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Surviving The Car Wash

Car Wash

I’d never been through an automatic car wash before I moved to Portland.  Where I grew up, you simply threw some laundry detergent in a 5 gallon bucket, grabbed two sponges and went to work on your tan for 25 minutes.

You might think that it rains enough in Portland to keep from having to wash your car, but the amount of grime coming off of the wet roads combined with the buckets of wild goose poop falling from the sky, make it important to visit an automated car wash about every two weeks… unless you don’t mind looking like you’ve just driven in from Sarajevo after a round of heavy shelling.


Valentine’s Viewing

Kevin James

It can be tricky to find a movie to watch with your significant other on Valentine’s day.  To be honest, this is the night of the year where men usually “take one for the team” at the local cineplex.

To be fair, women usually take it on the chin for the other 364  available viewing days.


Acknowledging, Admitting, Acting


This weekend, during a televised interview with Anderson Cooper,  John Mayer will admit to being a jerk.

It won’t exactly be a startling revelation.

It seems that Mr. Mayer, who boasts an extensive and well-documented public record of insufferability, crude offensiveness, and wild oat-sowing might be the last person with a television to understand that a decade of behavior befitting a member of the Sheen family is incredibly hard to overlook.

That said, it’s important to realize that admitting you have a problem is always the first step.

“The first step towards what?” is the real question though isn’t it?


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