Oct 30, 2014 --MC commented on State Representative Roger Freeman, 48, Has Died.
Too young!
Oct 15, 2014 --MC commented on The Fairest of Fairport Convention, Again.
And don't forget, Richard Thompson in Kirkland on the 24th! Go see if he plays "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" again!
Oct 1, 2014 --MC commented on The Songs of the Day Are Weed Anthems.
What about "Pammy's On A Bummer" by Sonny Bono? He sounds outraged as he tells us that the girl in the song has started smoking BOT. "She started smoking BOT!"
Sep 25, 2014 --MC commented on The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire Is Dead.
@4 -- U and non-U. Right, I had it wrong.

I recommend Jessica Mitford's book "Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking", which is both entertaining as hell and full of very useful advice for aspiring crusading journalists.
Sep 24, 2014 --MC commented on The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire Is Dead.
Two-thirds? Dan, you are forgetting the two best Mitfords: Nancy, the cold-eyed assessor of twentieth century A culture in the UK, author of "Love In A Cold Climate"; and Jessica, the great left-wing writer (who coined the terms A and non-A), the scourge of the American funeral industry.
Sep 18, 2014 --MC commented on From the Archives: Worrying About Growth in Seattle, in 1999.
Great Tad cover!
Sep 5, 2014 --MC commented on Another Seattle Restaurant Oldie Is Gone.
I loved it. It was always a good time, always came away from the place with a story. I loved being able to order pasta and tacos simultaneously. The people working there seemed like family members from a branch of the family nobody told you about. It was like stepping into somebody's home, whereas going into places like Barrio are like going to the Cheesecake Factory in terms of personality. I am sad Bruno's is gone.
Sep 3, 2014 --MC commented on SL Letter of the Day: Hate the Game.
I get it. It's a funny phrase, like Lola Heatherton on the old SCTV show saying "I want to bear your children!" at random and inappropriate intervals. It's silly ... if you're in on the joke.

I sprung a thing like that on a sheltered friend once. I had a friend in high school who was completely Mormon, and we took her out to lunch one afternoon -- stopping along the way to torch a joint. She completely withdrew and never spoke to any of us again. Young people can be insensitive and forget to watch out for others, it happens. I do think the other girl might be carrying it too far forward though. Maybe she plays it up to keep her parents concerned for her?
Aug 29, 2014 --MC commented on Google's Secret Drone Delivery Program Revealed.
Another step toward living in Phil Dick world. He predicted in one novel, can't think of it, flying drones that would buzz around people as they walked through their cities, blasting advertising at them.
Aug 25, 2014 --MC commented on Hey, Y'all, Let's Watch Wattstax.
I saw this on PBS one evening and Pryor was bleeped so many times it was like he was doing a Morse Code impression.