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Wow! Portland is … boring? Twitter bot mines Google Streetview to mock city’s hip image
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Wow! Portland is … boring? Twitter bot mines Google Streetview to mock city’s hip image

Holding Portland bizarre isn’t as straightforward because it used to be as the town grapples with the identical struggles associated to change and progress that Seattle confronts to the north. However a Twitter bot known as “Wow So Portland!” serves as a pleasant reminder that bizarre nonetheless works in Oregon’s Rose Metropolis.

Created by artist Darius Kazemi, the feed may need 1,900 of essentially the most boring photographs you might think about popping out of a metropolis celebrated for being, as Digg calls it, the “twee capital of the West Coast.”

Neglect every little thing that comes to thoughts if you image Portland — together with the enormous White Stag neon signal or the bridges or bookstores or the meals vans — and as an alternative, take a look at these Google Streetview images of parking heaps, alleys and warehouses. The straightforward phrases juxtaposed in opposition to the photographs seal the comedy deal.

these unbelievable Portlanders are at it once more pic.twitter.com/Uypnk6gNNw

— Wow So Portland! (@wowsoportland) March 12, 2017

hipsters are ruining Portland pic.twitter.com/9RwowdkmEq

— Wow So Portland! (@wowsoportland) March 19, 2017

gosh so Portland pic.twitter.com/rxEH52DxOc

— Wow So Portland! (@wowsoportland) March 20, 2017

solely in Portland pic.twitter.com/Q5DkTxz84c

— Wow So Portland! (@wowsoportland) March 20, 2017

lol Californians are altering Portland pic.twitter.com/Z7NRU4IYen

— Wow So Portland! (@wowsoportland) March 10, 2017

Straight out of post-“Portlandia” Portland and seizing on the backlash that inevitably got here from that present’s reputation, “Wow So Portland!” is an ideal response to tech-fueled cities which might be being dotted with same-same condominium buildings and overrun by an excessive amount of site visitors and … love them or not … Californians!

Kazemi says in his Twitter bio that he makes “bizarre Web artwork” and one other of his tasks, @NiceStatistics, finds “solely the nicest statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.” The bot on this case tracks down the quantity 69 at any time when it exhibits up in random reviews.

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