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 Martin Cortez Newsletter, Issue 5, Vol 1.

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Jan 21, 2002
Sorry folks, it's been a long time since I've had my newsletter. Due to the recent downturn in ecomonic activity (thanks to our hacker/g**k sector), we've had to cut back on our newletter distribution.

I'll keep this short. I one have one thing to ask - How many people who write to this community live, or have lived in Seattle? I ask this, because there seems to be a large portion of the editors & posters who live or have lived there.


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Hmmm.. (none / 0) (#1)
by elby on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 07:29:58 PM PST
I live in the general seattle area, and I can think of four or five semi-regular posters who do so as well.

Yet more proof of MSFT/Adequacy conspiracy [nt] (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by because it isnt on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 08:20:11 PM PST -- because it isn't

just FYI (5.00 / 1) (#17)
by Peter Johnson on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 03:02:54 AM PST
It's been months and months since either Elby or I worked for Microsoft Corporation (curiously enough, we were both in marketing) and, to be honest, Microsoft has less than a 10% stake in this site.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there just ain't no conspiracy.

Your friend,
Are you adequate?

i have a vague memory (none / 0) (#2)
by osm on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 07:38:07 PM PST
of eating at Sky City in the Space Needle. But I've never been to Seattle. Can anyone help?

Perhaps... (none / 0) (#4)
by gcsb on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 08:43:18 PM PST were here? It's kind of "Space Needle" looking...

Do you remember any sheep?


Best Regards,

Sig is under not panic.

no (none / 0) (#5)
by osm on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 08:54:16 PM PST
I have never been to a third-world nation. In fact, if I ever left the U.S. it would only be to go to Germany.

A wise choice (none / 0) (#6)
by gcsb on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 08:58:27 PM PST
I hear the child care industry is thriving in Germany.


Sig is under not panic.

more importantly (none / 0) (#7)
by osm on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 09:03:02 PM PST
Eva Habermann is thriving in Germany.

Dude, I'm kinda concerned. (5.00 / 3) (#8)
by RobotSlave on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 09:20:53 PM PST
You've been spending a lot of time with this Eva Habermann chick lately, and I know it's not my place to interfere or anything, but I've just got to say that I really don't think she's right for you, man.

I mean, 25? Doesn't that seem a little, well, you know, old, man? It's kind of weirding the rest of us out. Not like we've been talking about it a lot or anything, but it just doesn't seem right.

Look, I'm sure you know what you're doing, but if you ever just want to go get a beer and talk about stuff, or whatever, I'm totally down with that, man. Aright?


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Dude... (none / 0) (#14)
by Anonymous Reader on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 02:02:57 AM PST
Did you see this bit on the Eva Habermann site?

Beside this she has also produced a german cinema production based on the famous story of "Heidi"... She plays Heidi, who has grown up meanwhile, but still is that naive girl.

It's like they somehow figure out people's fantasies and make movies out of them! We live in an age of wonders.

oh yes, i saw it (none / 0) (#15)
by osm on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 02:19:23 AM PST
Germany is the Promised Land, my brother.

I did, and will... (none / 0) (#9)
by elenchos on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 09:42:35 PM PST
...and poltroon does.

Hey, is anyone living in Seattle now? Do you know Dave?

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

Yeah, Dave! (none / 0) (#10)
by RobotSlave on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 10:23:31 PM PST
Damn, do I ever know that guy.

Haven't seen him in ages, though. Any idea what he's up to lately?

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I think, (none / 0) (#11)
by gcsb on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 11:03:29 PM PST
that he turned to the dark side and is now a male prostitute and crack addict. Sorry.

Best Regards,

Sig is under not panic.

Ha ha! (none / 0) (#12)
by RobotSlave on Mon Jan 21st, 2002 at 11:17:35 PM PST
You must be thinking of a different Dave. You've no idea how funny your remark would be to the Dave I know. Whoo!

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Trust me, (none / 0) (#13)
by gcsb on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 12:52:42 AM PST
I think that its is the same Dave. I'm very sorry to have to be the one to break this to you.

Best Reagrds,

Sig is under not panic.

"Break it to me?" (none / 0) (#16)
by RobotSlave on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 02:43:00 AM PST
Look, the Dave I know was selling his fine ass to buy drugs when you were in short-pants. If you're shocked by this sort of behaviour, and this is indeed the same Dave that we're talking about, then I can assure you that he's laughing his head off at you behind your back at this very moment.

Dave always did have a good time messing with the naive, or with those of a particularly puritanical mindset. Have fun in the pews, choir-boy. Drop us a line if you ever have the impulse to at least briefly tour some of the fascinating corners of Reality-Land that you've been obsessing over. I've got all sorts of toys that I'd like you to experiment with, if you're anywhere close to becoming comfortable with your heretofore repressed urges.


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If you're referring to my ex-spousal unit #1, (none / 0) (#20)
by chloedancer on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 06:27:58 PM PST
then I guess it could be said that yes, I know Dave.

(And yes, for the record, I'm an on-again, off-again Seattleite -- currently on, and a Fremonster to boot.)

FREEMONT! (none / 0) (#22)
by elenchos on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 07:41:44 PM PST
Holy shit.

