nickeyrobo 
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Re: “No "Sonic Bike Path" for Light Rail Bridge

Wasn't it just going to be cuts in the cement that made it sort of sound like Feeling Groovy while you rode over it? Why on earth would that cost $200,000?

Posted by nickeyrobo on 10/06/2011 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Microcosm Wants Your Kindle! (UPDATED)

I realized that I really didn't want a kindle when I looked into buying the latest Sookie Stackhouse book. It just came out in paperback. On Amazon, the hardcover costs $14.70 new. The paperpack is $7.99. Was I wrong in assuming the kindle version would be less than the paperback? I mean, shouldn't e-books cost, like, $3.00 since there is no shipping or printing involved?

NOPE. WRONG. The kindle edition cose $12.99.

That's just ridiculous. If one day Kindles cost $50, and e-books never cost more than $5, and $4 of of that goes to the authors and editors and designers, THEN I will buy one. Until then they are a big, stupid rip off for something your smartphone or laptop can do just fine. Displaying text isn't really a specialized functionality.

Posted by nickeyrobo on 01/25/2011 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Win Tickets to The Santaland Diaries

When I was 16, I worked at one of those free standing carts that sit in the center of the mall. This was at Navy Pier in Chicago, a mall that only tourists and suburbanites shop at- no one from the city would ever shop there because there wasn't a single store that sold anything useful. The cart sold glitter, hair clips, Spice Girls t-shirts, and all manner of girly junk- basically, it was a rare-earth magnet for middle-school age girls going through a shoplifting phase. Our main objective, however, was doing hair wraps. Remember those? It's like a friendship bracelet! For your hair!

During the holidays the mall transformed into the worst kind of holiday black hole you could imagine- completely packed with shoppers having a day in the city, looking for useless gifts. The cart was next to the way-too-small women's bathroom and the line frequently wrapped around us. Across from us was a stage that, every hour, on the hour, played host to a group of earnest, costumed carolers. And next to that was the outer space themed McDonalds, where there were regularly 20+ people in every line- and there were at least 15 registers. The speaker systems played a constant loop of the 30 most annoying Christmas songs.

Early in December we had a meeting scheduled to draw straws for who would have to work on new years eve. I missed the meeting while taking the bus from school and when I got there was told I had no choice but to work that night. I cried justifiable tears- working there on New Years it seemed likely the entire staff of the mall would be crushed to death by the crowds.

Posted by nickeyrobo on 11/29/2010 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Another Day... Another Super Racist Political Campaign Ad

Am I nuts, or was he just putting the lid in a thermos at the beginning!?

Posted by nickeyrobo on 05/12/2010 at 1:23 PM

Re: “You Design the Mercury Cover: The MEGA Poll!

I am disappointed in the Mercury that Betty White is the only woman out of 16 options. But I am impressed with the readers of the Mercury that she is winning!

Posted by nickeyrobo on 03/19/2010 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Council Votes Yes On Big Soccer At PGE

1) This is dumb.
2) How bout instead we turn PGE Park into a roller derby stadium? I think it will be more lucrative! And fun!
3) Amanda Fritz for mayor!

Posted by nickeyrobo on 07/24/2009 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Memorial Coliseum Fantasy Use #1/1000

I luvs it! This is probably the best idea yet.

Posted by nickeyrobo on 07/07/2009 at 4:29 PM

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