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Apr 30, 2013 starsandgarters commented on The NHL Playoffs Have Arrived! Who's Gonna Win the Cup?.
As a Canucks fan I don't feel super confident, but I'm going to root for them anyway. It has to happen; it would be a huge upset if it was this year.

Another watch party at the Angry Beaver, Megan?
Mar 15, 2013 starsandgarters commented on Sneak Peek at the Seattle Water Bears' Metropolitans' New Arena.
Sockeyes, Sasquatch (Sasquatches?), or Easter Eggs if you're a Marek vs. Wyshynski fan.
Mar 13, 2013 starsandgarters commented on Police Say a Stoned, High, Phone-Answering Driver Killed a Teenager.
He wasn't charged with DUI because he was charged with vehicular homicide. It's a greater charge. Duh.
Feb 19, 2013 starsandgarters commented on TONIGHT! Slog Hockey Happy Hour at the Angry Beaver!.
Aw SHIT. I've been away from Slog for a while. I just moved to Greenwood. I love the Angry Beaver. I've gone rabid for hockey. And I've got a hockey date already set tonight.

See you next time, Seling! Go Canucks!
Feb 7, 2013 starsandgarters commented on SL Letter of the Day: You Cucked Up.
@9 is dead on.
Nov 2, 2012 starsandgarters commented on Divers Fight to Outlaw Octopus Hunting in Puget Sound.
@35, no, WDFW is swayed by special interest groups and whatever pocket change is keeping the lights on. (Relative in the family is a veteran biologist.) In the case of hunting octopuses, I'm sure that it's not done seriously enough to have a fishing limit, and so far they haven't had to address a scientific need to make a limit. The emotional need from the public came first. This is exactly how it works.

Keep it up, divers. WDFW has been gutted by funding cuts and inefficient management at the upper levels. This--making a stink--is the best way to get policy changes made.
Jul 5, 2012 starsandgarters commented on Joe Walsh Continues His Brave Battle Against a Disabled Veteran.
I love how the end result is that John McCain talked about his service (even if he was FORCED TO, poor baby) and...Duckworth talks about her service. So it's only honorable if you don't want to talk too much about it. BTW, has Walsh served?
Jul 5, 2012 starsandgarters commented on Laughing at America's Expense.
Not saying it's not fake (I recognized the Safeway branding, too) but the Best Buy logo on the sign in the background is advertising gift cards. You can find all manner of gift cards for other stores at Safeways and QFCs.
Jul 5, 2012 starsandgarters commented on Divided Court.
"Nothing against professional sports, but they're just not worth the public investment."

Oh yeah Goldy, that was totally balanced.
Jun 20, 2012 starsandgarters commented on "We regret the duplication of material.".
I imagine that The New Yorker's regret is not so much an admission of a mistake, but an acknowledgment of their embarrassment at having to resort to this.