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Re: “Free Stuff!

1. fill free coffee cup full of free dog poop

2. get major museum to exhibit coffee cup full of dog poop

3. become rich and famous artist

4. buy house and get rid of free box

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Todd Mecklem on 05/04/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Game of Thrones Recap: Westerosi Tea Party Edition

I think last night's was the most untethered-from-the-books of anything in the series so far, and it was also my favorite episode in a while.

1) GRRM would have never written any scene as conventionally heartwarming as Stannis/Shireen. I liked it too but it's definitely a change of direction. I agree with Joe that all things considered, the series is better ... but I'm nervous that in the absence of their having to chase GRRM's endless crazy dark detours, the whole thing could devolve into Ye Olde Epic Fantasy Tropes Circa Terry Brooks and So Forthe.

2) Possible purposes of the Shireen scene: (a) set up some sort of subsequent tragic sacrifice/loss, (b) communicate enmity between Dornish folks and the Baratheon regime (since that's where the germ warfare doll guy came from).

@jamie jeffers: I like a Cersei who walks and talks like Don Corleone but executes (so to speak) like Sonny. Seems like that's how incompetence works in real life too.

@snuggler: That or another unpleasant kings-blood-boner leech surprise.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MichaelAndersen on 05/04/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Game of Thrones Recap: Westerosi Tea Party Edition

Still waiting for Tyrone to ask where whores go.

Posted by Graham on 05/04/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Game of Thrones Recap: Westerosi Tea Party Edition

I assumed Mellisandre showed Snow her business because she wanted another shadow baby to help the fight against the Boltons.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Snuggler on 05/04/2015 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Game of Thrones Recap: Westerosi Tea Party Edition

Excellent review. One of the things that really puzzled the hell out of me is how the Sons of the Harpy have an endless supply of talented warriors who can overcome even the Unsullied. They're just the Masters. There shouldn't be that many of them, and they're slavers not fighters (a much less romantic version of "I'm a lover, not a fighter.") Sure, there might be a few warriors from the pits who would support them, but there can't be all that many of them. Especially since recruiting a non-master would be dangerous as hell and at least one of them would probably expose the conspiracy since their interests aren't perfectly aligned.

And who knows, maybe Barristan will pull a Strong Belwas and survive. If anyone was badass like Belwas, it would be Barristan the Bold.

While I'm dorking out in this response, by the way, I think the casting or direction of Cersei has kind of screwed up the character. In the books, Cersei is sort of a crazed character with a serious uncontrolled personality disorder, and that goes a long way in explaining why she acts out the way she does (such as burning the Red Keep and arming the Sparrows) but the ways she's played on screen always seems to imply that she has some master plan. There's no master plan, though. She's just reactive and dominated by her fears.

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Posted by Jamie Jeffers on 05/04/2015 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Weird Timing on the Car2go Price Increase

I'd like a little more transparency with this service as well- what's to stop Car2Go from letting you know how many minutes you spend on trips when you end your rental? I frequently used this service and just had to blindly trust that I wasn't getting ripped off left and right.

I have experienced excruciating wait times trying to log out of a car- the whole idea is to get somewhere in 5 minutes, not spend 20 minutes trying to exit your rental.

And the whole add a dollar a trip thing, for 91 trips? Total bullshit. Zipcar offers full coverage with no deductible for $8 a month- let people opt in to the coverage they want.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Clehumpin on 05/04/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Weird Timing on the Car2go Price Increase

I haven't had troubles with ending a trip recently, but I blame the price increase on Joe Rose being as bad a driver as a "reporter"

http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.…

Personally I don't believe his story of how he broke the screen but his high profile complaining about being expected to pay for even part of the damage he caused may be part of the reason for the deductible change.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by econoline on 05/04/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Weird Timing on the Car2go Price Increase

Church!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Keegan Alister Meyer on 05/04/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Ignoring You is Not Working

The Cylvia trainwreck continues to unfold.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Demondog on 05/04/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Hippy Horse Shit

Here's what you should do about climate change: avoid beach front property.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Demondog on 05/04/2015 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

In causes that will never ever get anyware, this one is pretty adorable. God speed to y'all.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Graham on 05/04/2015 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Both Sides is Da Same, Boy Howdy

So, are you saying that Rick Perry was really behind that American Sniper assassination?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Demondog on 05/04/2015 at 9:41 AM

Re: “To the "the Yoko Ono of our generation" Writer

^ Move on JTR. It doesn't reflect kindly on you that your purpose here is solely dependent on my presence. Surely you have better ways to occupy your time, right?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by RickStevens on 05/04/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Both Sides is Da Same, Boy Howdy

Shows what you know I,Anon. Democrats use a (D) in front of their names and Republicans use an (R).

Not to mention, they all use different names for their respective Super PAC's.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by RickStevens on 05/04/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “In This Dejection, Lives a Connection

Please call your hospital help line if you feel like that again. Please.

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Posted by Allmamatter on 05/04/2015 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Hippy Horse Shit

^ Why do you need me so badly JTR? Why can't you just let it go? I have.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by RickStevens on 05/04/2015 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Both Sides is Da Same, Boy Howdy

Both sides are the same when the contenders are all owned by the same corporate factions.

Bernie Sanders is the ONLY CLEAN CONTENDER.

I can't name five Dems right off the bat because I'm too lazy to google it, right now, but I can name one and that is the only one that matters: Hillary Clinton.

She is a bigot, a 1%-er who is a whore for the Koch brothers and has been crooked-as-fuck since the Whitewater scandal from the late-80's and early 90's.

IA is just another rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth, "my party is the only correct party superfan" that doesn't even care why they belong to a particular faction, they just DO, SO WE SHOULD ALL GO FUCK OURSELVES AND ALL THE STUPID CONSPIRACY THEORIES THE LIBERALS KEEP DREAMING UP LIKE GLOBAL WARMING, INCOME INEQUALITY AND A BURGEONING POLICE STATE WHILE YOU KEEP VOTING FOR MORE ASSHOLES THAT PERPETUATE THESE CYCLES THAT YOU WILL REMAIN BLIND TO BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT WHEN ELEPHANTS WEAR STAW HATS AND CLOTHES MADE FROM AMERICAN FLAGS.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by David A. Pope on 05/04/2015 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Everything as Fuck

Todd Mecklem: "Ian Karmel is an anagram of "ram in kale." Not that there's anything wrong with that."

And now the veggiesexual readers of this are aroused.

C'mon folks, you know in Portland there are veggiesexuals.

There totally *are*.

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Posted by Samuel John Klein on 05/04/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “In This Dejection, Lives a Connection

Glad you reconsidered the "suicide question", IA. Nothing is ever as bad as taking your own life to escape your problems or emotions.

Try to view each day for the fresh start and clean slate that it is. Good luck!

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Posted by David A. Pope on 05/04/2015 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Way to Go, May Day A-Holes

I believe that well-organized protests and civil disobedience can (and do) effect change. I do not believe that allowing callow, hate-filled assbags to run roughshod over a peaceful protest, while wearing masks and using violence on the fringes of said protest does anything but get the nervous cops an excuse to come down heavy handed on EVERYTHING.

Why can't those cowards in masks group up and organize themselves into a more cohesive unit, focusing on destroying the corporate headquarters of the worst polluters to the Willamette? Or burning Obama and crew in effigy? Or anything meaningful and permanent?

Oh, right... They're callow, chickenshit assholes. "Lookit meeee, guys! Look how protest-y I am! Just like on the TV!"

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by David A. Pope on 05/04/2015 at 6:56 AM

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