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Monday, July 16, 2007

Dancing In Freeway Park?

posted by on July 16 at 14:29 PM

This does not look like fun. It looks rather sad:

As part of its summer programming to revitalize downtown’s Freeway Park, the Parks Department and Homestreet Bank are sponsoring Dancing ‘Til Dusk at Freeway Park. Free dancing will be held on an outdoor dance floor each Thursday evening in August. There will be live music and professional instruction for those who want to brush up their dance steps, as well as food and refreshments for purchase. Dancing ‘Til Dusk will be held in the Waterfall Plaza, at Sixth and Seneca in downtown Seattle. Instruction is 6-7 pm, and open dancing is held from 7-9 pm. No partner necessary.
Poor park, how humiliating, how embarrassing. Your sinister magic mocked by waltzing rich people.

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I think more than just rich people go to free dance lessons.

Posted by ky | July 16, 2007 2:37 PM

I thought it sounded fun...dancing in the park seems nicer than some dark crowded club...except for the lack of alcohol.

Posted by Dianna | July 16, 2007 2:43 PM

Charles, have you ever made a positive posting about something good? Seriously, if Seattle is so damn crappy why are you here?

And Ecce Homo is right, would people shooting up be better? Maybe a hate crime?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 16, 2007 2:44 PM

"Gonna dance those homeless right out of our park!"

Posted by MvB | July 16, 2007 2:49 PM

Parks arent for people to enjoy...are they?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 16, 2007 2:58 PM

If this is anything like those senior citizen dances in the Center House, it could be pretty sweet. Plus, imagine a city-sponsored homeless dance program.
Forget the Underground Tour, I want to see the smelly people DANCE!

Posted by Dr. Yes | July 16, 2007 3:14 PM

Admission should be free only for those who sleep on the benches every night.

Posted by Gomez | July 16, 2007 3:15 PM

Right in Satan's playground. What other pagan rituals does the Parks Department plan on sponsoring this year. I once walked through the park during the daytime with a more superstitious and supernaturally sensitive friend and he felt the presence of tortured spirits. This spooked him and would never return to the park. Neither of us had ever read the linked Stranger article and knew nothing about its tradition of death.
It is not uncommon for him to very occasionally sense the presence of spirits in hotel rooms but at this park it was at a whole new level.

Posted by Touring | July 16, 2007 3:16 PM

I thought parks existed for bums to make a little bum city.

Posted by fucking bums | July 16, 2007 3:18 PM

So how do you know they're gonna be rich people?

Posted by Jason Josephes | July 16, 2007 3:21 PM

Don't rich people pay for private lessons?

Posted by keshmeshi | July 16, 2007 3:26 PM

the horror: Free concert Aug. 17, noon, Minnie Driver

Posted by Special K | July 16, 2007 3:37 PM

If you go see the dance studios in Seattle and elsewhere, you will see that even the people who pay for lessons are not rich.

Are ecce's posts really being deleted, or is he just whining again? If they are, I protest.

Posted by fnarf | July 16, 2007 3:43 PM

Damn those rich people, with their top hats, monocles, and English accents. Workers of the world unite!

Posted by Sean | July 16, 2007 4:02 PM

If ecce's being deleted, then maybe he/she will reign in all the trolling. It's been so blatantly obvious that he/she's been posting just to troll.

Posted by Gomez | July 16, 2007 4:05 PM

Is there an official policy against trolling? Who makes the determination? How many times can a person troll before being banned -- none, one, ten? Or is it a percentage of his or her total posts?

Ask any fisherman: the way to get trollers to take their hooks elsewhere is to stop taking the bait.

Posted by fnarf | July 16, 2007 4:22 PM

Agreed Gomez and Fnarf. It's redicalous and obveous. Nanna's fart will dissipate, folks.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 16, 2007 4:42 PM

Yup, still being deleted.

I guess that the first ammendment is sacred, only when it suits your own purpose. Otherwise, you can just roll out the ole' "private property" excuse for censorship.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 5:20 PM

private property indeed. dont like the rules or the way things are run, leave.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 16, 2007 5:32 PM

What "rules"

Where are there rules for participating in SLOG?

Is it just for people who constantly agree with one another?

How about this, censorhsip is either good or bad, it isn't both or neither. I find it interesting that champions of the first ammendment would even consider censorship at all, whether or not they have the ability to do it.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 5:48 PM

I am shocked I have not had comments deleted....

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 16, 2007 5:50 PM

I am pleased that FINALLY the hateful shit that Ecce Homo spews is being censored.

