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Is Oregon becoming a wierdness magnet?
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Not sure how Oregon is any crazier than the literal penis of America.



I am sure the balls are there somewhere.


They are here at the Florida State Capitol Building.

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I wonder if the James G Blaine society still exists in state of Oregon? When I lived in Seattle (pre-tech, back before area got ruined by Microsoft and property really got overpriced) this outfit was always decrying the Washington state, California invasion and wanted Salem to approve funding of I-5 to be on-ramp at state boundaries only with captive rest areas while enroute north or south.

Look it up in Wikipedia.

I see Kennewick Man finally got settled re origins of skeletal remains found along Columbia River near Kennewick, WA back in the '90's. For a long time it was believed the white man might have pre-dated certain native American ancestors in the area. Ooooh, whatta deal that became.

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bemused_Bohemian wrote:

I wonder if the James G Blaine society still exists in state of Oregon? When I lived in Seattle (pre-tech, back before area got ruined by Microsoft and property really got overpriced) this outfit was always decrying the Washington state, California invasion and wanted Salem to approve funding of I-5 to be on-ramp at state boundaries only with captive rest areas while enroute north or south.

Look it up in Wikipedia.

I see Kennewick Man finally got settled re origins of skeletal remains found along Columbia River near Kennewick, WA back in the '90's. For a long time it was believed the white man might have pre-dated certain native American ancestors in the area. Ooooh, whatta deal that became.



Kennewick man: I can believe the outcry over that one... Shit, I mentioned once to a bunch of natives in Canada that they looked an awful lot like the mongols from asia... which made sense seeing as how they likely came from asia...

That did not go over well..
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its a very green and... dare i say... moist state
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ive lived in oregon my whole life and i can defiantly say its one of the weirdest places. specifically portland, oregon. then again i'm really weird myself.
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I've lived all over the country. I've been in Portland 5 years now, and it feels more like home than anywhere else I've been.

That said, I'm a progressive, vegetarian, atheist, tattooed, over-educated, biker... so I guess "weird" can be a little subjective.
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Back in the 60's when the hippies were moving to California the people to radical for that state moved north

Having lived near Seattle and visited Portland I can say there are a lot of cool, laid back people. There are also a highly vocal minority that feel the need to force others to accept their views. They feel any means is justified to meet their goal.
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First Portland's Burrito Ban then The Campus Takeover, something in the sparkling water
or to much legalized pot?


You must not be from around here. This is all normal up in these parts no really it is. As for Florida it is just a sad little place which has an outsize attempt to be strange and just comes off as quirky. I've been to both states Florida is the more normal of the two.

Well at least Portland doesn't have a Troll or a Mysterious Soda Machine. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mystery-soda-machine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll

Yeah Seattle is strange so is Portland don't ask about Tacoma we have this smell.
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Jamming777 wrote:

First Portland's Burrito Ban then The Campus Takeover, something in the sparkling water
or to much legalized pot?


You must not be from around here. This is all normal up in these parts no really it is. As for Florida it is just a sad little place which has an outsize attempt to be strange and just comes off as quirky. I've been to both states Florida is the more normal of the two.

Well at least Portland doesn't have a Troll or a Mysterious Soda Machine. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mystery-soda-machine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll

Yeah Seattle is strange so is Portland don't ask about Tacoma we have this smell.


Florida has multiple odors can come from sulfite pulp mills, wastewater treatment plants, red tide kills and landfills.

But Portland, OR has:
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Jamming777 wrote:


gvblackmoon wrote:


Jamming777 wrote:

First Portland's Burrito Ban then The Campus Takeover, something in the sparkling water
or to much legalized pot?


You must not be from around here. This is all normal up in these parts no really it is. As for Florida it is just a sad little place which has an outsize attempt to be strange and just comes off as quirky. I've been to both states Florida is the more normal of the two.

Well at least Portland doesn't have a Troll or a Mysterious Soda Machine. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mystery-soda-machine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Troll

Yeah Seattle is strange so is Portland don't ask about Tacoma we have this smell.


Florida has multiple odors can come from sulfite pulp mills, wastewater treatment plants, red tide kills and landfills.

But Portland, OR has:


We have an exact working copy of Stonehenge in Washington built shortly after WW1. As for smells yeah pulp mills and low tide most of our water-treatment plants are contained so you don't get a smell unless you are out in Port Townsend then you have a chance of stink in the middle of summer. There is also mimas mound which is really strange they still aren't sure why it was built. There is also the greater tree octopus but I've never seen one. (This one is a joke that has been around for a couple decades now. But it shows how our humor runs around here.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryhill_Stonehenge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mima_mounds
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
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Growing up in California, but mostly Oregon, and now living in Florida (strangely enough, none were choices I explicitly made) I have to say that it really is a toss up. Portland, specifically, is very weird but Oregon is just a cheaper less crowded and more green/rainy/cloudy California. What sticks out most to me about Florida is just the crazy bad driving; it's gotta be top 5 in the country for sure. Though I do live in the panhandle, not really Florida proper.
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Who gets to decide what's "weird' and what's "normal" ? Just curious
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this site is a weirdness magnet.
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It may be weird but Portland is one clean city
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