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8/24/17: A TIME OF THE SIGNS
Aug 23rd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

A local artist’s putting up realistic-looking street signs, to gently remind folks of their worth. Today’s other subjects include a reminder of what real “national unity” will look like; stats on Amazon’s near-complete takeover of Seattle; a major Euro automaker potentially opening a US HQ here; and a lot of apartments on a really small lot.

8/23/17: ‘VOICE,’ BOXED
Aug 23rd, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

MISCmedia MAIL has to say goodbye to the original “alt weekly,” being turned from a newspaper into merely a “brand.” We also discuss why Breitbart still has (some) ads; the accidental release of a ton of “fish farm” fish into public waters; a beautiful makeover to a pivotal local park; and how a school can be segregated without looking like it.

8/22/17: THERE WENT THE SUN
Aug 21st, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

The temperature cooled significantly. The outdoor light looked like a movie “day for night” shot. And people glimpsed the realms beyond our own world. Now it’s back to the dog daze o’ summer, when MISCmedia MAIL mentions a call for a “centrist” political movement (as if we don’t already have one); a national media article claiming some Seattleites like to live in their cars (?); prison time for a local Ponzi-schemer; and a big trans convention coming to town.

8/21/17: THERE GOES THE SUN
Aug 20th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Today’s forecast: Sunny, then strangely not-sunny, then sunny again. Our attention today also wanders to a Republican who really dislikes the DC Republican regime; Aberdeen as even more down-n’-out than it was in Cobain’s time; a Sounders win that’s about as dramatic as they get; and the death of one of America’s great humanitarians (and also of Jerry Lewis).

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.

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.

8/3/17: 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.

7/31/17: OF PRIMARY CONCERN
Jul 30th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Apparently very few Seattle voters have sent in their primary-election ballots. If any of you are among those, get to it, darn it! We also mention an attempt to trash the Northwest’s public-power heritage; the ever-hotter Eastside state-senate race; the vanishing sword ferns; and “Why I Don’t Hate Seafair” part XXVII.

7/21/17: WHEN YOU SAY SPUD…
Jul 21st, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

There’s a new airline (with an old name) coming to Sea-Tac; the Legislature split without all its work done; anti-abortion-sermon spaces can’t pretend to be medical clinics (at least not here); and the 747 has one more potential use after all. But the big story in today’s MISCmedia MAIL: Spud Fish & Chips at Green Lake is going away for luxury apartments.

7/19/17: DANCE LIKE THE WORLD NEEDS IT
Jul 19th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

We start MISCmedia MAIL today with a talk on the need to dance, unite, and celebrate oneself. Also: Nick Hanauer’s warning to “my fellow plutocrats”; a (probable) deal for the ex-Public Safety block at last; why the West Point sewer plant really broke down; and Bill Gates’s misadventures in hoteliering (is that a word? Probably not).

7/13/17: ALL’S FAIR
Jul 13th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Thursday’s big and small topics include King County’s own country fair coming back from near death; an ex-Amazon exec predicting Costco’s doom; a recent “cyberstalking” suspect pleading “free speech;” Mexico inviting (some) “Dreamers” back; and landline-phone nostalgia.

7/10/17: THE BATTLE BEGINS (MAYBE)
Jul 9th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

In Monday’s MISCmedia MAIL: Today will likely see the start of the legal skirmishes to either confirm or reject Seattle’s proposed municipal income tax. Also: Jay Inslee as a “demo singer” for the Dems’ campaign points; more doubts about the state budget deal; another anti-trans “bathroom bill” fails; and the Rep planning a grunge musical.

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