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Morning Bell is so fucking good.
Fuck all you Kid A haters, it's a brillant album.
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@2. The Waco Siege ended on April 19. Same as the OKC bombings. If someone was going to do something on purpose, it would have been on that day. Oh, you crazy nutjobs.
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Hmm...my impression of Adam trashing his art/apartment/whatever the fuck that was and saying "Fuck her!" was directed at his feelings for Hannah. BUT now that you mention it that way, it makes more sense that it was directed toward Nat - considering how she degraded his work and home AND seems to be able to assert herself and not give up control to Adam.
commented on Small, Affordable Apartments: Seattle Needs More, Not a Moratorium
I always laugh when NIMBYs say that people living in apodments don't choose to live there and they are living in "squalor" or "tenement housing".
People DO choose to live there. I've looked into them, myself, and find them clean, efficient and cost friendly. The people who live there are typically single people or students who either want to save money because they don't need a lot of space and don't have epic cooking nights (like I do), or are working, but can't afford to rent a room for $800. These are not the great unwashed masses, they are fine, upstanding people who just want a fucking place to live without roommates.
If someone thinks it's squalor or like tenement housing, they are SEVERELY ignorant of what that actually is, and I highly doubt they've ever been poor or had to live in an area where gun shots, shitty landlords who don't fix anything or crazy roommates are the norm.
The tenement house things makes me shake my head (I heard that used on another website, not this one) because it's NOTHING like that. People in the early 1900's who lived in that sort of situation would *love* apodments - considering they are well maintained, safe and affordable (Though, I don't think apodments allows more than one person occupancy). People stuffed entire families, including grandma and aunts/uncles/cousins into a one bedroom (if that) apartment that usually had no working heat, electricity, bathroom and sometimes no safe running water. The places were unsafe, falling apart, and just awful.
Just because you think apodments are ugly (I don't, the newer structures don't look any worse than the expensive monstrosities they've built on broadway) doesn't mean they shouldn't be built. Just because you've never had to struggle with money and just want a place to yourself, doesn't mean you need to punish those who do. Not everyone needs a god damn huge apartment. But a lot of people need easy access to grocery stores, shopping areas and the urban core. So fuck you NIMBYs.