commented on Meanwhile In "Real" America
I can already see the headline. Olympic stadium destroyed by F6 tornado. Thousands hurt, hundreds still missing. Yeah, that'll play well with the IOC.
commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet
Fuck you. My wife was released from Harborview yesterday. Last week Wednesday she was riding to work and apparently got her wheel stuck in the SLUT tracks and fell in the construction area on Mercer. I say apparently because she has no memory of what happened. She was unconscious for 5 minutes and cracked her skull. That's with a helmet. The helmet itself has a crack all the way through the Styrofoam where her head hit. And no cars were involved in her accident.
She's alive and is on the way to making a full recovery, but she won't be able to return to work until next month, if then. She has mild traumatic brain injury which is affecting just about every aspect of her life right now, but only moderately so. I can't imagine what shape she would be in if she wasn't wearing a helmet. Maybe she'd be dead.
All I can say is that every time I now pass someone not wearing a helmet, I want to yell, "Wear a fucking helmet!" But I guess in your case I'm willing to make an exception so you shut the fuck up after your massive brain trauma.
commented on Seattle Beer Week: It Begins!
Dude, Belgium is awesome, Antwerp is great, but when I was there in 2009 the locals were drinking Stella Artois, one of their worse beers by far. Belgium may make great beer, but Seattle loves their best beers way more than they do. And the pubs in Antwerp were great, but there weren't all that many of them. However the beers and public houses in Franconia (Bavaria) are quire stellar. But it's really funny watching German tourists not finish their Schenkerla because it's too smoky for them.
commented on Faith Healers
Does that mean these hospitals and their employees would ignore a DNR directive?