Mr_Friendly
Seattle, Earth
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2:11 PM yesterday Mr_Friendly commented on Trumpcare Fails to Even Make It to a House Vote.
The Golfer in Chief is blaming the Dems for the failure of Trumpcare. Like they were ever asked to participate at all in that disastrous bill. Worst projection ever.
Mar 2 Mr_Friendly commented on Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath.
So it's totally normal for the Russian ambassador (and apparently a top Russian spy??) to show up at the RNC and have conversations with a top campaign adviser and future nominee for Attorney General? Yeah, I'm sure they were just talking about where to eat in Cleveland. Nothing to see here folks, stop treating Jeff Sessions so unfairly dishonest media!
Feb 27 Mr_Friendly commented on Holy Shit, What Just Happened at the Oscars?.
The Oscars also managed to mistakenly put a photo of a living person in the "In Memoriam" montage. Should've just blamed it all on Matt Damon.

http://variety.com/2017/film/awards/osca…
Feb 17 Mr_Friendly commented on Take Donald Trump's Not-At-All Slanted and Misleading "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey".
They sent out the same survey during the campaign, but with slightly altered questions to emphasize how Hilary was getting away with so much and he is being treated so unfairly and words words words media bad send money.

https://action.trump2016.com/trump-mms-s…
Jan 24 Mr_Friendly commented on The 2017 Oscars Nominations are Here, And Are Not So White.
I expect La La Land to run the table at the Oscars, because Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood. At least 20th Century Women and The Lobster got deserved nods in the Original Screenplay category.
Oct 27, 2016 Mr_Friendly commented on Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Are Skipping Seattle on Their 2017 Tour Because... Sasquatch?.
They can just fly in with their guitars and use a rented backline. Bands do this all the time for festival shows. It's not the most ideal setup, but tours are typically routed around these festival shows because they pay so well.
Jul 14, 2016 Mr_Friendly commented on Meet Sonic Boom Records’ New Owner, Mike Pitts.
@6 Did you read Nabil's article about how Sonic Boom was started? If they'd listened to the so-called experts telling them that no one was buying music anymore, they would have shut their doors years ago. I'm glad an individual with a passion for music is taking over Sonic Boom rather than some chain absorbing the business and trying to make it fit into their business model. If I had $800K laying around I would have done it myself.
Jan 29, 2016 Mr_Friendly commented on Ballard Record Store Sonic Boom for Sale.
There's nothing indicating the store is closing. If that was the case he would just let the lease run out and liquidate stock. Ideally, someone buys the store, keeps the name, and just runs it the same as before.
Oct 13, 2015 Mr_Friendly commented on Bike Activists! I Have Seen the Future! You're Going To Hate It!.
I spent some time in Copenhagen this summer and got to experience the flow of bike traffic first hand. Another point to consider is that the majority of bike riders in European cities use bikes with only a few gears, so you don't have people buzzing by you on performance road bikes. Everyone rides at the same speed because they're all on the same bike! And European riders are very experienced, so you're not gonna be stuck behind someone who is just getting back on a bike for the first time in 20 years and is not confident and doesn't know the rules of the road.

Also, there were a couple articles in The Guardian and Wall Street Journal this week about mandatory helmet laws vs. ridership in Seattle compared to other cities, and the impact on bike share programs:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/o…

http://www.wsj.com/articles/do-bike-helm…
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Feb 15, 2015 Mr_Friendly commented on Fifty Terrible Lines from Fifty Shades of Grey.
What if it turned out that Harper Lee's second book had the same plot as 50 Shades of Grey.