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What should the mayor champion at the Seattle Center?
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But I hope it includes some Northwest Native elements in it.
We could always breed tigers in the massive Chihulhy glass that's across the street at the Gates Foundation anyway.
email AND phone each city council member.
If ten people do it, it's a big deal.
Also, think about how these entities would function when the Bite of Seattle comes to town? Or Bumpershoot? With a Native American exhibit, hey lookie here, smoked salmon! or hey, a tribal pow-wow dance.
With Chihuly, I see nothing that would blend or meld with events like Bumpershoot or Bite of Seattle.
Took them a while.
Ugh. Sorry I don't have anything constructive to add. This has felt like a fait accompli from the get-go.
I believe that's what's known as 'statistically unlikely'.
Not a coincidence.
well, other than ripping off people for a tunnel we never wanted that doesn't do what the viaduct it replaces does in terms of freight capacity and physical quantity of vehicles and transit ...
Fuck Yeah: Tiger Breeding Ground/Strip Club hybrid.
- or -
Educational, Fun Forest/Strip Club hybrid.
(OK, well, it may as well be a Chihuly museum.)
@24 is correct.
So you are backpedaling from your earlier empty threats?
And I'm with Mike, a Cthulhu museum would be infinitely preferable.
Cienna, I have a nice, tall, icy glass of Kool-Aid waiting for you. What's that - you're already all full up of Kool-Aid?
I always promised to rent the baseball bats.
I never promised to rent the baseballs themselves. I'd be a fool to do so, since they'll probably end up inside a Chihulhy shop ... and by selling them, the liability rests on the wondrous citizenry that buys the hardballs.
I'll see if I can get Ichiro to lob one in to the Chihulhy shop for free.
Might be a good time to upgrade the system as well to minimize vote stuffing with setting a cookie or two, or limiting the number of votes a given IP address can enter. Not one, or else you'd seal off most offices, but perhaps 5? 10?
That's the poll link. Just erase all cookies from podcasts.thestranger.com and voila. Vote stuffing. It would be trivial to write a script that could stuff any such poll tool.
Anyone want to see a number of votes that makes it sound like the entire West Coast of the United States wants us to breed tigers under the Space Needle? It would probably crash the Stranger web server, but we'd have our tigers!
And they love to eat eyepatch-wearing glass pirates!
Plus I pretty much can't stand that one-eyed fraud who takes credit for other people's work.
now, doing that where you use a bank of IPs, that's more interesting.
Thank you Sloggers, for being such entertaining jackasses.
give Chihuly/ The Wrights the space they want. The City will see $1 million in income from it, and the place will drive more tourism, and create even more revenue for local businesses
additionally, part of the Chihuly plan is to build a $1 million childrens' play area at Seattle Center, and pay another $1 mill for it's upkeep over the next 20 years. So with Chihuly and the money comes an awesome additional playground for local kids.
Then, get KEXP on grounds too. Since Chihuly is paying more rent and driving more taxes to the City, give KEXP very cheap rent, and give them access to either the stage Bumbershoot used for their Center Stage area (between EMP and the Center House) or the Mural Ampitheater. Preferably the Center Stage space, since it would locate them near EMP and the food court.
Then we get everything. And the City as a whole benefits instead of just one special interest group.
As it is, none of the options can pay rent except Chihuly or the Fun Forest. So if it's not Chihuly and the playground, keep the fun Forest and the rides and their rent, because the city is having some massive financial difficulties in case no one noticed, if the rides are upgraded they'll draw more people than any of the other options (remember, 90% of the KEXP space will be offices).
@7 - the skateboard park has already been replaced on the Center grounds over at 2nd & Thomas. Amazing you care to comment on this issue since you obviously don't go to Seattle Center.
If the Mayor is smart and wise, he'll get Chihuly and KEXP to come together with a plan that will include them both on campus, and that will make Seattle Center a better place, not just a place with one of them. This will take vision though, not some punting to a blog poll or phone calls and emails from special interests.
Think of Seattle Center with the world's best glass art museum, a kick ass KEXP space and summer concert series, EMP (te state's most popular museum), the Space Needle, an awesome children's playground, skateboard park, Pacific Science Center, Vera, SIFF, McCaw Hall, the Children's Museum, a renovated Center House, Initman, and the other theaters. All costing the city very little in additional money. Lots of private groups like SIFF, Vera, Chihuly, KEXP, etc renting space and still 17 acres of open space, with room for festivals.
