Category: web

Inserting geometry with PostGIS and psycopg2

This is here mostly to remind myself when I forget later this week, but here’s a look at some problems I had trying to insert geometry into a PostGIS database with python and psycopg2.

Basically in trying to update Matt Waite’s TweetsWithR repo I kept running into the same errors, first with spatialite and then with PostGIS. My goal was to take a pair of tweet coordinates from the Twitter api and turn them into point geometry in the database.

My initial (read wrong) plan was to store the coordinates wrapped in the sql call to ST_GeomFromText:

coordinates = "ST_GeomFromText(POINT(%s %s))" % (x,y)

then pass that to the database in an insert along with some other data from the tweet I’d gathered earlier:

c.execute('INSERT INTO tweets(tweet_id, created_date, text, screen_name, geom) VALUES (?,?,?,?,?)', (long(tweet.id), tweet_date, tweet_text, user, coordinates))

Unfortunately that greeted me with geometry error:

pysqlite2.dbapi2.IntegrityError: tweets.geom violates Geometry constraint [geom-type or SRID not allowed]

I tried this first in spatialite and then got the same in PostGIS, which I already had running, so I knew it wasn’t an issue with pyspatialite or the like.

Eventually I found this stackoverflow thread, which lays out the correct way to geometry inserts from psycopg2. The key is to have the PostGIS function in the actual insert and not as part of the python variable you pass to the insert:

coordinates = "POINT(%s %s)" % (x,y)
c.execute('''INSERT INTO tweets(tweet_id, created_date, text, screen_name, geom) VALUES (%s,%s,%s,%s,ST_GeomFromText(%s,4326))''', (long(tweet.id), tweet_date, tweet_text, user, coordinates))

Unfortunately no one on the internet has ever had this issue with SQLite3 or spatialite apparently, so it wasn’t until I started searching for PostGIS results that I found this.

Tracking Oregon newspaper endorsements

Another quick post for a quick project.

Putting together my ballot for the November election, I looked up a few Oregon newspapers to check on their endorsements on certain issues. I don’t put a whole lot of stock in these (the main value is a reality check on smaller ballot measures to make sure they’re not full of it), but having worked at a paper and knowing some of the smart, thoughtful people who write these endorsements, I always like to see who went for what.

Of course that ended up in a spreadsheet, which I saw as a great opportunity to practice using Twitter Bootstrap and Tabletop.js. Thus Oregon Newspaper Endorsements was born.

I know this has zero real-world value for anyone, but it was a good exercise for me to learn some new tools and keep up on jquery, using data I had lying around basically. It was a lot of fun, with the added bonus of having the election (and Oregon’s early vote by mail) give me a tangible deadline.

 

Using the Twitter and Face.com APIs to put googly eyes on people

UPDATE: So obviously with the Face.com API changes this project no longer works, but if a project of mine had to die I’m glad it was something like this and not, say, an open government tool. The world is not worse off for not being able to put googly eyes on twitter avatars.

This year I’ve decided to really make an effort to learn coding, in all its glorious and torturous forms.

That’s led me to look for more excuses to do anything somewhat code related, from joining CodeYear to building more random things for this site.

I’ve been doing more with APIs at work recently (mostly OpenStates) and wanted to give myself a project to force some practice. Thus was born TweetEyes.

It’s a very juvenile application which allows a user to search for a Twitter account, load the avatar and then — if there’s a face in the photo — put googly eyes on it. World Peace will surely follow.

The page relies on the Twitter and Face.com APIs. While Twitter is recognizable to most, Face.com does most of the heavy lifting. The application takes a photo and then parses it for faces, returning data such as gender, whether or not the person is smiling or is wearing glasses and most importantly for me, position of features such as eyes, nose and mouth.

I first saw it used in Dan Nguyen’s Congressmiles, which rates the smiles of congresspeople based on tags returned by Face.com.

One of the first things that popped into my head as a possible use of the API was the continue one of the running jokes in the newsroom, which is putting googly eyes on anything and everything, from trees to rocks and even kittens. So here we are.

The HTML itself is pretty basic. I load some CSS, Google fonts, JQuery, and some custom JavaScript we’ll get to in a moment. Below there’s a <div> called image which hold the three key components, an <img> which will hold the Twitter avatar and two which will hold a transparent png with the googly eye picture. Below that there’s the search button users will add Twitter handles to, some text which acts first as directions and will later have update the status of a search and then Flickr credit for the frame photo serving as the background. The JavaScript holds the actual meat of the application, calling the two APIs and then manipulating the display elements.

A function tweetFace starts by attaching the PNGs to #eyel and #eyer, storing the user’s search term and updating the text to let him or her know the process has begun. After that the Twitter API get user url is stored as twitter_json.

