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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015

One new broadcast studio (KEXP) down, one (KING-TV) to go. We're also still waiting on the First Hill Streetcar, still with no set ETA. But MISCmedia MAIL shows up in your email box each n' every weekday morn.

WEATHER

The hyper-intense weather may calm down a little today. Then fierce winds (but less rain than on Thursday) return over the weekend. And lower temps mean lower snow levels, meaning less snow melt entering already heavy rivers.

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TODAY AT MISCMEDIA.COM

Some further thoughts about how li'l scrappy KCMU became the empire that is KEXP.

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X-TREME WEATHER WOES

KIRO-TV has a handy summary of all the floods, potential floods, power outages, closed roads, etc.

There's been a flood warning along the coast as well as all of Western Washington's rivers. (KCPQ)

U.S. 12 at White Pass is closed indefinitely. (KPLU)

Crews reopened part of I-5 after a mudslide closed it north of Vancouver USA. (KIRO-TV)

Folk in Snohomish have had four floods this year, so far. (KIRO-TV)

There was even a tornado in southwest Wash., damaging 36 homes. (KING-TV)

Cliff Mass calls Thursday's weather system a "drunken storm," because it wanders around in circles without really going anywhere.

11,000 lost power in B.C. (CBC)

Two people did from the storms in Oregon. (Reuters)

UPDATES

Here's the proper link (which I mis-entered yesterday) to Spike Friedman's 2014 Stranger essay about "How to Date Someone Who's Really Into Sports."

The Green Lake branch of Bauhaus Coffee followed its Capitol Hill flagship into sudden oblivion. The remaining Ballard location closes Sunday. (SeaTimes)

THE PAST ISN'T PAST

Feliks Banel visits the upper balcony of the Moore Theatre, the only part where Blacks were originally allowed to sit.

Knute Berger reminds us that openly fascistic, pro-Hitler movements once thrived (to a small extent) around here.

MEANWHILE, IN UP-TO-DATE HATE

An Uber driver was allegedly attacked and called an ISIS terrorist by a passenger. (KCPQ)

TO YOUR HEALTH

Group Health is ostensibly a member-owned cooperative. But its execs are planning to keep most of its members from getting to vote whether to sell out to Kaiser Permanente. (SeaTimes)

The Public Health Dept. closed the Lake Union branch of a certain restaurant chain for "repeated food safety violations." Guess who? Aw shucks, you already figured it out, didn't you? (KIRO-TV)

TODAY IN ICK

"Washington leads the nation when it comes to child pornography. We know how to stop it, and we're not doing it." (PI.com)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS

Preteens in some King County schools are being taught about empathy and compassion; vital lessons which, as we know all too well these days, don't come automatically. (KING)

I COVER THE WATERFRONT

The walking-advocacy group Feet First insists it isn't against transit in the still-under-design new waterfront plan, as accused by the Seattle Transit Blog. Feet First says it simply wants "a waterfront for all." Transit and walking advocates alike are questioning whether it really needs eight lanes of surface traffic. (SeaTimes)

A TIME OF THE SIGNS

The City's mulling a proposal to make the P-I globe an official landmark. MOHAI now owns title to the steel and neon sphere, but doesn't yet have a place to put it. (KOMO)

GO AHEAD AND FENCE ME IN

Is a bevy of new delivery services turning Seattle into "a city of shut-ins"? (Knute Berger)

MOVING STORIES

I-405's flexible tolls reached their official $10 maximum Thursday. WashDOT officials want permission to raise it higher. (KOMO)

TECH TALCH

UW computer scientists are close to making a real-life "Max Headroom" possible. (PI.com)

The outgoing City Council won't consider municipal broadband, but it is applying to be a Google Fiber test market. (Extreamist)

The biggest contractor at Hanford wants to be big in Seattle techie circles. (GeekWire)

VW engineers started working on a software "cheat" for its (not really) "clean diesel" cars a decade ago, the company now admits. (AP)

BIZ

Two Seattle-promoted crazes come together in Crema.com, an online marketplace for single-source deluxe coffee beans. (GeekWire)

BOOX

A review of local biracial author Lola E. Peters' essay collection "The Truth About White People." (South Seattle Emerald)

SPORTS

Seahawks at Baltimore Sunday morning.

