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Attention all Wonketteers in the vicinity of Boise, or indeed the entire Twin Falls to Baker City, Oregon corridor! Your 2017 Wonkette Beach Bum World Tour kicks off TONIGHT in the City of Trees, although there is a decided lack of beach in Boise. The festivities for barflies will be from 6 to 9 at Quinn’s Restaurant and Lounge, located at 1005 S. Vista Avenue in Boise. Plenty of parking in back and on side streets — please leave the front lot for takeout customers.

When: Tuesday, October 17, 6 to 9 PM.

Where: Quinn’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1005 S. Vista Ave, Boise. (Map!)

Who: Yr Editrix, Yr Shypixel, Yr Wonkette Toddler, Yr Doktor Zoom will host. You will show up for drinks and fine conversation, and also there will be food! if the weather stays nice, the patio may be open, but that’s up to the proprietors!

Why: Because we love you.

How To Say “Boise”: Sounds like Boy-See, not like boyzee. Now you can blend in with the locals!

Be there, wear your Wonkette swag, and if you have no Wonkette swag, we will probably sell you some, because you have no sales resistance and Wonkette Tot Donna Rose looks adorbs in her snazzy “IMPEACH” hat:

Did you know you can click through this picture to BUY THIS HAT???

NEXT STOP! Eugene, Oregon! CHANGE OF VENUE! Rain’s expected, so we will buy you pizzas at WHIRLED PIES 199 W. Eighth Ave., Thurs., Oct. 19, let us call it 5-8 p.m.!

Stops after that: Yes, there will be many!

Help with our bar tab!

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  • Bill D. Burger

    Cute as a button pic!

    “Make Impeachment Great Again!”

  • lucidamente

    Pics, please.

    • doktorzoom

      You betcha!

      • proudgrampa

        Otherwise, we won’t believe it was real!

        • puredog

          AND they’ll all have to GTFO.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    I went to Idaho this summer. It reminded of why I never go to Idaho.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Idaho has good parts, but maybe a blue football field that birds dive into thinking it’s water isn’t one of them, even though it’s quirky and some of us like quirk for its own sake, unless it makes birds splat their whole own selves as opposed to the usual temporary parts of themselves that get splatted.

      • SomeBigRedDog

        I’ve been to that field (rooting for WSU Go Cougs) but I never knew that happened.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Usually only once, to most birds…

      • clubseal

        Birds? Who needs ’em?
        – Early worms, probably

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You went to the south part, which is all Utah-like. The north part is green and inviting, except for the Nazis.

      • SomeBigRedDog

        except for the Nazis

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Chef Boy Are See. I get it…

  • proudgrampa

    I will be with you in spirit. Looking forward to our Salt Lake City date…

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • Beanz&Berryz

      Is that an actual Real old Tektronix oscilloscope?

      No. On pause, I think it is not. But cool even still.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        It says either “Rico” or “Fico” on it in red letters.
        EDIT – “Eico”. If it were a tank I’d have had it. xD

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I bet it’s been called a tank…

          • Anna Elizabeth

            It does look heavy. Good old solid-state tech.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            And maybe not soli- state… there could be a few vacuum tubes in there… and certainly some cool electron optics.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Sweet! OLD-skool. :)

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        No, it’s an old Eico 460.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          I was close xD

      • keinsignal

        I have a very similar ‘scope – a Conar 250. Sadly the power supply or one of the tubes blew out (no idea) and it hasn’t functioned for a while. Managed to get this video before it died though:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3iOS5fFZAQ

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Very cool… What’s it connected to? And… It’s not… locking on (I forget the term) very well…

          • keinsignal

            I was tweaking the knobs as I recorded, mainly just to see what would happen (I’d only just managed to get the thing up and running at this point). It was running off a speaker cable direct from the stereo, through a simple voltage limiter. The limiter probably had no effect on the output whatsoever, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t fry the thing right out of the gate.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            ok… Nothing cyclic to lock on to… Dang, I can’t remember that adjustment… The trigger? I dunno… Possible fun video of some of your favorite songs…

    • Bright Bart

      this wins the internet!!!!

    • Bright Bart
    • Aggle Wok

      Okay that was AWESOME

  • Bright Bart

    you could say noy-see. noisy doesn’t have a z in it. then it would rhyme. and i cannot come so i haz a sad.

