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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tune into Capitol Hill TV, neighborhood cartoons

In ye olden days, creative types had to go to Kinko's, staple together photocopies and make 'zines to provide an alternative view of the way things are. Now, thank goodness, we have the Web to eliminate that grueling work. Here are two staple-free, alternative media views of Capitol Hill.

Whitney and Wyatt, a Capitol Hill-produced Web video program documents the character and characters of Pike, Pine and beyond. In this week's episode, W&W visit the Galactic Boutique, discuss the stereotypes of gay business owners, retail strategies, and somehow fail to note the coolest haircut on Capitol Hill. (hey W&W, how can we link directly to this episode so the link isn't lame after you update your site?)

Capitol Hill also has its very own webcartoon -- Z's Metro Tales. Can't say all of the art and the storylines are particularly "Capitol Hill" but you can imagine the neighborhood humming along just outside the illustrated boxes.

We're only a neighborhood podcast away from a full menu of alt media offerings. Get on it.

Canabalism on Capitol Hill

Here's a neighborhood tale involving accidental ingestion of human remains. A sample of what you're in for:
Covered in a layer of uniformly baked grey human ash, I walked home. Thankfully it was near, since the cake of ash on my body was very thick, and I was very nearly at the point of vomiting for most of the trip to the shower. One other factor saved me what small amount of dignity I allow myself - since Capitol Hill was also Seattle’s homeless punk youth and heroin/crank/crystal neighborhood, there were people at least as bizarre-looking as I walking down the street with their children and a bag of bagels, or some homeless 24-year old with a tattoo on their forehead that simply says “Drunk.” Nobody really paid me any attention. And if I had vomited, I would hardly have gained additional attention.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Oh, Broadway and John. You attract so many protesters. How could you support the war in Iraq, Broadway and John? Say it ain't so.

Walking up the street yesterday I thought Rite-Aid was trying an unusual new strategy.

But alas, no. No sale at Rite-Aid. Just some fellows mad at Broadway and John for, apparently, arresting people who use marijuana as a medical drug. For shame, John, for shame, Broadway. Whenever you two get together there always seems to be trouble.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Clean up Capitol Hill

Simulcast from the CHS blog -- Capitol Hill Street Sweep this weekend.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2007 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 – 9:30 AM:
WHERE: Cal Anderson Park shelter house, 1635 11th Ave.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

New Restaurant Sighting

Looks like a cafe or a really tiny restaurant of some sort is soon to be opened on Thomas Street between Summit and Bellevue. Yours truly will be first in line. Or at least in spirit?