IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY
This Portland-based, Oscar-nominated documentarian’s April HBO chronicle of an oil-soaked Louisiana pelican’s rehab was one of the more acclaimed looks back at last year’s Gulf oil disaster. Nothing whets the appetite like ecological catastrophe.
The Oregon Legislature—so funny. At least when this Portland rep stages hijinks. Smith, a Dem, convinced colleagues from both parties to use Rick Astley’s ’80s pop lyrics in speeches. YouTube clickers weighed in with 1.2 million hits. In the words of Rep. Vicki Berger, “Ooo. Ooo.”
MA ANAND SHEELA
The Rajneesh crisis—a guru, an Oregon ranch, robed followers, a poisoned salad bar—rattled the state 25 years ago. Today, Ma Anand Sheela, once spokeswoman for the late Bhagwan, dwells in Switzerland. Sheela, we know 29 months in prison left you sore at Oregon. But in your honor, everybody’s wearing their best saffron. (We’ll bring our own arugula, thank you.)
Sadly, Timbers defender David Horst shaved the Horstache, a ’70s-porn-style lipwarmer which briefly enjoyed its own Twitter following. The soccer pro on PDX: “All you have to do . . . is grow a mustache to get notoriety.” Dave, we invite you to revive Horstache in exchange for apple tart.
Sure, Oregonians dig running, but Brockett takes it further. Much. This Sunset High grad ran across England this spring—more than a marathon every day—to raise money for a Nepali medical clinic. Samone, we salute your good will. Please slow down long enough for an amuse-bouche.
We’re serving these cute cold coffee pounders. Anyone know any coffee-based cocktails?