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Apr 16, 2014 el ganador commented on Have We Reached Peak Beard?.
My beard gets me so laid so often that any suggestion to remove it is never seriously considered. Even if it's a trend about to go into decline, the massive beard has been good to me.

I grew up in the 70s/80s when the prevailing thought was "a man with a beard is hiding something". In my aged wisdom I realize that the dick who said that probably couldn't grow a beard, and was compensating for his own shit.

We won't have hit peak beard until we've got some Rutherford B. Hayes beard action going on in the White House again.
Mar 14, 2014 el ganador commented on Tom Douglas Talks About How a $15 Minimum Wage Would Affect His Restaurants.
...not an entirely fair comparison, but....

We were just in Sydney, Australia for two weeks, where tipping is largely absent for restaurant staff and cabbies, because the minimum wage is $16.37 AUD per hour. The cost of living in Sydney is high - reminded me of SF or NYC - but there was absolutely no shortage of restaurants and pubs.

I think a salient point here is that if we do this, maybe we lose X% of existing restaurants - but maybe they get replaced with better performing establishment. There was no shortage of small pubs and indie bistros in Sydney who seemed to have figured out how to stay in business.

Interesting look at Australian wage law, including pay for youth and apprentices: http://mywage.org.au/main/salary/minimum….
Jan 30, 2014 el ganador commented on SL Letter of the Day: Fucking the Boss, Take 2.
The LW should fuck his boss, take lots of pictures, and then send them to us with graphic descriptions of how it went down.

Blah blah, harassment, blah, but mostly I want to hear about the smoking hot sex throwdown that's fated to occur for these two.
Dec 31, 2013 el ganador commented on The Last Morning News of 2013.
Bertha is almost certainly stuck on an enormous glacial boulder that is functionally unremoveable, and will require re-drawing the entire route. Or, you know, abandon the machine and start over, ala Brightwater. Or abandon the entire tunnel. Whatever.
Dec 17, 2013 el ganador commented on The Obamacare Site Needs the Old Microsoft Touch.
I think DelBene is a great choice for this, but like @4, I worry that time will be wasted attempting to rearchitect the entire site off of LAMP and onto a .NETish backend.
Nov 4, 2013 el ganador commented on The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club!.
Erm...it's a trivial point, but Carol wasn't married to Merle - she was married to some other boring, abusive white guy. Also, we don't know that the skinny weird shoulder-dislocated dude is dead - i'm betting Carol teams up with him at some point.
Oct 16, 2013 el ganador commented on Senator Booker.
@4, if he's a stone cold foxy black GAY bachelor, I'm voting for him for President....of my bed!! Oh, and also POTUS.
Oct 3, 2013 el ganador commented on Wendy Davis Is Running for Governor of Texas.
8 points back with a margin of +/- 3.7. So damn near a dead heat on day one. I think she's got a chance. Throw in a strong Latino campaign and GOTV and she's got a chance.
Sep 13, 2013 el ganador commented on Why Did Star Trek Into Darkness Suck?.
I liked it well enough, gaping plot holes notwithstanding. I am, however, becoming already weary of this whole alternate timeline with Vulcan gone and through which we'll see every original Star Trek episode re-done thing. I'm ready for them to skip to the fix where the timeline is put right, and then the TNG reboot happens...
Jul 12, 2013 el ganador commented on A Boeing 787 Caught Fire in London.
I'm not saying they're cursed because they turned their back on Seattle and Washington State with the Chicago move, but.....oh, wait.....I am saying that. Cursed! Cursedy McCursed, Mayor of Cursedville!