they actually drive over you, you have a beef. If you get nudged and you're upset about it and want to overblow it into "assault", you are a fucking ninny and should have gotten out of the goddamn way.