Humor Section

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

He served as our Intern for four years while attending Burien’s Big Picture High School, and now Bryan Shickmeister (aka Bryan Charles) is all growed up and going to Evergreen College in Olympia,... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

PHOTOS: In an attempt to ‘help,’ resident puts giant Band-Aid on Burien sign

BTB Reader Andrew Birklid sent us the following photos – showing his efforts to help fix some of the damage caused by an angry driver on a rampage in August (read our previous coverage here) – and... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Etsy Store Owner vs USPS and THE MAN

by Shawn Underwood I run a small online vintage goods business. My business is CallMeCleverVintage on Etsy. I scour flea markets, estate sales and auctions and collect what my husband refers to as ‘junk.’... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: Unexpected, yet very sweet estate sale find…

by Shawn Underwood I bet a lot – or well most of you – have been to the Tin Room in Beercan, aka Burien, WA. I love the ambiance of the Tin Room and Tin Theater with the rusty old signs and salvaged... [Read more]

SNEAK PEEK: Check Out Our Brand New Website Re-Design!

SNEAK PEEK: Check Out Our Brand New Website Re-Design!

by April Foo Special to The B-Town Blob South King Media is currently doing a major re-design of The B-Town Blob, and we’d like to give our Readers a special sneak peek of what we’re up to! Be... [Read more]

Off-Leash Cat Park, New Bacon Dais on Agenda for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Off-Leash Cat Park, New Bacon Dais on Agenda for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

by April Foo Special to The B-Town Blob There are some rather unusual items on the agenda for tonight’s (Monday, April 1) Burien City Council meeting (download PDF here), which starts at 7 p.m. at... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Buying Surplus Fleet of Surveillance Drones from Seattle Police

BREAKING: Burien Buying Surplus Fleet of Surveillance Drones from Seattle Police

by April Foo Special to The B-Town Blob The City of Burien announced Monday (April 1) on its website that it has purchased the entire surplus fleet of surveillance drones from the Seattle Police Department... [Read more]

Capable of ‘Frequent Fingering’ & ‘Occasional Feeling’? City Might Hire You

Capable of ‘Frequent Fingering’ & ‘Occasional Feeling’? City Might Hire You

If you’re capable of “frequent standing, walking, sitting, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions of hands and wrists,” along with “occasional feeling,” the City... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Releases Video Spots Satirizing Awkward Classified Ads

Local Filmmaker Releases Video Spots Satirizing Awkward Classified Ads

Local filmmaker Steve Edmiston – who wrote and directed “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” shot mostly at Highline High School – recently created a series of comedic short video spots for... [Read more]

2 Quick-Change Actors Play 22 Roles in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Burien Little Theatre

2 Quick-Change Actors Play 22 Roles in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Burien Little Theatre

Two quick-change Actors will be playing a total of 22 quirky and often outrageous characters at Burien Little Theatre’s new holiday comedy A Tuna Christmas, written by Jaston William, Joe Sears... [Read more]

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

BTB Reader Jonica Combs sent us this rather unusual photo, which she took Saturday in Olde Burien (click image to see larger version): Jonica explains it: I was having my usual Saturday brunch at the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Our Super Slow-Mo Video of the Most Amazing Splats from the Pie Joust!

VIDEO: Our Super Slow-Mo Video of the Most Amazing Splats from the Pie Joust!

Perhaps we’re just – slow – or that what we created took a lot of reviewing, encoding and editing – finally, here’s our Super Slow-Mo compilation of the best pie-throwing moments from... [Read more]

Something <i>Peculiar</i> is Coming to SoKing Radio – Pat Cashman & Lisa Foster

Something Peculiar is Coming to SoKing Radio – Pat Cashman & Lisa Foster

Something very peculiar is coming to sister site SoKing Internet Radio starting at Noon Monday, Aug. 13 – Peculiar Podcast with Pat Cashman and Lisa Foster! The humorous talk show show will air every... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Comedy Night Returning to Advertiser Tin Theater Thursday Night

Comedy Night Returning to Advertiser Tin Theater Thursday Night

Comedy is returning to BTB Advertiser the Tin Theater starting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 28. Tickets are just $10 each for this 21-and-over show, and are available at the Tin Room Bar or the door... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dads.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dads.

by Dave Markwell “My Dad is the coolest dad in the world!” I thought, as I stared at my shredded jeans and, very fortunately, barely scratched thigh. I was around ten and had just suffered a could-have-been-catastrophic-but-wasn’t... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: MDW

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: MDW

by Dave Markwell I love Memorial Day weekend!! I really, really love it. As soon as Labor Day weekend ends, I look forward to this weekend. MDW is the official start of my summer. It represents a change... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

by Shawn Underwood He is christened Jocko and he sits on the center of dino-decorated pillow on the boy’s un-made bed. Jocko is what is known as a “sock monkey,” pieced together by his great grandmother... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Weeds.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Weeds.

by Dave Markwell The other day I picked the weeds which live in the sidewalk in front of my wife’s office. I hate these weeds. I hate the weeds that clutter the sidewalk more than I hate picking them.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mmmmm…Dobie…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mmmmm…Dobie…

by Dave Markwell While eating dinner the other night my annoyingly picky son was questioning the taco meat. He questions everything we eat. I, in my usual fashion, avoided his queries with “Just eat... [Read more]

VIDEO: Some Fun Outtakes from a New Video on Burien’s ‘Team Clean Sweep’

VIDEO: Some Fun Outtakes from a New Video on Burien’s ‘Team Clean Sweep’

Our friends at TellIt Productions are in the middle of producing a video for Discover Burien (we’re members) about B-Town’s Clean Sweep team, and in-between edits they found time to compile... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Spaces

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Spaces

by Dave Markwell While on vacation last week, I had the fortunate opportunity to stumble across Steven Tyler’s autobiography. For anyone living under a rock for the past thirty years and who may not... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: It’s A Small World

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: It’s A Small World

by Dave Markwell Three days after my Disneyland “experience,” I am still waking up humming “It’s A Small World.” This does not evoke the pleasant feelings of nostalgic joy which one might... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Day.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Day.

by Dave Markwell It’s 11:00 at night and I am currently sitting in a hotel a stone’s throw away from Disneyland…the happiest place on earth. As my daughter screams at my son in an over-tired fit... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Streaming Consciousness

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Streaming Consciousness

by Dave Markwell Some weeks, I have a lot to say and words fall like raindrops onto the page. This week I just have thoughts, random and spotty thoughts without any common theme tying them together. I... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Urs and Crafs.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Urs and Crafs.

by Dave Markwell The day began as a dud and pretty much held its course firm. The rain did not stop. In fact, at times it conjured up grainy images of the Gilligan’s Island opening when the Minnow was... [Read more]