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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 9/23/2017

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  08:55 AM

The Morning News today publishes something by Matthew Baldwin, aka Defective Yeti, and Kate Bicket -- photo tour of their jogging route around Lake Union in Seattle. If you know Mr. Yeti, you will not be surprised to learn that this tour is slightly offbeat. Here are a couple of samples from the captions to inspire you to go have a look:

Seattle fancies itself a highbrow town, with a citizenry more likely to read Proust over a glass of Bordeaux than ogle breasts over a plate of hot wings.

Condominium accent marks are the new heavy-metal umlauts!

This particular Ivar’s has a take-out window and a great system for ordering: no system whatsoever.

Man, if my high school mascot had been the Fightin’ Carnivorous Flatworms, I would have had a lot more school spirit.

Slide 10 also features my favorite neologism today: "Utilikiltarians." I'm not sure how far outside of Seattle this term would be understood, tho.

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