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MacCrocodile 1
It means you're going to die mysteriously in seven days.
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 2
"So I'm giving 'em what they want and putting it on the blog."

That strikes me as the most genuinely nice thing said by a Slog writer. Very cool Dom.
Posted by dnt trust me on September 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 3
Bicycles + Last Friday of the month + Westlake Park = Critical Mass

Just Seattle's brand of uppity little wannabe anarchist latching on to an event that has been happening for years.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on September 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM · Report this
sprflycat 4
'And IIIIII, wanna' beeeeee, anarchy!'
Posted by sprflycat on September 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM · Report this
Cooperate or get woodcut.
Posted by gloomy gus on September 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
More, I Say! 6
Kind of a cute poster. It looks like a woodblock print.
Posted by More, I Say! on September 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
There's this thing, called "teh Google", you should try it sometime...
Posted by COMTE on September 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
I'd tell you but you'd blab.
Posted by Will in Seattle on September 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
@7, thank you! It has verve:
Come join in solidarity as Seattle joins Bike Swarm International for a night of bicycle riding / wheelies / brakies / cop blocking and urban blockade~ starting at the heart of capital~ the peak of oil ~ the arteries of commerce and exploding in the bedroom communities of the wealthy ! who deliberately ride on our backs wont peddle or let us steer ! NE!L~
Posted by gloomy gus on September 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
imbecile 11

September 28th, 2012: I'll be 65 and still a slog reader. But thanks for doing something special for my birthday, whatever it might turn out to be....
Posted by imbecile on September 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
If this person wants to be effective he'll drop "cop blocking" from the agenda. Otherwise, he'll gather just another bunch of unruly brats.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on September 18, 2012 at 3:56 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 13
Fixed gear nazi's can GGF'ed. Can't a sister freewheel once in a while?
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on September 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 14
@7) Good work, I searched to no avail. The Force is very strong with you.
Posted by Dominic Holden on September 18, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this
Is that like a linocut or something? It's kinda pretty.
Posted by Joe Glibmoron on September 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
Fnarf 16
Critical Mass -- setting back the rights of cyclists since 1992.
Posted by Fnarf on September 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM · Report this
this is going to be a clusterfuck of a commute. Others will be protesting ryder end of the ride ride free area same time, same place.
Posted by pussnboots on September 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM · Report this
Sorry. Swyping on the bus.
Posted by pussnboots on September 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this

The search parameters were "Super Swarm Seattle September 28 2012". That was the first item on the results page.
Posted by COMTE on September 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM · Report this
Gonna be a group of people made up of the kind of folks who swooped out of nowhere in front of my car on 2nd ave ext on a tandem bike while I had a green light, west bound on Jackson last month. I narrowly avoided them & slammed on my brakes. Thankfully, the car behind me was able to stop before hitting me. But, yeah moral superiority and all on your bike. Congrats.
Posted by UberAlles on September 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM · Report this
emor 21

My personal anecdote cancels yours out:

A couple weeks ago, I was cruising down Cayuse Pass on my touring bike, going about 35 or 40, when a giant pickup hauling a twenty-five foot trailer passed me by crossing the double yellow and coming about three seconds from either a head-on collision with a line of cars or crushing me. Of course he honked and gave me the finger while he single-handedly risked the lives of at least 10 people in an effort to save a minute or two of total trip time.

That sad, the kind of people who ride around pissing people off as a political statement really annoy me. Critical Mass is fun, though.
Posted by emor on September 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM · Report this
derrickito 22
I just ate an entire plate of bruschetta pomodoro
Posted by derrickito on September 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM · Report this
Just Jeff 23
Its the last day if the Ride Free Area.
Posted by Just Jeff on September 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 24
Looks like Critical Mass wants to be extra annoying this month.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on September 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM · Report this

Oh heck yes, your story about an interaction on a rural highway serving a Mt. Rainier recreation area (and nothing much else) totally cancels out a story about an interaction on city streets with active, present pedestrians and buildings with people in them at street level and traffic density way (way!) above a rural highway and stuff like that.

But yeah, the only bad cyclists are the ones making those disagreeable "political statments," right?

The rest of them are blameless, clearly.
Posted by robotslave on September 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM · Report this
Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play in traffic? Seriously. From one cyclist to another(or many), be creative. Traffic is so close to destroying itself as it is. It should be quite simple to destroy the system and open the country's pathetic infrastructure to your superior mode of transport without anyone even noticing your input. Your output can speak so much louder. Destroy quietly, build proudly.
Posted by Curtis Interruptus on September 19, 2012 at 1:53 AM · Report this
At first look I thought this might be yet another pointless zombie convergence.

On second thought, I guess it is yet another pointless zombie convergence, in its own sorry way.
Posted by RonK, Seattle on September 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM · Report this
Thee 'Antsy Pants' uv thee Storm, who started at Occidental Park in anticipation uv thee days lovelies were happy to pedal north on 3rd Ave to meet thee Ride Free Zone Funeral March and provide a fantastic BB (bike bloc) for their dirge; We, uv course, invited them 'off uv thee sidewalk and into thee streets'; instead they stuck to thee sidewalk (in a Wishy Washy Parallel To Other Poli-impotence), still we helped to see thee march through (thee ever flipping like a flapjack w/ no regard for actuality) crosswalk signals that were too quick to switch from 'WALK' to the 'Pulsating Palm Thingy'; We rolled their trudge into thee park at 3rd and Yesler w/ thee 'fuzz' in tow; Intoxicating Smoke Plumed from a huddle or two (in apparent disregard for law and authority) as we enjoyed thee spectacle; We left the park threading the crowd and losing our 'tail' commanding much of 4th avenue w/ a distaste for traffic signals looping around Pine and momentarily dipping down through thee Gumwall Alley w/ our sites on thee 5th Largest Polluter In Seattle 'Seattle Steam'(… ) where we made an Impromptu Noiz Brigade and Taped Off Much of thee Area; We then headed toward Westlake Park to meet our friends Critical Mass; W/ an hour to spare, Many Vegan Delicacies, Intoxicating Spirits and Plumes uv Smoke Were Enjoyed!

Indeed we 'hijacked' Critical Mass (no leaders showed, so we 'fit the bill')!? Things were bound to be lovely from the onset as: We lead thee mass around thee Federal Courthouse where recent 'Black Scare' Grand Jury Subpoenaed were sent to prison for taking the 5th amendment (not protected in grand juries) and not testifying against political comrades (nobody is yet charged w/ a crime!?) (… ), (… ); We passed by SPD's Downtown Precinct where they couldn't have been less interested in thee Traffic Snarls Displayed At Their 'Welcome Mat'; We lead thee mass up to Capital Hill, where we excited thee senses (nerves) of the inhuman trog's that run the E. Precinct Police 'Business' uv Brutality (… ) (thee desk person frantically 'calling all cars'); We then blocked a Shell Station w/ Total Disregard For Oil, Korporatocracy And Excuses Not To; We spun down hill in A Cacophony uv Cyclical Over and Undertake, Near Misses w/ Big Iron Ox's and a Lovely Courtship w/ thee Innocent Terror uv Dis-Organization, headed back to Westlake Park to rally stragglers; After WLP, we took 4th Ave and thee International Fountain at thee Seattle Center Transforming it to a Velodrome in a Moment uv Exuberance (so much so that my tandem developed a terminal chainline issue and I was forced to retire); this clown down, I heard they headed off to Gasworks Park......

Thank You All (even you bougie honki[ng] bird flippers),
Gen'ral Malaise
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