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Gong Founder, Poet and "Space Whisperer" Gilly Smyth Has Died. We Won't See Her Like Again

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Gilli Smyth, now off to the castle in the clouds. Gilli Smyth, vocalist for English/French prog-psych band Gong, has died at 83 after a long illness. Sometimes performing under the name Shakti Yoni, Smyth was known for her echo-laden "space whisper," wide array of personae, and surrealistically poetic lyrics. Show More Summary

EOD: Wu-Tang Clan and the Beatles Come Together For Some New Mash-Ups

by Dave Segal You won't believe how well ODB and "Piggies" bump. British producer Tom Caruana has created his second collection of Wu-Tang Clan/Beatles mashups, titled Leftovers & Demos. It's the follow-up to 2010's Enter the Magical...Show More Summary

Photos, Video: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Was Super Mario At Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

In a real power up move, Tokyo's 2020 Olympics team stole the thunder from the Rio Olympics closing ceremony by unveiling a promotional film that showed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveling from Tokyo to Rio as Super Mario, through a pipe—and then appearing at the Maracana Stadium in a Super Mario costume and cap. [ more › ]

Former Firehouses - Reused, Renovated, Awaiting New Life

I received the following list from a friend in the St. Louis Fire Department that includes 11 retired firehouses that are still standing as of publishing: No. 1 - 2411 McNair Avenue, 63104, Benton Park neighborhood (Built 1872) No. 3 - 3648 S. Show More Summary

Trump Statue Artists: "America Wants to See His Tax Returns. INDECLINE Wants to Know If He Has a Small Dick"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sean Nelson I can belly believe how much I hate this goddamn statue. Gothamist has an interview with a representative of INDECLINE, the putative "anarchist collective" responsible for the Trump statues that I, for one, can't stop thinking/reading/talking about. Show More Summary

Science News: Coral Reefs Desperate for More Fish Piss, Jill Stein Exaggerates Sea Level Rise

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck The shaky science of Jill Stein continues. BART.GOV Did Jill Stein Inaccurately Tweet About Sea Level Rise?: Climate scientists are questioning Jill Stein’s recent tweet that “12.3M Americans could lose their homes due to a sea level rise of 9ft by 2050.”, saying that the figure exceeds even extreme estimates. Show More Summary

What's So Funny About the Naked Trump Statue?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Portrait of a self-portrait with dick pic. RS People in real life and on the internet are going nuts over the nutless statue of Donald Trump, which appeared in a handful of cities all across the U.S. The plaque at the statue's feet reads, "The Emperor has No Balls" I got excited. Show More Summary

Butch Walker talks ‘Stay Gold,’ Cartersville and Springsteen

Butch Walker has carved a successful career producing everyone from Pink to Weezer to Taylor Swift to, currently, Panic! At the Disco with their remake of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack. But Walker...

EOD: Man Eats a Pot Brownie and Finally Tells Cat How He Really Feels

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell What I'd definitely be doing if I ate four pot brownies or was a cat. Alena Ozerova We all have buried aggression against our cats. Aren't you tired of their shit? Am I alone in this? I am not. The Omaha World-Herald...Show More Summary

"The Victorians" From Port Townsend Refused Entry From B.C.'s Butchart Gardens For Being Themselves

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"The Victorians" from Port Townsend, Sarah and Gabirel Chrisman were denied entry to famed Butchart Gardens near Victoria B.C. because of how they were dressed. by Tricia Romano The Dream of the 1890s is alive in Port Townsend. Sarah...Show More Summary

EOD: Oh Man. We Really Feel For You, Olympic Pole Vaulter Hiroki Ogita

by Jennifer Campbell This is going great! There is perhaps not a better Venn diagram representation of these, the Olympics of GIFs, than the moment Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita was knocked out of contention by his own penis. The resultant gif combines the physical pain, humiliation and defeat common to so many Olympic viral moments. Show More Summary

Williamsburg Millennials Are Getting Their Very Own Pog Lounge Lifestyle Experience

I was a '90s child, and I can say with certainty that I found pogs boring and dumb. I'm still not quite clear on what you were supposed to do with those little cardboard circles, but I recall you tried to...shoot them? slam them?...until they flipped over, and then you won more pogs. Show More Summary

I Think ZIPCAR Rental Car is Calling You a Loser Here If You Don’t Drive Around with Friends

Tweet(Oh, I’m sry, Internet – I should have typed that as “looser,” you know, for clarity.) Anyway, what do you make of this banner ad? In my day it was “HANG UP AND DRIVE” but in these days of miracle and wonder, it’s “LOG OFF AND DRIVE?” And in my day Avis was all “WE […]

Is Solowheel the Future of Urban Transportation?

Solowheels: What Are They, Who's Riding Them, and What Do They Think They're Doing? by Rich Smith T ed McDonald, the president of Solowheel, is trying to build up my confidence. Known to the running world as "Barefoot Ted," McDonaldShow More Summary

GOP is losing its long war against reality

The post-Trump Republican Party faces a daunting list of challenges, but its most fundamental task will be to somehow re-establish a connection to — and basic…

Bon Jovi unveils new video for ‘This House is Not for Sale’

Bon Jovi is back with a new song that will please fans of their signature anthemic style. The single and video for “This House is Not for Sale,” the first single from their upcoming album of...

The Morning News: University of Washington Station Is The Epicenter of Seattle's Transportation Future, Turbulence on a Motherfucking Plane

by Charles Mudede Just another day in paradise. Charles Mudede University of Washington Station Might Be The Greatest Thing To Happen in the History of Seattle's Transportation: This weekend, make the trip to this station and see for yourself what urban transportation should look and feel like. Show More Summary

EOD: Why Millennials Love Hillary Clinton

by Ansel Herz Duh! She has the dankest memes! All of them! "I don't know who created Pokémon Go," is a real thing Clinton said last month, "but I want to figure out how to get them to have Pokémon Go to the polls." Millennials do not...Show More Summary

'Mr. Robot' Recap: Too Many Codes

Hello friend, and welcome back to the sunny world of Mr. Robot, where everything can be fixed with a well-placed punch (or punchline), Alf, and expert bludgeoning with a tire iron. This week was oddly fun—though last week ended withShow More Summary

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