I have never understood what enjoyment anyone has ever taken from that show
And I even have found joy in the terrible awkwardness of OPB announcers' improvised pleas for contributions during pledge drive season
I attended Lewis and Clark for graduate school. My girlfriend at the time dumped me on speaker phone while I was driving there, on the Fremont Bridge. I burst into tears as I got off at the Terwilliger exit, and sobbed as I circled back over the freeway along the Terwilliger Boulevard overpass. I passed the Market of Choice in waves of panic. I spun through the traffic circle by the law school and took the second exit, this time barely wondering if the undergrad on the sidewalk would decide to cross.
The summer term made it so I didn't have to pay for parking. I told my teacher I couldn't go to class today, and he told me to take care of myself. I went to a part of campus that looks out over Mt Hood and an outdoor swimming pool, near the library. I called every friend I could, and I melted down to my best friend over the phone.
It was there, in that moment, that a tour of prospective students appeared, 10 feet from me, as I choked out a sob of "I just.... wanna... DIEEEEEEE." I was embarrassed for a second, but then I was glad. Lewis and Clark is a great school, with caring faculty and a wonderful library. The woman who works in Teacher Licensing is a magician and a saint. But going there won't protect you from the shitty things in life, no matter what that tour guide tells you.
Once, in elementary school, in the year 1990: I wore a bunch of pins on my denim jacket. This kid on the playground was like WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, RAMBLIN ROD??? I never wore those pins ever again. But secretly I wished that I was Ramblin Rod.
I will really miss your Good Morning, News! So succinct and accessible!
Isn't the governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker? I'd be into recalling Scott Brown though, too.
Thank you Mercury! I was paralyzed in filling out my ballot, this helps my decision.
PS Amanda Fritz is the only person running for office that showed up at an event to save Outdoor School for David Douglas 6th graders, which I appreciated, and reminded me that she goes to events for communities all over Portland all the time.
This is something that has relatively nothing to do with the subject of this article, so not to take away from the recovery or support of Mr. Toubin, but I'd love to know where this image came from?
Because for years I've recognized this as the icon for the t-shirt of the Jim Turbert Fanclub. Jim is a friend of mine who's totally had this image going on for years and years (at least for like 10 years or whatever) and I saw your blog post and I was like "Jim Turbert!" But then I was like "Oh man, something else."
So anyway the point is: people can love a JT, and it won't always be the same JT.
PS Full support to Jonathan Toubin's recovery!
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