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Jul 19 rob! commented on This Charming Ass.
"Bite my tit," Tak said. "The right one. Hard."
Another glorious day in Bellona.
Jul 17 rob! commented on I’m Trying to Stay Excited About the Return of Bloom County.
@9, 10: Wikipedia image URLs usually contain colons, which choke Slog's HTML parser. You can use a bit.ly link as workaround:

http://bit.ly/1LqJRf0
Jul 13 rob! commented on The Morning News: A Plane Is Missing Near Mount Baker, and Atticus Finch Is Racist.
Re: plane crash, the teenage girl was found and is in pretty good shape. http://gawker.com/teen-girl-believed-to-…
Jul 13 rob! commented on The Morning News: A Plane Is Missing Near Mount Baker, and Atticus Finch Is Racist.
@24, "…More pings were detected after that, but officials were not specific about their timing and location." This recent post from Backpacker gives a little more info on how SAR teams use cell-phone signals: http://www.backpacker.com/skills/beginne… It also sounds like they hadn't yet detected any signal from an emergency beacon (which, if present, may have either been destroyed in the crash or not set to activate on impact).
Jul 13 rob! commented on Heat Waves, Open Windows, and an Increase in Burglaries.
"So we called 911 and said non-emergency…" Whaaa?

http://www.seattle.gov/police/contact/ "To report a non-emergency crime that did not just occur, or a nuisance activity, use the non emergency number (206) 625-5011."
Jul 13 rob! commented on The Morning News: A Plane Is Missing Near Mount Baker, and Atticus Finch Is Racist.
All those stories and not a single link to the Seattle Times?! They ARE the paper of record, you know! How can you possibly…

Haha, j/k. Thx CF. I noticed.
Jul 9 rob! commented on Speaking of Seattle Times Stupidity, Did You Hear Who They Endorsed for City Council District 6?.
@23, your link is truncated and non-functional, but looking closely at my bookmarks, I see that slog.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/mobile/ does now immediately redirect to www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog , the latter of which is not a listed subdomain on Quantcast (yet)—so your explanation is likely true.

That said, commenting on Slog is clearly way down (posts with <30 responses frequently make the Most Commented list), many long-time and valued commenters have dropped away, and there's still a lot of disappointment over the bunched departures of Dominic, Goldy, Anna, Paul, Cienna, BJClement, etc. (though joy that they are doing what they want, often in much better situations).

The shift in editorial priorities that likely drove this process is clear to most of us. For any of us to try and distill it into writing would just result in denials and arm-waving. I'd still like Tim and/or Christopher to wax philosophical and comment in an extended way on what they think Slog and The Stranger's place is in the present social and economic environments. They'd get some pushback, some of it probably pretty rude and angry, but also likely regain some lost goodwill.
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