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Robin Williams has been like an older, funnier brother or the best of all uncles for my entire life…someone that I could check-in on and be revived with joy whenever I needed it. The world seems weaker and less interesting without him…but, thanks to him, we’ll always have his work to lift us up, to make our lives lighter and to give us a blueprint for how to be kinder, more thoughtful beings.

Maybe we should have seen the warning signs and done something:

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Maybe there was nothing we could do for him,
but there’s something we can do every day for ourselves:

Never give up whatever puts this look on your face-If someone gives you shit about it, get new friends

Never give up whatever puts this look on your face.
If someone gives you shit about it, get new friends.

 

Have fun back on Ork, old buddy.
Thanks for sharing some laughs with us down here on Earth for a bit.

 

Roster:
Jennifer Italia, Samson Davis

We talk about:
weird brother moves, raising children to be catholic AND racist, The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger™, working in a nursing home, getting the show started!!!, sitting™, growing up on Hitler’s bomb list in Rockford Illinois, Ingersoll™, avoiding human interaction, teaching sex ed, going to the Ron Jeremy Sex Club & investing in masturbation

 

 

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Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:

1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
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4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc.  Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.
(You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?)

5) Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’

6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
#7thSignOfTheApocalypse‬ I just saw a skateboarder experience success! ‪#LetsBeHonestNoIDidnt‬

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.

Tell people you love them.

I Luv you guys.

Take care…

 

 

 

This is a tribute to a sadly forgotten early 20th century bandleader.
A lyrical genius, Harry Roy had a long, interesting career.
The most surprising thing about him, though, is how he became even more interesting after he passed away.

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Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:
1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.
It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).
[0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.
[7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!
[91 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.
(You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?)

5) Also, you can buy my damn music:
temperature & pressure–’geology’

6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“I’m REALLY not good at sharing…but, I’m also not good at a ton of other things so I think it balances out.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

I’ve been gone for a while. It sucks. Here I am again, trying to get back to form with a little ‘minisode’. Maybe you don’t think size matters. If you like it, tell me…and your face.

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Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:
1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
It’s on the homepage:
(it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).
[0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.
[7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!
[83 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.
(You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?)

5) Also, you can buy my damn music:
 temperature & pressure–’geology’

6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“I’ve slammed my hand in the door so many times I can’t even count on one hand.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

…just in case you’re interested…

The WordPress team prepared a 2013 annual report for this site.
It’s kind of interesting (if you want to know stuff about who is listening with you & where they’re from):
Click the following link for all of the graphic-y goodness:

The 2013 Annual Report for ‘portlandians’

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).
It’s really easy to help…If you like what I’m doing:

1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
It’s on the homepage (it’s a bright  yellow button on the right & down a little bit).  [0 people have done this so far!!!]
2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.  [7 people have done this so far!!!]
3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!  [83 people have done this so far!!!]
4)  Tell your friends to listen:  
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).
5) Also, you can buy my damn music:  
temperature & pressure–’geology’
6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“‪I’ve slammed my hand in the door so many times I can’t even count it on one hand.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

If you know this story:
Yes, maybe I am piling-on…but I promise it is with with my own, specific take (on two separate issues).

If you don’t know this story because you don’t care about football:

Don’t worry, there’s no football talk here…just social commentary.

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Richie Incognito of the NFL's Miami Dolphins

Richie Incognito of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins

 

...weird that a guy is racist AND has tattoo that says, "MADE IN THE USA". #sarcasm

…weird that a guy is racist AND has a tattoo that says, “MADE IN THE USA”. #sarcasm

 

This next video deals with Mike Pouncey.  This is the player called out by the panel on the podcast who plays next to Incognito and should have done something about his behavior.  He doesn’t seem like someone we should expect too much from.

This next video shows the lead-up to the Incognito/Antonio Smith incident involving the helmet-swinging that I talk about in the podcast.  I still don’t think swinging a helmet at someone’s face is a good idea, but it certainly wasn’t out of thin air.

  In my opinion, we as individuals are to blame whenever people are racist and we let them get away with it.  This is the case in our personal lives AND in what we choose to support as consumers.

