December 11th, 2005

motherfucker doom! ...in seattle

question:
is anyone going to either of the mf doom shows in seattle on monday or tuesday, the 12th and 13th of december respectively? and if you're not going, you should. he wears a mask.

my friend banky and i just moved to portland a few days ago from floryduh and we don't have a car. we also don't know anyone. we would like to know you. and your car. we'll pitch in for gaseydoo if you have room for two, there and back-like.

we're both 20 years old at the moment. we like board games, ghost world, the flying circus, brian eno, and more, more, more.

tickets still appear to be available for both days, get them here. $18.

good luck, and thank you, please.

comment or email me at threatnewsman@yahoo.com.

Outrageous Audio

So I'm friggin desperate here..

Im sure many of you have seen the commercial for "Outrageous Audio" on late night tv.. the one with the guy screaming at the top of his lungs..

Im settling a bet with a friend and I NEED to know what it is he says that they repeat 3 times.. its driving us crazy. I know you night owls can solve this mystery, Im counting on you! Thanks :D:D:D
portal

(no subject)

i don't normally put this kind of shite out on a public space but for you philanthropic folk out there that have the ability to throw out goodwill..

a local gresham fellow and family during the holiday season could use some help (linke from my lj page).

if anything just add them to your thoughts and hope for the best. there's lots of grief in the world, this one just happens to be someone i know.

~cheers
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snowman!
  • emre

Since it's that time of the year again...PC greetings!

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...and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only "America" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

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nature

Beach House?

Hey, I'm looking to rent a beach house either the weekend of May 6th or the weekend of May 13th. Anyone own one, and/or have a good experience renting one? I'm not terribly picky, but here's what I was thinking I would like:

1) Somewhere we can have bonfires
2) Somewhere with good surf (Pacific City?)
3) Somewhere reasonably close to Portland
4) Somewhere with a hot tub
5) Someplace that's cool with us having (an adult) party there (A bunch of 30-somethings celebrating the end of grad school, with their families and friends)

Any recommendations would be AWESOME!!

Thank you!!!
coffee?
  • redplum

Scary Christmas

So I'm not actually a pagan of any stripe, but I like my Yule old-school and Grimm-stylee. Which means I take late December as an opportunity to break out my own version of yule cheer: a big scotch pine, mistletoe, the Tiger Lillies / Edward Gorey album, Nightmare Before Christmas, and (ever-more) liberal doses of gin and spiced wine.

Still, since I gave up the glow-in-the-dark bats with little red bows on their heads some years ago, I've felt that something is missing from my Christmas. Happily, iTunes has just helpfully reminded me what it is.

Here's where you come in. After I finish making it, who or what goes in my gingerbread coffin?
boxing

Shopping Advice

1. Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a top quality photo framer? I have a piece that I love, and is quite an investment, and am looking for the best possible place to have it framed. More concerned with quality than cost.

2. Any recommendations for places that sell obscure gym equipment? I'm looking specifically for kettleballs/kettlebells and olympic lift bumper plates. Tried the usual GI Joe's and Northwest Excersize Equipment with no luck. I can find them online, but as you can imagine, shipping costs are brutal and I'd rather buy locally.

3. Recommendations for a Feed and Tack store that sells horse stall mats. Yes, I've tried google, but all the tack stores are very spread out (McMinnville, etc) and I thought I'd see if anyone here knows off the top of their head before I spend a day driving around the countryside.

Thanks in advance, guys!
Dr. Killinger.  Dr. Henry Killinger.

more on Dallas

I'll give Dallas credit-- they can scare the living crap out of you. I went on the Titan at Six Flags over Dallas last night, it was 30 degrees out, but they leave the park open for families and stuff. The Titan has a 255-foot drop, it's the 6th tallest coaster in the world. WOW. I nearly crapped my pants. Has anyone ever been on a higher one...? There are some biggies in Japan, and a bigger one in Atlanta, GA apparently...
Destiny

Loveland, anyone?

Anyone going to the Loveland tonight? Or going to be in the general vicinity of the place? ... Anyone wanna give me a ride to the Loveland?

I'm so unfamiliar with the buses I'd have to take and I don't want to get lost after dark. I can give you three dollars for gas money... (Lame, I know, but that's all I have left after buying the concert ticket.)
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Mad Hatter
  • lefemme

Traffic woes

Every day I hear of the traffic problems of Portland and surrounding areas, and it's only destined to get worse with the influx of new out-of-staters every day.

Now why can't we get ODOT to post the truth on OUR highway reader boards like this?

SEE HERE
frog
  • the23

t-mobile question

i have had a few calls recently where instead of being able to see the number of the person calling me or the standard private number message, instead all i see on screen is "call" and then when i answer there is no reply. anyone know what is going on?
Sadness

You move away for a few months and then...

I moved to Portland about six months ago, and in addition to missing my family, and having difficulty finding new friends here, my sister just called me today to tell me that they had to put our family dog to sleep. I'd heard she'd been acting a little funky the last few months, and they took her into the vet because of some behavioral problems, then BAM!... she's got cancer and they want to put her down. In one day, the dog that's been a part of our lives for the last decade is gone. I wasn't even there to say goodbye. I know it seems silly to get so wrapped up in a pet, but damnit...

I'm one seriously bumming DP... I'm sure there's some empathy out there. To all of you who have ever loved and lost a cherished pet, I'm with you.
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bani

nothing to do?

hey all. i'm a long time reader, first time poster here in damnportlanders.

well i've lived in this area my whole life, and surprisingly enough, i haven't really explored the finer points of portland. i'm just looking for things to do, like fun stores to shop at, or cool places to go that don't cost an arm and a leg.

also, i'm looking for things that are fun for one :( my boyfriend's out of town for a week, and i am finding that i have a severe lack of things to do. so, if anyone has any suggestions of some fun stuff to do for a day in portland, please let me know.

sorry this is so vague. if it helps, i'm interested in: art galleries, studios, small restaurants, little thrift shops, music stores, etc.

i've been around quite a bit, and am just looking for new places to go. pretty much anywhere beyond 13th on the east side is free roam, as i usually hang out west of the river. hehehehh...

also if anyone wants to hang out, i'm here. 19 years old, female. no murderes or rapists please! thanks.

PS. anyone want to go to andy & bax with me? i've been meaning to go for the longest time. looking for christmas presents, you know. :D
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ND
  • gregoe

the Gap?

I'm coming back from college for Xmas and see that a group I really want to see is playing the Buffalo Gap on Friday... is their "Attic" all-ages or am i SOL?  Any input would be great.  Thanks!
Destiny

Slaw?

So, I got to the Loveland Theater just fine, thank you to the person who offered me a ride. I got one.

BUT, that is not my question.

I saw a lovely band there, Slaw. I had to get out of the theater in a rush and didn't have time to stop the lead singer and ask him if they had a website or at least a Myspace profile, but for some reason, I did have time to pinch his cheek on the way down the stairs...

SO, has anyone else heard of them? Do you know how I can find out when and where their next shows are? I think they kicked ass.

Again, Slaw. I must find them.
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