September 21st, 2008

parnassus

Camera Sneakage

Okay, so how difficult is it to get a camera into the Crystal Ballroom? Site says professional cameras not allowed but it varies by show...so how am I supposed to plan? Dagnabbit. I guess I can send my man back to the car if we have to.

That is all. Yes, I am seeing Nick Cave tomorrow, the day after my 25th birthday. Which means - today is my birthday. Go, me!

Anyway, yeah. I'm just wondering, since I've never gone to a show there, if I should even try to bring my camera.
dont care

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New in town. Not willing to compromise on my music, so if it means having to go alone, that's okay. Ideally I'd like a buddy up with someone to go to the Cold War Kids on the 27th,  Santogold on Oct 5th, Anberlin on Oct 12 and Ludo on Nov 9. Anyone interested?

bicycle?

This is somewhat of a strange request but I was hoping someone might have a bicycle my friend could borrow while she's visiting me next week. I could even leave some kind of collateral. Oh, it would be awesome if it was a road bike because that's what she's used to, but anything would work. She'd probably need a frame between 49cm and 53cm.
foo goo! foo goo!

The mother of all fraud

THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED!!

Have a look at these gems:

http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5311

"Sec. 6. Maximum Amount of Authorized Purchases.

The Secretary's authority to purchase mortgage-related assets under this Act shall be limited to $700,000,000,000 outstanding at any one time"

"Sec. 8. Review.

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."


"Sec. 10. Increase in Statutory Limit on the Public Debt.

Subsection (b) of section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof $11,315,000,000,000."
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Is there a mathematician in the house?

I just got a bee in my bonnet today for some reason about the following question:

What is the common name for the four-dimensional equivalent of a sphere?

Through the practice of Google-Fu, I found "4-sphere" (or N-sphere if you don't want to be locked into four dimensions) and "hypersphere" (for anything over 2 dimensions, apparently), but it seems to me that there must be some other name. Something that you might find in a sci-fi novel, or with latin roots or something.

I was thinking that maybe it was a Klein Bottle, but that's more analagous to a mobius strip. Nothing about all points on the surface being equidistant from a single point.

Anyway, I think I've used up my nerd quotient, so I'll stop here, but if anyone has a cool name they can suggest, that'd be cool.
damntheman

bombilla?

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if y'all might know where I might find a bombilla here in portland- for those who don't know, it's a metal straw with a strainer on one end used when drinking yerba (mate). You can see a photo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_(beverage) Doesn't need to be fancy at all, or authentically Argentine, just functional.

Edit: Thanks guys! You are always super-helpful. I should have figured that the myriad tea houses around might carry them, but I forget they exist- coming from a town with none and definitely no place to buy south american goods.

(no subject)

Howdy. Got a question for my fellow Portlanders. I have a (nearly) 10 month old daughter, and I would really like to go out with out her and my husband and have a beer and maybe a game of pool. I don't wanna get drunk, and I have no plans to bring her into the Triple Nickel or some place similar. I'm a little sketchy about bringing her into even a non-smoking bar (babies and bars don't really mesh, I guess). So, does anyone know of any family-friendly type place with beer and pool or salt-board type games?
nautilus

costumeee.

Hi internet strangers!

This is what I am being for halloween:


Sooo...do you know where I can obtain a white jumpsuit or a white pair of footie pajamas? Preferably not skintight, as I do not really want to be sexy Max. Also, I can fit into children's clothing, size 14 and up in girls and 12 and up in boys.

I may resort to making one, especially as this will be a costume I will want to wear every day for the rest of my life.
new, stephen h

some links

for a great commentary video from ABC news on why mccain’s age should be an issue, check out this link: “populism is always pandering, and pandering is always the reverse of leadership.”

also, here's the NYTimes on how the mccain campaign needs palin handled with kid gloves - QUOTE: “McCain advisers said they were only somewhat concerned about Ms. Palin’s debating skills compared with those of Mr. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate, or about his chances of tripping her up. Instead, they say, they wanted Ms. Palin to have opportunities to present Mr. McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.” … so, in other words, she needs to be able to stick to her script, rather than replying to follow-up questions like in a normal conversation/debate. wow.

and, here's the inspired graphic i threw together a little bit ago... 

McSenile Puppet 08
Lolita: pic#65460477

What was that?

Sunday night, Industrial East Side, esplanade entrance under I-5 at the end of Salmon. There was a neo-hippie-pagan homeless party of some kind happening. Is this a regular thing or just a random fall evening in Portland?