I Hate Seattle

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the sun has set harder than december in alaska on seattle sports.

mariners- cursed by the baffling refusal to acknowledge that the dismissal of randy johnson is the biggest personnel gaffe since babe ruth. the same people that said randy was finished after he saved baseball in seattle before winning FIVE cy youngs, also canned the athlete who does the most for the community, jamie moyer, in time for him to win a world series elsewhere. the american league worst m's are the first team to lose 100 games with a $100 million payroll. our loyal attendance was third in the league minus the two lesbians kicked out of safeco for kissing during the big screen "kiss cam".

seahawks- first egomaniac mike holmgren thought he could be the only person ever to succeed as president, general manager and coach. then he insisted on a style of play as tenuous and fragile as his starting quarterback selection, who has always seemed a hard hit away from not being around to play in the games he's paid almost a million bucks per. how about not ever using the shotgun formation for almost a decade, or not throwing the ball farther than 15 yards downfield, even when JERRY RICE IS WEARING STEVE LARGENT'S #80 in a playoff game at home! thinking you're philosophy is better than the fundamentals of football is insulting to the game. that's like playing basketball and never shooting long distance jumpers...

supersonics- sweet jesus make the hurt stop.


udub huskies- n.o.p. thinks that oregon's nike is subverting us by providing soft ass lavendar and straw yellow jerseys instead of the dark purple and deep gold worn by royalty and the dominant huskies of don james. remember how they looked when they were a play away from beating USC last year? that's right. they ditched the dorky plum shirts for the oldschool and played like it. now we might not win till 2011.

rest in peace tubaman, the first one's for you

Posted by n.o.p. over 8 years ago in seattle sports - Permalink

Man Dies in Apartment Fire in Capitol Hill


Did anyone else catch this story of the elderly man, Ed Jackson, that set his apartment on fire and shot himself in the head in an apartment-building at 1605 Bellevue Ave. on Seattle's Capitol Hill on October 27th?

The fire, which was reported about 6:20 a.m., was in a building slated to be torn down, according to the city's department of planning and development. The elderly man was the only occupant of the building, said Dana Vander Houwen, fire department spokeswoman. He was brought out by medics but died at the scene, she said.

The fire began on the first floor and quickly spread to the fourth floor of the building, located at 1605 Bellevue Avenue near Pine Street. A second fire alarm went out at 6:30 a.m. and 65 firefighters showed up to fight the blaze, Vander Houwen said.

The 89-year-old man who died lived in the building for about 40 years, said Dennis Saxman, a friend who knew him. According to a land-use notice, the structure was set to be replaced by a six-story residential (aka Condo) building with ground floor retail and parking for more than 100 cars underground. Does this sound like a familiar plan for an old apartment building on Capitol Hill.

All other tenants in the 26-unit building had moved out, said Reneé Witt, spokeswoman for the Seattle Police Department. The owner had told the victim he had to vacate that day, she said.
"Apparently, he was the last hold out," Witt said. She said there was so much stuff in his apartment that "it was spewing over onto the balcony." It's unclear at this point if the stuff impeded his ability to get out in time, she said.

The victim's wife had died a few years ago and he was living there alone, Saxman said. The victim, "a feisty man with nerves of steel," was having a hard time dealing with the impending move, Saxman said. "It was tough on him," Saxman said. "He had been here for so long."

John Werner — former owner of the complex who sold the building in 2006 — said he had known the victim for more than 20 years. In fact, Werner said, he had employed him and his wife to manage the property. Werner described the victim as robust, saying that the first time he saw a doctor was when he was in his early 80's. He and his wife apparently had no children and had lived in the building since 1969, Werner said. "He was a fine gentleman, very dependable," Werner said. "It's very sad."

This is clearly a story of a person that was lost in the mix. The current owner should have helped him with relocation services since he was an 89-year old man. I mean come on Yo! This is so disturbing that he dedicated 40 years of his life to the upkeep of this property and they just left him to literally die in it. What kind of respect of human dignity do they have. I hope that he continues to haunt the building leaving it unmarketable. I am sure his spirit will stay there with such a tragic event. Condo buyers beware.


