Pierrot Lunaire
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Mar 24, 2016 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Ask Us Anything About Our Caucus Endorsement(s).
And how about Sean Nelson's abstention, huh. Suppose Sean's vote would have resulted in a SECB mono-endorsement for Bernie. What if Bernie loses Washington because of The Stranger's little joke, then Bernie loses the Democratic nomination by the amount of delegates he would have otherwise won, and then Hilary loses to Trump when we all know Bernie obviously would have cruised to victory??? (for the want of a nail, etc.) It will all be Sean Nelson's fault!!!

Berning and berning in the widening gyre...
Mar 24, 2016 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Ask Us Anything About Our Caucus Endorsement(s).
1. The usual line when something like this happens is to self-congratulate for "starting a conversation", and claim this was either on purpose or its own reward (or both).

I'm going to go re-read the SECB's Hugh Foskett endorsement and related coverage. Those were the days!
Mar 24, 2016 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Ask Us Anything About Our Caucus Endorsement(s).
I am actually sad that I am supposed to take the double endorsement as srs bzns re: the divided SECB (rolls eyes). Since people who care about the Democratic primaries at this point obviously just want to have their existing opinions/prejudices confirmed (i.e., they only want to be told what they've already decided they want to hear), I thought the "we've endorsed YOUR favorite candidate!" thing was pretty funny.
Feb 3, 2016 Pierrot Lunaire commented on We Saw You Tied to a Bondage Table, Rollerblading at Green Lake, and Dancing Like a Hippie in West Seattle.
LOL it's "eavesdropping." Like the eaves of a house.
Aug 6, 2015 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Person of Interest: Rodrigo Valenzuela.
"If you take labor-union logos and turn the shapes upside down and eliminate the letters, they look like soccer teams. This work is about the dying spirit of the labor movement."

I hope either that was a joke, or the part about him being a Genius award winner was. And if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does!
Jun 1, 2015 Pierrot Lunaire commented on The Commenter Who Believes We're in a Conspiracy with Cherdonna Should Just Stop Reading The Stranger for a While.
I too have often been tempted to assume that the Stranger's puzzling hysteria for certain performers or shows must be motivated by undisclosed financial or personal interest, but eventually I decided that it could be sufficiently explained by the inability to distinguish bad art from good art.
Nov 13, 2014 Pierrot Lunaire commented on The Morning News: Washington Tightens Logging Rules to Prevent Catastrophic Mudslides.
In case this is the only chance I ever get to say this....thanks, Fnarf, for all you contributed over the years. I've read/heard/seen/done a lot of great stuff on your recommendations here or at the long-vanished Questionland, e.g. the Lucksmiths, Clive James' Australian memoirs, Green Apple Books in SF, a ton of other stuff I'm forgetting at the moment.
Nov 12, 2014 Pierrot Lunaire commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?.
Two non-binding advisory votes, monorail part 17, a million judicial races (which shouldn't even be elected positions), the competing preschool initiatives clusterfuck, a Chopp/Spear do-over even though Chopp won 80-20 three months ago.... I think it's the people who *did* vote that ought to have to explain themselves here.
Oct 9, 2014 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Watch Jess Spear and Frank Chopp Debate Each Other for 15 Minutes.
We still have a general election when one of the candidates took 80% of the vote in the open primary??!?!? Seriously?
Aug 26, 2014 Pierrot Lunaire commented on Tonight in Music: The English Beat and Radius Etc..
Agree with Fnarf on "I Confess"! The Beat were incredible in their heyday. Their throwaways are as good as most bands at the top of their game, sometimes much better (e.g. the devastating "Which Side of the Bed," the b-side of a non-album single, later a cassette-only bonus track on their best-of).