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By Samuel John Klein of Portland, Oregon - An Independent Graphic Designer living in a city that was built upon an ancient Unicorn burial ground.

3454.A local friend and author, Cyn Ley, gave me permission to share this with you all … here in Outer East Portlandia, and especially with the glandular rainfalls we've been getting lately, for being an area nowhere near a creek or a brook or a stream, we seem to have ou

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3453.Two weekends ago the Klein Force traveled across light years (not as heavy as actual years) to a teen-run micro-comicon that had it's second iteration this year. Advised by the inimitable Jake Richmond (Modest Medus

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[logo] Seattle's Public Radio KUOW Re-logos

3452.KUOW, one of the Puget Sound area's two NPR affiliates and, by reputation at least, one of the most listened-to NPR stations in the nation, has been on the air since 1952.It's a historic blowtorch on the FM dial. Up until now the logo look has been like thi

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3451.Seen in passing: During our usual Sunday night sacrament at Powell's Books, the actress Mackenzie Phillips appeared to promote her latest book, a series of essays on life, recovery, and addiction titled Hopeful Healing. 

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3450.A great deal of Proust's life is known about; he left a surfeit of information about himself behind, and a great many photographs. But we may now actually have him on film.The following clip, of a high-society wedding in Paris in 1904, shows an unaccompanie

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3449.Last minute overtime at work again had me coming home after 10 AM. Now, I know the lights going to be better, the farther we go into the year, and the weather hereabouts being so chaotic, added up to this:

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[OR_liff] Bill Hall Nails The Tao of Tom McCall With McCallandia

3448.The Wife™ has informed me that seeing local things with the grammatic form -landia appended has become tiresome. I'm beginning to agree. If you see anythinglandia in Portland or the environs these days, it's long since lost its punch.The upside to

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3447.Stumbled on this at Oregonlive.It's not a comprehensive list, but there are certain tells that alert the local Oregonian that You're Not From Here. We don't say "the" before the freeway number, we don't say "on line", and Jo-Jo's are a delicious potato thin

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[design] Return To OryCon: The OryCon 37 Souvenir Program

3446.I return to revisiting my program design work for OryCon with the design for OryCon 37. Coming away from its dark period, I re-entered the fray with a con that had a SF, adventure-y feel: The Quest For The Ultimate Artifact. Tanya Huff was the

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3445.I have a big, black floof of a studio cat, Kiki, as I have introduced her in times past, and she's kind of my art director, and she loves to wander in front of me and, of course, walk on the keyboard of this computer.She did and spawned a new window and, we

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3444.Today just now I was ruminating on diarizing and stumbled on this article at Lifehack:These 8 Good Things Will Happen When You Start Writing Diaries

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3443.In anticipation of the coming wintry mix (Winter? Stahp!) I looked to the sky this morning and there was that gorgeous salmon-pink again.The eastern sky pretty much obscured Hood, but the pink framed Loo-wit … Mt. St. Helens as we white folk call i

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[literature] I've Read Proust, And Here's The first Things I Thought About That

3442.Just over two years ago I took up what, for many readers, is Everest: Reading Marcel Proust.The work, many of you have heard of, if only as the punchline of a Monty Python joke (one of its most memorable, which is something, as this was part of the tag end

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3441.Seen late Sunday night, eastbound on E Burnside St, just coming up to the Laurelhurst gateway at E. 32nd Avenue:

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3440.The reader board at the David Douglas Burgerville, which surveys the corner of SE 122nd and Stark, asks an eternal question:

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3439.< I haven't posted any Wy'Eastage for you all lately, so here's a couple of shots from the past two days. This first one was from 122nd in front of Rossi Farms again, and got me for the salmon color of the clouds which gradated into blue with the thinning of the cloud

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3438.The actor and entertainer, Dick Gauthier, who died last week aged 85, was, as is glibly bandied about, known for a few things. He incarnated, so to say, the robotic CONTROL secret agent and KAOS defector known simply as "Hymie" in Get Smart. He also memorably em

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3437.There is one thing in life that I will brook no things which one has to brook when one attempts to brook one is my love of Buckaroo Banzai. The full title of the movie, made in 1984 is, of course, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across t

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3436.I come to you today, my friends, in something of a state of mourning. I lovely place has been, and now, a lovely place is no more.I'm speaking of a little family-run diner that I've spoken of before. Tina's Corner, at SE 122nd Avenue and Harold Street, has

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3435.The weather forecasters say we are between snowstorms, which is a strange thing to say in Oregon but that's the new normal, we suppose, but this morning was crystal clear as the sun was coming up on my way home from The Job™.Here's what the mighty warrior

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3434.I mentioned, in the last missive, the pleasure of watching Arnold World, he of the exquisite paper flowers, do his art in the middle of Powell's Coffee Room.It's truly a treat. Submerged in his jam, he moves with he music and the world (or perhaps the world

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3433.We have a nickname for our regular Sunday night sojourn to Powell's City'o'Books, or I do, anyway:Book Church. It's a sacrament, a worship. I can be as spiritual as you want, as worldly, or as profane. The Wife™ dabbles in metaph

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3432.With OryCon 33, in 2011, the dark theme continued, script flipped to the side: the them was The Lighter Side of Horror. With Author GoH E. E. Knight, author of Vampire Earth, that premise was delivered on. The other side of the look'n'feel coin was, of co

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3431.This in over the transom: there is now a sign up on West Olive Street near downtown Newport, down on the Oregon Coast. And people may not know this up to now, but the longest continuous road in America begins here, and doesn't let up until it's gone through 12 states,

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3430.The next year, OryCon 32,  I was back as publications again, and this was the first of two years when the theme went 'dark', as they say.The Author GoH was P.N.Elrod, creator of The Vampi

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3429.Here's one way you can tell you're in greater Portland: in Hillsboro, our neighbor city about 20 miles to the west on the edge of the greater Portland urban disk, the public library will let you check out a theremin.It's part of the Hillsboro Pu

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[political_humor] There Is Another System

3428.There are a lot of people right now who are discouraged by politics, and I get that. Boy, do I have the 2020 ticket for you:

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3427.A blandishment from The Seattle Times recently displayed my way:

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3426.The year after my triumphant debut as OryCon publications, I managed to finagle another go at it. OryCon 31's Guests of Honor included urban fantasy author Patricia Briggs and

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3425.The tradition of the TV art instructor, as it turns out, goes back about as far as TV itself does.A name I haven't heard up until recently was Jon Gnagy (which I believe would be prounced NAH-djee, and I say this because I knew a kid in Jr. High name

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