Jonathan Klapel

Seattle superheroes
1:06 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters

This image of Phoenix Jones and Midnight Jack confronting protesters at the federal building in Seattle was posted on Instagram by dominickharris.

Seattle May Day protest took a turn for the weird as self-described superheroes Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks confronted protesters at the federal courthouse in Seattle. Jones has been accused of pepper spraying protesters in his efforts to protect the building, but a video released by him shows he didn’t spray people.

However, the video does make it apparent that one of his sidekicks might have.

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Diversions: Space travel
3:13 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Whose spaceship would you ride into outer space?

Blue Origin's New Sheppard ship. Founder: Jeff Bezos.

After writing about the latest developments in space travel yesterday, I wondered whose ship I would want to ride and automatically saw myself in Jeff Bezos' ship the New Sheppard. Upon reflection, I just liked the retro-scifi style of it. Although, blowing up did come to mind.

What ship would you take into space?

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Off-Topic
12:15 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Is the Northwest stranger than elsewhere? New comedy show has us wondering

A new online show debuted last week called Local Brew. The show describes itself as "Seattle's online comedy show." The pilot episode includes a remake of a Cavalia commercial.
Local Brew

Portland put its odd side on display last January with the debut of Portlandia. Now, several residents here are responding with a show of Seattle's stranger side. And, in typical Seattle fashion, it's online and called Local Brew.

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Winter Storm
11:45 am
Thu January 19, 2012

Is Seattle full of snow wimps?

Heidi Hunt, right, and Alexis Nasya Prass playfully tumble down a snow-covered hill at the Olympic Sculpture Park near Wednesday in Seattle.
The Associated Press

The LA Times ran a story yesterday that accused Seattle of being "snow wimps."  So we decided to take a look at what else people on the Web are saying about Seattle folks in the snow, both from around the country and here in Seattle.

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