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8/18/17: NOT SET IN STONE
Aug 17th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Apparently, we have to explain (to both the far-right goons and the mayor) that the Fremont Lenin statue, in its present space and context, is a snark against the man it depicts. Our other weekend-newsletter topics include spy-cam drones vs. wildfires; solar cells in ink on plastic wrap; a lawsuit over Costco’s golf balls; and one past Republican who stood up to the hate-mongers.

8/17/17: DOWN THE PIKE
Aug 16th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Let us recall another Seattle progressive triumph, in an age of another not-all-there Republican president. It’s the late John Stamets’ 1987 pix of the restored Pike Place Market, now on display again. Among our other topics this day: wildfires rage in Grant County; concrete-truck drivers go on strike; a walking trail’s set to reopen; and more local folk have more reaction to the ongoing sociopolitical meltdown.

8/16/17: OUR NEW BOT OVERLORDS?
Aug 15th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

It’s hard, at this time of raging hate/stupidity, to think of other potential threats to civilization; but one biz tycooon sez we oughta worry about artificial-intelligence “bots” becoming sentient enough to take over. Our other topics this Wednesday include Rep. Jayapal’s call for a White House de-Nazification; a pro-DACA rally; the final (at last) mayoral-primary result; and good news for any of you who’ve subscribed to these e-missives but not always gotten them.

8/15/17: SAY THEIR NAMES, STILL
Aug 15th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

“Seattle High School Memorial Stadium” is named for the 800 names on its front wall, of locals who died in WWII. There’s a drive to make sure the names remain in any rebuilt stadium. We discuss that in our Tuesday letter, as well as the young man from our state found among the Virginia white-supremacist marchers; memories of the NW’s last total eclipse; a consumer review of one of the new bike-share systems; and Costco caught peddling mis-branded jewelry.

8/14/17: A SUPPORTIVE ALL(E)Y
Aug 14th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Sunday’s “Solidarity Against Hate” march traversed one place marchers never go: the alley we know and love as the entrance to Jazz Alley. We ponder that today, and also a forum on how to reduce police killings; a suit against expanded shellfish farming; two kinds of statements at the Seahawks’ debut; and, oh yeah, the return to “normal” local weather.

WHITELIST ME NOW! (ASK ME HOW)
Aug 11th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

After two-plus years of weekday e-mail newsletters, some subscribers still report they’re not getting ’em every weekday.

The problem: their ISP mistakes my loving e-missives for junk mail, and stops them before they even get into users’ inbox OR junk-mail folders.

It’s a common syndrome.

And a nice person created a handy set of instructions on how to stop it.

You’ll find these instructions, customized for MISCmedia MAIL, at this link:

MISCmedia MAIL Whitelist Instructions

8/11/17: REGION OF BOOM
Aug 11th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Our big weekend MISCmedia MAIL leads off with the discovery of ginormous magma pools beneath the Cascades, just ready to spew forth. Among our other (NOT necessarily lighter) topics: the future of Nikkita Oliver and her movement; a suit against Ride the Ducks’ owner; fiscal trouble for our “other” local, woman-founded, sex-toy retailer; and Cobain-related blather re-purposed as Cornell-related blather.

8/10/17: VEHICLES FOR DISPUTE
Aug 9th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

A simple idea to be a little less mean toward people living in cars and RVs attracted the now-usual responses by unsympathetic power-trippers. Wish I could say it’s just the heat. We also examine a rare bird that could be let to die off by federal policies; a few more income-tax foes; what’s holding up the big Convention Center expansion; and an official Chris Cornell memorial.

8/9/27: LOVE FOR SALISH
Aug 8th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

The term “Salish Sea,” now ubiquitous, is really very young. We talk today about how young it is, and also about the (probable) final mayoral-primary result; Amazon’s little-publicized “house brands”; sentencing the guy who sold a fatal heroin dose to an MS engineer; and what Sherman Alexie didn’t publicly say about his mother before she died.

8/8/18: MAJORITY REPORT
Aug 7th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We ARE the political majority, those of us who oppose the brutal/reactionary DC regime—even if we don’t all belong to the same demographic “tribe,” even if we disagree on most everything else. Meanwhile back in local stuff, we view a happy ending to the saga of the ZAPP zine collection; a (sadly predictable) twist in the GeekGirlCon dustup; Nikkita Oliver’s continuing last stand; and America discovering Seattle’s most joyous TV personality.

8/7/17: STATE OF THE ART (OF THE STATE)
Aug 7th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle’s big, annual arts-travaganzas have come and gone, with subjects of identity and resistance scattered throughout. We touch upon that in Monday’s missive, as well as the sad decline of the hydros; alleged “shaming” harassment at an officially “inclusive” fandom convention; a phony Starbucks “meme” graphic; and how much Nikkita Oliver may have already changed local politics.

8/4/17: CHOKIN’
Aug 4th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Dry your smog-affected eyes long enough to read a Friday MISCmedia MAIL containing info about the nasty air and the big fires that caused it; what will or won’t be at the Hanford national historic park; more primary-election results; and Boeing test pilots’ elaborate stunt.

8/3/17: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
Aug 3rd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

These here days of summer may or may not be lazy or crazy, but they sure are hazy. Nevertheless, we take some Visine so we can look at a lack of change in mayoral balloting; landmark designation for the 22-year-old KeyArena; a protest against Post Office job cuts; and a guy in a bear suit serving up $200-a-plate dinners.

8/2/17: MANY HAPPY (OR NOT) RETURNS
Aug 2nd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We’re putting a woman in the mayor’s office! Which woman remains to be seen. That’s about all we know for sure from the first primary-election results. We additionally ponder a bookstore and a bridge for sale (separately); Boeing bringing (some) previously outsourced work back in-house; the promising life and sad end to the “Jeremy” music-video kid; and brisk biz for the new bike shares.

8/1/17: RING THE ALARMS
Aug 1st, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Is the Two Bells Bar & Grill, Belltown’s “living room” for more than three decades, doomed for yet another high-rise? (And if not, how will it be saved?) Other topics this primary-election day include still more calls for Ed Murray to quit; Police Chief O’Toole’s odd statement on police brutality; the city’s misguided centralized-IT project; and the death of a legendary local cartoonist/illustrator/weatherman/ski promoter/supermarket spokesguy.

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