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The dream of the 1890s is alive: Portlandia goes steampunk

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As you may recall, the Dream of the 1890s is alive in Portland. So obviously the residents of Portlandia are really into steampunk, which, in case you don’t know, Wikipedia helpfully defines as “a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.” Yeah, the dream of the 1890s is alive with the added kick of a brass steam engine.

Whether you’re a fan of the gnome race in World of War Craft, prone to watching “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” over and over again, or have Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” on repeat, steampunk has a lot to offer. Especially, if you don’t have a job. When steampunks aren’t re-enacting their favorite airship adventures, they are going to conventions (well, the steampunks that inhabit the world of Portlandia at least). Here’s Carrie getting ready for her big day at the steampunk convention with real members of the Rose City Steampunk Society, appropriately attired:

Watch as Portlandia tackles the steampunk world in this clip from last Friday’s episode and be sure to tune in for a brand new episode as season three continues on Friday at 10/9c:

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Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

Jackie That 70s Show

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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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He’s making furniture now on Portlandia, airing tonight at 10/9c

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Last season Portlandia introduced the catchy song “She’s Making Jewelry Now” about a woman who had given up her day job, cashed out her 401k and followed her bead-filled dream to start making jewelry. Now, because we believe in gender equality and because we know that the desire to make something with your hands is universal, we introduce a man who is following a vision quest to its logical conclusion: homemade, hand-crafted, artisanal furniture. That’s right, he’s making furniture now. Watch as Fred Armisen picks up a power saw, chisel and Shop Vac and puts hand to wood to craft furniture the old-fashioned way. It’s the Dream of the 1890s, but it’s also just one man’s dream.

Watch the clip now and be sure to tune in for a new episode of Portlandia as season three continues Friday at 10/9c:

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Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

Kumail Tours Portlandia: Going steam punk in Portlandia

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If your geography is up to snuff, you probably know that Portlandia is located on the west coast of the United States. But did you also know that it’s also located in the “Wild Wild West”? While not all of Portlandia’s residents live in the strange steampunk world where science fiction meets steam-powered machines in a Western frontier world, some do. In the latest installment of Kumail Tours Portlandia, we send Kumail back to the 19th century as dreamed up by the visionaries of Portland’s Rose City Steampunk Society. A lot of hats are involved as Kumail makes the realization that steampunks are a lot like frat boys. Sort of.

You should probably watch as Kumail goes full steampunk and then tune in for a new episode of Portlandia as season three continues on Friday at 10/9c:

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Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@ifcPortlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia airs on IFC on Fridays at 10/9c

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