Tacoma Aroma

Dec. 26, 2007 at 5:53pm

Predictable List of 2007 "Best of..." Tacoma Stuff

Including a bonus "Best of..." from the future!

'Tis the season for retrospective and futurospective lists of "bests", "mosts" and "tops" to utter forth from the news media and surely local blogs like this one. To save them all the effort the Aroma is publishing the following list sure to put all other Tacoma-related lists to shame.

Best Outburst Not From Tom Stenger
Atlas Foundry

Most Loveable Loser
Marty Campbell

Best Pedestrian Bridge Not Stuck in the Hylebos Position
Murray Morgan

Most Violent Occurance to Cheer About Not on the Evening News
Dockyard Derby Dames bouts

Best Opening Written by a Local Novelist
(a.k.a. The "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" Award)
Erik Emery Hanberg

Best Riches to Rags to Rentals Story
Prium Homes

Courtyard Marriot Best Copycat Bland Development Style Award
Hotel Concepts, Heidelberg Brewery site

Top Back-Alley Excitement Abortion Event
Glass Roots Festival

Best Idea for Further Segregating the North from the South
Sound Transit Pacific Ave. Crossing

Best Non-Police Policing of Downtown
Laura Hanan

Most Promising/Disappointing New Night Spot
Crown Bar

Top Place to See the Latest Flack Jacket Fashion
McCabe's American Music Cafe

Best Fib/Flop of 2007
"Shut Down Downtown Tacoma!"

Best Self-Proclaimed Tacoma Poet (But He Doesn't Even Know It) Laureate
Daniel Blue

A time traveling marmot has also bequeathed upon me a list he says he chewed from the lifeless hand of future Aroma's body found in a local ravine one year from now.

Highest Art Related Death Toll
Hotel Murano, Orizon

Fastest Building to Decend Into Decay and Collapse
Frank Russell Building after tenant vacated 5 years early

Best Expansion Into Our Hearts and Lungs
Gary Coy, Sperry Ocean Dock

Best Maintenance of the Status Quo (3-way tie)
Gintz Group, Luzon Building
Williams & Dame, Elks Building
Point Ruston LLC, Asarco Smelter land

comments [10]  |  posted under 2007, best of, best of, new year, tacoma


by NineInchNachos on 12/26/2007 @ 8:10pm
what about best tacomic for 2007? any nominations?

by Aroma on 12/26/2007 @ 10:18pm
The list that marmot delivered from the future did have an item I didn't write about above:

Best Tacomic of 2008/Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Comic Short
"Tacoma Aroma Exposed" by Android RR Anderson

by KevinFreitas on 12/27/2007 @ 6:38am
Ooo! I wonder when the conversion of RR to android happens?

by izenmania on 12/27/2007 @ 8:57am
Perhaps it has already begun!

by KevinFreitas on 12/27/2007 @ 9:00am
Sweeeeet. Combining android with artist could prove interesting. Either he'll become a factory cranking out projects or he'll go mad and start rampaging. Maybe then he'll win a "Best Android Artist Local Rampage" or something award for next year.

by NineInchNachos on 12/27/2007 @ 9:19am
I like that topic. I am not above liberating ideas from the dastardly future android-self. also It appears the whole Russel debacle is festering a great stink... no?

Thanks Mr. Aroma! Funny post BTW

by thriceallamerican on 12/27/2007 @ 10:13am
Is it pathetic that when I read "android" my brain jumped to the Google open handset thing instead of the more traditional meaning?

by Erik Hanberg on 12/27/2007 @ 10:13am
Thanks for the Dark and Stormy Night Award! Let's hope the words that come next are good ones too ...

by KevinFreitas on 12/27/2007 @ 10:18am
thrice: mine did too. Sigh. Nerds. At least we're not alone.

by Madera on 12/29/2007 @ 1:00pm
Speaking of R.R....

What about a best (ab)use of the Tacoma Art List-serv???