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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, July 21st, 2008 02:35 pm
monday

There's a black dude on the sidewalk outside wearing a white pointed hat, asking for money. I can't tell if he's working the irony angle or what.

I can see him pretty clearly from my window. He's also wearing Mickey Mouse gloves and red clown shoes, and is communicating with passersby solely by means of frenziedly honking a bicycle horn.

My co-worker came into my office a minute ago to show off what his new camera can do; namely, he showed me video footage of the annoying sidewalk clown that he had recorded from his office window, complete with sound. The resolution was pretty impressive. "Wow, it's ... just like being there," I said.

The honking sound and street noise audible through my window was distracting me from properly hearing the honking sound and street noise on the video. It was kind of a surreal moment.

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acadiabaird
acadiabaird
Acadiabaird
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)

if you can't beat em, join em!


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ellettra
ellettra
Na zdraví
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)

it's times like these that make me wish i worked downtown SO MUCH. we had a milk jug of pee on the street outside our office last week, but otherwise we don't get much colorful action here in Lair Hill. i guess that's good on the whole.


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(Anonymous)
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)

Is that THE guy, or another guy?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)

Hm. If there's more than one black dude walking around Portland while wearing a pointy white hat, white gloves, red clown shoes, and honking a bicycle horn, this is going to be a really long summer.


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Monday, July 21st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)

He's not the guy who wears a mickey mouse hat and does magic tricks on the freeway entrances, is he?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)

Nope.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, July 25th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)

I've only seen one dude who wears a Mickey Mouse hat, and he plays the trumpet. I've never seen him do magic tricks, so it would definitely be the same guy. I'm more comfortable with that possibility than I am with multiple buskers in Mickey Mouse gear.


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meisterdorf
still plays with trains
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)

I just got a nikon coolpix P80 and it takes totally awesome videos.


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adr0ck
adr0ck
So I'm the Grape Ape
Monday, July 21st, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)

someone else on my FL passed a dude recently holding a sign asking for donations because "ninjas killed my whole family/need money for karate lessons".

:D


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ldwheeler
ldwheeler
ldwheeler
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)

Yup -- and it turns out he's part of a MOVEMENT of people holding ninja-killed-my-family signs.

Shudder.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)

A movement? Or ignored victims of THE NINJAPOCALYPSE?


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ldwheeler
ldwheeler
ldwheeler
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)

You never see that coming.

* Rim shot. *


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)

* slow clap *


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(Anonymous)
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)

hey, i didn't know you were IN HERE TOO! ;)


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adr0ck
adr0ck
So I'm the Grape Ape
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)

oops, that was me. up there.


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pandoranoir
pandoranoir
Pandora Noir
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure if it's the same guy, but there was a guy in a similar costume singing off-tune christmas carols with a honking horn. I walked past with my camera in hand down by my side (not aimed at him) and he got up and threatened to hurt B and I if we took more pictures (which, I pointedly had not) and told us if we didn't take the film out of the [digital] camera, we were going to get hurt. Fun times.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)

Here you go. Same dude?


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pandoranoir
pandoranoir
Pandora Noir
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)

Nope, the guy who harrassed us was much taller and slimmer.


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set1981
set1981
Friday, July 25th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)

Was he wearing a white conductors type outfit? Matt and I were "lucky" enough to see him on Burnside by Powell's when we were just visiting Portland two weeks ago. We actually got a video of him playing the Star Wars theme on his trumpet, LOLLLLLL oh man it was hilarious. I love how badly he plays, but he just rocks it!!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, July 25th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)

Nope, different dude.


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