weekend pickthrough- parking lot commerce edition.

5 09 2011

i once knew this guy who had saved up $2,000 for a new computer. as luck would have it, he stopped to get gas, and 2 guys in an van asked him if he wanted to buy a really nice set of speakers that they happened to have in their van. as chance would have it, the low low price was exactly $2,000. SO HE BOUGHT THEM. i wish i could remember the brand, but according to him, they were $10,000. the deal of the century! and probably only slightly stolen.

it worked out pretty great for him i guess, but not so well for this lady who tried to buy an ipad from a mcdonald’s parking lot. oops. maybe she can use it as a doorstop, or burn it for warmth? although seriously, who buys a parking lot ipad (ok, who buys a parking lot ipad at all…) and DOESN’T OPEN THE BOX? as much as i hate to see people get taken advantage of, this chick kind of deserved it. at least the article didn’t use her real name!

once a guy tried to sell me weed in monument square, but i can honestly stay that i have never been approached to buy suspect goods out of a van in a fast food parking lot.¬† what’s the shiftiest thing you ever bought?

oh, and here’s some links: Read the rest of this entry »





long weekend pickthrough- FULL REBOOT edition.

1 06 2011

you know when you have a crappy old computer, and if you keep it on without restarting it for a while, it starts to run slower and slower and slower and fills you with increasingly more and more and more rage? well, that’s where i was last week. trying to remain functional without shutting off and getting less and less effective with every passing day. like that shitty gateway laptop your grandma gave you for college graduation.

this week, i decided it was finally time to reboot. i unapologetically shut my laptop on tuesday evening, and didn’t open it up again until today. i slept. i ate. i read! i even went to yoga like a fully functional human being. it was awesome. it’s not that i didn’t do anything while i was out, i just didn’t put any pressure on myself to do anything about it other than to maintain a state of general alive-ness.¬† here’s what you missed: Read the rest of this entry »





weekend pickthrough- jammed full edition.

26 03 2010

i’ve been struggling the last few weeks to find anything worth tooting about, but after much poking about and general¬† twitter whoring this week, i just found a ton of fucking awesome shit that i’m really excited about. and i hope you will be too.

the foolproof formula for nancy drew. (thanks duke!)

stalk your food on the internet before you eat it.

finally, an infographic that informs me what i should be outraged about.

happy birthday happy meal! (you haven’t aged a day! literally. and frankly i’m finding it both gross and scary)

don’t be too bummed that the goodwill on st. john street is closing. the circuit city sized new kid in town opens today!

the greatest snack food ever conceived. also possibly the grossest snack food ever conceived. (thanks japan!)

still time to get your entries in for the goodbye justin ellis photoshop contest (simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking)

a treatise on the sexiness of the used book by the bookslut.

2 very amazing portland locals showing off their best tricks on apartment therapy.

santa clause is coming to town! wait, not santa? better than santa? (i can’t even believe that this is happening)