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Sep 9 monorail commented on Hungarian Camera Operator Trips and Kicks Refugees.
Good post, but the Hungarian film is "White God", not "White Dog." ("White Dog" is an underappreciated film by Samuel Fuller. Everyone should definitely see both films.)
Jul 21 monorail commented on So. Lame. The Art That Convinced Someone There Was a Submarine in the Duwamish River Has Been Vandalized, Artist Says.
Is there any word on whether the installation will be repaired? I was really looking forward to seeing/hearing that, but haven't had time yet. Very frustrating.

Jun 16 monorail commented on The City Was Taking a Deep Breath Before It Screamed for 20 Years.
Very compelling write-up! I definitely want to read the book.
Jun 8 monorail commented on In Writing News: White Men Can't Write, Cinema Books Is Closing, and Seattle Is Being Poetry-Bombed on Thursday.
It would be nice if Cinema Books could set up shop (in a scaled-down form) inside of Scarecrow Video.
Dec 9, 2014 monorail commented on Supreme Court Basically Rules That Your Employer Doesn't Owe You Any Money for Treating You Like a Thief.
I think the Supreme Court justices should be required to come in on weekends and clean all the toilets in the courthouse--- but since it's not an "integral part of their job," they won't get paid for it.
Jul 29, 2014 monorail commented on Newly Exhumed Documents Reveal Mark Driscoll's Vision of Our "Pussified Nation".
Funny how he starts off with the image of a conference of "real men" in a phone booth.
Jul 26, 2014 monorail commented on Rand Paul Is Dangerous Because Rand Paul Is Occasionally Right.
The reason Rand Paul has some appeal for progressive voters is because progressive voters have nowhere to turn-- not when the Democratic Party champions extrajudicial execution, the torture and imprisonment of whistleblowers, and a surveillance state that makes "1984" seem quaint. I think Rand Paul is an asshole, and I wouldn't vote for him. But he's less of an asshole than Barack "I get to kill anyone I want, and I'll imprison anyone who blows the whistle on me" Obama. And he's less of an asshole than Hilary Clinton, John Kerry, or any of the other anti-civil-liberties hypocrites the Democratic party offers up for presidential consideration. If Paul Constant is worried about Rand Paul, maybe he should stop swooning over vicious human-rights-abusers like Obama just because they have a "D" next to their name. You're just making things worse.
Jul 7, 2014 monorail commented on Today Marks 8 Years Since Syd Barrett Died.
Syd was an absolute genius. I've been aware of his music since I was a kid, but I only recently started listening to it carefully. It's worth taking the time to get past the somewhat dated 'psychedelic' surface characteristics (which is what put me off at first), because there's a lot of substance to the music that really rewards repeated listening. That's true of "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and his solo work.
Jun 19, 2014 monorail commented on What Was Your First Concert?.
Alice Cooper was my first concert too! It was 1986, and I was 14. Awesome concert. At one point he chopped off his own head in a guillotine. The next day I tried to tell other kids at school about the amazing concert I went to, and they all said, "Alice who? Wait... you mean Alice is a guy?" But the teachers knew all about Alice Cooper, so I was able to share the experience with them.
Jun 19, 2014 monorail commented on Who to Blame for Bertha.
You left out Richard Conlin! Or maybe you just didn't want to kick the guy when he's already down for the count... but the asshole deserves it. Remember when he essentially staged a mayoral coup, signing tunnel agreements with WSDOT before McGinn even had a chance to look at them? Also, don't forget Pete Holmes, with his botched attempt to prevent the citizens he's supposed to represent from having any say in the matter.

We should remember not just that these politicians supported the tunnel, but also their relentless demonizing of McGinn and anyone else who dared to question their "wisdom." Remember Gregoire denouncing McGinn as a "disgrace?" Remember all the times Murray and Rasmussen and Conlin ridiculed and vilified McGinn and other tunnel opponents for not marching in step? And now Murray's our mayor, and we are truly fucked.