losing the war on fun.

Feb 28, 2015 LEE. commented on The "Woo Girls" Street Artist Is Not Hiding from Anyone.
Can I go ahead and infer that the people here who are harping on him only living in Seattle for 4 years are also people who don't have a dog in this fight?
Feb 17, 2015 LEE. commented on It’s So Warm, People Are in the Park with Flip-Flops, Shorts, and… Torso Parts!??.
I was wearing shorts yesterday. Me. Shorts...of course I have a protective boot on my leg and am in a wheelchair.... Because I broke my ankle actually. It's good that kid didn't break their ankle.
Feb 15, 2015 LEE. commented on Drunk of the Week.
I've never meant in more than I do now:

Feb 10, 2015 LEE. commented on I, Anonymous.
The people defending Yelp here are clearly Yelpers, because no same human being would otherwise bother defending it. I'm not judging you people today though, just asking that you help bring the concept to full fruition; until we can Yelp about other people I feel like all of this is just navel gazing bullshit.
Feb 8, 2015 LEE. commented on I, Anonymous.

yeah, the small-to-moderate amount of power hasn't gone to your head at all.
Feb 8, 2015 LEE. commented on The Best Part of Jupiter Ascending Is the Paperwork.
Seeing previews for the film, it looked interesting up until they inevitably cut away to a brief line mumbled by Redmayne's character that totally brings me out of it. I understand that one of the points of film previews is to establish that "this is a bad guy", but I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be be tipping their hand so far as to let the audience know how badly the actor is hamming it up.

Sean Bean's character's daughter coughs in manner suggesting she'll soon be sick, but it's never addressed again? Are you sure that in the Wachowski's quest to appeal to Americans, they didn't start borrowing ideas from The Room?
Feb 6, 2015 LEE. commented on Lindy West's This American Life Piece Prompts Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to Promise Action Against Online Abuse.

I kind of assumed besides shitty teenagers or guys in their mid 20's mad at life, it's just the same hundred or so trolls on every website. If you shut down the monkey exhibit because they won't stop jacking off in front of visitors, there's still the rest of the zoo to check out.
Feb 4, 2015 LEE. commented on Republican Senator Bravely Takes Stand Against Forcing Employees to Wash Their Hands.
@33's almost as if they might want people to read the entire piece to get a complete story rather than reacting to a headline. crazy, I know.
Feb 2, 2015 LEE. commented on Have You Ever Tried a $58 Bottle of Beer? We Went to Stout and Did It for You (with Photos). pointed out above in other comments, this beer retails for $20-25, meaning that wholesale cost is about $17. That means $58 is well within the standard 300-400% that bars mark up their beers. Sure, it seems high, but I'd expect you'd be paying that much money for a bottle of BA Old Rasptutin in any on-premise establishment. This isn't some twisted development in the age of our Condo Overlords. Quinn's Pub and Stumbling Monk and Pine Box have had high-prices beers on their bottle lists for years.

These aren't things people buy day-to-day usually. Usually they're bought to share in dinner parties, like wines. It's also likely the bar only was allotted a single case of this beer since that's what most buyers tell me when they get some BAOR in stock.

Stop freaking out about craft beers being indicative of classism. Start getting freaked out about what happens to our economy when the craft beer bubble bursts. At the moment, they're one of the few things America is actually producing.
Jan 29, 2015 LEE. commented on Watch Seattle Police Pepper Spray Teacher Jesse Hagopian on MLK Day.

it's funny to see a person call someone chicken shit while being afraid to actually spell the word out because ________.

I didn't see the previous video from the other angle until just now. the cops just bathed that man in pepper spray. he was awkwardly trying to get away from them, but wasn't moving fast enough due to pain/disorientation/temporary blindness so they kept dousing him before throwing him on the ground. these people are nothing but bullies with badges and guns. it would take massive reforms on multiple levels of government before I would ever view a police officer as a station worthy of respect.