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The Blue Scholars, My Neighbors, and Snowpocalypse

Thanks to the excellent Rainier Valley Post, I discovered that neighborhood hiphopsters The Blue Scholars had put up a video they shot during Snowpocalypse 08.

Longtime readers might remember that I posted another Blue Scholars video (Joe Metro) that showed some of the depth of Seattle and some scenes I know too well. I [...]

Why Seattle is still shut down.

“We’re trying to create a hard-packed surface,” said Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation. “It doesn’t look like anything you’d find in Chicago or New York.”

Uh, yeah, Chicago and New York actually keep functioning when snow falls.

I’ve been willing to cut Seattle a lot of slack on the [...]

Snow and more snow

Chris’s handiwork Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Seattle’s the kind of place where we get snow once a year or so. If it sticks, it stays around for a day or two and then it’s gone and that’s that. Or so I used to say (just like I used to say that we only got [...]