Where did the “We’re Number One!” shout and gesture come from?
I know Portland doesn’t have any teams likely to
inspire this behavior anytime soon, but where did the custom of waving
one’s index finger (real or foam rubber) in the air and shouting “We��
If I quit my day job for a seasonal one and get laid off, can I collect unemployment?
I am dying to be rid of the shackles of my heinous day
job. If I quit and took a seasonal holiday job, and then got laid off
from that, would I qualify for unemployment?
Before I repl
So now the Internet is telling me that neti pots—the
Ayurvedic sinus-irrigation tool that you use to pour water through your
nose—can kill you. Can they? Do those things even work?
Was Portland really a mob town at some point in its history?
I keep hearing that back in the day, Portland was a mob
town full of hit men, bootleggers and women of easy virtue. Could our
currently milquetoast city really have such a colorful past? —Multno
Does goose poop represent a significant health threat?
Let’s talk goose poop: Every park and walkway near the
Willamette River is covered with the stuff. Is it any health threat to
people and pets? —Thomas C.
Before I answer, I’d like to formal
Any irony behind calling our food-stamp program the "Oregon Trail" card?
When I think “Oregon Trail,” I think of people barely
surviving on meager rations as part of a dehumanizing ordeal. That does
make the phrase an appropriate name for our food-stamp program, bu