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Dr. Know: Vibrator Batteries

Dr. Know
The batteries in my vibrator expanded due to corrosion and are leaking a gray fluid. I am unable to remove the batteries. Obviously the vibrator no longer works, sadly. My question is how to properl ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Canada Geese

Dr. Know
Hundreds of Canada geese have been making themselves at home in my business park for months. I thought geese were supposed to fly south for the winter! It’s January and these guys show no sign ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Synthetic Urine

Dr. Know
So, my job released a new drug policy where they “reserve the right” to randomly drug test. Does this mean I need to stop smoking pot now, or are they just blowing smoke? —Amy Crac ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Bone on Bone

Dr. Know
So Brandon Roy has no meniscus at all in his left knee. “It’s bone-on-bone there,” Roy told The Oregonian. It seems like there’s a surgery for everything these days—can ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Counting Job-Seekers

Dr. Know
They count the unemployed by the applications for benefits, but if I decide to rejoin “the workforce” by looking for a job, I don’t call the state to let them know. How do they cou ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Speed's Towing Auction

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Friday, December 17, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Olde-Tyme Portlanders

Dr. Know
Fifth generation Portlander, with tons of family, friends and neighbors. NONE of whom think the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” is amusing. Makes us look like fools. —K.H.Wow, a genui ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Whence the Weird?

Dr. Know
One of the main reasons I stayed in Portland is because of the quirky, one-of-a-kind sensibility summed up by our civic slogan, “Keep Portland Weird.” But recently I heard that our quirk ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Rogue Construction Gangs

Dr. Know
Has there ever been as much road work going on in Portland as there is right now? I have to drive through, literally, five separate construction zones on my way to work. Is there a point where the c ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Recycling Machine

Dr. Know
We used to have to sort our recycling into paper, metal and plastic, but now we just chuck it all in any old hoo. Is there some machine that separates it again, or does some poor fellow have to root ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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