Do people who live and work in and around Olympia tend to have a certain style of humor? I know there is a huge variation in styles, but if we generalize, what type of humor do we have?
My nomination can be expressed through an example. I suppose it could be termed -dry- and -weather related-.
A few weeks back I was seated at a bus stop, a young man eventually joined me. I didn't know him but we exchanged friendly hellos and conversation about when the bus would arrive. It was cold, the metal bus shelter seat didn't help any, we needed distraction, so of course I said something about the weather.
The National Weather Service has issued another Air Stagnation Advisory, in effect for now til Monday.
AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY MEANS LIMITED MOVEMENT OF THE AIR MASS OVER THE ADVISORY AREA WHICH MAY ALLOW POLLUTION TO INCREASE TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR PHYSICIANS ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH HIGH LEVELS OF POLLUTION.
Good for people who exercise or work outside to know also. I would think this is a weekend that provides a good excuse to joggers to maybe skip their run, or run less. The combination of cold temps and stagnate air can pack a double whammy.
Occasionally, an award recipient will chuck the clichés and park the platitudes and actually say something meaningful, something daring.
Such a thing happened on December 7 in Stockholm, when Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winner for Literature, delivered an amazing, taped address.
Taped, because he was too ill to deliver it in person.
But he was by no means weak.
He let Bush have it.
But it wasn’t just Bush.
It was Blair and Britain too, a country he called America’s “own bleating little lamb tagging behind it
Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia was cordoned off by the Washington State Patrol after a suspicious suitcase was found there this afternoon. The patrol’s bomb squad was dispatched to the area and x-rayed the item -- which turned out to be a typewriter. The suspicious item was reported just after 2 p.m.
Another View, from Corrugated Times-Dispatch
Everybody run over and check out the Thurston County Young Democrats new blog: Better South Sound. It looks like they're still putting on the finishing touches, but I'm sure they wouldn't mind some company. Good luck Emmett!
Awhile back, the public radio show Open Source aired a show on Hyperlocal Journalism. A mp3 is available as are some quotes and discussion.
I'm fond of these quotes by Lisa Williams:
A lot of functional small cities and large towns are actually comic operas with real estate taxes.
I have the same advice that The Ramones had: Don’t wait until you’re any good. Just dive in there, the water’s fine.
Percival Landing Vigil continues every Friday, in front of the fountain on 4th, from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Come whenever you can, stay as long as you can.
Feel free to bring a chair if standing may be difficult for you.
I took a close look at the cover illustration I provided for Evergroove trivia pt. 50 and realized, to my utter horror, some caimanesque images hidden in there. Also, I found this magazine cover I drew in 1998. Anyone know where I can find a caiman deprogramming seminar?
It would be nice if there really was a BPOC to take care of business, i.e. protect the innocent and vulnerable people, and places of this world. We can hope and pray and dream. A better world is definitely possible.
What would be on your list for the BPOC look into?