This Saturday at the Moore: The Nail-Biting Resolution of the 2012 Genius Awards (Plus an Awesome Party)

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gouge not jouge
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Not the way Dina says it.
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I can't wait for that stupid ad to go away.
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@1 - You just wait 'till you get viciously jouged by a drag queen. I can tell you it is not as fun as it sounds.
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Long live THE SKOOOOOOOG!

Fuck Rainier, he's my favorite NW mountain.
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@3 - exactly x100. I love SLOG and read it daily but this footer ad cuts like 15% of the text viewing space and gets super annoying very quickly. Please o please rethink it.
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@1:

Not the way Dina pronounces it...
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@3 & 6:

Click the down arrows at the top of the footer...
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This event seems set up to treat the artists it's nominally praising pretty callously. Please get rid of the "short list!" If you can't choose one "genius," let multiple winners split the available funds. Maybe some years you'll have two or three in a category, some years, none. This isn't the Oscars-- either pay someone the compliment of saying you think they're a genius, or don't. Have a party about them. Cool.

This started as such a nice idea-- surprising people at their cruddy day jobs with a sheet cake and a check was a sweet, unexpected reminder that someone's art was appreciated. But by making it competitive, The Stranger is essentially telling some wonderful, incomparable artists that they're lesser than other wonderful, incomparable artists-- or that they're not *quite* a genius.

It's a pisser. It makes me sad.
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Remember, dress code is gold sequinned dresses.

Bow ties optional. As are Stetsons and Fezzes.