September 28th, 2006

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fun places to eat

I've looked through the memories but didn't find what I was looking for. I'm looking for a fun place to go out to dinner with a group of girls. Nothing too loud, a place where we can talk, but not too expensive, maybe in Fremont or Ballard, but open to anywhere in Seattle. Either Thai, Mexican, Italian....American...whatever. Just something that's fun and different :)

There's so many fun places in New York City, like Stardust in Times Square where the waiters take turns singing. Or there's one in Brooklyn where it used to be an old hair salon and they kept the theme. The Rainforest Cafe is cute, but too far out (in SouthCenter). Any suggestions?

Anonymous art in Pioneer Square?

A friend of mine and I were out playing tourist in downtown before the Mariners game yesterday, when we ran across these plaster sculptures in Pioneer Square. I was really struck by them--they seem to be conveying some sort of war message, but I couldn't find any placards that stated the artist, title, or nature of the sculptures. Does anyone know anything about these?

Pictures for the curious under the cut...

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NSCC Groups (LJ and Flickr)

Any NSCC students out there? Theoretically, there's around six thousand or so (though I doubt that _all_ of them are on LJ)...

Two quick promo blurbs: not only is there a northseattlecc community here on LJ, but for any of you that might be Flickr users as well, I've just set up a North Seattle Community College group over there, as well.

Now back to your normally scheduled flisting...

(X-posting to djwudi, northseattlecc and seattle.)
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Panel discussion on DOMA

Dale Carpenter, a Volokh Conspirator posted this today:
Federalist Society panel on Andersen v. King County:

I'll be in Seattle on Monday speaking on a panel entitled, "The Defense of Marriage Act Decision: The State of Same-Sex Marriage After Andersen v. King County." Also on the panel will be lawyers representing the contending sides, Steven O'Ban (pro-DOMA) and Bradley Bagshaw (anti-DOMA). The moderator will be David Postman, a political reporter and columnist for the Seattle Times.

The panel will be at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Washington Athletic Club. Cost is $25, with CLE credit. If you want to go, RSVP to Diana Kircheim at 425-453-6206 or Should be interesting.
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Beard Barber

Dear Seattle,

Having recently decided to mount the natural, zesty, and rewarding enterprise of growing a beard, I find myself in need of a barber in the Seattle / Eastside area that specializes in the trimming and maintenance of facial hair.

Apparently (According to bearded online resources) the prospect of correctly trimming my neck line is far too advanced for a newbie like myself, and far better left to a professional the first time.

So, dear Seattle, what say you? I am sure I could bop down to rudy's, or consult any given number of recent beauty school graduates, but for some reason I have a yen for the kind of place with a barber pole outside and copies of playboy in the waiting area that is staffed by a WWII veteran who lost his ring finger to a bad scissor incident in the field (a desire I am more than willing to set aside based on a strong personal recommendation).

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Robert Jamieson is a wacky contrarian

Robert Jamieson at the P-I is unhappy about the Buju Banton concert protest and proposed Neumo's boycott, so he wrote something about it. I wrote something to him:

I think it might be interesting if re-read your current article and then reach into your archives for a column published in the P-I on Saturday, February 11, 2006.

Although I don't expect lock-step consistency from anyone, it is rather interesting that you're now essentially on the other side of the fence in a debate regarding artistic expression.

Today: "When you start to police artistic expression, you set a dangerous precedent."

Then: "Freedom of the press is not just what you publish. It's also what you choose not to publish."

Today: "He fails to see the cancellation for what it is: hypersensitivity and even a form of censorship."

Then: "I feel too many folks across the spectrum of debate keep forgetting something simple: basic respect for other people."

But it's just a song, right? Just like those cartoons were only line drawings.

**Note: this was written by a friend who gave permission for this to be posted, but did not want to post it themselves.**
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When I lived in Bellingham there was a coffee shop that used shaved chocolate in their iced mochas instead of syrup. The chocolate would be mixed with the espresso before adding the milk, but not all of it would melt so you'd have yummy little bits of chocolate to melt on your tongue. Is there anywhere in Seattle that does the same thing? Cap Hill or downtown preferred, but I'll take anywhere. I miss those mochas.

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Some of you may remember an article in the PI a couple years back about how a UW lab was going to accidentally kill millions of people by running experiments on the 1918 pandemic flu strain. Well, no one's died yet (from that, anyway), but they did publish an interesting article on why the 1918 strain was so deadly. There's been a press frenzy, including a front page article in today's P-I.

1918 flu may help avert new plague

Scientists suspect the real killer back then was the human immune system

Scientists at the University of Washington have used sophisticated genetic analysis on mice infected with reconstructed 1918 flu virus to partially unravel one of the biggest mysteries of this deadliest outbreak in human history.

The danger came not just from the virus itself, the researchers found, but also from an incredibly violent immune response triggered in the host by the infection.

"We wanted to figure out what it was that made this virus so hot," said Dr. John Kash, a UW microbiologist and lead author of the report in today's edition of the journal Nature. "It appears to be an overreaction of the immune response."

"Their lungs were just on fire," said Dr. Michael Katze, the UW scientist who led the project as part of his lab's ongoing collaboration on 1918 flu research with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the military.

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Anybody know of a place that sells silent digital timers? I checked Rite Aid and Office Depot but they didn't even have cheap digital watches. What I need is an exam timer, basically, but any sort of digital timer with a sound off option will work.
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Ok I know someone posted asking about facial hair trimmers.. what about head shavers..

I have been buzzing my head,, and decided that I want to have it shaved one time.. can anyone reccomend a barber or place that does a good job in the West Seattle or Capital Hill areas.. yes I have seen barbers.. but need one that does the shaving.. --Or any Volunteers.. GRIN