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October 27, 2010 at 12:09pm


Petty Questions with Owen Bates will debut Saturdays in November on weeklyvolcano.com

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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears [...]"

-Julius Caesar (III, ii, 73)

Hi! My name is Owen Thomas Leigh Bates, but you can call me "Owen Bates" for short. Fine, fine-"Owen" works too! It's great to meet you... sort of.

What's going on? Why am I coming at you live, 24-hour premium access pass over the Net? And who the hell am I?

Well, my name is Owen (1). I'm from Tacoma (2). Basically, I'm writing a new advice column for the Volcano(3). It will be called Petty Questions (4) and will revolve around trivial things, pet peeves and little neuroses, etc. etc. (5)

So, who is this bozo? How can Owen Bates do better than Dan Savage or the guy who does "Social Qs" in the Times? Those people are paid cash money, you say.

Well, I think that's a really great question and I'm glad you asked. If you want, I'll ask Mr. Driscoll why I'm not getting paid cash money.

Petty Questions is going to be entertaining and droll and just a real blast overall. Want a sneak peak at the first column? We're going to be talking about barbeque sauce, among other things.

What other things? Lips sealed.

If you have any "petty questions," so to speak, send them in! I want to help you out, and along the way write a funny little column. But I can't do much if you're not sending in questions. Assuming you readers step up, my words of wisdom should be coming at you every Saturday starting in November, right here weeklyvolcano.com

Let me leave you with another great quote:

"Et tu, Brute?"

-Julius Caesar (III, i, 77)

Hope to see you around!



Please direct questions to: askpettyquestions@gmail.com


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Mike Roberts said on Oct. 27, 2010 at 12:19pm

Why dose DT Tacoma not have a world class concrete bowl or skatepark??? With all the vacant lots and so called Parks you really cant skate anything in Tacoma with out getting some flack.... It would be sick to have one on the waterfront.....

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kris crews said on Oct. 28, 2010 at 12:49pm

i second that, Mike Roberts is right. Tacoma needs to get with the times. McKinnley Park is a waste if considered complete. oh, unless you enjoy running into walls. I used to consult for a skatepark design company. I'm down to help.

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Mark Hengstler said on Nov. 05, 2010 at 12:00pm

Here's my petty question: what's up with people talking in libraries? Just because you have a bluetooth, doesn't mean you're not a jerk.

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