  • WIDTAP

    While you’re there, make a toast to the new way to get things done is Washington – tell Trump he is getting the credit:

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/10/16/trump_suddenly_supports_obamacare_stabilization_effort.html

  • Could someone please report back tomorrow and let me know if the reuben sandwich shown on Quinn’s website is as good as it looks?

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Why isn’t it “Bwahh”?

    • Daniel

      Because the people that named it were expecting it.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It was, but with the advent of the Freedom Fry, that went right out the window.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        xD

    • doktorzoom

      The French trapper dude who spotted his destination supposedly exclaimed “Les Bois! Les Bois! Voila les bois!” when he saw all the woods by the river. And then the ‘reglar Amurricans showed up later.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I thought it must be something like that. I’ve been reading about “Coureur de Bois” in the French & Indian War.

        I was born in Joilet, Illinois. Yes, Joe-liette, Ill-eh-noise, not “Sholiea, Ii-e-nwaah”.

        • Lurkylu

          How does Joliet manage to avoid being flattened by tornadoes? seems to hit everywhere but there

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I don’t know, honestly. We moved to Colorado when I was like 2.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Blues Brothers watch over it

      • Arolpin

        And if you’ve driven into Boise in the summer, you can understand the name. Now Imagine it’s 1820, and you’ve been walking across the desert for weeks, you come over a rise, and you see the first trees you’ve seen in 2 weeks. It’s a big fucking deal.

    • puredog

      Good point, but the “e” on the end would render it “bwahz.”

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Ahh, thank you.

        • puredog

          Zee Franglais, eet ees complique’.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            xD I learn most of mine reading wargaming books.

  • Joe Beese

    Probably “Broken” already, but also the best news we may get today.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/940a0444670dde0e917a78541267c61a4655258399eca658a9093ce1ee539cbd.png

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The scum that are the teabaggers will of course throw conniptions at the very idea of health care for anyone but millionaires.

      • dshwa

        There were a few sane ones making noise that the reality of losing the subsidies was going to really hurt their states. There might be enough to get Ryan to act.

  • GoutMachine
  • JMP

    I still don’t believe that Idaho actually exists.

    • Blackest Noobs

      where you think the potatoes come from for your freedom fries?

      • dslindc

        Nebrahoma?

        • Blackest Noobs

          that’s where your morons come from

          • dslindc

            Those must be the pasteurized process morans.

        • Aggle Wok

          Weirdest spelling of Kansas I’ve ever seen

      • Nockular cavity

        Maine!

        • Blackest Noobs

          dude Maine is for lobster not potatoes

        • Suttree

          I’m glad I scrolled down. Aroostoock County still gave kids off of school for harvest when I lived in Portland circa 2001.

      • Red Richmond

        Fun Fact: Washington state grows more potatos than Idaho. SUCK IT IDAHO WE’RE BETTER AT THE ONE THING YOU’RE FAMOUS FOR.

        …ahem.

    • dshwa

      Mountain time zone. Pfft

    • puredog

      No Idaho, no Idaho, you da ho!

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      It’s private.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Duncan will be hurt you think so.

    • BeachBum

      Once many years ago I drove thru the panhandle and missed it completely.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        You can bicycle across the panhandle on a rail trail called the Trail of the Couer d’Alenes… a very nice 60-ish miles of bicycling…

        • Suttree

          How many KKK members do you get to meet on the way?

          • Beanz&Berryz

            None, so far as a knew, but there were a sad number of toxic sites, including towns, along the way…So… Stay on the pavement, as the signs say…

      • SDGeoff3

        That’s what they say about Rhode Island.

        • Suttree

          I believe Robyn proves that wrong.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    OT – Items: @Dept_of_Space_Tacos – I saw 2 AH-64A Apaches fly over. Must be heading back to Carson for lunch.

    I walked to the store for a soda, and I let a nice neighbor drive me home. People have been a lot friendlier lately.

    There are 6 police officers at the complex now, there were 3 when we pulled in.

    When the guy that checks me out if he thinks no one is looking heard about the police, he took off running.

