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 answer...it'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.
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
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?
Jun 22, 2012
commented on Cover Up
I've never been to a gym that allows a man to workout topless. I would imagine boxing/MMA style gyms would, but no "family" gyms.
By the way, this rule is REALLY fucking stupid.
SHE HAS NO BREASTS.
Jun 8, 2012
commented on I, Anonymous
It wasn't the shaved head and the white shirt that set the guy off. It was the swastika tattooed on your forearm.
Feb 6, 2012
commented on But There's a Catch
"Nobody forced any homeowner to buy an overpriced house. Many other people recognized the bubble "
True, many other people recognized the bubble, HOWEVER not one of these people with underwater mortgages actually bought a house. They were ALLOWED to get a mortgage. That's it. They don't own those homes, the banks do. People have proven time and time again to not make wise financial decisions. That has always been true. The banks, however, are the ones who allowed these people, who they knew damned well couldn't afford these crazy overpriced mortgages, to sign on the dotted line. The BANKS bought these homes. The people paid the payments with interest to get them from the banks at some point 15-30 years in the future. If the people were going to try and flip the home, that's totally fucking irrelevant! They should have never qualified for the loan in the first place.
If someone, who you know doesn't have the money to pay you back, asks for a loan from you, and you give it to them, it's your own stupid fucking fault for granting them the loan. The same is true for the banks, except worse, because the banks approved the loans for something they know wasn't even worth what the asking price was to begin with.