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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ewwwww… and Yay!

posted by on November 6 at 14:01 PM


Workers just cleared that very, very clogged drain at Pike and Broadway. Now you don’t have to jump over a small lake to cross the street or get to the QFC. Oh happy day.

“Why are you takin’ a picture of that,” one of the men asked me, as he reached for a handful of the sludge he just pulled from the backed-up drain.

“I’m excited the drain is clear! I’m going to put it on the internet! People will be stoked!”

“Hahaha… whatever.”

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In my old neighborhood in Ann Arbor I used to go out periodically with one of my gardening tools to clear the drain when it got clogged. It gave me great satisfaction to watch the water finally drain. The end.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | November 6, 2008 2:09 PM

Hey Balt-O-Matt, I have something to ask you about. Either check the latest topic in the Slog Facebook group, or send me a myspace message.

Posted by Aislinn | November 6, 2008 2:15 PM

Do people need to ask why Elliot Bay is the dead zone it is? That sludge eventually finds its way into the Bay and the aquatic food chain. Alas poor Orcas we knew them well...

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | November 6, 2008 2:31 PM

I'm with the maintainence worker on this one. That's pretty weird, Megan. It must be some Web 2.0 generational thing.

Posted by David Wright | November 6, 2008 2:49 PM

I kind of liked watching all the corks floating around. Little victory boats for the rats.

Posted by jseattle | November 6, 2008 2:56 PM

Why is Megan Seling so frickin' adorable?! I am trying hard not to be smitten, and it is not working.

Posted by RL | November 6, 2008 3:17 PM

Now if they could unclog the drain at the cross on Broadway @ Republican or Harrison - can never remember which - across from Starbucks, kitty corner from the Pilgrim Church - it's a veritable Veronica.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | November 6, 2008 4:01 PM

Adopt a drain! There are far more than the city can clear given the leaves and start of the rain.

Posted by Amnt | November 6, 2008 4:11 PM

Those bags of garbage are still at Broadway and Pike.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 6, 2008 4:13 PM

I'm really glad to hear about this. I am coming down from Vancouver this weekend and was really worried about it.

Posted by breklor | November 6, 2008 4:20 PM


Posted by Balt-O-Matt | November 6, 2008 4:55 PM


Yeah, we were fuckin' slobs Tuesday night! Are there any environmentalists on the Hill anymore? WTF?

Posted by UnCommonSense | November 6, 2008 9:26 PM

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