    I got 3 compliments on my hat, one from a kid on a skateboard that called me “Ma’am”.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Mrs. Bz&Bz is just back from a gals trip to Charleston, SC. One day out on the beach, they watched an Army (or Marine) skydive trio free jump from 5000′ and land on the busy beach. How do they know it was 5000′ up, you ask? One has a Marine officer son, so these five middle-aged women do a posed photo with one of the jumper guys… Pretty funny…

      • Anna Elizabeth

        :D Cool! I’d probably ask to pose with them myself.

        I want to go to an Airshow wearing a miniskirt, especially if Naval Aviators are attending.

        • Aggle Wok

          Or a circle mid-length, so you can do that sexy Marilyn Monroe pose when the wind kicks up!

  • Arolpin

    Have fun Wonketeers! I had my first illegal drink-in-a-bar at Quinn’s in ’86 or ’87. I also came back from the bathroom to find someone hitting on my buddy, which was fine except she was my mom’s secretary and 15 years older than he was.
    Boise has lots of beach, basically both banks of the Boise River all through the city AND Lucky Peak Reservoir. Probably too cold to swim though.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Just as well. The kind of drinking that I hear Wonkettiers do and swimming don’t mix well.

      • Arolpin

        Well, until they banned alcohol in the Boise River, it was kind of a Boise institution. As a teenager you could easily collect a 12-pack between doing backflips-for-beers at the rope swings or just diving for cans rolling along the riverbed.

    • Suttree

      My last gf down south was 14 years older than me. I feel like I’m robbing the cradle now with Lizzie being 5 years younger. J/K she is more mature than I am.

  • dslindc

    Must be in that so-called “Mountain Time Zone”! Thanks, Obama!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Third time’s the charm! For the courts, not Il Douche.

  • Joe Beese

    “This takes care of the next two years,” Mr. Alexander said. “After that, we can have a full-fledged debate on where we go long-term on health care.”

    Hopefully, in two years, we’ll have the House.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Liquor in the front, park it in the rear.

    • puredog

      You misspelled “poker.”

  • Nockular cavity

    So, rhymes wit Joisey?

    • doktorzoom

      James Joycey

      • Aggle Wok

        Groan, but also yeah, that actually helps with proper pronunciation. :)

    • Suttree

      I’m sure that there is something in Hungarian or Polish that rhymes.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Just be glad you guys aren’t coming here. October is Shark Attack Month on Maui. Apparently, many Lady Sharks give birth in October, and they don’t eat while they’re carrying their toothy bundles of joy. After they have their little shark babies, they are ravenous, and ready to eat your fucking face right the fuck off. Realistically, the chances are being attacked are still low, but I feel like a bunch of rowdy, loud (and by that I mean horny and drunk, of course) Wonketeers in the Pacific is ringing the dinner bell a bit too loudly.

    • puredog

      So out there you have the Sharks Eating People’s Faces Party? Damned exotic.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Hey, a party’s a party!

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  • wide_stance_hubby

    Am I just dreaming our Wonket will someday return to the source of its material, DC?

    • Nockular cavity

      And leave Real America? NEVER!

  • clubseal

    So … people actually live in Idaho. Learn something new every day.

  • FDRliberal

    I shan’t be attending the fun-sounding event in Boise as I’m a couple of thousand miles away, however I was heartened to see that Quinn’s Restaurant offers a veggie burger for those of us who refrain from the meat thing.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • SisterArtemis

      so, I see you’ve been to a Drinky before

      • Suttree

        There were perogies when I attended one. Same idea though.

    • Suttree

      I have been to that dinner in Kentucky before.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Come down to the Keys!
    We got plenty o’ Floriduh Crazy for everyone!

    • A LITtle Annoyed, Yet ARoused

      I’m in SoBe. Drinky Thing next time you’re up this way! And hopefully I’ll have a new job by then to pay for said drinks.

      • MynameisBlarney

        NOICE! I fuckin LOVE SoBE!

  • memzilla Ω

    Ah, Idaho… home of the world’s first commercial use of atomic power (Arco, Idaho). (Probably because if it blew up, there weren’t a lot of people who would be killed). Also the site of the first commercial atomic reactor partial meltdown.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Mere coincidence

    • Beanz&Berryz

      But, if I remember, the high school there has a cool mascot… maybe

      • BeachBum

        The Three Eyed Badger ? That glows in the dark ? Cool 1!

