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Fresno Not Alone In Thinking Portland Is Weird And Funny
A few years ago, there seemed to be a large exiting of Fresnans to Portland. Soon after, Portland became a rival city to Fresno (as far as I say anyway), what with its mass of runaway indie crowd Fresnans, being the "it" West Coast city, hot-shot cycling ways and dirty hipsters. Basically, Portlanders have become annoying.
If you haven't seen yet, IFC has a new show starting up called "Portlandia". It's with Fred Armisen (from SNL) and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney. It's a sorta sketch comedy show using Portland stereotypes as a base to work from. Looks like it may be some nice spoofing of Portlanders (YES!), as some of the clips, the first episode and the stellar song "The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive In Portland" indicate: Watch it.
Portlanders on Facebook seem to be taking the joke in stride and enjoying the spotlight - being proud of their weirdness. Not sure if Fresnans could take the parody-ing as well if there was a show making fun of us called Freslandia... Fresnanders... Fresnoice.
Nah, we could take it. We is alls grows up nows. In fact, there SHOULD be a comedy show based on Fresnans. It shall be called "Frestopia". It will have Fresnans with multiple barbecues for cooking tri-tip AND asada for tacos. It will have NE Fresno Soccer Moms roaming River Park for 10 minutes looking for the magical perfect spot. It will have Tower Rats asking people for change so they can go buy weed. Tagging Crews will be setting fashion trends and will be the mob of Fresno, the characters would be endless.
The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland? The dream of forever is alive in Fresno.