RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:48pm

URBAN EXPLORER 002: Up in BOE's Business

Private Pockets Lined with Imagination & Culture


Tasked with delivering a quality hand drawn political cartoon purchase, the fearless, ruthless (where is Ruth?) URBAN EXPLORER ventures forth into the sun-bleached pavement of Downtown Tacoma, Theater District... across the street from the mothership to yes a small architectural firm. With one fluid motion the bronze doorknob turns and the understated door with a new century font "BOE ARCHITECTS" swings open to reveal THIS TENSE SCENE idle reader!

Terrified Employees of BOE

Honorable Council-member David Uthur Pendragon Boe, surveying his low-cut cubicle domain...  terrified employees scuttle about typing, dialing, bustling, sharpening... eerie marching music plays on a wax cylinder phonograph.  Acknowledging my presence says he: "I have been expecting you for the past 10 minutes. Tardiness is a sign of imprecision. Hmm?"  

Fumbling with the thick padlock of my messenger bag THE URBAN EXPLORER produces the cartoon package in haste.  "Had to find change for the meter" (a lie) 

Tacomic Cartoon Gallery

"Excellent location indeed!"  Say I, The URBAN EXPLORER, "I'm told that cartoon was quite humorous to certain News Tribune political bloggers. Happy to see this cartoon end up lining your private pocket walls."

"Come" says Boe "I will give you the $66.60 dollar tour"

Conquest Wall [Wall of Private Pocket Lining Conquests?]

Miniature Model Tacoma Buildings "Top, second building down in the center, That was our original design for the Rainier Pacific Bank building. Clients said it looked too much like the Kalakala so we had to change it." Points out Boe.

"Ah yes, I like that design much better."

"Harrumph! Well thanks a lot."

Office Workstation "My Workspace"  note: Boe's hand crafted Bow on rafter. Yes, Boe has shot flaming arrows from it.

Grit City Kitty Clock
Grit City Kitty Klock

Wizard Scrolls, Blueprints "Here is my private pocket archive. All the Imagine Tacoma drawings are here... the originals."

Architect Workstation Desk "Everything is drawn here." The URBAN EXPLORER is able to capture the many wonders of this condensed workspace on film... however one object was hard to capture. In the spot where the Kalakala Bank were to be built was some kind of tailor/cleaner store or something... anyhow there was a giant sign with giant metal neck-ties... Boe managed to line his private pockets with a couple of gigantic metal neckties.... Giant Necktie and other Mysterious Artifacts
(hiding behind the drum wearing the fez, behind the plant)

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comments [6]  |  posted under City Council-member David Boe, Election, History, Mystery, Tacoma, Urban Explorer


by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 11:32pm
voteboe.com/ up next: youtube Boe vs. Hill debate

by Erik on 4/21/2011 @ 11:51pm
Nice pictures and posts. The City of Tacoma is exceedingly lucky to have an architect on the council.

Here is the campaign "Vote Boe" Facebook page:


by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2011 @ 11:57pm
the nice City Arts Tacoma article for contrast...






like how the Seattle interviewers are like "omg, can't believe we're in Tacoma"

by gritz thekat on 4/22/2011 @ 12:18am
nice clock

by Erik on 4/22/2011 @ 10:49am
Boe certainly has a unique web site for his campaign including a hat web directory navigator:


by Erik on 5/1/2011 @ 12:39am
Come to the David Boe Kickoff event to retain Boe on Tacoma City Council.


When: Wednesday, May 11 · 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Who: Friends of Boe featuring the "Barleywine Revue" and the Puget Sound Revels "Dead Reckoning Singers"

Why: Fundraiser for VOTE BOE Campaign


Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA

How: Come by foot, bicycle, boat, or carpool with other FOBs

Since I dont have a huge politico database, please feel free to invite your Friends who you think might also want to become a Friend of Boe (FOB). So brush off the linen and seersucker, and see you on the Foss on the 11th.

Weather is guaranteed!

Also, check-out www.voteboe.com/ for more information on events and donation possibilities.

Kick-off Event is sponsored by Friends of Boe.

For more information see:


Vote Boe Facebook page:



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