Perfect Party

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

By Allison Williams October 8, 2012 Published in the November 2012 issue of Seattle Met

John Keister 
Almost Live! is almost back. A summer one-off reunion gathered a new sketch comedy crew comprised of the old host and a few players. We hope to see them hit TV again soon.   

Christine Gregoire 
The governor goes lame duck after November 6, at which point she can finally unbury all those Dino Rossi votes she hid in her garden back in ’04.

Nikki McClure
In her Bellevue Arts Museum exhibit, the Olympia artist shows off the paper creations she makes using only an X-Acto knife. Remind us not to sneak up on Nikki while she’s working. (Opens Nov 13) 

Neil Young
Pro tip: When becoming a worldwide music superstar, make “wild man in the woods” your signature hairstyle. Young probably spends way fewer hours in the hair-and-makeup chair than Madonna does. (KeyArena, Nov 10)

John Eklund 
The photographer used 266,000 landscape photos, not a one with a finger over the lens, to produce “Purely Pacific Northwest,” a breathtaking time-lapse video that went viral on the Internet.  

Maria Hines and Holly Smith
As recruits of the new American Chef Corps arm of the State Department, our local cooks will be tasked with achieving peace in the Middle East using only a scoop of hummus and a rubber spatula.

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