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2011-09-15 06:44:04 PM
Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy World Series has been observing for decades

/Alternate headline
 
2011-09-15 07:08:13 PM
The thing is, when one of our sports teams wins a national championship, we get rid of them.
 
2011-09-15 07:16:05 PM

mikemoto: Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy World SeriesLarry O'Brien Championship Trophy has been observing for decades

/Alternate headline


/And yet another
 
2011-09-15 07:30:06 PM

ArkAngel: mikemoto: Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy World SeriesLarry O'Brien Championship Trophy has been observing for decades

/Alternate headline

/And yet another


Actually, we won that one once (1979), as well as the WNBA Championship Trophy (2004, 2010) and even the Stanley Cup (1917).
 
2011-09-15 07:47:32 PM
How about just stay away if you are a Californian and/or cannot drive in the rain.
 
2011-09-15 09:03:13 PM

FloydA: The thing is, when one of our sports teams wins a national championship, we get rid of them.


So, the Pilots won the World Series in 1969?
 
2011-09-15 09:52:50 PM
Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy has been observing for decades

That's what they get for using neon lime farking green in their uniforms. The metallic teal is dumb too, but the neon lime farking green is just insane.
 
2011-09-15 10:15:34 PM
Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.
 
2011-09-15 10:17:17 PM

what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.


They tricked me that way too. Two years later Ima want to go home.
 
2011-09-15 11:09:58 PM

what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.


I was in Seattle back in 2003. Love Ivar's Seafood Bar. Wish they had them here in Texas.
 
2011-09-15 11:15:50 PM

mikemoto: what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.

I was in Seattle back in 2003. Love Ivar's Seafood Bar. Wish they had them here in Texas.


Elliot's on the Pier is the best.
 
2011-09-15 11:32:06 PM

AbbeySomeone: Elliot's on the Pier is the best.


I had brunch there a few months back when I was visiting and it was amazing.
 
2011-09-16 12:02:39 AM
That's funny. Every day is "Stay Away from Seattle" day for me.
 
2011-09-16 12:05:00 AM

what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.


Yeah, that's the summer for you. Almost makes up for not seeing the sun for 9 months.

It doesn't really rain as much as people think in the winter, it's just always dark, damp, and gloomy.
 
2011-09-16 12:05:15 AM
Lived there for a while. It's a wash. Great food, plenty of culture, music, art etc. Beautiful city. Fantastic summer weather. Willing women (what, are all the men enslaved by Microsoft or something?).

On the other hand: horrible traffic. Wacky politics, especially when it comes to transportation (see con #1. Really, can you actually build some public transport without getting distracted and ditching the project before it's effective?). Locals are cold. All the people I hung out with were other ex-pats.

I'd move back if I got a job around down town and didn't have to commute to Bellevue or Kirkland.
 
2011-09-16 12:07:02 AM

what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month. That place is awesome! 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity the whole time, delicious Bloody Marys and the best salmon I've ever had.

Also, Beechers.


I spent 3 months in Seattle in the summer. The 75 degrees thing is nice, and salmon is incredible, but the nearly omnipresent rain (Summer is the non-rainy season and it was raining half the time), and not seeing the sun between Labor Day and Easter (or so I heard) would drive me crazy after a year.

/When I got home, my Vitamin D levels were 1/3 of low end of normal. Comes from working 9-9 weeks and 1-7 weekends with underground parking lots at home and work.
//Also, rush hour traffic SUCKS, so you can't get anywhere between 4:30 and 8:30.
 
2011-09-16 12:07:23 AM

AbbeySomeone: How about just stay away if you are a Californian and/or cannot drive in the rain.


fark, now we've got to get rid of all the locals?
 
2011-09-16 12:09:59 AM
Moved here in May and loving it. But all my coworkers snicker at me and are telling me to just wait for October to come around then I won't be feeling that way anymore. They also said if snow is ever in the forecast to just not come into work.
 
2011-09-16 12:10:47 AM
Seattle isn't my favorite city, but it's worth a visit. Anyone who hasn't been there should check it out for a few days. Living there? Wouldn't recommend that
 
2011-09-16 12:11:57 AM

mikemoto: Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy World Series Super Sonics have been observing for decades since 2008.

