After a tumultuous Thursday night, The Stranger, a thrift paper, was bought by the Seattle Times for the reported price of a wink and a pinch.
Other potential buyers included Andrew Sullivan, Ezra Klein, and Ben Smith, who ultimately declined the asking price due to the excessive attention paid to armpits by The Stranger staff.
Stranger shareholders will reportedly be given free condoms so that they may go... themselves.
There would have been a time for such a debate.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Today will be like heroin for news junkies.
My desire to see McGoiter crash and burn today will probably be frustrated, but the opportunities for disaster are legion.
And I really hope CNN continues to use gay marriage harridan Michele Bachmann as a Repug talking head. The crazy in her eyes is magnificent to behold.
Can't wait to see what day brings!
I'm curious as to what people will think if McCain shows up at the 11th hour before the debate begins to try and re-up his "Maverick" status, acting all triumphant and whatnot. Do you think people would actually fall for it? This is what I think will happen and in the age of reality TV etc. I fear that people won't see what an unstable move this is and get all caught up in the "maverick-ness" of it. What do you slog commentators think?
Breast Milk?!?!wtf They're high.
Oh wait -- looks like McCain will show up after all. My theory was proven wrong. Stinks of Perot, though.
Those questions were coming from something called Journalists...... We wouldn't know what those are now days. Well, except for Colbert, Stewart and Maher.....
The proper spelling is pwned.
Welcome to POTTERSVILLE!
Some (banking) tragedy!
First of all, I love Wamu. They have the best web-banking site ever. Clean and clearly designed with features like being able to click on a check and see the scanned image of it when cashed!
The one thing they were missing were lots of ATMs. I had to go far and wide to find a fee-free one, but now, with the power of JP Morgan and Chase, I'll have free ATMs across the land!
This is the best "crisis" I've ever experieced!
I'm with Mark @4. I woke up today, thinking it's like "Anything Can Happen Day" on the old-timey Mickey Mouse Club.
This Mouseketeer song has been stuck in my head for decades: Today is the day that is filled with surprises...
I guess the government didn't think the whole Metal Gear project has gone over so well.
With corporate icons dropping like flies and years of huge bills to pay off, in the best case scenario, I think people are looking for a little stability. The angry, erratic old man who changes his game two or three times a day would be interesting and maybe attractive in dull and placid times. Now? Not so much.
Jonah, how could you forget the pirates?
Somali pirates have a bunch of Ukranian tanks and ammunition now. No worries there, I'm sure.
p.s. Fuck PETA, let's strap them to breast milk pumping machines for a few days straight and see how they like it.
I hope McCain shows up at the last minute being all "Excelsior!" and wearing a cape.
People on SLOG talk about "old men", but a lot of the ragged tattooed smelly pierced "hip" Seattle crowd look about 95 even in their twenties.
I mean, I went to a Moby show at the Paramount in 2004 and it had all the candy ravers from 1996. There were all bald and had gray on the edge of their sideboards.
PopTart, If you pump 4 oz of breast milk in 20 minutes, four times a day, that's $480 per day for 1 hour and 20 minutes effort, considering the going rate for breast milk is $30/oz. I can think of worse ways to make a living. And lot's of women can pump two or three times that amount, easy. Even if the price crashed to $10 or $5 per oz. you'd be living quite well.
But if you go to PETA's web site to see if the breast milk story is even true, you'll find out that, yes, it is true, but their point is only that breast milk is for babies. Likewise, cows milk is for calves. Not earth-shattering.
If their goal was to make that simple point, and to get the entire freaking world talking about it, I'd say score another win for PETA's PR team. How do they do it?
That PETA story is ridiculous. They're gonna go after Ben & Jerry's!? One of the few (only?) ice cream companies that actively avoids milk from hormone-treated cows and has done so for years? One of the most socially conscious, environmentally aware, charitable corporations in this country?
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Fuck PETA and their money-grubbing, attention-whoring ways.
@18 Fine. Whatever. PETA wins the stupid ploy to make a point game again.
Who the fuck cares anymore. The future is fucked. We probably won't be drinking cow's milk, we'll be drinking some sort of synthetic shit. If we're even alive.
#19, their point is that ben & jerry's is completely greenwashed. cow's milk is still environmentally disastrous and usually unhealthy.
i'm shocked anyone still drinks that crap anymore since there are a variety of cheaper, healthier, environmentally conscious, delicious alternatives available everywhere like rice milk, soy milk, hemp milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, etc etc etc.
McCain's bull about "Snctity of Mrriage" is strange coming from someone who has shown no such reverence for his own marriages. Just another Republican hypocrit. If there is any other kind!?!
Yes, but none of those things taste as good in ice cream.
Honestly, I'm kind of excited by the idea of breast milk dairy products.
Also, where did my blood plasma yogurt go?
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