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March 18, 2014
11:21 // 1 month ago
nbcnews:

BREAKING: News helicopter crashes and burns close to the Space Needle in Seattle
(Photo: @meelataruc via Twitter)
A news helicopter used by two local networks has crashed in downtown Seattle.
More on this developing story

What it looks like from the ground. Yikes.

nbcnews:

BREAKING: News helicopter crashes and burns close to the Space Needle in Seattle

(Photo: @meelataruc via Twitter)

A news helicopter used by two local networks has crashed in downtown Seattle.

More on this developing story

What it looks like from the ground. Yikes.

11:20 // 1 month ago
abcworldnews:

JUST IN: Seattle Police: A helicopter has crashed near the Space Needle.

Yikes. Will be keeping an eye on this one.

abcworldnews:

JUST IN: Seattle Police: A helicopter has crashed near the Space Needle.

Yikes. Will be keeping an eye on this one.

11:14 // 1 month ago
February 18, 2014
15:14 // 2 months ago
February 1, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 1, 2014

A day after reports that a number of letters containing powdery substances were mailed to hotels near the site of tomorrow’s Super Bowl, the NYPD says that New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was also targeted by such a letter. So was former mayor Rudy Giuliani. The powders have been found to be harmless.

You may not know his name, but you know his work: Arthur Rankin Jr., an animator whose credits include the yearly “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” specials aired on TV for decades, has died. He was 89; his partner in the stop-motion endeavors, Jules Bass, is still with us.

In Seattle, the lead suspect in a New Year’s Eve arson attempt at a gay nightclub was arrested on Saturday. Nobody was injured, and the fire put out quickly, but roughly 750 people were evacuated.

“We are on track for having the worst drought in 500 years.” — the words of a UC Berkeley professor on the ongoing drought in California.

Remember that Goldieblox ad that pissed off the Beastie Boys? It actually helped the company score a brand new Super Bowl ad.

23:34 // 2 months ago
December 1, 2013
14:34 // 4 months ago
November 23, 2013
What happened to me was scarring and shocking, but in a way it was just a precursor to the kind of cruelty and violence that has become a necessary staple of reality television.
Irene McGee, the recipient of the “slap heard ‘round the world” in the seventh season of The Real World • Discussing the societal implications of the slap she received when exiting the pier-based property in Seattle 15 years ago. “It seems naive today, when blatantly manipulated and pre-scripted reality television is a staple of our television diets, but at the time I was shocked by how set up for conflict the Real World environment was,” she said of her experience.
14:31 // 4 months ago
October 28, 2013
aatombomb:

My Halloween costume this year.

Only if you can pull off a West Coast take on the Transatlantic accent.

aatombomb:

My Halloween costume this year.

Only if you can pull off a West Coast take on the Transatlantic accent.

15:16 // 5 months ago
September 16, 2013
19:57 // 7 months ago
July 13, 2013
I think bringing the police and courts into something like this can have long-term, devastating consequences for kids,” Webb told The Seattle Times. “I wanted to meet him, talk to his parents and see if there might be another way. I felt that if I could get him to own up to what he’d done and understand there were consequences, it could be a much better outcome.
C4SS.ORG: Burglary Victim Finds Thief’s Cellphone, Calls His Mom   (via letterstomycountry)

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14:50 // 9 months ago