Imagination Theatre

2015-03-10

One of the cool activities available for a night out in and around Seattle are the live productions of Imagination Theatre. In front of a live audience at the Kirkland Performance Hall in Kirkland, WA actors stand in front of microphones and bring a story to life. Typically, the stories are detective stories, including the longest running Sherlock Holmes radio program in the United States. More info: KPCcenter.org

The event March 16, 2015 is a huge milestone for Imagination Theatre: something like the 1,000th production.

Seattle Marathon and Traffic

2014-11-20

The Seattle Marathon on November 30, 2014 will tie up traffic really bad in certain parts of Seattle.

Living Computer Museum

2014-09-24

Check out the Living Computer Museum. The fees are reasonable. The step back into computer history is fascinating. And the old machines really run! Parking is next to the building and reserved for the museum. Unless you go on a game day, you should have no problem.

Click here for the Museum's website.

Dori Monson

2005-05-01

Dori Monson is a radio talk show host on Seattle's KIRO radio.

What does the man behind the microphone look like? Here's an image of him delivered to your computer straight from the KIRO Radio web site:

TravelSeattle Dori Monson

KIRO Radio

Although Dori is a nice guy, many Seattle-area residents think his radio topics and style can be summed up as "bubble-gum". Dori is to talk radio what the 1910 Fruitgum Company was to music. In other words, while Dave Ross on KIRO can intelligently tackle significant issues affecting society, Dori tends to ignore them in favor of truly important issues like favorite summer songs. Or picking football winners with two nuns.

Dori Monson focuses on himself and his opinions. This was concretely stated by Monson during the 2:00 p.m. hour on May 30, 2003. About 2:30 p.m. a woman named Lea was put on the air and she accused Dori of being racist. A long, boring argument ensued in which Dori said "This show is about me and my opinion." Dori's comment perfectly points out the problem with the content of The Dori Monson Show and why people are turning off KIRO in the afternoon in favor of other stations, such as 1090 AM in Seattle and KGO on the Internet.

On April 26, 2005, during the 1:00 PM hour, Dori was discussing the issue of the five year old girl in Florida being handcuffed by police as the result of her temper tantrum. In Dori's typical bubblegum view of life, he simply referred to the troubled girl as a "brat" rather than explore underlying psychological or even biochemical problems with professionals who may or may not agree that parental discipline was lacking.