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City Seen: bARTer Sauce, Hump Day

I Wish You Were MineAre you in the market to swap an old truck stop sign, say, for a made-over commode titled “Toylet”? Rosalie Gale’s bARTer Sauce can help. It’s like online social networking, but people trade “art” and odd objects...

I Wish You Were Mine

Are you in the market to swap an old truck stop sign, say, for a made-over commode titled “Toylet”? Rosalie Gale’s bARTer Sauce can help. It’s like online social networking, but people trade “art” and odd objects instead of pictures of themselves. There are three rules, says Gale: “Whatever I get, I trade for something else; everyone who trades has to offer up a story; and I’ll never trade for an accordion.” bARTer Sauce can be found at bartersauce.com
and during First Thursday Art Walk at Stir Boutique (216 Alaskan Way S.).

Fast Facts from Mr. Shipley

Did you know that a famed reclusive award-winning novelist worked for Boeing and his time there inspired one of his novels? It’s true! Thomas Pynchon , author of Gravity’s Rainbow, Mason & Dixon and many other hefty complex fictions, was a technical writer for the airplane manufacturer from 1960 to 1962. He compiled safety articles for a surface-to-air missile system. The defense contractor Yoyodyne in V. is based, in part, on Pynchon’s Boeing experiences.

They Came from . . . Seattle!

America’s most famous film festival, Sundance, accepted Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton’s Humpday, starring Joshua Leonard and Mark Duplass , into its 2009 competition. The film was inspired by The Stranger’s amateur porn festival. David Russo’s film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, will appear in the noncompetition lineup, which still means plenty. “It means that indie film has a new capital: Seattle,” explains Charles Mudede, who shoots his next movie, You Can’t Win, from a Jack Black novel, next month.

 

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