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Mar 24 omniart commented on Lynn Shelton's New Project Is Set in Seattle. She Can't Shoot It Here..
If I win the lottery, I'm producing a film set in Vancouver but filmed in Seattle.
Jan 28 omniart commented on Eight Easy Steps to Help You Break Through the Dreaded "Seattle Freeze".
I've lived in Seattle for five years. When the Seattle Freeze was first explained to me, I was told, "It's like when someone says we should get lunch sometime and then never calls you back." I said, "I do that all the time!"

I love this city.
Jan 18 omniart commented on The Seahawks Beat Green Bay, 28-22.
Not even the Seahawks can beat the Seahawks.

Seriously, we really had ourselves on the ropes there, turning over the ball and dropping catches and executing the daring no-pass-rush gambit (giving Aaron Rodgers an entire quarter to stand in the pocket and choose his pass) and having Chancellor break Sherman's arm, but we would not let ourselves stand in the way of another Championship. To be the best you have beat the best, and now everybody knows that not even the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks can beat the Seahawks.
Jul 21, 2014 omniart commented on Headline of the Day: "Nude Beach Blow Job Jet Ski Fight Leads to Wife’s Death".
Wow. The amazing thing is that the headline could have been longer: "Nude Beach Gay Lover Blow Job Drunk Jet Ski Fight Leads to Wife's Death."
May 27, 2014 omniart commented on Steve Ballmer Reportedly Met With Shelly Sterling Over the Weekend to Discuss the Clippers.
"How many professional basketball teams does California need?"

Let's see ... California has four NBA teams (Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Warriors) while the Pacific Northwest has one (Trailblazers). The estimated 2013 population of California is 37,332,521 while the estimated population of Washington + Oregon is 10,901,471. That works out to a population ratio of 1:3.5 or 2:7.

Thus California should get three more teams and Seattle should get one.
Feb 27, 2014 omniart commented on "The Glass Over the Salad Bar Seems to Keep the Foods Protected.".
No, Paul. No, no, no, no, no.

These reviews are incredibly sad. All I can ever think about when I read them is how cramped the poor lady's world has been that a trip to a chain restaurant is worthy of praise. Children are innocent, but grown adults are tragically ignorant.

And if this is "folk reviewing," then it's folk reviewing that has been immediately co-opted by businesses. She is supplying their marketing departments with a bit of folk authenticity. Makes me wretch.
Feb 15, 2014 omniart commented on The Saturday Morning News.
RE: The 800-Pound Snowball

"'It was not the talk of campus until the story came out,' Myers said. 'The people that were there knew about it, but now it has kind of taken us by storm.'"

It's as if the story has gained an audience so rapidly that its size and momentum now surpass anyone's ability to restrain it. If only there was a metaphor for this type of situation....
Dec 6, 2013 omniart commented on While Reading a Book on the Bus.
I recall reading on some blog or other that the popularity of ebooks and "Fifty Shades of Gray" might very well be linked: while the physical book might be embarrassing to read in public, the ebook version is anonymous.
Oct 30, 2013 omniart commented on Press Release of the Day.
@5: yes! Thank you for that comment.
Oct 19, 2013 omniart commented on The Saturday Morning News.
TERRORIST: And remember, this wireless transmitter is pointed right at your heart.
CHENEY: That is my least vulnerable spot.
 

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