Re: This Is Seattle; The Data Will Not Save You

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Jesus, dude. Pacing. Are you snorting Adderall or something?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:21 AM
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Kid is napping, no time, gotta roll, can't stop.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:22 AM
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1000 comments is yesterday's accomplishment. 100 posts is the new black.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:23 AM
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Are The Atlantic and Slate trying to out-suck each other?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:24 AM
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I think ogged hates that he put up embedded tweets and wants to push them off the first scroll.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:26 AM
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Huh. I read the post title and the beginning of the post and assumed the link would be to this article about Seattle restaurants are closing, but whose "to be sure" grafs note that a bunch of restaurants are opening, too.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:29 AM
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Anyway, that last storm was major suck. We had a perfect spring one-two punch: two inches of rain followed by a windstorm, with predictable results for big old trees. Also, the wind peeled some scaffolding off a building.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:30 AM
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While everybody's too confused by the poststorm to figure out where to comment, let me just say that the new Kendrick Lamar album is so goddamned amazing that whatever glowing review you are reading is still way underselling it.
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Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:33 AM
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Just this once it would be nice for an embedded tweet to work in the comments.

GOODNIGHT AND GO FUCK YOURSELF

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) March 16, 2015

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:33 AM
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Good enough.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:34 AM
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I had these fleeting fantasies of living in Portland before I remembered it had the same grey-drizzle-drives-you-mad problem.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:48 AM
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The only times I've ever been in Seattle, for a couple of three-day stretches, it has been not-rainy and beautiful!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:51 AM
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new Kendrick Lamar album

This might be the whitest thing ever written, but I've learned that when some recommends hip-hop, I can appreciate it much more if I skip listening and just read the lyrics. And so, Mr. Apostropher, sir, that is a fine album, and I thank you for the recommendation.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 8:55 AM
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We're having Portland's leftover weather today. We should be having Kelowna's.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:04 AM
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13: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/kendrick-lamar-to-pimp-a-butterfly-review


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:09 AM
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We're not even having Portland's weather, apart from a couple of Pineapple Express storms. It's been weirdly sunny, and there's almost no snowpack in the mountains—the ground is clear in places where you normally can't hike until July, and one of the big ski areas on Hood didn't even open this year.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:10 AM
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... pacing?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:11 AM
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Snow on the passes, rain in the valleys all day, highs mid 50s.

So, smart people, what's the deal with the snow geese having a mass cholera die off?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:17 AM
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I thought the drizzle would get to me in Vancouver, but then I got used to it, which probably means it got to me and crushed my spirit and I just determined to make do. Also, not living in a cold basement after the first year helped. I'd be fine moving back, or to Portland or Seattle.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:22 AM
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I rather like the PNW.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 9:41 AM
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That map - I live in the small blob in NY/PA that's drier that Seattle. My city is also notoriously grey and dreary; no one would claim that our weather is better than NYC or Boston.


Posted by: Sarabeth | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 10:34 AM
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Almost peripherally on topic: I know some of you have contributed to one or another of Darcy Burner's campaigns. Did you all get spammed by her request to contribute to her 10 year-old son's Kickstarter campaign? Darcy, WTF? Are you trying to prove Ari right?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 10:40 AM
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Happy St. Paddy's, knecht.
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Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 10:45 AM
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I feel like I am being crudely caricatured by certain of the commenters here.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 11:55 AM
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He doesn't like just ANY boobs people.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 11:55 AM
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I do.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 12:05 PM
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Crude caricature of knecht is precisely accurate portrait of apo.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 12:07 PM
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23: I think you just melted down the CPU of a republican feminist paper. Certain of my colleagues would not know whether to shit themselves from laughter or from indignation


Posted by: C. P. Scott | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 1:22 PM
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also, conflating all precip with rain is dumb & should make Bostonians extra scornful this year. Also also for ecosystems precip net of evaporation matters more.

Also also also, if everyone wants to think Seattle is mildly comic and not consider moving here, that would be fine too.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:02 PM
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Born and raised in western Washington and deeply attached to the place, but good lord it's nice to live somewhere where a major portion of the rain is conveniently scheduled between midnight and 5 am.


Posted by: DaveLHI | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:07 PM
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Camelot?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:37 PM
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Wasn't that Gaia in the latter Foundation?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:40 PM
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Nah, just "evening and mauka showers."


Posted by: DaveLHI | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:50 PM
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I never read that but I remember watching Richard Harris singing about when it was allowed to rain.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:52 PM
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He went on to play an extremely wooden Dumbledore.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-17-15 6:55 PM
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Looks like Seattle is about as rainy as the drier parts of Ireland. Complainers should live in Galway for a while to see what rainy is. OTOH Galway is great and people who go there to live only leave reluctantly.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 03-18-15 11:09 AM
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18: I think the problem with snow geese and cholera is they shit where they eat. It's a wonder the problem isn't more general.


Posted by: Grant | Link to this comment | 03-18-15 11:14 AM
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apostropher gets it exactly right in comment 8.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 3:38 PM
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Now I run the game got the whole world talkin'. King Kunta!

This album is so good it's making my head spin.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-26-15 10:20 AM
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Wait, we're talking about To Pimp A Butterfly? It is for really for real insanely good. I can't think of another similarly good hip hop *album* -- start to finish -- since I dunno, forever, maybe 36 Chambers (though keep in mind that I like most 35-45 year old whiteys kinda tuned out of hip hop after about 2000). Best of all unlike 98% of critically acclaimed pop music out there these days it actually feels new and not like nostalgia music.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-26-15 10:30 AM
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This might be the whitest thing ever written, but I've learned that when some recommends hip-hop, I can appreciate it much more if I skip listening and just read the lyrics. And so, Mr. Apostropher, sir, that is a fine album, and I thank you for the recommendation.


Posted by: marahanjas | Link to this comment | 12-10-16 2:39 AM
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This might be the whitest thing ever written, but I've learned that when some recommends hip-hop, I can appreciate it much more if I skip listening and just read the lyrics. And so, Mr. Apostropher, sir, that is a fine album, and I thank you for the recommendation.


Posted by: marahanjas | Link to this comment | 12-10-16 2:40 AM
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28: also very much enjoyed "The Craic We Had The Day We Died For Ireland".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12-10-16 4:10 AM
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