The Dream of the 90's is Alive in Portland

  • vindog

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    Dec 20, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
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    Dec 21, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    Man, do I ever miss the Rose City...icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    LOL. "Where young people go to retire."

    Yup.

    I imagine the sidewalks are getting pretty cold at night this week though.
  • mke_bt

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    Dec 21, 2010 2:46 AM GMT

    "you're a little San Francisco now"...takes out her nose ring. Funny

    My hipster dyke sister owns a floating home on the Columbia river and kayaks to her favorite cafe. I'll have to send her a link to this video. Thanks for sharing.
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    There's actually a whole guide book to floating cafe's in PDX. Who knew?

    BTW: I'm surprised they didn't have Tattoo Guy wearing a utilikilt.
  • vindog

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    Dec 21, 2010 8:52 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere's actually a whole guide book to floating cafe's in PDX. Who knew?

    BTW: I'm surprised they didn't have Tattoo Guy wearing a utilikilt.



    hahaha...totally. There is a utilikilt 1:43.


    This video is amazing cuz it's true.


    When the girl says "Gawd I gave up clowning years ago" is pretty amazing.
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    Dec 21, 2010 9:20 AM GMT
    "...sleep until 11:00.." Pshhh, I need a couple more hours at that point.
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    I thought Portland was just a slightly smaller Seattle with more bridges and White people.
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:11 AM GMT
    :yay:
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    Dec 21, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
    Awesome. Love Portland and Fred Armisen.
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    Dec 22, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    Just to state the obvious: it's a trailer for a comedy series that starts next month.

    This was in the news last summer when they were trying to get city cooperation (cop cars and uniforms, I think) for their production.
    Cops: Say... is this going to make us look stupid?
    Producers: Oh, no! Well... maybe a little silly.
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    Dec 22, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
    Ha! Portland is awesome. It's where I want to retire.
  • fitartistsf

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    Dec 22, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    I'm home right now, visiting family here for Xmas... even in the grey and rainy, wet days of winter, I fall in love with my old hometown again, every time I visit... (in the sping/summer too) icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gif
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    Dec 22, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    every too cool asshole i knew in the punk scene growing up all moved to portland and did retarded things that out of context might sound cool but are just one more dumb fucking nothing in the race to be as not cool and not like everyone else as everyone else. then one of them gets famous and everyone rides their coat tails. this video is way too accurate. awesome.
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    Dec 22, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    when I first unpacked my bags straight from Toronto, I thought Portland was another planet. I love it at first, but after a week or so, I grew weary that I did everything that it had to offer, then boredom set in. That was way before the rain season in October even begun. As you can imagine I had a rough year.

    Everything in this video is true: coffee shop jobs if any, double decker bikes, unicycles everywhere, rain, tattoo ink never runs dry, sleep until 11, hot girls with ugly glasses, circus schools. I remember one of my friends hauled dirt inside the backseat of his Jetta for the nursery he worked for, and called it his rig.

    But sure enough after awhile it grew on me. It's my second home.


    PS it is where young people come to retire, that's how I described it to my friends back home after a year there.
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    Jan 02, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/arts/television/02portlandia.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

    "The show’s creators are also bracing for reaction from the citizens of its namesake city. But Ms. Brownstein said that for sheer unpredictability the characters of “Portlandia” could never surpass Portland itself.

    “The strange thing we all noticed,” she said, “is no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person within two days.”

    For example, Ms. Brownstein said, “the night we wrapped the pilot, the options were: go out to dinner, or we could watch a completely naked bike ride through the city.” "