Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Everybody’s a Critic

Giraffe Pissing

I have a very difficult relationship with my blog. I always have. It’s a love/hate relationship if ever there was one.

Lately, however, it’s been more hate than love, and a couple of months ago, I seriously considered hitting the almighty ‘delete’ key and putting the Internet out of its misery. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

Each time I went back and read one of my posts, I always thought “man, what a self-important, narcissistic, negative, misanthropic, whiny piece of shit.”

All I ever do on this thing is complain.

Clearly, life

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Saturday Night

Band at the Croc

I’m hanging out at the Crocodile last night, when a band takes the stage and launches into a set of Soundgarden covers, the previous band having just finished up a set of Pearl Jam covers.

The night is billed as a Tribute to Layne Staley, and the crowd is an interesting mix of Belltown yuppies, UW fratboys, pretentious blonde women in high heels, borderline-homeless people, 40-something grungemonkeys, and the odd smattering of 50+ year-old couples wearing Alice in Chains shirts.

About a minute into Good Eye Closed, some guy with a shaved head taps me on the shoulder

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Only in Seattle

You don’t see this kind of graffiti in South Central LA.

Can you image a gang running around any other city calling themselves the “Sissies”, and living more than 5 minutes to tell about it?

Anyway, now that they’ve eliminated their arch-rivals, the Effervescent Rollin’ Pansies, the Sissies now own the mean streets of Seattle, having occupied every sidewalk, park, and street corner.

I’m really not even joking.

New Picture: Morning Commute

Washington State Ferry

Washington State Ferry

Washington State: Come for the Scenery, Stay for the Misandry

Fight The Power

As recently as the 1950’s in this country, a white man could lynch a black man, and he would most likely get away with it.

While those days are behind us, there are swift outcries when it is perceived by mainstream America that these particular inequities are still taking place. The Trayvon Martin case is a good example of this.

While it would be nice to believe that our newfound sensitivity to certain injustices are born of altruism and enlightenment, the fact of the matter is that society is no less cruel and inhumane than it always has been.

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“Prepare For Abandon Ship”

Seattle Ferry

Seattle Ferry

I just got off the ferry, and this morning’s ride was slightly less than typical.

As we were nearing the middle of the Puget Sound, a voice came over the speakers:

“Would the captain of the Tacoma please come to the bridge …”

Not the biggest deal in the world, as I’ve heard this request at least a couple of times before.

About 3 minutes later, however, another voice came over the speakers, and this one said:

“Would the crew of the Tacoma please prepare for abandon ship!”

My fellow passengers and I looked at each other.

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Idiocy on the High Seas

Ferry and Sail Boat

Have you ever seen a Washington State Ferry collide with a pleasure boat?

On Friday, I came close to seeing exactly that.

Shortly after 6:30pm on Friday, I felt my boat go into reverse-thrust, and when I looked out the front window to see what was going on .. this is what I saw:

Ferry and Sail Boat

Ferry and Sail Boat

Ferry and Sail Boat

Ferry and Sail Boat

Ferry and Sail Boat

Ferry and Sail Boat

Apparently, Seattleites are not just shitty drivers.

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Life in These United States

U.S. Coast Guard

Last week, I hopped the ferry for my usual 35 minute journey back to Seattle.

When I got on and peered out the window, I noticed something unusual. There was a Coast Guard boat with a machine gun mounted at the front, and behind the gun was a man ready to shoot someone or something. Since we were nowhere near a national border, one can only assume that those someones or somethings were fellow Americans.

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

A bit uncomfortable (“oops, the

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New Photo: Target Toy Aisle

A new frequent stop on the Seattle Rex shopping circuit.