Nov 25, 2014
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
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
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.
Jul 28, 2014
commented on I Saw Three Black People in Vienna Today...
That's Vienna... have you seen the Negro sugar packets, yet? I had different ones from all over western Europe at one point, but they depressed me and I threw them out. Austria is bad, but more sad, and nothing is as depressing as the constant refrain of "I LOVE NIGGERS" when black and in Iceland.
Jul 23, 2014
commented on Twenty Palestinians Killed for Every One Israeli
Didn't Hamas use violence and threats of violence to achieve their position of power in Palestine? Does that make them the legitimate 'voice of the people?' As for the article having a point: sometimes people like to give other people information and let them make decisions on their own. Normally, this means they consider those people intelligent and worthy of respect. Obviously a misanthrope would have problems with that approach. Let's hope the misanthropes stay out of the discussion.