JUST DON'T WEAR FLANNEL  10:05 am June 18, 2012

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

by Wonkette Jr.

 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.

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 66 comments }

Pragmatist2 June 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

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

thatsitfortheother1 June 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

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

eggsacklywright June 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

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

Nostrildamus June 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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

ratcityrebel June 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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.

actor212 June 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

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

thatsitfortheother1 June 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

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

actor212 June 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

Not hopping a flight from Miami Beach or Hollywood?

thatsitfortheother1 June 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

lol

Crank_Tango June 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Trailways libel!

commiegirl99 June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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.

Love,
Rebecca

Estproph June 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

eggsacklywright June 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

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

Mumbletypeg June 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

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

James Michael Curley June 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

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.

LionHeartSoyDog June 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thanks for the side trip. Very nice.

Mumbletypeg June 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

muthalovin June 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

Good. Great. Fine. Just fine.

SEATTLE!!!

Schmannnity June 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

Will Bill Gates be there?

weejee June 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

No. We're having zombie Jimi Hendrix instead.

thatsitfortheother1 June 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

Experience or band of Gypsies?

eggsacklywright June 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

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

Computer says No.

actor212 June 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

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

Nostrildamus June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

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

weejee June 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

Thnks for the plug Wonk Jr.

soeoho June 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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

Jus_Wonderin June 18, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

I think I might attend and impersonate a Wonkette staffer.

actor212 June 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

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

Designer_Radio June 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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 June 19, 2012 at 5:35 am

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

Designer_Radio June 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

Yeah, just be yourself! lol.

johnnyzhivago June 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

Seattle? At Bill Gates' house?

emmelemm June 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Bill Gates' house =/= in Seattle.

thatsitfortheother1 June 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

Cat suit or GTFO!

weejee June 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

That will be there

DahBoner June 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

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

ttommyunger June 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

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

Steverino247 June 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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

Chet Kincaid June 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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

savethispatient June 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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

Seriously Seattle brewers: CALM DOWN ON THE HOPS ALREADY.

taylormattd June 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

So, we will all just run naked through Fremont?

weejee June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

They wouldn't notice.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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

ratcityrebel June 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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

Trinket June 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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?

weejee June 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

Trinket June 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

…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 June 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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 June 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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

ttommyunger June 19, 2012 at 6:49 am

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

Nostrildamus June 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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

ttommyunger June 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Fer sure!Sent from my iPhone

a_pink_poodle June 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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

Mumbletypeg June 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

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 June 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

I believe the youngs call that "instagramps"

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