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Dry Your Eyes Seattle: Here Is Your Unofficial Get-Together!

 Isn't it iconic?
Perpetually damp Wonketteers from across the Northwest chunk of the nation will gather Saturday, June 30 starting at 6:30 PM at Latona Pub in verdant Seattle WA. The Wonkette gathering will be in the upstairs loft and pavilion. According to longtime reader and meetup organizer Weejee, the location also features “Green Lake 2 blocks away for post fest skinny dipping (don’t need no stinkin’ pool).” Be prepared to pay your own bail.

Please note that this reader-organized event is not part of the officially-sponsored Wonkette Drinky Thing, and that while there is a fair probability of photos being posted sideways at some point, there is virtually no prospect whatsoever of any actual Wonkette staffers attending. This time.

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    1. thatsitfortheother1

      If you can see Mt Rainier, it's gonna rain.
      If you can't see Mt Rainier, it is raining.

    2. eggsacklywright

      Right. Summertime in Seattle generally takes place on August 27 from 3 to 5 pm. No one should ever move here.

        1. ratcityrebel

          All of this is true. It's actually raining inside my house right now. There is an actual weather system producing rain in my home.

  1. actor212

    What is this with the extended road show before you bring this to Broadway, huh?

    This is Noo Yawk and I get, if you can't make it here, you can't make it anywhere, but you've got the best frikkin' damn city in the world and we're coming in after SEATTLE????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    1. CalamityJames

      Seriously, don't even get me started! I don't even see where Birmingham will fit into all this.

    2. commiegirl99

      Hey, Actor, see that part (the whole thing) where it says this is UNOFFICIAL and the Wonketeers are putting it on themselves? Yeah, you could have done that too!

      Jesus Christ quit yer bitching.


  2. Estproph

    Please come to Boston for the spring time.
    I'm stayin' here with some friends
    And they've got lots of room.
    You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk
    By a cafe where I hope to be workin' soon.
    Please come to Boston.

    1. eggsacklywright

      Beer list changes so often that if you had a current one, it would be out of date by the time of the event. There's always a good variety. One of the better neighborhood pubs in town, I think. Brouwer's is good, too.

      1. OneDollarJuana

        Get some Snoqualmie Falls beer. It's good. Alright, I'm shilling for a friend, but it is good.

          1. James Michael Curley

            I dig that you were able to scan and upload photos to the internet in 1993. What is really admirable is how you figured out a way to give them the aged while sitting in a damp shoe box look.

          2. Mumbletypeg

            Why thank you, except I cannot take credit for said website. It showed up in a Google search wherein I wanted a single link to something that mentioned Snoqualmie, Twin Peaks and Dale's "coffee" line all in good measure.

  3. Mumbletypeg

    Saturday, June 30?
    If I start hitchhking *now,* and weather holds, I could make it there from Richmond VA around that time. (is it still called "hitchhiking" when instead of walking one plans to use one's recently purchased refurb'd Segway®?)

  4. soeoho

    Sandals with socks are allowed……..Inside your galoshes.
    Come to the lake after, and we will float some wonk ideas….or veerrry small rocks.

  5. Jus_Wonderin

    "…there is virtually no prospect whatsoever of any actual Wonkette staffers attending."

    I think I might attend and impersonate a Wonkette staffer.

    1. Designer_Radio

      Wonkette staffer costume:
      1 Che T-shirt
      1 Nametag sticker that reads: Moustache Ryder
      1 Pair 80s "wraparound" sunglasses, worn indoors
      1 Faux Leather "Indian" headband with bright-pink feather
      1 Palpable cloud of cigarette smoke, cough syrup, and coffee breath
      1 Pair studded chaps, sans pants, underwear
      1 Faded-yet-unfinished facial tattoo

  6. thatsitfortheother1

    "there is virtually no prospect whatsoever of any actual Wonkette staffers attending"

    Cat suit or GTFO!

  7. ttommyunger

    "…"there is virtually no prospect whatsoever of any actual Wonkette staffers attending…" Hah, that's just what they want us to think….

  8. Steverino247

    I spent 18 months with the 9th Division at Ft. Lewis so I'm familiar with being wet. For like a week at a time. Have a nice party, guys.

  9. Nostrildamus

    Great pic, BTW. The first and only time anyone's wiener ever got hot at the Space Needle.

    1. savethispatient

      Well, at least a mouth full of over-hopped beer and a hangover.

      Seriously Seattle brewers: CALM DOWN ON THE HOPS ALREADY.

  10. taylormattd

    Anyone who jumps in Green Lake is fucking nuts. It has "green" in its name for a reason: algae. I lived a block away for a while, and trust me, if you don't shower off quickly after a swim, you end up looking like you have the herp all over your body.

    1. emmelemm

      I was just going to mention that skinny dipping in Green Lake is ill-advised at any time, but you've got it covered.

  11. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Perfect, and it give me plenty of time to use my Groupon for a Brazilian wax.

  12. Trinket

    OMG, there is actually a bus that goes straight there from my house! I guess we don't need a stupid train system after all. Can I get a cocktail there?

      1. Trinket

        I should have known no self-respecting Wonketteer would choose a place that doesn't serve hard liquor. WOOT.

        Come to think of it, I DO have a flask…or two, or three…

    1. Isyaignert

      You betcha, also, too (Wink, wink). I called to confirm because it's a "pub" and around here there are places where only beer & wine are served.

      This is gunna be fuuuuuuuuun!!!

  13. OldWhiteLies

    …there is virtually no prospect whatsoever of any actual Wonkette staffers attending. This time.

    Oh. So this is a test, huh? To see if our sidewayz pics measure up to to such a level that Wonkette Brass could see their way clear to gracing our dampness with their presence. Mmm hmm.

    OH, and yes it rains here a TON. You know that ark they keep talking about (Noah's, not of the covanant), all that stuff about Mt Ararat is horsheshit. We actually have the ark tied up just down from the Delin docks Marina in Tacoma. Hidden amongst a bunch of other ancient mouldering wrecks that also haven't seen fit to make it to the scrappers. Nobody bothered to ask.

  14. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    There is a good chance I should be able to make it. I'll take volunteers now for who wants to go home with me afterwards. Please send all resumes and pictures of side boob to me care of our editorix here at Wonkette.

  15. a_pink_poodle

    Finally! I'll be there! Hope I can find parking down in Green Lake so that I can give my snarky comments that backfire frequently without the benefit of anonymity

  16. Isyaignert

    The awesome Greenwood Car Show is on the same day as the nearby Wonkette thinggy – What could be better?

  17. ttommyunger

    I regret to inform you: In the public interest, I must alert the local authorities…

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