Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mayoral Election Buzz - Nickelsville in The News

We noticed the upcoming Seattle Mayoral election is starting to get more press.

First of all, we'd like to remind you who we won't be supporting this fall! Please refer to our previous rant about our current mayor. After the colossal F*ck Up Job the Mayor and his staff did during the Great Snow Storm of '09 we added another item to our list of Things We Think A Golden Retriever Can Do Better Than Our Mayor.

Nickels did a really nice job today of getting mentioned on the mother flippin' FRONT PAGE of the New York Times in an article about the spread of Tent Cities across the nation! Looks like stigma of Nickelsville, much like our homeless problem, just won't go away on it's own, will it?

We're very excited to see some folks in Seattle actually step up and run for mayor. We laughed when Dan Savage said he'd run and the city took him seriously.

Now it looks like sexy former Super Sonic James Donaldson has thrown in his hat along with beard-o-licious Michael McGinn. Hurray! We're really excited to see who else will be on the ballot.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Deadliest CatchCon

A little tidbit I picked up from the Seattle PI big blog.

Deadliest CatchCon is coming to Seattle. Here is your chance to be on TV! :)

Register now, because I imagine seats will go fast.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Unsure About Your Bracket? Ask a Gossip Girl!

March Madness is upon us and we could not be more excited. (Homage to our BB hero at left.)

We would like to remind everyone of our tried-and-true recipe for success in picking winning brackets. The girls have a
pretty good record .

Being benevolent and adoring sports fans, we will once again share with you some tips for your picks.

How A Gossip Girl Picks Her Bracket

We have much better things to do than to pour over stats and watch Sports Center. We have come up with a surefire way to pick wins. We're sharing our secret because sometimes it's painful to keep this much genius inside.

Our method involves looking at the players, coaches and cheerleaders. It involves a little TV time and some internet searches. Why waste time with those pesky seeds and field goal percentages? Evaluate each team on the following arbitrary points and make your bracket picks accordingly.

Cheerleaders wear turtlenecks? LOSE

Bare midriff cheerleaders? WIN!

Players with Hot Tattoos? WIN!

Players have black shoes and black socks? WIN!

High socks? WIN!

Low socks? LOSE!

Player with Really Long Jesus-like hair, playing on Easter weekend? WIN!

High percentage of Ugly Knee Braces?

One guy with weird Plastic Face Mask Thing
- WIN!

Pre-game speech about destiny and God? LOSE!

Pre-game speech about Mom and team attitude? WIN!

Prominent player with Headband? WIN!

Chair throwing Coach? WIN!

Crying coach? LOSE!

And remember, don't choose with your emotions. It's the emotional choices that will burn you in the end although we admit we're developing a serious soft spot for Huskies.