Archive for April, 2009

A brush with greatness…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2009 by joeonthego

Only a Hollywood legend could pull off that outfit.

Only a Hollywood bigshot could pull off that outfit.

In this line of work, I’ve had the chance to meet several big names from the worlds of entertainment, sports and politics. But I’ve never been more excited to meet a celebrity than I was this piece of brightly colored foam. Continue reading

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Sweeps Down for the Count

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 by joeonthego

Unleashing a Nielsen-Noggin-Knocker

Unleashing a Nielsen-Noggin-Knocker

For decades, it has been a Portland television tradition. You know, like Rambling Rod, Big Time Wrestling or Andy Carson in drag. Thankfully, this tradition is about to make like my hairline and disappear. I’m talking about “Sweeps”, the quarterly ratings periods when TV viewers are inundated with “special reports” and over-hyped promotions that would make P.T. Barnum blush. Continue reading

From the Alamo City to Rip City

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 by joeonthego

3415578285_88bffa15b5As a born- again Blazers fan, I am pumped for the start of the NBA playoffs, and even more pumped for the general future of the franchise. Once again, the city is firmly behind its team, which is incredible when you consider that they are following the lead of the NBA’s most hated team (and no I am not talking about the Lakers). Continue reading

Happy Easter!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2009 by joeonthego

I guess it's no weirder than carving pumpkins.

I guess it's no weirder than carving pumpkins.

It’s an exciting time at the Vithayathil household- little Siena is now old enough to enjoy the wonders of Easter. So today, our family gathers together and ponders the great mystery of Easter- specifically: why are we dropping hard boiled eggs into cups of pastel dye? I mean seriously- hard boiled eggs? Does anyone realize what a random tradition that is? Do kids even eat hard boiled eggs? Heck, why not boiled potatoes or sauteed turnips? C’mon Billy- it’s time to paint the Easter rutabagas! Continue reading

Dylan was right- the times are a changing

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2009 by joeonthego

Thank goodness KPTV has a decent health plan- there’s a good chance I will suffer crippling carpal tunnel syndrome while trying to keep up with the changing face of the news biz. These days you can find me on my personal facebook page, the GDO fan page, tweeting on twitter and writing my worthless opinions on this blog. Funny, we didn’t cover any of this stuff in journalism school. Continue reading

Why am I sitting at my computer right now?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2009 by joeonthego

Enjoying Salmon St. Springs with my special girl.

Enjoying Salmon St. Springs with my special girl.

For those of you who (like me) spent today enjoying amazing mid-70s weather, please do us all a favor and do not tell your non-Portland friends about days like this. Continue reading