/Alternate headline

 
2011-09-16 12:13:06 AM

rohar: AbbeySomeone: How about just stay away if you are a Californian and/or cannot drive in the rain.

fark, now we've got to get rid of all the locals?


QFT. Seriously, these people CANNOT DRIVE IN THE RAIN IN A PLACE WHERE IT RAINS ALL THE farkING TIME!

It is true that August and early September seem to be PITA tourist months. Leave the giggly Japanese schoolgirls and the rest of you go the fark home.
 
2011-09-16 12:13:43 AM

AZtoJapan: Moved here in May and loving it. But all my coworkers snicker at me and are telling me to just wait for October to come around then I won't be feeling that way anymore. They also said if snow is ever in the forecast to just not come into work.


Kinda depends on where you're from. I have to drive from Spokompton to Seattle twice a month. Sometimes in the middle of January. That's 4 hours on wind swept snowed over roads with 2 passes in my way. I get there anyway. My coworkers that live there can't seem to make it from Issquah to Factoria. I don't get it.
 
2011-09-16 12:15:59 AM
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The Lombardi Trophy currently resides where it has been, and should be.
 
2011-09-16 12:18:51 AM
I live about an hour out of town, and only drive in about twice a year for something work related. Does that count?

In all seriousness (on FARK? Yeah, I know), my work takes me all over the country. I've looked around at all the cities I've had work in, and thought "could I live here?" I've never found any place that even made a dent in how much I love living in the Northwest. Well, Toronto was nice, but the fact that all the downtown retail is farking underground is kind of a clue about their weather, so I'm going to keep on being happy here.


/Had gigs in Toronto and Manhattan the same month
//The subway denizens alone were a fascinating study in polar opposites.
 
2011-09-16 12:19:46 AM

rohar: AbbeySomeone: How about just stay away if you are a Californian and/or cannot drive in the rain.

fark, now we've got to get rid of all the locals?


Ha, beat me to it. When it snows is even more hilarious. Only been gone a month and already miss ya! Much love 206.
 
2011-09-16 12:19:51 AM
This is not a good idea. If they stay away from Seattle they'll bunch up in Tacoma and Bellevue. Traffic's horrible on Fridays as it is!

Um, what were we talking about?
 
2011-09-16 12:23:38 AM

doosh: This is not a good idea. If they stay away from Seattle they'll bunch up in Tacoma and Bellevue. Traffic's horrible on Fridays as it is!

Um, what were we talking about?


You forgot about the Renton S curves. And Leary Way in Redmond.
 
2011-09-16 12:24:26 AM

rohar: AZtoJapan: Moved here in May and loving it. But all my coworkers snicker at me and are telling me to just wait for October to come around then I won't be feeling that way anymore. They also said if snow is ever in the forecast to just not come into work.

Kinda depends on where you're from. I have to drive from Spokompton to Seattle twice a month. Sometimes in the middle of January. That's 4 hours on wind swept snowed over roads with 2 passes in my way. I get there anyway. My coworkers that live there can't seem to make it from Issquah to Factoria. I don't get it.


The problem might not be your co-workers, but all the other idiots that don't know how to drive in the snow and/or have ill-prepared vehicles for such road conditions. I can get around town just fine -- I have to, it's my job. Trying to avoid getting hit by some jackass sliding backwards down a hill in his rear wheel drive car with "all season" tires is another story. And of course, I suspect the entire Seattle area metroplex is serviced by a single snow plow.
 
2011-09-16 12:26:04 AM

praxcelis: In all seriousness (on FARK? Yeah, I know), my work takes me all over the country. I've looked around at all the cities I've had work in, and thought "could I live here?" I've never found any place that even made a dent in how much I love living in the Northwest. Well, Toronto was nice, but the fact that all the downtown retail is farking underground is kind of a clue about their weather, so I'm going to keep on being happy here.


Boulder's not bad, ditto with a bunch of California. However, I can't see myself living anywhere other than the Seattle area.

