Tag: seattle

What Are the Odds of Finding Your Ideal Partner (in Seattle)?

For its Valentines Day episode in 2013, This American Life’s David Kestenbaum shared an anecdote of physicists trying to calculate the odds of finding a girlfriend in Boston. They began with the population of Boston, adjusted for the female contingent...

/ March 19, 2015
How Seahawks are you

How Seahawk are you Seattle? Sorry, not much.

I don’t really understand the attachment of Seattle’s notoriously fair-weather fans to the Seahawks. I thought it might be useful to review for you all how little in common you have with your beloved Seahawks. Sorry, it’s not much. The average Seahawk...

/ January 24, 2015

Amazon’s Seattle Headcount to Nearly Triple in Five Years

Shortly after ‘Amageddon’: How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future went viral over at GeekWire, Amazon dropped a bombshell. It’s building enough office space to nearly triple its Seattle headcount by 2019. If you like the current dose...

/ December 4, 2014

Amageddon: Amazon’s Driving Seattle to an Increasingly Obvious Future

GeekWire published my latest “‘Amageddon’: How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future“. It’s received nearly 10,000 Facebook actions and definitely tapped into unspoken upset in Seattle residents about the company’s growth. Here’s an excerpt: When I arrived...

/ November 19, 2014

There will be NO DANCING to Pomplamoose at Neumos!

Apparently, there is no dancing allowed at the upcoming Pomplamoose show in Seattle at Neumos!!! NONE! And you thought those stories about Washington’s tax collectors scouring Yelp to tax night clubs while granting billion dollar tax breaks to Microsoft were...

/ September 2, 2014

Seattle’s WTF? Parking Tickets

I’m kind of straight edge and when it comes to parking I always try to park legally. One time a couple of years ago, I parked on a quiet side street in Ballard partially blocking a sidewalk. I thought it...

/ July 24, 2014

Seattle’s Hourly Wage for City Light’s Carrasco vs. New Minimum

Here’s how Seattle’s new staged $15 minimum wage compares to that of its two $170,000 deputy mayors and the proposed $365,000 salary for City Light head Jorge Carrasco. See also: Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator.

/ June 16, 2014