The Jeff Bezos of Drag announced the next cast of RuPauls Drag Race this evening, and the line-up includes a familiar Seattle name.
The Jeff Bezos of Drag announced the next cast of RuPaul's Drag Race this evening, and the line-up includes a familiar Seattle name. VH1/RuPaul Drag Race

Good evening, we come to you from inside the world wide web, which unfortunately did not end today, despite the proclamation that our special palindromic day (12/02/2021) would bring about the long-awaited internet apocalypse. Y2K couldn't break the internet, Kim Kardashian couldn't break the internet, and what turned out to be a weird marketing campaign couldn't either. So it goes. Maybe one of the many upcoming palindromic days will save us.

Pacific Northwest Ballet presents: Romeo et Juliette at McCaw Hall
Romeo et Juliette returns to PNB to sweep you off your feet – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Send in the mobile vaccination units. Gov. Inslee announced this afternoon that FEMA will send mobile vaccination units to western Washington to help the state's vaccination effort. There's only one unit with a location planned so far, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, reports KIRO. It'll open December 20 and stay up for 30 days. More units are on their way; locations are TBD.

The new omicron variant continues its spread across the nation, with the virus showing up in California, Minnesota, Colorado, and New York. Health officials are advising people not to panic, but continue doing what smart people do: Wear a mask, and get vaccinated or boosted. And please, don't blame the anime weebs for this mess:

In totally unrelated news: Emerald City Comic Con is this week.

Masks work: Don't listen to Rand Paul.

Do listen to MacArthur genius and Fred Hutch computational biologist Trevor Bedford, who told the Seattle Times that we'll know more about omicron in about two weeks.

Seattle Times also posted photos from inside the new Crocodile: We especially love the queenly mural by artist Crystal Barbre of Seattle's Madame Lou.

The RuPaul universe is having a big night: The Emmy-winning RuPaul's Drag Race franchise dropped its new spin-off, Queen of the Universe, a ****let me take a deep breath**** UK-based all-drag queen international singing competition show on Paramount+ (with no lip-syncing), at around 5 PM, and its Christmas movie, The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, at 6 PM on VH1. And in between all of that, the franchise revealed its cast for the next season of US Drag Race. And.......

Seattle queen Bosco is racing! The Queer/Bar cast member will be the fifth Seattle queen on the show, after Robbie Turner, BenDeLaCreme, Magnolia Crawford, and Jinkx Monsoon. You can catch Bosco at Queer/Bar tonight at 10 PM, and at the bar on Fridays and Saturdays until she gets constantly booked out-of-town.

"My drag is equal parts evil and naked," Bosco said on the premiere announcement. The 28-year-old self-titled "Demon Queen of Seattle" got her start attending Seattle drag performer Arson Nicki's "Rapture" party at Timbre Room about four years ago, with her first official performance at Nicki's "Fresh" drag showcase. Bosco's Drag Race season, the show's 14th season, kicks off Friday, January 7 on VH1.

The only exclusive info I have to share about Bosco is that, yes, true to her demonic persona, she is a big fan of Demon Slayer, which premieres its second season this Sunday. She told me she's read all 23 volumes of the Demon Slayer manga. Metal.

Florida update: The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers players Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards for attempting to pass off fake vax cards.

Some evening reading from Seattle Times' Jim Brunner: Federal Way man is leading QAnon gathering in Dallas, waiting for the late JFK Jr. to show up

People on the internet think an Italian sci-fi movie from the '60s predicted the omicron coronavirus variant: It didn't, but the conspiracy is kind of funny. The end of the internet can't come soon enough.


West Seattle Blog has everything you need to know about your new/old favorite team, the Fish Sticks.

Maybe you remember this viral "Thanksgiving text" story from 2016? That story of a grandma accidentally inviting a stranger to Thanksgiving dinner is getting turned into a full-blown feel-good Netflix movie, reports Variety. It's still in early development — no director or cast at the moment — so, TBA.

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Speaking of movies that should get produced: Danny DeVito told Forbes he'd love to get the Batman Returns crew back together and reprise his role as the Batman villain Penguin.

Wait. Did you hear that? It was Matt thumping his feet over the possibility of DeVito's return.

The Portland Mercury's Wm. Steven Humphrey contributed a few blurbs to this evening round-up.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer: Jan 13-Feb 14 at Bagley Wright Theatre
Part theater, part revival, and all power, this one-woman show will have your head nodding and hands clapping!