Dec 30, 2015
commented on We Regret These Errors
Oddly, The Man In The High Castle doesn't seem to have any trouble filming in readily identifiable locations in Seattle (and passing them off as both New York City *and* San Francisco).
Nov 25, 2015
commented on New Column!
If only we'd elected Pamela Banks, she could have fixed this all with a $200-plate community prayer breakfast.
Oct 26, 2015
commented on Why Does Equal Rights Washington Want Seattle's LGBT Community to Vote for Pamela Banks?
Well now the question of "how the hell did anti-gay Republican State Rep Linda Kochmar get a hold of the email address I only ever gave to ERW?" has an answer: they went belly up and sold their entire email address book to anyone who was buying. (Which is exactly the reason behind why I give nearly every website a different email address.)
Jun 21, 2015
commented on Prince in Space
While I completely agree that, if nothing else, The Fifth Element took Tucker well out of his typical zone (and I disagree that the movie is completely garbage -- it introduced us to the lovely Milla Jovovich, gave us yet another amazingly rich villain played by Gary Oldman, and even had room for a small role played by elder Bilbo Baggins himself), I don't see where Tucker's character Ruby Rhod blurred any sexual lines. Sure, maybe his costuming isn't a three piece suit, and next to Willis' burly, hairy-chest, Action Man maleness, it shows up as very distinct, but Rhod's character is 100% straight, baby; he exudes girl-friendly sexiness, particularly in his seduction of the stewardess. This is an unidentified future, and fashions change. Take the 1970s, when it was fashionable for straight men to look like gay men; take the 1770s, when men wore powdered wigs and makeup and foppishness and dandyism were the order of the day, and it's pretty clear (to me, anyway) that this arbitrary line of masculinity and femininity that Charles seems to be unable to let go of after all these years is just that -- arbitrary, and nowhere written in stone for eternity. Not just for the future, but even for the past.