May 6 T commented on SL Letter of the Day: In The Neighborhood.
@57 Fair enough. But I keep reading these reposts knowing that I've read them before, and I can even remember what my own response was to a lot of them. It'd be nice to have a little bit of original content, even if it's just Dan (or an intern) pulling and reposting comments from the original thread he thought were also of value. I mean, at this point, SLLOTD is about the only thing that keeps me coming back to Slog, and if I'm just getting reruns 75% of the time, why bother?
May 5 T commented on SL Letter of the Day: In The Neighborhood.
Letter aside, I've realized something. I really don't mind these reruns for SLLOTD, but it'd be nice if there was at least a handful of comments from the original thread that Dan thought were also solid advice to at least create a new discussion. The only thing that might be better is an actual followup from the original LW.

A simple repost of the letter and response is just lazy, especially when it's a letter recent enough for readers to remember reading it. But lazy seems to be The Stranger's MO these days.
May 4 T commented on Why Our City Should Embrace Passive Aggressiveness.
A person who puts their bag on the adjacent seat? Asshole.

The person who chooses to write the equivalent of an angsty teen's bitchy Tumblr post about it for the paper they work for rather than asking the previous asshole to simply move their bag so someone can sit there? Also an asshole.

I guess we're just a city of assholes now.
Apr 26 T commented on Black Rapper Lil Kim Has Become White.
WHOA, hold on a second... Lil Kim is still alive?
Apr 12 T commented on The NIMBY, Part One: Why a Sense of Community for Homeowners Is the Same as Prostitution.
The headline alone reeks of clickbait nonsense and tells me that this isn't worth reading.

The fact that it's a Mudede piece only confirms that it's not worth reading.

Prostitution is the only thing that's the same as prostitution. People (primarily women) who are so desperate for money that they sell their bodies (or, more likely, have other people selling their bodies for them) for sex has absolutely nothing to do with owning a fucking home or being part of a community. Fuck you for diminishing the pain and struggles that so many go through just to make ends meet.

Oh Stranger. You've lost so many talented writers over the past few years and have failed to attract suitable substitutes, yet you keep Mudede on staff after all this time. I've gone from checking Slog multiple times a day to maybe once a week.
Apr 12 T commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Meat the Wife.
So let me get this straight. SHE decided to be a stay-at-home mom, forcing CLAP to work 70-hour weeks. SHE decided because of the reduced time spent together that CLAP "didn't love her anymore and that the marriage was over." SHE "decided to start responding to ads on CL" and expose CLAP to risk of STIs without his knowledge. But when the issue of opening up the marriage is broached, SHE gets insecure and denies CLAP the ability to get his needs met in order to salvage the marriage?

Fuck. That. She's already forced you into the same insecurity she's afraid of. She's continuing to betray you by expecting you to live your life without sexual pleasure. And I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that she will cheat on you again. You haven't been sexually assaulted, but you have been emotionally abused by this garbage can of a human being who chose to use sex as her means of abusing you.

The marriage is over. Don't stay together for the kids. They deserve to grow up seeing what an *actual* happy, healthy relationship looks like, and you can give them that (while she probably ends up repeatedly cheating on the next dude unfortunate enough to end up with her). Start talking to a divorce lawyer. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. This woman is a vile, manipulative piece of shit, and you would do well to cut her out of your life.
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Mar 16 T commented on The New UW Light Rail Station May Be Beautiful, But Is It Practical For Students?.
And people say the children are our future...yikes.
Feb 13 T commented on Returning Column!.
Yeah, I remember high school too.
Jan 4 T commented on Ten Pregrets for 2016.
If the past 5 years have been any indication, one should ALWAYS wait for the full Block Party lineup to be announced first.
Nov 22, 2015 T commented on I, Anonymous.
Sounds like a transplant to me. Sorry it took you another 30 seconds to get to Amazon.