Vote for Mike McGinn! He’s way cooler than that other guy! Mike “Chippy” McGinn is actually a secret hipster robot, and we should all elect him mayor for life. After suddenly appearing in in 2008 to run for mayor, Mike quickly won over the city with his smart and chippy campaign of “fuck the Viaduct, […]Read More Mike McGinn: who Seattle (mostly) needs
There’s something to be said for the naming scheme and ultimate retro-awesome of this traffic control box. Sign found in a little park by 520 in Montlake.Read More Electro-Matic
The customers at the U-District Trader Joe’s in Seattle are an oddly-stressed bunch of students, employees, and housewives. They’re often terse, slightly confused, and more often than not extremely cranky. So I naturally like to mess with them in small controlled experiments. Here’s one of my favourites. Setup Go to Trader Joe’s in a mid-afternoon […]Read More Messing with Trader Joes Customers
I’ve started writing, and almost finished, a number of posts over the past few months. For whatever reason I never got around to finishing them, or didn’t feel like publishing them at the time. Congratulations! It’s your lucky day: time to read some of Nikky’s drafts and things that never quite made it before! Yayyy! […]Read More Suggestions when Dealing with Friends in Seattle (or any large city)
Sean, Serene, and I went on a series of hikes this weekend to the Snohomish/Granite Falls area: Lime Kiln and Old Robe Canyon. The former roughly followed an old railway grade, whereas the latter closely traced the ruins of a railway abandoned in the early 1930s as the owners finally gave up trying to maintain […]Read More Historic Railroad Hike
Despite my well documented love for Husky Football, I’m usually rather lethargic about the Seahawks. Sure, I’ll watch them when I get the chance, but more often than not I’ll discover that they played when I’m checking the Seattle Times at the end of the day. That doesn’t stop me from offering forth comments about their performance, […]Read More Seahawks Care-O-Meter
After debating and discussing the acquisition of televisions for months, Serene and I finally found the willpower and action plan to go to Fry’s and goddamn it, buy TVs so we could play Playstation 3 and watch Netflix until our brains exploded. And by “Netflix” I meant “Deep Space 9.” And it was good. MGS4ing […]Read More Crime! Theft! Stolen Property!
The Setup First you started showing up near shopping centers downtown with your brightly colored vest, laminated pages, notebook, and cheerful personality. We brushed you aside with ease: the sidewalks were large and there were a lot of individuals around. You were a minor inconvenience and we felt bad for hating those who worked for […]Read More Leave me Alone: Open Letter to Sidewalk Leeches