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I thought we had that abortion with the monorail already. SOMEONE flush the damn fetus down the toilet already!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 15, 2008 10:13 AM

This is kinda like having an ex who things end poorly with, and you never want to see again, but he just won't go away after you break up.

Posted by Mickymse | January 15, 2008 10:58 AM

Also on the agenda: your stuff in a box for you to pick up.

Posted by Greg | January 15, 2008 11:02 AM

I remember how the 520 bridge was going to be replaced with an 8-lane bridge and the Viaduct was going to be replaced ...

Oh, wait, those didn't happen either.

Compared to those monsters, the SMP was pretty efficient ... and would have been a lot cheaper.

Thanks, Greg!

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 11:20 AM

Will, you're so dumb.

They had a design for a monorail that narrowed to one railway line at a time, and a switching technology where the switches were 150 feet long and took 2 minutes to switch.

THat shit could never have been built. It was insanity.

Posted by Andrew | January 15, 2008 11:46 AM

The monorail project that was proposed at the end is not the monorail project that was sold to the public at the beginning.

Incompetent leadership that was unwilling/unable to address fundamental flaws in the program killed what started as a good idea.

In the end, it was too expensive, too compromised, and led by arrogant boobs.

I'd go attend the last public hearing to laugh, but I'd really rather drop a sack of burning dog shit on Joel Horn's doorstep, ring the bell and hide.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 15, 2008 12:25 PM

@6 - isn't that a hate crime? I mean, in Seattle, Monorail is a religion ... even if not popular today ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 12:31 PM

The Flying Spaghetti Monster will be providing no beer, pirates, or hookers to Tom Weeks and Joel Horn in the afterlife.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 15, 2008 12:52 PM

Elsewhere, over on

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Posted by nbc | January 15, 2008 12:55 PM

Thank you and good night!

Posted by Grant Cogswell | January 15, 2008 1:12 PM

Seattle Popular Monorail Authority? Splitters! I'm with the People's Monorail Authority of Seattle.

Posted by K | January 15, 2008 1:37 PM

Andrew do have a link to the information about 2 minute switches?

Posted by schmidt | January 15, 2008 2:01 PM

I would have been confused, too, ECB, but I'm not a reporter. As a citizen, I simply look in the laws of the State of Washington and find that the Legislature has prescribed the method by which the Monorail Authority is to be dissolved. For a reporter such as yourself, apparently such "research" is outside the scope of duty--perhaps because "ironic blogging" takes up too much of your time.

Posted by read the damn law | January 15, 2008 3:29 PM

If you didn't spend so much time doing "research" perhaps you'd be wittier.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 15, 2008 3:34 PM

I think I'm going to go do some "research" now.

Posted by Greg | January 15, 2008 3:47 PM

Have fun, but remember to wipe up after yourself.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | January 15, 2008 4:41 PM

God, I miss those monorail glory days. The $100K-plus jobs. Hiring all of Paul Schell's old aides. Buying color ads in all the community newspapers to shut 'em up. Calling ourselves the People's Monorail Whatever. Building the line on budget and on time and helping people get around Seattle.

Whoops! I hallucinated that last bit.

Posted by J.R, | January 15, 2008 5:18 PM

Goddamnit, this is like rubbing salt in the wounds.

Posted by litlnemo | January 16, 2008 3:01 AM

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