The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, May 05, 2016 This Week's Paper
Changes come to Weekly Volcano

Weekly Volcano publisher Ron Swarner has announced that the newspaper will no longer be printing as its own publication. Instead, the popular alternative weekly will be an entertainment supplement inside the Ranger and Northwest Airlifter publications. Tacoma Weekly wishes all the best to the fine folks at the Volcano during this transition period, and we look forward like everyone else to continue enjoying the Volcano’s one-of-a-kind coverage of area arts and entertainment.

Here is a letter Swarner posted… Read More

News Haiku: end times

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. But since April ends tomorrow, this is the last haiku unless there is an uproar.

News in prose, emailed;
pithy, witty, mean at times;
Done with love, warm heart.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this… Read More

Get Amber alerts this weekend? Here’s why

Washington citizens may have noticed in the last few months receiving Amber Alerts on their cell phones as “emergency alerts.”

Beginning Jan. 1, the Wireless Emergency Alert System was launched nationally by the Department of Justice and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Wireless Carrier industry.

There are three different alerts issued through the Wireless Emergency Alert system:
· Presidential Alerts – Alerts issued by the President or designee
· Imminent Threat Alerts – Alerts include severe man-made or natural disasters
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Tacoma Murals Project offers community groups creative solutions to blight and vandalism

In support of the City of Tacoma’s ongoing efforts to combat blight and vandalism, the Tacoma Murals Project would like to hear from community groups interested in collaborating with local artists who will design and implement murals that reflect positive neighborhood themes or messages. The deadline for submissions is May 28.

“These community-based murals have proven to be positive community catalysts, bringing neighbors together, helping them find common voices, and enlivening areas that were previously neglected,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. “It is inspiring… Read More

Ah, Weird Al Yankovic. He's been our guilty pleasure since the Reagan Era. And last night he took over Tacoma's Pantages Theater for 2 ½ hours of high-energy pop parody. Food puns and Imperial Stormtroopers were involved. Oh, and lots goofy costume changes. He rocked a blonde wig and Cobain's iconic stripes for “Smells Like Nirvana,”a blue peacock ensemble for Lady Gaga sendup “Perform… Read More

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