Thursday, June 30, 2011

University of Washington tuition going up 20% for instate, not good

To say the least. The Seattle PI has reproduced a diagram that shows UW as being about $1,850 less than that of the University of Michigan, but that's not really relevant. Washington has had a great tradition of making higher education affordable, and it would be terrible if that were to be sacrificed because other states are less progressive.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Michigan invasion of Seattle

Appears to be happening, and I love it. I've been shocked by the number of Michigan license plates I've been seeing lately around town. It's like everyone back home somehow received a signal saying that Seattle was a good place to live, packed up, and moved on over. Welcome new comers.

If you ever wondered where the jewelry equivalents to the Garfunkel and Oates song could be found...

Here they are. The lyric I'm talking about is the one from "A turn for the Douche" about guys and tribal tattoos, a species of creature also known as "Bros". The website is "Tribal". All of the descriptions of the pendants, many of which could have been taken from "The Alphabet of Manliness" by Maddox, are priceless:

"HAZZARD Pendant in Silver and Gunmetal
"The Wild Child and No Limits."

"FAIMALAI Hawaiian Seahorse Pendant Tribal Rope Necklace
"To the Victor go the Spoils""

"DIABLO TRIPLE YANG Fire Pendant in Brass and Silver
"Fiery Intensity and Risk Taker"
(perhaps it's Triple Yang to compensate for a, um, lack of something?)

"BUFFALO HORN Stainless Steel Men's Tribal Horn Necklace P...
"The Call to Arms""