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July 30th, 2016

With unlimited access to the Disney archives and extensive research, the book’s authors have gathered some 1,500 images, including concept art, story sketches, backgrounds, and animation drawings as well as many behind-the-scenes photos to trace the origins and evolution of such favorites as Snow White and the Seven Dwarf

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July 29th, 2016

You can order this clever Stranger Things Kids t-shirt HERE for $23.95.

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Another glad to be back post for you! We saw Dolly Parton at Red Rocks on Wesdnesday, rolling along home at 1:15 in the AM Thursday morning, a late, late, late night for this pair who is usually in bed before ten. Hoot and holler was it worth it! I got an awesome hat! I […] The post

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This custom Batman View-Master VR viewer from Mattel is your portal to immersive, virtual reality entertainment and adventure, transporting you to Gotham City! The View-Master VR platform that Works With Google Cardboard will bring the dynamic visual style based on the artwork of producer Bruce Timm to life. Gotham City is

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July 28th, 2016

aren’t we funny how we ‘spend’ our time, our allotted life? Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: dusk, happiness, Oregon, people, photo, river, spent, sunset, SwittersB, time

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The CW and DC Entertainment have released the first official look at Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in the upcoming second season of Supergirl! “Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” Supergirl Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg previously sai

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Chapter and Verse, the audio companion to Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary forthcoming autobiography, will be released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. The career-spanning compilation will be released four days before Simon & Schuster publishes Born to Run. Five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previousl

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“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.”  Ellen Burns Sherman Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: Animals, Ellen Sherman, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, quote,

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Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you. Amelia Earhart … We saved EVERY cardboard box to come into […] The post

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New York Times #1 Best Seller Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of comic one-shots, short stories, and graphic novels that showcase the world-building and bone-chilling talents of the famed Locke & Key creator. Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection ($50) includes: Kodiak (2010) with illustrations b

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Filed under: Beauty, Life, Photography Tagged: flowers, Garden, happiness, Oregon, petals, photo, positive thoughts, red roses, SwittersB

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July 27th, 2016

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Public Pension systems are collapsing. CalPERS, the nation's largest public employee retirement system, managed to generate a return of 0.6% in fiscal year 2016, and they claim to have a funding gap of $112 billion, although independent estimates put it...

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But if there's a problem with one of the new BikeyTown bikes in Portland, you're kind of out of luck; by using their app, you've given up your right to take them to court. Evan Hanczor was eager to explore...

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Following the runaway success of Pokemon GO, Nintendo has announced that the upcoming Pokemon GO Plus accessory for the game will officially be released in September. The accessory will retail for $34.99 at launch. The accessory is a small device that lets you enjoy Pokemon GO while you’re on the move and not looking at [

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The first modern traffic stop of any note occurred in Washington D.C. in 1872. William West, a black policeman, arrested Ulysses S. Grant, the sitting President of the United States, for driving his horse carriage too fast down 13th Street....

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Mondo is pleased to announce tickets are on sale for the third annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd in Austin, TX at AFS Cinema and Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center. MondoCon is a celebration of everything we love, including movies,

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“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” Henri Cartier-Bresson  Filed under: Animals & Pets, Nature, Photography Tagged: Bird, closeup, emu, eye, photo, quote, SwittersB, wildlife

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Filed under: Animals & Pets, Nature, Photography Tagged: africa, horns, Humor, Oregon, photo, SwittersB, Travel, Watusi Cattle, Wildlife Safari

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There’s no need to wall mount it. With an integrated floor stand, the Sony 100-Inch XD9 4K TV (Price TBD) is meant to be the centerpiece of your viewing area. It uses Backlight Master Drive technology for individual LED backlight control, offering unprecedented contrast and picture with full 4K HDR support. It also ru

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As part of my attempts to start a rackbuilding business I’m assembling a large pile of various jigs and other tools that let me glue a rack together without more than a minimal amount of hairpulling. Most of this doesn’t involve a computer, but I’ve had to make gu

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July 26th, 2016

Democratics, who don't believe in border security, are today reinforcing and extending the height of the fences surrounding their convention site. How interesting! In related news, it turns out that Granny had absolutely no idea that the DNC was trying...

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As anticipated after former Oregon governor Retread ordered his AG to sue Oracle over the failed "Cover Oregon" website debacle, the state will by next April have dumped nearly $30 million on futile legal actions against a company with over...

