Portlandia: Smart, Funny, Timely TV

Portland map art via chemofski

This new series on IFC was featured at the close of NPR's Morning Edition. It seems like NPR is sort of the "exposure machine" to rival the Kodak Brownie in its day. Fred Armisen (of Saturday Night Live fame) and Carrie Brownstein (of the band Sleater-Kinney and an NPR alumna) riff on what it means to be a Portlander, with all the granola pride and flakey-punk goodness that entails.

This is the kind of comedy that we could use a little more of in the mainstream. Enjoy!

Have you ever been engaged in one of these "one-upsman" kind of conversations about art or books or music? I absolutely love how they literally devour the written word at the end. IFC's Portlandia is a spin-off of a shorts project found at THUNDERANT. Another irrevrent segment, "Dream of the 90's" is hilarious, too, in a Flight of The Conchords vein -- check it!

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