commented on God Hates Fangs
"you’re going to end up naked and sore, tied to the floor of a van marked 'Free Candy,'"
That is an amazing quote.
commented on This Is Some Top-Notch Propaganda
Ansel sets my teeth on edge like no other reporter at the Stranger. I think it must be how smugly certain he is of his own analysis. Cars from the 1980s sometimes had pretty good mileage but were absolutely horrendous compared to modern cars when it comes to emissions, and were very small, unsafe, and slow. This is a perfect exemplar of how most of Ansel's articles read. A superficial truth squatting atop a fundamental misunderstanding.
commented on Tales from Behind the Espresso Machine
Parts were interesting. The sections scornful of Starbucks employees who seemed to enjoy their jobs and like the company struck me as pretty condescending. Shorter: "Those poors are too dumb to know what they like. My hipper class of semi-exploited worker is far more enlightened; we read the New Yorker."