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Having resolved all other issues, Portland vegans are venting their pent-up outrage at the owner of a small Northeast Portland mini-doughnut shop because he dared to post a help wanted ad that they found "offensive". It was that last item...

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The Oregonian's last Pulitzer, in 2014, was for editorial writing, under the stewardship of Erik Lukens, who left last month and will begin running things at the Bend Bulletin next week. Now, the nominal publisher of The Oregonian is leaving,...

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The 57-year-old man who fell out of a moving car on I-205 Sunday allegedly staged his own kidnapping in an effort to extort money from his mother. John R. McPhail fell out of a silver Dodge...

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Research indicates that consumption of polyphenols, abundantly found in boysenberries and various other berries, appear to improve lung function. Although the precise mechanism underlying the effects of these antioxidant compounds remains unclear, it appears that they act to reduce inflammation...

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The 90s are back. A few examples that came up yesterday in an office Slack channel: AOL and Yahoo are in the news. Pokemon is a new fad. People are wearing digital watches. New Blink 182 and new-ish The Prodigy. People are preordering Harry Potter. The Hi-C Ecto-Cooler is available in stores. And fi

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This one in Normandy, where a couple of brave "soldiers" murdered an 83 year-old priest in a church and left another person with life-threatening injuries before gendarmes dispatched them and sent them off to say howdy to Allah. How odd...

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Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every a

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Oregon Faith News Note, In a telling sign of America’s discord, we are witnessing more controversy and protest occurring in a once sacred space and neutral ground in politics — the invocation. Earlier this summer, a moment of silence in the U.S. House of Representatives following the Orlando shooting, saw severa

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July 25th, 2016

It’s hard work being a lily of the field

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When I think of effective weapons, I think of my Vitamix.  I know, sounds crazy, but for the kind of Sacred Mundane battle I face on a daily basis — that of feeding my family healthy foods prepared from scratch — there’s nothing else like this blender that’s basically a countertop lawn-mower. Wit

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Over the weekend, some woman who probably spent a crapload of money to stand in the pit next to the stage at a Beyoncé concert spent her time there catching Pokémon, instantly becoming the mortal enemy of the Hive and, if she’s ever identified, the possessor of social mentions resembling a war zone. Read the […]

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It’s already becoming abundantly clear that 2016 is going to be the year VR starts to break in a big way. But with all that being said, there are still major hurdles and limitations when it comes to artists making experiences for VR. There is, however, an interim step that artists and live music venues […]

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I dreamed I couldn’t spell “Foucault.” People kept jeering at me–I kept getting these harrowing editorial reviews back, with “track changes” turned on and the whole document completely awash in red–but I couldn’t stop spelling it “Foucauld.” Even in the dream, I wa

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By Holt International Eugene based charity, This could have been any adoptee. Any adoptive family.  That’s the messages adult adoptee and adoptee advocate Emily Kessel wants to convey in regards to the Adoptee Citizenship Act, a bill that was introduced into the House in June.  “My adoptive parents naturalized me,”

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In less than two weeks the Portland chapter of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) will host its annual Portland Brain Tumor Walk on Sunday, August 7. This is an organization that we here at Brewpublic hold close to our hearts as our co-founder, Angelo De Ieso, has been battling and living with a brain […]

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One of the Willamette Valley’s top beer bars and bottleshops is preparing for the Inaugural Bier Stein Invitational Beer Fest. The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub will take it outdoors on Saturday, August 13, from Noon to 8:00pm when it hosts its first beer fest in it adjoining parking lot in Eugene, Oregon. For its [R

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July 24th, 2016

Hello! We are looking for employees working remotely. My name is {name}, I am the personnel manager of a large International company. Most of the work you can do from home, that is, at a distance. Salary is $2500-$5000. If you are interested in this offer,

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July 23rd, 2016

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Criminal: Brownie Lady Another great episode of Criminal. This one's about a woman in San Francisco who had a thriving pot brownie business in the 70s and 80s.

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by Dirk VanderHart

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by Ned Lannamann Fight Club 2 Written by Chuck P

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July 22nd, 2016

Peach Mite

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by Anonymous It sure takes a special dumbshit to sit at the front of the bus on the sideway seats and then constantly look at the back of the bus at the other dumbshits. What do you see dumbshit? Has the view changed in the past 10 seconds, dumbshit? It takes another old du

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