Derrick has introduced me to Fred Armisen's completely insane new show on IFC, Portlandia. The show strives on the idea that "the dream of the '90s is alive in Portland," where young people move to retire. Derrick and I have always dreamed of living in the Pacific northwest for a brief period of time: riding bikes everywhere, asking our waitress for the life story of Daniel, the chicken we are about to consume, wearing an outfit of Birkenstocks and reclaimed bottle caps, and spending our days rescuing tri-limbed cats and dogs. Luckily, this show allows us to live vicariously through its endless array of emo hipsters!
A few months ago, we walked into three stores in downtown Brooklyn, one right after the other, and each one had more birds in it than the last. We had to give up shopping that day because I developed a serious Tippi Hedren complex. You can imagine our excitement upon viewing our new favorite sketch: "Put A Bird On It."