From the Ashes... Amocat Cafe Arises!

A Cimocat for Amocat. Long Live Amocat.
posted Jun 8, 2010
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Morgan Alexander is an entrepreneur with so many irons in the fire it is a miracle he hasn't burnt the city into a cinder.  Streetcars, Streetcar Initiatives, Non-profit newspapers (blog), Historic something-or-other, Tomb Raider like Adventures, Community Organizer/Agitation, the list goes on and on and on and on. But now is different. Now there is a homebase/mothership for Tacoma's intelligentsia who've been suffering since the untimely demise of the Blackwater MARK 1 (Ajax-Electric location).  So check 'em out. Make them your 'friend' do whatever it is you gotta do to make this your coffee/internet hangout. F-RUSSEL those corporate tools @ Tully's!  Amocat will be the first business to accept LOCAL CURRENCY after the revolution, so learn to love them.  And congratulations to Adrea, winner of the Amocat sponsored - Frost Park Chalk Challenge

Andrea does Amocat Cafe

by Erik on 6/8/2010 @ 1:20am
Wow. An incredible Tacomic masterpiece!

The Tacomics were getting a little dark lately so this was a nice change.

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2010 @ 1:24am
do you see the db tombstone? Talk about dark.. oi!

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/8/2010 @ 1:51am
So much hype!
I still haven't gone down for a hot chocolate yet. We'll see if the publicity machine is correct this time or if I'll be disappointed.

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/8/2010 @ 1:51am
What's JHVH?

by Erik on 6/8/2010 @ 1:55am
I still haven't gone down for a hot chocolate yet.

Get yourself down there Thorax. It not too far from Frost Park.

RR orders mochas.

I think Morgan is still working on a logo. Maybe the 253 two headed Phoenix would work.

by captiveyak on 6/8/2010 @ 6:34am
If I didn't have to fume-spew my way to Federal Way for work every day, I'd be at Amocat every day tryign to endear myself to the intelligentsia. I think.

Nice work RR. Sometimes, a good idea is worth celebrating, even if its impact isn't yet established.

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2010 @ 7:57am
JHVH-1 (or "Jehovah-1") is an ancient alien-god who communicated with J.R. "Bob" Dobbs through his homemade television... inspiring the creation of the Church of the Subgenius.

If you didn't know that i'm afraid you're one of the normals or "pink boys"

by morgan on 6/8/2010 @ 8:07am
Wow! That is so awesome, RR!

I see you've discovered the secret: Amocat is actually just a front for my community organizing projects that revolve around my 100 Point Plan for Tacoma.

Not to fear, soon all will be revealed.

ps- Love the pleasure saucers!

by marumaruyopparai on 6/8/2010 @ 8:13am
Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like a good coffee shop rising from the ashes story.

If anything ever happened to my favorite coffee shop I would be beside myself with anguish.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/8/2010 @ 9:13am
Is that a Bella Ball flying out of the wreckage?

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2010 @ 9:45am
I do not understand this occultist 'bella ball.'

by jenyum on 6/8/2010 @ 10:09am
Bella Balls

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2010 @ 10:48am
Bella Balls is Italian for "Beautiful Balls"

yet, I am unable to grasp the concept.

by ElectricElliot on 6/8/2010 @ 12:45pm
Re: bellaballs

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2010 @ 1:03pm
nice. very erotic.

by The Jinxmedic on 6/8/2010 @ 5:31pm
All hail Bob!

by Erik on 6/8/2010 @ 9:15pm
Double Phoenix eh?

The story of the Phoenix comes from ancient Egypt during the origins of the legend of Hermes. The Phoenix is said to rise from the flames and ashes of its own burning death. The Phoenix symbolises Transformation of consciousness that comes from dying and being reborn, much like the Christian concept of resurrection or the Eastern idea of reincarnation.

The double-headed symbol from Hermetic tradition offers the additional Eastern concept of duality and paradox of human cognition.

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/8/2010 @ 10:28pm
Also from hermetic tradition and also associated with Hermes... the mighty caduceus

by Altered Chords on 6/8/2010 @ 11:21pm
I thought hermes was a disease.

