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Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Just In…

posted by on May 31 at 15:05 PM

Slog tipper Simac writes…

Vandals recently tagged graffiti onto the dumpsters outside the Lake City Taco del Mar. No one was hurt, and the fumes from the spray paint dissipated so as not to negatively impact pregnant women and children eating at the nearby Dick’s. There is concern that the chemicals used to remove the graffiti, when this eventually happens, could cause as much harm to passers-by’s health as the graffiti itself, though there may some mental overexertion dealing with how possessive nouns are formed in English. In the end, the most shocking issue with this tragedy is that it didn’t warrant mention in either the PI or the Stranger.

We’ve got reporters streaming to the sceneómeaning, me and Guzman are meeting there later for burrito. Stay tuned for updates.

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Cross posting my comment from another thread here because I'm not sure who is reading what today, CNN is saying the Obamas have resigned from their church and Obama will hold a news conference about this.

Posted by PopTart | May 31, 2008 3:30 PM

Somebody actually eats at Taco del Mar?

Posted by SeMe | May 31, 2008 5:05 PM

The plural possessive of "passerby" is enough to kill or permanently cripple a weaker person. Well done, Simac; I dunno if you're right or wrong, but you got through it alive.

Posted by Fnarf | May 31, 2008 5:19 PM


Posted by w7ngman | May 31, 2008 6:05 PM

Tagging should be a felony.

Posted by elswinger | May 31, 2008 7:13 PM


Posted by Simac | May 31, 2008 10:23 PM

Funny you should mention going for a burrito. Someone on another Slog thread this morning (I forget where and am not presently in an appropriate mental state to go look) linked to an article about a cross country pneumatic tube that sends burritos from San Francisco to New York in something like 64 minutes. Apparently the tube was completed in the early 1930s and was originally intended to carry mail. When I just now Googled "cross country pneumatic burrito tube" I got the same article.

Why have I never heard of this before? Does anyone else know about it? Is Clem Kadiddlehopper in Hooterville, Nebraska aware that Mexican food may at this very moment be whooshing under his cow pasture at a speed faster than sound? I have hardly been able to think of anything else today. Maybe I should go lie down.

Posted by RainMan | May 31, 2008 10:52 PM

I ate at Taco Del Mar (the one in the tri-cities) a couple of weeks ago and incurred a hellish case of explosive diarrhea as a result. I'm through with them.

Why no more dartheaded pigeon stories? IMHO you all haven't done any really hard hitting journalism here since.

Possible dartheaded pigeons story ideas:

1. A day in the life of a dartheaded pigeon.
2. What are the risk factors and personality disorder characteristics of a pigeon darter?
3. How can you tell if your child is darting pigeons.
4. What can you do if you happen upon a dartheaded pigeon?
5. Why Seattle? What is the dark underbelly to a city of chai tea sippin hippies in volvos that could create an environment where it's ok to blowdart pigeons? Is Seattle the new Portland with its polite acceptance of just about any forms of deviancy?

Posted by Bob | June 1, 2008 8:19 AM

RainMan, no es verdad. The Alameda/Weehawken Burrito Tunnel is but a myth. The Philadelphia/Seattle Cheesesteak Tunnel isn't real, either.

Posted by Hooty Sapperticker | June 1, 2008 9:14 PM

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