Monday, June 27, 2011

Bigfoot Car Wash Update

Above is what "Seattle's Best Car Wash" up in little old Lake City looked like in 2005; below is what it looks like today.

Besides the new signage, they now also sell Bigfoot Car Wash T-shirts ($19.95) and hooded sweatshirts ($29.95). Here's a video I made inside the car wash from the driver's seat:

Finally, here's another "Big Foot Car Wash" I visited in Wisconsin in 2009...



Saturday, June 18, 2011

We Hardly Knew Ye: Clarence Clemons

Glad I got to see The Big Man once, in 2008.

Labels: ,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Way to Go, Canucks!

Too bad Vancouver fell short of winning the Stanley Cup last night (and too bad about that bonehead riot as well), but I had a blast jumping onto their bandwagon this year.

Labels: ,

Friday, June 10, 2011

We Hardly Knew Ye: Cave Man

This week the Seattle Times reported on Cave Man's apparent closure: "Cave Man's phone is disconnected. Public records show the owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February and their business license expired in March."

Which stinks, since Cave Man was one of the few things I liked about my hometown. As a teenager I landed my first-ever job at the long-running Kent institution (though I promptly quit after just one miserable shift of washing an endless stream of greasy dishes). But I've always loved their smoked chicken, which I still enjoyed once a year or so whenever I traveled down that way for a T-Birds game or an afternoon of thrifting. Heck, it even made my "Seven Wonders of Kent" survey in my first-ever 'zine. I'm sad I'll never taste that chicken again.

Photo by Curtis Cronn.

Labels: ,

Monday, June 06, 2011

I Can't Quit You, Quatchi! #3

I'm super-delighted that Meomi coaxed Quatchi out of semi-retirement to cheer on the Canucks during the Stanley Cup final... And look! Mukmuk is a Green Man Marmot!!

Meanwhile, Dub sent me these photos of a sweet Quatchi birthday cake she made. Below is what the cake figurine looked like after her son ate Quatchi's foot and a good portion of his head...

Dub also made these cool cupcakes...

Finally, I love Harkem's Quatchi Hug...


Here's Summertime Quatchi...


Labels: , , ,

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Now I've Seen Everything #16: Korean Baseball Fight


Labels: ,

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cool Hockey Shit #8: Special Canuck Fan Edition

In honor of Vancouver's return to the Stanley Cup final tonight, here are some of this year's coolest Canucks fans... Above, whoever threw a salmon on the ice; below, the Hockey Luvin Homos...

The chick who flashed a Sharks player in the penalty box...

Diana Krall and Elvis Costello...

And, of course, Sully and Force, better known as the Green Men...

I'm stoked about the finals -- it's gonna be killer!

Labels: ,