commented on Captain America: Civil War Is Such a Fucking Mess, I Don't Know Where to Start
"Oh, he just directly caused a building full of civilians to blow up."—No, he did not. Scarlet Witch directly caused it by heaving the explosion skyward. Which she did to protect the many civilians on the ground (and Captain America) from blowing up. Which she had to do because *the villain was blowing himself up* to kill Cap and anyone else who might be around. Which the villain was doing because *Cap beat him and was about to take him into custody, ending the conflict and preventing further harm to the general public*. Cap is the least at fault in that situation. But, good job demonstrating how the Sokovia Accords come about in the film—by the public not knowing or caring to know the real story of what happened.
Dec 12, 2015
commented on Emotions Run High at Ballard's Bauhaus Coffee, Which Is Closing Forever Because of "Financial Difficulties"
If the comments had upvoting/favoriting/liking, I would totally give a +1 to @5.
I'm almost more disappointed to see the Ballard location close, just because I've been so pleased by how well they captured the feel of Bauhaus in the new location—the temporary Cap Hill location suffered a bit in comparison just because most of the seating lacks a street view. But still, to me Bauhaus belongs on Capitol Hill before anywhere else, and that's the hardest to see close.
Good luck to the staff, hope they find good new places.
Jul 29, 2015
updated the link to his or her website.
Oct 31, 2014
commented on Never Heard of 'Em
I don't know how this falls into the category of "all the records that music nerds consider important". "Never Heard of 'Em"?—don't worry, no one else has, either. They're noteworthy in so far as one of the band members, Mike Howlett, later played a role in getting together three musicians who went on to become The Police.
Oct 23, 2014
commented on The Song of the Day is "Dig Me Out" by Sleater-Kinney
I'd heard *of* Sleater-Kinney before, but "Get Up" was the song that made me *hear* Sleater-Kinney. The Hot Rock is still my favorite album of theirs; funny how that's the common thread in the comments so far, because in my experience it seems to be the most underrated album among S-K fans.