Archive for February, 2008

The Bike Farmer

February 20, 2008

Check out this article about my friend Kollibri Terre Sonnenblum (Hummingbird Earth Sunflower) from today’s Willamette Week. Kollibri runs a community supported agriculture project in Portland growing organic produce on land that he doesn’t own and without using fossil fuels.

[Update: The Sellwood Bee has also published an article about Kollibri and Sunroot Farms.]

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Troubled Oregon Police Officer Arrested for DUI

February 12, 2008

Officer William J. Bergin

Sandy, Oregon police officer William J. Bergin, known for his role in the notorius shooting of 27-year old Fouad Kaady, was arrested for DUI in March 2007. This front page article from the Sandy Post newspaper tells the story. Bergin remains on patrol.

[Update: This article revealed that Bergin resigned from his position with the Sandy Police on October 24, 2008. The first comment to this article pretty much sums up my feelings about the whole thing.]

[Update: Bergin was arrested on November 13, 2008 on charges of felony identity theft, first-degree official misconduct and use of an invalid license. Read the story here.]

Fat Bastard

February 4, 2008

I don’t know why this is so funny: Mike Myers as Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard in Austin Powers 2.

[Update: Here’s a couple more scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4.]

My Favorite Inner North Portland Novelty Band

February 2, 2008

Visit Salmon Suede. I’m not supposed to talk about them.

They’re all here and here