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September 29, 2009


Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* When I was young, the primary Yellowstone National Park distraction/hazard/roadblock was bears -- sometimes mangy, usually begging, occasionally too insistent brown bears. On my trip to Yellowstone last year and again this year I didn't spy a single bear.

Instead of bears, we see ...


* I know 2Blowhards tends to be New York and Seattle-centric. But that has to do with where Blowhards are based. A fact of blogging life is that a good share of content flows from article ideas inspired by everyday life of the blogger.

And speaking of Seattle (as I often do), I'll pass along a new blog dealing with architecture, planning and their ilk in the Puget Sound area. The blogger is "GW" and he contends here that in a few respects, Seattle is a conservative -- risk-averse, actually -- place.

* While I'm in a Seattle groove, first is a photo showing the Seattle Seahawks football team's uniform as it was in recent seasons. Following that is a photo of the uniform worn in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.



No wonder the Seahawks lost. With those uniforms, they deserved to.



posted by Donald at September 29, 2009


I think the pesky bears in Yellowstone in the old days were black bears, which are small and cuddly. As bears go. Brown bears in Yellowstone are grizzlies, which have never been that common in the park.

The best revenge on the bison, after being stuck in a traffic jam that they caused, is to eat some.

Posted by: Tim Anderson on September 29, 2009 11:30 PM

Tim -- you're probably correct regarding the bears; biology ain't one of my strengths. Plus, I saw those bears in 1956, so my memory of that time isn't the best. Their coats were mangy and the mange might not have been the same shade as their basic coat, or so it is to my mangy memory.

Posted by: Donald Pittenger on September 29, 2009 11:39 PM

I saw the bears in '66 and thought them terribly impressive. But I come from a land where our biggest wild carnivore is the, ahem, fox. Though our lobsters can give you a nasty nip.

Posted by: dearieme on September 30, 2009 2:49 AM

I took a quick trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons last year. I spotted trumpeter swans, a moose, a coyote, a grizzly bear, two black bears & two cubs, pronghorns, elk, bison, and a marmot.

Posted by: SJ on September 30, 2009 9:28 PM

those seahawk uniforms........goodness...

I honestly think that good looking uniforms that accentuate the players physiques in a positive way provide a psychological lift to the players. I think they will play "prouder" in them. It would be embarrasing to step onto the field in chartreuse-day-glow green. Hell, I have spinner-baits in the tackle box that are about that color, but they are meant to catch largemouth bass......

Posted by: miles on October 1, 2009 11:12 PM

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