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WSJ Finally Acknowledges “Hipsters”

I haven’t posted anything about the economy lately, because my terror alert meter has been primarily focused on swine flu and I can only freak out about a single thing at a time. But I thought it was important to point out that Portland decided to showboat for the Wall Street Journal last week, bragging about its “hipsters” and its “vibrant music scene “and “87% unemployment rate” and its “mopey underemployed bike messengers” and who did they get to pose as Melancholy Messenger #3? Scotty O! He’s on the far right behind the prop homeless guy from Newsies, giving his own Tom Joad “I’ll be there” speech to Matt.

“Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, Matty, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad – I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry an’ they know supper’s ready.”

Between Sacha in Forbes and Scotty in the Wall Street Journal, I feel like the current and former messengers of Portland are finally hitting the big time. Like Kevin Bacon in Quicksilver. The top hat and monocle are the new messenger bag.

Where’s my hot dog cart, moneybags!?