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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Chatterbox: The Internet Is Talking About Iron Men and Iron Thrones

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You Have to Read This: Gawker published "A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed." It's a must-read.

Repeal This, Motherfuckers: Obamacare is driving health care costs down.

And Yet They're Fine with a Team Named "The Redskins?" The NFL is considering harsh penalties for teams whose players toss racial slurs around on the field.

Bold Talk From a Man Named "Harry" Harry Reid says Republicans are “addicted to Koch.”

No Vaping: "Los Angeles approves sweeping e-cigarette restrictions."

No Glassholes: More San Francisco bars are banning Google Glass.

Over a Century of Regret: The New York Times corrects a story from 1853.

Calm Down! It's Just a Throne Made Out of Swords: How did this wind up being a deleted scene? It's wonderful!

HE IS IRON MAN: Sorry, Adam Scott, but I'll take a real-life Iron Man suit over an Iron Throne any day:


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dwightmoodyforgetsthings 1
That's the same resin Throne of Westeros that was at the EMP a little while ago. I have a picture of my daughter sitting in it which warms my evil overlord heart.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on March 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM · Report this
Looks more like Ripley's Caterpillar P-5000...
Posted by COMTE on March 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM · Report this
raindrop 3
No mention of premiums, co-pays, or deductibles in that article. Aggregate data of government expenditures does not tell the whole story. In addition, the ACA has yet to be fully implemented.
Posted by raindrop on March 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 4
Maybe that penalty can be applied any time a player walks onto the field wearing a Redskins uniform.
Posted by MacCrocodile on March 4, 2014 at 5:10 PM · Report this
@3 every GOP horror story on the ACA seems to be debunked.
Posted by dkjndmsahksdhksal on March 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM · Report this
If this writeup of Ray Jasper's crime is actually true:…

I have to say, I kind of feel like the death penalty is too good for him. Especially after reading his letter where he absolves himself of responsibility and claims that he is a victim since he didn't kill the person himself.
Posted by randoma on March 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM · Report this
seattlestew 7
It's pronounced "coke," so it's a decent pun. Though the alternative pronunciation also works for a very special group of Republicans -- Lindsey Graham, Larry Craig, Charlie Crist (yes, yes, I know, he's a "Democrat" now), David Dreir, Ken Mehlman, Ed Schrock, Mark Foley, et al.
Posted by seattlestew on March 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8
The 5 Point Cafe has a GroupOn. So how long before the Union Gospel Mission offers tours?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on March 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 9
I'm perhaps a stupid level of happy to learn that not only google glassholes, but also e-cigarette smokers, are becoming increasingly ostracized from mainstream society. Now can we talk about maybe shipping both groups to Antarctica as part of a modern day penal colony?
Posted by mikethehammer on March 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM · Report this
Shorter Raindrip: "Obamacare is a failure because it keeps improving. If it's so great, why wasn't it perfect to begin with?"
Posted by COMTE on March 4, 2014 at 9:24 PM · Report this
raindrop 11
@9: What's so wrong with e-cigarettes? Especially for party guests. Would you rather have a real Winston Light or other such nasty stink up your living room?
Posted by raindrop on March 4, 2014 at 9:30 PM · Report this
raindrop 12
@10: Shorter COMTE: I'll extrapolate whatever raindrop says into a straw man, regardless of what he actually says.
Posted by raindrop on March 4, 2014 at 9:34 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 13
@6 I agree. At first I was like, "well, ok. Maybe it is too extreme." But then I read the opinion, where he planned the robbery with the murder, rounded up accomplices, proceeded to book time recording at the victim's studio, actually did the recording, slit the victim's throat (but, his friend actually did the killing), and then proceeded to burgle the equipment (after covering the victim with a sheet).

This is after he had been arrested for stealing a bike, attempted burglary, and aggravated assault.

Fuck him. Where was his empathy when he was pre-meditativly planning on killing the engineer? Where was his empathy when he slit the guys throat? Where was his empathy when he and his accomplice, "the true killer", stabbed him 24 times after he didn't die?

Fuck. Him.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on March 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM · Report this
Football players should just start calling each other "redskins". Problem solved.
Posted by Leoba on March 5, 2014 at 3:34 AM · Report this

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