Aug 19, 2014 carrma commented on Mars Hill Church Raised a Lot of Money to Throw a "Jesus Festival" That Never Happened.
@3 I can see it now, we'll make Jesus a gay hippy nazi.
Jul 28, 2014 carrma commented on Capitol Hill Block Party: Gimme Your F*cking Jean Shorts.
I agree with 16 - this return to '80s-'90s cuts for clothing is a terrible idea. It just makes most people look frumpy.
Jul 7, 2014 carrma commented on Ohio Man Funds a Potato Salad on Kickstarter.
This kickstarter reminds me of the guy who throws together a costume a half hour before a Halloween party and ends up getting endless praise for it while the people who spent months working on theirs sulk in the corner totally ignored.
Jun 13, 2014 carrma commented on CNN Says It's Not Officially a School Shooting If You Have a Reason to Shoot Someone.
@17 I'm sure the children, teachers, and faculty that witness targeted shootings will take heart in knowing it wasn't indiscriminate. I get what you are saying, the risk to everyone is lower in those circumstances, but I'll bet the trauma is pretty similar.
Jun 13, 2014 carrma commented on CNN Says It's Not Officially a School Shooting If You Have a Reason to Shoot Someone.
Well as long as they have a reason--the bullets don't hurt as much. It does sound like CNN is trying to down play the extent of the problem. I think it is a good distinction to note that violence has different causes and therefore if you are going to address it, you will probably need to take a multifaceted approach. I don't find it is surprising that only 15 were random attacks--generally violence is directed at a person in response to something specific.
Jun 4, 2014 carrma commented on Seattle Was Watching the Blue Angels Getting Hard on Porn.
Is this the real reason why there are so many crashes at air shows? Reminded me of this story:…
May 20, 2014 carrma commented on RuPaul Crowns Bianca Del Rio, BenDeLaCreme Wins Miss Congeniality.
Fuck you Slog! I hate you and your 'round the clock Macklemore nose coverage. I am making gauc tonight and you are not invited over for beers. Now sashay away.
May 2, 2014 carrma commented on News Helicopters Are Stupid and Serve No Purpose.
I agree--the multiple choppers hovering over the hill all evening weren't warranted for what was going down yesterday. It was a nice evening, disrupted by constant chopper noise for what exactly? A few dozen 16 - 30 somethings yelling at cops and setting trash can fires?
Mar 11, 2014 carrma commented on No Joke: Reggie Watts Covers Bob Dylan's "Brownsville Girl".
I like Bonnie "Prince" Billy's cover of Brownsville Girl better:…

Reggie Watts' version loses the epic rambling of the original and subsequently the hook lacks the impact. It reminds me a bit of the live version Dylan performed once--basically just the chorus repeating without the verses.
Mar 11, 2014 carrma commented on A Polite Request for Showgoers to SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Unfortunately I've rarely seen a concert goer asking another concert goer to be quiet work out. Those talking already have little regard for their fellow concert goers, so asking them to keep it down generally is just going to lead to tension. If the venue doesn't deal with them, the only thing I've seen really work is if the performer does something. I've seen artists tackle it several ways--stop playing or play quieter and quieter until the crowd collectively hushes the talkers or on occasion I've seen artists call out specific people for talking. Not all artists are going to do that though, it should really be the venues job to create a good atmosphere for listening to music.