Just as I was getting bummed about being far, far away from The Daily Show‘s Rally to Restore Sanity in October, Seattle Weekly reported this nugget of goodness: Local Jim Baum is organizing an offshoot in Westlake Park at 9am on October 30. There’s a Facebook page (of course) to promote the rally, and as of two minutes ago, 1,536 people liked it. Does that mean 1,536 people will show up? Who knows—it’s at 9am on a Saturday. Will Jon Stewart take notice? I hope so. Jon, look over here! UPDATED 10/20/10. Now there are over 7,000 people who like it, and 5,000 who plan to attend, according to their new website sanityseattle.com.
Watch the video below to find out what’s going on in Washington, DC—Stephen Colbert will hold a competing March to Keep Fear Alive—and read on for what’s happening in Seattle:
"We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Seattle @ Westlake Center on October 30 as we have our own local version of The Daily Show‘s Rally to Restore Sanity. Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs)—not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point."
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