Posted by K X One | July 16, 2007 6:00 PM


What have I posted is HATEFUL???

Just because you don't agree with me, does not me I am HATEFUL! Just because you don't appreciate my sense of humour doesn't mean I am hateful.

Perhaps you should broaden your horizons and get a real definition of what HATEFUL is.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 6:24 PM

If in fact ecce's posts are being deleted, which is not firmly established in my mind, I'm out of here. Bye-bye.

It has nothing to do with "the first amendment" (which doesn't have anything to say about the Slog) or "censorship" or even whether ecce's posts are worth reading (his track record is poor). It has to do with the discourse here. Ecce is participating in the discourse. People who post under other people's accepted names, or with the intent only to disrupt (like Josh/Shoshana garbage), or who post only personal ad hominem attacks, are not. The latter should be banned; the former must not be.

Posted by fnarf | July 16, 2007 6:43 PM

I guess that whoever was deleting my comments from earlier has left the office for the day.

It was strange, someone had to go back through a bunch of threads to delete some of my comments. Then, if I tried to post, it would stay up for a few seconds, sometimes a little longer, but would then disappear. It didn't seem to matter which thread.

I never recieved an email stating that this was going to happen, or why.

Personally, I think it was/is a pretty cowardlly thing to do. I will wait and see if it continues tommorow. But I will still participate in whatever way I can.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 6:57 PM

yo, homo: you have two kids and you live next to a bar?

better keep your stories straight, mr. mendacity.

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 16, 2007 7:17 PM


B: WHAT? (beep beep)

A: YOU'RE A VERY GOOD DANCER? (zoom zoom zoom)


Posted by Bauhaus | July 16, 2007 7:26 PM

I concur with fnarf...much as ecce annoys me.

Posted by Dianna | July 16, 2007 8:14 PM

Hmmm, I annoy a lot of people and frankly I could not give a shit! LOL!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 16, 2007 8:17 PM


Deleting comments is usually lame, especially if they are in fact part of the discourse. But I have yet to read anything from ecce homo that wasn't some half-witted attack on Dan Savage and his family, followed by half-witted rejoinders to the scores of people who take his bait. He has, much to his pride I'm sure, made this blog a much less interesting place. And frankly, his obsession with Dan is fucking creepy.

More than anything, Slog is a social milieu, and as such, when someone shows up with the sole intent of acting like an asshole, you show him the door. I think it would be better for everyone, including ecce homo, if Slog deleted every stupid thing he says.

Posted by Sean | July 16, 2007 8:19 PM


Its called living in a new mixed use building in a currently gentrifying neighborhood.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 8:50 PM

Fnarf, here are a few examples of how ecce 'participates in the discourse', from Slog and the Stranger Forum. And no, he's not the only person who says "fuck you" alot, but his posts usually serve to denigrate, berate, or bait Sloggers and commenters. Whether or not he considers his posts ironic is irrelevent. That irony is lost in a hurl of insults. I would vote to kick him off the island. Enjoy!

"Faggo Liberals... O'Reilly ROCKS!!! Go suck a cock..."

"Gitai, because you are a shallow and superficial pig..."

"I see guys with baggy pants and I want to hit them with my car. Its the height of bad fashion and show a slow mind."

"If Chuck had a baby, he would look like one of those starving ethiopian people. That look would be: HILARIOUS!!!"

"Because starving people are FUNNY!!! Didn't you get the message from the editor in cheif? Plus, I am sure that Chuck speaks a little ethiopian. That would be freaking GREAT!!! Wandering around with a big ass belly, flies swarming around his face (because of the smell of Enumclaw horse pucky) and speaking with all those clicks and whistles! A recipie for a feature in the print Stranger don't you know."

" wouldn't have that problem if you weren't walking around with that nerf football butt plug up your poop chute all day long."

"Good God, SLOG is turning into a real cesspool of people with depression, bi-polar, and satanists with borderline personalities."

"Bombastic retard"

"Yup, you're definately retarded."

"You guys really are fucking bigots."

"Pot head douchebag. Get a job."

"Keep on smokin' ya bum. Maybe you'll find a fucking job at the end of that blunt."

"You morons really have no freaking clue."

"Bombastic sam is a stinky cunt with shreds of week old toilet paper jammed in the lips and smells like low tide."

And lastly...

"I really enjoy posting inflammatory threads in this forum. I call it Trolling for Losers because every time I do it all the internet losers who've got nothing better to do jump in and give their opinions...LIKE I GIVE A FUCK WHAT YOU THINK!"