  The Miami Dolphins deserve blame because they have tried repeatedly to suppress reports of Incognito’s actions (racist and others) and have shown him that there are little to zero consequences for what he has done.  With this ‘leadership’ style, the Dolphins lost the chance to demonstrate the weight of those actions & the teaching opportunity to let him know that those actions will not be tolerated in today’s society.

  The NFL itself should also shoulder a lot of the blame here.  Leading by example means not allowing the team from Washington to use the name ‘Redskins’.  Can’t we think of something better than naming teams after ethnicities?  The NFL is running the risk of losing a generation or more of its prized fan base (and revenue stream).

  Keep in mind during all of this that the NFL is considered a non-profit organization.  Therefore, this $9 billion/year business pays zero income tax & receives hundreds of millions of dollars per stadium in public-funding…all while charging hyper-inflated prices & refusing to allow fans to see their home team play on television if the game doesn’t sell out.  The owner of the ‘Redskins’ (that phrase sounds hideous), Daniel Snyder, has said that they will never change the name.  Maybe since he makes millions/year in profit because of the public he should consider listening to the public.  Maybe he could pay for his own fucking stadium…or maybe he could at least pay some taxes like the rest of us.

 

Read about the NFL’s tax-exempt status here.

Sign a petition to end that tax-exempt status here.

The R-word = The N-word

The R-word = The N-word

 

Here's a counter to the, "It's tradition" argument.  Get better traditions.

Here’s a counter to the “it’s tradition” argument:  Get better traditions.

 

 

Here's a counter to the, "We're honoring you" argument.  Nope.

Here’s a counter to the “we’re honoring you” argument:  Nope.

This topic extends to Major League Baseball as well:

One of these is a real hat for a real team.  Why is this allowed to continue?

One of these is a real hat for a real team. Why is that one considered ‘okay’?

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:
1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
It’s on the homepage:
 (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).  [0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.  [7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!  [83 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).

5)  Also, you can buy my damn music:  
temperature & pressure–’geology’

6)  …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations  
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/04/us-stolen-land-indian-tribes-un?CMP=twt_gu 
…or this, from Dec 4, 2012:
“It’s weird DC changed the name of the Bullets to the Wizards because it was ‘offensive’…but they STILL have a team called the ‘Redskins’.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

This is not what I expected from Cuban radio, but I should have.  It’s eclectic, interesting and devoid of ads (Cuba has no advertising…radio, TV, billboards…you name it).  This is what radio was like in the US before Clear Channel & their corporate chums began trying to sterilize our minds for profit.

You’ll probably get a lot more out of this series if you’re fluent in Spanish, but I know almost none and I love it.  I bet you will, too.  Throw this in your iTunes for something completely different.


On this episode:

We hear instrumental covers of some classics.   Even the intro/outro music between songs is glorious, kitschy & endearing (They use a clip of ELO, folks–I mean, come on.).  Enjoy!/¡Disfrutar!

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“By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising…kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I’m doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalization for what you do, you are Satan’s little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: ‘There’s gonna be a joke comin’ up.’ There’s no fuckin’ joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself…borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something…rid the world of your evil fuckin’ presence.”
–Bill Hicks

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing, you can:
1)  …donate through PayPal.  There’s a ‘donate’ button on the homepage: 
(it’s the yellow button on the right & down a little bit).   [0 people have done this so far!!!]
2)  …comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.   [7 people have done this so far!!!]
3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!   [83 people have done this so far!!!]
4)  Tell your friends to listen:
   I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).
5)  Also, you can buy my damn music:  
temperature & pressure–’geology’
6)  …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“‪#ThingsNobodySays‬ Hey, could you whistle more?”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.  
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
  Take care…

 

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I waited so long.  I’m so glad I finally got to hear this:

–Ask Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.
“I get to meet a lot of people in my life,” Kraft says. “But I’ve never met anyone quite like Sam. I love the kid.” Sam has progeria, which ages him at eight times the normal rate.–

…yeah, except for that last bit.

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