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Feb. 13th, 2010 11:08 pm
tim: protest sign: "Down With This Sort of Thing" (politics)
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Good:
City Liquidators. OMFG! I can't believe I've lived in Portland for almost three years and never gone into this place before. Like Ground Kontrol, it's the kind of place that I thought literally existed only in my dreams (the while-you're-asleep kind of dreams). There are two warehouses, one huge and full of things like elementary school desks and IV stands, and the other even huger and full of almost everything you might need except food. If you want a neon "No Smoking" sign or acres of teapots or ladles or pliers or shelving units, it's the place for you. Even if you don't need anything -- perhaps especially so -- it's worth going to. I don't think I need to go to Target ever again (at least not while I'm living here); it's great to have a locally owned option for that sort of thing. I needed a bookshelf, and I found one (actually, I found about twelve, but one sufficed). There's a sign reading "We put the FUN in NO Refunds" and a cashier wearing a scrolling LED nametag who answered a customer on the phone asking how much furniture they have with "a crapton".

Bad:
"I ♥ Haiti" T-shirt in the window of a trendy vegan clothing boutique. Look, people, nobody loves Haiti. That is how Haiti got this way. If you want to show your love for Haiti, it's probably a better idea to send your $25 to Partners in Health rather than spending it on a T-shirt where $2 goes to Haiti and $23 goes to making yourself look like a douchebag.

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Date: 2010-02-14 05:17 pm (UTC)
kyriacarlisle: miko from sga, looking worried, with her finger against her lips (Miko)
From: [personal profile] kyriacarlisle
Okay, my contacts fuzzed out for a moment and I read "if you want...acres of teapots or ladies" and got a really, really weird mental image: something between a church social hour and the graveyard of the mannequins.

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