Long story short, I’m on a mini-vacation in Portland. Yesterday, I went over to the Food Truck Square and did a food crawl. Next thing I knew, I woke up in a park post-sundown with several half-empty bags of food and the worst stomach ache this side of a pie eating contest. A few transients in the area seemed very worried about me. They said I wandered up asking about a peanut butter pickle cheeseburger before doing something I called the “Dance of the Raspberries.” After some Chinatown-esque investigatory work, I concluded that someone had roofied my Food Truck food, although it’s unclear why they would do so. Everything was still in my wallet except for my library card. I also Googled “peanut butter pickle cheeseburger” and found out that it exists. Whether or not I consumed one yesterday and said consumption contributed to my demise is still a mystery.
When I did come home and try to do a script review for Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview,” I passed out before I could get to the finish line. But I do have a TLDR version of the review – “Pineapple Express in North Korea. Kind of funny. What I learned: With Neighbors and now The Interview, the high concept comedy is back! But I’m not sure the ‘wish’ type high concept comedies like Liar Liar are in favor. This implies that more reality-based ideas are en vogue.” I sincerely hope I recover enough to get an article up tomorrow. But Portland seems to be a bit of a Wonderland. There are so many holes to fall into, and not a lot of ways to get out. Until the next time (if there is a next time), good night, and keep Portland weird.