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Apr 10 g commented on Colbert to Succeed Letterman.
@48, he's already said he's dropping the persona.
Apr 10 g commented on Colbert to Succeed Letterman.
He's a well-rounded, super-talented guy. I think he could deliver a show that's light and musical like Fallon's but with actual good interviews, wit, a little subversiveness, etc. He probably didn't want to do that character for the rest of his life, no matter how much we enjoy it. I'm afraid this will mean the end of Ferguson's show, though, as they'll probably want to remake the whole night...if he stayed on they could have a 1-2 punch of the smartest, best shows on late night though.
Apr 9 g commented on The Secret Struggle of a Star Chef Killed by Police.
@16, I agree that humanizing him is a good thing, but in doing that doesn't require implying that the cops were in the wrong or that this guy wasn't a serious threat, which the article does in various subtle and non-subtle ways.
Apr 9 g commented on The Secret Struggle of a Star Chef Killed by Police.
Also, via Wikipedia:

According to James Butts, Santa Monica, CA Chief of Police, "Tranquilizing agents don't affect everyone uniformly. Therefore you cannot predict whether or not you have a sufficient dose to tranquilize the individual. Second, any tranquillizer will take time to enter the bloodstream and sedate the individual. If someone is advancing on you with a deadly weapon or a threatening object, there's no way a tranquillizer would take effect in the two to three seconds it would take someone to seriously injure you."
Apr 9 g commented on The Secret Struggle of a Star Chef Killed by Police.
@3, @2 was being sarcastic. Obviously anyone can be a threat, but the article sort of implies that his size made using deadly force more questionable than it would have been had he been larger.
Apr 9 g commented on The Secret Struggle of a Star Chef Killed by Police.
Someone just stabbed 20 people with a knife in a school. 20 people. One guy. Knives are extremely dangerous. A garage apart from someone is just a few feet. This is tragic all around, but this guy being beloved and small doesn't mean that, desperate and high on something, he wasn't a deadly threat. And, as others have said elsewhere, a taser isn't the answer in a confined space when your life is in danger, sadly.
Apr 7 g commented on Eh?! WHAT'D YOU SAY?! Guys, I Have Tinnitus.
I religiously carry around earplugs and mine at least hasn't gotten worse. However, I went to see St. Vincent a few weeks back and, after seeing her with David Byrne last summer, somehow got her into my head as a non-loud act, and also tricked myself into thinking somehow that the Moore Theater wouldn't be as loud as a little club, and so I didn't think to bring the earplugs. HOLY SHIT WAS SHE LOUD. All those fun guitar tones on her albums were cranked to pain-plus-one and a lot of the music was pretty white-noise-heavy to begin with. Spent the last few weeks trying to decide if I increased my tinnitus from that one show or not...still haven't decided. I hear a lot of high-pitched ringing as I type this, so I may have. Oh well...life with tinnitus.
Apr 7 g commented on Brit Diver Tom Daley Isn't Bisexual.
(Or women, of course. Was just trying to state examples.)
Apr 7 g commented on Brit Diver Tom Daley Isn't Bisexual.
Fortunate: I think the problem with your assertion that everyone would identify as "straight" if most were truly bi is that you're ignoring the fact that sexuality is on a continuum, or several continuums. If a man is mostly attracted to men but has some attractions to women, he's going to most likely identify as gay so as to not have a life full of people not believing him about his sexuality, partners questioning him, all the issues stated in some other posts above. Same with straight-identifying men who may also have some same-sex attractions. Your comments above sound like you're thinking sexual attraction has three positions: 100% gay, 100% straight, and a 50/50% "I'll take anything" position. That doesn't seem to be the case.
Apr 7 g commented on Seattle Times Endorses Slashing Metro Buses.
A newspaper is way more than it's editorial board or owner opinions. Seattle would suffer if we lost having a daily paper. I get railing against their often-idiotic endorsements, but I think following that with I HOPE THEY FAIL or I'LL NEVER BUY A PAPER AGAIN is just destructive. I get it, but it's not in the best interests of the city to have no daily paper.
 
 

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