commented on How Safeco Field Can Improve Attendance
Things that the Mariners did that made baseball less fun: ban certain garments (e.g. NY sucks), encourage a 'family friendly' atmosphere, kick out people for heckling opposing teams. They drove away their hardcore fans, the very people that made baseball games fun for the rest of us, because the product just isn't very compelling. Magical moments can occur, but they're magical specifically because of their rarity, not their content. The rest of the time the game really needs the diehard fans in the stadium to keep the rest of us entertained. The odds of witnessing a great game are low, and even then 80% of the excitement comes in the last few innings.
Other things that happened to baseball: beer tastings, pub quizzes, board games, xbox live, netflix. There are so many better, cheaper ways to spend a weekday night, with or without your friends, than there were 10-15 years ago.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Porn Conundrum
@20 The feds have lots of reasons to raid your DVD collection, like if you're friends with an anarchist or protesting Monsanto or growing tomatoes in your greenhouse or even just living somewhere with an address somewhat similar to a suspected drug dealer's.
commented on Apps Are the New Dot.Com
Maybe someone should make an app that crowd sources liquor prices & selections at various locations.
Based on the article a little ways down the page that would be useful.