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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  • Pragmatist2

    In Seattle you skinny dip by taking off your clothes and stepping outside.

    • thatsitfortheother1

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

    • eggsacklywright

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

      • Nostrildamus

        Agreed. It rains ALL THE TIME !!! Please tell all of your friends.

        • 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.

  • 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????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    • CalamityJames

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

    • thatsitfortheother1

      When I arrive I'll be taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line…

      • Not hopping a flight from Miami Beach or Hollywood?

        • thatsitfortheother1


      • Crank_Tango

        Trailways libel!

    • 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.


  • 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.

  • chascates

    Food looks good, couldn't find a beer list.

    • 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.

      • OneDollarJuana

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

        • Well I hear they serve damn fine coffee there so I'm sure the beer merits praise too.

          • 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.

          • 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.

          • Crank_Tango

            I believe the youngs call that "instagramps"

          • LionHeartSoyDog

            Thanks for the side trip. Very nice.

  • 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®?)

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Don't get raped, unless…that is the object.

  • Good. Great. Fine. Just fine.


  • Schmannnity

    Will Bill Gates be there?

    • No. We're having zombie Jimi Hendrix instead.

      • thatsitfortheother1

        Experience or band of Gypsies?

    • eggsacklywright

      Don't you think he'd be a bit of a buzzkill?

      Computer says No.

    • He hasn't figured out how to rip off use Siri yet.

    • Nostrildamus

      He'll be there. Last one to arrive gets a free Zune.

  • Thnks for the plug Wonk Jr.

  • 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.

    • emmelemm

      I may be wearing flannel AND socks with sandals. Count on it.

  • Jus_Wonderin

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

    I think I might attend and impersonate a Wonkette staffer.

    • I'd dye my hair red and impersonate Ginger but then I'd have to grow hair first.

    • 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

      • Jus_Wonderin

        Ah, so I DON”T need a costume. (That is a win there DR).

  • Seattle? At Bill Gates' house?

    • emmelemm

      Bill Gates' house =/= in Seattle.

  • thatsitfortheother1

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

    Cat suit or GTFO!

  • DahBoner

    And be sure to politely thank your bus driver when getting off, you hippies…

  • ttommyunger

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

  • 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.

  • Nostrildamus

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

  • If you drink beer in Seattle, you'll end up on suicide watch.

    • savethispatient

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

      Seriously Seattle brewers: CALM DOWN ON THE HOPS ALREADY.

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • Lionel[redacted]Esq

        So, we will all just run naked through Fremont?

        • They wouldn't notice.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

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

  • ratcityrebel

    Oh neat. I shall try to make it to this.

  • 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?

    • Si, but the new private parted liquor stores have upped the price.

      • 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…

    • 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!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Isyaignert

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

  • ttommyunger

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

    • Nostrildamus

      Be sure to include the Fremont Solstice bike club among those authorities.

      • ttommyunger

        Fer sure!Sent from my iPhone

  • a_pink_poodle

    WAIT! Do we like wear name tags with our user names or what?

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