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Tacoma Action Figure: Tacoma Diaries Action Playset

Including Spud Goodman, Accordion Joe, Steve, Lisa (season 1 and 6) and Mike
posted Dec 14, 2010
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Before YouTube there was public access television. And LONG AFTER the heyday of Spud Goodman's Pubic Access Television show came THE TACOMA DIARIES withnew episode which can be seen ever so often on the YouTube. I recommend watching them all from the beginning.  It's like Tacoma's version of the Red Green show.  My favorite TACOMA DIARY character is probably DWAYNE who appeared once way back in the 'save our sonics' era of Washington State history. He wore a stuffed bass-fish baseball cap and wrap-around sunglasses.

EVEN SO, while the creative tide-pool of public access television has long since evaporated THE SPIRIT LIVES ON in youtube users like CISSEROSMILEY  or ADAM THE ALIEN   learn how you can help bring back Tacoma  Public Access here!

An old Spud Goodman Show flyer


by Thorax O'Tool on 12/14/2010 @ 12:19pm
No, THIS is hey Steve!


by NineInchNachos on 12/14/2010 @ 12:36pm
from mah facebook!

Spud GoodmanDecember 14, 2010 at 9:00am
Subject: Hey
I must say I am both stunned and honored to have our little project illustrated by your talented hands. I still have the chalk drawing portrait hanging in my office. I did get my copy of your book in the mail last week and am enjoying it. Hope all is well. Spud

by NineInchNachos on 4/6/2011 @ 3:47pm
a new spud goodman episode!

www.spudgoodman.com/shorts/tacomadiaries...

also probably not related:

www.beyondthevalleyofnalley.com/

by NineInchNachos on 1/4/2012 @ 10:57am
OCCUPY TACOMA!  youtu.be/hs0WPBjPLaA

by JesseHillFan on 1/4/2012 @ 9:53pm
The ironic thing about the occupy protesters and especially their supporters is that the vast majority of them likely drive fossil fuel vehicles and thereby support the immense petroleum corporate industry and the wars for oil.They can't represent the 99% or even a large majority since there are about 271 million Earth destroying fossil fuel motor vehicles in the United States.Also if they use fossil fuel powered electric generators they are supporting the petroleum industry as well.
If you talk the talk then you should also walk the walk.
 

by low bar on 1/4/2012 @ 11:52pm
So basically you're saying they are just protesting for fun. Like, its just like as if they are putting gas in their cars and driving to fucking point defiance go cart track where they can there then burn more fucking gas for pure fun.  

Btw, if you are a slow driving tacoma newbie (yeah like tacoma is attracting new residents hahaha), you may want to burn your fucking gas at a really high rate for fear of getting a tacoman riding your ass up and down their wonderfully pothole decorated streets.  

by JesseHillFan on 1/5/2012 @ 1:13am
I'm a mid 50+ resident who has abandoned driving fossil fuel vehicles (I ride an electric bike and also use public transit).I talk the talk the talk and walk the walk too.Although considering what other Americans do (as well as many of the 7 billion human inhabitants of the Earth) likely it's a futile self effort to try to save the planet from being transformed in the next 300 years or so into a dead planet with humans along with millions of other species extinct.

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 7:58am


Public transit vehicles use non-renewable fuels, so I don't know if you are really "walking the walk."

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 8:11am
baby steps!  Humans are at war with the Earth right now and the Earth always wins.  Godzilla! www.npr.org/2012/01/05/144694550/man-mad...


also,  Shame on the United States of America! www.npr.org/2012/01/05/144637499/bahrain...

we've turned into a nation of revolution shy weenies....   or have we?

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 9:42am


hard for public access comedy to compete with channel 12 broadcast of the city council meetings.

by low bar on 1/5/2012 @ 11:18am
the problem is we are a nation of exploiters, or a species of. even though the creators of viral conspiracy theory videos posit otherwise. we are biologically fucked at the chemical level it appears, no matter how much you coddle your babies. to assume that technology isn't also a product of nature is to assume that chemicals don't exist and if they do, they have a mind of their own. and since we are chemicals beings, to assume that we have minds that are actually doing anything but following the laws of physics is pure superstition. and until some verifiable peer input from beyond our existence argues against the behavior of chemical interaction, its plausible that bla bla bla bla

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 11:25am
day of rage! www.democracynow.org/2012/1/5/headlines#...

