They might be some of the UW's most notable grads. But suffice it to say it's obvious none of them majored in choir.
Check out what happens when you get the likes of Bill Gates Sr., Richard Karn, Kenny G, Detlef Schrempf, Brock and Damon Huard, Nate Robinson and Rick Steves together for their take on Bow Down to Washington for a BECU ad:
He strikes fear in the hearts of wrong doers. But for KING 5 consumer champion Jesse Jones, the fear turned the tables when he found out he had cancer (for a second time.) It's been a hellacious road the past few months, but Jesse is getting the upper hand on the Big C. He returned to work today for the first time since before Christmas, ready to fight again for the little guy.
Jesse joined us tonight on Northwest Nights in an exclusive and intimate discussion about his treatment, losing 40 pounds and how he's overcoming his illness...
He also has a hell of a sense of humor...
Here's a video that is, I'm sure, making David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and the rest of President Obama's advisors reach for their bottles of Tums. It's newly-elected Congressman Allen West, a Republican from the 22nd District, including Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.
He was speaking to the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) conference and he lit the place on fire. Listen to his clear, beautifully phrased explanation of conservative, constitutional principles. Then, go ahead and try to explain how the average American will reject what he has to say.
He's not going to run for president in 2012. But, he's going to make the president's people miserable for a long time to come.
Here are a couple of cartoons that I sent out to my client papers in the last week or so. This first one I drew right at the beginning of last week's rain storm. It's ironic that in this La Nina year, everywhere else has gotten hammered with snow. This ran in a bunch of papers, including The Kitsap Sun.
This cartoon probably got spiked. I sure haven't seen it anywhere. Remember that 16-year-old that shot his 12-year-old brother in the mouth with a Ruger 9mm a couple of weeks ago? Turns out, the kid has gang connections and he told police that he took the gun loaded, with a bullet in the chamber, to Interlake High School in Bellevue. The Interlake mascot: a Saint Bernard.
This cartoon ran in The Bellevue Reporter. I like the fact that it comments on a news story, at the same time making a point about the traffic on 520.
As always, your comments, snarky or otherwise are welcome below.
Talk about a flashback. Sunday's Grammy Awards feature a bunch of Northwest bands who first made it big two decades ago.
Pearl Jam's Backspacer is nominated for best rock album...
The recently reunited Soundgarden is nominated for best hard rock performance for Black Rain from their new album Telephantasm...
Alice in Chains is also nominated for best hard rock performance with A Looking in View...
To paraphrase the artist formerly known as Prince, they're going to party like it's 1992. We talked to local rock writing legend Charles Cross about the resurgence of NW bands, how they'll fare at the Grammy's, and who else should, and will win...
The situation in Egypt is pretty serious. But in and out of the country there's a healthy dose of black humor going around the internet.
You can check out some of the best ones on Twitter @ #reasonsmubarak is late. Enjoy!
"Oh, you meant January 25th THIS YEAR?"
He is trying to become 'Mayor of Egypt' on Foursquare."
Tried to get directions to Saudi Arabia on Google Maps, but took him a long time to remember he shut off the internet.
Trying to sell his gold chair on eBay
Lindsay Lohan stole his speech
My fave: Changing Facebook relationship status to "It's Complicated."
You think you're smart? Then take this new high school exit exam. It was tonight's Big List and was sent along by listener Fred. (Thanks.)
Here's how it works. To pass (and graduate) you only need to get four correct answers out of 10. Good luck. (The answers are at the end, of course.)
1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Scroll down for the correct answers....
ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs
7) What was King George VI's first name? Albert
8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange (of course)
How'd you do? If you passed, you really need to audition for "Jeopardy."
They call this kid Johnny Mac (for McEntee.) He's a third-string quarterback at UConn. He's also uncannily accurate as a passer, at least in this video. It's gone viral, by the way.
Yeah, I know, he doesn't have four three hundred pound defenders trying to get at him. But, still...
You've probably heard about Republican New York Congressional Representative Christopher Lee. He resigned after Gawker.com ran his half-naked picture this afternoon, along with the email thread he traded with a woman, (not his wife.)
She was looking for a date. He wrote back, posing as a divorced lobbyist looking for fun. Perhaps you haven't read the emails yet. Allow us to make it easy.
Listen below to the Northwest Nights Players with their dramatic reading:
...It would be Heartbroker.com. The new Seattle based site launched today uses feedback from friends to determine whether you're a match made in heaven...or another date from hell.
Here's how it works: friends provide confidential and honest ratings about you on a series of traits (no one EVER sees these ratings). They also write a brief testimonial about you that, if approved by you, can be viewed by potential matches. If you accept the friend as your trusted "Heartbroker", the ratings are used to determine your compatibility with potential matches.
CEO Craig Robinson says it'll make on-line dating a lot more honest. No more pumping up your profile with little white lies (of course there's nothing to keep your friends from bending the truth.) Gives new meaning to "But he's a really nice guy...
Hear all about it...