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PHOTO: Vandals Knock Over Part Of “The Passage”

PHOTO: Vandals Knock Over Part Of “The Passage”

BREAKING NEWS, FIRST REPORTED HERE & EXCLUSVE TO THE B-TOWN BLOG AND NO OTHER LOCAL MEDIA WITHIN A 12-MILE RADIUS:

Sometime within the last 24 hours, vandals apparently drove a racing green Mini Cooper onto Burien’s Interim Art Space area, hooked a tow line up and pulled over the “Mother” portion of “The Passage,” which was unveiled on January 24th.

Here’s an exclusive photo, taken by Contributing Photographer Francisco Beigh around 3:45pm Wednesday, April 1st:

Highline Hysterical Society File: Burien’s Forgotten Festival

Highline Hysterical Society File: Burien’s Forgotten Festival


Photo courtesy Highline Hysterical Society.

by Stefan Hovland

Burien is more than just a town with a funny German name and a Strawberry Festival.

It holds a deep history of togetherness and community festivals. This is best seen in the long-forgotten springtime Caterpillar Festival. All residents of Burien know those annoying tent caterpillars which come out every spring and devour all the plants in sight. These bugs, which are seen as a nuisance, were once given a full day of celebration.

In the early 1910s, the young town of Burien started celebrating the emergence of the several species of caterpillars after the start of spring. Along with the common tent caterpillars, several farms of silkworm caterpillars were located in Burien. In the early 1900s Burien and several other towns along Puget Sound had become well known for their silk; an industry brought to the area by the Asian immigrants. The yearly festival showed Burien’s love of these insects whose industry played a large role in establishing their city…

BREAKING: Ex-Office Depot Space To House Strip Club

BREAKING: Ex-Office Depot Space To House Strip Club

According to an inside, well-placed source at city hall, a strip club will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Office Depot, located at 15716 First Avenue South in Burien.

The new club, to be called “Red Light Runners” will cater to males over 18 and will be the first all-nude club in south King County to feature the latest trend in adult entertainment – Strippers on Segways

City Of Burien To Impose 20% Tax On All Internet Use

City Of Burien To Impose 20% Tax On All Internet Use

BREAKING NEWS: In an emergency afternoon session, the Burien City Council voted today to impose a 20 percent internet tax on all users within the city boundaries. “With the downturn in the economy... [Read more]

Burien’s Little Theater To Perform All-Nude Musical

Burien’s Little Theater To Perform All-Nude Musical

Burien’s Little Theater announced today that it will be producing the first all-nude musical to ever be performed in Burien. “Finding Nudo,” is a Dingleberry Award-winning musical about... [Read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was slightly injured Wednesday morning around 10:15am during a courtesy visit to Burien. Mayor Nickels was observing improvements to the 1st Ave. South corridor... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County To Fence In North Highline Area

BREAKING: King County To Fence In North Highline Area

BREAKING NEWS: King County ends Annexation debate for North Highline Area, will install chain-link fences around entire boundary.King County officials announced Wednesday plans to install “Physical... [Read more]

UPDATE: No Morton Today

UPDATE: No Morton Today

There will be no column by Walter Morton in today’s B-Town Blog.

The reason for this is that one blustery winter evening, in the Windy City, some 53 years ago, one William B. Morton took the bus back home from work, rather than drive his car in an encroaching Midwest storm.

Had he turned right and gone and gotten his car that night back in the 1950’s, he would have pleasantly bumped into a college friend, Helen Jordan, who then was a paralegal for a major Chicago law firm.

They would have happily sat for a warm holiday drink or two, caught up on old times, a romance lighting beneath them.

They would have dated, married, and their first born would have been named Walter Jordan Morton, who would have gone on to study journalism and move to Burien.

William turned left to catch the bus and so he and Helen did not bump into each other that night. They did not date and they did not marry. Consequently, Walter was never born.

Hence, there will be no column by Walter Morton in today’s B-Town Blog.

EXCLUSIVE:B-Town Blog Interviews Laser-Pointing Culprit

EXCLUSIVE:B-Town Blog Interviews Laser-Pointing Culprit

EXCLUSIVE: This morning (April 1st) The B-Town Blog met and interviewed an unidentified male who claims responsibility for the spate of recent, unsolved laser-airplane incidents we’ve reported on in the area northwest of Sea-Tac Airport.

Below is a transcript of our brief and somewhat strange encounter with an area man who wanted to be called “Floyd.”

We met him in a garage not far from where the incidents occurred. He was working on an inflatable, remote-controlled helium-filled balloon and listening to some loud 70s progrock when we found him, alone.

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!


The 2nd funniest man in my life.

To most people, today is “just” another April’s Fool’s Day, so beware the pranks o’April.

But to this fool, April 1st also stands for one other thing that means a lot to me:

IT’S J.P. PATCHES BIRTHDAY!

For you non-Northwest natives, J.P. (“Julius Pierpont”) Patches is a well-known local TV clown who spent many years on KIRO-TV in the 60s and 70s entertaining thousands of us Seattle kids (here’s a link to his website for the unenlightened: www.jppatches.com).

To me, J.P. Patches is the #2 comedic influence in my life. #1 is my Dad, who was the funniest man I ever met. Of course it helped that he was my Dad, that it was impossible for me not to meet him, and well, he was around me more than any other man, but I think you get the point – Dad was funniest, J.P. was #2…