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I saw The Corporation tonight [website] at the Egyptian. There was a decent sized crowd and not as much snake pit1 action as Control Room.

The movie was very good -- a well-crafted and educational documentary. The Corporation is a remarkably clear indictment of the role that corporations play in almost every facet of our lives. As someone who is not particularly well versed in history or economics, I found it fascinating. The historical, environmental, and human consequences are explored through a series of case studies and interviews. Michael Moore manage to be insightful, along with Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Vandana Shiva, and many others includingthe CEO of a carpet company who was surprisingly moving. Though I had a couple reservations about their public health claims, I would still recommend it.

It is worth noting that it is rather long. It might have been easier to watch as a multi-part television documentary, but I doubt that I would've watched or that it would have been as effective.

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On the way home, I stopped for a snack at Dick's. The service is so much slower than at the Wallingford shop.


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(1) In her audience review, Sarah Vowell claims that hissing is a West Coast thing.

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how exciting to hear that The Corporation is playing here in seattle! Too bad it's playing at the most expensive movie theatre ever.
is it really that much more expensive than other theaters?

($9 reg / $6 matinee)
down here in kent it's a beautiful 7.50, but even other seattle theatres are a little bit cheaper than that place.
queen anne is by far the fastest of the four restaurants.
I haven't been to that one. Without the allure of the outdoor walkup, Dick's loses cachet for me.