On Notice ReturnsJuly 13th, 2007 by Steven Gardner
“On Notice” is back, resuming our proven practice of stealing a gag from Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report. Feel free to send your nominations and maybe, just maybe, you’ll experience the thrill of your idea of being held up by a cable celebrity without his knowledge.
Washington DOT and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, are on notice thanks to reader submissions. WashDOT gets it for spending about $260,000 for Sunday’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge opening party, about $70,000 of which came from private sources, according to the News-Tribune. The congressman is on notice for the tunnel, a $30.7 million project to ease things for downtown pedestrians.
Claudio Borghi, the leading candidate to replace Nelson Acosta as the Chilean national soccer team coach, goes on notice for turning down the job before being offered. His decision comes because one guy managed to criticize him.
“I’m not interested in being judged beforehand. I’m not interested when people who don’t know me give their opinions about me.”
Dude, don’t ever run for office, or write a book, or write for a newspaper, or deliver a newspaper, or deliver a pizza. It’s hard to think he’s been coaching all these years and somehow escaped being discussed by people who didn’t know him. Oh wait, this is a politics blog.
Red light runners and school zone speeders will get it in
Bremerton to the tune of
$112 and $177 beginning this fall. Cameras will be watching you at intersections and in a selected school zone.
Potter bias is the term for whatever people assume about Harry Potter fans. Many of you thought who reporters vote for indicates how they’ll report things. How is the fact that I went to the very first showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix any different? What does it say about me? Go ahead. Make your generalizations.
POF adversaries. Those who thought passenger-only ferries were a dead issue, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray got $2.2 million approved to finish the wake study, and Dicks got $1.5 set aside to buy a boat.
The Pledge of Allegiance is on notice thanks to the silence of six of seven members of the Bainbridge Island City Council. Bill Knobloch, city councilman gave a short speech in making a motion to make the pledge a regular part of council meetings. The speech was followed by applause from the audience, then crickets from the other council members. No one else would second the motion.
Remember, “You’re on notice” means “I’m watching you,” not “You’re dead to me,” which is a different Colbert subject. Send me your nominations for things or people you’re getting a little suspicious of, or getting a little tired of, or you think are not getting the attention they should. Feel free to duplicate other peoples’ nominations. If something gets nominated a lot, it’s more likely to get on the board.
Then again, this isn’t scientific and is subject to the blogmaster’s personal bias and sense of what’s relevant and/or funny. The board will be updated as frequently as once a week.