This is Why I Love Portland

07/13/2011

A brown vehicle, surprisingly tasteful in its wildly gothic external decor, stops at a light. Amid the various brownish skulls and headstones adorning the SUV-ish car, I spot a sign saying “Thank You For Your Patience During Our Remodel,” and the active rear window wiper has been fashioned into a waving hand. Inspired by two comely girls waiting on the corner, the driver rolls down his passenger window, and out blares “Break on Through” by The Doors. Accompanying the song is a lip-synching monkey puppet, singing to the girls, who squeal and delight in this spontaneity.

This is an example of shit that happens in Portland every day, and why I adore it.


Sewer Strangelings

01/28/2010

(YouTube Link)

Remember kids, don’t go poking around in the sewer lines.  Hellraiser comes to mind.


Air Ship?

11/24/2009

YouTube Link

Happy nightmares!

via PictureIsUnrelated, yet strangely it’s been removed from there.


Holy Vintage Photos, Batman

10/28/2009

Check this site out.

Holy Cow, what great, classic stuff.

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We Were Once A Fairytale

10/21/2009

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“We Were Once A Fairytale” – Kanye West Dir: Spike Jonze from Yooj‽ – Recording Live From No on Vimeo.

I’m not sure of many aspects of this short film by Spike Jonze, starring uber-annoying celebrity Kanye West.  I’m not sure why Spike made it, cast West, chose a setting like this, and why it’s kind of hard to watch.  I do know one thing: it’s good.  Again, parts are kind of rough.  The payoff is amazing, though, and oh so very Spike Jonze.

One other thing I’m not sure of, as Twisted Sifter pointed out – how long will this video even be up?

Update: Six hours later and the query is answered.  It’s been removed.  But still up at the Twisted Sifter link above.


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