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-- silly, silly people

Posted by Aaro)))n Edge | March 30, 2007 10:08 AM

Somebody call the whaaambulance!

Posted by ky | March 30, 2007 10:11 AM

This "clean" neighborhood you're looking for is actually out at Jubilee. Go there and cry about pole litter.

Jubilee! Jubilee? Jubilee!

Posted by seattle98104 | March 30, 2007 10:15 AM

Thank you for that, KY.

Posted by David Schmader | March 30, 2007 10:17 AM

Hm. This makes me want to go to Liberty and have a drink.

Posted by Dan Savage | March 30, 2007 10:17 AM

#3 Your comment reminds me of growing up in Lacey and cutting through Panorama City on my bike to visit a friend. Fucking Twilight Zone! Stepford for the aged!

Posted by elswinger | March 30, 2007 10:19 AM

I think they are probably just used to spelling "Cum" and carried it over into other similar words.

Posted by vooodooo84 | March 30, 2007 10:35 AM

I like Liberty's posters. They're a cool reminder that somebody is trying to build a business in the neighborhood and is willing to use a little elbow grease. Want something to bitch about? The quality of the garage sale signs so far this season leaves a lot to be desired! Ambiguous arrowing, floppy cardboard. Please.

Posted by j | March 30, 2007 10:53 AM

@8. oh and don't get me started on idiots that don't put a freaking date on their sign, and then proceed to leave them up for a month after the sale.

fucking bastards!

Posted by seattle98104 | March 30, 2007 11:02 AM

Whaaambulance---very funny, KY! Well done!

Posted by thank you | March 30, 2007 11:15 AM

If you think pole litter is a harmless expression of speech or a good way to promote a business, you should take a look at the telephone poles that line NW 23rd Ave. in Portland. You might change your mind.

Posted by CrazyCatGuy | March 30, 2007 12:45 PM

At least Liberty is an improvement on what was there before, a low end thrift shop and then it was an empty store front.

People bitch that there are empty store fronts and bitch when someone builds something. Time to LEVEL ALL OF THE HILL AND MAKE IT A HUGE PARKING LOT!!!! AND all the light poles will have lots of trashy hand made signs!!!

Posted by Andrew | March 30, 2007 12:54 PM

This is no different than Erica et al. whining about losing bars in Pike-Pine.

Posted by pointing out the obvious | March 30, 2007 1:14 PM

I hear the poles are beautiful in Kent.

Posted by Explorer | March 30, 2007 3:03 PM

As are the kielbasa.

Posted by Now, I am Andrew | March 30, 2007 3:18 PM

As are the kielbasa.

Posted by No, I am Andrew | March 30, 2007 3:18 PM

I hear repetition is in.

Posted by seattle98104 | March 30, 2007 3:28 PM

I hear repetition is in.

Posted by seattle98104 | March 30, 2007 3:29 PM

Let's see here... a new business in its first weeks of operation (Liberty's daytime business just opened with a different owner than the nighttime bar) places a few posters on telephone poles, and this guy labels them as a bad neighbor? You've got to be kidding me. We all remember the madness of a few years back when posters were banned throughout the city. The ban was lifted for good reasons:

(1) Pragmatically, banning posters stifles commercial and creative activity by silencing the voices of entrepreneurs and artists who don't have enough $$$ to advertise through "normal" corporate channels. Without audiences, these community-friendly ventures can never grow and the neighborhoods they support suffer.
(2) Jingoistically, banning posters violates free speech. Go America!
(3) Selfishly, I kinda want to know what's happening in my neighborhood so I can participate in the community. Does that make me a bad neighbor?

Soapboxing aside, Liberty AM gave away *free* espresso for a week and I'm pretty sure I saw the "anonymous" whiner enjoying a free cup of joe. Can you feel the righteous indignation?

Posted by Ryan | March 30, 2007 3:40 PM

Hello all.

Well. What a lovely tizzy. Unfortunately, it's not a beautiful sunny day, or we'd all I imagine be outside instead of here, contemplating beautiful telephone poles.

Ah, the telephone pole. Almost a contemporary museum of sorts.

Speaking of art, let's talk about the arat in question on these poles (and, by "poles" not the kind that serve kielbasa). You know, folks, there are a lot of things to get all up in an uproar about, but colorful signs on street poles? Really? Those are so upsetting? Hmm. Methinks that you my friend (the 'i, anonymous' poster) really has a lot of time on their hands. I sure wish that I did! Man, I'd write to the Stranger and complain about the weather. I mean, where's the damned sun? Or, I hear that there's something going on in Iraq or something?

Anyway. We're all kind'a proud of our new Liberty AM, since; after all, we're serving Stumptown espresso(great stuff). It's a great accompaniment to our fine, fine, fresh-fruit cocktails, and dare I forget our artful and tasty sushi?

Alrighty, then. Off I go to make a Jasmine. Yummy. Fresh-pressed lemon, gin, Cointreau and a kiss of Campari? Wonderful.

Posted by Liberty on 15th - the defendant in question | March 30, 2007 4:25 PM

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