March 25th, 2008

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Which one of you did this?

Craigslist hoax victim gets some belongings back.

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. -- Police say belongings removed from a Southern Oregon man's property have begun slowly reappearing at his home, a day after a pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost Robert Salisbury much of what he owned.

The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.

But the ads were a hoax. Robert Salisbury had no plans to leave.
I loved the part where some looters waved a printed out copy of the CL ad at him like it was a legal document. Ppl ees so stoopid.
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Catalogs?

 I would love to start getting some catalogs to browse while at work, since it's too busy to be online (on a break at the moment), but I'd love things to flip through - like catalogs! So, would you please let me know your favorite catalogs, and what they are for? I'm most interested in kitchen, cooking, home items, but any old catalogs might spark my interest. Email addresses and/or phone numbers where I can write/call to get the catalogs would be a plus. Portland related catalogs would be even more of a plus! I want to shop! :)

Thanks so much!
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fairy dust

Leasing position still available

My company is looking for a full-time Leasing Agent- preferably with some exposure to leasing or other property/real estate related work. An outgoing personality is a *definite* plus, computer experience (mostly MS Office and internet) required. Vehicle and insurance is required- so is knowledge of the Portland area/neighborhoods. The workweek is Tues-Sat, starting pay is $10-$12/hr DOE with mileage reimbursement. We are a small company that specializes in single family homes/smaller plexes. This position is entry-level, but there is definitely growth opportunities within the company.

If interested, please visit the CL link to reply:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mar/608266610.html

Thank you!
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Who here has been Rick-Rolled?

:)

If you're knowledgeable about this phenomenon, you might want to check out this article where Rick Astley talks about his song becoming a world wide joke.

Personally, I think one should embrace this form of exposure. How can it possibly hurt your career if people are talking about you? You might as well try and get a laugh out of what you do instead of threatening each and every person with DMCA takedown notices.

Lordy.

Fore those that don't know ... well, google it. :-D
monkey

Cooking with the seasons...

After watching a great episode of Last Restaurant Standing (BBC America channel) I was inspired to start trying to cook a few more meals using in-season produce. I found this guide to seasonal produce and thought it looked like a cool starting point. It's for the Puget Sound area but I'll bet most of it applies to Oregon.

Anyone know of some good Oregon-specific seasonal produce guides?
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rock out

video for you to enjoy

my friend has a band called LIVEJOURNAL that is him reading hilarious journal entries he's found, while playing guitar. the result is AWESOME. this is kind of dark but you can see the little white dot (that's the apple logo) and kind of make out him playing guitar on the left. the kid on the right is (I think) really high and is either dancing or blowing into a nalgene bottle to make noise in this video. I recorded this in my friend's basement which explains why the quality kind of sucks but I still think it's PURE AWESOME.

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Definition of liberal and conservative.

These terms have been thrown around rather freely the past 26 plus years and I thought I'd take the actual definition and share it with people because I believe that people don't really know what it means anymore and it's more rhetoric (oh weak rhetoric, how little you change the world... and yes I'm being ironic), than an actual understanding of the definitions.  Basically I'm testing that belief by this post because I want people to comment with their thoughts and whether the definitions align with what they believe and who they are or WHERE on the sliding scale of gray they may be sitting.

Liberal:

a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.

b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
d. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.

So, basically liberal is not limited to traditional means of doing things, dogmas, or bigotry and favors proposals for reform or new ideas for progress as well as being tolerant of the ideas of others.  So that sounds LIke I am VERY much a liberal.  Let's check the conservative definition.

Conservative:

1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
4.
a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
5. Conservative Of or belonging to the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural 

So basically opposing change, traditional and very moderate/cautious.

This is definitely not me (big surprise, right?).  I believe in risk.  I believe in changing things that are broken and if one idea doesn't work, trying new ideas instead of saying "i can't" and complaining.  I think some traditional things are good, for example manners and a polite society.  then again, a little friction helps the world go round too because most people have good ideas or bits of them and when you take all those little good bits and combine them you can get one big good idea.

I'm amused because, by this definition, Washington was not a conservative.  Lincoln was not a conservative.  Jefferson was not a conservative.  These were all people looking for RADICAL change for what they thought was just and right.

So if a person is conservative, does this mean they have no issue with the corruption that is in our government both republican and democrat?  Does this mean they support the current war and wish it to continue?  Does this mean that they support the economic policies that have put us into extreme debt and wish that to continue?  

I'm interested in hearing honest comments, not polarized bs but actual conversation.  I know I have a leaning but I AM interested in other points of view and attempting to understand them to some extent.  That is one of the defintions of liberal after all... tolerant of other beliefs.

Based on the above definitions, where did you place yourself before I listed this out.  Has that changed and if so where do you place yourself now?  I'm fully aware there are shades of gray so please don't feel that you'd need to be boxed in on ones side or the other.  If you're in the middle, please feel free to ramble about it, but keep it in the context of the above definitions only.  i'm mostly interested if the use of the above definitions have caused some people to change where they label themselves on the sliding scale.

The next question I have is do you think these definitions are accurate? 

JFK defined what liberal meant to him.  I find it ironic that he stated, even then, that democrats cared about budgetting and spending and yet that is a supposed republican issue.  I've noticed that democrats are MUCH more responsible with money than Republicans have been.  I'm still amazed when I hear "tax and spend" because democrats do more for balancing the budget than republicans do.  Anyway, his thoughts on liberalism below and more under the link.

A Liberal Definition by John F. Kennedy:

Acceptance Speech of the New York
Liberal Party Nomination

September 14, 1960

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."

