Its residents espouse a particularly aggressive type of unpretentiousness that succeeds in setting new human performance benchmarks for pretension. Almost no one there is from there. All of its adult residents diffused there down a steep identity gradient toward a place where they thought they could find, buy, import, hire, or outsource an identity of their own. By the way, how’s that going for you so far? Maybe a few more Frank Gehry scrap piles masquerading as buildings will help.
Most of their time is occupied by lecturing less fortunate citizens of this country on how much better everything in Seattle is than in any other place on earth. This leads to obsessive comparing of themselves and their utopia to cities with actual histories and cultural identities, such as: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Tacoma, etc. This delusional herd of “enlightened and beautiful” people exult in, not suffer from, a collective, and well founded inferiority complex.
Speaking of being lectured to by these uberwankers, just try and bring up a hobby or interest of yours without having it spelled out for you in a smarmy, condescending tone how the lecturer has pursued that hobby or interest to the most extreme ends humanly possible and how your own pathetic dabbling fails to so much as amuse them. (Try mentioning hiking or some other outdoor activity and watch the fun!)
It also has great scenery, weather (despite what you’ve heard), and coffee, none of which make it worth the effort of trying to live there. (unless you’re filthy rich as are way too many residents)
In our lifetime, a humongous earthquake will shake the entire heap of coffee grounds, bicycles, Frank Gehry buildings, ecofascists and wankers into Puget Sound, an act not unlike the flushing of the toilet of almighty God. I’ll miss the space needle, but not the people in it.
A seahawk eye-view of the I-90, Mercer Island and Lake Washington from high above the eastside of Seattle.
A seagull eye-view of Museum of Flight beside the runaway at Boeing Field
Another view from the deck of the Space Needle
beautiful downtown Seattle
Alaskan Way Viaduct
Seattle seen from the Space Needle
Downtown Seattle at night
Pike Place Market in Seattle
looking up at the Seattle skyline
city of Seattle
Downtown Seattle, seen from the ferry.
It also happens to be a haven to people with -all- interests and styles of life, as shown by another definition to Seattle.
And ohh yeah, we're smart, too.
Home of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Safeco Field/Seahawk Stadium, Boeing Field, and some great views out into the mountains, especially Mt. Rainier.
See also Seatown, Emerald City, and Rainy City.
What can I say? I live in California, and I hate it. Seattle is my place, and even though it does has it flaws, I still, and always love the Emerald City.
2. The fittest city in America
3. One of the smartest Cities in America
It is best known for:
"Grunge, Cappachino, and Heroin"-from the book Kurt Cobain...
and it is also known for Bill gates's existance and lots of rain!
Good things come out of seattle too...LIKE NIRVANA WAHOO!