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Online it looks like a pirate now… Not what I remember… or dreamt… Hmmm.. I passed through there long, long ago… Atomic City or something… hmmm…

  • I want to go to there! (And not just because i am on a confrence call that will not fucking end)

  • BeachBum

    Interehttps://www.technologyreview.com/s/609091/first-evidence-that-online-dating-is-changing-the-nature-of-society/ Interesting article on online dating and interracial marriage. If you like that sort of thing.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I can take the N to Times Square . . . then what?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Turn left. Go straight for 2850 miles.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Oops, G-maps says 2477. I suck at giving directions off the top of my head…

      • shivaskeeper

        It is far longer than that. Especially if you are on I-90. The section from South Dakota through Idaho is at least 17,000 miles long. Or it just feels like it is. One or the other.

        • Suttree

          And you first have to cross Pennsylvania. That is a horrible start to any trip.

          • Bee-Doo

            Especially if you live here!

      • doktorzoom

        Take a right at Albuquerque. Bugs says it’s a left, but that’s coming from CA.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Albuquerque is a long way to go to avoid South Dakota…

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Worse: fucking Texas is in the way.
            As it so often is.

        • SeeTrain65

          “Pardon me, sir, but can you direct me to the Coachella Valley and the annual Carrot Festival … therein?”

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOFNTfWsQrQ

    • BeachBum

      Wicked is always good. Or Cats. Or just chill with the free band at Penn Station.

    • Suttree

      The PATH doesn’t get me there either. :(

    • SeeTrain65

      I’m screwed. AMTRAK doesn’t run anywhere near me.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Come to Colorado! There’s…me.

    • Aggle Wok

      And steam caves! Those are really, really cool!

  • James Baskin

    “Partying in their own private Idaho.” with apologies to the B52’s..

  • Ringletwraith

    Waaiiiittt! I’ve got chicken marbella baking in the oven right this very moment. I thought we were having a pot luck?! OK. Change in plans. Ima gonna wrap that chicken up so Editrix, Shy, and Wonkette Babby have something to snack on when they head to Eugene. You’re welcome.

    See you tonight Boy-see Wonkers!

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    So it’s looking doubtful that y’all are coming to AZ, but I might be in Vegas when you head there. Pick something near Mandalay Bay (just not the empty lot across the street)

  • MrTusks

    If I may be allowed a moment of Male Gaze, every time I scroll down I see that bazaar link and am reminded that our Editrix is a pretty lady. I shall henceforth refer to her as Becky With The Good Hair (with her permission).

  • What’s this about seeing boys? What were we talking about, again?

  • Sean Murphy

    Look forward to overcoming my usual misanthropy to get a bite out.

    EDIT: okay, not actually a misanthrope…

    • redblack

      agoraphobic?

  • OldWhiteLies

    Is it just me, or does the cowboy in that Boise postcard’s “I” look like he’s just zipping back up?

    • covfefesumgame0005

      you too?

      • SDGeoff3

        Mmm-hmm.

    • Edith Prickly

      Well now I can’t unsee that…

  • Perkniticky

    I await instructions on how to say Eugene.

    • natoslug

      Just like it’s spelled. Covfefe.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    I never knew I was mispronouncing Boise! I learn something new everyday at ye olde wonkette. Thanks Dok!

    • covfefesumgame0005

      as bad as Des Moines!

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Oh man, I’m from Wisconsin. So many hilarious ways to mispronounce some of the towns up there.

        • SeeTrain65

          Ohio, too. Just a couple …

          Russia – pronounced ROO-shee.
          Versailles – pronounced Ver-SAILS.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Or even the indigenous language-named towns. Oconomowoc, Shawano, Mukwonago, etc.

    • SeeTrain65

      “Goodnight, Springton. There will be no encore!”

  • Jacob DiCiaula

    Hope all have fun! Come to Chicago for good pizza and beef sandwiches :)

    • SDGeoff3

      Loving those beef sandwiches.

  • phoenix00
  • OddMan

    Nothing more fun than a big road trip to visit new places and see old and new friends.
    My sweetheart and I have listened to this song at the beginning of our biggest adventures.
    On the road again. Enjoy and see ya next week.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBN86y30Ufc

  • Boy-see still rhymes with noisy…

    • Lily412

      Internal rhyme, if nothing else. Hooray for pedants!

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