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8/16/18: BIG BOXES MADE OF TICKY-TACKY
Aug 15th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Why those new apartment projects all look the same; second thoughts about upzoning; could we finally be getting less-filthy air?

7/16/18: ‘RESIST! BARBIE’
Jul 15th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Imagining a doll on a mission to save the world; big Shepard Fairey banner at an Amazon bldg.; game firms rethink harassment policies; the heat goes on.

7/6/18: TAT-TLE TALES
Jul 6th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Seattle’s First Lady of tattoos; Boeing’s new offshore R&D team; origins of the Seattle Dog; another call for Dems to be not too radical.

5/24/18: APPETITE FOR DE-CONSTRUCTION
May 24th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Where the parts of torn-down buildings go; questioning Amazon’s shelter donations; making tech less evil; opioids getting into local shellfish.

5/11/18: POULTRY SLAM
May 10th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

‘Rubber Chicken Museum’ opens; Mayor Durkan wants to slash head-tax proposal; King County sues global oil giants; thoughts about motherhood and chaos.

5/4/18: $50 MILLION WORTH OF ‘UFF DA!’
May 3rd, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Nordic Museum’s big new debut; Cinco de Mayo’s new meaning; more head-tax and public-hearing-screamers fallout; Ichiro gets kicked upstairs.

3/20/18: NOT A FAIRYTALE
Mar 19th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

A strange/icky tale from the real Twin Peaks; King County Council takes over 4Culture; Pacific Ocean ‘blob’ recedes; what ‘Jeopardy!’ players don’t know about us.

3/13/18: GO(NE) FISH
Mar 12th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

‘People-sized salmon’ disappearing; two widely different local music legends gone; more Richard Sherman details; preparing for the student walkout.

1/12/18: LOVE OF LOAF
Jan 11th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

In our big weekend letter: The ‘Uncomfortable MLK;’ harsh truth about upward mobility; Boeing off-shoring plane design?; a life form that’s been here since the gold rush.

7/5/17: CHANGE THE LOCKS
Jul 4th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Like a lot of our nation’s vital-infrastructure stuff, the century-old Ballard Locks could use a bit of refurbishing. Our post-holiday e-missive additionally examines the eco-threat of microfibers; the short career-life of techies; and why “resistance is patriotic.”

6/22/17: ‘WE’RE HAVIN’ A HEAT WAVE…’
Jun 21st, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

With summer finally, officially, among us, the hot-hot-hotness is due to arrive. And MISCmedia MAIL discusses more fallout from the Charleena Lyles shooting; the anniversary of the first foreign attack on the US mainland in WWII (in our state); still no progress in the state-budget stalemate; and what it means to be “Seattle-ready.”

5/1/17: DO AS YOU ‘MAY’
Apr 30th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

Another month, another MISCmedia MAIL, and another set of May Day protests. Let’s make this one inclusive instead of destructive, ‘K? We also discuss the recent Punk Rock Flea Market; the Folklife Fest’s serious fiscal woes; one thing that could halt Amazon’s big growth; and a “salmon cannon.”

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 3/28/17: THE DOOMED DOME
Mar 27th, 2017 by Clark Humphrey

On the anniversaries of its birth and death, we recall the Kingdome, that building of the future that’s now long passed. Other topics include Seattle standing tall against DC’s “sanctuary city” threats; Olympia Democrats’ budget plan; the differences between Seattle’s and Vancouver’s real-estate booms; and fun with out-of-context stage dialogue.

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.

ROOM AT THE IN (AND OUT) FOR ONE-FIVE
Jan 2nd, 2015 by Clark Humphrey

this year's space needle fireworks were sponsored by t-mobile and heavily emphasized the color 't-mobile magenta.'

As promised previously, MISCmedia is back for two-ought-one-five with a new commitment to try and make sense (or at least document the nonsense) of Life in the Demitasse Size City.

To start things off, and for the 29th consecutive year (really!), we proudly present the MISCmedia In/Out List, the most trusted (and only accurate) list of its kind in this and all other known media relay systems.

As always, this list operates under the premise that the future is not necessarily linear. It compiles what will become torrid and tepid in the coming year, not necessarily what’s torrid and tepid now. If you believe everything hot now will just keep getting hotter, I’ve got some RadioShack stock to sell you.

INSVILLE OUTSKI
Bratwurst Ice cream
Saving affordable housing Saving sandwich shops
Amazon as profitless, fragile giant Amazon as omnipotent leviathan
“Phablets” Apple Watch
Fully independent publishing Kindle Unlimited
Fully independent cinema Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ronan Farrow Michael Smerconish
Journalism Clickbait
Furniture Girls Taylor Swift
“Selfie sticks” Facebook food pictures
Euro-socialist revival GOP revival
Cardless payments Kardashians (still)
Dyed armpit hair Lululemon
“Black lives matter” “I’m not racist, but…”
Streaming TV Streaming music
Shoreline White Center
Cheap oil as climate threat Cheap oil as economic blessing
Forest green Taupe
Art Basel Burning Man
Compassion “Non-apologies”
Fiat Google drone car
Women Who Code “Brogrammers”
Cards Against Humanity Candy Crush
Human rights for Cuba New cars for Cuba
Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) Jessica Alba
Tiny houses Charter schools
Legalizing/protecting sex workers Banning protests
Vox Daily Currant
Tucson Austin
Four Roses Fireball
Chris Pratt Seth Rogan
Funky weirdness Soulless “luxury”
Mariners comeback UW football comeback
Insulting Russia Insulting North Korea
Treasure hunts Private “event spaces”
Fried chicken Bacon
Bakugan Minecraft
Ending the waterfront tunnel Closing movie theaters
“Sweetums” “Bae”
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