Aug 9, 2015 matt commented on Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Bernie Sanders at Social Security Rally.
When you are purple, and you are surrounded by purpleness, you don't know you're purple.

White privilege is hard to spot in Seattle, but that's because the system caters to whites - well-intentioned, liberal/progressive whites who don't live the nightmare of being black in America in 2015.

This protest was effective, because here we are talking about it, 116 comments later. It was rude and clumsy, yes, but after you finish criticizing their methods, or questioning whether they were affiliated with the most legit chapter of BLM, try to imagine what it is like to live in a country, and a city, that systematically marginalizes you and your culture. It is beyond frustrating. It is infuriating.

Imagine next, on top of being a second class citizen in your own city of lip-service liberals, death after death of unarmed black men by white cops who get away with it. At some point, you have to do something. They did something. It was a mess.

The protest worked.
Jul 30, 2015 matt commented on What the Beggar on Link Light Rail Means.
Jul 17, 2015 matt commented on That Mural Across the Street Is Really Something.
Shades of the original Beatles' Apple boutique in 1967:…
Jul 5, 2015 matt commented on What Will You Bolshie Heretics Never Shut Up About Now?.
@4 I think the portmanteau in this case is the username, JonathanLivingstonNazgul69, a combination of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and LOTR's Nazgul. The 69 isn't really part of the portmanteau; it's just there because, obviously, someone else had already thought of it first, so the number is needed for differentiation and mutual funsies.
Jun 20, 2015 matt commented on Brothers from Another Don't Let Racial Disparity Affect Their Sound.
You got yourself a bummer typo in there.
Jun 4, 2015 matt commented on You Know the Central District Has Gentrified When Polite Drug Dealers Have Been Replaced by Obnoxious Dog Owners.
@9 You don't understand the nuances of white privilege and why there's a difference between a white woman being a racist piece of shit, and a black man being Charles Mudede.
Apr 24, 2015 matt commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Thou Shalt Not Challenge the Bearer of False Witness.
I'm an atheist, more or less, and I pretty much agree with neck brace.
Apr 24, 2015 matt commented on Bobby Jindal Seeks Corporate Support for Gay Jim Crow Law.
Your heart is in the right place, but this is basically like trying to invent the Beatles and ending up with the Monkees.
Apr 23, 2015 matt commented on Things Got Tense at Last Night’s Screening of the Cobain Documentary Montage of Heck.
@3 Totally true. All dead artists who changed the medium forever are no longer relevant after they've been dead for a while. Warhol, Hendrix, Shakespeare, Homer, Kahlo, Nijinsky, Mozart, Hemingway, et al = IRRELEVANT, and becoming less relevant each year.
Apr 13, 2015 matt commented on The Morning News: Shell Oil's ETA in Seattle, Hillary's Hate Crime Against Graphic Designers, and Rubio's Jumped In.
Holy shit, the logo? This is what we're talking about? The fuck. Please, get whoever writes your clever ad copy for Miracle Whip or whatever to vomit out a swear-laden chunk of text about how irrelevant this logo freakout is. Good Lord.