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Portland the Austin of the West Coast
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Is it available on the net anywhere? I don't have cable or Netflix, but hulu/amazon/etc. are fine even if it's not free. I saw the pilot and enjoyed it, it would be fun to watch more.
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I think we had this battle a while back.
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wmshub wrote:
Is it available on the net anywhere? I don't have cable or Netflix, but hulu/amazon/etc. are fine even if it's not free. I saw the pilot and enjoyed it, it would be fun to watch more.


It's available thru Amazon and Netflix, at least - probably other outlets.
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This is me quoting Chapel quoting me.


...well a thread I started anyways.
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I'm not voting in this poll because it isn't free range.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
wmshub wrote:
Is it available on the net anywhere? I don't have cable or Netflix, but hulu/amazon/etc. are fine even if it's not free. I saw the pilot and enjoyed it, it would be fun to watch more.


It's available thru Amazon and Netflix, at least - probably other outlets.

Hulu+ has it
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Pshaw.... Austin was Austin before Portland was Portland.

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BeatPosse wrote:
Put a bird on it!


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Sinister Dexter wrote:
BeatPosse wrote:
Put a bird on it!


We can pickle that!


Was that rescued from a tsunami?
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I've visited both and Austin, as weird as it is, is no Portland. Both are weird, but Portland has been touched in its nethers by Seattle and is a little... damaged. It's a weird I won't expose my kids to. Austin is a nice healthy weird.
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joebelanger wrote:
I've visited both and Austin, as weird as it is, is no Portland. Both are weird, but Portland has been touched in its nethers by Seattle and is a little... damaged. It's a weird I won't expose my kids to. Austin is a nice healthy weird.


Couldn't disagree more. Texas generally is a frightening place, where you have a chronic problem electing Republicans and hate the environment. Aside from BGG.CON, I hope to never voluntarily go there.

How could the Beirut of the West (a phrase coined by an infamous Texan) be anything other than an awesome kind of weird?
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joebelanger wrote:
I've visited both and Austin, as weird as it is, is no Portland. Both are weird, but Portland has been touched in its nethers by Seattle and is a little... damaged. It's a weird I won't expose my kids to. Austin is a nice healthy weird.
It's funny, I've lived in Portland (and I mean inside the city limits, not in the suburbs), for 20 years, and I think the weirdness is exaggerated. Yes there are some people with alternative lifestyles around, and the city is willing to do some things that might seem kooky in other places, but most people living in Portland are no different from those I meet in other places I visit.

Now, when my parents were visiting once they picked up my kids from day care and saw the other parents; then they asked "Are you and Susan the only parents at this place with no tattoos and natural hair color?", and to be frank I hadn't noticed this until they mentioned it but they were right. So maybe I'm just oblivious to weirdness or something. In this day and age I feel that visible tattoos and weird colored hair are not all that unusual. For every other parent to have tattoos and/or strange hair is a bit unlikely but still believable and not a sign of great weirdness to me.

Edit: BTW, thanks for the tips about Portlandia on Amazon. Bought the 1st season, we're watching it whenever my wife has time.
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artfuldodge2 wrote:
joebelanger wrote:
I've visited both and Austin, as weird as it is, is no Portland. Both are weird, but Portland has been touched in its nethers by Seattle and is a little... damaged. It's a weird I won't expose my kids to. Austin is a nice healthy weird.


Couldn't disagree more. Texas generally is a frightening place, where you have a chronic problem electing Republicans and hate the environment. Aside from BGG.CON, I hope to never voluntarily go there.

How could the Beirut of the West (a phrase coined by an infamous Texan) be anything other than an awesome kind of weird?


Austin is only in Texas by accident of geography. None of the things you listed apply to Austin.

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