1) New planet discovered . . . in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood
If you’ve spend any time in Seattle’s quirky Fremont neighborhood, you know they have a rocket, and a statue of Lenin (the former soviet premier,) and life-size bronzes of JP Patches and Gertrude, and the giant troll is nearby . . .and now a Seattle developer plans to put a huge fiberglass replica of the planet Saturn on top of a 5-story building he owns at North 35th street and Evanston. The rings of Saturn will be 24 feet in diameter; the planet will be tilted at an angle, it will extend over the sidewalk a little bit, it’ll have solar panels in the rings, and at night, the whole planet will glow – and it can change colors, like green for St Patrick’s Day or pink for breast cancer awareness. This guy’s gonna spend 25 grand to have this thing fabricated by B&B Aircraft in Tacoma, and he hopes to have it installed in time for the Fremont Solstice Parade in June.
2) Maybe this means spring is almost here
Mariners single-game tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 3/16) at 10am. They’re pricing the tickets dynamically – the earlier you buy, the cheaper the tickets, and they say 90% of all single-game tickets will be offered at or below 2012 prices. No service charge if you buy at the Safeco box office or Mariner’s team stores. So you might want to grab tickets while you can for Opening Night April 8 against the Astros (also magnetic schedule night), or Bat Night, Early Father’s Day Travel Mug Night, Felix Hernandez Perfect Game Bobblehead Night, Dustin Ackley Gnome Night, or Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Bobblehead Night. I’m going for American Spirit Cigarette night -- always a fave with the kids. All the details are here (not about the cigarette thing -- that's fake. But everything else is real, and it's here.)
3) The taco that saved the American economy
Have you heard this story about how Taco Bell has created 15,000 jobs in the US thanks to its Doritos Locos Taco? The neon-orange, meat-filled taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was The Bell's biggest hit of 2012; they sold over a million of these babies every day. A million! Every day! They’ve just unveiled the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco, which can only improve their sales outlook, and they think they’ll add 2,000 new restaurants in the next 10 years. Taco Bell is single handedly propping up the American economy! Muchas gracias, Taco Bell!