Some People Are Like Slinkies

I keep reading about these fluff pieces (yes, as in a fluffer) that are being written about Portland and it’s seriously making me wonder who are the marketing geniuses in Portland attracting these idiots. I know as a city we need to bring in tourists, and we have had a chip on our shoulder being the red-headed stepchild to Seattle for so many years, but damn. The writer that Betsy quoted from the New York Times article brought this quote from Mark Cohen to mind, “Some people are like slinkies, they don’t have a purpose but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.” That pretty much sums it up. Keep on coming to our “moist metropolis” and if you’re lucky you might get a happy ending with your tea shaman.

2 Comments so far

  1. Joe Garagiola (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    Well, talk about your short and sweet. It’s nice to see that a point can be made in less than a minute, yet be succinct and simultaneously funny. But, um…
    WTF is a tea shaman?

  2. Kai (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    From checking the net it looks like a “tea shaman” was a tongue in cheek marketing term that someone at Tazo teas came up with, and unfortunately has turned into a real term. I would compare it to a “tea guru” or something like that, but if anything it just sounds pretentious and stupid. Technically it would mean you are a spiritual healer of some sort. B.S.

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