- A man who'd taped blades to both sides of a long spear, a la the Star Wars' Sith Lord Darth Maul, was tased by Capitol Hill cops while he was hanging out near a convenience store. Money quote from Seattle police: "One officer described the man as spinning his weapon like 'that character from Star Wars.'"
Eh, he doesn't look so tough.
- Is the ultimate endgame of e-book reader makers like Amazon the death of publishers? TechFlash says the evidence is out there.
- Forget the Sounders for a second, this very scientific poll says that should the U.S. land the World Cup Seattle will almost certainly be hosting one of the premiere matches.