Friday, September 26, 2008

WA Gov Race

Washington is clearly a pretty blue state.  It's known for its hackey-sack flacking douches, and its Pacific Northwest liberal attitude (which I'm coming to love).

It's undeniable that it's a liberal haven, and I moved right into the heart of it.

Though, my first sunlight day here, I went to the Issaquah Target for supplies, and I saw a guy wearing a Club Gitmo t-shirt.   It was comforting.  I even complemented him on it and he was very cordial.  I knew I could never get far from my people.  I even quickly found 3 AM stations playing nothing but conservative talk.

Fast forward a couple of years, and we're in the latest gubernatorial race between incumbent Christine Gregoire and  Dino Rossi.  It's one of the more brutal races in the nation right now.  You know how I know?  Because I watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy every night, and I have to see both groups' campaign's ads.

Here's a little sample of fucked up:

Dude... seriously... dude...

A couple of days ago, I decided to respond to this YouTube entry, and I was greated with this.  They never approved my comment.


Rossi's response:

This isn't the best response, but it at least underscores the dishonesty of one side...

President Bush only banned federal money supporting the destruction of embryos, but never made any prohibitions against private research.  There have been incredible advances in the use of adult stem-cells in the areas of disease research in the last year or so.  There's enough science here that embryonic should be pretty much off the table.  It's a very early field, but there's enough promise to stop demonifying somebody for holding out for a non-destructive method.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


So, that's it. PAX is over and we're left with nothing but memories.
My favorite memories, in no particular order:
1) I got to hug Felicia Day and get it on film
2) OMG, I hugged Felicia Day


she was really quite a sweetheart.
3) I saw Felicia and Jonathan Coulton singing "Still Alive"

4) I shook hands with StepTo after he sang a rousing Pearl Jam song on the Rock Band 2 stage
5) During the Friday night concert, I enjoyed the hell out of the 1Ups and Freezepop until some mulleted and hugely bearded sweaty bastard showed up and wanged my friend in the tit, and then the Douchebag Train busted onto the scene dropping off a bunch of 16-year-old sweaty high-school dance fuckers... and all of them started hopping and mosh-pitting in front of us. Horribley horrible, but memorable.

6) I met the EvAv crew. Hi guys!
7) I got into the background of an entire G4 show (XPlay, was on around 8PM Tuesday... replayed this weekend as "PAX Day 1"). Morgan Manjaw is WAY better looking in person (despite the pancake makeup), and I probably look like a total tool trying not to stare at her ass for a half hour.

8) Snagging a bar table at Gordon Biersch 3 minutes after showing up (shunting a 1.5 hour wait). Yay garlic fries!

9) Best pizza ever at Bill's Off Broadway
10) Getting nailed for 40 bucks on a $7.00 parking spot because I wrote 12 instead of 16 on a make-shift envelope.

That wasn't meant to be a top-10 list, but 10 seemed like a great spot to stop writing.