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Bryn Mawr, Minneapolis, MN
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  • What movie can you recite verbatim?: (None)
  • What do you like to read when you poop?: The Daily Dish (sorry, Andrew)
  • Dan Savage or Charles Mudede
  • I hate living in Seattle or I wish I lived in Seattle
  • Dicks or Vaginas

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Feb 11 Necktieknot commented on Breaking News! You Can Now Read The Stranger on Your Cell Phone.
I agree with @5 and @33. I read Slog on my iPad and even in landscape mode there needs to be a way to embiggen the type. It's way too smal for my eyes.
Feb 10 Necktieknot commented on From the Dept. of "No Shit": Obama Never Opposed Same-Sex Marriage.
In the words of Andrew Sullivan who's not around to write them now...

Meep, meep.
Nov 20, 2014 Necktieknot commented on Self-Checkout Machines and the Existential Status of the Worker.
I'm sorry but I much prefer self-checking out. When barcodes were first introduced I thought then that I could easily do that myself. I can put my groceries, or whatever, in the order that I want to bag them. Plus I don't have to deal with a person who hates their job in the first place. We're my grocery store to eliminate self-checkout I'd go to another store.
Apr 23, 2014 Necktieknot commented on Savage Love.
LW#2 -

Have you ever thought of hypnosis? It can be done recreationally. You might want to check out hypnotising.org, a British-based web site for recreational hypnotists and hypnotees but has many, many US members.
Mar 28, 2014 Necktieknot commented on This Is Some Top-Notch Propaganda.
The guy in the Cadillac ad is hot...especially when he switches into a suit'n'tie.

I do own a Chevy Volt and congratulate the ELR buyers who will experience the sweetness of electric drive.
Mar 28, 2014 Necktieknot commented on This Is Some Top-Notch Propaganda.
But... it's still a Ford.
Jan 17, 2014 Necktieknot commented on Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: "We Should Explore a Municipal Broadband Solution".
I live in Minneapolis. We have a city-wide WiFi system that the City developed with USI Wireless. There are WiFi stations on the telephone poles throughout the city so the entire city is covered. The police have access to the internet wherever they go. Individual and corporate users pay a low monthly fee which sustains the system and, I believe, winds up that it costs the City nothing. Each user needs either a WiFi receiving station or a USB thingy to attach to the network. But, in city parks, the service not only doesn't need either of these, it's also available to non-subscribers. Something for a Stranger person to tell Seattle about, maybe?
Apr 19, 2013 Necktieknot commented on The Great Music Writer Ann Powers, Nick Drake's Voice, and the Big-Eyed Shepherd Girl at the Frye.
Three or four Canalettos (Canaletti?) that I saw in the Philadelphia Art Museum as a child. I loved the detail and intricacy.
Apr 13, 2013 Necktieknot commented on Have E-Books Hit a Ceiling?.
I've given up reading paper books; they're so hard to hold on to. Curling up with my iPad is much more rewarding than juggling a book.
Jan 31, 2013 Necktieknot commented on A List of Things People Do.
He said on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour that he was asked to submit three poems and this was the one the White House chose. That sounds like it's the White House's fault that they sound the same.

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