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Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews J. Mascis

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We love Dinosaur Jr. and it’s iconic frontman J. Mascis (feel free to go watch his performance at our house at SXSW 2011 when you are done here). We also love Portlandia. (Duh.) So we were thrilled to find out that Candace (aka Fred Armisen), of Portland’s fine feminist bookstore, Women & Women First, got a chance to interview the notoriously reticent singer about his band’s forthcoming album, “I Bet On Sky,” which comes out September 18th. As you can tell by their dynamic rapport in the rather illuminating and not at all awkward interview, these two are old friends. They met when J. Mascis showed up during Portlandia The Tour last year. That explains their chemistry. Now hopefully Toni (Carrie Brownstein) won’t get too jealous when she sees this.

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The third season of Portlandia comes to IFC in January 2013

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself, what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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The Portlandia Brunch Special airs tonight

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So hey, whatcha doing tonight? Putting birds on things? Pickling stuff? Making artisanal knots? Getting the gear? Oh cacao! We know what you’re doing tonight! You are watching the Portlandia Brunch Special when it airs tonight at 11/10c. And of course you are tuning in early for the Mixtape Marathon starting at 6 p.m. ET, right? I mean, why wouldn’t you want to watch your eight favorite episodes of the Emmy nominated sketch comedy show?

While we wait for the third season of Portlandia to grace our little channel, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mayor Kyle Maclachlan and more are back in the director’s cut of Brunch Village. Last season’s finale featured Fred, Carrie, The Mayor, Peter, Nance and a bunch of your favorite Portlandia denizens waiting in line for the city’s most popular brunch spot and its world famous marionberry pancakes, along with a memorable appearance by Tim Robbins. The Brunch Special promises an extended look at the adventures of brunch seekers in Portlandia plus behind-the-scenes videos with the Fred and Carrie along with director Jonathan Krisel.

Watch this clip where Jonathan Krisel shows the extent he will go for his craft (which completely explains why he was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding direction) and that other guy? Yeah, that’s celebrity chef Bobby Flay:

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Portlandia returns to IFC tonight with the Mixtape Marathon from 6 – 10 p.m. ET; followed by the Brunch Special at 11/10c

“Portlandia” nominated for two Primetime Emmys

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It’s a good day to be Fred and Carrie.

The nominees were announced for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning and “Portlandia,” still hot off its second season, was nominated in two major categories. Considering that only 16 episodes have been aired between the show’s two seasons, that’s pretty impressive, especially given the show received one Emmy already for its first season.

“Portlandia” earned nods in both the “Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series” category (for “One Moore Episode,” of course) and in the “Outstanding Writing For Variety Series” category. That puts them up against some very tough and very prestigious competition.

In both nomination categories, “Portlandia” will face off against Emmy darlings “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and “Saturday Night Live.” In the directing group, “Late Show with David Letterman” also received a nod, while it’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that is “Portlandia’s” competitor in “Outstanding Writing.”

Our congratulations go out to everyone involved in the “Portlandia” team, as well as everyone else who was nominated this year. This is certainly a great year for television.

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