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Old 01-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #11
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You ever look at something, and some primal force inside you wants to destroy it for no good reason? No?

Look up the geoduck, and you will.

Good thread, J.D., I'm understanding more already, if you were to compare the vibe to some other place, what would it be?
The geoduck needs to be eradicated. There is just no use for that critter. People here love them though. I don't get it. But I know people who've eaten it and say it tastes great.

The thread was actually yours, My Friend.

If I had to compare it to somewhere? I don't know to be honest.

Seattle is an enigma. It's both pretentious and laid back. You can go to a big money restaurant, like The Met, and see people in jeans a nice button up shirt. Then look across the room and see a guy in a suit and tie. It's weird that way. We don't have "Opera Night" here. An opening night of anything will have people dressed up and people dressed casual.

If you go to a sporting event, you will find people in top of the line Goretex, and people in Carhartts sitting side by side watching the game. Or in the summer, people in REI zipper shorts and someone with cut off sweats, flip-flops and a wife beater sitting side by side. It's just weird that way.

Then you take a look at the vehicles in traffic and EVERYONE is driving a $60K vehicle like a luxury car or SUV, or they drive a Prius and have an Obama sticker.

Seattle folks want everyone else to do what they want the world to be like. You need to recycle because I recycle. You need to live green, because I live green. Then someone like Mayor Nickels imposses a $0.10 bag tax to force people in Seattle to reuse bags and stop wasting plastic bags and the City comes UNHINGED. Nickels didn't make it through the primaries to even run for his job against another candidate, he was ousted on Jan 1st.

The out lying areas are just like the midwest. You have big trucks, people that go to church, or like to hunt, or both. They love our country, respect our troops, go to work in the morning and drink at night or on the weekends. They set off fireworks for the 4th and on New Year's - they chip in and donate to causes like the Fallen Officers charity.

All of Eastern Washington, with the possible exception of parts of Spokane, is all RED. The people take care of themselves and their loved ones. They work, they pay their bills, they rely on themselves. When the weather gets bad, they deal with it. When it's a drought and the crops don't grow, they deal with it.

When you see people on the news rallying, or crying, or whining about something from the Seattle area, they aren't from the outlying regions, unless it's a march on Olympia for gun rights or over spending.

The WTO Riots? Yeah, those were out of town folks and Seattlites.

Seattle itself is not well built. A good earthquake and you will see us on the news for MONTHS. That place will crumble like a house of cards. In the outlying areas, it will be business as usual as long as we don't have to work in Seattle. Most of us will probably chip in to help though.

Mt Rainier is one of the bigger threats, as it blowing it's top could result in hundreds of thousands of pounds of mud and ash and liquid hot Magma spilling down the mountain and into the Puget Sound Valley.

No one with any realization of that fact, actually lives in the Valley. Those that do, probably voted Obama.
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Okay, and he wasn't kidding about the Freemont Troll, either.

That's him. In his left hand, that's a full sized Volkswagon Beetle.

About 3 or 4 blocks from there, there is some spot along the Prime Meridian or some such shi'ite that brings Druids to town about once a year for some crazy "festival".

Seattle is an enigma....
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I'm sorta getting a Boston kind of feel for Seatown, kinda ruggedly metro.

If nothing else, I've got a new name for my Murphy.

Fear my Geoduck!

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I'm sorta getting a Boston kind of feel for Seatown, kinda ruggedly metro.

If nothing else, I've got a new name for my Murphy.

Fear my Geoduck!
Race isn't as much of an issue here as it is in Boston. We also don't have the "social class" drinking establishments here. You can tell the clientele at some of them by looking at the outside, but we don't have the type of places where you are going to get the music to stop by walking into the wrong blue collar joint.

Boston has WAY MORE tradition and history than we do. Seattle exploded with internet money. It doesn't have burroughs or places were will find nothing but $$$ million dollar homes.

Right down the road from both Bill Gates' ( Medina ) and Paul Allen's ( Mercer Island ) places ( I have been to both ) you will find homes that are 60 years old and people living there just refused to sell to allow new expansion.

Nobody here is going to start a fight with you because you wore a Denver Bronco's jersey to a Seahawk's game. We don't have fanatical fans. We have fair weather fans. Which is how we lost the Sonics... LOL

Fear my Geoduck!! That is effing classic.
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"What, that? Why that's just my two meter burrowing clam, baby."

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"In 1852, people from all over what was to become Washington state gathered in Monticello (now Longview) to draft a memorandum to Congress. The memorandum expressed their desire to be granted statehood under the name of Columbia. This meeting came to be known as the Monticello Convention. The desires of the Convention were met favorably in Congress, but it was decided that a state named Columbia might be confused with the preexisting District of Columbia. In a manner which strangely enough did not solve the problem of being confused with the nation's capital, the state was instead named Washington in honor of the first U.S. president.[13] Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889." Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I wondered why a west coast state was named after a President from the east coast. I think this should've been a sign of things to come from Congress.

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Other odd facts about Washington state...

America's 2nd city is Port Angeles. If the capitol gets nuked, Port Angeles, WA is the new capitol.

Most Washingtonians know that Starbucks BLOWS. It's SBC or specialty blends, FTW.

The Gorge is the BEST place to see a concert.

Despite have lots of ocean front, there isnt SQUAT for public access.

The native Americans all think they are gangstas and know more about rap and hip hop than their own culture. It's sad. Still, they make a mean casino.

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geoducks rock, nothing like a giant phallic animal...
Now that's just a horrible-looking thing.
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Good stuff JD. I'd do one for Georgia but we're just a bunch of laid back rednecks down here - nothing special at all...
I disagree, sir. I lived in Augusta and LOVED it there!
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Now that's just a horrible-looking thing.
Easy, Lon. that's what I gotta wrangle with every time I go to the bathroom.
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