Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Legalized

Cannabis Rally

In the last few months, I’ve had a few emails, not to mention a few real-life conversations, expressing surprise that I have not touched on a subject.

That subject, is the legalization of marijuana in the State of Washington.

It was generally assumed (correctly) that I supported legalization, and some folks are stumped by my lack of enthusiasm over the outcome of the vote.

This being the case, I will, finally, attempt to explain my position …

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry used to forbid his players from celebrating in the end zone.

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Seattle After Dark

The Seattle Skyline at Night

The Seattle Skyline at Night

The Seattle Skyline at Night

Featuring David Duchovny as The Lonely Businessman with a Boner.

Wow, can you believe that “Duchovny” is in the Safari spellchecker?

It’s true, try it.

Did you also know that David did soft-core porn before being cast on the X-Files?

It’s true. Search for “Red Shoe” something or other.

Anyway, I posted some pictures.

Farewell Easy Street

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

This afternoon, Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne opened one last time to auction off its remaining inventory. Armed with $50 or so, I went down to pay my final respects, and to perhaps pick up an item or two as well. I figured that I might pick up a poster for $15, a rare record for $20 … or something along those lines. I would soon find out, however, that I was comically out of my league.

Shortly after I arrived, a Bob Marley picture was sold for $200. A

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Uneasy Street

Queen Anne - Easy Street Records

It’s a depressing time to be a Seattleite.

It’s a depressing time to be an American.

Over the last decade, I’ve watched not only the middle-class dry up, but small businesses dry up as well. While some places in this country are still doing better than others, in 2013 Seattle, you’d either have to be insane to start a small business, or you’d have to be a fly-by-night operation, hell-bent on mediocrity.

Consider this scenario:

You start a small business in a neighborhood giving the residents of that neighborhood what they want, or perhaps what they need. Maybe you

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Glow

Seattle Night Skyline

Seattle Ferry Terminal, January 17, 2013 6:30pm

The Best Laid Plans

In an effort to eliminate noise and insincerity from my daily routine, last week, I deleted my Google+ account, Facebook account, Foursquare account, and a few other social media holdovers.

I kept my Twitter account, however, and the reason I did so, was to follow breaking news.

Figuring that I would avoid unnecessary noise by keeping my follow list very small, I stayed under 10 follows by adding only local mainstream news sources.

So, how well is my strategy working?

You be the judge:

Beast Beast Beast

sigh

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A “Snow Day” in Seattle

Seattle Center - Snow Day

Seattle Center – Snow Day

snow day noun a day on which public schools or other institutions are closed due to heavy snow.

What child doesn’t love a snow day?

A day off from school to play games, build snow men, go sledding … why, it ranks right up there with Christmas for most kids.

Earlier today, my daughter informed me that there was going to be a giant snowball fight at The Space Needle today, and it was going to be part of a larger event called “Snow Day”.

“They’re going to try and break the world record

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Dear NBA, Fuck You. That is All. Regards, Rex.

David Stern

In case you haven’t heard, speculation has begun to run rampant here in Emerald City about the possibility of the Sonics returning to Seattle, by way of the Sacramento Kings.

Rumor has it that they would play in Key Arena for two seasons before moving into a new arena in SODO.

While this is technically still a rumor, started by a single tweet, it’s all that our local “news” (and I use that term lightly) has been reporting for the last 24 hours, so perhaps it’s more than just a rumor. Who knows.

What I don’t understand, however, is why

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fun.

fun

I was up watching SNL this weekend so I could catch The206 afterward.

The206, was good, but 15 minutes of commercials for a 30 minute show, and watching Keister pimping local businesses made me realize just how much the country has changed since Almost Live’s heydey. The in-your-face emphasis on the show making money wasn’t lost on anyone, but you can’t blame the actors. Dallas 5 shareholders are only concerned about the bottom line.

Anyway, the musical guests on SNL this weekend was some hipster band that I almost muted the moment they started playing.

“Oh, look, some

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“We” Won!

Space Needle 12th Man Flag

Space Needle 12th Man Flag

Today, my hometown football team beat my hometown football team.

The Seahags prevailed over the Foreskins, which means that tickets to next year’s games, as well as team merchandise, will almost certainly increase.

Being the ‘Hags 12th man is a little like being an abused spouse. The team doesn’t give a shit about me, and they rip me off whenever they can, but I keep coming back for more, ever loyal to the end.

Still, I guess it’s a little exciting when the home team wins, and it’s one of the few times in

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