Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.

bizarro land

went to Portland for Santa Rampage this weekend- may write that up, may not. But what I really want to mention is the Portland Mercury.

I already knew it was the "sister" paper of Seattle's Stranger.
You'll notice that, at least this week (maybe always), they share a cover. But they also reprint movie reviews and features by Seattle writers, and even when "I, anonymous" has different content depending on location, it's still weird to be reading "I, anonymous" in another paper. Maybe 1/4 to 1/6 of the editorial content is shared, and not just the obvious syndicated stuff like "Savage Love".

The effect of reading the paper is familiar, but unsettlingly foreign at the same time. Ivan said it best: "I feel like I'm in Shelbyville".

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