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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #1881
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If there were hot Parisian ladies running around here we'd build nicer buildings to get their attention, too. (:
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #1882
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I didn't want to bring the Amazon thread back off topic, so I'll continue the philanthropy discussion here. Check this out. The Sun Break somehow ties the Amazon controversy to the gondola idea to the guy that built the library near my house a century ago. I hope someone forwards it to Bezos.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #1883
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I love the gondola idea. Sounds like a pipe dream, but I love it. It would be a huge tourist attraction for Seattle. Plus it would benefit commuters as well.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:10 AM   #1884
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Random fact:

If we ranked density by households per square mile instead of people per square mile, Seattle would be tenth densest city (of the 100 most populous cities).

Of course having the lowest average household size knocks us down to #15 for people per square mile.
Was perusing the census website last night and not sure if I was here when everybody started mining the data, but here's some interesting up-to-date downtown population numbers.


2010 population-
Downtown Seattle: 29,969

Downtown Bellevue: 7,151

Downtown Tacoma: 5,878

Downtown Portland: 19,033
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #1885
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Hard to get any meaning from that, given that they're not parallel and "downtown" definitions are obviously subjective. Do we at least know what geographic areas they used?
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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #1886
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Try deciding on a pseudo-objective definition of city boundaries. I ultimately decided the city boundary for Tokyo was conterminous with the prefecture, based on an "administrative" definition. (The former city government merged with the prefecture in the 1940s.) We don't really have that for city centres, so I guess we'd have to go with variables like zoning, land use, etc. to make that determination. Also, Seattle doesn't have anything like wards or boroughs with their own administrators. Interesting though....
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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #1887
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Top Chef is looking to film season 10 in Seattle or Portland. I think it'd be cool to do both for season 10. Thoughts? Either way, it'll be great for the food scene of the PNW. I wish both cities the best of luck! Disclosure - I haven't watched a season in about 4 years.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #1888
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Top Chef is looking to film season 10 in Seattle or Portland. I think it'd be cool to do both for season 10. Thoughts? Either way, it'll be great for the food scene of the PNW. I wish both cities the best of luck! Disclosure - I haven't watched a season in about 4 years.
A Seattle vs Portland season would be awesome. But Im sure even Top Chef is unaware of that dynamic of the PNW restaurant scene.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #1889
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No. One or the other. No back and forth. It's as if we need them to help prop us up because we don't have enough to offer the show on our own. No.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1890
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I think it'd be great. I've been Tweeting it to @Bravotv this morning. Could you imagine a Most Locavore City Challenge? Most Sustainable Menu Challenge? Workaholic vs Slacker restaurant concept. Tweet if you like this idea to @Bravotv.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #1891
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Good God that sounds horrible.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #1892
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Most Passive-Aggressive Quick-Fire Challenge. Best Hipster Plating Quick-Fire Challenge. Smuggest Amuse Bouche Quick-Fire Challenge. I think it'd be hilarious!
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Old April 11th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #1893
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Designing a menu for each city's hottest musical act and throwing a theme party around it. FUN!
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #1894
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If there were hot Parisian ladies running around here we'd build nicer buildings to get their attention, too. (:
American ladies don't cut it?

Is it their style or their genetics?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #1895
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I love Top Chef shows! I hope they will choose Seattle this time. I won't be surprised if that show will have Tom Douglas or one of these three guys (Luc, Maria, and the guy from Poppy's who were on Top Chef shows before) would be guest judges for that show.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #1896
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Most Passive-Aggressive Quick-Fire Challenge. Best Hipster Plating Quick-Fire Challenge. Smuggest Amuse Bouche Quick-Fire Challenge. I think it'd be hilarious!
hah I love it.

blah blah fiddleheads blah blah nettles yadda yadda
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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1897
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Seattle Times and The Stranger have both received Pulitzers. Pretty amazing for our provincial little town.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #1898
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After hearing it in my coffee shop this morning, on my way to work today I figured out that the melody of the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams" consists of just 4 notes, maybe 5 at the most.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #1899
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After hearing it in my coffee shop this morning, on my way to work today I figured out that the melody of the Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams" consists of just 4 notes, maybe 5 at the most.
The genius of sweet, sleek, minimalist synthpop
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Seattle Times and The Stranger have both received Pulitzers. Pretty amazing for our provincial little town.
Perhaps it says more about Pulitzer these days...
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