taiganaut 
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Re: “Mazzy Star, The Entrance Band and Mariee Sioux

First of all, Mazzy Star the band gets 5 stars. Always.

This show, however - they're just starting their tour, so there were some issues. Okay. They started at 10:45pm on a Sunday, less okay.

But for real fans of Hope Sandoval, the suspension of disbelief was ruined by the boyfriends of the hordes and gaggles of tanned, manicured 36-year-olds who came in from the suburbs to hear the one song that ever charted. Drunken loud aggro assholes EVERYWHERE - at a Mazzy Star show.

I hope future shows on the tour are less polluted with pod people ruining it for everyone.

Also, the Crystal sucks rocks.

Posted by taiganaut on 11/07/2013 at 11:17 AM

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Re: “Idle Hands

Yeah, in a crowded area, a good "WHO THE FUCK *ARE* YOU? DO *NOT* FUCKING TOUCH ME AGAIN" at war cry volume is a pretty appropriate response.

I'm a fan of clocking the guy with a tire iron, too (you carry those, right?), but realistically it might cause you a bit of legal trouble unless he touches you again after the head-swiveling (and thus witness-generating) shout. After that, feel free to remove his face.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by taiganaut on 04/15/2014 at 4:05 PM

Re: “It's Legal, but You're Still an Idiot

TAKE the LANE, man!

VOTE NO!*

*on fluoride chemicals

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by taiganaut on 04/13/2014 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Gotta Cluck to Getta Fix

Real response: Oregon doctors are insanely phobic about prescribing benzos for some reason. It's really nuts compared to the east coast. Half of them think you'll start shooting smack if you take a benzo 15 days in a row, kind of like looking into the mirror with a flashlight and saying "Bloody Mary" 3 times will totes bring the chick from The Ring to rain on your parade.

But guess what? ::pats pocket:: I have some little friends here. Now it DID help that I've been on 'em for 15 years already, so I can just say "well, it works, so let's fuckin' continue" and reasonable doctors will agree, but I've gotten static before from a couple pissant DEA-cowed fools who think that Buspar is useful for anxiety. lol.

The secret to finding a reasonable doctor who doesn't buy the TAKING ACID DESTROYS YOUR CHROMOSOMES type FUD on benzos? The older, the better. Get an ooold doctor. Silver hair is mandatory, white hair preferable. You'll be hooked up and relaxed in no time. Eventually the DEA will defrock the doctor for dangerous lapses in judgement (happened to one of mine) but that's not your problem, that's a problem created by a society which elects idiots who make things like the DEA. Get another older doctor and transfer the prescription - precedent is 9/10ths of the ease of getting some chill pills.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by taiganaut on 04/13/2014 at 12:07 AM

Re: “What Happened?

We got here because you live here. Specifically, I'm talking about Murrica.

Move someplace where people are genuine and don't live in chipboard cubes.

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Posted by taiganaut on 04/12/2014 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Oh, Crap. It's Time to Pay the Arts Tax! HAVE YOU DONE THAT YET?

This is without a doubt the most horribly conceived and worst implemented tax ever developed by humankind. I'd be happy to pay $35/year for arts in schools, if that's actually where it went, AND IF THE TAX WEREN'T AN UNBELIEVABLE FUCKING BOONDOGGLE.

Also - how is getting a measure passed, then saying OOPSIE WE FORGOT TO NOT REGRESSIVELY TAX PEOPLE MAKING LIKE $2 A YEAR, then changing 17 fucking things about it even legal? It's not the same tax that was voted for. What's to stop them from raising it to $350 next? Hyperbole? Maybe, but I've still never gotten a good answer on how city pols can do whatever they like with a measure that was passed that had, like, specific words in it and stuff.

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Posted by taiganaut on 04/12/2014 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Cop Won't Face Charges in Shooting Outside of Wilson High, But You Knew That

Jarhead's an idiot but he's a correct one. The cop isn't facing charges because it was a justified shoot, duh.

28 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by taiganaut on 04/07/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Is the Furor Over a Sellwood Market Now Turning Toward Nick Zukin?

Fortunately, it seems many commenters here understand this, but I do have a favorite cartoon entitled "But Internets Was Gonna Save Us" to which I propose two new signs be added: http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/ind…

* FREEDOM OF SPEECH DOES NOT MEAN FREEDOM FROM CRITICISM, and

* THE FIRST AMENDMENT APPLIES TO ACTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT, THAT IS IT AND THAT IS ALL, NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP.

If people want to not spend their money at Childs' market because she's an asshole, that's their right. If they want to inform others that they should not spend THEIR money at her market because she's an asshole, that's their right.

Typically (though not always, see cult suicides and book burnings), the loonier it gets, the more people will smile, nod, stop calling back the frothy acquaintances, and continue eating bagels. :P

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by taiganaut on 04/04/2014 at 2:46 PM

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