This Week in the Mercury

Up & Coming

Music

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews


One Day at a Time

Columns

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review



Thursday, February 3, 2011

At Least One Portion of My Portlandia Review Was Right Fucking On

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:56 PM

As Anthony stated earlier in his review of The Daily—the first tablet "newspaper"—it SUCKS. He also revealed the "paper's" unsurprising conservative bias, as noted in their review of Portlandia. Anthony reprinted a tidbit of the review… but I really want you to read this. Here's more.

Armisen and Brownstein capture this familiar flavor of strident liberal logic perfectly, from its neurotic roots to its hints of hysteria.

But then, almost everything about "Portlandia" is satisfying and delicious, maybe because this peculiar-hippie/hipster backwardness isn't Portland-specific at all, but covers a much wider swath of self-righteously lefty little college towns, from Olympia to Boulder to Chapel Hill.

The dream of the '90s is alive across this great nation of ours, in other words. Those humorless, heritage-breed, woodland-raised liberal hipsters are everywhere, infesting our coffee shops and our schools and even our shopping malls! They might not find IFC's "Portlandia" remotely amusing, but the rest of us sure will.

For all those commenters who told me I was being ridiculous for assuming that Republicans would LOVE Portlandia? Here's my official invitation to SUCK IT.

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Comments are closed.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy