Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Pictures from the Seattle Gay Pride Parade 2014

I just got back from the Gay Pride parade.

It was cool, and it was entertaining in spots … it usually is, but this year more than any other, I felt as if I were watching a really, really long commercial.

I kind of was.

As the corporate groups passed by, one of the guys MC’ing the parade appeared to be reading an advertising copy for the companies … Alaskan Airlines, Uber, and at one point, we were even encouraged to “Let’s hear it for Starbucks!”

Despite the whole “progressive” routine, we Seattleites love large corporations like few other cities.

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Century Square, You Might Be a Redneck …

Century Square Boarded Window

Conclusive Proof That Canadians are Homophobic

Airplane Pulling "Happy RPIDE" Sign

Happy Rpide Day, eh hosers!

 

Seattle Gay Pride 2014

The 2012 Seattle Gay Pride Parade

Stereotypes? What Stereotypes? I don’t see any stereotypes?

Did you know that cherry trees only produce fruit after a long cold-spell?

It’s true. This is why cherries grow in British Columbia, but don’t grow in the tropics.

You see, the cherry tree is extremely averse to procreating in autumn, because it “knows” that its offspring will not survive the winter. In order to improve the odds of its species’ survival, the cherry tree waits until after cold weather passes before procreating.

Survival of the species. It’s one of the strongest instincts on earth. It’s so strong that it’s even

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The Mystery Machine

 

Pfffft!

Yeah, right, like someone’s going to plug seventy five cents into a soda machine that has “Mystery” written on all of its buttons in crazy serial killer letters.

I mean, us Seattleites may be naive, but we weren’t born yest …

Really?

*sigh* … Alright then, I stand corrected.

I didn’t know whether to jeer or applaud when this woman got nothing out of this machine standing just east of Broadway & John St. Instead, all part of me could think was “Half of the world’s population lives on less than a dollar per day, and

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Really?

Dear Women of Seattle, We’re Not All Looking At You. Regards, Rex

Whenever Seattle makes the national news, it’s never for something good, and this week was no exception.

Apparently, a woman who lives in a building about a block from my own, looked out the window this week, and when she did so, she spotted a radio controlled helicopter. As it turns out, this radio-controlled helicopter had cameras attached to it, as many do these days … even the $199 RC helicopters from Toys R Us.

Upon spotting this RC device, or “drone” as she called it, the woman naturally assumed that it had been launched with the sole intent

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Picture of the Day: Seattle

The Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park on June 21, 2014

The Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park on June 21, 2014

Sunset Over Queen Anne Hill

Queen Anne Hill During Sunset

Queen Anne Hill at Sunset

 

Buzz Osborne … Unplugged?

Buzz Osbourne @ Neumos - June 20, 2014

World’s Worst Photo of Anything Ever

Buzz Osborne. King Buzzo. Guy with the greatest hair in … well, the greatest hair anywhere.

As a prototypical member of what became known as “Generation X”, I hold a certain reverence for Buzz. When the music of my generation was being molded, Buzz was there, spinning the pottery wheel, yelling “Loosen the top string! Yeah, the fat one on top! Alright, now slow it down a little!”

Oh sure, it had been done before, but when Buzz began experimenting with drop-D noise, it just sounded better. It made me want to try

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