Humor: Let those grudges fly!

It's National Grudge Week, and naturally Seattle is crowded with fun events.
Crosscut archive image.

Bluewater Productions' latest comic.

It's National Grudge Week, and naturally Seattle is crowded with fun events.

National Grudge Week, the week when all Americans nurse grudges, begins today. Seattle will celebrate National Grudge Week with a series of exciting activities and fun family events:


9 am. Workshop: Grousing in the Workplace — Getting and staying irritated over arrogant bosses, sycophantic suck ups, meetings that are a complete waste of time, stupid rules, office gossipers, and idiots everywhere.

Noon. Workshop: Blogs Smearing WOGs — Using the Internet for Ethnic Slurs

2 pm Kids Program: 'ꀜThat'ꀙs Not Fair!'ꀝ — Children two to five are instructed in basic complaints. (Volunteer Park)

7 pm Torchlight Parade of the Pissed — Microsoft users fed up with operating system crashes vent their anger. (Microsoft Campus, Redmond).


8 am. US Bank Anger Triathlon: The ultimate grudge test — contestants must blow a fuse while swimming, the throw a conniption fit on a bicycle, and finally get bent out of shape while running.

Noon Ethnic Slurs Contest (Finals) — Watch the nations'ꀙ best bigots compete at 'ꀜSpics and Mics.'ꀝ (Meany Theatre)

2 pm Kids Program: What to dislike about your playmates — ages six to ten. (McGilvra School Playground)

7 pm Debate: Who is Worse — Catholics or Jews? (Kane Hall, University of Washington)


9 am. Workshop: Building Anger Over Bailouts — They get the money; you get the finger; doesn'ꀙt this make you furious? (Bagley Wright Theatre)

10 am Reading: Rachael Rage reads from her new book Going Ballistic Over Those Jerks Who Are Your In-Laws. (Town Hall)

Noon Political Snarling Demonstration — Watch Mayor Greg Nichols and Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis display their snarling techniques. (Bertha Landes Room, City Hall)

2 pm Kids Program: 'ꀜWhy me?'ꀝ — Advanced griping for eleven to fourteen year olds.

7 pm Concert: The Chorus of the Miffed sing songs of spite and venom (Benaroya Hall)


8 am. Celebrate Bad Neighbor Day — Don'ꀙt take it anymore. Today is the day to tell off your neighbor. Yard Signs saying 'ꀜLoser Lives Next Door'ꀝ will be distributed free. (Safeco Field)

10 am Reading: Roger Rant reads from his latest book Take This Job and Shove It: Fantasies about Telling off the Boss. (Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library)

Noon Workshop: Finding New Bones To Pick — Running Low on Peeves? Then try: people who toot their own horns; call centers; remodeling contractors; and stock brokers with "sure things."

2 pm. Kids Program: Roving Storytellers Bitch A Lot (Westlake Mall)

4 pm. Health Forum: Living with Irish Alzheimer'ꀙs — physicians and scientists discuss coping with the crippling disease where patients forget everything except their grudges. (Swedish Hospital)

7 pm. Rock Concert. Bands include The Mean-Spirited, The Livid, and The Irate (Experience Music Project)


9 am. Instruction: Expressing Grudges in ESL (ACT Theatre)

Noon. Awards Banquet: Sports Grudge of the Year. Will it be UW football, the Sonics departure, or A-Rod on steroids? (Washington Athletic Club)

2 pm. Kids Program: Preparing for National Vengeance Week (the second week in January). (Mount Baker Beach Park)

4 pm. Roundtable: Gripes About Ex'ꀙs'ꀔShare your Beefs about your Ex-Spouse. (Sunset Club)

7 pm. Gala Dinner and Crowning of Miss Peeved (The Ruins)


Please support independent local news for all.

We rely on donations from readers like you to sustain Crosscut's in-depth reporting on issues critical to the PNW.


About the Authors & Contributors