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Thursday, December 13, 2007

SLUT Sabotage?

posted by on December 13 at 13:29 PM

Somebody really hates the SLUT.

Yesterday evening, the King County Sherrif’s office was called in after a trolley conductor spotted a “handball” sized ball bearing on trolley track at Westlake Avenue and Thomas St.

“We checked the rest of the tracks and we didnít find any others,” says Sergeant John Urquhart, spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s office. “[But] We are treating it seriously. There could have been serious damage to the street car, but itís unlikely it could have derailed it.”

Urquhart says anyone caught tampering with the tracks could be charged with reckless endangerment and/or vandalism and malicious mischief. According to Urquhart, the King County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit are discussing ways to prevent a similar incident in the future.

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Leave the SLUT alone!

Posted by Kris Krocker | December 13, 2007 1:37 PM

Didn't someone here have the bright idea of a rubber-like filler that would fill the track crack (I just really wanted to say that) for bike safety? Wouldn't that also be a REALLY convenient way to keep crap like loose ball bearings out of the track crack, too? (See, I said it again.)

Attention, anyone at SLUT mission control that would be amenable to catching a clue?

Posted by Al | December 13, 2007 1:47 PM

SLUT crack. Ahahahaa..... yeah.

Posted by K | December 13, 2007 2:09 PM

"golf ball sized." Golf ball.

Posted by golf | December 13, 2007 2:09 PM

Heh, looks better than most of the cop shows out there right now...

Posted by COMTE | December 13, 2007 2:13 PM

whether it is a slut or not does not justify this sort of treatment.

Posted by infrequent | December 13, 2007 2:18 PM

King County Sheriff at south Lake Union? What's up with Seattle Police Department?

Posted by Algernon | December 13, 2007 2:44 PM


Posted by Gitai | December 13, 2007 2:55 PM

Yo #7, I bet the King County Sheriff's Office provides security for the streetcar just like it does for Metro Stinky Transit.

Ya know what I'm sayin'?

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | December 13, 2007 3:13 PM

What Shaniqua said.

Posted by Jonah S | December 13, 2007 3:18 PM

It seems utterly bizarre to design a streetcar system that can't actually handle litter on the street. Flotsam ends up on the streets, period--bottles and branches and garbage bags and inexplicable shoes, the same things you dodge or squash when driving. Can the SLUT handle any of those things? Obviously the SLUT can't dodge anything, so it has to be able to clear its own tracks of debris or else squash anything in its way. If it doesn't have some sort of sweeping-scooping-trick to get shit out of its way, what good is it?

Posted by Christin | December 13, 2007 3:24 PM

Um, it looks pretty, @11?

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 13, 2007 3:38 PM

Ha Ha

The slut got teabagged!

I thought sluts liked balls?

Posted by Packratt | December 13, 2007 5:26 PM

Balls. In the SLUT's crack.

Why did no one think to call the Tacoma Link the Tacoma Intracity Transit System? Or the new one the Airport Streetcar System?

Posted by K | December 13, 2007 10:11 PM

... I hate the acronym 'SLUT'. Hate it hate it hate it. Double-plus hate the way that y'all toss it around, hate the way male hipsters wear it on T-shirts, etc. etc.
However, if it will induce you to post more music videos from my youth, I will accept it. Perhaps there could be a 'SLUT' post about, say, 'Panic' on the streets of Seattle because of this ball-bearing sabotage. Or maybe we'll be forced to bid 'Bye Bye Bye' to the 'SLUT' after all these many failings, and you could post with the video for that early oughts classic by *NSYNC.

Posted by Ursula | December 13, 2007 10:53 PM

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