Portland and The O: Less Bodies in the Hole

I’ve been known to harass the local media for their occasional screwups, but sometimes I see a headline that just makes me chuckle. Like this one that just came across my feed aggregator: “Pedestrians advised to use caution around SE Portland sinkhole”.

The article begins with “The city of Portland advises pedestrians to use caution when passing near the massive sinkhole…” (I’d throw up a link to the article, but The O’s permalinks are still borked)

I’d just like to say a big thank you to both the city and The Oregonian for helping to spread the word that folks should avoid falling into the hole. ’cause you know, without the article, we’d have bodies piling up in the hole! Of course… with enough bodies, eventually there wouldn’t be a hole. Life is complicated…

2 Comments so far

  1. Jack Bog (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    I think the inspiration for this was an e-mail that came from the city this morning about that very same topic.

    It linked to this exciting web page:


    What next? “Warning: The coffee at McDonald’s can be very hot (albeit trans-fat-free)”?

  2. Betsy (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 7:49 am

    Well, to be fair – the sinkhole *was* right next to my daughter’s elementary school. They were just trying to keep the kids safe…!

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