Jan 25 mlb commented on Trumphoria: Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 20,000.
Um...A bunch of companies that probably did fairly well during the holiday season are releasing earnings in the next couple of days, and traders are trying to get ahead of good news. This is not anything unusual. This would have happened regardless of the election outcome.

You're looking for patterns in things you don't understand.
Jan 13 mlb commented on The OA: An Enjoyable, Preposterous, Disappointing Imitation of a Good TV Show.
I got two episodes in. Realized there was nothing that could possibly get me to care.

It was dumb, and boringly so.
Nov 30, 2016 mlb commented on Demand Later Light Rail Service—Today!.

I'm just spitballing here. Call me crazy, but maybe the engineers who understand and run the system just happen to know more - a WHOLE LOT more - about what's required to competently run a light rail system then a couple of journalists for an alt-weekly and the vast majority of their readers?

I could see ST giving into these demands. And then in a year to two, something catastrophic or just stupid & unavoidable happens because of deferred maintenance and the Slogosphere being up in arms. HOW COULD THEY LET THIS HAPPEN?

They know more about this then you do. That's a feature - they're paid to be experts about some things and you get paid to be experts in others. Let them do their jobs the best they can based on their expertise.
Aug 25, 2016 mlb commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Little History Lesson....
Worth watching:
Monica Lewinski's TED talk

Also, a really interesting book on the subject of Internet shaming:
Jul 31, 2016 mlb commented on Jason Bourne: Punching and Chasing, Part Five.
I've been collectively calling the Jason Bourne movies "The Bourne Redundancy"

The first one was good. The rest of the series have been tired rehashes.
Jun 20, 2016 mlb commented on How the Internet Turned Us All Into the Audience on Jerry Springer.
As far as Trash TV goes, Jerry Springer ain't got nothing on Morton Downey, Jr.

May 21, 2016 mlb commented on How the Continuation of the Bernie Sanders Campaign Hurts the Chances of a Democrat-Controlled Senate.
mfg5000: you forgot: I would never support someone so politically craven that, after refusing to join the Democratic Party for his entire career, suddenly expects the party to ignore all that and pony up a billion dollars or more to fund his vanity campaign for the White House. If you're going to be a socialist, that's just fine. But be consistent - turn to one of the many socialist parties that apparently better reflects your values rather than party shopping for one that has deeper pockets.

If i came down to it, I'd vote for him over Trump, but I wouldn't be happy about it. I've been saying for months now - Sanders is basically Trump of the left. Just as credible, just as ego-driven, and perhaps only a smidge more qualified.
May 10, 2016 mlb commented on Um, Budweiser Is Changing Its Name to "America" This Summer.
It's got electrolytes.
Apr 15, 2016 mlb commented on The Morning News: Islamophobia in Seattle Suburb, Realtors Project the Future of the City Skyline.
After spending a few weeks in Turkey, I kinda wish we started having call to prayer here in the US. It's beautiful to hear (at least when your Imam has a good voice); far prettier than any church bells I've ever heard.
Mar 10, 2016 mlb commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale".
Once upon a time, when we lived in an upstairs apartment but indulged our cats to go outside, I built a cat ladder out one of the windows to let them in and out of our apartment. It worked great for them, and gave them a perch from which they could survey their domain.

Prince Tugboat's parents are going to have to suck it up and get creative.