take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
    The quirky talk radio trade mag. Check the Talk Radio Research Project- it's not very scientific, but places on the top 15 talkers list (scroll down to Talk Radio Audiences By Size)) are as hotly contested as Emmys (and mean just about as much).
  • The Advocate
    No, not THAT Advocate... it's the Northwest Progressive Institute's Official Blog.
  • Media Matters
    Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
  • Jesus' General
    An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
  • Howie in Seattle
    Howie Martin is the Abe Linkin' of progressive Seattle.
  • Streaming Radio Guide
    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • Irrational Public Radio
    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
  • The Maddow Blog
    Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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July 22, 2012


Bryan Suits

The guy kickstarted every kid who thought making people laugh might be a real living. His jokes-within-jokes were complex and we spent the day repeating them until we got it. When Channel 9 used to run Python at 9pm and KIRO had JP at 7am, it was great to be a 12 year old. He heard it a million times, but it was great to be able to meet the guy and tell him,"You are one funny fucker." He nodded.

Mike D

On the surface he was a clown, which gave him cover to unleash his sly, subversive, slightly naughty humor on his child audience. As a 7-10 year old I got it. I outgrew him, but the seeds he planted enabled me to appreciate the value of not taking life too seriously. He'll always have a special place in my heart and memory. Thank you JP. Have fun on your journeys.


Oh no, say it ain't so! Yet another Seattle icon leaves us. RIP indeed JP, you were an inspiration to many of us at sensitive stages of our lives.


J.P. made life better for all of us locals.
I got to be one of those kids on his show...
I know there are many requests for copies of video, but they are long gone.
Tapes were re-used over and over.
Makes the memories even more important.
J.P. was the best!


Rest in Peace J.P. (Chris). I've been a life long Patches Pal. You'll be missed.

Hedge Fund Hal

Proud to say I met J.P. in person and shook his hand. As i stadn and gaze out of Grandpa Throckmoton;s West Queen Anne mansion, whixh i inherited a few years back, i spend some time thinking about the disappearance of old Seattle. I only spend some weekends and an ocaisional 3 day weekend here at the atahrockmorton estate, preferring my luxury residence athe top of Seattle's premier luxury hotel overlooking the waterfront. West Queen Anne and interbay is growing rapidly , tearing down the older, cheaper homes and apartments to make way for slick new townhouses and apartments to house the uncultured, ignoarant shmoes and boors who park their Beamers and Tahoes past the outside line of the crosswalk as they wait impatiently fo the lights to change. These people, interlopers from L.A. and back east know nothing of J.P. and the rest of old Seattle, don't care to know and could not care less.


I understand your trepidation about us transplants. I’ve talked of J.P. with my wife about his impression on her life for a while. But for you to suggest we didn’t have the same experience is naive. I grew up watching Joe Smith and Duffy the dog on Club house 22the same Joe Smith on KGW of Portland . We care, and feel your empathy. Well not for you, but for the metaphorical you.


It was Rusty Nails, Heck Harper, Addie Bobkins and Uncle Charlie advertising "Beep Beep Jarvis Jeep" in his train conductor outfit, if you lived in Western Oregon. I remember being quite sad when Heck Harper passed away.

Finis Hominis

Maybe Hal’s so caught up in his imaginative world he has no appreciation of the real world.

Hedge Fund Hal

i wish you could have had met Grandpa Throckmorton in his heyday, Finis. He sure as Hell didn't take any lip off of smartasses.

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