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Dec 6 Fred Casely commented on Memo to the Theater Stagehands Who Didn't Know That I Was Joking.
@16 - There is an interesting branch of rhetoric which involves complex concepts like "sarcasm" and "condescension." These have been in use for literally hundreds, if not thousands, of years. But while they may be effective when used in person, they don't translate well online and may result in your sounding like a jerk.

If this production's flying is completely automated and requires nothing more from the tech than punching a button, then I don't see why they can't do that and eat a bagel at the same time.
Dec 5 Fred Casely commented on Memo to the Theater Stagehands Who Didn't Know That I Was Joking.
Take it from a onetime theatrical tech director who has flown actors many times: You need to outweigh any person you might be asked to fly, and you need significant upper body strength. Women are as qualified as men to do anything else backstage, but not that many possess the physical requirements for this one thing.

So while it's not necessarily a guy, it probably is a guy.
Nov 21 Fred Casely commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
Update: I've sent some people out to international waters to check it out, and you would not believe what they're finding.
Nov 21 Fred Casely commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
Donald Trump will never be the President of the United States for one simple reason: He was not born in this country.

Where was he born, then, you ask? Does it matter? The point is, it wasn't here.

I know people are saying he was born on an unflagged ship in international waters. I don't know if that's true, but I guess it would explain why there's no record of his birth in another country.
Nov 17 Fred Casely commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Boyfriend on the Menu.
@21 I think that's the first time in decades that anyone has put "real quick" and "patent office" in the same sentence.
Nov 16 Fred Casely commented on As Senate Democrats Reorganize, Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren Assume Leadership Positions.
@14 I believe if that were to happen after the midpoint of his term, we could end up with nearly an entire decade of President Mike Pence.
Oct 24 Fred Casely commented on The Stranger Releases its 2016 Newsroom Diversity Report in Advance of #JournalismSoWhite.
So, Seattle's about three times more Asian than the Stranger masthead. Maybe that hashtag should be #journalismsooccidental?
Oct 10 Fred Casely commented on Hillary Clinton Won the Town Hall Debate.
I was disappointed that Hillary didn't quote the first line from his Pussygate apology video — "I've never said I was a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone I'm not" — and ask him why he recorded it himself rather than let one of his spokespeople like John Miller or John Barron do it.
Oct 10 Fred Casely commented on The Morning News: Presidential Debate Rage, a Call for State GOP Party Chair's Resignation, and Seattle Racism.
Somewhat related to @7: How is it that "New Column! Introducing Trump University's Newest Class: The Art of Debate!" can be "Most Commented under 'New Column!'" when the comments for it are not turned on?

There seems to be no rhyme or reason these days for which pieces allow commenting. I know Jen and Rich Smith (almost) never allow comments. But, "I, Anonymous"? I even seem to remember a fairly recent SLLOTD that had the comments turned off (at least at first) for no apparent reason. What gives?