Continued under this link here:  http://www.liberalparty.org/JFKLPAcceptance.html

 
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I'm hungry...

any recommendations for the best seaweed salad in town?


I'm quite disappointed by Mio's excuse for a seaweed salad
[it should be more like cucumbers with a slight drizzle of seaweed]

Call to Artists and Performers!

Toys make everyone happy, they rekindle the experiences of our childhood.
What is your artwork that is related to toys?
Toy Art can be anything toy themed. Bicycles, puppets, sculpture, pinatas, dolls, games, fashion, robots, and more encouraged.
This show is also in search of toy related talent to preform.( Hula hoopers, fire, jugglers, klowns, puppets...)

www.flickr.com/groups/toyartshow2008/

* We welcome a variety of medium (photography, digital, illustration, collage, mix media, painting. sculpture...) There are no restrictions on size.

* Submissions should be uploaded digitally through flickr: www.flickr.com
* Up to 5 images will be considered for the exhibition. Images must be in jpeg format. Posted to the Toy Art Show 2008 on flickr.
* No Entry Fee Required! (But if the piece sells during the show a small percentage will go to the venue)

* The deadline for Submissions is Sunday May 11th, I understand that being creativity and procrastination go hand in hand sometimes so if you have an idea that you plan on getting done by the show June 6th let me know, and I may be able to hold a spot for you.

* The Show is June 6th @ Watershed please come celebrate toys with us!

STEPS FOR SUBMISSION:
1. Join the Toy Art Show 2008 group: www.flickr.com/groups/toyartshow2008/
2. To add a photo to the group, select the photo in your account you will see options for adding the photo to the group directly above the photo.
3. Please DO NOT submit more than 5 images.
4. We will be contacting you through your flickr mail account, so please check that account.
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Ok, so my previous post was a tiny prank ... ha ha ha. We all had a good laugh and it's time for forgiveness; right? RIGHT?

Anyway, the above video is probably the scariest thing that I have ever seen. (And no, it is not one of the scare-halfway-through-the-video-omg-there-is-a-scream videos) I watched it very late at night while alone at work - noooooooooo one was around. Seriously, it was freaky.

Do you have any scary videos to share? I'd love to top this one.
fat computer man

the new phone books are here! the new phone books are here!

I swear I get new phonebooks on my doorstep like once a month. I don't have a land line and I haven't looked up a phone number in a phone book in years. I hate to think how many trees die so that 20 pounds of garbage in book form can be left on my doorstep and immediately transferred to the recycling bin. STOP LEAVING ME PHONEBOOKS PLZKTHX.

(And is phone book one word or two?)
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Anyone got some furniture and/or random stuff they want to get rid of?

My husband and I are moving from a tiny studio apartment downtown to a HUGE house in NoPo (as previously mentioned here), and we are desperately seeking stuff to fill it with. If you have any of these things (and they're in decent enough condition, not trashy/falling apart or anything), and you will be available on Sunday, March 30th, we will come pick them up!

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...but if you've got something not on this list that you're looking to offload, leave a comment anyway.

Job post, sorry!

Hi there.  I am going to be graduating from PSU in June, and I am hoping to begin my first Grown-Up Job as soon as possible afterward.  I know it's still several months away, but I am afraid of potential unemployment and want to be as prepared as possible.  How early should I begin applying for jobs?  I was thinking of starting in May because applying a month early seems reasonable.  What do you, wise Damn Portlanders, think?

Also, if anyone knows of any places that might be interested in me, I would love the advice.  I will have a BA in sociology, with a minor in psychology.  I have three years of customer service experience, mad computer and research skills, and hundreds of hours of community service experience with nonprofits like March of Dimes.  I am interested in working for nonprofits or the government.  I might also like working for a smaller for-profit business with a creative bent, like an ad agency or something.  Basically, I am going to apply everywhere and see who bites first.  I would like to make at least $12 an hour, but might be able to survive on less.  Ideas?  Contacts?

Thanks, DP!
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Mayo-NO!

At Easter, my family has a few staple brunch items; mimosas with tangerine juice, roasted asparagus, hot cross buns from Helen Bernhard's, and steamed artichokes. Traditionally someone in the family makes the artichokes, but this year a family friend brought them instead. With mayonnaise as the condiment. Bwuh?! My brother and I frantically searched my grandma's fridge for lemon juice and butter so we could enjoy the artichoke-y leaves and hearts of goodness.

Are we out of the loop? Is dipping artichoke in mayo equivalent to dipping fries in ketchup, and we were just none the wiser? Or did someone invite Paula Deen to our family function?

Poll #1160462 Art I. Choke

How do you dip your artichoke?

Lemon juice and butter!
54(47.4%)
Mayonnaise!
41(36.0%)
Something else (in comments)!
19(16.7%)
dream

Bike Accident Question

I hope I describe this correctly.. just trying to help a friend out here...

He was hit on his bike about 2 weeks ago, on NW 18th... he called the police and they wouldn't come even though he was laying on the ground... they said it was "low priority." So he walked himself to the ER, and got the motorist's information.

His insurance is going to replace the bike, but he is concerned about the medical coverage- he is pretty banged up and they are making his AUTO insurance/PIP take care of it.... so, should he talk to a lawyer, or is this common practice? Any recommendations? He is from out of state so this is all really confusing to him too. Thanks !
bat country

Guide me Portlanders

 For any culinary types out there, what is your opinion of the Western Culinary Institute. I'm thinking about applying to the pastry arts program, but I'd heard a few sketchy things about it in the past. Any information would be greatly appreciated.