tom banse via kplu
capitol records via wikipedia
via seattle bike blog
No, today’s princess is not about romance: it’s more about entitlement. I call it “girlz power” because when you see that “z” (as in Bratz, Moxie Girlz, Ty Girlz, Disney Girlz) you know you’ve got trouble. Girlz power sells self-absorption as the equivalent of self confidence and tells girls that female empowerment, identity, independence should be expressed through narcissism and commercialism.
via vintageseattle.org and capitolhillseattle.com
In 1964, Seattle voters soundly defeated an “open housing” ordinance that would have let anyone live anywhere. It lost by more than 2-to-1.
ap via nwcn.com
beth dorenkamp via grindhouse theater tacoma
the aurora kmart in 2002
via huffington post
kentaro lemoto @tokyo, via daily kos
Remember, one and all: Our anual fantabulous MISCmedia In/Out List arrives later this week. Look for it.
Onetime P-I cartoonist Ramon "Ray" Collins, to be featured in the documentary Bezango, WA
Aw shucks, guys n’ gals.
You gave me most of what I wanted for Election Day.
Obama won both the Electoral College and pop-vote. He won the EC by a margin that was both Ohio- and Florida-proof. He won every so-called “battleground” state except North Carolina, some by substantial margins.
The Dems kept the Senate, and added some nice new faces to it (hi, Elizabeth Warren!).
The House stayed Republican, alas; ensuring a continuing forum for obstruction by John Boehner and the other galley slaves to the One Percent.
Here at home, same-sex marriage and recreational pot are both leading, as is Jay Inslee’s bid for governor.
They ought to be leading bigger. The “Cascade curtain” needs some shoring up. Dems need to strengthen their traditional labor-based holds in Pierce and Clark counties.
And, alas, Tim Eyman’s latest “initiative that sounds hot on talk radio but is disastrous in real life,” to prevent any real reform of the state’s regressive tax system, is also ahead.
All the hard work continues tomorrow.
But for the most part, life on the day after is cool.
Keep up the good work.
‘Tis election day. The most infuriatingly nervous day of the year, or in this case of the quadrennium. (I believe that’s a word.)
The polls, even the progressive leaning polls, predict a tighter race than I want. I want Obama across the board over Mr. Lying One-Percenter Tax Cheat Hypocrite in previously “red” states, and all victorious long before the Pacific Time Zone results show up. If I can’t get that, I at least want an Obama victory big enough that even the partisan-hack dirty tricks in Ohio and Florida (and even here) can’t threaten it.
Back to randomosity:
“Amidst the Everyday,” a project by photographers-artists Aaron Asis and Dan Hawkins, aims to reveal “elements of the unseen urban environment.” You go to places around town, scan QR codes (etched in wood!) at various buildings, and receive images of their hidden treasures. (Above, one of the unoccupied-for-decades upper floors of the Eitel Building at Second and Pike.)