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Watching a Confederate Flag Parade Fender-Bender Is So Satisfying

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The man who recorded this week-old video appears to have been getting some gas when he noticed a parade honoring the confederate flag motoring down the road. At 1:07, right after the cameraman seems to be at his saddest, saying "I don't...Show More Summary

Hillary Made a Playlist Just for Me, So Why Do I Still Feel So Alone?

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I want to know the real soundtrack that's playing in her head. TRINACRIA PHOTO / Shutterstock.com Hillary's been on Twitter for two years. She joined Instagram and Spotify three weeks ago, and Pinterest last week. She's so active onShow More Summary

Surrounded by Protesters, Chris Christie Announces Run for Presidency

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As we have been anticipating for days, Chris Christie, formerly a Republican favorite, currently a wannabe comeback kid, has finally stood behind a lectern at his alma mater, Livingston High School, and announced his run for the presidency. Show More Summary

In Writing News: OED 2015 Adds Photobomb, Cisgender, Sext, Vape, Hot Mess. Plus Is Twitter Better than an MFA for POC?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A photobombing camel, in honor of the OED's inclusion of the word "photobomb" into the lexicon. Dmitri Gomon / shutterstock.com • The Oxford English Dictionary added some new words this June, including cisgender, intersectionality, freegan, hot mess, photobomb, sext, stank, twerk, and vape. Show More Summary

The True Detective Chitty-Chat Club: Starring... Rat Goo!

Did everyone take their anti-depression medication and watch True Detective last night? (I think I'm gonna start doubling up on my meds.) Anyway, it had a—cue clickbait—very SHOCKING ENDING, and we just have to talk about it! Join me for a full recap after the jump, and chime in with your opinionated opinions as well. Show More Summary

How to Keep Your Insufferably Hot House Cool

Oh dear lord, it's hot. ktsdesign/Shutterstock If you live in an air conditioned domicile... MOVE ON, RICHIE RICH! WE HATE YOUR GUTS! Now that the Mitt Romneys have left, let's get to the business of cooling off your insufferably hot house. Show More Summary

Charleston Police Officer Fired for Posting Pic of Himself Wearing Confederate Boxer Shorts on Facebook

Movie poster for The Social Network, a movie based on a book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, about a popular website that has ended the distinction between private space and work space. Columbia Pictures WhatShow More Summary

Peeping Tom Catches Bobby Jindal Announcing His Run For the White House

Jindal will find this spy and give him some of that L'isiana jyustice. Andrew Cline / Shutterstock.com I don't know how I missed that Bobby Jindal announced his run for the presidency yesterday. It could have been because the spy who was hiding in the tree while Jindal made the announcement to his family didn't overnight me the tapes. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Hot Weekend Coming, Plus a Big Supreme Court Decision Upholding Obamacare Subsidies

Weekend temperature forecast: 80s and 90s. Kelly O Gonna Be a Hot Pride: "The Puget Sound area is sizzling its way toward its warmest June on record, with weekend temperatures forecast to reach the low 90s," the Seattle Times reports. Show More Summary

A Video of Light Rail Train Taking 3 Minutes to Travel from Capitol Hill to the University District

University Link light rail train testing from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo. This is what happens when you make a tunnel for trains: it opens ahead of schedule, under the budget, and fucking works. No form of transportation is more irrational, more costly, and more stupid than the car. Show More Summary

The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee Loses Its Confederate Flag

Courtesy CBS As more and more states debate over what to do with that racist historic relic (aka the Confederate flag), there's one place you won't be seeing it anymore... on top of the General Lee. One of the most famous TV cars inShow More Summary

Celebrate Legendary Composer Terry Riley's 80th Birthday with These 5 Classics

Bow down to the master minimalist, 80 years young today. It's innovative minimalist composer Terry Riley's 80th birthday today. While it is optimal to celebrate this American legend's music every day, you should probably devote more time than usual to it on this auspicious occasion. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Says He's "No Wallflower," Plans to Announce White House Bid by Next Week

Chris Christie can make it home with one headlight, but it might take a couple days if he uses the Fort Lee bridge. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Chris Christie plans to announce his official run for the presidency in the coming days, reports Politico. Show More Summary

District Date: Watching Strangers Give Kshama Sawant Money and Praise, Plus Downing Drinks With Her Challengers

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Often I think people are looking for a politically neutral way to deal with this," Council Member Kshama Sawant says about affordable housing. "But there isn't one. The fact is it is a deeply unequal society and if you want to takeShow More Summary

Television Play Moore Theater Tomorrow. Seattle Musicians Channel Their Best Tunes.

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYC's Television plays the PNW tomorrow, Tuesday June 23, Legendary NYC rock band Television play the Moore Theatre tomorrow, Tuesday June 23. They are, of course, responsible for one of the greatest albums ever, Marquee Moon—the Sgt. Show More Summary

In Writing News: Ginsberg's Poem for Bernie, Larkin Gets Honored, and a Shop-Bomb for Edge of the Circle Books

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is probably how happy Bernie looked when Ginsberg wrote,"—aren't the birds frozen Socialists?" Erika J Mitchell / Shutterstock.com • Allen Ginsberg wrote a poem for Bernie Sanders back in 1986, and it’s the kind of Ginsberg I like,...Show More Summary

In Music News: No '1989' for Apple Music, Spotify's Rewinding Your Taste, "New" Pavement Tracks

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Taylor Swift gives a final kiss-off to all streaming services. Featureflash / Shutterstock.com • Apple promised us everything—even the Taylor Swift catalogue that she pulled from Spotify—but they couldn't deliver. Apple execs and Swift's...Show More Summary

The Mental Health of Dylann Storm Roof Doesn't Matter

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The deadly and racist ideas that Dylann Storm Roof subscribed to aren't "crazy." They're common. rorem / shutterstock.com Even if, as Newsweek's Matthew Lysiak pointed out today, Dylann Storm Roof was "taking a drug that has been linked...Show More Summary

It's Basically Carnival at Seattle Art Museum Until 11 Tonight

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There's a big party at Seattle Art Museum tonight for the opening of Disguise: Masks and Global African Art (7 to 11 pm)—and seven (!) of the young contemporary artists featured in the exhibition are doing live performances tonight, and only tonight. Show More Summary

Brian Brown Suggests Terry and I Stole Our Son From His Biological Parents

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brian Brown, the head of the National Organization for Marriage, spoke yesterday at an anti-gay conference hosted by anti-gay pastor Jim Garlow at his anti-gay church. A lot of anti-gay assholes had a lot of anti-gay things to say at this anti-gay conference. Show More Summary

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