December 14th, 2009

Arrested Development question

Edit: Never mind. I should have Googled better. It's Ethel Merman doing "Rose's Turn" from Gypsy. But bring the quotes, anyway.

I'm sure this will bring a slew of everyone's favorite quotes, but I love that, anyway. However, I have an Arrested Development-themed question:

Does anybody know the song that Buster is singing in the last (or second-to-last) episode of Season 2? (Lucille also sings it in Season 1) It's the one where Lucille is gone and Buster drinks her box wine, thinking it's a giant juice box. He gets loaded and is singing along to a song that sounds like Ethel Merman ("Mama's got a____, Mama's blah blah blah" I don't know what the hell the words are. Sorry). I did an Itunes search of Ethel Merman songs with "mama" in the title, but didn't find it.

Therefore, I turn to you, O great DPers, fans of AD, and/or Showtunes: What is this song?

"I don't want no part of your tight-ass country club, ya freak bitch!"


"House shoes"

Any recommendations on where to get a good, yet affordable pair of men's slippers? The SO would like them to have sturdy soles since he occasionally prefers to wear them out and about as opposed to normal shoes. Style is less important.

*Edit: Ended up getting a pair at Freddie's that were perfect. And to top it off, they were buy one get one free so I got a pair for myself too!

Buy my stuff!

Posted to CL, but thought I'd run it by DP as well. Landlord lost her job and has to sell the house I'm in, so it's time to lighten the load... CL ad is here. Two bookcases, a large executive desk, a computer chair, a TV, and a Wii plus games.

I also have a box full of miscellaneous tools, duplicates of stuff I already have, mainly. A couple of ratchets, a motley assortment of sockets, two oil filter wrenches, a couple of hacksaws, a speed handle, a tire iron, and the like. Free to whoever wants it provided you take *all* of it. (Fits in one large box.)

Actually, given the speed with which this has worked, another one: As a consequence of the aforementioned rental scenario, I need a place for me and my dog to stay for the next six months or so. If anyone has a room they're looking to rent out or knows of an opening in a dog-friendly, non-sketchy apartment complex in town, please ping me here...
  • kengwen

(no subject)

Hi all,
I'm supposed to meet a friend at a dance studio after an event being held this afternoon. She told me the name and I was going to google it, but I neglected to write the name down and now what I remember (i think it has the word light and/or the word body in it?) isn't enough. It's in close-in SE, she said it was pretty close to that crazy Sandy/Burnside intersection, and that it was on the second floor of a building that also has mental health counseling offices. She also said it was near some school with tennis courts - I'm guesing Benson Polytechnic/Buckman fields, based on my googline? I know she participates in ecstatic dance (though I'm not exactly sure what that is). It is not a strip club. Anybody have an idea what the name of this studio might be?
(Next time, yes, I will try to write the name down, apparently my short term memory is a little lacking...)

ETA: so, I had both the words wrong, it was Opening to Life studio, on NE 12th between Flanders and Glisan, right across the street from the Buckman tennis courts, and it was not an ecstatic dance class (though my friend does do that, whatever it is) but an authentic movement class (again, whatever that is).
Thanks for all the help!
  • xtricks

Spend money not in Starbucks!

Charity worth a Portlander's time

They're going through some sort of financial issue and need a big chunk of change by mid-January. I've seen several of the films they've put up and the've really added to the availibility of interesting things to do in Portland.

So, if you've got a few extra bucks, they're a worthwhile place to plunk 'em down. And, if you've got film geeks in your holiday gift giving list … here are some bennies.

We’re also offering some special offers for donating this year:
• Donate $25 by December 31, 2009 and receive a complimentary invite for you and a guest to our Academy Awards nomination breakfast on the morning of February 2, 2010 at the Hollywood Theatre. A light breakfast will be served and early-bird, discounted VIP tickets to our Oscar® Night America party in March will be made available exclusively for Hollywood Theatre supporters.
• Purchase a Supporting Actor level membership or above by December 31st and receive a free Hollywood Theatre ornament commemorating the Theatre’s 80th birthday.

Save the Date for Oscar Night America 2010 at the Hollywood Theatre!

Film Action Oregon will roll out the red carpet on March 7, 2010 to host the only Oscar® Night event sanctioned by the Academy in the state of Oregon. Gather with other film lovers to watch the Annual Academy Awards on the big screen, celebrating with the stars while sampling dishes from some of the best restaurants in Portland. This year’s honorary chair is rock star Art Alexakis of the band Everclear. More information about Oscar® Night America will be available soon at
making music to take drugs to

Tuesday! An all-Christmas Special Edition of Jeremy's Cleverly Titled British TeeVee Night at the Lo

Don't forget, kiddies! Jeremy's Cleverly Titled British TeeVee Night at the Low Brow is going on tomorrow, this Tuesday, 12/15!

starts during happy hour at 6pm. Goes until everybody leaves at 9:30 ish or so.

Plenty of great stuff as usual. If you have anything you'd like to show, bring it on dvd or burn it to dvdr. The more we have, the better.

Facebook event link

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: the Low Brow Lounge - NW 10th & Hoyt
Street: 1036 NW Hoyt St
City/Town: Portland, OR

All are invited. Free amusing raffle prizes, too!

Damn Rideshare redux

Greetings fellow damned ones,

My boyfriend and I are am looking to procure a ride up north to Mt Vernon WA (about 90 miles south of Vancouver BC) on the 18th after, the 19th of this month. Ride back we're I'm less concerned about.

Is anyone headed up that way on that day, have extra seats, and want some extra gas money?

Skateboarding IS a crime?

I saw a sign at PSU today, imprinted in the bricks, in that square with the Pizzacato and the streetcar station, that basically said "No skareboarding. Violators will be prosecuted."

I didn't even know they made skateboarding a crime in Portland! Have they, or is this just scare tactics?
someday b/w

Game Night THIS Wednesday

It's that time! Third Wednesday, see you there!

GameNightPDX is a singles mingler type of group. We meet on the first and third Wednesday each month from 7 to 10pm + for mingling over great beer and board games. OK, it really tends to be more about card games, but it is great nonetheless.

928 SE 9th Ave
(just off belmont)

Edit: Check us out on twitter!

Check out The Green Dragons website, they have a full bar, a great menu and a TON of beers, so many they can't keep them updated on the website!

here is the Face Book invite :