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Friday, August 31, 2007

Bumbershoot! Get Stoked…

posted by on August 31 at 10:57 AM

I’m looking forward to this weekend. I can’t wait to see Art Brut, Ted Leo, Seaweed, Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black, Miranda July, and tons of other shit that I need to find time to squeeze in.

While I was looking through The Stranger’s Bumbershoot guide to plan the next three days, as great as the whole thing is (toot toot), I have to say Jeff Kirby did a fantastic and hilarious job with his Fergie feature, which gives us the history of public urination. Including his own childhood nightmare:

In 1984, a gray Volkswagen Rabbit is stuck in rush-hour traffic in downtown Bellevue. Scott Kirby, age 4, desperately needs to go to the bathroom. His mother, Lauren, hands him a discarded cup and instructs him to pee in it. Something immediately goes wrong, and Scott begins screaming and urinating all over the inside of the car and in the face of his younger brother, Jeff, who is helplessly stuck in his car seat. Scott will never let his younger brother forget this story.

Please read it. Please. You’ll piss your pants it’s so funny.

(Also, if you too are planning out your weekend, head over to The Stranger’s Bumbershoot planner, where you can customize and print out your own schedule! Hooray!)

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