Democrats Elected on More Liberal Platforms: Will they block Obama's centrism on Medicare and Social Security in deficit talks?
Robbers in South Seattle: Targeting Vietnamese-owned businesses?
Poverty in Latin America: Lowest level in three decades.
Egyptian Protesters: "The Muslim Brotherhood stole the revolution."
They Tell Me My Confidence Is Higher Than It's Been for 4 1/2 Years: As a consumer.
Home Prices: Biggest rise in two years.
Drugs and Grapefruit Are a Deadly Mix?: No joke. "It’s hard to avoid putting a drug out on the market that is not affected by grapefruit juice.” There's a whole list of drugs to avoid mixing with the dangerous (???) citrus fruit.
Seattle People Like to Name Their Chow Chow "Bear": And other facts about dog-naming in Seattle in 2012.
Students Are Falling from Buildings: At WSU. The fourth this year.
Washington Ranks 32nd in High School Graduation Rate Among States: This is the first time the US Dept of Ed has measured this way. Now I'd like to know how our racial graduation-rate gap compares to other states.
Chinese Communist Newspaper: Falls for Onion joke that Kim Jong Un is the sexiest man alive. OR ARE THEY SATIRISTS THEMSELVES? HMM?
Man Choked to Death on Roach Parts: It was an eating contest.
I Haven't Watched It But: This is a video called "World's Biggest Pile of Leaves."
The Ladies on TV News: Ten years ago, they had to wear dark boring suits, "but now a little anchor leg is fine." FREEDOM IS JUST SO FREEING.
The Arafat Exhumation: Test results on whether he was poisoned could still be months away.
France Will Back Palestine: In its non-member bid at the UN.
Personality Disorders: How do you diagnose and treat a problem based on who a person is?
This is so cool. Cheetahs captured running at full speeds as never before, thanks to new camera technology. Metafilter, I love you (except for that time when you sent me to that "parent rap," because that was terrible, Metafilter).