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Al Qaeda Promotes Terrorist Ass Play

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

adithep chokrattanakan / Shutterstock.com I couldn't think of a good way to illustrate this post, so why don't you enjoy this photo of some cute sleeping puppies, instead? Now this, written by Jana Winter and Sharon Weinberger for The...Show More Summary

Lunchtime!: It Takes a Village to Raise a Sandwich

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Every sandwich is an act of trust, which means every sandwich carries with it the possibility for total failure. To make a sandwich, you've got to layer together at least three separate ingredients into a coherent whole. It's trickier...Show More Summary

These Are the Atheist Ten Commandments

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

jorisvo / Shutterstock.com Lo, and the Mythbuster delivered the commandments unto the people by way of a crowdsourcing contest... Boy, it just doesn't have the same ring, does it? You've gotta give the Bible one thing: The ten commandments story is pretty compelling, what with the Moses and the mountaintop and the stone tablets and all. Show More Summary

Worst Name Ever for Best Restaurant

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

auremar/Shutterstock See, the words "silence," "heart," and "nest" in conjunction can cause misunderstandings when placed together. Such as this. This photo of a young couple quarrelling is not what the owners of Silence-Heart-Nest restaurant in Fremont mean. Show More Summary

In the Public Eye, President Obama Has Grown as a Feminist

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pete Souza's Instagram of President Obama wearing a tiara while posing with a Girl Scout troop is getting quite a bit of circulation this week: Pete Souza/White House But I also appreciated this video of Obama at a charity event: Rather...Show More Summary

The Day After at the Christmas Tree Lot

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JG This morning, at Top Banana in Ballard. This morning when I passed the Ballard indie produce stand Top Banana, my nose for hard-hitting news set to smelling: What is the fate of all those unsold Christmas trees? Erik Balderas has worked at Top Banana for 11 years. Show More Summary

The Boxing Day Morning News: Finally, You Can Reserve a Spot on the San Juan Ferry

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Monika Wieland / Shutterstock.com It'll soon be easier to see things like this in the San Juan Islands. You Can Finally Reserve a Spot on the San Juan Islands Ferry: The 21st century has finally come to the most annoying part of every...Show More Summary

Sony Has No Balls and Kim Jong-un Has No Anus, a Review of The Interview

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

W hen Charlie Chaplin's Hitler satire The Great Dictator was in production, the British government announced that it would not allow the film to screen in the country due to an appeasement agreement with Germany. By the release date,...Show More Summary

Three Snapshots of Close Encounters with 206 Hiphop in 2014

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

MACKLEMORE LASER SHABAZZ On the evening of Saturday, April 26, I entered the Pacific Science Center's Laser Dome with three other writers who had participated in a panel discussion at EMP's Pop Conference. We found seats, gossiped aShow More Summary

Kirk Cameron Is the Reason for the Season

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A savior is born! (What? Okay, fine.) Another savior is born! As you celebrate Christmas (or as you enjoy the blissfully Christian-free streets of Seattle today,) remember that you're only enjoying this holiday because Kirk Cameron saved...Show More Summary

Going to the Movies Tonight? Here's What You Should Watch

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It has become a Christmas tradition: after we get sick of our families on Christmas day, Americans of all faiths and non-faiths head to the movies. But the only thing worse than spending time with your racist uncle is skipping out on your racist uncle by accidentally going to a terrible movie. Show More Summary

Jeff Chang's Who We Be Offers a Brief History of Race Representation in Art and Ads, from Family Circus to Trayvon Martin

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JEREMY KEITH VILLALUZ The subject of the first sentence in the first chapter of Who We Be: The Colorization of America is the last person you'd expect to be featured in a book about race in America—Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane....Show More Summary

Everything Is Still Temporary: A Very Personal Year in Music

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This was the year I realized I might not be as "down" with festivals as I used to be. The increasingly full Porta Potties, the increasingly assholeish assholes, the increasingly intense press-pass applications similar to having your teeth pulled, while being audited, at the downtown DMV. Show More Summary

The Muppets' "Carol of the Bells" Is My Only, Lonely Hollerday Jam

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I don't mind the winter solstice hollerdays: The lights can be pretty, but I DO have a deep, boiling hatred for the winter solstice hollerday's soundtrack! I guess it's fitting the darkest day of the year coincides with endless and inescapable...Show More Summary

Your Song of the Day Is Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last week, Emily Nokes asked me what my favorite Christmas song was. I said I didn't have a favorite Christmas song. The truth is, Christmas carols drive me a little bit crazy. When it comes to music, I crave novelty; my idea of hell would be listening to a corporate classic rock station for all eternity. Show More Summary

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of Dec 24

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

FESTA/Shutterstock CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 19): When he was 37 years old, actor Jack Nicholson found out that Ethel May, the woman he had always called his mother, was in fact his grandma. Furthermore, his "older sister" June was actually his mom, who had given birth to him when she was 17. Show More Summary

Two Heartbreaking Stories About Being Gay in Iran

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Borna_Mirahmadian / Shutterstock.com The Iranian flag flies over Tehran. It's not Christmas Eve everywhere. This Vocativ story by Sune Engel Rasmussen about what it's like to be gay in Iran is heartbreaking reading. The weirdest aspect...Show More Summary

Johnny Depp Can't Quite Ruin Into the Woods

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Johnny Depp plays the Wolf, but don’t worry: He’s only there for five minutes and the rest of the movie is surprisingly good. You know how sometimes Johnny Depp will appear on Letterman or wherever in a wide-brimmed hat and stringy hobo...Show More Summary

Three Comics That Will Suck You Into a Whole New Plane of Cartooning Existence

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Drew Weing's Set to Sea is a pirate adventure comic. And it's published by Fantagraphics Books, which usually tends to avoid such easily identifiable genre fictions. So what makes Set to Sea so special? Oh, only everything. The bookShow More Summary

Last Days: Welcome, North Korean Hacker Overlords!

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

HACKED TO DEATH MONDAY, DECEMBER 15 This week of peeping creeps, Uber horror, and a big Cuban surprise kicked off on TV, where tonight The Colbert Report welcomed actor Seth Rogen to promote The Interview, the forthcoming comedy from...Show More Summary

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