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Nov 16, 2015 morealex commented on Why Putting the French Flag on the Space Needle Is Racist.
Ta Nehisi Coates lives in Paris. I hear because he loves it there, not because he has problems with living in the u.s. (though I find that a little hard to believe - but I'm certainly not up on all his interviews, nor have I read his latest book).

Thousands of Americans visit Paris every day, and I have a couple of french colleagues who are here on scientific research visas. When it comes right down to it, many Americans have a more personal connection to Paris than the other places mentioned.

I do have some agreement with Charles' point.
Nov 12, 2015 morealex commented on Mormon Church Nostalgic for Days When Homophobia Just Hurt Homos.
I'll correct myself. A quick IMDB search shows that there have been movies titled "A Study in Scarlet" - the most recent one in 1933, apparently bearing no resemblance to the novel at all - a title taken and slapped onto a completely different story. Next most recent one was 1914. Before "talkies?" Some children's cartoons in 1983 - I'm not counting those.
Nov 12, 2015 morealex commented on Mormon Church Nostalgic for Days When Homophobia Just Hurt Homos.
Jeezuz Christ - sounds like the mormons have a lot in common with Scientology. Which is worse?

A couple of book recommendations if you should feel so inclined. Both fiction, one fairly recent, one not. "The Nineteenth Wife" by David Eberhoff (sp?), and "A Study in Scarlet," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which I think is the first Sherlock Holmes story he wrote. But I'm not an expert on all his works. It's a story that's never been mede into a film, or a play - I don't think. Makes me wonder if the Mormon Church has used it's power to suppress that.
Jul 6, 2015 morealex commented on Indiana Man Will Spend the Rest of His Life on Sex-Offender Registry for Having Sex with a Teenager When He Was a Teenager.
This may be apropos of nothing, just some little memory that just got triggered. Back around the turn of the millennium, some pals and I took a vacation a snazzy classy expensive seaside resort in Mexico. Walking along the beach we saw many other big ticket resorts with beachside pools and beautiful gardens with food and drink service. A lot of these places were fine with you visiting their facilities if you were a guest at one of the other high-price places on that beach. We flipped through the brochures of some of these high end joints, and at least a couple of them had a policy of Children Not Welcome/Allowed During High Season. This was December/January, definitely high season. The age cutoff these places no longer considered one a child? 14. I remember thinking... why 14? Why not 15, 16, 17, 18? My initial thought was... maybe that's the age, just past puberty, when kids are no longer running around screaming and cannonballing into the pool. Then I thought, maybe 14 is the age of consent in Mexico? Mexico doesn't have a drinking age, I don't think. Then I thought, is 14 the age when a lot of kids turn more sullen and quiet and actually want to put some discreet distance between themselves and their grownups? I never thought to ask, chances are the lower level hotel staff wouldn't have known what to tell me. Maybe they would have. Hmm. Anyway, if anyone happens to know, please enlighten.
Mar 9, 2015 morealex commented on Unpacking Ben Carson's Remarks on CNN.
I haven't watched the clip, but in the frozen image at the beginning, quick glance without yet reading any of the surrounding text, thought it was either Gilbert Gottfried (sp? AAAAAAFLAAAACK!), or, yeah, Ron Reagan Jr. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. And totally thought was your bathrobe.
Feb 23, 2015 morealex commented on Why Republican Lawmakers Should Be In Charge of Women's Reproductive Health Care?.
And whatever happened to Danielle Henderson? It's like, she was here, was promoted within 20 minutes, then poof, disappeared. Hardly knew her. And I will miss Mr. Constant's writing. Did his tweets mention by chance what/where is next for him?
Feb 4, 2015 morealex commented on What Do You Think of the Magic Mike XXL Trailer?.
First half of the trailer is very Flashdance.
Jan 31, 2015 morealex commented on Is Anyone Else Excited NOT to Watch the Super Bowl Tomorrow?.
The partner and I have been taking in a few episodes when we can (on recommendation of a friend) Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, an Australian television series now into its third season (in Australia), seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix streaming. Set in Melbourne, in the 20s. Worth seeing for Miss Fisher's outfits alone, some nice romantic tension between her and the male lead. We've been enjoying it. If you've never heard of it or seen it, might be fun to check out a few episodes if you feel like staying in.
Dec 8, 2014 morealex commented on Sounders Beat Galaxy, Also Lose to Galaxy, Also Still Part of Galaxy.
I love your Seahawks posts. Thank you for doing a good post on the Sounders. Hope to see more Sounders posts next season. Many thanks for bringing a little sports to slog, with the expected amount of usual slog humorous snark. (A little) Sports commentary and slog - two great tastes that taste great together.