Pixie Project Puts the Spotlight on Pets

Hey everyone, it's puppies! Cute, cute, puppies! Anthropomorphized, sweater-wearing, smack-talking, puppies, filmed and voiced by local Portland talent! What, you want a good cause too? You got it! The Pixie Project is a non-profit animal adoption center and pet supply store (and a 2008 Give!Guide-certified donation-worthy outfit). They've teamed up with local filmmaker Karl Lind of In The ...   More
Monday, April 27, 2009 Megan Brescini

JUICY SUITS: Jasper the 'Vicious' Dalmatian

A Northeast Portland woman is suing after her neighbor's Dalmatian allegedly attacked at a party last summer. According to a lawsuit filed last Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Melinda Piche was invited to a party July 29, 2008, on Northeast 32nd Avenue that was being held at the home of Tracy Taylor. Also attending the party was Jasper, Taylor's Dalmatian. The lawsuit does not ...   More
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Monkey Bite: Salem Attack Under Investigation (Updated)

As the state Legislature moves to outlaw exotic pets, the past weekend brought a reminder of why some lawmakers say a ban is necessary. AP is reporting that police are seeking a man and his pet monkey, after the monkey bit a 6-year-old girl at Salem's Riverfront Park. Salem police have not yet responded to a phone call from WW seeking an update on the case. If they have a name for the owner, ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Save the Whales By Shopping: Buffalo Exchange Dollar Day Whale Benefit

Okay, so some of you have quibbles with sustainable fashion--for what reason, I know not, because fashion can be just as sustainable as any hobby. It's just like hiking, only with fewer plants. In any case, Buffalo Exchange is making the connection between environmentalism and fashion a lot clearer with their Earth Day event. On April 25, all items sold for a dollar at your local Buffalo Exchange ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 Adrienne So

First Came Swine Flu, Now Come the Scams

As if swine flu wasn't scary enough, now Attorney General John Kroger is warning (PDF) about scams inspired by the disease. Kroger's office is encouraging people to be vigilant about screening e-mails from unknown sources and not to follow links to bogus medical sites or sites that pitch defenses against swine flu. "We are trying to warn people before they get burned by these scams, because ...   More
Thursday, April 30, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Bwana Spoons Trading Cards!

In anticipation of Portland artist Bwana Spoons' new book, Welcome to Forest Island (out next month), Top Shelf Productions sent over some trading cards featuring characters from the book. The illustrator and Grass Hut Gallery owner will head out on a summer tour (the "WTF Summer Tour: Now with More Total B.S.") in support of his book, and one of the stops—naturally—will be at Grass Hut ...   More
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Sex with a Pit Bull: We Didn't Want to Go There

I swear, we didn't want to go there. When a Gresham man was arrested last month for allegedly having sex with his pit bull, Rocky, for at least four years and posting videos on the web, we figured it was too gross for even WW to touch. Even after sources in Multnomah County Courthouse brought the case up numerous times, we held the high ground and stayed silent. Our readers didn't deserve ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Is This Hyena Really Laughing?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 HANK STERN


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