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Jun 28, 2013 blueworld commented on The Vampire Strikes Back.
Who thought it would be a good idea to have Charles review a movie about women?
Jun 17, 2013 blueworld commented on The Contender.
The reason it's the sandwich capitol of Seattle is the high tech workers like me to whom a $12 sandwich is actually a several-times-a-week food.

Went once, had the Zuni. It was fine but could've been more interesting and substantial. Also took quite a while to make; it was 1pm and there was pretty much no one else in there, so I was surprised to have to wait so long for my to-go order.
Dec 15, 2012 blueworld commented on Duck and Cower: Mass Shooting Drills Becoming a Common Practice at America's Schools.
We did lockdown drills in my middle school (pre-Columbine). We did have a school shooting in a neighboring town, so people took it moderately seriously.
Sep 6, 2011 blueworld commented on I, Anonymous.
I commute from Seattle to the Eastside on the bus. Takes me about 50 minutes door to door each way. The reason I can't really fault Metro: my employer also operates shuttle buses. The stop in my neighborhood is a 12 minute walk from home. It still takes me 45 minutes door to door. That's the thing about an 11 mile commute.

I can actually get there in a little over an hour on my bike. At a certain point that option starts looking better and better. At least that way my speed isn't subject to traffic...
Aug 25, 2011 blueworld commented on Now Open: New Food Trucks, a Kosher Bakery, More!.
I liked Night Kitchen and I heard that there were issues with the building. Someone I know was in there for repairs and there were wild animals getting in from other unoccupied space.
Aug 7, 2011 blueworld reviewed Taco City USA.
The tacos here are good and cheap ($1 each). Three is enough for a meal for me. They're proper Central Mexican style, small tortillas with a pile of meat, pico de gallo salsa, and a wedge of lime on the side. I recommend the chicken or steak (carne asada). The al pastor ("spicy pork" on their sign) is nothing to write home about, but I've never had good al pastor in the Seattle area. The burritos are $5 each and mostly filled with beans and meat. Again, they're fine, but nothing to write home about. Get your burritos from a place that specializes in Northern Mexican cuisine.

Also, if you're white and want to practice your Spanish, the woman who runs the cart is very nice about speaking Spanish back to you even if you obviously aren't a native speaker.
Jul 29, 2011 blueworld commented on Sound Transit Would Use Seattle Money to Pay for Bellevue's Gold-Plated Tunnel.
I almost want to say "screw you, Bellevue," especially after seeing all the anti-light rail signs along the ST 550 route. But like it or not, there are two big areas of high commute density on the east side: central Bellevue and the main Microsoft campus. Transit ridership to Microsoft is huge, with buses running to and from Montlake every 5-10 minutes at peak and still being so full they can't take all riders.

I live equidistant from I-90 and 520 and commute by bus to Bellevue. The downtown/I-90/Bellevue route and the U-District/Bellevue/Issaquah route have similar ridership, but 95% of I-90 riders get on downtown in the transit tunnel. The problem with the I-90 route is that it doesn't connect to the north (not even Capitol Hill or the CD). The only reasonably frequent bus routes from the Rainier and I-90 station go to South Seattle and downtown. People commuting from north of the ship canal will always have a faster trip by bus over 520. So people who are taking those full 545s between downtown and Redmond will take the light rail, but none of the ones connecting in Montlake will.
Jul 22, 2011 blueworld commented on No Twist in His Sobriety.
@4, how about Tom Hardy? Drugged out during Star Trek: Nemesis (and who wants a repeat of that, ever?), awesome and sober in his last few movies, won the BAFTA Rising Star award this year.
Jul 8, 2011 blueworld commented on $2 Food in the I.D. This Weekend!.
The reason it's sponsored by McDonald's is that the ID business association has been blocking McDonalds' attempts to open a restaurant in the neighborhood for years. McDonald's has been sponsoring the annual Chinatown/ID street festival to try to win the neighborhood over.
Jul 1, 2011 blueworld commented on Mayor and Police Chief Say Seattle Weekly's Parent Company Contributes to City's Problem With Child Prostitution.
See this excellent interview with two women who study sex work in Canada: http://inciteblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/…

"Sex worker organizations are very clear on the steps needed to ensure safe, dignified, decent working conditions for women in the sex industry. At the top of the list is decriminalization. The anti-trafficking agenda moves in exactly the opposite direction. It actually further criminalizes sex work by targeting those people, especially in the case of migrants, who are facilitating women’s entry into sex work. Basically, there is a fundamental disagreement between those who want to end sex work and those who want to make sex work safer for women. The fundamental disagreement is whether or not women have the right to engage in sex work. Most people in the anti-trafficking camp believe that there is no way that women can ever engage in sex work without being fundamentally exploited. I disagree with that, as do most sex workers’ organizations."

You can listen to the sex workers themselves, or you can listen to the moral crusaders supposedly speaking on their behalf.

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