Joshua James
From the Jupiter Hotel
800 E Burnside

Being the maintenance guy at a hip, modly decorated rock n' roll hotel like the Jupiter requires a lot of tools. Joshua finds good use for all sorts of stuff--from drills to accessories. Here are his favorites!

-- Black & Decker 14 volt drill: "I can screw anything with this. Like sheet rock, or the pin up girl of the month in my locker."

-- Plumb 16 oz hammer: "I use it to fight the ladies off… and occasionally something work-related."

-- Tool belt: "I'm very, very proud of it. I added some accessories to it todayÉ Got kind of a Han Solo thing going with it. It makes a great showpiece when I show up to a room to fix something."

-- Aviator sunglasses: "You can't go anywhere without those. They complete the role as "the maintenance guy."

-- Ben, the head concierge: "He's kind of a tool."

Mark Pederson
From Dr. Tongue's 3-D House of Collectible Toys
1408 E Burnside

Check out Dr. Tongue's, a quirky little store filled with all sorts of film paraphernalia and DVDs, specializing in horror/sci-fi. Here's Mark's fave flicks.

-- The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964): "If you want to get into technicalities, this is the first monster musical. It is so bad that a lot of people can't get through it. I love it."

-- Orgy of the Dead (1965): "Written by Ed Wood Jr. It's basically a strip-o-rama in a graveyard--trash classic."

-- Kiss Me Quick! (1964): "Like a monster nudie-cutey with really bad jokes. The premise is about a guy who comes from outer space to find women to repopulate his planet."

-- Shock Waves (1977): "The world's best aquatic Nazi zombie movie ever made. Peter Cushing has never looked better."

-- Goodfellas (1990): "Mmm, an average mob movie. Nah, who am I kidding? It's the best film ever made."