Anyway - thoraxeus can outrun this "mighty caduceus" any day.

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/8/2010 @ 11:43pm
You sir, have given me an idea. Time will tell if it's good or not, but it's an idea nonetheless.

by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2010 @ 7:50am
If I had one of these smokey and the bandit cars i'd paint a double-headed bird on the hood...

trans am

by Altered Chords on 6/9/2010 @ 8:27am
I think a double headed phoenix would look great on the hood of my Kia Spectra. Maybe even my daughters Hyundai.

by Erik on 6/9/2010 @ 3:42pm
New article by the Tacoma Weekly on the Amocat:

The café, owned by Morgan Alexander of the Tacoma Improvement Club, boasts an impressive amount of space with three large rooms including the main entrance to the cash register, making it an excellent spot for those who long for the space, lighting and community gatherings that were held at the former Blackwater Café and at other local staples such as Satellite Coffee and Mandolin Café.

Red and yellow walls give the space a warm feel and create an inviting environment for frequent use, in addition to a lovely canvas for artwork by local artists to be hung on. A few outdoor tables and chairs sit outside for the upcoming warmer weeks ahead.

by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2010 @ 3:47pm
nice one tacoma weekly.

by Erik on 6/9/2010 @ 4:11pm
The Weekly has some interesting social networking software on their site. You can upload pictures and videos there.

I don't know if it has enough traffic for much visibility. However, I believe it is a unique feature for a newspaper.

by dolly varden on 6/9/2010 @ 5:21pm
If the TW would just lose the 1980s high school newspaper style headlines and layout, it would be a halfway decent paper. Then again, maybe they've just been ahead of me with the '80s fashion revival.

by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2010 @ 11:10pm

don't miss a chance to hang out with REAL artists (read CLAW cartoonists) at the next 100 monkey Party (fake hipster chicks snail trail slime and all) June 23rd @ the Stonegate... where you have a 20/100 chance at some original RR Anderson art:

Subversive 100 monkey Tiles

Subversive 100 monkey Tiles

see more:

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/9/2010 @ 11:32pm
I thought we were keeping these under wraps for the time being?

by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2010 @ 11:40pm
"I do what i want.. "

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/10/2010 @ 12:06am
"Whatever... I do what I want!"

Also from Cartman:
"No kitty! Bad Kitty! That's MY pie!"
"Beefcake! Beefcake!"

by captiveyak on 6/10/2010 @ 6:56am
If I show up at a 100 Monkeys party, will I be besmirching the purity of it with my "BUY NOW" smile and "INVEST HERE" handshake? I also have "VICIOUS OPTIMISM" business cards. Do they allow business cards at art parties?

by NineInchNachos on 6/10/2010 @ 8:02am
"VICIOUS OPTIMISM" business cards could be considered performance art and thus would be welcomed at 100 monkey by half-drunk aging hipsters.

by Altered Chords on 6/10/2010 @ 9:19am
Stonegate has a rum bar. The aging hipsters will be able to acheive full drunkeness.

by Erik on 6/14/2010 @ 4:07pm
I just bought this Tacomic. I think I am tied now with Izenmania for possessing the most Tacomic in Tacoma.

Soon to be on display at Amocat:

Art lives in Tacoma!

by Dave_L on 6/14/2010 @ 4:13pm
Once a bicycle store, make sure to check out the built-in artwork throughout both levels Stonegate, from back-bar (though Powerstrut reminds me of work) and its multi-color lighting; the top of the bar surface; the bathroom, flooring upstairs; and in the stairwell. So I'm told.

by NineInchNachos on 6/14/2010 @ 4:13pm
my beard is epic.

by tristanlitke on 6/14/2010 @ 5:44pm
Go Tacoma. Go Green. Support your local beverages.

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2010 @ 4:37pm
Your hometown is what you can make of it

This is the story of just how local a local business can be.

Read more:

by Erik on 6/21/2010 @ 4:39pm
Great article Tom, you were able to include Amocat, Valhalla Coffee, Pont 21, Mad Hat and Europa Bistro all in the same article!

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2010 @ 4:44pm
I had no idea the coffee was local!

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2010 @ 4:46pm
hey they also have a website...