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Gotta close your jump-link tags.

Posted by COMTE | June 8, 2007 8:15 AM
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Oh dear, this is already not going well.

Posted by Levislade | June 8, 2007 8:16 AM
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Just needs a bit of practice. :-)

Posted by Sachi | June 8, 2007 8:17 AM
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On the upside, the Apartment 3-G item made me spit coffee.

Posted by David Schmader | June 8, 2007 8:28 AM
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You missed Bill Sherman's impending entry into the race for King County prosecutor. There is coverage in both the Times and P-I this morning.

Posted by Sandeep Kaushik | June 8, 2007 8:28 AM
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Hey, it's the second post of the day -- and by the far the most complicated. Give us a break. Fixed now. Hit refresh and stop bitchin'.

Posted by Dan Savage | June 8, 2007 8:30 AM
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okay, and in real news: Bill Sherman is declaring his candidacy for King County prosecutor today.

Posted by Josh Feit | June 8, 2007 8:31 AM
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The other guy, Keith Scully, ain't no slouch either.

Where's the chicks, tho'?

(Great tune, Fnarf.)

Posted by and | June 8, 2007 8:33 AM
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Will In Seattle will be voting for Dick Kelley for King Co Prosecutor.

Posted by DOUG. | June 8, 2007 8:38 AM
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Sadly, the wireless electricity link still doesn't work. I really want to read about that. Wireless electricity? I thought that was called lightning???

Posted by Levislade | June 8, 2007 8:41 AM
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My fault. I didn't close a quote in my href tag. there's supposed to be two Bush links, then a separate item about wireless electricity here:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Technology/Wireless-power-may-cut-some-wires

Fuck ! Slog is HARD!

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 8:48 AM
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Slog is hard, hard work. It's hard.

Posted by smiles | June 8, 2007 8:52 AM
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Fnarf,

That link isn't working for me either.

Posted by Bison | June 8, 2007 8:53 AM
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The G-8 summit is being hosted by a woman? Uber-cool, though what is her stance on Iraq, other than the likely sound byte "the U.S. should sustain a gradual pull-out, blah blah?"

Posted by brandon | June 8, 2007 8:53 AM
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hard to believe it's been as slow a news day as this seems to suggest...

Posted by wf | June 8, 2007 9:06 AM
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Oh, I see. Dan gets to bitch at fnarf about "how HARD it is to Slog and edit and write and put out fires" , but it's bad form for someone else to point out a very basic HTML coding error, which is something we do all the freaking time around here.

Just because you've given these folks carte-blanche to Slog today Dan, doesn't mean the rest of us aren't going to hold them to the same exacting standards we would for Stranger staffers - or did you really think, just because they've jumped the fence for a day that we'd give them the old, "kid gloves treatment"?

Sounds to me like somebody needs to take another bong hit...

Posted by COMTE | June 8, 2007 9:11 AM
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Boo to no StarWars fact! Boo, I say!

Posted by CodyBolt | June 8, 2007 9:14 AM
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Here you go (courtesy imdb.com):

"Later in his life, Alec Guinness always recalled the experience of making the [first Star Wars] movie as a bad one and consistently claimed that it was his idea to have his character killed in the first film, so he 'wouldn't have to carry on saying these rubbish lines.' He also recalled an occasion when he was confronted by a fan who claimed to have watched the film many times. He said that he asked the fan to do something for him, and that when the young man eagerly answered that he would do anything for Obi-Wan Kenobi, he said, 'I want you to promise me that you will never watch it again.'"

Posted by Levislade | June 8, 2007 9:22 AM
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Didn't Nikolia Tesla "invent" wireless electricity like, ninety years ago?

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 8, 2007 9:30 AM
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What's the deal with those not-so-smart Smart Cars? I thought they were going to get, like, 5,000 mpg, but they only get like 40. Hell, I can go get a Honda Fit for the same amount of money, and the same mileage, but twice the leg room.

Sure, I might occasionally find a parking spot somewhere that only my Smart Car can fit into, but is that worth buying it?

Posted by Matthew | June 8, 2007 9:33 AM
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Damn it! Newspapers updating their articles and changing the URLs! Bastards!

http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/some-shocking-news-about-wireless-electricity/2007/06/08/1181089277018.html

The HTML error was mine and I immediately acknowledged it. What's bad form again?

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 9:34 AM
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@19, yeah, but I think when Tesla died no one could find his notes. Or he was just yanking our collective chains. :-)

Friday Sloggers, you've got sympathy here!

Posted by Carless in Seattle | June 8, 2007 9:35 AM
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Fnarf - As the only person west of St. Pete (and a non-Floridian to boot) that gives a christ about the Devil Rays, I will point out that they made an excellent number one draft pick in Vanderbilt's David Price.

http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070607&content_id=2011136&vkey=news_tb&fext=.jsp&c_id=tb

and a bit of video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhCGxClOeVc

oh, and PS - You have to come up with a better joke than 'No one IN St. Pete cares about the Rays, either'.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 10:03 AM
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The Devil Rays are going to win the division in 2009, and four or five of them after that. They might score 900 runs a year. That team is funny now but they are STACKED with young talent. Shame no one in Florida will notice, except the last-place Yankees.

