🤣 That time we duped The New York Times

🤣 That time we duped The New York Times

Just pokin’ around.
(📹: The Evergrey)

They duped The New York Times into running a column about (non-existent) grunge speak.

Check out our video about it on our Facebook page to figure out what the heck “lamestain” and “swinging on the flippity flop” mean. Trust us — you don’t want to miss this. 😉

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‘We’re taught to feel lucky if it isn’t worse.’ Last month, five women accused Seattle nightlife entrepreneur David Meinert of sexual misconduct and assault. Yesterday, six more women, including a Seattle Times reporter and a local political consultant, came forward with similar allegations. Elise Ballard, founder of catering company Umami Seattle, told KUOW reporter Sydney Brownstone that David sexually assaulted her in the early 2000s at Capitol Hill Block Party, which he ran at the time. Another woman, identified only as Jenna, alleged that he forcibly kissed her and slapped her in the face each time she pushed him away. “It was like he was trying to play a sexy game, like it’s all a joke,” Jenna said. David has not responded to these new allegations, KUOW reported. (KUOW)

Seventeen days. That’s how long Tahlequah, a mother orca, has been carrying her dead calf, which is beginning to decompose. Researchers aren’t sure if she’s eating, either. Although orcas can survive for about a month without eating, “the work of pushing the calf day after day through the water adds physical effort to her burden of loss,” writes reporter Lynda V. Mapes. Scientists are also keeping a close eye on J50, a young orca in Tahlequah’s pod, who may be starving and have an infection. Researchers and members of the Lummi Nation are ready to help J50 with medicated salmon. But conditions have to be just right to get it to her. 🌊 (The Seattle Times)

Thanks, Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam is playing Safeco Field again tonight for their second concert in their big Home Shows series, which is expected to raise $12 million (!) to fight homelessness. In a write-up for Crosscut, local music writer Charles R. Cross said he was pretty moved by their first show on Wednesday — particularly lead singer Eddie Vedder’s dedication of their hit “Even Flow” to “our homeless neighbors” and his call for the audience to have more empathy. “You can’t live here, whether you’re in a rock band or not, without being aware that homelessness keeps getting worse,” Charles wrote. “Seattle tops most national polls — just like it once topped music charts — when it comes to the percentage of the population who are homeless.” (Crosscut)

Hop to it. Excellent news for local beer-lovers: Our beloved Rainier is coming out with its own IPA 😱. It’s called PCT and it’s coming out the week of August 20 around the Pacific Crest Trail’s 50th anniversary. (The Seattle Times)

Things to do


🤔  Wednesday, August 15: Should you spend time on that, or money? Learn to navigate this tricky trade-off at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

👨‍🍳  Wednesday, August 15: Make your kitchen a big dill at Foundation’s and MAKERS’ Pickling 101 class. (Belltown)

🌶  Saturday, August 18: Spice up your weekend with fellow heat-seekers at Hot Sauce Fest (Ballard)

🖋  Wednesday, August 22: Get tips to take charge of your content strategy at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn. (Pioneer Square) 🆕



🎶  Show off your best dance movies to ’80s tunes (Ballard)
🎨  See local artists’ creations — through August 11 (All over)
🎶  Watch young hip-hop artists perform at MoPOP (Queen Anne)
🍴  Munch on Vietnamese food and tour the neighborhood (International District)
🎶  Take the fam to dance it out while surrounded by cacti and flowers (Capitol Hill)
🎶  Catch rock concerts and eat food truck grub at a block party (South Lake Union)


🎨  Scoop up handmade art and antiques at a flea market (SoDo)
🎈  Join the party to cheer on Obliteride bikers — thanks to reader Korryn Campbell for the tip! (Wallingford)
🍿  Take the family to sing along to Mulan in the park (International District)
🎶  Join this beach bash for Sub Pop’s 30th Birthday (West Seattle)


🍴  Perk up at an Ethiopian coffee ceremony (Rainier Beach)
🎶  Jam out to local musicians near the water (Downtown)
🏞  Head out on a social justice-focused tree trek (Belltown) 🆕
🎈  Bring the family to a Caribbean celebration (Seward Park)
🏞  Run around Lake Union and then grab breakfast (South Lake Union)
🍺  Taste ciders from around the Pacific Northwest (Snohomish)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in tomorrow’s newsletter.


If you’re planning to check out Sub Pop’s birthday party on Alki Beach tomorrow, be sure to tag #theevergrey in your pics on Instagram. Evergrey storytelling producer Ana Sofia Knauf is going to be out of town and needs to live vicariously through someone. 🙃

Have a great weekend, all. — The Evergrey

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