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Free Lunch
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Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Now Open: A Neat-Sounding "Experimental" Brewpub in Georgetown.
@4 - No joke.

According to Wikipedia, Georgetown is "bounded on the north by the mainlines of the BNSF." This restaurant is a good mile north of that boundary.

Between King and Spokane streets, it's SoDo.

Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on HBO Might One Day Allow Me to Purchase a Subscription to HBO.
@9 - Get an XBox 360. I have one, and I've yet to play a game on it. I got it for watching TV shows on the internet.

It has a great HBO2Go app. I use it instead of cable even though I have HBO, mainly because the on-demand user interface is fantastic. Its Netflix app is also a great experience (as is the MLB app, as I mentioned above).

I don't have Hulu, so I haven't used it, but they have an app for that as well.

Plus, it's all HD and hooked up to your TV, so none of this watching-TV-on-a-laptop bullshit.

You can get a refurb at Game Stop for $150. Cheaper than a a laptop, anyway.
Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on HBO Might One Day Allow Me to Purchase a Subscription to HBO.
I'm surprised HBO didn't do this earlier.

For example, cable companies currently pay the MLB millions to offer their premium packages, but that doesn't stop the MLB from selling their subscription a-la-carte via the Internet, and for much cheaper.

For example, DirectV charges $200 for the season, and the MLB charges $130. And you actually get a far better TV experience with the latter - if you have an XBox, at least.

I mean, what are cable companies going to do? Drop HBO in protest?
Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Good Christian Michele Bachmann Wants to Stop Obamacare from Literally Killing Kids.
@2 - I've seen dozens of Oatmeal comics, and this is literally the first funny one I've seen. (I figured there was a reason people like them.)
Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Alaska Is On a Teabaggy Roll.
Oil industry: "Well, I was planning to drill there anyway, but... Thanks!"
Mar 22, 2013 Free Lunch commented on After Howard Schultz's Strong Support of Marriage Equality, Are You More Likely to Go to Starbucks?.
You don't have to buy their crappy coffee to show support (if you are so inclined). I like their version of the energy drink: "Starbucks Refreshers." It's the only one I've found that doesn't taste like a chemical factory.

They also have a ready-made egg-salad sandwich that's excellent for when I'm looking for a quick lunch. (There are three Starbucks in my office building, so...)
Mar 20, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Do You Want Me to Have Healthcare With That? Why Raising Restaurant Prices in Seattle Will Not End Society as We Know It.
@40 - Sounds like you are overtipping these 20/30 year-olds who don't buy insurance NOW, based on your logic @36. Either that or you just completely contradicted yourself.

You should punish these uninsured waiters with shitty tips now, since now or later they aren't using your tip to buy insurance.
Mar 20, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Do You Want Me to Have Healthcare With That? Why Raising Restaurant Prices in Seattle Will Not End Society as We Know It.
@36 - Your logic is flawed if you assume your tip currently pays for health insurance. I don't know a single waiter or bartender who has health insurance. The author of this post is an outlier - I assume due to his disease.

Maybe before you reduce your tip once their employer insures them, you should ask them if they were paying for health insurance themselves before.

Or hell, reduce your tip now, since it's a safe assumption that your tip is going toward rent, food, smokes, and booze, but not health insurance.
Mar 20, 2013 Free Lunch commented on Sally Clark Says I'm Trying to "Intimidate" the City Council.
Dominic -

Without the link, your article would have read "...according to King County property records, they own a house valued near $1 million." Source cited and everything.

If your aim wasn't to intimidate, wouldn't that text WITHOUT the link have made the exact point that you claim over and over was your only intention?

That you respond with pearl-clutching shock that anyone would construe as intimidation publishing the address and photo of someone's HOME makes you look ridiculously dense or completely disingenuous.

And then splitting hairs between linking and publishing - and THEN equating publishing the link to readers Googling it themselves (LOL!) - doesn't make your claim look any less ridiculous.

You fucked up, Dominic. Just own it, and maybe actually learn a lesson this time around.
Mar 20, 2013 Free Lunch commented on The Most Ridiculous, Useless Kitchen Gadget Ever Invented.
"And what makes Rollie eggs really great is their new easy-to-eat shape!"

Yes, because that's the problem with normal eggs: they're so hard to eat.
 
 

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