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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Posted in 1 by cesco7 on March 18, 2009

Today’s Link: Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. ian in hamburg said, on March 19, 2009 at 2:29 am

    For a moment there I thought this was in reference to the bizarre story of Thomas Montgomery:

    (shameless link drop, I know – feel free to remove and add your own.) 🙂

  2. Charlene said, on March 19, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Portland, Dorset and Portland, Ontario, right?

  3. Mandaliet said, on March 19, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Yes, I’m very annoyed at the founders of my city for being so unoriginal. They used a coin toss to decide whether to name the city after Portland (Maine) or Boston.

  4. Andrew said, on March 19, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I used to go to summer camp near Portland (Maine). On at least one occassion, some campers flew to Oregon by mistake.

  5. BJ Gumby said, on March 19, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Reminds me of my college roomie. He had a line on a great job in Dover. He went to Delaware for the interview; unfortunately the company was in New jersey.

  6. tommasz said, on March 19, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Ayuh, been theyah.

  7. yellojkt said, on March 19, 2009 at 9:02 am

    This doesn’t bode well for his other girlfriend in Springfield.

  8. ryanoneil said, on March 19, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Hey, there’s a Portland, CT, too. 🙂

  9. pccmdoc said, on March 19, 2009 at 11:04 am

    And since only one of them is hosting first round games in the NCAA tournament this year he didn’t even have his fallback plan available…

  10. agouti-rex said, on March 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    There are about as many Portlands as there are Springfields, it seems.

  11. Meridith said, on March 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    As a native of the Greater Portland (Maine) Area, this does my heart proud. New England’s very own Red-Headed Stepchild. Well, at least we’re better than Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

  12. Relyt said, on March 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    At least she didn’t tell him to meet her in “Lakewood”. There’s about one of those for every state.

  13. Pirk said, on March 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    and he can’t ask her which Portland she lives in ’cause that’d mean he wasn’t paying attention when she surely told him at least once in conversation before

  14. RB said, on March 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    There’s also a Dover in Ohio…

  15. Dolly said, on March 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Ahhh, star-crossed lovers between Portland and the other Portland.

  16. dimestore lipstick said, on March 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I was born in Burlington–which narrows it down to around 23 states. And 3 provinces.

  17. Doug Bratton said, on March 21, 2009 at 6:12 am


    No joke–I got off a plane in Portland, Oregon from New Jersey some years back, only to see a bunch of airline officials huddled around a crying child–she had been put on the plane to visit her grandparents in Portland, Maine.

    Is it wrong that I found this funny?

  18. Mathew Walls said, on March 22, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Portland, Oregon, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the largest city with the name of Portland
    Portland, Maine, the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine
    Portland, Arkansas
    Portland, Colorado, a defunct city
    Portland, Connecticut
    Portland, a proposed city adjacent to Blue Island, Illinois and later incorporated into it
    Portland, a former name for Fountain, Indiana
    Portland, Indiana
    Portland, Kentucky
    Portland, Louisville, a neighborhood and former town in Louisville, Kentucky
    Portland, Maine
    Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan area
    New Portland, Maine
    South Portland, Maine, adjoining Portland, Maine
    Portland, Michigan
    Portland, Missouri
    Portland, New York
    Portland, North Dakota
    Portland, Ohio
    Portland, Oregon
    Portland metropolitan area
    Portland, Pennsylvania
    Portland, Tennessee
    Portland, Texas
    Portland, Dodge County, Wisconsin
    Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin

    The Isle of Portland in Dorset, England, the origin of the name
    The Isle of Portland, a peninsula on the coast of Dorset
    Borough of Weymouth and Portland, a local government district of Dorset, including the Isle of Portland
    Portland Bill, the headland at the tip of the Isle of Portland
    Portland Harbour, a large man-made harbour between the Isle of Portland and the mainland
    Portland (HM Prison), a prison for male young offenders on the Isle of Portland
    Portland sea area, a part of the English Channel off the Isle of Portland
    Great Portland Street, a street in the West End of London
    Portland College, an education establishment in the county of Nottinghamshire
    Portland Gallery, an art gallery in Westminster, London
    Portland House, a tall building in Westminster, London
    Portland Place, a street in the Marylebone district of central London
    Portland Square, Bristol, a Georgian square in the city of Bristol
    Portland Tower, a tower block in Manchester
    Portland Walk Shopping Centre, a shopping centre in Barrow-in-Furness

    Portland, New South Wales, a small town with the first Australian cement works
    Cape Portland, Tasmania, a cape on the north-eastern tip of Tasmania
    Portland, Victoria, a small regional city and port

    Portland Canal, an inlet between southeastern Alaska and British Columbia
    Portland Estates, Nova Scotia, an area of Halifax
    Portland, Ontario, a small town north of Kingston, Ontario
    Portlands or Port Lands, Toronto, the eastern part of the Toronto waterfront

    Hong Kong
    Portland Street, a popular business and shopping street in Hong Kong

    Portland Row, a thoroughfare in north Dublin City

    Portland, Jamaica, a parish on Jamaica’s north-east coast
    Portland Point, Jamaica’s southernmost point

    Portland, Netherlands, a part of the village of Rhoon, South Holland province

    New Zealand
    Portland, Northland, a small town south of Whangarei
    Portland Island, New Zealand, a small island off the Mahia Peninsula

  19. Harold said, on March 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I have a friend whose sister drove to Newark, Delaware when she meant to be driving to Newark, New Jersey. Heck, they’re not even pronounced the same way.

    At least his girlfriend didn’t live on Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

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