Mar 20, 2015 Gordian commented on Mayor Ed Murray Wants to Ban Smoking in Parks, and the City Says There's Nothing Unfair About That.
I totally support a smoking ban. I'm not sure I understand how this adversely affects the homeless. It's not like a worker downtown who is not homeless is going to have an alternative place to smoke. It's not like they are going to get in a bus, go home, and light up that smoke. Both homeless and those housed will be forced to go into an alley to smoke. This is where that behavior belongs, regardless of your housing situation.
Nov 6, 2014 Gordian commented on A New Acoustic Instrument: The Yaybahar.
Sounds like an acerbic whale.
Oct 16, 2014 Gordian commented on A Majority of Our City Council Is at a Swanky Resort With the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Let's definitely make sure that our electeds are not taking part in any conversations that involve outside investment in our city, especially ones that involve traversing mountains, driving for over 45 minutes, and being located in close proximity to meadows, trees, and/or rivers. Instead, please ensure that they are confined to Seattle neighborhoods at all times because, Lord knows, that's where Seattle truly creates the hundreds of barista jobs that keep this city humming!
Oct 2, 2014 Gordian commented on How Many Police Officers Is “Enough”?.
Good question about how many officers are enough. As a point of comparison, the city Chief O'Toole came from, Boston, has a slightly smaller population and 1000 more officers. Not sure if that's the magic number, but it certainly is illustrative of how far behind we might be.
May 10, 2013 Gordian commented on "Mild Daisey" Returns to Seattle.
I haven't seen all of Mike Daisey's shows, but I've seen a good handful. I just saw "Fucking Fucking Fucking Ayn Rand" last night and really enjoyed it. I felt like I was seeing the "How Theater Failed America" Mike Daisey - deeply personal, not too pious, but withering, hilarious, and truthful in a universal sense. I prefer that Mike Daisey to the one I saw talking about Steve Jobs - that one was treading into a realm that he didn't need to be in.
Sep 11, 2012 Gordian commented on Mike Daisey's Twitter-Fight with a New York Times Employee Didn't End Well (UPDATED: Daisey Suggests I Manipulated the Facts to "make a better story").
This definitely fits in the "yawn" category. Stranger - you've made your point. Good on you. Now let's all move on and cover things of greater importance.
Dec 6, 2011 Gordian commented on If You Love the Movies, Go See Hugo.
Like @6, I was sooooo ready to love this movie. I even convinced my girlfriend to go because the critics are raving about it, despite her ongoing mistrust of my taste in movies (she likes romances, I like good movies). Throughout the movie I kep thinking that I should be loving it - I love cinematic history, I love mysteries, I love Ben Kingsley... but there was simply no "there" there. It seemed to operate as a thinly veiled exercise in nostalgia and self-indulgence. The automoton ended up being totally uninteresting, I stopped caring about both Hugo and Ben Kingsley in the first 45 minutes, and finally spent most of my time staring at my girlfriend, asleep, and realizing that she deserves better. In so many ways.
Jan 26, 2011 Gordian commented on The King of Stutterland.
@ 18 - You have a lot of anger, my friend. I hope you find other more productive ways of channeling it. Like knitting.
Jan 26, 2011 Gordian commented on Tunnel Critic Will Challenge Bruce Harrell on City Council.
Thank you, Citizen R. The City of Seattle doesn't own private companies. They would then be public.

Also, if this guy is running on not raising electricity rates, he's lost my support. We have the lowest rates in the nation, which stymies energy innovation such as energy efficiency, district energy, etc. We need higher rates, not lower ones.