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Nobody Works Anymore: RIPDFW Edition

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Monday, September 15, 2008 by Matt Graham

Nobody Works Anymore: Because you still have 3.5 days left until the weekend, so why not laugh at news anchors?

In the book Watt, Samuel Beckett's title character enumerates a hierarchy of laughter, ranging from the "bitter" and the "mirthless laugh" to the "risus purus, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the beholding, the saluting of the highest joke, in a word the laugh th...   More
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by Matt Graham

Free-Range Chickens: Rich Family Bears Funny Fruit

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who demand coherent narratives in their comedy, and those who think the world lost one of its great humorists when Mitch Hedberg passed away. Folks from the second group are strongl...   More
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by Matt Graham

Carpenter, farmer...or guitar hero? New professions cross the Oregon Trail

Anybody who has ever moved halfway across the country—and there are more than a few of you out here in PDX who've done just that—knows that it can be a hell of a lot of work. You've got to secure housing, find a job, figure out what's worth bringing, find a...   More
Monday, September 8, 2008 by Matt Graham

An Open Letter to the God of Fantasy Football

Dear Fantasy Football God,

First of all, all Glory to You for commencing the fantasy football season. Thy layoff has been insufferable.

My friends keep telling me that...   More
Monday, September 8, 2008 by Matt Graham

Oregon State Fair, too big to miss? Maybe the pig's balls.

I've lived in the Portland now for two months, and I'll be honest, I love the place. I love the music, I love the beer and I love the people that keep it weird. Sometimes folks from back in Minnesota ask me if I'm getting homesick at all and the response is pretty simple: No. Occasionally at ...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by Matt Graham

Three-Ring Stiffs

While you relax, they’re still out to make you laugh.

It’s Labor Day weekend, and that means your lazy ass gets to stay home and sleep. But some people actually have to work. So when you’re rolling out of bed half drunk at 1:30 pm, mentally p ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Matt Graham

Hooch Heaven: 4th Annual Great American Distillers Festival

Have you had enough to drink this summer? Wait...what, am I saying? Of course you haven't. Granted, we've already had the North American Organic Brewers Festival, the Portland International Beerfest and the Oregon Brewers Festival amidst slew of other f...   More
Thursday, August 21, 2008 by Matt Graham
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