Dan, I walk around Capitol Hill smoking weed and drinking beer all of the fucking time. Just because laws are there doesn't mean they actually matter. Just yesterday I walked from Broadway to 24hr Fitness chugging a PBR. Nobody gives a shit.
While at Powell's, pick up a copy of Pokin' Round the Gorge by Scott Cook. For research purposes, of course.
WTF is wrong with Gmail?! Fuck!
mary's - burritos and boobs.
@1 I am not sure emulating the homeless is really the sort of thing Dan is talking about.
I do it with style. You have a 10% chance of running into me without dress shirt/pants/tie on. Really.
I'd say even a 10% chance of running into you with pants is far to much.
Is that a Blue Moon you're drinking?
Lose the lemon.
It a Hef.
do something about all the stuff you hate about seattle or move. why stay and be miserable?
Who needs a new translation of the Aeneid when you have old videos of the Opera version:
Portland sounds great. If only there weren't that thing, you know, preventing people from moving from Seattle to Portland.
Put it in a hydration pack. You can fit a whole blender of margarita in there:)
that picture makes me... thirsty. Hey here's an interesting reaction of Dan on This American Life...from a very stoned person.
Ah Portland - where you can have a boner AND a beer! It's only a short train ride away (and if you play your cards right, you can sometimes get lucky on the train. Not that I would know anything about that)
I want to go to Portland! But I have to go north this weekend. The Colonel and I are going to view the dams on the Skagit.
We were in Portland recently and noticed some good things. Maybe Fnarf should move there and terrorize the Mercury instead of the Slog.
WHY IS WASHINGTON SO FUCKING ASS BACKWARDS! EVEN NOW PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT BEER SAMPLES IN GROCERY STORES! WHAT THE FUCK!
Oh Man-check out the photos at the NY Times website; what a treasure trove to make snarky comments about: villagers are being maimed and killed and fleeing for their lives in Georgia. Give 'er hell Hipsters. Let the snark fly. Show us nothing is sacred to a slogger. Heil Dan Savage!
Well, I would move to Portland... if it weren't for my job, and the fact that my partner doesn't want to move to Portland, or my kid. Otherwise, nothing's holding me back!
@1 A PBR you say. You are so fucking hip! Got a neck tat do ya? If not Why not? Nose ring? Ear plugs? Seperate yourself from the mainstream-get some tats and piercings-no one else does that stuff.
Oh Mr Poe! I do love you so! You are so fucking hip!
Oh Dan! I swoon over your travel writing. Please come back soon and tell me how to live. Tell me what to think. Tell me what is funny. Tell me what is cool. Tell me you love me.
I am very, very hip. I read Slog.
And which gas guzzling method of transportation did you take to get down to Portland, hmmmm?
I thought we were supposed to be rethinking the American way of vacationing?
Here we go again. Comment 22 is not by me. Though I do love Mr. Poe, like a favorite tie.
Yesh Poe is a cutie. Whats wrong with emulating the homeless?
Sock-puppetry is really annoying. Why can't people just pull some bogus name out of their ass like I do?
Oh I don't know, they always forget (or don't care enough) to add the link so it doesn't really count.
If Colleen is Chicago Fan's wife, I would have doubts that she is worried that her husband's gay brother was taking him to strip clubs in a city he doesn't live in.
But then, that gay brother is Dan Savage and it might be a legitimate concern.
come on, Mandelbaum's translation is so much better. er.
Dan, will you please go HERE, Counter Media Books, around the corner from Powells, and giggle at all the *brilliant* and frickin' beautiful retro-porn magazines... it's a museum of XXX print publishing. Just don't giggle too loud. They get mad. Don't let 'em get mad. And tell them about HUMP!
I. Can't. Sleep.
It's not that late...
The classics are gay?
Speaking of Powells and Portland: Powells has these great eco bags for only 99 cents! As in less than one damn dollar! They are perfect for you Seattle people who can no longer use plastic bags for shopping. I bought ten of them for $9.90 and my family has started using them for groceries and other things. They are totally cute with a little squirrel on them and they are really super sturdy too! You'd never guess they only cost 99 cents! Just go to http://www.powells.com and look for the souvenir shop. They make great grocery bags but also are sturdy enough to carry books or whatever else you need to tote around. If you are a poor college student and you have to move your meager belongings, just shove your stuff in these bags and you'll be good to go! And, no, I don't work for Powells. heh. :)
We live in a bullshit state.
The great thing about our country is every state (and I've lived in six of them) has its own distinctive bullshit.
what is oregons bullshit? I didnt realize the nutso teetotaler streak washington has as I was 19 when I moved here.
In L.A., one place to drink outdoors that can be nice is at the ballpark. But if you live in Seattle I hear kissing your GF can get you kicked out, so maybe that's not such a great hangout.
