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7/27/20: BACK ON THE STREETS
Jul 26th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Another brutal police riot breaks out on Capitol Hill, as police/feds escalate their riots in Portland; WA passes 1,500 COVID deaths; more folks are getting priced out of Seattle; a report finds systemic racism in local restaurant biz.

7/23/20: WHO WAS THAT MASKED WOMAN?
Jul 22nd, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Designer face-masking past and present; the tactically serious ‘high quirk’ of Portland protesters; most local schools will still be online this fall; Constantine wants to close the downtown county jail (eventually).

3/16/20: CAN’T TOUCH THIS (OR THIS, OR THIS)
Mar 15th, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Gov. Inslee’s set to close all restaurants/bars, further limit public meetings; Tim Eyman makes a horse’s ass of himself again; Ride the Ducks gone is for good; the lighter side of not touching your face.

1/22/20: MISS IT YET?
Jan 21st, 2020 by Clark Humphrey

Photos of the Viaduct’s last days; we’ve got the first US case of Wuhan coronavirus; did the Saudi crown prince hack Jeff Bezos’ cell phone?; a gas thief starts a big leak from a city-owned gas tank into Longfellow Creek.

5/2/19: MAY I?
May 1st, 2019 by Clark Humphrey

Local May Day events stayed on-message (sorry, news media); the yearly SIFF onslaught approaches; more hate-talk from Matt Shea; is this any way to teach science?

2/7/19: THE JET CITY (STILL) COOLS ITS JETS
Feb 6th, 2019 by Clark Humphrey

One more day of cold sunshine before snow returns; Howard Schultz’s questionable investments; MLB dismisses racism claims against the Mariners; Mayor Durkan reveals secret cancer surgery.

1/30/19: WHAT LINKS US
Jan 29th, 2019 by Clark Humphrey

20 years of the local online encyclopedia HistoryLink; where in the world is Seattle’s HR director?; Amazon won’t move into Rainier Square North (at least not right away); yes, the polar vortex is due to climate change.

12/6/18: ALL THE MARBLEDS
Dec 5th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

How to save rare birds who nest in lucrative trees; Inslee & Howard Schultz as a new ‘Odd Couple’; the sports concept nobody liked is coming back.

11/30/18: S.A.D.: SEASONAL ART DISPLAY
Nov 29th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Brighten your winter day with cargo-container art; a (too simple?) solution to Hanford waste; City Council candidate doesn’t officially live in town.

11/14/18: HQ2 x 2
Nov 13th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Amazon admits what we’ve known about dual HQ2s; is Seattle’s loss also NY & VA’s loss?; big Starbucks layoffs; City Council approves Seattle Police labor contract.

5/31/18: THE QUEENS VS. THE EMPEROR
May 30th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Drag protesters at Amazon’s shareholder meeting; Durkan’s big new shelter plan; LCD license plates and their discontents; harassment claims against ex-UW track coach.

11/11/17: THEIR CUP RUNNETH OVER
Oct 11th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

In your midweek missive: Starbucks’ non-recyclable packaging protested by ‘Cup Monster’; cancer cure in 8 years?; UW Republicans’ fake “Antifa” posters; it’s larch-foliage season!

10/6/17: THE LAST RIDE DOWN
Oct 6th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

In our big weekend MISCmedia MAIL: Smith Tower goes automated; three-teen murder tragedy; local alt-right ‘mocking’ victim; did City Attorney Pete Holmes go too far?

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 8/3/16: JAYAPAL AND HER PALS
Aug 2nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

In the major “open seat” this primary election, Pramila Jayapal looks promising for Jim McDermott’s spot in Congress; Jay Inslee will have to do better in the general; and Seattle’s housing levy wins big. And as for other stuff: Starbucks straws can be dangerous; so can McNeil Island drinking water; the City Council agrees to amend HALA; people who left the Ms game early missed a lot.

RANDOM LINKS FOR 8/19/13
Aug 19th, 2013 by Clark Humphrey

imagined audio-book listeners on a train, 1894

Back in the early days of telephones and phonograph records (1894 to be precise), essayist Octave Uzanne claimed “The End of Books” would soon be at hand. Uzanne predicted people would much rather listen to storytellers (with what are now called audio books) than read:

Our eyes are made to see and reflect the beauties of nature, and not to wear themselves out in the reading of texts; they have been too long abused, and I like to fancy that some one will soon discover the need there is that they should be relieved by laying a greater burden upon our ears. This will be to establish an equitable compensation in our general physical economy.

Elsewhere in randomosity:

  • Our ol’ friend (and onetime print MISC zine contributor) Jenniffer Velasco is now designing clothes in NYC, and making a name for herself.
  • The Seattle Timesvendetta against Mayor McGinn just gets more petty.
  • Sadly, criminal attacks in and near Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill just keep occurring.
  • If you ever get a text from a number you’ve never heard of, claiming to be from a woman “naked and waiting” for you to arrive with a pizza at a UW dorm, it’s best to not believe it.
  • The UW, meanwhile, ranks #27 in some list of the world’s top 100 universities. Just think what could happen if it got the state funding it deserves.
  • Seattle is #2 in some list of top world cities for “economic development.” Number one: Ottawa.
  • Could Puget Sound’s seaports finally stop competing against one another, thus driving down revenues to all?
  • Would-be neo-Sonics owner Chris Hansen gave money to a political campaign that’s essentially trying to stop a new arena in Sacramento. His admission of this might or might not diminish his chances of eventually landing a franchise.
  • Is Forever 21 demoting full-time workers to part-time as a sick revenge against Obamacare, or just to be mean?
  • Is Walmart doing badly this year because it treats its workers badly, or just because downscale customers still haven’t got their past spending power back?
  • Would Obama’s proposed student-loan “reforms” just make ’em more usurious?
  • Blogger Allen Clifton makes the simple, provocative claim that today’s “Republicans aren’t Christians.”
  • Orson Scott Card, the Ender’s Game novelist who wants you to be tolerant of his anti-gay intolerance, also wrote a little essay fantasizing about Obama hiring “urban gangs” into a personal army to make him dictator.
  • Sophia McDougall at the UK mag New Statesman says she hates the stereotype of the “Strong Female Character,” particularly in big-budget action movies. She’d much rather see more, more believable, and more different female characters (i.e., different from one another).
  • Vice magazine, onetime would-be darling of the fashionably decadent, is now partly owned by Fox.
  • Anti-sex-trafficking advocate Rachel Lloyd would really like all of you to cease using the terms “pimp” or “pimping” in any admiration-type context.
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