/140 nights on the road so far this year
 
2011-09-16 12:28:13 AM

TheUtoid: what, are all the men enslaved by Microsoft or something?


meyerkev: working 9-9 weeks and 1-7 weekends


Yes.

/And Boeing, Amazon, AMD, Valve, Nintendo, etc.
//After the third week (of a 12 week internship), I kinda said "Screw it. If I'm gonna be working these types of hours all the time, I don't want to come back, " and spent my weekends dong things around Seattle (or sleeping) instead of at work. Still almost finished the project on time, and had a much more enjoyable summer.
///Was not invited back though, so YMMV.
 
2011-09-16 12:28:46 AM

Cerpin Taxt: rohar: AZtoJapan: Moved here in May and loving it. But all my coworkers snicker at me and are telling me to just wait for October to come around then I won't be feeling that way anymore. They also said if snow is ever in the forecast to just not come into work.

Kinda depends on where you're from. I have to drive from Spokompton to Seattle twice a month. Sometimes in the middle of January. That's 4 hours on wind swept snowed over roads with 2 passes in my way. I get there anyway. My coworkers that live there can't seem to make it from Issquah to Factoria. I don't get it.

The problem might not be your co-workers, but all the other idiots that don't know how to drive in the snow and/or have ill-prepared vehicles for such road conditions. I can get around town just fine -- I have to, it's my job. Trying to avoid getting hit by some jackass sliding backwards down a hill in his rear wheel drive car with "all season" tires is another story. And of course, I suspect the entire Seattle area metroplex is serviced by a single snow plow.


Um, I drive a RWD vehicle and I haven't ever used studs. Never been in an accident or received a speeding ticket that counted (speeding in MT back in the day doesn't count).
 
2011-09-16 12:28:58 AM
mikemoto: Tomorrow is "Stay Away From Seattle Day," which is something the Lombardi Trophy World Series Super Sonics sun has been observing forEVER decades since 2008.
 
2011-09-16 12:29:31 AM
Hey, could we do one of those for Texas?

But make it about six months long?

Or maybe a whole year?

Or five years?

Or better yet, twenty years?

Or best of all, how about forever?
 
2011-09-16 12:29:33 AM

Cerpin Taxt: And of course, I suspect the entire Seattle area metroplex is serviced by a single snow plow.


And it's clearing out the Mayor's driveway right now, so you'll just have to wait.

ohknaks: /140 nights on the road so far this year


Dang. Makes my 100 or so seem downright tolerable.


/Oh, wait, no it doesn't
//The entire country looks like an airport, a hotel room and an office cubicle
 
2011-09-16 12:29:38 AM
Is it WTO time again?
 
2011-09-16 12:30:56 AM

AbbeySomeone: How about just stay away if you are a Californian and/or cannot drive in the rain.


Only if you pasty Seattleites agree to not vacation in California in shorts.
 
2011-09-16 12:31:07 AM
I've never been but... I spent my formative years in a small coastal town in northern California named Eureka. It rains there - a lot. When it isn't raining it's foggy. When it isn't raining or foggy, it's because a howling, cold north wind has come up, and blown the fog away. I think the record high there is 87 degrees F, and I can only remember a couple of times during my childhood that it ever got over 80. Many summer days consist of drizzly fog, and daytime highs in the low sixties, because of heat inland drawing the fog in.

My brother was in Seattle, working at the airport for a while. He told me that it was similar to Eureka, just much bigger. That's more than enough to keep me away.

It gets hot here in the summer, but it's a trade off I'll willingly make to see the sun on a regular basis. And after living in Tucson for a couple of years, the heat here doesn't seem too bad by comparison
 
2011-09-16 12:31:36 AM

rohar: Kinda depends on where you're from. I have to drive from Spokompton to Seattle twice a month. Sometimes in the middle of January. That's 4 hours on wind swept snowed over roads with 2 passes in my way. I get there anyway. My coworkers that live there can't seem to make it from Issquah to Factoria. I don't get it.


QFFT. Last time we had a modest winter storm, it took me five freaking hours to get from First Hill to the Roosevelt District, mostly due to the jack-knifed articulated buses strewn across the arterials and freeway.

