Jonathan Klapel http://kplu.org en May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters http://kplu.org/post/may-day-seattle-got-weird-superheroes-confronted-protesters <p>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&rsquo;t spray people.</p><p>However, the video does make it apparent that one of his sidekicks might have.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 20:06:49 +0000 Jake Ellison & Jonathan Klapel 4911 at http://kplu.org May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters Whose spaceship would you ride into outer space? http://kplu.org/post/whose-spaceship-would-you-ride-outer-space <p>After writing about <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/what-it-about-nw-makes-rich-yearn-outer-space">the latest developments in space travel</a> yesterday, I wondered whose ship I would want to ride and automatically saw myself in Jeff Bezos&#39; ship the New Sheppard. Upon reflection, I just liked the retro-scifi style of it. Although, blowing up did come to mind.</p><p>What ship would you take into space?</p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:13:29 +0000 Jake Ellison & Jonathan Klapel 4285 at http://kplu.org Whose spaceship would you ride into outer space? Is the Northwest stranger than elsewhere? New comedy show has us wondering http://kplu.org/post/northwest-stranger-elsewhere-new-comedy-show-has-us-wondering <p>Portland put its odd side on display last January with the debut of <em><a href="http://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia">Portlandia</a></em>. Now, several residents here are responding with a show of Seattle&#39;s stranger side. And, in typical Seattle fashion, it&#39;s online and called <em><a href="http://www.localbrew.com/">Local Brew</a></em>.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Jonathan Klapel 3988 at http://kplu.org Is the Northwest stranger than elsewhere? New comedy show has us wondering Is Seattle full of snow wimps? http://kplu.org/post/seattle-full-snow-wimps <p>The LA Times ran a story yesterday that <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/seattle-snow-storm.html">accused Seattle of being &quot;snow wimps.&quot;</a>&nbsp; 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.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:45:22 +0000 Jonathan Klapel 3813 at http://kplu.org Is Seattle full of snow wimps?