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Sunday, April 29th, 2012
2:33 pm - Films watched Jan.-Apr. 2012
Io sono l'amore (I Am Love) (Italy, 2009, Luca Guadagnino)
Romantics Anonymous (France, 2010, Jean-Pierre Améris)
Public Speaking (documentary, USA, 2011, Martin Scorsese)
Urbanized (documentary, USA (?), 2011, Gary Hustwit)
Murder She Said (UK, 1961, George Pollock)
Madame de… (France, 1953, Max Ophuls)
Le Hérisson (The Hedgehog) (France, 2009, Mona Achache)
The Descendants (USA, 2011, Alexander Payne)
The Hangover (USA, 2009, Todd Phillips)
The Women of the Sixth Floor (France, 2010, Philippe Le Guay)
That’s Dancing (documentary, USA, 1985, Jack Haley Jr.)
A Dangerous Method (Canada, 2011, David Cronenberg)
Wilde (UK, 1997, Brian Gilbert)
Bancs publics (Park Benches) (France, 2009, Bruno Podalydes)
French Cancan (France, 1955, Jean Renoir)
the Scoundrel (France, 1997, Edouard Molinaro)
Beginners (USA, 2011, Mike Mills)
Pygmalion (UK, 1938, Anthony Asquith)
Margin Call (USA, J. C. Chandor, 2011)
Words and Music by Jerry Herman (doc., USA, Amber Edwards, 2008)
Midnight in Paris (USA, Woody Allen, 2011)
The Shawshank Redemption (USA, 1994, Frank Darabont)
La Reine des Pommes (France, 2009, Valérie Donzelli)
Ginger and Cinnamon (Italy, 2003, Daniele Luchetti)
Inspector Bellamy (2008, France, Claude Chabrol)
Perceval (France, 1978, Eric Rohmer)

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Sunday, December 25th, 2011
9:12 am - Xmas 2011 at the Mecklem Manse

Xmas 2011 at the Mecklem Manse

And we watched "Eyes Wide Shut" last night. Hey, it's a Christmas movie!

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011
11:28 pm - Typical downtown Portland sidewalk scene

Typical Portland sidewalk scene

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011
3:51 pm - Post-storm flyer mush near 37th & Hawthorne, Portland

Post-storm flyer mush, Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon

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3:38 pm - Creepy toys at "The Needle" resale shop, Portland, Oregon

Creepy toys at "The Needle" resale shop, Portland, Oregon

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Monday, November 14th, 2011
7:37 am - Portlandia

Portlandia, Portland, Oregon

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
10:55 am - Devil mask at a Portland vintage store

Devil mask at a vintage store, Portland, Oregon

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
7:42 pm - Movie theater seats, Portland, Oregon

Movie theater seats, Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
10:51 pm - Sign at Occupy Portland camp, Portland, Oregon

Sign at Occupy Portland camp, Portland, OR, 11/18/11

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10:50 pm - Sign near Occupy Portland camp, Portland, Oregon

Sign near Occupy Portland camp, Portland, OR, 11/18/11

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Saturday, October 15th, 2011
8:34 pm - Larouchites in downtown Portland, Oregon, 10/15/11

Larouchites in downtown Portland, Oregon, 10/15/11

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8:33 pm - Kitchen at Occupy Portland camp (with Pioneer Family statue). Portland, Oregon

Kitchen at Occupy Portland camp (with Pioneer Family statue), Chapman Square, Portland, OR

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8:31 pm - Tiny community garden, Occupy Portland camp, Portland, Oregon

Tiny community garden, Occupy Portland camp, Portland, Oregon

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
4:49 pm - You're only worth $8, Tony...
....SO WHY ARE YOU SMILING??!?

Tony Blair & friends, Dollar Scholar, Portland, Oregon

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4:48 pm - As seen at a vintage store yesterday...
I'm not saying this is creepy or anything. OK, I'll say it.

Creepy doll at a vintage store, Portland, Oregon

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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
7:11 am - Today's Headline

Sarkozy & Cameron visiting Libya. French offer aid to build a grand department store in Tripoli, Brits to train locals to loot effectively.

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Monday, September 12th, 2011
11:13 am - The City of Portland feeling pretty flush?

Last December the City of Portland, Oregon (in the person of city commissioner Randy Leonard, also the Water Bureau head) dedicated a new high-tech public toilet, the "Portland Loo," and handed out souvenir rolls of toilet paper to attendees. Apparently some paper was left over, as I noticed on Friday (9/9/11) that a box containing at least 21 rolls had ended up in a dumpster next to the Vintage Pink resale shop at SE 25th and Hawthorne.

Some of the rolls has some small stains (probably from being in the dumpster), but some appeared pristine. Couldn't they have been donated somewhere? Or recycled? The box still bears a mailing label addressed to Chad Talbot, a Water Bureau employee. A tempest in a toilet bowl, perhaps, but I still thought it seemed like a waste.

Update: three days later, on Monday, some of the rolls appear to have been gleaned, but there are still some in the dumpster; they're likely headed into a landfill soon. And that's the end of my muckraking for today.

"Portland Loo" dedication toilet paper in dumpster, 9/9/11

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Thursday, September 8th, 2011
9:01 pm - Big hair, Portland style

Big hair, Portland style

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Monday, September 5th, 2011
4:24 pm - The Eater PDX blog uses my photo of the Fat Fanny's Funnel Cakes sign...

http://pdx.eater.com/archives/2011/09/05/happy-labor-day.php

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10:59 am
Word is that Gadhafi is in talks to trade one of his secret bank accounts for the city of Molalla, Oregon, henceforth to be known as Moammarolalla.

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