Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Charles Mudede

Just Another Marxist Monday: A News Poem in Three Parts

"You look exactly like the future of capitalism down there." U.S. COAST GUARDI. On Friday, something like forty containers fell into the Pacific Ocean from a sea-tossed cargo ship transporting too much stuff from Busan, South Korea to Vancouver,...

Slog AM: More Rain Is Coming, Alec Baldwin Killed a Person With a Prop Gun on the Set of a Western About an Accidental...

How wonderfully windy and balmy dusk was yesterday. And then there was rain at night. This is the only Pacific Northwest I want to know because it's the only Pacific Northwest I can love. The pattering on the roof,...

Slog PM: GOP Predictably Says No on Voting Rights, FDA Says Let's Get This Party Started With a Vaccine Mix, Seattle Warned That the...

FDA OKs booster shots for some who got Moderna and all over 18 who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccines: If you're over 65, or if you're 18 and "at high risk of severe COVID-19, or if you have...

Art House God Terrence Malick Is Now Selling Cars for Ford. What a Surprise.

Days of Pickup Heaven YouTube/FordMany consider Terrence Malick to be a cinematic genius and philosopher who thinks very deeply. His 2011 film The Tree of Life brought the birth of the universe, the formation galaxies, the ripples...

Why Seattle's Right-Wing Media Complex Is Presenting Anti-Vax State Employees as Heroes

The vaccine mandator. JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGESGovernor Inslee has put his foot down. By midnight tonight, state workers must be vaccinated or else find another job. The fulfillment of the mandate has local conservatives in a state...

Slog AM: Boeing's 737 MAX Technical Pilot Looking at 100 Years Behind Bars, Seattle's Floating Slum Gets the Realness Today, David Horsey Can Go...

What's this job? And why the bloody hell isn't it mine? Charles MudedeBoeing execs appear to have embraced the business of throwing whoever they can under the bus. This time it is Mark Forkner, the company's "former chief technical...

Slog PM: COVID Cases Down but Still High in WA, Gun Violence Rises in King County, and Yet Another Reason to Resent Joe Manchin

Over 200 employees at SPD are still protesting the vaccine mandate. Not exactly my idea of "community policing." Lester Black The vaccine mandates are working, generally: Washington state is seeing cases of COVID-19 drop across all age groups, "though...

Seattle Finally Has a Big City

The new and very functional Roosevelt Station... Charles MudedeThe opening of the new stations in North Seattle finally made a large part of Seattle a big city. The majority of this metropolis is, of course, still composed of towns,...

Slog AM: UW Researchers Say 7,000 Daily Steps Is Enough, Job Market Is Cooling, Those Big Seattle Spiders Are Coming From Inside of Your...

7,000 of these will do the trick... Charles MudedeAnd why is the new and very expensive Highway 99 tunnel closing this weekend? The answer, provided by Seattle Times' transportation reporter Mike Lindblom, basically comes down to this: It should...

What Remains of the Future Will End With the Dismantling of Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower

My most treasured works of science fiction from the 1970s are: "Discrete Music" by Brian Eno, "World on a Wire" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer, "Crash" by J.G. Ballard, "Kindred" by Octavia Butler, "Stalker"...

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