October 29, 2006
"Ask an Uptight Seattleite"
The recently remodeled Seattle Weekly started out with a Q&A column called "Ask a Mexican", borrowed from its Southern California sister weeklies. "Ask a Mexican" fell flat in Seattle and was thankfully terminated. It's now been replaced with "Ask an Uptight Seattleite"

This one's a keeper.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at October 29, 2006 08:15 PM | Email This
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1. Dead on - I suppose most neo-socialist Seattleite's won't actually get the joke, but hell, they ARE the joke most of the time.

Their cartoon spokesman looks like he just came from Ballard with the requisite stick up his butt.

Posted by: H Moul on October 29, 2006 08:27 PM
2. Their cartoon spokesman looks like he just came from Ballard with the requisite stick up his butt.

Give him a haircut and he'd look a lot like Postman.

Posted by: Lynne on October 29, 2006 08:59 PM
3. this stuff is OK, but sounds a lot more like the bellevue I know well than Seattle ......

not only are you expected to look alike but to think alike ..... and I think this fellow is getting all the sex he wants .... just too respectful to tell us ... very NW, except for the gays who talk about it all, all the time, to everyone, and yes, are doing it ...

Posted by: Jack on October 30, 2006 04:01 AM
4. Cheers to the Weekly for poking fun at the Seattle we've become. Uptight is indeed an appropriate word for the grim faced middle aged hippies that have taken over the city. The same people, ironically, that accused their own parents of being "uptight" back in the '60's.

Posted by: Bill Cruchon on October 30, 2006 09:02 AM
5. here's a guy who will foil a carjacking & be the first to defend our city against terrorists.

i'll bet this is a photo of "Seattle Incarnate" to anyone east of the Cascades. maybe THIS should be the new King County logo! worth 1000 words...

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on October 30, 2006 09:35 AM
6. Hey, I know her.

Posted by: swatter on October 30, 2006 10:04 AM
7. how about "Ask an Illegal Alien?" after all, they get more press & politicians' time than us "legal voters."

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on October 30, 2006 10:54 AM
8. The cartoon character looks like a slightly aged version of that whacko on public access that hounds city officials about Kurt Cobain's suicide (alleged conspiratorial murder). Too funny. I even told my husband he should dress up as that guy for Halloween as we both find him looney and over the top.

Posted by: ferrous on October 30, 2006 11:02 AM
9. Dave Chappelle, before he left for Africa, used to do a bit on his show called "Ask a Black Man". It was hilarious. Couldn't find a clip of it, but the one linked is another really funny one.

Posted by: Palouse on October 30, 2006 11:06 AM
10. Oops, try this one

Posted by: Palouse on October 30, 2006 11:08 AM
11. Palouse, Try this one.

Posted by: Lynne on October 30, 2006 11:31 AM
12. Republicans and Democrats speak with one voice when it comes to the issue of immigration.

This was clearly shown in the support that current Attorney General Rob McKenna gave to "The Freedom Ride (Seattle Times Sept 9, 2003 B1)

The Attorney General said "...legalizing the status of illegal immigrants is not new. He said he had worked as an attorney in 1986 representing a Mexican family seeking legal status under an amnesty program adopted by Congress and then-President Ronald Reagan."

Republicans and Democrats united, perhaps for different reasons, but united in support of opening our borders to more and more immigration.

Posted by: Leslie on October 30, 2006 01:25 PM
13. Republicans and Democrats united, perhaps for different reasons, but united in support of securing our borders to more and more immigration.

There. Fixed that for ya.

Posted by: jimg on October 30, 2006 01:43 PM
14. There is nothing "secure" about our borders. And this is the NUMBER ONE issue in America today even more important than the war on Islamofascism.

Of course it is connected to the war on terrorism since the terrorists couldn't get in here to kill us if we had a sound border protection program.

But the issue of the border has also to do with the threats upon our language, and our culture, and with 300 Million people in our country we just don't have the room to place all these people. Especially since we have locked up so much land to development that can't be touched.

Both Republicans and Democrats have failed when it comes to this issue. While you expect that from the Democrats, when you have Republican Attorney Generals like Rob McKenna supporting stuff like the "Freedom Ride"(Seattle Times Sept 9, 2003 B1) you know we have problems indeed.

Posted by: Leslie on October 30, 2006 01:57 PM
15. That was it Lynne, thanks...too politically incorrect for Seattlites though ;)

Posted by: Palouse on October 30, 2006 02:03 PM
16. There is nothing "secure" about our borders. And this is the NUMBER ONE issue in America today even more important than the war on Islamofascism.

We agree on that. That's not how your post came across, however, since you left out the words, 'elected officials' when describing Republicans and Democrats.

And I'm not sure what the state attorney general or illegal immigration has to do with the subject of this blog entry.

Posted by: jimg on October 30, 2006 02:36 PM
17. I can't believe how humourless Seattle has become. Ask a Mexican was not only hysterical, I think it inspired some cultural understanding. Yes, it was a little vulgar in places, but it told it like it is.

(In heavily hispanic California something like this might go over better. Most of the hispanics I've known in my lifetime - and there have been many since i lived for a while in Mexico have had a sense of humor.)

I think the writer above has nailed it. The aging hippies have lost their sense of humor and have become everything they dispised.

Posted by: Johnny on October 30, 2006 04:03 PM
18. Jack #3: "this stuff is OK, but sounds a lot more like the bellevue I know well than Seattle ...not only are you expected to look alike but to think alike ..."

Do you live in Bellevue, Jack, or is your remark simply a product of your own prejudices? I only ask because "Bellevue now has a larger percentage of nonwhite residents than Seattle."

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003209866_diversity19e.html

I reside in Bellevue and frequently I'm in the minority while shopping and/or running errands. It seems to me the "diverse, pc-friendly" Metronaturals would rather talk about it (with much wringing of hands and knashing of teeth no less) than actually live it--as if this is a revelation.

I'm reminded of this quote from '06 Best Actor Nominee, Terrence Howard (he was the pimp in "Hustle & Flow," and was in the movie "Crash."): "We're all caught up under the umbrella of political correctness, which I truly believe is a FRONT FOR BIGOTRY [my emphasis] because we don't learn from each other. Until people start being truly honest--that's when we'll be able to bring an end to the problems associated with race in Hollywood and the rest of the world."

Posted by: YourLifeIsMyFault on October 30, 2006 09:38 PM
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