The Striking Viking
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I'm a big scandinavian looking fellow, hence the nickname I've lived in Seattle most of… more »

Jun 27, 2014 The Striking Viking commented on Transformers: Age of Extinction: Did I Mention It's Got Robot Dinosaurs In It?.
I think Paul has touched on the only way to review a Michael Bay movie: with one long run-on sentence with lots of parentheticals and exclamation points, because Michael Bay movies are the run-on sentences of cinema.
Apr 21, 2014 The Striking Viking commented on Where Do You Stand on Powdered Alcohol?.
Just waiting for the first report of someone getting Alcohol Poisoning from trying to do lines of alcohol.
Apr 8, 2014 The Striking Viking commented on Joe Mande Hates "Same Love".
It wasn't so much an act of bravery to make a song about homosexual rights in our current society (Seattle or elsewhere), but it was a bit ballsy in the context of the hip-hop community. That, I think, was the big deal. While I hesitate to make broad generalizations about a whole genre, Hip-hop on the national stage is full of macho heterosexual posturing...this was the departure Macklemore was making.
Dec 11, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on "There Is an Area of Town for Degenerates and an Area of Town for the Working Class".
@7 OMG I just entered this thread to mention that very same episode. It seemed like kind of a silly episode at the time, but it seems to be becoming increasingly relevant.
Dec 5, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on President Obama on Nelson Mandela.
I'm genuinely pretty upset by this today. It came as an especial shock since just last night I was thinking about him a lot, about how phenomenal a human being he was, and about how horrible it would be to lose him.
Jul 3, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on Military Coup in Egypt.
I'm a little worried about potential violent backlash from the Muslim Brotherhood (from all reports they are piiiiiissed) especially because a good friend of mine, a petite American girl, is flying out for Egypt tomorrow :-/
Jul 3, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on On Dance-Floor Dick-Punching and Bad Pick-Up Technique.
She's a friend, and a coworker, and her name is Molly McIsaac (not McIvans)...says it right there in the blog :P
Jun 25, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on This Is What Tush! Burlesque @ Olympia's Capitol Theater Looked Like.
I recall this piece by Dan a few years back, in which he compares the Cabaret/Burlesque popularity to the drag show bubble of the 90's...where the market is saturated with sooooo many shows that the vast majority of them are kind of crap, a few are mediocre, and only a handfull are really worth seeing.

I used to work the door, and before that I was a regular, at the Can Can down in the Market. The in-house troupe, the Castaways, put on by far and away some of the best Cabaret/Burlesque shows I've seen. They bring a lot of creativity, talent, and new ideas to an old and formulaic genre. This piece by Brendan Kiley does a good job of explaining why they are so good.

In stark contrast some of the guest troupes during weeknights kind of fell flat, and boobies alone are not enough to drive a good show (as we used to say at the door, "If you're just looking for boobs, go across the street to Deja Vu.") and there are only so many ways you can take off your clothes to music before it becomes dull.
Jun 14, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on Lynn Shelton's Next Film Features NO HOT LEZZIE ACTION.
This brought me to mind of this photo for some reason...
Feb 20, 2013 The Striking Viking commented on Lunchtime Quickie: Real Or Fake?.
He's balancing on a piece of rebar or steel sticking out of the ground at an angle...hence the bounce when he stops pushing up.