Article Archive for November 2010

Sunday Morning at the Dog Market
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 November 2010
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Koreans, like people in many other Asian countries, do, from time to time, eat dogs. The practice isn’t exactly widespread, but you don’t have to look too hard to find it.

Regarding a Pair of Tattoos
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 November 2010
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It’s been eight years since I’ve gotten a tattoo, and the two I’ve already got are beginning to ask what’s taking so long.

Wreath Havoc!
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Posted in One Million Watts on 15 November 2010
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Why can’t I just get a Styrofoam ring and make my own holiday wreath? A little hot glue and some straight pins and voila!

Things We Like: Henry Murals, “Melvin and Howard,” and Wrapping Kittens
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Posted in Things We Like on 13 November 2010
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How to wrap a kitten for Christmas! Plus: Melvin Dummar makes a friend, and Ryan Henry Ward paints the town.

Crime Prevention Tips for a Dangerous World
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 November 2010
Stats: 4,848 views and 1 Comment

You probably live a state of constant fear, and with good reason: The world is full of blackmailers, robbers, printer cartridge mailers and other “ers” far too terrible to mention.

A Short Note in Praise of the Sun
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Posted in Seattle on 11 November 2010
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I’m looking at you, bright eyes. You, with your white-hot complexion of hydrogen and helium, your magnetic field, that special way you move (differential rotation!) — all these things add up.

To Rainer Maria: I’m Sorry, and Thanks for Everything
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 November 2010
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Emo started with a desire to emote and discuss more personal/poetic concepts that were less available in traditional three-chord punk. And you, Rainer Maria, understood that, even if I didn’t seem to.

Initiatives That Should’ve Been on the Washington Ballot
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Posted in Seattle on 9 November 2010
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Last week, Washington State voted to preserve its historic prohibition-era blue laws and took steps to insure that Tim Eyman will be in our lives for at least 30 more years. But it’s not enough.

Playing in Traffic with Jay Leno
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
Stats: 4,344 views and 6 Comments

I have a friend whose mantra is ““If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.”” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.

Things We Like: The Ernie Kovacs Show and Klingon Hardcore Rap
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Posted in Things We Like on 6 November 2010
Stats: 5,841 views and 2 Comments

We lament the day Ernie Kovacs was forced to quit the Nairobi Trio. And in Monkey Goggles Klassics: Klingon hardcore rap?