posted by January 1 at 0:41 AMon
Not sure what’s lamer—tonight’s fireworks, or the fact that I’m kicking off the new year with a Slog post about them. Either way, thanks to a Space Needle computer meltdown, the huge fireworks display froze up twice tonight, and once they were finally thrown into manual override, they were pretty much all set off at once. Looked awful. Somebody, quick—figure out how this is foreshadowing for Seattle public policy in ‘08.
Even worse than standing out in the cold to watch them downtown, though, was watching channel 5’s broadcast of the thing as the hosts tried to make up for the dead air. Yeah, tell me how fucking beautiful the Space Needle is again. Here’s a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution, Joyce Taylor: Shut. Up.