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Apr 5 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
I knew a lot of ostensibly straight dudes and bros who swore by Jager in the late '90s and early aughts.
Apr 5 Post_Mortem commented on Catholic Church Stands With Undocumented Immigrants.
Pope Francis seems like a geniunely good man. The Catholic Church has a reasonable and compassionate position on rights and treatment for the poor and oppressed, so long as they aren't women, gay, molested by clergy, or interested in the health and economic benefits of birth control. I'm all for working with them in areas of agreement, but being proud of an organization that oppresses and harms so many smacks of desperation.
Apr 5 Post_Mortem commented on The Rise of the Anti-Liberal Left.
I welcome the inclusion of illiberal lefties to the broader cultural conversation. The Internet and 24-hour news networks are rife with imbeciles and ideologues of all sorts. What's a few more hurt?

Besides, exposure to both real conversational exchange and rhetoric of various sorts is healthy. Free exchange of ideas and all that being a tenet of both classical and American liberalism, one might expect those who claim to support liberal ideals to welcome the addition of even shrill new voices. The trick is to do rhat while being engaged, open, thoughtful, and not letting oneself get pushed around. One might say, I'm glad you're here, but I disagree with you and your approach for these reasons. Let's talk.
Apr 4 Post_Mortem commented on NBA Basketball Is Coming to Seattle One Way Or Another, Hansen Says.
Sherman is my favorite writer in sports right now.

As to Hansen, I hope he's wrong. The economic impact of pro sports teams on their respective localities is a wash at best, and typically negative. Culturally, they don't offer much, IMO, when contrasted with other potential cultural/educational investments. It is irrational to pursue such a team, particularly when the league it would be a part of has shown itself to be a poor and unfaithful partner to our city. Still less sensible to do so with a prospective stadium in an area where it may very well disrupt commerce, and particularly our port. In context, it is stupid for the average Seattleite to support Hansen's endeavor.
Apr 4 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
@102 I'm pretty sure Dominic didn't write anything about all or most people who drink that cough-syrupy apertif. Instead, he seemed to be addressing an ad, its premise and promises, and what those mean in the context of "Cap Hill". All of which was rather clear and direct, beyond the title of the article--which makes me wonder, did you read beyond the headline?
Apr 4 Post_Mortem commented on The Aristocratic Psych Pop of King Friday's "A Chart Making Work of Staggering Genius".
That song reminds me of the Kinks, much more directly and simply than any of the mixed references in the review, but maybe that's just me.
Apr 3 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
My last post should have been addressed to @66, i.e. collectivism_sucks, not at 67.
Apr 3 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
@67 That is not what it says, means, or entails. It doesn't say, "Have a legendary time." It says, "Relive the time you became legends on Cap Hill," presumably thanks in no small part to downing a large number of Jager shots. As I pointed out earlier, that is a dangerous and deluded approach to drinking, which (especially if it is worrhy of remark) can lead to the sorts of unpleasant behavior mentioned in the satirical flyers.
Apr 3 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
@57 Nihongo wa sonna ni muzukashii ja nai to omou kedo... I guess I only studied Japanese language and history for a few years, which really isn't enough to call myself an expert. I'm only mildly conversant, so your grasp of 'kamikaze' could be better than mine. Were it so, it still wouldn't make your analogy viable. But, please, lecture away. I'm sure you took a semester of philosophy, too.

The mural isn't just an ad for a product, it has content which makes your analogy poor for reasons previously stated and as yet unaddressed.
Apr 3 Post_Mortem commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill".
@43 I have several brown and yellow friends who program for a living. It's a relief to know I can still trust them. Guess I'll have to stop talking to my white friend who's studying computer science once he gets his dream job, though.
 
 

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