Strangercrombie Item of Last Year
posted by December 12 at 12:21 PMon
Every year, The Stranger sells off chunks of itself—the cover, a guest-expert slot in Savage Love, reviews, feature stories, etc.
My favorite thing about last year’s Strangercrombie was the bunch of comedians who got together, pooled their money, and bought Suggests so they could publicize The Week of Fun, their big push to publicize the new comedy scene in Seattle. They collectively paid $610 for the Suggests and were terrified their gambit would fail and they’d all lose their money (which they couldn’t afford to spend in the first place).
They didn’t. The Week of Fun was a huge success with performances by the People’s Republic of Komedy, David Schmader, Charles Mudede, Sabzi from Blue Scholars, and a bunch of other funny fucks.
It was a coming-out party for Seattle’s comedy scene. It was a coup.
You know how much Suggests is going for right now? Forty-six threadbare dollars.
Even the theater review is going for more money than Suggests. I’m the theater editor, and even I have to admit that’s pathetic. Nothing in this paper should be less valuable to the city of Seattle than a theater review.
How about this: You bid on Suggests, and the winner will get a dozen cupcakes from Cupcake Royale. Deal?
(In good news: As of this very second, you all have raised $36,672. Which is fantastic. Three cheers for FareStart, three cheers for you.)