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Jan 5, 2016 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
I'm gonna just point out the obvious here...

Drivers are distracted. Blaming the victim is wrong.

Not looking up, or even attempting to convey acknowledgment that a car is coming as you step off into the street because you have the right-of-way is mind-blowingly stupid. The car may in fact be the one at fault, but you will be the one who's dead.

Don't assume the guy in the car is sober/paying attention/lucid/a skilled driver/wearing glasses/not getting a blow job/, etc.

Yes they're wrong.

No they shouldn't be driving.

These facts won't change anything and you'll still be dead.

That's not blaming the victim, it's just using some common sense.
Aug 15, 2015 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
#10 FTW
Jul 22, 2015 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
Why not just Hang something the average tourist would find vulgar off your deck so the ducks avoid heading your way and look for another way in the Lake? Maybe a picture of Donald Duck getting fisted or something?
May 19, 2015 worldcitizen commented on Magnuson Park Picnic Interrupted by Loud, Motorized Mosquitos—Which Turned Out to Be Drones.
I'm a big fan of slingshots these days...great park hobby as well. Just make sure you're firing away from actual people. Hitting a motorized mosquito is a worthy challenge.
Mar 21, 2014 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
Not that I'm a fan of internet "trolls" but, seriously, how does a comment get pulled for trolling on THIS thread?
May 23, 2013 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
Because profits are bad.
May 15, 2013 worldcitizen commented on The Fight Against Small Apartments.
Wow, lots of comments on this topic.

Let's make it simple...density is good. Shitty housing is bad. Apodments are the precursor to shitty housing in that they will be totally shitty housing within a few years because of high turnover and abuse. That's the nature of this type of a dormitory existence. It's a great argument developers have made, which the author of this piece has fallen for hook, line and sinker.

I've been poor my whole life and dealt with all manner of housing. This shit is not the's a temporary stop-gap measure for those of us who are on the cusp of being able to make it in a town like this. It's the yuppie ghetto.
Mar 21, 2013 worldcitizen commented on My Hope for the Pope.
What in the hell is a "Super-Femenist?"
Mar 11, 2013 worldcitizen commented on I, Anonymous.
True cooking mastery comes with the simple repetition of the basics to the point where it becomes a part of you. Greatness doesn't come with the ability to correctly season a steak with salt and pepper and cook to the correct temperature just four or five times, but rather a THOUSAND TIMES. This goes for every basic cooking skill in the kitchen from julienning peppers to prepping simple risotto. This requires humility and the patience to work through the "mundane" tasks in the kitchen to gain consistency. It is this consistency that is the halmark of a good chef. To be a GREAT chef, one must start with this base and this base only, and ten explore coking with the more refined ingredients to explore a wider variety of flavors with the discipline necessary to do them justice.

One must do this under the guidance of someone far better than them to understand and accept the criticism necessary for their own professional evolution. This requires humility and discipline...something severely lacking in the Seattle food scene.
Sep 17, 2012 worldcitizen commented on Ray's Is Ray's.
Cocktails at sunset. That's it. No need for anything else.

It amazes me that these types of places don't attract top chefs. How amazing would it be to dine on a seasonably relevant and well cooked meal with flavor intensity and great service while taking in the utopian view?