Posted by Buh-bye, Slog | July 16, 2007 9:13 PM


take a bunch of posts out of context to prove something.

So you have something against me. OH FREAKING WELL. Its really too bad that you took a majority of those comments totally out of context.

First, the Orielly comment was intentionally IRONIC based on the subject of the thread. But YOU purposely pulled that out of context, posted it here to somehow incite and imply something. The others are just the same.

NOW who is engaging in character assasination? YOU ARE.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 9:16 PM

And I NEVER said the last one.

So now, you are putting words in MY mouth that I never said. Very disgusting and truly worthy of being banned.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 9:21 PM

since when is attacking dan savage at every and any opportunity discourse, fnarf?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 16, 2007 9:29 PM
I really enjoy posting inflammatory threads in this forum. I call it Trolling for Losers because every time I do it all the internet losers who've got nothing better to do jump in and give their opinions...LIKE I GIVE A FUCK WHAT YOU THINK!

Let me get this straight, ecce. You spend all your time acting like a complete ass towards a community of people who wish you would go away, and you think everyone else here is a loser? Don't you have anything better to do than annoy everyone?

You don't like Slog and Slog doesn't like you. Go away, and everyone's a winner.

Posted by Sean | July 16, 2007 9:34 PM


Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 9:38 PM

Please post a link to where I said that.

Otherwise, STFU.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 9:40 PM

@34, I'm banning myself. Your ranting and baiting has helped lower the discourse on this blog to nothing more than a bulletin board for childish insults. Too bad, I used to enjoy reading it. Enjoy wallowing in your own filth.

Posted by Buh-bye, Slog | July 16, 2007 9:40 PM

Hey Buh-bye

Care to use a name that you actually post under? Or was this more of a hit and run?

I suspect you'll be around under a different name. But you'll probably be such a coward as to not reveal who you really are.

Posted by ecce homo | July 16, 2007 9:56 PM

Ecce, my apologies, the last quote in post 32 was NOT yours. It belongs to another troll, and I stand corrected on that. You did, however, say all the rest, and more besides...

"Thanks Horse-fucker..."

"Oh, boo hoo...You and your racist attitudes cant tolerate some of our blessed urban art? You want ALL of us to bow down to the needs and wants of your crotch fruit? Well, fuck you."

"Your mother must have been turning tricks in the trailor park you KKK POS. I hope you get mugged."

"El Diablo = Racist and a Douchebag"

"Get over it already. I don't care about you breeders and your stupid little children, and most everyone in the city feels the same way. Your just lucky that there are playgrounds (that MY tax dollars pay for) for you to go to. They are also the property of the taggers as well. You don't like the way this urban artist uses his park? Tough."

"If it were up to me, children would be illegal in the city limits of seattle, and over privilidged white racist parents would be banished to where they belong."

"Also, you may want to work on that whole drooling imbecile persona. You could also try stringing a sentence together that didn't make it sound like Corky is your hero."

"You sound retarded, and your feeble attempts to get attention from the fairer sex falls hard like a fossilized turd from Phyllis Diller's anus."

"You write like a 9 year old laotian immigrant."

"I didn't capitalize it because I don't like loatians."

"If you flip me off, I will follow you wherever you are driving to and bust a cap in yo' ass and scare da shit out yo ole' lady in da process. Fuckwad, better watch who you fuck with."

"Another free love tip Doc: Definately stop eating your own shit. Your breath stunk when you were cleaning off my cock."

"You're fat...but even worse, you have small chi chi's. At least most fat girls got some boobage going on. It really must suck to be fat and not have the benefit of dd's to rest on. You kinda got the shaft, huh, chubby. Fat, with no ta ta's. Shamefull. Perhaps you should lay off the stiffy "Velvet Hammers" at the Rose. Go purge ya douche...or better yet, starve yourself into complete irrelevance."

"This is right up your alley dan. Perhaps you could give him some sage advice that has made you so invaluable to the desperate 20 somethings of the world. Perhaps something along the line of "How to get shit and cum stains off your shirt. True art AND journalism. You know..."

"Hey Cuntface, go slide back into that nice warm hole of "nobady gives a shit" until you're told to come out. BTW, you REALLY should have paid attention to all those spelling and grammar tests in your pathetic public school eduMcAtion."

And BBS is my handle.

Posted by Buh-bye, Slog | July 16, 2007 11:14 PM

Wow, you really showed me.

I thought you were leaving. Decided not to huh?

Posted by ecce homo | July 17, 2007 1:13 AM

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