Category Archives: Odd

Beard Nets Are A Thing Now

As hipsters enter the food service industry, sales of beard nets are climbing even as sales of razors are falling. Well, what – other than food services – is a hipster with an art history degree going to do? Gotta … Continue reading

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The Latest Hipster Trend

Yeah, the plaid shirts and the beards weren’t enough.  Keep it weird at all costs, guys.

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Finally, A Use For Portland Light Rail

As slow as those two-car “trains” run, you’ll likely have time to finish your business. And hey – you don’t have to waste perfectly potable water by flushing! And with hot weather, you’ll have even more time to finish up. The … Continue reading

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Masterminds?

“Damn it, Otis, don’t put the balloon down in the prison parking lot! How am I, Lex Luthor, the greatest criminal mind, to escape if you put it down in the parking lot?” Relax, it wasn’t a prison-break attempt at … Continue reading

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Is Your Heart Healthy Enough For Sexual Activity?

You’ve reached the age where you know how things work. You can hook up a couple of horses to pull a truck through a mud puddle, and you can fix a printing press. But for your wiener, you need professional … Continue reading

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To Be Honest, Nobody Guessed There’d Be A Sub Base In Idaho

But that’s where the US Navy’s top sub base is located. ARD Bayview sits in Lake Pend Oreille. The US Navy’s submarine bases are some of the most high-security installations in the world, but one of their most important and shadowy … Continue reading

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As If Fords Weren’t Bad Enough

Yeah, hey, top up the oil, will ya? And check the tire pressure and ketchup reservoir, okay? Thanks. Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz issued a joint announcement yesterday, describing a new partnership aimed at producing car parts fromtomatoes. Well, … Continue reading

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Faucets

In the little town of  Whitehall, Montana, a couple of residents have noticed something in their water: gold flakes. Sharon Brown was washing dishes earlier this week when something caught her eye. Her husband, Mark Brown, told KTVM, “She had pulled … Continue reading

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Whizzing And Pasting And Pooping Through The Day

SEATTLE — A quiet morning at the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct was interrupted Sunday when officers found a man burning a paper bag full of his own feces behind the building. The man also pleaded ignorance that it was … Continue reading

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One Born Every Minute

Down there in southern Oregon’s Jackson County, some farmers were raising sugar beets. GMO sugar beets. And as the hippie crowd down there knows, that’s Very Bad, because GMO. So they got up a petition to ban GMO crops in … Continue reading

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