My nuts are blue

| 1 Comment

Downtown Seattle Sat Dec 16.JPG

There are times, we admit, that we just don't get it. Downtown merchants, in a rare spasm of civic altruism, turn over space to a bizarre philanthropic two-fer: Pacific Northwest Ballet, which has its own money-machine at McCaw these days, the iconic Nutcracker, and Northwest Center, the most sacrosanct of local charities.

Some 60 identical, 6-ft sculpted nutcracker figures, subjected to politically correct ornamentation by various and sundry local artists, stand mutely outside coffee shops and department stores. Concept started in Chicago, with cows, later turned up locally with pigs. As ubiquitous and unavoidable as carols (religious and secular), and no less annoying.

This one's named "Nurturing Our Diverse Interwoven Heart." Along with the other 59, it's listed on eBay. Auction closes Thursday afternoon; starting price was $250, shipping extra. As of this moment, there are no bids.

1 Comment

Mine are blue too. Have been out of power since Thurs at 1 am. Power just now restored, Tuesday the 19th at 2 pm. We can afford wars and men on the moon but not underground wiring !!!

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Cornichon published on December 16, 2006 10:18 PM.

Guy walks into a Belltown bar was the previous entry in this blog.

Whatever turns you on is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


Recent Comments

  • Dr. Joe: Mine are blue too. Have been out of power since read more