This Week on Slog
Highlights from the last seven days, for those of you who aren’t reading every word in real time. (You can stay on top of Slog by subscribing to our RSS feed.)
Friday, January 27
Readers translated the Japanese on Dan Savage’s bag of Party Time Crabs: “A time spent with fun companions—come on now, all together!” (Conveniently, this also summarizes Jennifer Maerz’s Friday night farewell bash at Vito’s.) Later, Josh Feit made several people cry with his poignant vignette from the big party at the Paramount after Washington State’s gay civil rights bill passed.
Saturday, January 28
Josh reported that the Washington State Dems and Rs voted in new state party chairs. Debate on the merits of the new leaders followed (and someone calling herself Gasgirl attempted to discredit Josh’s reporting by accusing him of “hanging out with Team Nickels”).
Sunday, January 29
Andy Spletzer tossed his final paper airplane from Sundance/Slamdance, noting locals who claimed prizes.
Monday, January 30
When Tim Eyman announced he will be filing both an initiative and a referendum seeking to repeal the gay civil rights bill, Eli Sanders sent him an e-mail with a simple question: “Why are you doing this?” While we awaited his answer, 20 readers offered guesses, and one wondered what the difference between an initiative and a referendum is. Shortly thereafter Christopher Frizelle admitted to just now discovering John Cassavetes and sparked a friendly chat among cinephiles, which ended with romance between Sean Nelson and Rich Jenson. And in “Our Own Big Dig,” Erica Barnett quoted some of a recent Belltown Messenger cautionary tale about waterfront tunnels and drew 44 passionate opinions, including several toilet metaphors.
Tuesday, January 31
Eyman answered Eli’s question. Sort of.
Wednesday, February 1
Erica fired readers up again with more scorching viaduct talk. Though Savage was silent during yesterday’s State of the Union address, he and a dozen or so readers had plenty to say during Wednesday night’s Project Runway.
Thursday, February 2
Charles Mudede has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to write to word “drinky”—today it arrived. Corianton Hale posted porn starring The Stranger’s receptionist and a grease pie. Cienna Madrid told a hilarious tale of electronic romance. And Brendan Kiley unearthed what appears to be the prototype for the brilliant Wonder Showzen.
Friday, February 3
Paul Constant reported that since he’s quit smoking, he’s been very, very ill. Readers also reported suffering through colds and flus after quitting and offered several explanations for the the phenomenon. Also: “This Week on Slog” was born. Is it worth my time? Discuss.