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Headout: Two Rounds

Earth Day vs. Record Store Day.


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It’s a big weekend for the smug and self-congratulatory. Saturday is Record Store Day, a celebration of crass consumerism and the fetishization of impractical and outdated technology. Sunday i   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Chimp Chat

Want to befriend an ape? Learn to speak his language.


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Apes seem like hairier versions of ourselves—playful, inquisitive and quick to throw feces when angered. For decades, we’ve been dressing them as bellhops, teaching them to ride tricycles an   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Harelujah!

Let’s remember the true meaning of Easter.


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There is a war on Easter. Sure, I could try to sugarcoat it—to disguise the truth in shiny tinfoil—but the truth is that Obama and his fellow socialists want everyone to think this is a holida   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 AARON MESH

Headout: Potty Party

Is Vancouver ready for Gender-Neutral Bathroom Week?


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If Ally McBeal taught us anything, it’s that unisex public restrooms would not lead to total social degradation, but rather to zany plot twists and dance numbers. Yet for all of our societal p   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Headout: Puddin’ Slam

Ladies rassle in white goop: “It’s empowering.”


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Forget mud, vegetable oil and Jell-O. In Pittsburgh, the ladies wrestle in pudding. Ashley Ryon, the woman who invented the sport, is hoping her particular brand of custard-based chaos will take off   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Songs in the Key of Keillor

He can’t sing. But maybe he could sing this?


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Garrison Keillor was put on Earth to do one thing: tell stories. This Thursday, you have the chance to watch him hone his transfixing craft in Portland, without even having to sit through his du   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 AARON MESH

Headout: Willamette Week!

An absolutely true Oregon history comic (with minor embellishments).


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While the above cartoon has no affiliation with the Dill Pickle Club...   More
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Headout: The Right Shuff

White-knuckled, white-haired shuffleboard at Havana West.


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Shuffleboard makes for strange bedfellows. Tonight my teammate—drawn at random—is Don, a white-haired old-timer with a sunny disposition helped by a decent Pabst buzz. As this is my first sh   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Balls Out!

U.S. pinball’s top two players face off in Portland.


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One might assume when the United States’ first- and second-ranked pinball pros hit the same tournament, it’s all strobe lights and smoke machines and Zoolander-esque ego. Not so, says Seattle   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Foos Fighters

Four tips for tomorrow’s foosball champs.


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Isaac Bowen and Ryan Harvey know that their sport’s glory days are, for the moment, behind it. The best player in the world, Belgium’s Frédéric Collignon, is a car salesman by day. And while   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
 

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