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May 20 nullbull commented on Macklemore Responds to the Costume Controversy.
We are so addicted to righteous indignation.
May 20 nullbull commented on I Stopped by the Costume Shop Where Macklemore Says He Got That Costume, and That Is Not a Witch Nose.
You're right, it's not a witch nose. The Witch one is the EXACT SAME MOLD but with a wart on it, making it magically less anti-semitic to wear. I'm sure when they shit these out of a factory in China, they take slightly more satisfaction in stamping latex with a mold WITHOUT a wart, because then they know they are really sticking it to the secret Jewish cabal that runs the world's banking system from their underground lair.

If everyone has either lapsed into a coma or OD'd on righteous indignation at this point, can we all go back to caring about non-manufactured problems?
May 20 nullbull commented on I'm Jewish, I Was at the Macklemore Show, and Here's What I Saw.
Ironic that the picture on the package for the fake nose he appears to be wearing from the store his people got it at has a picture of sheikh on it. But it's called "Sheikh / Fagin nose," making it a caricature of or offensive to Arabs and Jews simultaneously. Also, image searches reveal the nose used in devil costumes, witches, and Sheikhs. Nary a Jew in sight, not even the offensive caricature Fagin. Of course, now pictures of Macklemore are trending up.

The same actual nose mold is used for a witch, they just add a wart. The shit these out of a factory in China somewhere, and I seriously doubt even the manufacturer has the intention to caricature Jews with their nose mold design.

Not surprisingly, few if any Arabs are pissed here, nor are there many theatric makeup artists discussing the finer points of the Sheikh/Fagin/Woochie nose, and its relative merits for devil, sheikh costumes, weird demon thingy costumes (which all it appears to be used for, ya know, theatrically) and its pairing with big fake chins, horns, skin lesions, etc.

Dumb move, purely stupidly accidental by all appearances, and a total over-reaction by plenty of people.
May 9 nullbull commented on Police Beat: A Pit Bull and a Gun.
@4 - hasn't been to Columbia City with eyes open in 10+ years
May 9 nullbull commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
@78 I am very sorry for your stepmother, but according to traffic statistics about real accidents resulting in injury, property damage, or death, her circumstance is an incredibly tragic and unlikely exception.

In a world where our ability to enforce is not unlimited and violations are far, far greater in number than is safe for users of the road, we have to ask ourselves - where is the biggest problem? Not the newest problem or the most popular thing called a problem. The biggest problem. That is a question with a clear answer. Based on decades of stats about who is killing or hurting whom.

If every cyclist were a saint tomorrow, almost nothing would change. If every driver stopped texting, JUST TEXTING, thousands of lives would be saved in the next month.
May 9 nullbull commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
@71 - yes they can hurt peds. But do they and how much?
May 9 nullbull commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
If you're worried about this law (coming to a complete stop) may I recommend enforcing it by sitting at a particular intersection where I know people break this law all day long, every day?

It's the one with the stop sign at it.

If you don't know who to target for enforcement, start with the population of road users that is already responsible for the overwhelming majority of deaths, injuries and property damage that results from breaking this law all day every day.
May 9 nullbull commented on The Morning News: New Skyscraper Downtown, Bumbershoot's Lineup, and Jerry Manning's Memorial.
Helloooooo foot and/or high heel fetish! Project much, Mr. Architect.

And yes, I presume Mr. Architect, because, dude...
May 5 nullbull commented on Suddenly Pharrell's Obnoxious "Happy" Isn't So Bad.
Finally, a cat worth owning.
May 5 nullbull commented on Live from the Seattle City Council's First Hearing on a Minimum Wage Hike!.
@5 - the fact that you believe this economy is some kind of highly attuned meritocracy is just unforgivably ignorant of the real world and how it works. CEOs did work hard. But by in large they were born into the right families first. Insert your "I know of one or 5 counter-examples" here, but the data simply don't lie. With few exceptions, luck and Generational wealth, NOT hard work are the determining factors in whether or not you're a CEO or similar later in life.

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