Jan 17 spock commented on The Best "Fuck You, Pedestrians"? Stewart Street and Denny Way.
It is the prisoners dilemma. If one car driver cooperates by waiting until the intersection is clear, cars traveling crosswise may defect by not waiting and get stuck in the intersection. So a driver who cooperates may have to wait multiple light cycles.

I think it would help if the traffic laws were enforced at least periodically.
Jan 6 spock commented on Can Portlandia Be Funny In the Age of Trump?.
I think that is the formula for every sitcom ever:

1. Somebody is sincere about something

2. They appear hypocritical or ridiculous

3. Profit!

I don't watch any of them myself. SNL? Please. Jon Stewart at least weaponized the formula which was somewhat more interesting.
Nov 25, 2016 spock commented on Listen to "Kudzu Mine," Seattle Avant-Rock Greats Diminished Men's Stunning New Track.
That headline was not easy to parse but I did it!!
Sep 2, 2016 spock commented on Mayor Murray Shrugs Off Another Deadline to Fix Police Oversight in Seattle.
Ed Murray seems to have plenty of time (and public funds) to conduct a witch hunt for whistleblowers who released contract proposals that responsible observers say should have been public anyway.

But stalling on actually reforming the police which he said duribg the campaign was the big problem eith McGinn?

Aug 17, 2016 spock commented on No. Do Not Do It. Do Not Put This in Your Mouth. No Matter What..
Salt, pepper, and lemon or lime juice... taste and apply as needed, and you can make nearly anything taste good.

A great day for Slog, including video of the high jumper's genitals allegedly taking down the bar which looks like it might have fallen anyway, plus a new item in the series of random Chunky Soup stories, this one not actually labeled as sponsored content, but probably still being paid advertising camouflaged in thick layers of attempted satirical misdirection.

Aug 12, 2016 spock commented on Why State Senator Reuven Carlyle—a Democrat Representing Ballard—Won't Endorse Sound Transit 3.
@5 - Yes, and also I wonder who was chair of the House Finance Committee for 3 years starting in 2013?

@6 - How about ending all the special corporate tax breaks? That would raise quite a bit of money.
Aug 3, 2016 spock commented on I, Anonymous.
How's your day going so far?
Jul 11, 2016 spock commented on Civilian Watchdog Investigating Complaints About Police Union's Facebook Post.
Did you mean to say "Murray is serving on an interim basis." ?