Where MTV Stops Getting Realâ¦ And Starts Getting Polite.
4. The post-Valentineâs Day one-day warm snap
Portlandâs inflated media cycle has gone on so long the whole city's getting hot flashes now. Yikes! And hooray!
5. Casey Jarmanâs âItâs not a Portland Winter Until Youâveâ¦â
Making a four-peat. Because after a solid day of spring, itâs winter again.
6. Fear of an orange cantaloupe
Does this make you feel weird? Just, you know, looking at it? Does your skin crawl? Yeah, us neither.
7. Kim Jong-Un, master mixologist!
This pictureâs making its second consecutive appearance on It List because of the great artisanal cocktail that Kim Jong-Un prepared for us the other night in Portland. Our memoryâs a bit fuzzy, and it was dark in there, but weâre pretty sure we remember the haircut.
8. Studs Turkel, redescendent
Entertainment Weeklyâs beautiful oral history of Roseanne kicked off a virtual Space Race in pop-culture oral histories, from Vanity Fairâs Friends and Sopranos through GQâs Cheers and Maximâs The Wire. But now the words apparently have no meaning. Vanity Fairâs oral history of Pulp Fictionâor so they sayâhas descended to earth in the form of an ass-kissy article. Oh well. It still made us really want to dust off our old VHS copy of Pulp Fiction. (Except that our collective ex-girlfriend has it. Booooo.)
10. Thomas Lauderdale and Ted Nugent BFFs Forever
While the rest of the country made a meme of Nugent's exasperated facial expressions during the State of the Union last week, Portland got to enjoy its own special in-joke within those same photos, with the realization that the Nuge was seated next to his diametric opposite: Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale, in attendance as a guest of Rep. Earl Blumenauer. We anxiously await their upcoming road movie.