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Portlandia: Now Available In Book

Introducing the best show that not that many but sort of a few people know about… ladies and gentlemen – Portlandia! Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are still at it, promoting Portlandia with a their new book! You can buy it on Amazon if you like, where it says “printed on 130% recycled paper in [...]

The Missing Links: Building a Helicopter Out of Trash

The Original Sin City Las Vegas from way before the Strip. (While these pictures are fine, other parts of this site may be NSFW.) * Parachuting Off the Eiffel Tower Has Always Been A Bad Idea It is today. And it definitely was in 1912. * The Game of Kings. Slimy, Cheating Kings. Apparently, cheating at chess is [...]

The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. These 15 supercuts prove that pop culture might be repeating itself. * I’ll Be Right Here… On Blu-Ray Score one for the movie purists who hate the George Lucas-esque way Steven [...]

Fred Armisen’s Touching, Funny Graduation Speech

About a week ago, Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen gave the commencement address at Oregon Episcopal High School. You might think it would be just a pure joke-fest, but no — this is a sincere, personal, thoughtful speech…with some jokes. Interestingly, Armisen discusses how something that seemed like a great failure to [...]

Portlandia Begins Tonight

Tonight, welcome to my world: Portlandia. I’ve lived in the real-life analogue of Portlandia for eleven years, and it’s a place of dreams — dreams of sleeping late, of opening a yarn store, of becoming a freegan, of getting rid of your car and becoming a bike commuter who only wears natural fibers while working [...]

The Late Movies: Portlandia

Tonight: sketch comedy by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein about Portland, Oregon. As a longtime Portland resident, I can tell you that these videos are made with love and respect for the inherent contradictions of Portland’s youth culture. Portland isn’t so much a place as it is a state of mind — a sort of [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn’t it?) and TomKat. Of course, these are some of the most well-known celebrity pairings. There are some out there that might surprise you – past and present. And if [...]