Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

The Seafair Torchlight Parade

Watching the Parade

Torchlight Parade Banner

The Seafair Torchlight Parade was held yesterday evening along 4th Avenue, and we walked down to check it out … along with 300,000 of our closest friends.

The parade was enjoyable, but I had one nagging question throughout.

The official name of the parade was the “Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade”, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why the parade needed a corporate sponsor. I mean, all you need to hold a parade is a permit from the city, at which point all of the various participants put their own floats together

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A Justifiable War

Michael Wang Memorial at Thomas and Dexter

Michael Wang Memorial at Thomas and Dexter

On Thursday, a man was hit and killed by an SUV as he was riding his bicycle through South Lake Union. That man’s name was Michael Wang, and he was hit by an SUV which did not bot her to stop. As a matter of fact, the driver has yet to be found. All we currently know is that the murderer was driving a brown SUV with tinted windows.

On Friday, I wrote a post titled “Die Fucking Asshole Car Drivers”. Later, I changed it to “Die Fucking Assholes”, then later simply

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Photo of the Day: Gameworks

Downtown Seattle Gameworks

Downtown Seattle Gameworks

Cheap Eats: A New Favorite, and a Couple of Old Ones

Big Mario's Pepperoni Pizza

My never-ending quest for the best, cheap food in and around Downtown Seattle has caused me to stumble upon a new reigning champion. Something only a local could discover.

Now, when I reveal the source of my new culinary delight, some of you will laugh … but before pretentiously dismissing it out of hand, I urge you to try it before you scoff.

Yesterday, I went grocery shopping at Kress at 3rd & Pike Street. I split my grocery shopping trips between this store and the QFC on Broadway & Pike (I live equidistant between the two), and yesterday Kress

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The Trees! They Scream!

Screaming Trees: Last Words

I know that this news has been out since last month, but I’m just now getting somewhat excited about it.

Every now and then, a band comes along that blows your mind, and as you are listening to their albums or watching them live, you wonder “How is this not the biggest band on the planet? Is the world collectively deaf? What the hell is wrong with people?”

Of course, you secretly don’t want them to become huge because you know the music will probably go to shit if they do, but you can’t help but be shocked that they

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Bye Borders

Downtown Seattle Borders

Downtown Seattle Borders

Well, you certainly can’t say that I didn’t call it.

I reference this post from some 8 months ago: http://www.seattlerex.com/clemency-for-a-tree/

On July 18th, Borders announced its bankruptcy, and the store in Century Square (1501 4th Ave – across from Westlake Park) is in its final few days. I stopped by to pay my last respects earlier this week, and when two employees near the front door noticed the camera in my pocket, they screamed “no pictures!” in unison. I hadn’t even planned on taking inside shots, but apparently the picture thing is a sensitive issue.

Now,

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Land of the Fee

Electric Buses in Downtown Seattle

Seattle Vehicle Registration Fees

Today, I handed nearly $75 over to the State of Washington.

Why?

I’m not entirely sure. I certainly didn’t get anything in return for it.

You see, I have a 200lb scooter, which weighs less than most American people. A scooter that cannot ride on the freeway, cannot ride on bike paths, cannot trip stop lights (I have no choice but to run reds frequently), cannot safely display parking receipts, and which pays a 600% premium for parking. A scooter which has a negligible impact on infrastructure, thins traffic, and helps the environment and fuel

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People of Seattle: Cal Anderson Park

Enjoying the Day in Cal Anderson Park

Enjoying the Day in Cal Anderson Park

Photo of the Day: July 28, 2011

Downtown Seattle at Dusk

Downtown Seattle at Dusk

I took this shot last night at dusk. This is actually one of my favorite intersections in Seattle. The visual perspective is prime, as it’s one of the few intersections Downtown where the Columbia Tower (the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest) looms directly in front of you.

Nevermind

Welcome to Aberdeen - Come As You Are

Welcome to Aberdeen – Come As You Are

The ink barely dried on my last post before a decision was made:

The City Council in Aberdeen, Wash., voted 10-1 against a resolution to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

Eight citizens and several council members spoke against renaming the bridge, which is unofficially named after pioneer Alexander Young.

KXRO reports the vote against the Cobain rename drew applause from the audience at Wednesday’s council meeting. Some people were concerned about memorializing the grunge rock musician because of his drug use, suicide and negative comments

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