Posted by nostalgiab over 8 years ago in capitol hill fire, man dies in capitol hill fire, capitol hill apartment fire, bellevue apartment fire, Dennis Saxman, Ed Jackson, 1605 Bellevue Ave - Permalink

Eye Sores


1. Seattle Space Needle- it's not even all that tall. It sucks it is an eye sore.

2. Seattle music project- It looks like a giant colorful turd. Why did no one stop this monstrosity?

3. Microsoft can suck it.

Posted by goda over 8 years ago in Tourist Attractions - Permalink

Neighbours Nightclub Closing?


Neighbours, Seattle’s venerable gay dance club, filed a lawsuit last week fighting for its right to remain in a warehouse-style building in the Pike-Pine neighborhood. The bar opened there in 1983, started serving liquor a few years later, and has since made a patchwork of remodels, from go-go cages to another dance floor in the basement.

But the building’s owners, a land trust comprising several individuals, sent a letter to the bar owners in early August terminating the lease and telling the bar to vacate by the end of the month.

In the letter, landlords claim the bar of violated terms of the lease signed in March of this year. It says the lease allows the tenant to use the space as a “tavern… commissary, restaurant. … and cabaret.” But, it says, “No food, however, is prepared and served on the premises. Furthermore, the current operation of the Premises as a dance club is not a permitted use.” The letter goes on to say that the club remodeled without permission and allowed liquor to be taken outside of the bar, as examples of further lease violations.

But there is a no secret that Neighbours is dance club. Leases over previous decades used similar language, the lawsuit shows. So it seems extremely unusual that the landlords would, after signing another lease in March, suddenly act surprised that Neighbours is, in fact, a dance club. An attorney for the landlords has not returned calls to comment.

“We don’t think there is any merit whatsoever to the landlords’ claims,” says Mark Kimball, an attorney representing Neighbours. He says owners were informed about how the space was used. “We believe the business is accurately described in the lease.”

Kimball would not speculate on why the bar owners were attempting to negate the lease after 25 years. He says the bar owners and the landlords are currently in negotiations. “I am extremely confident that the dispute will be resolved favorably to Neighbours,” he says.

Neighbours has been a staple business in the Pike/Pine corridor and has been almost solely responsible for establishing the area surrounding its business as an entertainment and nightlife area. I mean how many Capitol Hill residents have actually lived in the area for 25 years let alone 5 years. The Capitol Hill community should come together and show them public support against the building owners. What do you think they are planning to do with the building? More freakin' condos that won't sell? They are probably a bunch of tight wad born again Christians that are pissed that they own a building that is occupied by a gay nightclub.

Posted by nostalgiab over 8 years ago in neighbours nightclub, neighbours closing - Permalink

Haha! I love this!


So funny that I just found this site. I am looking for a good "I hate Seattle" bumper sticker before I leave in 2 months. After living here less than a year, I am preparing to take the kids and hit the road, leaving my beloved husband to suffer here in Dante's Third Ring of Hell.

Luckily, we had the foresight to NOT sell our big house on 5 acres for the $230,000 it is valued at. Where the sun shines most all the time.

I seem to have a different complaint about merging as the rest of you. I do stay off the highways here--which means I can't even drive into Seattle proper if I wanted to! Merging is an agreement between friendly people where the driver on the highway slows a bit to LET THE MERGER IN! Come on! Everyone around here drives like they can't even see the incoming cars!

I don't really blame Seattlers for being such pricks, however, since they are all probably vitamin D deficient. People don't wave at each other and everyone frowns. The weather is horrific. The speed-limits are insanely slow.

So, does anyone know a good website or "I hate Seattle" logo to put on a bumper sticker.

Posted by lostinrain over 8 years ago in traffic, vitamin D, housing costs - Permalink

papers please


just a little reminder of our false premise...

91 year old woman without ID kicked out of bar


Posted by n.o.p. over 8 years ago in seattle nightlife - Permalink

Sherman Alexie can stop now


Can anyone ask Sherman Alexie to shut the fuck up? If I have to listen to " our cultural voice of the Supersonics" turn this depressing mix of greedy big business and lame politics into his expression of uncomfortably irrelevant feelings any longer, I might really act like a drunk Indian.

