Photos: Twelve things Denver and Seattle have in common other than legal pot

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If you asked the average person to name something Denver and Seattle have in common, other than their football teams facing off in this year's Super Bowl, he'd likely answer, "Legal pot." But for whatever reason, neither VISIT DENVER nor Visit Seattle are currently using this fact to pitch their respective cities. Instead, the two tourism agencies got together to come up with a dozen other things Denver and Seattle have in common -- and the similarities are uncanny at times. Count down the top twelve below, featuring photo-illustrated text from VISIT DENVER and Visit Seattle.

Number 12:

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Denver is home to first Chipotle and first Quiznos, both of which started here.

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Seattle is home to the first Starbucks, Nordstrom, Boeing and Amazon.com, which started here.

Number 11:

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The cartoon South Park takes place near Denver and frequently features Denver landmarks.

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The comic strip Doonesbury takes place in Seattle and frequently features Seattle landmarks.

Continue to keep counting down twelve things Denver and Seattle have in common other than legal pot.


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Rob Salyers
Rob Salyers

"The comic strip Doonesbury takes place in Seattle." Uh, no, the strip takes place all over the world. Somebody has obviously never read the strips that take place in DC, New York, Iraq, China, Vietnam, and so on.

Charity Catalfomo
Charity Catalfomo

Agree, poorly written. I have lived in both cities and besides the craft beers there are really not many similarities.

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

Whoever wrote that article is a moron! None of those things do we have in common with Seattle

Oscar Mejia
Oscar Mejia

This has got to be the worst comparison of two cities. No where does Seattle even compare with Denver.

Floyd Young
Floyd Young

Denver Seattle is on the perpetual Nazi Obama plan they hide in the trees

Jason Bauer
Jason Bauer

You are an asshole, Jake Culbertson! Go Broncos! Bet they won't ban me now.

Kirk Sunglieng
Kirk Sunglieng

Denver won 2 Super Bowl champions, Seattle 0. So, I guess we are not so common.

Jason Bauer
Jason Bauer

The definition of Jake Culbertson is "inaccurate." You wear flip flops in 6 inches of snow. You think Vernon Davis is a fantasy draft fourth round draft pick. You think Casa Bonita is all about the food. You think Phillip Rivers is more of an average QB than he is an asshole. You are one "inaccurate" SOB. (Sorry Vickie Sheri Anderussell - no offense)

Jake Culbertson
Jake Culbertson

Speaking realities is not bashing. Seattle does have less hicks and both cities have a ton of hipsters. What about that is inaccurate?

Jason Bauer
Jason Bauer

Stop trying to get banned from Westword page Jake Culbertson. This is the second post in two days where you bash Denver on Westword. This is unacceptable. You clearly should be banned. I am monitoring you. Enough is enough. Right, Jill-Ann Bauer?

Jake Culbertson
Jake Culbertson

One thing Seattle has going for them is less hicks. But both have way too many hipsters

J.d. Brown
J.d. Brown

Ah, you forgot that both have had TV shows about their cities, "Here come the brides" for Seattle & "Dynasty" for Denver.

Charlie Whiskey
Charlie Whiskey

Except we have sunshine, nice weather, chicks that aren't ghostly pale, and we don't have to deal with that seasonal affective disorder crap.

Mark Putt
Mark Putt

Interesting. Really just 12 more reasons Denver is better than Seattle.

Gianni DiGiacomo
Gianni DiGiacomo

Comparing the lame bands from Denver to nirvana, pearl jam and Hendrix. Should've left that part out.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

2015 Seattle will be home but I'll always love Denver

Christopher Snyder
Christopher Snyder

i wish we could literally bring Denver and Seattle together for one big party

Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett

Denver is sunny. Seattle.........Ok Denver, you win.

Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett

Interstate 5 gives Seattle residents easy north-south access to destinations like Vancouver and Portland. Interstate 25 gives Denver residents easy access to Cheyenne and Pueblo.

Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett

I'll play! Seattle is home to an interesting, diverse ethnic population. Denver is home to a selection of not so interesting ethnic restaurants. Seattle is an important port city, with access to the Pacific Rim. Denver has Sloan Lake. Seattle has a highly educated, left-wing population. Denver has uneducated drivers, who have a tendency to drive under the speed limit in the left lane.

Mark Moffett
Mark Moffett

This article compared the Denver music scene with Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. That's funny.

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

It certainly rises to the level of not reading.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

See racist closet case Danny "Butt Boy" Queen LXXXVII as a glaring example below.

Victoria Inman
Victoria Inman

Wow. Whoever wrote this on Denver's behalf needs a swift kick in the pants. Best bands out of Denver are the Fray and Lumineers and best beers are Coors and Breckenridge?

Krystal Tubbs
Krystal Tubbs

Um? Sure? Not sure why you're attacking me based on the fact that I am tired of hearing about pot. It's in the news every day, I see memes about it every day. I'm just tired of hearing about it. At least the "craft piss" isn't all they talk about on the news and social media anymore. I'm not against pot if that is what you thought from my comment. I'm just tired of the 24 hour coverage of it.

akDan
akDan

LAME, MICHAEL....

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

From the late 19th to mid-20th Century, Denver was known as "The Queen City of the Plains." From the late 19th to mid-20th Century, Seattle was known as "The Queen City." Yep, BOTH CITIES FULL of 'Queens' - just ask 'Queen-Loving' Sterling Meeks why he likes that SO MUCH !!!

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

14. Giving right-wing crack pots the fits nationwide

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

But endless coverage of #8 craft piss (alcohol being more addictive and dangerous substance, mind you) is perfectly fine with you?

Kelly Money
Kelly Money

You could find 12 insubstantial things about any 2 cities in this country. This says nothing about attitude or feel of the city. Oh! Denver and Des Moines both have a McDonalds…Oh! So does New Orleans! They are all alike! This could have been a cool article, but failed.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Yeah....it must truly be painful for your precious index finger to have to click the mouse button a few extra times.

Krystal Tubbs
Krystal Tubbs

I'm glad they didn't mention pot. I'm so tired of hearing about it.

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

Reading comprehension, people! Don't just look at the pictures and assume.

Ski Steve
Ski Steve

This is the stupidest list ever. So Seattle has a Casa Bonita too? We share Denver landmarks? Oh boy we have a starbucks too! We're so alike! Let's share a coke and a smile in our drum circle.

Brittany Llewellyn
Brittany Llewellyn

Didn't even mention that Seattle's Capitol Hill is named after Denver's Capitol Hill.

akDan
akDan

While 'Queen-Loving' Cock-Suckers like Sterling Meeks have their boyfriend's sperm dripping from their sick orifices...

TheJeff
TheJeff

I'm not sure you read the article.  It does not mention both Denver and Seattle having a Casa Bonita (which they do not), nor does it mention them both having Starbucks (which they do).  

The items you are referring to are about both cities having cartoons/comics set in them; and about large national chains getting the start in each city respectively.


The article may well be stupid, but not for the reasons you cite.

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