In sections of the code I use query’s built in $.getJson() method, but for the Twitter call I used $.ajax because the default doesn’t have a good way of inserting a failure callback. On success the json is parsed, storing the twitter user name (which isn’t used at the moment, but my plan is to insert it into the text eventually) and the path to the twitter account’s image. Since twitter API user call returns the normal size image, I replace that with “bigger” to get the larger image option. Error handling is done with complete.

I added two helper functions, one to hide both eyes and another which will be used later to set the position once the eye coordinates are found (I’ll come back to this in a minute).

getPhoto does most of the work of the application, beginning with sending the twitter image url to the Face.com API’s faces.detect and storing the json.

Here I use the default $.getJson(). After pulling the width and height of the image, I check that the json comes with tags, which indicates whether or not a face was detected. From there I used $.each() to start looping through the tags on the photo.

Eye_size resizes the eye based on the size of the face. The formula was a little trial and error, but seems to work OK so far. Since the photo is placed based on its top left edge, I need to move it slightly up and to the left to get the center on the actual eye position, so I use a modified Pythagorean setup to get the position correct.

Originally I had the eye functions combined, but after testing I found out faces can come back with only one eye if the subject is in profile, so now I test for the presence each eye specifically in addition to checking for a face. If the eye isn’t found its visibility is set to none.

Eye position is returned as a pair of x and y coordinates set to a percentage of the photo width and height. To get pixels I reversed that and then subtracted the Pythagorean outcome from before.

Those positions are then sent to the eyeSet function, which sets the CSS positioning of each eye, makes it visible and adjusts the height and width based on the face.

At the bottom is the else case of all this, which alerts the user that no face was found and calls hide_eyes().

If everything goes well the avatar image is updated with the new Twitter user image.

At the end of the script I add the code which will actually call all the code when the user click or hits enter (thanks to this tutorial for help on that):

    $('#search').click(tweetFace);
    $('#query').keyup(function(event){
       if(event.keyCode == 13){
           tweetFace();
       }

That’s it. Definitely not something which will make the world a better place, but it was a good exercise without a lot riding on it. If it collapsed around me, no harm.

Salemia: A study

At 7:41 p.m. on Friday Feb. 4, 2011, Mike Perron posted a seemingly innocent tweet:

Working on a really great web pilot with @Jugbo and @robmcguire about life in Salem. We are thinking of calling it: Salemia. #notreally

Since then (well, until 12:44 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011) there have been 333 tweets using the word or hashtag Salemia.

The idea grew out of the IFC show “Portlandia,” which skewers various aspects of the hipster culture to the north of Salem. Of course, the lifestyle is a little different in the Cherry City.

It took Perron 14 minutes to post the first entry for the pilot:

Salemia. Opening scene: five hipsters fighting over a half smoked cigarette outside Chelsea’s place… #Salemia

It quickly evolved from there, with location moving to Greyhound stations, Olive Garden, the Marion Street Bridge, the ruins of the Boise Cascade complex and various other crucial Salem scenes.

The meme gained strength that first day, with 117 tweets in the five hours from the post until the end of the day. Fittingly, the last Friday tweet (by kblocksom at 11:42 p.m.):

If you need some amusement, and at least live in Oregon, look up #salemia. I think we have a winner of a show w/these plotlines. 😀

The idea slowed on Saturday, picking up 78 new posts, then 53 on Sunday.  The three weekdays since have averaged 28 new posts, so it seems the fun may be coming to an end, at least until Perron starts posting Salemia videos (by the way, Mike, we’re all waiting).

Perron was the leader of the mob, finishing with 109 total Salemia tweets (including retweets). Scriptdave was second with 46 while MnLs was MelinaThomson tied with 20 each. Overall, 51 different users tweeted the meme while 21 had multiplpe posts (summarized below).

user tweets
PerronBrothers 109
scriptdave 46
MnLs 20
MelinaTomson 20
GinoCorridori 14
KandN 13
SalemFM 12
emilygrosvenor 10
BillFarmer 9
kidcapitale 8
Jugbo 7
oregonbrian 6
KWilliamsBrown 5
aaronjamesyoung 5
tyhildebrand 4
BillChurchMedia 4
kblocksom 3
ChrisHaganSJ 2
RachaelRossman 2
videomash 2
willbragg 2

Note: This data came from a scrape of a search for “Salemia” using the Twitter search API. This is new for me so if you notice anything wrong drop a comment and I can try to fix it and repost.

