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Saturday, February 3, 2007

Bright Lights

posted by on February 3 at 21:34 PM


Who’s got a slingshot?

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You've slogged on this before, I think. Any thoughts on perhaps acting in a proactive manner by contacting the US Bank brass and pleading your case?

Posted by Will | February 3, 2007 9:55 PM

A slingshot? How about using them to knock the beaks off those damn crows that swoop down on you in that area. CAW!

Posted by Aqua | February 3, 2007 10:03 PM

what, don't you like density when it's across the street from your house? more eyes on the street!

Posted by wf | February 3, 2007 10:19 PM

Density, yes. Blinding lights, no.

Posted by EXTC | February 3, 2007 10:40 PM

It's true, that sign is blinding as you drive by. Corporate signage is a horrible thing.

Posted by damn | February 4, 2007 12:47 AM

Posted by homage to me | February 4, 2007 6:22 AM

Gee Christopher, does your building have any other open apts that are not staring right at the US Bank signage? That would have to be a living hell, unless you are tweaked out all night long.

Posted by Andrew | February 4, 2007 8:01 AM

omg it's glowing, it must be a bomb!

Posted by Ann | February 4, 2007 9:39 AM

Slingshots can be had at Target, Fred Meyer, or any big general retailer. Look in the sporting goods section in the glass case. Tell them you want to chase squirrels out of your bird feeder.

Posted by Fnarf | February 4, 2007 9:46 AM

christopher, you should organize some of your neighbors and write a letter to the bank manager or even have a sit-down with him/her...

Posted by write | February 4, 2007 10:42 AM

oh, go call the waaaaaaahhhmbulance.
Just think U SPANK! every time you look at the brightly glowing sign that Seattle is getting denser. And then imagine living above a bar/dance club on the Castro, and sleep well without any crack heads screaming all night long outside your window in the Tenderloin.

Posted by Dee in SF | February 4, 2007 11:19 AM

write's right. Plus you've got your bully pulpit to hold over their heads.

Posted by Patrick McGrath | February 4, 2007 11:25 AM

Yeah Christopher, the Bully Pulpit, just look how well that has worked for GWB? I would just sue them. Make up some sort of mental disorder (that you have already preferably) and say that the lights caused it.

Posted by Andrew | February 4, 2007 11:49 AM

I think it looks pretty.

Posted by Belmondo | February 4, 2007 3:53 PM

ann @ 8 wins

Posted by Cook | February 4, 2007 5:02 PM

#11: Why go all the way to the Tenderloin when you can get screen crack/meth heads down on Summit or Belmont?

Posted by it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood | February 4, 2007 5:55 PM

#11: Why go all the way to the Tenderloin when you can get screaming crack/meth heads down on Summit or Belmont?

Posted by it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood | February 4, 2007 5:55 PM

while you're at it, why not take out the street lights, traffic signals, and reroute the major thoroughfares? you have to admit that choosing to live on Broadway and complaining about light pollution is more than a little silly.

Posted by nimby | February 4, 2007 7:59 PM

at least it's not one of the five bars within a block of my house ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 5, 2007 12:33 AM

I hear Nebraska is nice.

Posted by Trevor | February 5, 2007 3:08 AM

What would you prefer, crack heads on the street corner asking for change or ultra bright corporate signage. Wait, I guess you have both...

Posted by Andrew | February 5, 2007 7:44 AM

I think most of those posting haven't seen this sign. It's really unbelievably bright; about three times brighter than anything else on the street, and that's saying a lot.

They don't need to get rid of the sign, just dim it a bit from midnight to 6am?

Posted by please | February 5, 2007 9:44 AM

Yeah, that thing is so f****ing bright and it's competing with the offending American Apparel brightness catticorner.

Posted by kill me now | February 5, 2007 10:11 AM

nebraska. is. not. nice.

trust me...

Posted by michael strangeways | February 5, 2007 11:03 AM

Frizzelle: I hear Monroe is a nice place to live, and they don't have as many bright bank signs.

Posted by NIMBY | February 5, 2007 11:25 AM

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