McGinn could make this happen. I hope he's smart and does it, it could be a legacy for him.
just a bit funny? c'mon. slog deserves it, just a bit.
And that's right Will, when a vote goes against you, just throw out the votes! It's the American way!
or that used multiple wireless devices to cycle login going from different places in the browser cache to the SLOG page and then to the article.
or just fat finger the delete key on the cookie directory for the file after you hit the vote submit button, but use an array of devices to do it, so that you show up with different browser connect and OS strings.
and for that you get an EPIC FAIL.
From: "Michelle Knott"
Date: September 30, 2010 1:44:40 PM PDT
Subject: Slog Poll is up - PLEASE VOTE - CHIHULY EXHIBITION
I hope all is well. I am writing on behalf of Billy O'Neill. If you have some time today, please take a moment and click on the link below... It will direct you to a SLOG POLL. Please vote for the Chihuly Exhibition. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Thank you very much!
All the best,
206.781.8707 - Studio
206.427.7205 - Cell
1111 NW 50th Street
Seattle WA 98107
Perhaps you missed posts 17 and 22.
After all, they know it's deeply unpopular with the actual Citizens of Seattle.
your strategy is flawed. you think that chihuly is going to run away due to your rapier wit and e-penis length, stroking his snidley whiplash mustache and screaming "curses, foiled again!". Instead, you've pissed him off so much he's sending the eyepatch brigade to flood the mayor's office with calls and blow up ur polls.
all you're doing is galvanizing his supporters...or maybe that was your plan all along? maybe YOU are the chihuly plant...
I'm in that place, renting those baseball bats, where you dare not look.
So instead of wasting time polling people in Seattle, they should conduct a poll outside of King County, maybe up to Vancouver and down to Portland, and ask people how likely each proposal will draw them to Seattle, how likely they are to visit each proposal if they happen to find themselves in Seattle for another reason, and if they would never visit a proposal, even if you gave them a coupon for 25% off dinner at the Space Needle.
And that doesnt benefit citizens how?
And, if all we're interested in is bringing people to the Center to spend money, call up Disney and see if they'll resurrect their proposal for the Center from 30 years ago. At least that idea has a better shot of actually showing a profit than this soon to be financial albatross.
@68 - I add my thanks to those of gg's - Thank You a Bunch for "e-penis". LOL!
@ Chihuly and his supporters for this project - If you're so certain that your idea is the best fit for Seattle and the Seattle Center, then why have you gone about proposing it in such a closed-door, underhanded fashion? Why have you larded all supposedly 'public' support for your museum with such obvious plants and stooges for your cause? Do you think we don't smell the giant rat you are trying to foist on us?
@WiS - Dude, you're embarrassing.
Will is like 30% of the comment on this thread - one messed up dude.
Good for whomever messed up your stupid poll! I bet it's one guy/gal sitting at his/her desk laughing their ass off...
The Stranger got jobbed on its own poll, so they shut it down.
As Dan Savage would say: "You know what to do."
I guess it's only ok to sick your minions on someone when it suits your view.
Meinert seems to be the only person making any sense of this issue right now.
That's because Dave is probably the only one here, aside from the Chihuly/Wright shills, who stands to make any money off this deal.
And I'm not saying that's wrong on his part; he's a businessman, and that's what people who run businesses do - attempt to make money - but the rest of you on Chihuly's or Wright's payrolls aren't fooling anybody.
Oh, and yeah, there's a BIG difference between expressing legitimate opposition or displeasure with someone's actions or words, and engaging in a blatantly obvious manipulation like this. If you guys are so confident in the righteousness of your cause, why are you reducing yourselves to this puerile level of "discourse"?
Well put and for the record I am neutral on the Chihuly/KEXP issue. I'm just pointing out the inherent retard nature of WiS' argument/phony crusade.
I work for neither, but I do find the outrageous outrage over this issue is to be completely unwarranted.
You want KEXP in there? Fine. Show me how they plan to turn a bunch of office spaces with a small venue for bands into a profit turning venture.
You must really enjoy hearing their pledge drives, because that's what you are asking for more of by advocating for them.
Oh, and those letters that went out from KEXP to its supporters, asking them to vote? Let's not talk about those, right?
(For the record, I think both ideas suck. Can we really not come up with something better?