Don't listen to the old farts who look on from the sidelines sneer and reflect on their own powerlessness. Keep your eyes on the prize. You can help!

occupytacoma.org/2012/needed-editorial-b...

You can win this thing!

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 11:33am
(also - embeded the film below the cartoon for ease of viewing)

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 11:34am
this is also important + inspirational  youtu.be/RyF0xfgs12g

by JesseHillFan on 1/5/2012 @ 2:46pm
"fredo Public transit vehicles use non-renewable fuels, so I don't know if you are really "walking the walk.""
Public Transit buses get on average 125 mpg equivalency per rider they do use fossil fuels however much less so than a single occupant in a car.One could do the same as that by having 4 or more people riding in a car that has a decent mpg rating too.I measured my mpg energy equivalency on my electric bike it fared a lot better at 956 mpg equivalency.Few things are completely fossil fuel free however fossil fuels usage can and should be significantly reduced.A great way to reduce transportation fossil fuel usage is to eliminate frivolous trips,work close to where you live (within walking,biking distance),shop for groceries once per month rather than once per week etc.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 2:58pm
bLink!  clean renewable hyro-power!  

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 2:59pm
also does this help?

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by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 3:05pm
Cars take up more space than buses carrying the same number of people, for sure. However the car provides a much more useful experience for many people. You leave home when you want to leave and arrive directly at your destination. Comparing the utility of a bus to the utility of a car is sort of like comparing an IV drip line to a glass of cold ice water.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 3:06pm
by water do you mean fossil fuel ?

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 3:38pm
At least one person in every car is going somewhere with a purpose. The same can't be said for every bus. An empty bus with no passengers isn't creating any utility or any usefullness whatsoever. 

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 3:42pm
ah the old empty bus myth.  long time no see!

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 3:45pm
Not mythology, my friend, you can't photograph a myth.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS4zxb2H5XU

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 3:50pm
even a full bus is empty at some point during existence of said bus. contemplate the zen. 

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 3:56pm
I have an opportunity to see buses, amid route, during the day from my office. They are frequently empty. If we can't have a transit system with actual utility, then I guess a transit system with zen will have to suffice.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 4:01pm
well its good to see office workers havent lost their utility 

by fredo on 1/5/2012 @ 4:09pm
every office worker has to have some point in the day to contemplate his zen.

by JesseHillFan on 1/5/2012 @ 4:17pm
www.cars-suck.org/


Road Kill:
50 Reasons Why Cars Suck 
www.bikereader.com/contributors/zezima/5... 

bicycleuniverse.info/cars/criticism.html 

planetgreen.discovery.com/tech-transport... 

www.counterpunch.org/2006/09/21/10-reaso... 




by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 4:18pm
so very true comrade fredo

by low bar on 1/5/2012 @ 4:59pm
i'd like to see the bus group picture be more accurate of the type of hominid you'll share said bus with and text balloons above reading 'would you share a bus with this person'? because letting someone else do the driving isn't enough incentive. there have to be emergency base ball bats, don't have to be full size, you can access and deploy should someone forget to leave their shitbirdiness at home before walking to the bus stop.

by NineInchNachos on 1/5/2012 @ 5:05pm
naw. that's part of the charm of bus riding.  if it freaks you out just pretend they're talking on cell phones. 

by low bar on 1/5/2012 @ 5:13pm
well then how about emergency straws and spitballs?


by NineInchNachos on 8/6/2013 @ 6:31pm
spud is back

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRXZC4STiZQ


tacoma diaries season 8

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPbJZ8l8l0&...



by TacomaDemandsBetter on 8/7/2013 @ 9:10am
We wanted to thank Council Member Marty Campbell for calling us out and demanding better of us. So, we decided to show our math (and his): tacoma.demandsbetter.com/its-time-for-ev...

by NineInchNachos on 8/29/2013 @ 8:55pm
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