Listen here, this is, the place where there are still a FEW of us left who actually think there is such a thing as the right to own property! You can't have community-owned UNDERWEAR, and no place proves that better than the People's Repbublic of Freemont. And you can't just dump your babies in the streets and let the "community" raise them! You can't just get in the first empty automobile or take the first bike you see and cruise away whenever you want to go somewhere. Holy crap.

Freemont. You sure as hell can't just flop into any empty (or occupied) bed you see whenever you need to "crash" and, with a prayer to the Earth Mother Goddess, expect to find a loaded marijuana pipe to be just waiting for you when you wake up. Somebody has to work to make that shit happen. Somebody has to own something!

I didn't even realize Freemont was allowed to connect to the Internet. Holy hell. It's COMMUNISM! Don't tell me I'm the last one who realizes it.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

They tore down all the communes (none / 0) (#23)
by Peter Johnson on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 08:16:56 PM PST
And built office complexes.

The old timers say that "fremont sucks now", but the police harassment is slowly driving them out. We've got a Starbucks now and Taco Del Mar is doing the national franchise thing.

We even have McDonalds. Fremont is changing and it'll be a good place to live and blend in.
Are you adequate?

Relax, elenchos. (none / 0) (#24)
by chloedancer on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 09:40:59 PM PST
I was here when the Gypsy Jokers called it home and I'll likely be connected to the (self-)Center of the Universe long after the Microsofties abandon their condos. I even have a People's Republic of Fremont passport -- no joke; it's pinned to the wall of my cattle pen at work in Tukwila specifically to remind me where I belong. As to whether the rumors are true that I'm one of the nude byclicists at the annual Solstice parade, I'll confirm or deny anything. ;)

You must be the last one to realize that the last real artist left Fremont years ago; we're still mourning, truth be known. Besides, Shoeboy's a Fremonster, too, and he's already stated that CHLOEDANCER == COMMUNISM, which I've already successfully refuted.

So just set your watch back five minutes and cope 'cause there's really no alternative. As Shoeboy has noted, the hippies are losing ground to the yuppies by the minute... The only reason why I'm still around is to confound them all. ;)

Well, I've decided to just panic. (none / 0) (#25)
by elenchos on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 11:25:34 PM PST
But you know, if poltroon does move there, you'll have an artist again.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

I'd thought of suggesting this, (none / 0) (#26)
by chloedancer on Wed Jan 23rd, 2002 at 08:04:15 AM PST
because she'd certainly do wonders when it comes to restoring the Úlan so sadly lacking here these days. It might also serve to add an additional measure of cachet to her already distinguished career but, admittedly, that would be a more difficult benefit to realize given the current state of affairs 'round this village.

Then I realized that you'd likely tag along for the ride... Given the vehemence of your reaction to the neighborhood in general, and the fact that we already have one Adequacy editor in residence, it made me wonder if you're our type. (No offense intended, of course -- it's just that not everyone's qualified to be a Fremonster, after all).

If, however, Poltoon does consider taking up residence in Fremont, I've decided that I'd be pleased to recommend you both to The Committee out of the goodness of my heart -- and for the substantial bribe you'd likely offer up for the privilege of accompanying her. ;)

I'm sorry to report... (5.00 / 1) (#27)
by poltroon on Wed Jan 23rd, 2002 at 07:51:34 PM PST
...that my taking up residence in Freemont would do nothing for the neighborhood, no more than plugging in another refurbished PC, running Lunix. I have very nearly become a computer, an unfancy one.

One thing that bugs me about Freemont is how there's that eastbound bike lane on 34th, or whatever that main drag is, but none on the other side, and people sometimes ride westward in it. What's up with that? Maybe sometime you could ask the committe... Freemont is like the small intestine on my bike route to work.

That's an easy one to answer, (none / 0) (#29)
by chloedancer on Fri Jan 25th, 2002 at 12:25:10 AM PST
sans Committee involvement. I suspect that the situation you've described (the woeful interruption of the bike path) is the result of the interferring actions of The Fremont Nemesis -- Suzie Burke (or "Burke, the Jerk" as is oft-heard). Thanks to her, the development of the waterfront along the canal correlates directly to the erosion of the character of the neighborhood. It's shameful and tragic, really.

Given this sad state of affairs, I think you underestimate the impact the presence of a real artist in this part of town could have... You could be our Muse and our saving grace, after all.

The committee? (none / 0) (#28)
by Peter Johnson on Thu Jan 24th, 2002 at 02:04:36 PM PST
I already reported both of them to the tribunal. The committee didn't even occur to me.

Damn you're clever.
Are you adequate?

Well... (none / 0) (#18)
by hauntedattics on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 05:49:49 AM PST
I live on the Right (as in Correct) Coast of the U.S., but I do visit Seattle periodically to see relatives, get rained on and work on anthropological studies of the natives.

Visitor (none / 0) (#19)
by doofus on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 02:37:57 PM PST
There was a time a few years ago where I traveled to Seattle on business quite often.

And, by the way, I was visiting a major aerospace corporation that employs right-thinking Americans, not some leftist, communist "Hey! Let's Be Open Source Developers and Rock!" company.

I haven't been there (none / 0) (#21)
by jin wicked on Tue Jan 22nd, 2002 at 06:59:27 PM PST
but I always wanted to visit.

"Ars longa, vita brevis...Art is long, life is short."


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