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Apr 16, 2014 boyasunder commented on Let's Build a People's Crossing to West Seattle.
I'm a PDXer, and super proud of the bridge, but our bridge is only crossing a river. Wouldn't a bridge like this from West Seattle to downtown just be way bigger of an engineering challenge? Or has this sort of thing already been studied?
Apr 3, 2014 boyasunder commented on A Person with Contagious Measles Spent Time at a Lot of Well-Populated Places in Seattle and Pierce County Last Week.
Folks, we don't know for sure that she is a crazy anti-vaxxer. Sometimes people are unlucky and their vaccination fails. For example, check out this Slate article about a NYC outbreak:…

Could be she was just unlucky and was around some anti-vax douche. Or she's immunocompromised, as mentioned above.

Of course, if she did deliberately forego vaccination and went around possibly knowing she was contagious, fuck her? Sure.
Jan 8, 2014 boyasunder commented on Watch Out for That Everything!.
So annoyed that someone beat me to posting that horrible, horrible chef ad.
Aug 26, 2013 boyasunder commented on What Do You Think About E-Cigarettes?.
...and let's pretend that second "c)" was a "d)".
Aug 26, 2013 boyasunder commented on What Do You Think About E-Cigarettes?.
My partner switched and I love them:

a) He's not inhaling ash and other nasty combustion products, so it's quite likely much better for his lungs;

b) He can take as much of a "hit" of nicotine as he wants and just put it away, so he doesn't have to smoke an entire cigarette just because he lit it and doesn't want to "waste" it;

c) He's gradually reduced the amount of nicotine in the gel shit that he buys for it, so there's less of that, too;

c) He no longer smells like shit when he comes to bed at night after having a smoke.

Yes, yes, all of this would be true if he didn't smoke at all, but this was unlikely to happen soon and going to be a much harder problem to solve. As it is now, he has a largely unoffensive habit that is (I sincerely hope) much healthier than his old habit.

I'm a huge fan of the things.
Apr 30, 2012 boyasunder commented on Chefs Protest the California Foie Gras Ban.
Torchon that shit!
Mar 26, 2012 boyasunder commented on Tonight on RuPaul's Drag Race!.
Anyone but Phi-Phi. She's that awful combination of thin-skinned, mean, and egotistical but without the intelligence to at least be a good Mean Girl. I'd be happier seeing them bring back Madame LaQueer before I see Phi-Phi win.
Jan 30, 2012 boyasunder commented on Adopting a Rescue Animal Is a Wonderful Thing to Do.
FWIW, I've had excellent experiences with Oregon Humane Society and Cat Adoption Team in PDX. Both seemed careful, but entirely reasonable, when checking me and my partner out.
Dec 21, 2011 boyasunder commented on Anybody Out There Up For Making a Viral Video?.
It may not be Homo for the Holidays, but we did a pretty great GaGa for the Holidays set at the Portland Gay Men's Chorus show two weeks ago.…
Nov 8, 2011 boyasunder commented on SL Letter of the Day: Hot Asian Topping.
The real racism here is that Dan had a chance to demand (and possibly share?) a pic of a "smokin' hot" guy and dropped the opportunity. Why do you hate Asian dudes, Dan?