mulata
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Mar 9 mulata commented on Seattle Hiphop Pioneer Jonathan Moore Dies at 47.
Pass the gallery regularly... Stupid phone ruins a heartfelt goodbye.
Mar 9 mulata commented on Seattle Hiphop Pioneer Jonathan Moore Dies at 47.
Damn. Been wondering how this guy is doing. I pass the gasket dosage regularly and always think about him. Rest in peace Brother Moore.
Feb 10 mulata commented on Oscar-Nominated Toni Erdmann Is Long but Manages Not to Wear Out Its Welcome.
I'm not sure why this film is considered a comedy. It is a tragedy. It is a slow unraveling of anything approaching happiness at the end of the title character's life.

The jokes never come in this film. If you laugh at anything in it you are some kind of monster.

Watching the shuffling, self-loathing main character never achieve any form of redemption as he attempts to force his daughter to see her life as miserable (as he does) is painful. It's the sort of thing that has justified children abandoning their parents for forever.

Toni Erdmann is a long-running take on shame and shame-culture; there is little worth recommending in it. I watched it to the end just to see if the filmmakers would take the obvious, oblique, and predictable way out to its conclusion and they do. The damn film is sad. If this is German comedy (which we know it isn't) then something really has died over there.
Feb 8 mulata commented on Toni Erdmann Will Set Your Priorities Straight.
I'm not sure why this film is considered a comedy. It is a tragedy. It is a slow unraveling of anything approaching happiness at the end of the title character's life.

The jokes never come in this film. If you laugh at anything in it you are some kind of monster.

Watching the shuffling, self-loathing main character never achieve any form of redemption as he attempts to force his daughter to see her life as miserable (as he does) is painful. It's the sort of thing that has justified children abandoning their parents for forever.

Toni Erdmann is a long-running take on shame and shame-culture; there is little worth recommending in it. I watched it to the end just to see if the filmmakers would take the obvious, oblique, and predictable way out to its conclusion and they do. The damn film is sad. If this is German comedy (which we know it isn't) then something really has died over there.
Sep 27, 2016 mulata commented on Move, Bitch. Get Out the Way. My Final Philosophy.
Farewell Mr. Mizell. May you always fly. It was a damn good 12 years reading your mind.
Feb 7, 2016 mulata commented on Two of the Teens Arrested in Last Week's Encampment Shooting Will Be Charged as Adults.
What point does Satterberg hope to make by trying them as adults? Juvenile prisons are hellish enough and these are teenagers. Is he hoping to hit them with the death penalty? Life imprisonment? If they're kids let's try them as kids. If they're adults then let's allow them to live as such.
Nov 25, 2014 mulata commented on Seattle's #BlackLivesMatter Protests Continue.
"...I simply won't tolerate wanton destruction or violent protests." - lark

Ha ha ha, right. Oh god, please, can you give us another one? You get right out there and un-tolerate away, larky.
Nov 16, 2014 mulata commented on Pop Departures Challenges Our Deepest Belief Systems.
I don't know Claypatch. The imagery Koons produced from his time with La Cicciolina is nearly sublime. The sculpture of Michael and Bubbles in gold is as deep as celebrity, the critique of celebrity, and its celebration, can be.
Oct 23, 2014 mulata commented on A Guide to the Four Parts of Trove.
I hit Trove last Saturday and it was a real turn off. We ordered the yellow curry rigatoni and the pappardelle noodles with mushrooms in miso, a side of kimchee, and some not-boozey drinks. I asked the server about the pickles, of which there are three on the menu, and he looked at me blankly saying, "They're pickles."

I asked what sort and he admitted he had no idea. Whatever, fine; bring on the kimchee and the noodles.

The bowls arrived and it was a reverse sticker shock moment. Paying $12 bucks for a street food experience is kind of stupid, but I wanted to make my girl happy. Paying $12 bucks for the meager portions doled out was insulting.

The kimchee wasn't bad, but your ajumma and the cats at Tanakasan do it much, much better. The tiny little cup for $3 didn't even hold a full bite. If you're familiar with this cuisine then you already know how little labor and money goes into making crafting quality kimchee; that the portion-makers at Trove are so stingy with the signature flavor of the Koreas is baffling.

Like you, Bethany, I found the rigatoni bland, lifeless, and watery. The pappardelle was tastier, but not by much. Certainly not enough to justify the 'no riff raff' $12 for a couple of scoops of slop.

We didn't try the deserts, but the experience was annoying enough that we weren't interested. We did decide to try the parfaits at a later date as long as we don't go inside. I'm hoping they survive their bad decisions long enough for the Summer to return; strange parfait on a Summer day sounds like a great gamble at the unlucky Trove.
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Oct 14, 2014 mulata commented on Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!.
#10, thanks for the suggestion. the Slam is freaking great!