Ocryx and Joe

Ocryx and Joe in "Waking the Sleeping Dog"

Sooner or later, one of those rocks is going to hurt, and the dog will wake up.
posted Mar 2, 2011
Save the Washington State History Museum- it's not too late!
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This dog may be slow to wake, but when you do wake him up, he's going to be mad. And he's a biiiig dog.

by inbloodyrise on 3/2/2011 @ 7:11am
yum, is anyone else being mades to be hungrys?

is Helles the metal band with a song about our governor?

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 8:03am
SOMETHING needs to wake that dog up. Maybe the dog is in a roca-induced diabetic coma?

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 8:04am
is the dog sleeping on the new luxury, $600+K Eric Anderson memorial parking lot?

by Jesse on 3/2/2011 @ 8:04am
Perhaps the dog is too ugly or old or neglected to attract random attention. You should get a puppy.

by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 8:12am
Bellevue would be the puppy. Tacoma's been around longer.

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 8:33am

I believe this is a more accurate representation of business downtown. The wheels can represent state tax breaks and unemployment insurance subsidy programs more and more business downtown are using to avoid employee layoffs.

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 8:35am
PERHAPS THE SLEEPING DOG has been poisoned! I see a half eaten bowl of food labeled WSHM

by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 8:46am
Perhaps the food from that bowl has been STOLEN whilst the dog is sleeping! (metaphors are fun!)

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 8:52am
Kibbles 'n Beige?

by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 9:06am
Hmm- Now I see a couple of things that didn't make it into the final edit after the scan- will fix later.

by fredo on 3/2/2011 @ 9:27am
I dunno. How many people does this place attract to Tacoma every year? I've been in there a few times and I never encountered any crowds. Why don't we write an ipod app for the WSHM which would enable people everywhere in the world to marvel at Tacoma's wonderful beige people and sell the property. I'll bet it would be a cool Cabelas.

by Jesse on 3/2/2011 @ 9:30am
I think you just stepped in poop fredo.

by fredo on 3/2/2011 @ 10:31am
Heh, I've been in both the WSHM and Cabelas. Admission to Cabelas is free, the displays are as good as the museum or better and it draws huge crowds of shoppers. I would say a DT Cabelas is a no brainer.

by cisserosmiley on 3/2/2011 @ 10:57am
why would anyone go to downtown to cabelas either...if the WSHM was where the new walgreens on 6th is people could walk over a couple times a year when stuf gets rearranged. or install WSHM stuff in MASA, Primo Grill, Asado, then casual diners could enjoy.

by fredo on 3/2/2011 @ 11:01am
cissero. brilliant

divide up the collection among all the businesses in town and ask merchants to carve out a couple hundred feet in their shops. People would be exposed to the collection as they made their rounds supporting local businesses. I've got dibs on Ezra Meekers wagon.

by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 11:12am

Now you've gone and done it.

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 11:13am
you dont want to put stuff in your restaurant that will make folks loose their appetites.


by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 11:31am
Dumping material culture on the open market back in the late 1980's early 1990's -items that were once entrusted for safekeeping in perpetuity to the Washington State Historical Society- is a big reason why the museum is BORING now. No STUFF = no VISITORS.

People want to see STUFF in their museums. If you want to see crap in a restaurant, go to any Applebees, Chi-Chi's, or any other flair-dominated corporate chain eatery. They are already doing it.

What the museum needs now (besides the Wunderkammer, of course) is corporate sponsorship galleries- I'm sure the $2M budget shortfall could be made up by galleries like "The Boeing Gallery of Transportation Solutions" showcasing Boeing's work on surface transportation options and space habitats, "The Weyerhauser Gallery of Forest Science and Sustainable Harvest Products", "The LeMay Gallery of Waste Management Processing", "The J M Martinac Shipbuilding Gallery of Maritime History", and "The US Oil Gallery of Petroleum Refining". This stuff would be INTERESTING.

Perhaps these corporate sponsors could also underwrite parts of the Wunderkammer, as well...

by fredo on 3/2/2011 @ 11:39am
"The TEA Party Gallery of Out-of-control Socialism"
"The Puyallup Tribal Gallery of Slots"
"The Hugh Hefner Gallery of Centerfolds"
"The Monsanto Gallery of Corporate Agriculture"
"The Nestle Gallery of Drinking Water"
and the always popular:
"Somalia: A Pirates Adventure"

by cisserosmiley on 3/2/2011 @ 11:40am
maybe this is tacoma's time. we could search other communities that have similar financial troubles and centralize all their collections in tacoma. a city that is a museum of other cities museums.

by cisserosmiley on 3/2/2011 @ 11:43am
i think pt barnum did something like this?

by The Jinxmedic on 3/2/2011 @ 11:53am
I give up. Have fun.

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 12:36pm
I was thinking Beige people, not appetite inspiring... however the Bombay Bistro has multi-colored sexy ladies and bearded men figures which I think inspires peoples appetites. perhaps WSHM can hire the same people that did the Bistro figures? Ah but that takes money. hmm.

That said, now that you mention it, I enjoy eating in the Old Spaghetti Factory's historical streetcar exhibit.

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2011 @ 1:39pm
the Museum of online museums ?


by L.S.Erhardt on 3/3/2011 @ 2:10am
While the 205 lb mastiff isn't a big threat to the 620 lb gorilla, it is still a force to be reckoned with. Especially compared to the 100 and sub-100 lb critters around here.

That being said, I think the mastiff needs a bit of a workout for its health. The dog has gotten a bit lazy and soft. So, when Fido needs exercise, you take him out and play fetch, tug-a-war and run. Point is, YOU have to go out and put effort into the dog's health.