As someone who lives in a city where visible smog hangs over our heads 24-7, the fear of second-hand cigarette smoke strikes me as a questionable preoccupation - and at least cigarettes make people feel good.
okay, the pumping gas thing is bullshit.
Portland also has real-time GPS cell phone bus tracking, which is a pretty sweet way to see how long you have to wait for the next bus.
@1, that outfit is just saving the undertaker a step, Poe. You're always thinking ahead...
When all those kids grow up to be alcoholics you'll be sorry
Good Morning Dan,
I agree with you regarding the stringent alcohol restrictions here in Washington State. The distribution of beer, spirits and wine need to go private. The problem is that the state gets heaps of revenue. It's been that way for awhile. Evidently, taverns in this state had to at one time, prevent children from watching adults drinking. That's the reason why some taverns didn't have windows or their outside walls were so high so as to prevent children from peering in. I recall hearing that Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle was exactly one mile from the entry of UW. Authorities didn't want drinking establishments within one mile of the University.
And, I think the fences are ridiculous. There's no reason why a child shouldn't see an adult drinking an alcoholic beverage. He could learn a few things. Like how to "drink".
Btw, I respect the desire to be hip more than I respect the desire to police other people's desire to be hip.
I think when your brother is Dan Savage, you get to claim some knowledge of the Gay.
Nicely put, sir.
Why do you have to bring your children EVERYWHERE? Why can there not be one place where I don't have to be bothered by them...I don't like children and don't want to be around them. Is it to much to ask that I can one place where I can have a drink and not have to be exposed to them?
Oh, this bullshit state, which provides you the economy to run your paper and amass a small personal fortune from being a smart ass (but a very smart, ass, in your defense!!)
Put up or shut up, foo
the acropolis in portland: Best strip club ever.
You can drink beer, watch nude women, and get fillet mignon at the same time.
So, can you not drink a beer in a park (legally) in Seattle? Pretty sure I've done just that. And on a fishing pier which is like a park with hooks and bait. So why can't you drink a beer in Volunteer Park by the wading pool? I need to test this out. God help me if I drop my child trying not to spill my beer.
Nope - not in a City of Seattle park. You can drink in State parks such as Lake Sammamish Park, though (on the Eastside even - oh, the irony!)
We have that too:
As I recall:
- State Income Tax
- Can't pump your own gas
- Hippies - REAL hippies, like, burnt-out, still living in the late '60's, bell-bottom & tie-dye wearing, acid-flashback having, Grateful Dead worshiping hippies
Otherwise, it's really not so bad.
Every state does have its own distinctive brand of bullshit. I mostly dislike the Washington Soviet Socialist Liquor Control Board, but I do appreciate wine in grocery stores, which is more than some states have. Before Seattle, I lived in Minneapolis, where you had to go to a liquor store to get wine. However, they were FANTASTIC private liquor stores. Imagine a QFC, then replace the canned goods with vodka, the meat counter with whiskey, and the produce with rum. The gourmet cheeses stay. And then imagine free samples in every aisle! But you can't buy wine in the grocery store.
Minnesota Good: no sales tax, progressive politics, adorably accented people, crisp air, lots of arts opportunites, Skywalks
Minnesota Bad: fucking cold...fucking hot and muggy in summer...poor attention to nose hair trimming...early bar closing...did I mention the cold?
I mostly dislike the Washington Soviet Socialist Liquor Control Board, but I do appreciate wine in grocery stores, which is more than some states have. Before Seattle, I lived in Minneapolis, where you had to go to a liquor store to get wine.
I grew up in New Jersey, where beer and wine and anything stronger than cooking sherry is only available in liquor stores (or in package goods section of a bar, etc). I assumed it was that way everywhere - the first time I left the state and saw beer in a 7-Eleven I was SHOCKED.
Hey remember that post Dan put up about the fat woman who rolled over in her sleep onto a baby and killed it. Gawd-I'm still laughing. Someone mentioned how horrible it must be for that women to have killed that child. Dan of course has the right attitude about the incident. Who gives a fuck about that woman and kid. We sloggers have been amused-now let's move on to the next big thing.
Dan, did you go by Countermedia? Oh please favor me with a personal response. It will up my Slog cred a good deal and it would be so very generous of you.
Then I could laugh at the likes of Mr Poe and Fnarf and the other basement dwellers who frequent the Slog.
COMTE @53: Does that work via phone? Looks like it's purely online.
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Works just fine on my Moto Q9, but I have to use a web browser to access it.
Say what? Doesn't EVERYBODY's phone have a web browser these days?
I saw you at Jamison Square, MR. Dan Savage. I was there with my young son, who you stopped from running into the coffee shop/ice cream store. I wanted to tell you how much I admire you and your column, but I didn't want to bother you. Anyway, I admire you and your column! And you're on my list of celebrity type people who should be my friends! Especially now that I know that you are really nice and unassuming guy.
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