If you want to be the first to know all the latest news from Portlandia, the trick is to like the page on Facebookand to follow the show on Twitter @IFCportlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia, like, a lot. That way you’re always in the know and can RT all the best jokes, add pithy comments to Facebook conversations, play Twitter games, hashtag, hashtag, hashtag and constantly be dipping your toes into the perpetual flow of information.
It’s the modern way of the world and everyone loves it. …well, not everyone. In a new clip from Portlandia Carrie has had it and decides to go off the grid and to declare social bankruptcy:
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It’s hard to imagine Comedy Bang! Bang!’s newest bandleader any more animated than he already is, but “Weird Al” Yankovic will soon loosen the shackles of the physical world and become a cartoon. The parody singer has been cast to voice the lead character in Disney XD’s upcoming animated series Milo Murphy’s Law, the new show from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.
As Milo, “Weird Al” plays an accident-prone jinx who suffers from “Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law Condition.” True to the age-old saying, everything that can go wrong for poor Milo does in hilarious fashion. And Al’s dulcet tones won’t be sacrificed either: Milo will occasionally bust out a tune throughout the show and Yankovic will also compose the intro’s theme song.
Of course, “Weird Al” is no stranger to the animated realm. Check out his 3D-rendered ’80s form in UHF’s parody of Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.” And check back for more updates about Al’s debut as Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s new bandleader and musical cohost.
Portlandia is packing their bags and heading to Texas for SXSW.
They aren’t just going to hear the bands at the IFC Fairground, but to give fans a sneak peek at the new season. People lucky enough to get a seat at the panel will be able to preview clips from the fourth season of the Portlandia and talk about the show with series creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in a conversation moderated by Portland comedian Matt Braunger.
If you want to learn all about the writers’ and co-stars’ creative process, and get some behind the scenes info on this hit show head to the Austin Convention Center Room 18ABCD today, Tuesday, March 11 at 3:30PM – 4:30PM.
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While Portlandia features a lot of incredible places, the city of Portland has many more mysterious, wonderful and incredible spots. Here are just a few of the must-see destinations for the curious traveler:
1. The World’s Smallest Park
Mill Ends Park is not only the world’s smallest park, but also back in 1948 it was dedicated as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.
2. Stark’s Vacuum Museum
Opened in the ‘70s, this Portland attraction features historical oddities such as the Depression-era cardboard vacuum and a hand-pumped model from the 1800s.
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3. The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum
An emporium for the weird, creepy, rare, and just plain gross from Bigfoot to an alien autopsy to dried-scorpion topped ice cream this place has it all.
4. The Shanghai Tunnels
Under the city streets lie a series of tunnels that give a clue to Portland’s criminal past. Able-bodied men were kidnapped and sent to work on boats presumably on their way to Shanghai.
5. The Woodstock Mystery Hole
No one knows where it came from but everyone agrees this hole, which is owned and operated by the Universal Church O’ Fun, is very, very deep.
6. The Chocolate Waterfall
The 21-foot chocolate cascade located inside the Candy Basket is crafted from Italian marble and sculpted bronze, and spews an astounding 2700 pounds of chocolate from top to bottom.
7. Rimsky-Korsakoffee House
This eclectic coffee shop is known for its spooky feel, featuring such oddities as a coffin centerpiece and self-rotating tables. This photo of Rimsky-Korsakoffee House is courtesy of TripAdvisor
8. Casa Diablo Vegan Strip Club
It’s a strip club that caters to the ethically minded, so they are basically serving up irony on a plate.