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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tweaking the Design

posted by on July 29 at 13:51 PM

Giving the Ford Probe a run for its money as the worst-named anything ever, some folks are promoting the the worst-named event in Seattle: Methfest. Because nothing sounds more appealing than a bunch of greasy hipsters on meth. Here’s their poster:


Methfest’s poster is a riff on an old Hempfest poster—a poster I made in 2000 (the original was better, if I do say) that’s been butchered to promote, not legalizing pot, but smoking meth! At the bottom, it says, “Pissing off hippies since 2005.” Um, nice try, Methfest, but I’m not a hippie. And to show I’m not upset, here’s your poster!

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"Herpes Hideaway"...cackle cackle...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 29, 2008 1:55 PM

Theirs is the misfortune of running in the den of theives in the linoleum square.

Just what the fuck is that you might ask...

it's where federal case meets the new third ,fourth, and seventeenth rheich.LOng live federal plans where you can get a job snitching and setting up on your friends and snooping and hacking in the library while making a big deal about pot.

Posted by anonymus hippy killers | July 29, 2008 1:57 PM

Speaking as an official arbiter, Dominc, these aren't hipsters. They may be greasy, though.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 29, 2008 1:57 PM

This has to be a joke.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 29, 2008 2:01 PM

Hey -- how come no reporting on the shooting at the UU church in Knoxville that killed 2 and injured others? The guy who did it reportedly did it because the UUers are so liberal (of course, the a$$hole also had an ex-wife from the church). Maybe no reporting is a good thing; if this had happened at a Baptist church and the gunman had blamed all the crazy right-wingers, this would be plastered all over Fox, etc. It's not even on the Fox news site. This gunman attacked DURING A CHILDREN'S MUSICAL at the church. There's some nugget of hypocritical wisdom about the right wing and their love of family, blah blah blah. But I'm a lifetime UU and this is really upsetting.

Posted by condimentgrrl | July 29, 2008 2:02 PM

Apparently it isn't a joke but the people who would attend are.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 29, 2008 2:02 PM

What amuses me is that these Meth promoters don't think they will be identified by authorities, just for showing up. Then again, Meth and intelligence don't seem to mix well...

Posted by Michael C. | July 29, 2008 2:04 PM


Um, aren't they all like in their 50's and 60's now?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 29, 2008 2:05 PM

UU should welcome the shooting cause everything is always okay when you're a UU.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 29, 2008 2:06 PM

TwoDeadSluts...OneGoodFuck played my wedding.

Posted by DOUG. | July 29, 2008 2:09 PM


Charles made a post about it yesterday morning.

Scroll, biatch.

Posted by Non | July 29, 2008 2:10 PM

Also, I find it ridiculous that they think the only people that have a problem with Meth are hippies. I have a problem with meth and I hate hippies too.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 29, 2008 2:12 PM

OMG, you guys! I am so excited because last time Two Dead Sluts were in town, I was totally sick and couldn't go! But now there back and OH MY GOD I cannot wait. Can you get tickets in advance?

Posted by Meagan | July 29, 2008 2:12 PM

Also! I am so high on meth that I forgot the form of their/there/they're I wanted to use! HAHAHAHA Aren't contractions hilarious?

Bugs! Under my skin!

Posted by Meagan | July 29, 2008 2:15 PM
15's the end of the world as we know it...

Posted by schnoodle | July 29, 2008 2:25 PM

This is a cry for help.

Posted by Greg | July 29, 2008 2:39 PM

if these tweakers were on bikes, we could call it Critical Meth.

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 29, 2008 2:43 PM

Will this be held in an apartment with blankets over the windows and lots of rank men trying to have sex with limp dicks while picking at thier skin and chewing thier tongues?

Posted by DJSauvage | July 29, 2008 2:45 PM

Crack-heads unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains!

Posted by vooodooo84 | July 29, 2008 2:47 PM

sadly, that lineup is still way better than anything at Gay Pride...

Posted by michael strangeways | July 29, 2008 3:20 PM

Uh....yeah, they are serious...they are going to promoting meth use.

Parody folks. Whether or not its funny is another question.

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | July 29, 2008 3:22 PM

hot tranny meth.

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 29, 2008 3:24 PM

That sounds Familiar.

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | July 29, 2008 3:26 PM

Ew. Even if it's parody, it's such a turnoff that I think I'd avoid those places even if I desperately wanted to fuck the bands playing those venues.

Posted by Gitai | July 29, 2008 3:36 PM

Jeremy, that's right up there with my "STD Holocaust for Native Americans" whereby I am giving out free anti-biotics to clear up STIs for homeless native americans.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 29, 2008 4:07 PM

if the poster is buggin ya, then stay away from the shows.

nuthin but noise, y'all!

Posted by paulus | July 29, 2008 5:31 PM

Is Methfest going to be held right before or right after the next Critical Mass ride? Or will it be during the ride? After all, same people.

Posted by WS | July 29, 2008 6:30 PM

That poster, even if considered a parody, blows. On a lighter note, I know one of the bands playing. Young, naive kids with good metal riffs.

Posted by Gabe | July 29, 2008 9:26 PM

Meth fest is an experimental noise festival.

Posted by opus23 | July 29, 2008 9:51 PM

Well, I think it's fucking funny.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | July 29, 2008 9:58 PM

MethFest is a seattle institution by this point...this'll be what, the fourth one? i think...they've all been great, and if you have any interest in noise or grind or anything of the sort then MethFest will bhook you up with members of the local community.

also, since when is having a terrible shitty lofi aesthetic with little/no apparent artistic merit a bad thing?

Posted by Juan | July 30, 2008 12:37 AM

HAHAHA, funny thing is, this fest is put on by 2 dudes who dont do drugs of anykind lol. They are only making fun of them and hempfest! It is halarious that all the idiots of the mainstream just fall in line with the other sheep...morons...this is an awesome fest. keep up the damning good work gents...and i dont think your that greasy...

Posted by pick axe | July 30, 2008 1:34 PM

How can people make fun of such a terrible problem in our inner cities? I've lost friends to this horrible drug and I don't find it funny one bit. If the promoters of this horrid excuse for entertainment think they are intelligent for creating this parody, they are sadly mistaken. I have half a mind to take this to the city council for indecency and being offense. I, as a member of the Seattle Cornish School of High Arts will be forming a protest of Methfest for the entirety of the festival. If you are interested in join me and spreading the word against meth or the parody of meth contact me @ abigalelovejoyforpeace(at)yahoo(dot)com

We'll show these "jokers" that we don't find their humor funny.

Posted by Abigale Lovejoy | July 30, 2008 5:08 PM

if you lost two friends to meth, maybe you should have picked better friends. they probably would have been at the fest and been sorely disappointed that it's actually about music.

Posted by to abi | July 30, 2008 5:15 PM

what happened to the other half of your mind? meth?

Posted by d'giz | July 30, 2008 11:19 PM

Only a meth festival could feature a single-named performer called "Sean."

Posted by Hyp | July 31, 2008 5:10 AM

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