Tacoma Urbanist

Sep. 21, 2009 at 12:01am

The Search for the Zozo in Tacoma

In the early part of the 1900s, Zozos - large, furry, innocent, purple creatures - once freely roamed Tacoma's streets, and were seen frequently mingling among its denizens and enjoying the public realm. But with the advent of the automobile their numbers slowly dwindled, until the 1930s when sightings became rare and they were thought to go extinct.

But now thanks to a burgeoning livable streets movement and a marked improvement in public spaces in Tacoma, Zozo sightings have been reported. World-renowned crypto-zoologist Donald Druthers has convinced us to document the facts - and yes, it looks like Zozos could be making a comeback! See the evidence for yourself.

Presenting our long-awaited documentary "The Search for the Zozo," featuring many of Tacoma's greatest citizens. You'll hear urban expert Professor Kenneth T. Jackson from UWT talk about the history of the Zozo. But in addition, you'll hear accounts of sightings and Zozo-inspired stories from Colin "No Impact Man" Beavan, restaurateur (and cyclist) Florent Morellet, livable streets advocate Mary Beth Kelly, author Tom Vanderbilt, and a slew of advocates working to make safer streets a reality for pedestrians, cyclists, and the general public.

And if you see a Zozo? Let us know in the comments section, or dial (253) 555-ZOZO. You can also check out our website WhereistheZozo? for the latest in sightings and news.

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by tacoma1 on 9/21/2009 @ 11:06am
Once again, Veronica Moss shows up and says the craziest of things. Oddly, I know people that are serious when they say very similar things.