Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm going to ask you just one more time. And it's local?

I can't believe this show has been out for a year and I'm just finding out about it now.

On the right is Carrie Brownstein from a non-local band I love, Sleater-Kinney. On the left is Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live. In the middle is a local actress.

I know it's about Portland Oregon, but all the characters would be right at home in Portland Maine.


  1. As silly as the locavore movement is sometimes, I do think that people get real economic value out of backstories. Look at it this way: what if I offered to give you a discount on your meal if I could, while you ate, explain the horrific factory farm conditions, etc. that brought it to your plate? It's also why I think some soft, voluntary "buy local"ism is OK: the extra paid to local merchants is in exchange for a sense of community and the release of (irrational) guilt. In pure economics terms, this has no value--everyone should shop online for everything as cheaply as possible--, but in the real world it's OK to pay to feel good sometimes.

  2. Steve, you have a great point in there, that aesthetics matter to people. I wrote about the same scenario back in June: