May. 21, 2012 at 7:17am
Urban Animals Edition
Can you guess what's going on in the above photo?
comments  | posted under guessing game, tacomaComments
by scubiedoo on 5/21/2012 @ 7:20am
|Is that the corner by RGC? Looks like some creature left a steaming pile of DEUCE fizzle trizzle???|
by InvaderPet on 5/21/2012 @ 7:22am
|A cone of silence.|
by fredo on 5/21/2012 @ 7:38am
|The city sent a prevailing wage employee out to place a safety cone near some dog poop so people wouldn't step in it.|
by Cheechmo on 5/21/2012 @ 10:22am
|Looks like the WashDOT SR16 Nalley Valley project|
by L.S.Erhardt on 5/21/2012 @ 4:49pm
|One heck of a party happened last night, apparently...|
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 6:56am
|All very close! The cone is where a public trash bin once stood and, apparently, nearby dog owning residents on Broadway saw fit to still leave their pooch's leavings almost as a memorial to their missing depository.|
by scubiedoo on 5/22/2012 @ 7:01am
|So YES, it is the corner by RGC and YES, it was a pile of DEUCE fizzle trizzle. What do I win?|
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 7:06am
|It's actually not a corner but benches along Broadway in front of the new 505 building. So near-ish Rusty & Co. but not quite. But you still win my love and adoration. That cool?|
by scubiedoo on 5/22/2012 @ 7:08am
|Fair enough. :)|
by fredo on 5/22/2012 @ 10:32am
|Why did the city remove the trash receptacle. Aren't trash receptacles an integral part of the "complete street" movement?|
by The Jinxmedic on 5/22/2012 @ 10:47am
|Trash receptacles have been replaced by rain gardens, which serve the same purpose- but are more ecologically sound. Didn't you get the memo?
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 11:05am
|Not sure @fredo. The cone's no longer there and I can see where the four bolts holding it down are still visible but cleanly cut off at or slightly below sidewalk level. Not sure if it was requested it be removed by local residents or if it was stolen for some reason (scrap metal?). Any City-types have a beat on this?|
by cisserosmiley on 5/22/2012 @ 11:12am
|High tech virtual trash bins|
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 11:14am
|Heh, I might like dogs better if they pooped high tech virtual dung. :)|
by The Jinxmedic on 5/22/2012 @ 11:22am
|You must simply feed them the appropriate electronic parts and see what comes out.|
by Jesse on 5/22/2012 @ 11:36am
|Can we also guess what drug the thief is taking that's stealing the gutter work off of the north tower, west side of Old City Hall? Anyone else notice this?|
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 11:39am
|Oh jeez, I hadn't noticed that. Will have a gander on my ride home tonight!|
by Jesse on 5/22/2012 @ 11:42am
|Crazy huh? Some people...|
by The Jinxmedic on 5/22/2012 @ 12:09pm
|Well, they already got all the wiring from McKinley Park's new street lights...|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2012 @ 1:04pm
|take the billboards! they're all copper!|
by L.S.Erhardt on 5/22/2012 @ 1:09pm
|What if it's a conspiracy, and the City is having it's people covertly "stealing" the metals and scrapping them to help make the budget?
Is the COT cannibalizing itself?
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2012 @ 1:18pm
by The Jinxmedic on 5/22/2012 @ 1:36pm
|Don't you mean the kala kala?
by fredo on 5/22/2012 @ 1:57pm
|Now we can see the problem with undertaking a "complete street" strategy. All the expensive furnishings are just scrap metal in the eyes of all the tweekers out there. That missing garbage can was probably a $500 budget item at one time.|
by Jesse on 5/22/2012 @ 2:52pm
|You can see the missing gutters on OCH from Kevin's webcam. They're gone from the highest peak on the north side of the building -- the west side of that small (one story?) tower.|
by cisserosmiley on 5/22/2012 @ 2:53pm
|Are you suggesting we airlift the kala kala to the spanaway walmart and let tweakers scrap it piece by piece?|
by The Jinxmedic on 5/22/2012 @ 3:42pm
|No, I am suggesting that we move the new (once built) Tacoma Wal-Mart to the parking lot of the Spanaway Wal-Mart and then let the tweakers scrap IT piece by piece...|
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 6:26pm
|Here's a pic I snapped tonight of the missing bit of copper from Old City Hall:|
by Duaflex on 5/22/2012 @ 6:33pm
by KevinFreitas on 5/22/2012 @ 6:51pm
|Here's a little timeline I piece together using recent shots from our downtown Tacoma webcam:|
(click for larger version)
by cisserosmiley on 5/22/2012 @ 7:30pm
|Admit it Tacoma, you're beautiful!|
by L.S.Erhardt on 5/22/2012 @ 10:40pm
|It'd be interesting to use a camera obscura to take one of those super-long 5 year exposure photos.|
Hell, even year-long time lapse with a photo taken daily at the same time (NOT adjusted for daylight savings) would be awesome.
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!