Merkley’s “Animal Crush Videos” Bill Signed into Law


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  Here’s something to take your mind off the political infighting in Washington DC for a second. Something actually was achieved today in the nation’s capital. President Obama signed into law the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), along with Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Richard Burr (R-NC). Merkley joined the ...   More
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 by Kendra Clune

Whaa? PETA Demands Veggie Meals for Portland's 'Fried-Chicken Killer'


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From the group that urged the Green Bay Packers to change their name because of its meat-industry connotations comes a new demand: Prison officials should force Portland's Fried-Chicken Killer into vegetarianism. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, asked officials at Wilsonville's Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in a letter today to serve convicted killer Tremayne ...   More
 
Friday, August 8, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon State Fair, too big to miss? Maybe the pig's balls.


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I've lived in the Portland now for two months, and I'll be honest, I love the place. I love the music, I love the beer and I love the people that keep it weird. Sometimes folks from back in Minnesota ask me if I'm getting homesick at all and the response is pretty simple: No. Occasionally at night I'll miss my friends and family, but it's been a beautiful summer and, despite what I've heard about the ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Matt Graham

Bummer: Eco-Soap Store Keeps Nakedness to a Bare Minimum


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"I'd get naked for you if I could," said the skinny-assed soap salesman. "But I can't." I had hoped to rush into Lush (803 NW 23rd Ave.) and find its employees "wearing nothing but aprons reading 'ASK ME WHY I'M NAKED.'” But by 1 pm I was way too late. "We did that earlier," said the other soapy salesperson. AT noon (sharp!) LUSH employees bared all in hopes that its patrons would ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Byron Beck

Nobody Works Anymore: Freaky Friday Edition


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"Man Skin": Okay, so maybe it's time to visit Dad's old aftershave after all. Personally, the jalapeno man-popper makes me hot. "Ceiling Cat": or God. You decide. (Dlisted.com) Forget The Texas goat-sucker: Who doesn't love lil' puppy-wuppies—oh, god... it's the chupacabra! He just wanted the ring back. But what's with the Samurai sword? The "Idol": "Now I've learned my A,B...WTF? ...   More
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 Byron Beck

JUICY SUITS: 'Vicious' Dogs and a Dead Cat


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Neighbor-on-neighbor action makes for some of the ugliest lawsuits. One of the few categories that can top it — dead animals. Wed the two, and you get a lawsuit filed yesterday in Multnomah County Circuit Court: a family suing their neighbor after his dog allegedly mauled their cat. Jose Luis Maldonado has been letting his three "vicious dogs" roam free since he moved into his house ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

OK—What's A "Wilding"?


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Guest Commentary By Alex DeLarge When I viddied these gloopy bratchnies in the gazetta today, your humble narrator just had to guff. Not because they were my droogs. No, my brothers, what surprised me was the weird slovo I'd never slooshied before. The Oregonian: "Portland police looking for suspects in 'wilding'" KGW: "Five people were beaten and robbed by a roaming band of attackers in what ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 COREY PEIN

Who Works Anymore? Bits I Found On the Web Before My Boss Caught Me Goofin' Off


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SPRINGFIELD: Not that Springfield. This Springfield. PHELPS FEVER: The only clip that's really worth watching is here. GUITAR ZERO: His parents should be put in jail. DEAD MAN STANDING: So sweet...or gross. You decide. OREGON IDLE: That American Idol chicklet, Kristy Lee Cook, who says she lives in Selma Oregon, (but if gossip is to be believed really lives in either Nashville or L.A.) ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Byron Beck

Dino-mite! Lil' Beijing Blinger Walks Away with Gold


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OK, so we first featured this way back in WW's 2007 Gimme Guide. But after watching all the drama and over all weirdness coming out China right now, we thought now would be another good time to share this little Bejing blingy thing that is...well..."unique." A repurposed dinosaur doll, this hybrid dino-dragon we got last fall at Cargo (380 NW 13th Ave., 209-8349) features a handmade costume ...   More
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 Byron Beck

PETA to Immigrants: If La Migra Doesn't Get You, America's Fatty Diet Will


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The Spanish-language press is hot with the news that PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is now pulling publicity stunts en Español. ¡Qué lindo! According to the website for the animal-rights group, PETA activists have sent a letter to the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the hopes of striking a deal to buy new ad space at border crossings. The ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

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