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Jan 4, 2016 approachingmidnight commented on Jim McDermott to Retire from US House.
would love to see Mike McGinn! <3
Nov 16, 2015 approachingmidnight commented on Why Putting the French Flag on the Space Needle Is Racist.
People can complain or be offended, but not effectively argue this point.

Because Charles is right on this one.
Apr 2, 2015 approachingmidnight commented on Seattle Restaurant Owner Behaving Badly.
Tom or whoever this is....raise your prices a bit, sure. I guess you like your profit more than I like my available money to spend eating out, whatever. I'm more interested in my wait staff to be paid well than that whole argument.

But politicize it? Be a little bitch about it? I'll never go back to your place, and I'll spend the money at your competitors instead. I did the same with Cherry Street the last round of this we went through.
Mar 6, 2015 approachingmidnight commented on Former Mayor Mike McGinn Urges Port Commissioners to Oppose All Arctic Drilling.
So glad he's still mixing things up. I love this guy.
Jan 15, 2015 approachingmidnight commented on Morgan Beach, Newest 3rd District Challenger, Says Sawant Is Too Focused on "a Socialist Revolution".
@1 Thank you! While she looks like she'd have a decent platform, her early words and her later impact seem like a step back from what I'll be voting for with Sawant. A fairly substantial step back the more I think about it.
Dec 16, 2014 approachingmidnight commented on Self-Checkout Machines and American Ideology: Be the Boss of You!.
Thank you @4.

By this (third? forth?) article I will just say it, this is by far the dumbest thing you have railed against Charles, and I normally rail right there with you.

Maybe it's generational, but I absolutely hate checkout cashier interaction, and will spend all of my yearly grocery money at whatever store is close, not crappy, and has the machines.

Time isn't money, time is enjoyment of life, and I want to enjoy my short time on earth. Do I want a waiter at a restaurant? Sure. But can I get my own stupid and fast tasks done without bs chatter and slowdowns? Damn right I can. And I'll vote with my dollars.
Nov 18, 2014 approachingmidnight commented on Death to Self-Checkout Machines.
I find them faster 99% of the time, and it takes away the fake small talk one has to go through or politely reject each time. I am almost always in a hurry, so I will always go to whichever store has self checkout.
Oct 2, 2014 approachingmidnight commented on Andy Stott's "Violence" Is a Punishingly Sexy/Scary Slice of Music.
amazing, praise his gods O_O
Jan 31, 2014 approachingmidnight commented on An App to Find Street Art.
I would LOVE this. Makes for great walking/touring/searching/etc. The standard free wall spots, all of Baso's work, some higher end graffiti spots that are off the beaten path.

Sculpture's cool too, why not. OH! And the poetry mailbox house around Greenwood.

I'd be up for working on it, although I'd be better on the backend than the mobile code.

At the same time, I'd be concerned about how much it's updated or used. I love our art, but this isn't NYC, LA, Paris, etc. Yet. : )