Take This, Cedar Cove

Gardner here.

I admit I’ve been going soft on Port Orchard lately and have been urged by at least one of you to improve my game. If you don’t do something like this enough, people begin to think you’re serious when you do lob a bomb. In a Twitter exchange in which some faux slogans we made up for Port Orchard, Bremerton and Poulsbo were shared, we were challenged as being a little rough. Again, it’s probably because we don’t do it enough. So, to make sure we can continue to strike when the muse appears, here’s a new offering.

17 thoughts on “Take This, Cedar Cove

  1. I just love what you did to my picture. I’ve been telling folks here for years that they need to build trendy shops back where the marina and paid parking is now. Wouldn’t that attract folks to Port Orchard instead of all those second hand junk shops?

  2. Ahhhhhhhh….much better Steven. A new take on the whole “Lipstick on a Pig” theme.

    The whole Cedar Cove thing just provided way too many humorous opportunities to pass up.

    Henry’s recent blog post about “Will the Real Port Orchard Please Stand Up” really shines a light on just how much time and energy Port Orchard spends on “pretending” to be something other than what it is.

  3. That’s the spirit! See? It’s fun. Nice comeback ME. If I get a minute (because right now I only have 20 seconds) I’ll post a new entry that includes it.

    Steven Gardner
    Kitsap Sun reporter

  4. Thanks ME,

    I have been called a heck of a lot worse. I am a proud “feisty wench” for sure. Maybe if I drink enough of that grog, Port Orchard will actually start looking good! Come to think of it…next time screw the paint…just drink more grog:-)

  5. Next Cedar Cove Days….daily grog drinking competition… free for ALL out of town visitors.

    You know they do refer to “romance novels” as “bodice rippers” maybe the whole pirate theme could really be worked in.

  6. Love the poster. I drive through downtown a lot, and if I hadn’t been reading about the painting party, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the new paint. Too busy cringing at the crap buildings. Not every shoddily constructed building is worthy of preservation status.

    A suggestion: I know a lot of people follow these blogs zealously and so know who is writing them. But for those of us who click on a link only occasionally and so are not familiar enough to engage in a pirate-talk conversation, there is no name associated with the original post. The first sentence has three references to “I” or “me.” Who is I/me? I think I might have it figured out by parsing the comments, but reading comments on newspaper sites can be so depressing (not the comments in this thread, of course). It should be easy enough to add an author tag under the headline.

  7. drmnet,

    First off, let me apologize it took so long for your comment to be posted. I get e-mails on another blog for comments, but not for this one.

    Second, when the posts appear on the main page above the text my name does appear. I’ve just noticed, however, that when the post stands alone, there is no byline. Thanks for pointing this out.

    Steven Gardner
    Kitsap Sun reporter

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