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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-26 16:17
Subject: [links] Link salad toppings, things I learned edition
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Music:not much
Tags:cars, links, music, seattle
Things I learned driving to and from Seattle today.

1 — the back of a PT Cruiser and the front of a BMW Isetta are remarkably similar.

2 — Nellie McKay's song "Identity Theft" impressed me more on first hearing than anything since the closing cut of The Kleptones' Night at the Hip-Hopera. You really need to listen to it.
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Misty Marshall
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2008-01-27 01:11 (UTC)
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Seriously, next time you are in Seattle we should grab dinner. Miss ya and haven't had any time to hang with you in a long time.
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jeffsoesbe: sineadoconnor profile
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-01-27 02:00 (UTC)
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I adore Nellie McKay. _Get Away From Me_ is still one of my top albums Of All Time. I hadn't realized she had a new album out. Now I must have...

If you're liking Nellie McKay, consider checking out Lily Allen. She's like Nellie's British street-savvy cousin.

- yeff
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User: jackwilliambell
Date: 2008-01-27 02:09 (UTC)
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Thank's for coming up for Anita's memorial. It was good to see you guys. And that was a long way to come for just a couple of hours. It felt like 'above and beyond the call' to me...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-27 04:36 (UTC)
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Jack, we were very pleased to be there. There is so little one can do in a time like this that joining you in remembering her is almost the only gift I can offer either of you.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2008-01-27 15:17 (UTC)
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the back of a PT Cruiser and the front of a BMW Isetta are remarkably similar.

I'll keep this in mind the next time I'm backing up.
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User: _contingent_
Date: 2008-01-27 17:29 (UTC)
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Chris Bangle, who designed the PT Cruiser, has been design chief at BMW for several years now. The most recent iterations of the main lines are his as well. The "Bangle Butt" of the 5 series is very controversial among those who care about such things. Which I suppose isn't really less strange than many arguments in fandom, but...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-27 21:44 (UTC)
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I'm familiar with "Bangle Butt", and am sympathetic to the anti-Bangle crowd.
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User: caryn71
Date: 2008-01-27 18:14 (UTC)
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It makes me smile plesanty to know you've been this way recently.

Miss you.

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