Apr 25, 2016 Jaymz commented on Obama Tone Policing Black Lives Matter.
There is content and there is delivery - either can distract from the other. It is a receptive balance of those two characteristics that creates true communication. In this case, it seems that the true audience is not the stated recipient, but those who can overhear on each side - "preaching to the choir".
Mar 16, 2016 Jaymz commented on The New UW Light Rail Station May Be Beautiful, But Is It Practical For Students?.
@18 - hey raindrop, just checked and my avatar is AWOL as well. I hope they are having a good time....
Feb 25, 2016 Jaymz commented on Yes, It's True that Lately I Have Been Eating Campbell's Pub-Style Chicken Pot Pie Soup and I Weirdly Like It.
Campbell's Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder, with some sriracha sauce, is a staple for me... can't vouch for the others. Don't let the rabble get to you, Christopher - eat what you like.
Feb 16, 2016 Jaymz commented on Bernie's More Popular than Ever, So Why Is He Still Losing So Badly?.
We are not just voting for a President, we are voting for an administration. The devil is in the details, and a Republican administration would castrate any chance for equality and justice during the next 4/8 years. I plan to vote Democrat, no matter what, but Bernie can't win a national election. He can remain a beacon for progress, just not as president.
Jan 26, 2016 Jaymz commented on First Hill Streetcar Is Slow but Aesthetically Satisfying.
Rail needs to have a dedicated right of way, and the ability to control intersection traffic signals if the rail cars are on the same grade as vehicle traffic, to be effective, otherwise it's just a line of attached buses with steel wheels. The cute factor will wear off soon enough.
Jan 26, 2016 Jaymz commented on My Neighbor Is a News Junkie So I Thought He'd Love Getting a Print Copy of Seattle Times and New York Times.
I have a weekend subscription to The Seattle Times and read the actual "paper" then, but during the week I read that paper online - the actual paper online, meaning the print replica with all of the ads and the articles in the same format as the dead tree edition. More convenient on the iPad or computer, but with the same "look". I want to support the concept of a newspaper, hence the subscription.
Jan 15, 2016 Jaymz commented on Saying Good-Bye to Mama's.
I worked in three different buildings close by in the '80s and went to Mama's frequently but trailed off; took a long time client there just a few months ago knowing it would close - same place, exactly. Oh well, time and so forth...
Jan 5, 2016 Jaymz commented on Majority of Americans Want Gun Control; Majority of Republicans Want Checks from the NRA.
It's actually quite simple: Anything President Obama wants, the Republicans are against. If President Obama asked for a second piece of pie after dinner, they would scream "over-reaching!"
Nov 25, 2015 Jaymz commented on How Do You Tell a Joke in Portland, Oregon?.
If the preacher makes a point, then pounds on the pulpit and turns to the choir and shouts "can I get an Amen!?" and gets silence (and the hook) instead, he's in the wrong church....

Yeah, maybe the crowd was on board, and the proprietors were quick on the trigger, but we'll never really know, so this smacks of "poor me" a year later. I like the comments above about looking in the mirror when crafting comedy.
Nov 20, 2015 Jaymz commented on The "Seattle Speedball" Is Now Actually a Thing.
Have to agree that the term "speedball" is a total turnoff for me - since I enjoy my coffee buzz, maybe something like "weedbuzz" or "buzzweed" would be better, or even "javaganga". Can't really see co-opting a term that has killed so many....