Humor Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, longtime and beloved upholsterer at White Center Glass and Upholstery, passed away Oct. 29. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran... [Read more]

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

The agenda and packet for this coming Monday’s (Nov. 6) regular Burien City Council is out (download a PDF here), and at moments it’s like reading a humor magazine, due to the fact that the City is... [Read more]

Happy ‘Burien-O-Ween’ from a survivor of a time machine

Happy ‘Burien-O-Ween’ from a survivor of a time machine

A short story by Joe Moldovan I really do not recall how I ended up here, perhaps it might make more sense if I start from the beginning… It was Halloween afternoon in Burien and I had been working... [Read more]

Introducing The B-Town Blog’s new Dog Blogger – ‘Marley A. Mutt’

Introducing The B-Town Blog’s new Dog Blogger – ‘Marley A. Mutt’

By Marley A. Mutt Hi, my name is Marley. I’m a 10-year-old mixed breed rescue dog. My dad found me in a local shelter and brought me home when I was very young. I don’t like to talk about my life... [Read more]

Burien native Robert Pidde will compete in Seattle Comedy Competition

Burien native Robert Pidde will compete in Seattle Comedy Competition

Burien-born and raised Comedian Robert Pidde will be competing in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, with his first appearance set for Nov. 7 at the Comedy Underground. We caught up with Robert... [Read more]

‘Calling all Wieners!’ Dogs needed for Wiener Dog races this Saturday!

‘Calling all Wieners!’ Dogs needed for Wiener Dog races this Saturday!

Discover Burien is currently looking for four-legged canine registrants for its Wiener Dog races, part of the annual ‘Boo In Burien’ being held this Saturday, Oct. 28. The race starts at 3:30... [Read more]

COUPON: Save $5 off tickets to see BAT’s ‘Ben Butler,’ which opens Friday

COUPON: Save $5 off tickets to see BAT’s ‘Ben Butler,’ which opens Friday

Burien Actors Theatre’s historical comedy-drama ‘Ben Butler’ opens this Friday night, Sept. 29, and you can save $5 off tickets by clicking, printing and using our coupon below! SYNOPSIS: Two... [Read more]

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this Saturday in Normandy Park!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this Saturday in Normandy Park!

REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest this Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season! Held at the Normandy... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crazed residents dive into 2017 with Polar Bear Plunge Sunday

Dozens of crazed residents dove into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. What started out as a small neighborhood tradition in 2002... [Read more]

Twisted cheer in BAT’s comedy ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’

Twisted cheer in BAT’s comedy ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’

Celebrate the season with a tour de force in which three actors do absolutely everthing in the irreverently heartwarming comedy The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) at Burien Actors Theatre Nov.... [Read more]

REMINDER: Locally-filmed ‘M.O.P.Z’ at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday night!

REMINDER: Locally-filmed ‘M.O.P.Z’ at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday night!

REMINDER: The hilarious and innovative comedy short “M.O.P.Z.” – filmed mostly at Burien’s Sunnydale Elementary School – will be featured at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Innovative film ‘M.O.P.Z’ at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday, Sept. 6

REMINDER: Innovative film ‘M.O.P.Z’ at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday, Sept. 6

REMINDER: The hilarious and innovative comedy short “M.O.P.Z.” – filmed mostly at Burien’s Sunnydale Elementary School – will be featured at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle this Thursday night, July 21. Steve... [Read more]

PSA: ‘Hey cig smoker – remember, only YOU can prevent Mulch Fires!’

PSA: ‘Hey cig smoker – remember, only YOU can prevent Mulch Fires!’

And now, a PSA from Smokey the B-Town Bear:  Read More →

Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show coming to Seattle Thursday, July 21

Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show coming to Seattle Thursday, July 21

“The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle on Thursday, July 21.  Steve Young, author/collector/historian... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the wild, wacky & out-of-this-world Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from the wild, wacky & out-of-this-world Burien UFO Festival

Perfect weather and a packed block of fun-seeking, energetic people jammed Olde Burien for Friday night’s 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival, founded, organized and managed by John White and Shelli Park... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Alien Abduction attempt foiled at Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Alien Abduction attempt foiled at Burien UFO Festival

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Lights out at KC’s Family Restaurant’; will light up as Pot Store

B-TOWN BIZ: Lights out at KC’s Family Restaurant’; will light up as Pot Store

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the lights were turned off for the last time at KC’s Family Restaurant, located at 14325 1st Ave South in Burien (map below). On Friday (Jan. 15), this notice – indicating... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien prankster falls while putting lights up. Oh wait…

PHOTOS: Burien prankster falls while putting lights up. Oh wait…

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos by Scott Schaefer Chandra Jones’ Dad – Jeff Rhubottom Sr. – loves to play a good joke, and above you can see his most excellent 2015 Christmas... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Pip Pip, Cheerio! Saturday will be a sunny day for the English Fete!

REMINDER: Pip Pip, Cheerio! Saturday will be a sunny day for the English Fete!

REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday, Sept. 12, at the 2nd annual ‘English Fete’ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drawing on their Anglican... [Read more]