UW men's basketball at home vs. Montana Saturday.

UW women's basketball at South Dakota Saturday.

Gonzaga vs. UCLA Saturday.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

Holiday Pops with Seattle Symphony and vocalist Capathia Jenkins. (Benaroya Hall, Fri-Sun)

Capitol Hill light rail station public-art opening and sidewalk party. (Broadway and John, Fri) 

Handel's "Messiah" singalong with the Garfield Orchestra. (First Baptist Church, Fri)

Pojama People, Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra. (Darrell's Tavern, Fri)

"3 for 3: An Evening of Books, Music, and Merrymaking." (Hugo House, Fri)

Film Holiday Party 2015. (NW Film Forum, Fri)

Design Lecture Series with Paula Scher and April Greiman. (Central Library, Fri)

Charles Mingus tribute concert. (Chapel Performance Space, Fri)

Kiasmos. (Lo-Fi, Fri)

Hail Santa IV, heavy-metal group show. (Highline, Fri)

"Star Wars Cabaret," with bellydance and burlesque acts. (Rendezvous, Fri)

The Esoterics celebrate composer Georgy Sviridov. (St. Stephen's Episcopal, Fri)

Toy drive benefit with Little Donuts (Hall & Oates covers) and It's A Shame About Reylan (Lemonheads covers). (Tim's Tavern, Fri)

Native Art Mart. (Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Sat-Sun)

Pacific MusicWorks presents "The Messiah." (UW Meany Hall, Sat-Sun)

"Discover the Dinosaurs," with 40 different robotic dinos. (Everett Xfinity Arena, Sat-Sun)

Ukadelics holiday party; also with DJ Tiki Joe Ocean. (Cafe Racer, Sat)

Georgetown Art Attack, including ninth anniversary and Vaughn Bode tribute exhibit at the Fantagraphics Bookstore; DJ David at Machine House Brewery (bring donations of clothes, non-perishable food, or hygiene supplies); Art Under $100 at the Seattle Design Center; and a "Very Open House" plus Ezra Dickinson's prototype homeless shelters at Equinox Studios. (Airport Way and vicinity, Sat)

Pathway of Lights. (Green Lake, Sat)

"Crystal Palace," "whimsical theatrical concert" with Whitney Lyman, Ian McCutcheon, and Keotn Sears. (Inscape, Sat)

The Debaucheerauntes' "Bubbe's Old Fashioned Hannukkak Shindig!" (Fremont Abbey, Sat)

KEXP Yule Ball, with Wolf Alice, Pure Bathing Culture, Youryoungbody. (Neumos, Sat)

John Hughes '80s Pajama Party. (Lava Lounge, Sat)

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in "Inspirations: Glass, Respighi, Arensky." (First Free Methodist Church, Sat)

Prom Queen in Twisted Flicks, with improvised live re-dubbing of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians." (NW Film Forum, Sat)

Theater Anonymous presents "It's a Wonderful Life." (Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Sat)

Neal Kosaly-Meyer recites chapter 2 of "Finnegans Wake" from memory. (Chapel Performance Space, Sat)

The English Beat (or rather, Beat guitarist Dave Wakeling with a new backing band), the Interrupters. (Showbox, Sat)

Tape Stacks. (Barboza, Sat)

Pictures with Santa by Seattle Men in Leather. (Cuff Complex, Sat)

Psychic TV, Crypts, Ononos. (Chop Suey, Sun)

Billy Gibbons and the BFGs. (Neptune, Sun)

Speakeasy Series: "Citizen," discussion about "social engagement" and the arts. (Founders Theater , 1621 12th Ave., Sun) 

Vermillion Makers Market. (Vermillion, Sun)

Tacocat, Sallie Ford. (Neumos, Sun)

QUOTE-O-THE-DAY

(Kelly Link, "Get in Trouble"):

"Florida is California on a Troma budget.”

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