1. Weird

    Seattle Police Will Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest, So How Soon Can We All Move There?

    In a stunning turn of events that sounds like something out of the best Axe Cop storyline ever -- even better than the one when the Ninja Moon Warriors hunt down Vampire Moon Baby Kid-- Seattle police officers are planning to hand out bags of Doritos to attendees of Hempfest, along with information about the state's new pot laws.

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  2. Tech

    Seattle Public Library Introduces Free Video Streaming Service

    Want streaming video on your computer but don't love paying for services like Netflix or Hulu? Well good news, skinflint -- if you live in Seattle that is. Seattle Public Library just announced a new service that allows patrons to stream videos and music through a service known as Hoopla for free.

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  3. Weird

    Seattle Driver Sets New Record for Animal Cruelty by Locking Dog and Pig in Sweltering, Poop-Filled Car

    Well, this is as good a day as any for your annual PSA reminding you not to leave your beloved pets locked in the car this summer. This friendly reminder is spurred on by a gruesome 911 call in Seattle reporting a dog and a pig locked in a car in the midst of the city's heat wave. It gets worse, though. When police responded to the call, they found both animals inside the car, the inside of which was smeared with feces. That was probably mostly the dog, though, as reports indicate that the large pot-bellied pig in the car was dressed to the nines in a pair of sweatpants.

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  4. Weird

    Raccoons Take Over Tower Crane, Delay Construction of Apartment Complex

    There's always been something I didn't trust about raccoons. Maybe it's the fact that they're scavengers who have knocked over more of my garbage cans than I care to recall. Or maybe it's just their beady, criminal eyes resting in the domino-masks that denote them as nature's criminals. Whatever the reason, all my suspicions about raccoons were confirmed this morning when news broke that a pair of raccoons -- who are probably terrorists -- have taken over a tower crane in Seattle, scaring off workers and hamstringing construction work on a new apartment complex.

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  5. Science

    Just Add Water: Seattle Seahawks Really Do Play Better at Home in Rain and Snow

    Hailing from Washington, I can happily confirm that yes, as you may have heard, it rains quite a bit there. Somehow, though, we mostly get by just fine. Now, a University of Washington meteorologist has run the numbers to find that our NFL team has not only found ways to live with the rainy, wet conditions that are par for the course in the Northwest -- they actually thrive in them. The playoff bound Seattle Seahawks are more likely to win home games in rain or snow, and not by just a little.

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  6. Tech

    Gigabit Squared Bringing Ultra High-Speed Fiber Broadband Network to Seattle

    Seattle, Washington is already known for its incessant rainfall and having the honor of being labeled the cradle of all things grunge that defined the '90s generation, but soon it will be adding another feather in its cap once the city will be known for playing host to a sophisticated broadband network. Responding to the citizens' desire for better broadband service, Gigabit Squared (GB2) -- a broadband developer based in Washington -- and Seattle mayor Mike McGinn announced an agreement in which the city will be working closely with the company to build a "fiber-to-the-home/fiber-to-the-business broadband network" (FTTH/FTTB), providing an unparalleled service aimed to benefit Seattle's numerous institutions as well as its residents.

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  7. Entertainment

    Seattle Library Upholds Man’s Right To Watch Porn On Its Computers

    Seattle's Lake City library has been fighting a particularly contentious fight lately, upholding patrons' right to watch pornography on library computers. Well, not that specifically, but rather the right of patrons to access whatever content they like on the library's unfiltered Internet content, LOLcats and porn alike. Naturally, there have been some complaints about the pornography, but things have been astoundingly civil so far.

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  8. Tech

    Seattle Police Department Uses Twitter Like A Police Scanner

    Is Twitter the right forum for an inane list of police complaints generated over the course of a day? Many Seattle residents are considering this question in the wake of an experiment by the Seattle Police Department, who tweeted out all the calls they received for 12-hours the way they would go out on a typical police scanner. The Police Department was trying to show citizens what a typical day of emergency calls coming into the department was like. The social media platform seemed like a good way to reach a lot of people. The only problem was that the police didn't tell any of their twitter followers what they were doing.

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  9. Weird

    Is There a Real Life Kick-Ass Roaming Seattle?

    Have you seen this masked man, Seattle? First reported in November, a man wearing an exceedingly well-made superhero costume has been stalking the streets of Seattle, looking for crime to fight. Like in Kick-Ass, except real. He calls himself Phoenix Jones, and apparently, he has actually prevented a crime.

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  10. Science

    Engineer Deliberately Crashes Car to Save Other Driver’s Life

    A remarkable thing happened in the Seattle area earlier this week: When a Boeing engineer named Duane Innes was driving to a baseball game, he saw a pickup truck driving erratically, with the driver slumped over the wheel. With the truck barreling towards a busy intersection, Innes used "basic physics" to save the life of the other driver, who turned out to be an 80-year-old man passed out due to circulatory problems.

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