Jul 29, 2013 newjim commented on The Rise of the Shuttlecock.
I play both tennis and badminton and can say that badminton is a bit aerobically challenging and uses some muscle groups that are used less than in tennis. The skills I developed playing badminton are more useful for tennis than vice versa.

A few places to play badminton in Seattle: Jefferson Community Center on Tuesdays (crowded) and Fridays (not all seasons), Mercer Island north gym (Fridays, busy), Seatac community center, Mondays (also Wednesdays in summer, great facility), Van Asselt (Thursdays).
Apr 18, 2012 newjim commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
Having moved from the east coast less than a year ago from a city founded in 1629, I am somewhat astounded that there is so little respect in Seattle for the few parcels of genuine historical architecture that still exist here. Developers may hate working in places like Boston with their notoriously obstreperous historical societies, but you know folks, once it's gone you can't get it back -- you can only build those pathetical disney-like simulacra that infest so much of America.
Feb 3, 2012 newjim commented on More Good Progressive News.
Something tells me that JC Penney puts more faith in their own market research than what a murky handful of Internet yahoos have to say about the appeal of Ellen DG.
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Sep 22, 2011 newjim commented on Elizabeth Warren for President (In 2016).
Living in Massachusetts at the time, seeing Ted Kennedy's Senate seat go to a putz like Scott Brown was heartbreaking. Seeing Elizabeth Warren winning it back would be supremely vindicating.