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Seattle drivers? Kuya Geo has a Rap for That

In this episode of our Kuya GEO series, George "Geo" Quibuyen rhymes and rants about the quirks of driving in Seattle.

December 19, 2018

“The honk is totally normal, it is a form of communication. It's nothing out of the norm in a place like New York or L.A. or any large Third-World-country metropolis. The honk is like, 'Hey!' or 'Look over here' or 'Warning, I'm going through.' But in Seattle, the honk for many years has been like, "I hate you" or "You’re hurting my feelings.'" In this episode of our Kuya GEO series, George "Geo" Quibuyen rhymes and rants about the quirks of driving in Seattle. From showdowns at four-way stops to broken-zipper merges to overemotional use of honking, Geo reflects on the individual driving experience and lends insights on how the city’s driving culture can move towards a more organized chaos.

Kuya: A Filipino term used as a sign of respect for an older male relative, such as a brother, cousin or family friend.



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Aileen Imperial

Aileen Imperial is a multimedia and documentary producer with a commitment to thoughtful observation and engagement. Her work has aired nationally on the PBS American Masters series, PBS NewsHour, and she is a 3-time Emmy winner for feature videos in the Arts, Culture, and Human Interest. Find her on Twitter: @imperealize

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Stephen Hegg

Stephen is a 25-year veteran of KCTS, producing a wide range of cultural and public affairs series, documentaries and arts programming.  His credits include PIE, Something in the Water  (PBS feature on Seattle’s indie music scene), the gala opening of Benaroya Hall, and documentaries on Asahel and Edward Curtis, Dan Sullivan and Doris Chase.  Seattle-born, Hegg is a graduate of Whitworth University and is also an accomplished violinist and avid cyclist.

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