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 10:12 AM
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The Snowbirds have TWO last place teams to enjoy!

Yeah, the Rays need pitching big time. They win if their starters manage to have a non-harrowing start (or a COMPLETE GAME), and if -like vs. the Jays earlier this week- their bullpen doesn't have a nervous breakdown in the bottom of the ninth.

Anyhow, their offensive lineup if basically packed full of talent with a handful of these young guys becoming vets together on the same team over the last few years. I'd hate to see a team who's baffling-to-me ability to get stronger together through pummelment gets torn apart before they can (and inevitably WILL put a strong season together). I would condone, however, the M's picking up Carl Crawford if Ichiro leaves. Kinda.

And, shit, before I forget: Fuck the fucking piece a shit fucking goddamned Yankees.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 10:48 AM
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The Snowbirds have TWO last place teams to enjoy!

Yeah, the Rays need pitching big time. They win if their starters manage to have a non-harrowing start (or a COMPLETE GAME), and if -like vs. the Jays earlier this week- their bullpen doesn't have a nervous breakdown in the bottom of the ninth.

Anyhow, their offensive lineup if basically packed full of talent with a handful of these young guys becoming vets together on the same team over the last few years. I'd hate to see a team who's baffling-to-me ability to get stronger together through pummelment gets torn apart before they can (and inevitably WILL put a strong season together). I would condone, however, the M's picking up Carl Crawford if Ichiro leaves. Kinda.

And, shit, before I forget: Fuck the fucking piece a shit fucking goddamned Yankees.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 10:49 AM
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First things the D-Rays have to do is figure out how to get out of the Trop. It's a pitiful excuse for a ballpark. It makes the gray, dingy Kingdome seem like a palace.

PS. Thanks for putting in baseball stuff. I don't know diddly-squat about MLB drafting and scouting, but if the USSM guys like the M's #1 pick, maybe there's something to be said about him. OTOH, TNSTAAPP.

Posted by N in Seattle | June 8, 2007 10:56 AM
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Also, regarding the warning to stop filling your bird feeder, DON'T STOP. Just fucking clean it for christ sakes. You've become part of your little buddies' survival. Clean the fucking thing once in a while, gentle steward.

From the Dept. of Nat'l Resources:

"Spring is also a time when people find sick or dead birds at their feeders. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commonly receives reports of bird deaths in the spring and the usual cause is salmonellosis.
To reduce the spread of bacteria, clean feeders with a 10 percent bleach and water solution, rinse well, and dry. If you have been finding dead birds, donít put the feeders back up for one to two weeks. This may force birds to move on to other areas, so they wonít concentrate in one location and spread disease.

When using feeders, the addition of more feeders may reduce crowding and minimize opportunity for interaction and contamination.
Other ways to prevent spread of disease include raking up waste seeds/droppings below the feeders, using feeders with smooth surfaces, and putting several large patio blocks under your bird feeder to make it easier to sweep up waste seed. Bird feeders with rough surfaces, cracks, or crevices are difficult to sanitize.
The salmonella strain usually found in birds may cause illness in people. This risk can be minimized, however, by following common sense precautions such as wearing rubber gloves when handling dead birds or droppings and washing hands afterwards in warm soapy water. Dead birds can be disposed of by burying them. Discourage pets from eating dead birds. Clean feeders in a bucket outside, rather than in the kitchen sink. And, seal waste seed and droppings in a plastic bag prior to putting in the trash."

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 11:15 AM
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Also, regarding the warning to stop filling your bird feeder, DON'T STOP. Just fucking clean it for christ sakes. You've become part of your little buddies' survival. Clean the fucking thing once in a while, gentle steward.

From the Dept. of Nat'l Resources:

"Spring is also a time when people find sick or dead birds at their feeders. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commonly receives reports of bird deaths in the spring and the usual cause is salmonellosis.
To reduce the spread of bacteria, clean feeders with a 10 percent bleach and water solution, rinse well, and dry. If you have been finding dead birds, donít put the feeders back up for one to two weeks. This may force birds to move on to other areas, so they wonít concentrate in one location and spread disease.

When using feeders, the addition of more feeders may reduce crowding and minimize opportunity for interaction and contamination.
Other ways to prevent spread of disease include raking up waste seeds/droppings below the feeders, using feeders with smooth surfaces, and putting several large patio blocks under your bird feeder to make it easier to sweep up waste seed. Bird feeders with rough surfaces, cracks, or crevices are difficult to sanitize.
The salmonella strain usually found in birds may cause illness in people. This risk can be minimized, however, by following common sense precautions such as wearing rubber gloves when handling dead birds or droppings and washing hands afterwards in warm soapy water. Dead birds can be disposed of by burying them. Discourage pets from eating dead birds. Clean feeders in a bucket outside, rather than in the kitchen sink. And, seal waste seed and droppings in a plastic bag prior to putting in the trash."

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 11:16 AM
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Little help?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 8, 2007 11:37 AM
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MSN I NIIPET
MSN

Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 2:46 PM

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