213. Who’s Funniest?

(credit: Paul Drinkwater)

(credit: Paul Drinkwater)

Rolling Stone just released their list of the 50 Funniest People Now. Some of my favorites made the cut (Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, Melissa McCarthy). This led me to realize that the Ellen’s and Rosie’s of the world are being pushed out for more quirky, character-type comedians. Take Lena Dunham. Would she have had the same success twenty years ago? Thank God for Kristen Wiig and the Portlandia duo Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. They’ve led us into a new era of comedy. An era that I hope sticks around for a while.

*Note to self: Call Rachel Dratch and Amy Sedaris. Ask them if they want to make a digital short called On The Rocks. We could sip chilled Patron while discussing today’s biggest issues. Like why they didn’t make the Rolling Stone list. Did I mention we shot the promo already?

On The Rocks copy


187. Campbell’s Goes Hipster

Coconut Curry w/ Chicken & Shitake Mushroom

Creamy Smoked Gouda w/ Red Pepper

Creamy Chipotle w/ Roasted Corn and Black Bean Sauce

Golden Lentil w/ Madras Curry

Chicken & Quinoa w/ Poblano Chilies

Moroccan Style Chicken w/ Chickpeas

No, these aren’t the latest creations from your local food truck or the nicer restaurant down the street. These are the new soup flavors from Campbell’s. Yes, Campbell’s. The 140 year-old-company needed a little revitalization so what did they do? They went in search of some good old fashion hipsters. Because hipsters know everything about soup? I find it funny that in order to spice up the everyday “Broccoli and Cheese,” the folks over at Campbell’s turned to cool twenty-something year olds who’ve probably never eaten a can of soup in their lives (unless it was sold at Coachella, of course).

The result? Hipsters in Portland (food truck loving hipsters), San Francisco (foggy hipsters), and Austin (live music hipsters) apparently like to eat soup out of a pouch. Why do I see this being in some sort of Portlandia sketch – specifically within a “Bicycle Rights!” scene (see below). Fred Armisen could easily eat directly out of this new convenient pouch but what’s the fun in that? Picturing him opening a can and trying to use a spoon while dodging cars is definitely funnier. Either way, we’ve got more soup options now thanks to hipsters.

In other soup news, these are coming to Target shelves next week:

137. In Honor of Wedding Season


Wedding season is just beginning and this proposal certainly sets the bar high when it comes to creative ways to pop the question. It actually looks a little Portlandia-ish. Can you imagine walking down that suburban street and seeing an “impromptu” parade taking place? I’d probably join in and pretend like I knew what was going on. Future husband: please take note of this awesome video for future proposal inspiration. Kisses!

93. I know what you’re thinking…

Just your average day in Portland, Oregon

Paraffin waxes are only $10.  Also, this has to be a scene straight out of Portlandia.  It’s not.  But it is in Portland.  I’m thinking possible sketch idea for season 3?  Keep rockin’ PDX.

Speaking of Portlandia, here’s a super fresh inside look into Fred and Carrie’s creative process.

33. Posters are back!

Gosh, I don’t think I’ve owned a poster since my Debbie Gibson days in 1988.  But now, thanks to hip graphic designers like those at DKNG Studios, we can now buy posters like this one about IFC’s hit series Portlandia:

Portlandia “Mixology” Poster Process from DKNG Studios on Vimeo.

*That super cool song was called “Feel It All Out” by Washed Out (which is also the theme song for Portlandia).


I have a slight obsession with the IFC series Portlandia.  It’s quirky, hilarious, random, weird, and so true.  Season 2 just began at the beginning of the month.  I love it so much that I decided to make this little video for you:


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