In my humble opinion, a T-shirt isn’t any bloody good if it doesn’t have a story. This one only sort of has a story. I live three blocks from the Space Needle, which is smack in downtown Seattle. The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Now Seattle Center, of which the Space Needle is a centerpiece, is owned by the City of Seattle. However, the Space Needle is privately owned and operated.
Although this T-shirt says “I made it to the Top” I haven’t been up in the Needle for many years. The $20 fee is too steep for my meager income. Of course, you can go up “free” if you have lunch or dinner in the revolving restaurant for beaucoup bucks. But I did buy this T-shirt one time when I was rich.
Seattle Center is one of my favorite hangouts, like a big park with theaters in it, and a food court. The city is planning to renovate it, altough I don’t see anything wrong with it the way it is. Actually, they’ve been talking about it for 20 years. All this for $500 million, most of which they hope to get from private donors. However, there is already talk about a $150 million charge to the taxpayers. I oppose this because Washington State has only a sales tax (nearly 10% in Seattle) and no income taxes. The burden fall proportionally harder on the poor, like me.
Seattle had the brains to tell the Sonics to get lost when they wanted us to build them a new arena for $300 million, or renovate Key Arena, (which stands in Seattle Center) for $100 million. We will live without them. I think we can live without this redesign, too.
BTW, Maxi’s rounded up his posse and is flaming me in my comments. Did I misread what he wrote? Am I too sensitive? Maybe somebody should go show him some love. Or maybe we should all ignore the little twerp, and I should just close the comments. What do you think?
Never mind. Comments are off on that post now. There’s only so much shit I have to take on my own blog. Too bad, sometimes he was really funny. Not this time, though.