commented on Film in Washington Is NOT a Lost Cause
Star-struck bullshit. You could make the same argument to subsidize anything. Producers just pit one venue against another, subsidy-shopping. Ooooh, you get a glimpse of a B-list star in the street, big fucking deal. This "economic multiplier" pack of lies has been used for myriad things. Buy a few more buses with the money, THAT has clear economic and environmental value.
commented on I, Anonymous
Studded tires, especially on SUVs, are for small-dick compensators.
CIPEing, as far as I can tell, is a bogus revenue enhancement for tire shops, they get money up front and repeat business, since it accelerates wear many-fold.
Signed, one-time CIPE victim.
commented on What Is "Clickbait"?
My personal definition of clickbait - is material FAR removed from primary information sources - usually without attribution. And in most cases, promoted by the stupid links "bla blah blah BLEW MY MIND!". But to me the primary attribute is the chain-letter (photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy....) nature of the information. I always block this stuff on Facebook when a link is shared from Upworthy, et al.