The Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals and newsmakers.

June 16, 2010 Published in the July 2010 issue of Seattle Met

David Schermerhorn

The Israeli navy seized the Orcas Island activist’s Gaza-bound flotilla and detained him for questioning. He’s 80. Note to Israel: Withholding Matlock reruns isn’t a Geneva Convention–sanctioned form of interrogation.

UW Librarians

Their YouTube spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” would have Melvil Dewey rolling in his grave. (Google “Librarians Do Gaga.”)

Ringo Starr

The Beatle croons at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste. Michelle on July 31. Not exactly an octopus’s garden. But still.

Renee Erickson

She took a cue from Lewis Carroll to name the Walrus and the Carpenter, her new Ballard oyster bar. We’re fans of her Boat Street Cafe, but we think we’ll like the Walrus best.

Carlos Silva

The Mariners traded the underperforming pitcher to the Cubs for the bird-flipping, walking PR disaster Milton Bradley. With the Cubs, Silva started this season 7-0. Trade-backs?

Guy Aloni

The Seattle locksmith who sued Google for online advertising click fraud really knows how to pick ’em.

Amy Merten

A member of NOAA’s Seattle-based Emergency Response Division, she codeveloped a website that tracks the spread of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—and likely BP’s stock.

Roland Feng

The Thurgood Marshall Elementary third grader and state chess champ simultaneously played 16 games against 16 classmates and trounced them all—like so many pawns.

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