Feb 26, 2015 Matt Hickey commented on Another State Legislator Takes on Trans Urinators.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know a DNA test wouldn't divulge a person's gender, as gender is generally assigned after an embryo has started developing. In other words it's congenital, not genetic.
Dec 16, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on Jeb Bush Is Running for President, and He's Got a Very Good Shot at Winning.
You don't stand behind a podium, you stand on one. You do, though, stand behind a lectern.
Nov 14, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on Who Makes Seattle’s Best Sandwich Now?.
@2 Have you had the Salumi porchetta? I'd honestly put it up against the amazing stuff Paseo made. It's that good.

Another that's not on this list is the chicken torta at Fogon. It's incredibly well balanced and only $5 at happy hour (and is huge).

The Rancho Bravo tortas are also good, but, sadly, not great.
Oct 28, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on NASA Rocket Carrying Supplies to ISS Explodes On Takeoff.
Well, it's not ISIS, but ISS, for starters. And @5 is right, it's a not a NASA rocket, but the third OSC launch, they're a private company that NASA contracts to.

While generally I'm against privatization of stuff like this I'm very for it with space launches. I don't believe NASA is wasteful, but it has far too much red tape in its way. I wish this launch had gone better, but then I'm also a big proponent of Space X, OSC's biggest competitor.
Jul 2, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on World's Worst Sarah Palin Impersonator Says We Should Fight Putin, Not Global Warming.
Any ten year-old with a thermometer can disprove thousands of climatologists? I'd watch that debate.
May 8, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on GOP Lawmaker: Gay Sex Is Like Eight Men Taking a Dump In Your Bed....
This is a preemptive "no blood relation" post.
May 2, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on Can Someone Explain How V for Vendetta Became a Major Symbol of Protest?.
#14 and #15 have it right.

The masks were adopted by the online vigilantes Anonymous some years ago. At the time they generally hung around 4Chan's /b/ message board (don't go there), and one of their mascots -- Epic Fail Guy, or EFG -- started wearing it, presumably after one of the nerds saw V for Vandetta.

The rest of Anonymous started wearing the masks when executing "RWAs", or Real World Actions, things like protesting the Westboro Baptist Church or the FCC, etc. It was a way to keep them anonymous while they were being Anonymous.

So it really doesn't have much to do with V for Vandetta at all, it's morphed well beyond that to become its own thing.

And now you know. the_more_you_know_dot_gif
Apr 24, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on Democratic Rep. Fires Back After Obama Yanks Washington's No Child Left Behind Waiver.
As a person who went to public shool in Tumwater I don't believe anyone there has any idea how education works. Do not listen to this guy.
Apr 2, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on The Nature of Oso.
@9 you're nuts. It's actually a well written piece about the impact of the slide on the humanity in Oso. As far as gear goes, one can't be prepared for everything. Sometimes reporters can't tell when it's going to rain, ya know?
Apr 1, 2014 Matt Hickey commented on Forget The Last Nine Years: How the How I Met Your Mother Finale Pissed Off The World.
I know that these "Hitler finds out..." videos are tired, but this one is pretty spot-on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84WTdDbQ…