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Comment Archives: stories: Feature: Back To School

Re: “How to... CALL BULLSHIT

@John Orendt - Unfortunately Yes. http://www.amazon.com/Heuristics-Biases-Psychology-Intuitive-Judgment/dp/0521796792 may help.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MKY on 09/16/2012 at 3:01 AM

Re: “The Portland Mercury Back to School Guide Presents...THE PERFECT STUDENT

There's an important piece of info you forgot to impart to this year 's crop of college students: as you learn to navigate Portland's bars, restaurants and coffee shops, DON'T FORGET TO TIP your bartender, server or barista. College students are notoriously bad tippers and yeah, I know you're broke, but if you can afford to go out you can afford to tip. Leave a 15% (or higher) tip
and you'll be viewed as an adorable, potentially date-able welcome newcomer. Put the quarter back in your pocket and the staff at that bar you worked so hard to get into will see you as a snot-nosed brat, pour you the shortest shots imaginable and look for any excuse to kick your ass out.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by harmonyrocket on 09/15/2012 at 3:20 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury Back to School Guide Presents...THE PERFECT STUDENT

Nice try, Portland Mercury. Your cover photograph showing a grim-faced duo performing an apparent dental X-ray with an adjustable-arm lamp is a transparent attempt to convince us subconsciously to accept the fluoridation of Portland's water supply. Too bad, I'm going to sign the anti-Leonardizing petition anyway. And then go buy myself a rockin' bow tie.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Todd Mecklem on 09/13/2012 at 7:32 PM

Re: “How to... SMOKE DRUGS

not to defend 'bath salts', but the florida face-eater's toxicology test results showed that the only thing in that backward-ass-fuck's system was marijuana.....

so, be warned:
it's your pothead roommate that might strip naked and slurp/chew your eyeballs out while you're trying to suss out the difference between epistemology & ontology, not your sketchy neighbor who snorts bath salts.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by human in training on 09/13/2012 at 12:05 PM

Re: “How to... BE ENTERTAINED (FOR CHEAP)

"But if you can't handle seeing a fully erect nutria gnaw its way out of a bloated human corpse, maybe it's time you grow up, you whiny little baby."

A+++

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Melogna on 09/13/2012 at 7:34 AM

Re: “How to... GET SOME ALL-AGES ACTION!

And house shows. Don't forget house shows! pc-pdx.com!!!

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Posted by Laura Blum on 09/12/2012 at 10:11 PM

Re: “How to... CALL BULLSHIT

I call bullshit on the term "political correctness." It has been used so extensively by obvious bigots as an excuse to spread unreason that it no longer belongs in a rational person's mouth.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by xauen on 09/12/2012 at 6:55 PM

Re: “The Perfect Student Guide to... COOKING!

My body needs vitamins? Oh, be serious....

Posted by David Rice on 09/12/2012 at 5:58 PM

Re: “How to... CALL BULLSHIT

People are inherently irrational? Really?

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by John Orendt on 09/12/2012 at 5:28 PM

Re: “How to... DRINK! DRINK! DRINK!

Have a problem with Hamm's do you?! You can't see but I'm shaking my fist angrily.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Turnell on 09/12/2012 at 2:49 PM

Re: “How to... CALL BULLSHIT

I am of the opinion that we can "respect the sensitivities of others" and challenge their beliefs and assumptions. Disrespectful discourse does not necessarily follow from disagreement. People are inherently irrational and their perceptions of how they are treated affects their openness to accept new beliefs. That doesn't make it okay, but that is a reality the pragmatic communicator must accept. Making people defensive automatically causes them to restrict themselves to their worldview so as to come up with arguments to defend it. As such, discourse that carries a tone more similar to discussion is more likely to sway people than discourse that carries a tone similar to debate.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lucia Liz Guatney on 09/12/2012 at 2:35 PM

Re: “How to... CALL BULLSHIT

Pete is a great professor. I've taken two classes with him now.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Christianizcool on 09/12/2012 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

Welder! Because I'm best suited for a job that will keep my face covered at all times... (ouch, Mercury.)

Posted by Tulip on 10/03/2011 at 5:59 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

Middle Management, yes!

Posted by Spindles on 10/02/2011 at 12:02 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

Astronaut/cowboy/fireman.

But the test was stupid and poorly thought out. Many of the questions i simply didn't answer b/c they didn't apply to me at all. The Merc. should've had ME create a test survey for them.

Posted by DamosA on 10/01/2011 at 7:30 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

I got VCR Repairman... This quiz made absolutely no sense, but it made me laugh so I say job well done.

Posted by Imani on 10/01/2011 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Back to School Career Profile: Hipster Coke Dealer

What a fucking loser. At least he is only providing to other whitebread entitled idiots. Thats reassuring

Posted by The Showstopper on 10/01/2011 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Back to School Career Profile: Hipster Coke Dealer

More great press for the PNCA career services department!

Posted by Chris Freeman on 09/30/2011 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

Cark Shark.

I suck at poker. Go figure.

Posted by douchey on 09/30/2011 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Portland Mercury's Career Counseling Center

Is everyone getting Barista? Is that the only outcome? It would make sense since the questions didn't. Anyway, that's what I got. What'd you get?

Posted by volcano on 09/30/2011 at 8:33 AM

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