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.
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)
For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators.A statement on Seattle bar The 5 Point’s Facebook Page • Announcing the dive bar’s ban of Google Glass. Speaking to a local TV station on the ban, the bar’s owner, Dave Meinert, added this: “I’m a thought leader. First you have to understand the culture of the 5 Point, which is a sometimes seedy, maybe notorious place. People want to go there and be not known…and definitely don’t want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet.” It’s admittedly a little cheeky, but partly meant as serious. As long as The 5 Point’s patrons don’t do anything like this, we’re OK with it.