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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Letter of the Day

posted by on October 25 at 12:21 PM

My bus stop has a row of newspaper boxes, with the Stranger and Seattle Weekly at the end. One day I saw that someone had set a fire in the Weekly box. There was a large pile of ash in it, and its plastic window was warped and drooping. The Stranger box next to it was untouched. I mentioned this to my teenage son, and he asked the question I’d been wondering, too: “Why would someone burn the Weekly and not the Stranger?”

Franz Amador

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ID's? Do you have to be 18 or 21???

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 25, 2008 12:37 PM

Fuck, wrong thread. Sorry.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 25, 2008 12:38 PM

My guess: it was just one cigarette.

Posted by Ng Yi-Sheng | October 25, 2008 12:38 PM

..they ran out of matches..

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | October 25, 2008 12:40 PM

I had explosive diarrhea once and shot it out cannon-style into a Stranger box. It's not like anyone picks up the paper anyway.

Posted by And no, I do not work for the Weekly | October 25, 2008 12:46 PM

Don Ward

Posted by MyNameIsNobody | October 25, 2008 1:08 PM

a bad sign when neither teenagers nor their parents can remember why the stranger used to be better than the weekly.

Posted by josh | October 25, 2008 1:16 PM

i can think of 52 reasons...

Posted by isweatbutter | October 25, 2008 1:16 PM

There are clearly more disgruntled ex-Weekly staff than there are ex-Stranger staff.

Posted by Joe M | October 25, 2008 1:36 PM

We suck and no one reads our lousy paper and I am a bad, bad man.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 25, 2008 2:15 PM

You may be a "bad man", Dan, but I still read your column/SLOG entries religiously. :)

Posted by Danielle | October 25, 2008 2:40 PM

cannon style? yikes!

Posted by Mike in MO | October 25, 2008 3:11 PM

@10 Nah, just an incredibly self important man.

Posted by It's MY blog! Mine, mine! | October 25, 2008 4:03 PM

It's mine—all mine!

Posted by Dan Savage | October 25, 2008 4:15 PM

After all the Stranger has no Mexicans I can ask questions of.

Posted by K | October 25, 2008 7:34 PM

More accurate, Dan, is you're mad, bad, and dangerous to know.

@11: I don't even live in Seattle, and I read The Stranger and SLOG religiously.

That's how fucking good it is.

Posted by Tracy | October 25, 2008 7:45 PM

Why would somebody waste a perfectly good match on a stack of Weeklys?

Posted by violet_dagrinder | October 26, 2008 1:10 AM

don't they have something Palin-esque on the cover this week?

Posted by ironymaiden | October 26, 2008 10:54 AM

I'm just barely in the Western Hemisphere and I read the Stranger and SLOG daily. It's that freakin' good.

Posted by Matt in Southampton | October 27, 2008 5:55 AM

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