Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors Gets a Bafflingly Terrible Trailer

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I have read the book and it is every bit as funny as that trailer.
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WHEN YOU BEGIN HAVING ALREADY JUMPED THE SHARK, WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE?
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I think it might be an ironic reaction to 60's dutch surrealist humor
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Or it's just the product of two people who have been bled completely dry of any "funny" ideas they might have had (although none of which seemed to make it onto their show)
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We're all getting this for Christmas from a relative.
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Uh-oh, do I still get to be an extra on the show?
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I MISS THE DAYS WHEN HE WAS JUST THE WEIRS CHARACTER ACTOR ON SNL AND SHE WAS JUST THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL EX-MEMBER OF SLEATER-KINNEY.
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Oh. I get it. It's not funny. Which means its funny. But I'm not going to laugh because that'd be way too obvious.

Portlandia reminds me of that one Seinfeld where everyone pretends they understand the humor behind a newspaper comic but nobody can explain why, and eventually everyone (including the newspaper's editor) admits it's not funny and they aren't sure why they even printed it in the first place. Portlandia had a few good ideas and would've been cool as web series but holy fuck that 2nd seasons was a piece o shit.
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This makes me uncomfortable in a way that I don't fully understand.
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They made some great content for management consultants needing a icebreaker/7-minute lull break.
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People, lighten up.
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This feels like someone signed a contract to do something, and then saw the product and thought "I'm not going to give 100% because, I'd really like to forget that I saidI'd endorse it...and I spent the money they gave me"
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I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be good, which is clever, see? And that's what passes for Funny among folks like that.
Oh, don't like that, eh? Well, you're probably embarrassed that they've done such a spot on job of parodying what you look like when you're trying to be clever, or something.
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Obviously, this is a parody of local TV commercials. Right down to the strangely-stilted delivery and slightly off-sync gestures. The only quibble I have is that the graphics took too well-produced.
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Not funny, and given the amount of ridiculous nerds and dorks in this town, not to mention yuppies, HOW are you running out of material? Ride Tri Met for a day....Go to a bar in the Pearl...Go to Powells (on a side note why does it suck now?), hell, sit in on a session of City Government. All the non sequitor and comedy you will ever need.
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Yes because people are going to buy this book only because of this one advertisement. You really can't be that fucking stupid can you?

The people who are going to buy this book are the same people who watch the show. There's quite a few of them, quite enough it seems that will buy stuff like books, t-shirts, and all kinds of things.