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Riddles of the Paranormal, with Xanthony O'Harbinger
October 25, 2011 9:37 PM   Subscribe

"Portland, Ore-gone. A city where everyone knows things before you do." Featuring Rainn Wilson, Mayor Sam Adams and those Portlandia folks. Either shilling for the new Colin Meloy book, or just referencing it. IT'S SO IRONIC, WHO CAN TELL?!?! Ahem. YouTube link. Enjoy.
posted by thomsplace (36 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
i just sent this to my Portland friends who don't realize that Ann Arbor is so much better and not so, ah, paranormal!
posted by HuronBob at 9:45 PM on October 25, 2011


I am happy for Portland for getting together with all its friends to do a thing.
posted by The Whelk at 9:48 PM on October 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


Well, a man and his daughter did live in Forest Park undetected for four years...
posted by janerica at 9:49 PM on October 25, 2011


i just sent this to my Portland friends who don't realize that Ann Arbor is so much better and not so, ah, paranormal!

You hear that people? Move to Ann Arbor! It's better than Portland. Go there, not here. No, really, I insist. Don't move here.

/sarcasm... or not?
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:00 PM on October 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


oh, damn...

no, portland is better...much better... go there... please...
posted by HuronBob at 10:04 PM on October 25, 2011


Also, props on that video for wearing a Florida Room t-shirt. I love that insanely smoky hipster bar.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:05 PM on October 25, 2011


Mary's Club? Cooler if the shirt had been El Grillo.
someone is bound to get this
posted by special agent conrad uno at 10:17 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


As a Portlander, how did I not know about this video until now?
posted by vverse23 at 10:18 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


According to isitold.com, this is indeed Old. Of course, that means the first tweet was 14 days ago.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:22 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Huh, like comedy without the humor. Or laughter. Or even a slight smile.

Don't get me wrong, this isn't offensive (that'd at least be something to talk about) it's just lame. Especially since I can now look forward to all my friends from back east emailing this to me, and all my Portland friends referencing lines from it for the next few days (it would be weeks, but the attention span around here shortens as the rains begin... thank god hidden peoples of the secret doughnut forest.)
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:23 PM on October 25, 2011


special agent conrad uno: Mary's Club? Cooler if the shirt had been El Grillo.

Ahhhh, but what if it included a Saucebox?

posted by Greg_Ace at 10:26 PM on October 25, 2011


IT'S SO IRONIC, WHO CAN TELL?!?!

I can - and it's not so much ironic as faintly silly.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:34 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah but teenagers didn't go to Saucebox just to use the restroom. I can't tell you how many high school burritos I ate at El Grillo just so I could take a piss there too.
posted by special agent conrad uno at 10:35 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't tell you how many high school burritos I ate

Why not? Could it be...a riddle of the paranormal???
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:47 PM on October 25, 2011


It's not particularly entertaining. Kind of like Portland. Don't move here. Errr, there.

Don't move to Portland. I hear Ann Arbor is nice.
posted by LoudMusic at 10:49 PM on October 25, 2011


I started out smiling, but that smile gradually grew stale as a week-old Voodoo Donut while I sat there waiting for the sketch to get...you know, funny.

This is my experience of Portlandia in a nutshell.
posted by ottereroticist at 10:51 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


I found some laugh-out-loud moments, but like anything actor/ham/egotist Rainn Wilson is in, it would have been better with less Rainn Wilson.
posted by thedaniel at 10:53 PM on October 25, 2011


Saucebox? El Grillo? Feh. Give me Vern's or the Triple Nickle.
posted by msalt at 10:56 PM on October 25, 2011


"Portland is where young people go to retire."

I will never tire of that joke, Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein.
posted by bardic at 10:58 PM on October 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


I don't know why my fellow Portlanders are being so xenophobic. All of you are welcome here as far as I'm concerned.
posted by chrchr at 11:04 PM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Church of the Bloody Mary at the Florida Room is a thing of beauty.

Sam Adams would totally win re-election if he'd campaign in a toque like that more.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:06 PM on October 25, 2011


I'm sorry, did you say Triple Nipple?
posted by bstreep at 11:10 PM on October 25, 2011


I say! GET THAT MAN TO AN ISAAC ASIMOV BIOPIC, STAT!
posted by gern at 11:22 PM on October 25, 2011


Just for reference, folks: Ore ree gunn
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:36 PM on October 25, 2011


Right. I stopped watching when he said "Or i Gahn". Not funny.
posted by Cranberry at 11:40 PM on October 25, 2011


"All these worlds are yours, except south of Tigard. Attempt no Landing there"
posted by madajb at 11:53 PM on October 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Really guys, we still remember Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, and it was still a hell of a lot more entertaining.
posted by xil at 12:23 AM on October 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


This just reminded me that I don't know where I can watch full episodes of Portlandia online. Thanks a lot, man.
posted by orme at 4:05 AM on October 26, 2011


FLUORIDE
posted by slow graffiti at 6:57 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


This video is an excellent test to separate those who have a sense of humor from those who live in Portland.
posted by Eideteker at 7:13 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


>not living in astoria

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posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 7:27 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


All of you are welcome here as far as I'm concerned.

BRING JOBS. We're okay on beer.
posted by cortex at 8:34 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow that was just tedious and so desperately wanted to be Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
posted by TheDonF at 9:10 AM on October 26, 2011


The dream of the nineties is alive in Portland.....


And yes, Ann Arbor is a liberal utopia, if only they would get rid of those fucking annoying football games i would want to live there.
posted by handbanana at 9:56 AM on October 26, 2011


This only makes me want to move to Portland even more so. I think everyone I know has relocated there. I'm not even joking.
posted by polywomp at 11:20 AM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


"BRING JOBS."

Sorry to inform you, but he's dead.
posted by Eideteker at 11:34 AM on October 26, 2011


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