Topic: Rant & Rave
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October 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Every week, tens of thousands of Seattle Times readers turn to Rant & Rave to see what’s on the minds of their fellow citizens. One ranter may complain about a TV news anchor’s “hideous eye makeup.” A raver may thank a good Samaritan for saving a dog that jumped out of a window. The cheers and jeers are endless and varied.
Have you ever wondered how Rant & Rave comes together each week? Seattle Times staffer Madeline McKenzie and I pulled back the curtain on Rant & Rave during a live chat on Wednesday. We reviewed some of the most outlandish and heartwarming items from years past; talked about how they’re selected; and collected new rants and raves — from you.
Catch up with the conversation here.
October 15, 2013 at 5:03 AM
I want my dip: A man went bonkers in a Jack in the Box in Seattle when told he’d have to pay a quarter for a third packet of ranch dressing, say police. The person behind the counter gave the crazed man the third packet for free, but that didn’t quiet him. Then a 68-year-old man stepped in to quell the disturbance, but he got pushed to the ground. He didn’t get seriously hurt, and the irate ranch dressing guy rode off on a bicycle.
Do you read Rant & Rave every Sunday? Join Madeline McKenzie, who prepares the feature each week, for a live chat at noon Wednesday on seattletimes.com. Hear some of the best rants of all time – like the one about the thief who stole a statue of the Virgin Mary – and raves that will warm your heart. Here’s a recent Rant & Rave for your perusal.
Speaking of rants, airplane seats are getting even smaller: Seriously? Under the new configurations, the airlines will be able to cram more travelers onto planes, and that of course means more money for the airlines. The new seats are so-called slimlines and will allow seats to be about an inch closer together, front to back. And you’ll notice on Alaska Airlines planes that tray tables will be a bit smaller. Like we said, seriously? How do you rate your seat comfort in coach on planes under existing conditions? Vote in our poll. (Mobile users can vote here.
Married for 68 years: How sad that Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and Margaret Nordhagen, 88, died Sunday when they pulled out in front of an oncoming pickup on a road in Spokane County.
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