commented on Coffee and Mars Hill
I look forward to a series of articles by The Stranger looking into the religious affiliations of all businesses in Seattle.
commented on RIP, Herfy's in Fremont
Just had a burger at the Herfys in Redmond this weekend. Single burger with cheese and grilled onions. Correct proportion of all elements. Fries were average, but burger was A+.
commented on Amazon Legitimizes Fan Fiction
Reading Scalzi's takedown is pretty interesting. Alloy Entertainment would potentially make out like bandits if they start mining the fic for ideas and characters for the properties and not having to pay the authors anything. Then Amazon gets the icing on the cake by retaining the rights to republish anywhere in anyway and not having to compensate the author either. If I was an author I would not strike this deal.
commented on Spoiled Rotten: Iron Man 3
I'm sorry, but the movie kinda died for me with that bullshit about people other than Cheadle being able to control Iron Patriot. In every other case in the movie, the suits are matched to people and need a retinal scan. But everyone and their brother can use the Iron Patriot suit. And I thought the action scenes were kinda of a mess. Avengers really set the bar with how to coherently shoot a massive action sequence.
I did like the script/dialogue and the performances and I agree about the kid. I'm indifferent to the villains, tho I did like the scene where the whole purpose of the charade was to make the President call, just to show who was in control.