It got beyond weird after a cringe worthy comparison of Seattle's long basketball tradition to a place where popcorn and cucumber sandwiches are free and tasty, complete with half dressed men traipsing about. Immediately defensive after his court appearance, he boasted he hadn't felt any nerves fronting for Supersonic pride and history. "I've been representing the voice of Native Americans for 15 years, so this actually felt lighter." But a few weeks later in a cover story for The Stranger, Sherm gives us 61 things he learned during the trial.

#1 ironically was, "I've given thousands of speeches, readings, and interviews...but the trial testimony in Seattle vs. Sonics was by far the most terrifying and stressful public speaking gig I've ever had to endure."

#2 was NOT, "I realized that I am a fiction writer for young adults and completely not qualified to comment on the impact of this franchise to the beautiful cultural fabric of this city of which I am but a thread."

#3 was NOT, "Despite the presence of those skilled in the translation of Seattle Culture to the International Corporate, I did not seek them, because I am witty."

The funny guy’s full list is available here:


Here is the p-i post trial story on the literary giant:


Posted by n.o.p. over 8 years ago in sonics, sherman alexie - Permalink

Can Nickels Kill Seattle Nightlife?


There was a good article in the Seattle Times about the recent Sub Pop 20-Year Anniversary and how Mayor Nickels tried to get a little PR spotlight to act like he actually gave a shit about Seattle's music and nightlife which is the cornerstone to why anyone in their right mind would want to move to this city in the first place. Seattle's music scene and culture is what attracted me back in 1995 to move to Capitol Hill.


Nickels is so influenced by Seattle builders and the commercial real estate community that he has developed a Seattle Nightclub task force and is implementing a Seattle nightclub license that business owners that have a venue of 99+ with live music will have to renew every year with some real funny stipulations on trash, fighting, noise, etc.

He has recently pushed through a new sound ordinance for music venues that I am sure will start getting enforced as soon as their can figure out how to measure ambient noise on the street that can already be louder then the allowed decibel levels from cars passing by and people talking. I wonder how this will effect events like Bumpershoot and outdoor festivals like the Capitol Hill Block Party which is now pretty close to some new condos in the Pike/Pine corridor.


In the last year, Seattle bar and club owners have organized themselves to have a voice with the newly proposed regulations and laws that the City Council are considering. The Seattle Nightlife and Music Association was formed and has membership and tons of information on this issue:


What would this city be without it's vibrant live DJ and music scene? I am sure drug usage would go through the roof way higher then it already is but in a bad way. I do agree that there should be some guidelines to shut down venues that aren't being responsible in their operations but the mayor is really gunning against our highly cherished nightlife just to appease these new condo dwellers that want to live in an entertainment corridor or downtown in the bar district.

Support your local pub, bar, live music venues and nightclubs. It is bad enough that Seattle lost the Crocodile Cafe this past year.

-Nostalgia B

Posted by nostalgiab over 8 years ago in mayor nickels, nickels on nightlife, nickels vs. nightlife, nickels sucks - Permalink

Seattle closing down public toilets


Looks like the City of Seattle has decided to get rid of public automated toilets. This is due to their widespread use by heroin addicts and hookers.

Who could possibly have predicted that addicts would be the main users of those toilets, back when they decided to put them in Pioneer Square and on Broadway?

If you liked the toilets though, don't despair - the city is selling them on eBay with a starting bid of only $89,000 - throwing away a mere $910,000 of your tax dollars on each one.


Posted by compay over 8 years ago in public toilets, heroin, hookers, stupid government ideas - Permalink

Capitol 1524 to a Checkmasters, What?


I just heard today that the old Capitol 1524 sneaker boutique that moved out of 1524 E. Olive Way is turning into a Checkmasters check cashing / money advance B.S. business. It is always super frustrating how some residents on the Hill complain about businesses saying that they don't mix in with the neighborhood and I have heard some negative conversations for businesses on this particular block. This is some hard Karma for anyone that ever complained about this store attracting bad clientèle. I am sure they'll put up a nice 24-hour neon sign on both sides of the block (E. Olive and Denny).

Other upcoming businesses on this block that will add some much needed character and flavor are The Bus Stop (being relocated from the new 'mound' parking lot on Pine and The Buck (log-cabin cowboy themed) a few doors down from The Elite gay bar.

Posted by nostalgiab over 8 years ago in capitol 1524, capitol hill, checkmasters, seattle check cashing - Permalink

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