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Surrounded by Protesters, Chris Christie Announces Run for Presidency

16 hours 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?

18 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A photobombing camel, in honor of the OED's inclusion of the word "photobomb" into the lexicon. Dmitri Gomon / • 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

Walmart Refused to Make a Confederate-Flag Cake, Happily Made an ISIS One Instead

Pretty good cake artistry, though! When Walmart told Chuck Netzhammer that he couldn't order a Confederate-flag cake because the company has put the kibosh on any merchandise with that image, the outraged Louisianan made a trick request for a cake with a different flag — the one belonging to ISIS. Show More Summary

The Toronto Maple Leafs Off-season Preview

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Leafs were bad last season. But with a few smart moves, optimism might be warranted again. July 1 marks the beginning of the NHL free-agency period, which is a benchmark of hockey’s off-season. Being a lousy team, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not make the playoffs so their off-season started in early April. 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

Intense storm wreaks havoc on East side of Dunwoody.

South East corner of Dunwoody was slammed with isolated intense storm. Trees fell, streets were blocked, houses were damaged, power lines were down and luckily to the best of my knowledge no one was hurt. Neighbors helped neighbors, emergency crews focused first on people and then on roads, a special thanks to everyone involved who assisted. Show More Summary

How to Keep Your Insufferably Hot House Cool

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Let’s get together and feel alright ….

At the end of this politically divisive and in some ways emotional week, I think we all need a kumbayah moment, don’t you? Something to remind us that what we have in common far outweighs what divides us? I’m glad we agree. Take it away, Bob …

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

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Another Kind of FIFA Corruption: Take a Look at the 1999 US-CHINA Women’s Final – One Weird Trick (Called Cheating)

TweetAmericans will play soccer, particularly when we’re young, but we don’t want to watch, ’cause we think it’s boring. Sorry, World. Now the reason we think watching televised soccer is boring is partly due to this game right here, from 1999, a BFD, with President Bill Clinton showing up. But regulation and overtime play was […]

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

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jindal will find this spy and give him some of that L'isiana jyustice. Andrew Cline / 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

Rep. Buddy Carter’s First Piece of Legislation Passes Unanimously

In an unanimous vote today, the U.S. House passed Rep. Buddy Carter’s (R, GA-1) first piece of legislation, the DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015 (HR 1615). The legislation would “require the Chief FOIA Officer at the Department of Homeland Security to improve and streamline the FOIA request process at the department to reduce their […] The post Rep. Show More Summary

Video: Seinfeld Apartment Accidentally Broken By Kramer-Wannabe

This week, Hulu unveiled a recreation of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment (modeled after season 8 of Seinfeld) to celebrate the show passing from network Earth and entering into the celestial realm of immortality (via streaming syndication). Show More Summary

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

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

City of Dunwoody and B98.5 FM present the movie Home on Saturday Night at Brook Run Park

Trailer The City of Dunwoody & radio station B98.5 FM together with Arrow Exterminators and Shumate Air Conditioning & Heating proudly present “B at the Movies” at Brook Run Park.Grab a blanket, some chairs, family and friends and join us for an evening of family fun! Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Show More Summary

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

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

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