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Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Read it in the Weekly

posted by on January 31 at 11:22 AM

OK, probably not. Anyway, here’s the “Smart Alternative“‘s only mention of the shooting at the Philadelphia Cheese Steak restaurant at 23rd and Jackson, where two people were shot and one killed, in its entirety (from their food blog, Voracious):

It’s Official: Bottomfeeder is a Curse

Remember last week, when we wrote that garnering mention in Bottomfeeder [a food column] might be a curse on your restaurant? Well, we wrote about this place [the restaurant]. Then this happened [a link to the P-I story about the shooting.]

Seattle Weekly: Keeping it classy since 1976!

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the weakly strikes again. eww.

Posted by orangekrush | January 31, 2008 11:22 AM

It's so cute when SEAT tries to have a sense of humor. If the rag were a person, it'd be that douche at the table that repeats the joke because nobody laughed.

Posted by Mr. Poe | January 31, 2008 11:22 AM

Seriously, we don't need to know every time the Weekly writes some stupid.

It makes you look petty. Because if your rag is so much better, why bother giving the Weekly any attention at all?

Posted by Wow. | January 31, 2008 11:25 AM

I'll ask the same question that Danny Westneat asked: If the he Weekly and the dailies are boring and irrelevant why do you keep bringing them up?

Posted by Jeff | January 31, 2008 11:35 AM

Also, this is not at all below the level of humor employed by various Stranger writers, especially when it comes to this very blog.

Glass houses, etc.

Posted by Matthew | January 31, 2008 11:38 AM

I like hearing about the weekly being a douche. It makes me feel better about myself. And it's funny.

Posted by Sandy | January 31, 2008 11:39 AM

I don't mind hearing a few times a month what the Weekly did this time. I'm not going to read it, so how else would I know?

Posted by elenchos | January 31, 2008 11:41 AM

ECB: Future editor of the Little Nickel

Posted by Reach for the stars, sister | January 31, 2008 11:42 AM

I want to post something about bricks in glass houses or shitting where you live.

Posted by seattle98104 | January 31, 2008 11:42 AM

What is this "Seattle Weekly" I hear so much about? Does the Stranger have a competitor?

Posted by tsm | January 31, 2008 11:42 AM

@7 - True that.

Posted by Liston | January 31, 2008 11:52 AM

In all fairness, the Weekly has sunk down to this level themselves. Just this week, they did an in-depth investigation into the Stranger's restaurant review shenanigans. That paper has gone down the tubes since their one funny writer got chased out of town by angry Clay Aiken fans.

Posted by kebabs | January 31, 2008 11:53 AM

This coming from the same paper that used the Weekly's editor in the middle of their El Gaucho article poking fun at the fact that the Weekly called them on their faulty food article... I didn't see a 1/4 page ad from Thomas Street this week? What's the deal?

I love reading both of your papers, and I love reading the slog, but this petty bickering is just that, petty and played out... *YAWN*

Posted by Lukas | January 31, 2008 11:53 AM

Well, the Weekly did get you guys about the food review ... yeah, I read them sometimes ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 31, 2008 12:05 PM

Oh please. That's no less funny, and no less/more offensive, than the Stranger's "49 Best Deaths" laff riot.

Posted by David | January 31, 2008 12:17 PM

wtf does erica know about class?

Posted by some dude | January 31, 2008 12:19 PM

My boyfriend won't actually admit it but he does like the meathead humor in the Weekly.

Posted by gabrielle | January 31, 2008 12:29 PM

Remember that story Erica wrote about the dangers of fixed-gear bikes and got every single fact about the actual mechanics wrong? Fixed gears dangerous! Dumptrucks safe! Then the Stranger turned around and included the cyclist's death in their "49 best deaths" feature shortly there after?

Yeah, that was really classy too.

Bryce's friends and family we're really proud of that feature Erica.

Stay classy!

Posted by Crank | January 31, 2008 12:43 PM

There isn't such a thing as a classy altweekly anymore, but at least Stranger staff (as far as I know) don't troll as anonymous commenters on the Weekly's blog. Point: Slog. Just sayin'.

Posted by mackro mackro | January 31, 2008 12:51 PM

Mackro, why do you assume that? I think you're wrong.

Posted by Crank | January 31, 2008 12:58 PM

Can you do an anonymous post? I thought you had to give your e-mail info?

You mean this whole time I could have been slogging as Capt. Meat-Head?


Posted by Lukas | January 31, 2008 1:00 PM

I think you just fake the email ...

Posted by How to do an Anonymous Post | January 31, 2008 1:40 PM

@20 its because nobody comments on the weekly's blog

Posted by vooodooo84 | January 31, 2008 1:46 PM

@23 - I did once, admittedly. But I got there from a link on Slog.

Posted by tsm | January 31, 2008 2:06 PM

Classy like the way the Stranger posts the phone number for The Weekly under that freaky clown column?

Posted by Non | January 31, 2008 2:15 PM

*That* was funny, Non. You gotta admit. I didn't realize till I called the number. I wuz like, 'shit, I got dooped!'.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 31, 2008 2:25 PM

I didn't say that on the PHONE. I didn't leave a message.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 31, 2008 2:27 PM

I hate the Weekly. I have no particular reason for it, but I hate them utterly. (It may have something to do with Ask an Uptight Seattlite!)

I hope the Stranger makes them cry.

Posted by Cate | January 31, 2008 2:33 PM


I didn't write that, nor was I even in town when the issue was written.

Posted by ECB | January 31, 2008 2:40 PM

Cate I'm sure a lot of people including the inanimate Weekly newspaper hates you too.

Posted by Redken | January 31, 2008 2:46 PM

At least the Weekly got the street address right. Damn those pesky facts.

Posted by Do you live in Seattle ECB? | January 31, 2008 3:13 PM

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