/coulda walked there on my own in a couple hours
//goddam SDOT
 
2011-09-16 12:37:49 AM
Seattleite here.

I live outside the city, but I work inside of it. The politics are atrocious, the traffic is even worse (made disastrous on purpose by a city that purposely closes down major arterials during weekends when sporting events and shows are going on), just to jam traffic and show us that yes, we need more of your money to blow on shiat like the SLUT (50 million for a trolley that carries 2 passengers), etc. etc. I could go on for days.

Don't move here unless you're in pharmaceuticals or IT...because you'll either end up a peasant, or any one of the 1700 homeless our Sanctuary city accomodates (I just love the bums every block begging for money to buy beer or drugs with, thanks Mr. Mayor!).

I'd stay away from Seattle too...but unfortunately, this is where the work is right now (construction), so I guess i'll have to deal with it for a few years.

Oh yeah, in case it hasn't been covered, our sports teams suck.
 
2011-09-16 12:40:08 AM
And all professional sport trophies.
 
2011-09-16 12:42:02 AM

mikemoto: FloydA: The thing is, when one of our sports teams wins a national championship, we get rid of them.

So, the Pilots won the World Series in 1969?


Oh no, we get rid of sports teams for other reasons too.

(Be fair, the cheese, bratwurst and beer are pretty good in Milwaukee; I can hardly blame them.)


what_now: Huh.

I went to Seattle last month.



WAT!

Why didn't you let us know? We could have done a Fark Party!
 
2011-09-16 12:46:32 AM

FloydA: Why didn't you let us know? We could have done a Fark Party!


Yeah, about that, nobody ever does a Fark Party when I come to town and it happens twice a month! I'm more and more convinced you like just about everyone more than you like us east siders.
 
2011-09-16 12:46:32 AM
Obligatory: PIL - Seattle (new window)
 
2011-09-16 12:51:39 AM
Evey day is stay away from Seattle day. I live in Colorado, dimwits. Why would I want to come to Washington? For the rain?
 
2011-09-16 12:51:59 AM
Headline reeks of a bitter taints fan and their futile attempts at being witty
 
2011-09-16 12:54:47 AM

blackmtnmantheonly: Evey day is stay away from Seattle day. I live in Colorado, dimwits. Why would I want to come to Washington? For the rain?


Seattle != all of Washington. It's on a thin piece of land with unique climates on the west side of the state. The rest of the state actually has seasons. Over on the east side, we have real mountains rather than those oversized hills we call the Cascades. Hate on Seattle all you want, but don't judge the rest of us by them.
 
2011-09-16 12:55:48 AM

rohar: FloydA: Why didn't you let us know? We could have done a Fark Party!

Yeah, about that, nobody ever does a Fark Party when I come to town and it happens twice a month! I'm more and more convinced you like just about everyone more than you like us east siders.


Hey, I love the east side (I'm kind of a geology geek and the other side of the mountains has some great rocks). I'll swap you beers for photos of columnar basalts or dry falls. We could arrange something.

But what_now is TFamous; that's a visit that should have been commemorated.
 
2011-09-16 12:56:22 AM
Seattle's population has been broadly stable since the 50's and is growing at about the same pace as the US as a whole.

It's a great city, just not as popular as various various civic boosters would have people believe.
 
2011-09-16 12:58:02 AM

rohar: blackmtnmantheonly: Evey day is stay away from Seattle day. I live in Colorado, dimwits. Why would I want to come to Washington? For the rain?

Seattle != all of Washington. It's on a thin piece of land with unique climates on the west side of the state. The rest of the state actually has seasons.


Hey, we have seasons too!

For example, from June to September, we have the cold and wet season.
Then from October to May, we have the colder and wetter season.
 
2011-09-16 01:00:17 AM
I used to live there. To be accurate, I lived in Bellevue, Renton, Mercer Island, and other points around Seattle.

Loved the place. Unfortunately, I waxed poetic about the area to my wife, so now she wants us to move there. Or Maine, which she's been to and I haven't.

I think we'll just move to some place that isn't Houston. That would make me very happy right about now ;)
 
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