commented on Death Cab for Cutie Make Surprise Appearance at Barsuk XV
I am so insanely jealous. I haven't seen them in a show I've enjoyed (due to the aforementioned arena issues) since 2006, when they played at a tiny venue outside Oxford. Brits still didn't really know who they were, so we were basically up front. It was magic.
commented on Video Catches Cop Threatening to Harass Me
It worries me that some people think we should only go after cops who commit actual unprovoked physical violence. Abuses of power take many forms, and intimidation is absolutely one of the law's most easily abused tools. Dom is right on for taking this further--and @120 and @122 are correct: if he weren't white, he'd be dead once he reached for that backpack.
commented on Reward Those Who Use Public Transportation
Yeah, screw everyone who drives! Like me, who lives in the city and bikes/walks a lot but also has health conditions that occasionally require the use of a vehicle because I'm damned well not going to wait to take three fucking buses to the doctor's office from my house, which is less than five miles from the doctor.
It's ridiculous to turn this into an us-versus-them dichotomy, especially when so many of us are getting priced out of the city and will probably have to rely more on cars in the future as a result. Stick to writing about pigeons.
Nov 8, 2012
commented on RIP Bob Quinn
I have a feeling Bob might rather have us donate to PHRA than to a memorial for him, but it would be kind of cool to get some small plaque or something that could be in Allegro or that alley to memorialize him...
Dec 30, 2011
commented on Mmm... Turkey!
+1 on the Celebration Roasts.
If you make one resolution this year, eating less meat is a pretty awesome one -- not only for all the reasons you've all mentioned, but it also does a ton to offset your carbon footprint (if you eat industrial-scale meat, anyway).
By the way, if anyone has sustainable seafood questions, please feel free to drop me a line. I work at a big aquarium and am well versed in the movement. While the guidelines aren't perfect, they've been very successful in raising awareness and improving some fisheries; certainly worth checking out if you eat fish.