http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 20:44|scriptdave|@runnerteri @perronbrothers First episode will be group of Twitter friends eating at LaCapitale &amp; arguing correct pronunciation of Salemia.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1193055007/36f10f10-684e-4924-930d-5f2ebdb31e3c_normal.png|09-Feb=2011 20:34|runnerteri|@perronbrothers @scriptdave When can we expect the first episode of #Salemia?|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 20:31|scriptdave|The Governor’s Cup is forced to take down the display of Governor Dudley’s Trail Blazer jockstrap. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1174016162/154573_1737348673785_1240675314_1966821_1330191_n_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:25|beachbrum|RT @kidcapitale: If you see a guy walking around downtown wearing an @eatsalem hat, and a plaque on a gold chain around his neck, that’s me. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1051472318/me-cr_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:17|willbragg|Business plans counting on Willamette students, unaware that every student receives explicit warnings not to wander from campus. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:13|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Struggling print shop finds niche market in designing professional signs for panhandlers. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 20:08|scriptdave|Struggling print shop finds niche market in designing professional signs for panhandlers. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:01|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Boise Cascade changes mind. Wants building back. City offers Courthouse Square. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:01|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: 3rd grader signs bill into law during field trip to Governor’s office. Oregon law requires Governor to learn new crayon signature. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 20:00|PerronBrothers|RT @kidcapitale: If you see a guy walking around downtown wearing an @eatsalem hat, and a plaque on a gold chain around his neck, that’s me. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 19:58|PerronBrothers|$$ RT @BillChurchMedia: @perronbrothers #Salemia discovers the Statesman’s building janitor is the editor.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 19:20|kidcapitale|If you see a guy walking around downtown wearing an @eatsalem hat, and a plaque on a gold chain around his neck, that’s me. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1153692057/church1209_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 19:11|BillChurchMedia|@perronbrothers #Salemia discovers the Statesman’s building janitor is the editor.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 18:08|scriptdave|Patron at Straight From New York Pizza confuses the men pictured on wall of loyal customers as sex offenders. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 17:55|scriptdave|3rd grader signs bill into law during field trip to Governor’s office. Oregon law requires Governor to learn new crayon signature. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 17:52|scriptdave|Boise Cascade changes mind. Wants building back. City offers Courthouse Square. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 16:53|PerronBrothers|After driving his children out to the Marion County shops, @scriptdave realizes that the ground is a super*FUND* site.  Not *fun*. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 16:46|PerronBrothers|Following a complicated annexation, the Blueberry Cafe is again outside city limits.  Marion Co. moves to shut it down.  Again.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 16:31|PerronBrothers|Late at the SJ, an unshaven @BillChurchMedia is mistaken for the ghost of Asahel Bush by building janitor.  http://bit.ly/hnXliC #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|09-Feb=2011 15:52|scriptdave|Juicy Fruit sponsors the remodel of the Oregon State Hospital. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 15:46|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: The new Salem biz, &quot;Coops on Stilts&quot;, found it’s niche after city passed restrictive chicken ordinance.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 15:43|PerronBrothers|Community consisting of food cart vendors, photographers, and pet sitters form the Closet of Commerce.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 05:59|BillFarmer|scene #36: Split screen into 4 windows; each showing a different person tweeting a unique idea about #Salemia and #salemOR|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 01:47|KandN|The new Salem biz, &quot;Coops on Stilts&quot;, found it’s niche after city passed restrictive chicken ordinance.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1207668698/just_me_1_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 00:22|tyhildebrand|RT @scriptdave: Parents return from two day romantic getaway to retrieve children left at McDonald’s Playland on Commercial. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|08-Feb=2011 23:06|scriptdave|Willamette ESD closes for good. Statesman Journal scrambles to find something else to report on. Settles on cover story of Salemia. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/sticky/default_profile_images/default_profile_5_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 22:07|MKGallardo|RT @PerronBrothers: City council adopts new slogan: The City Too Nice For The Governor To Live Here Twice. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1213046346/salem_etsy_logo_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:55|SalemEtsy|RT @GinoCorridori: Neighborhood Harvest group organizes volunteers to paint the downtown Chula Vista restaurant. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1153692057/church1209_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:43|BillChurchMedia|RT @PerronBrothers: City council adopts new slogan: The City Too Nice For The Governor To Live Here Twice. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:42|PerronBrothers|City council adopts new slogan: The City Too Nice For The Governor To Live Here Twice. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:37|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Parents return from two day romantic getaway to retrieve children left at McDonald’s Playland on Commercial. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|08-Feb=2011 21:33|scriptdave|Parents return from two day romantic getaway to retrieve children left at McDonald’s Playland on Commercial. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:26|GinoCorridori|Neighborhood Harvest group organizes volunteers to paint the downtown Chula Vista restaurant. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1225027133/Whowuddathunkit_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 21:12|Whowuddathunkit|RT @scriptdave: 29 year old man finally emerges from Erector Set Tower at A.C. Gilbert. Believed to have been missing since field trip in 1990. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|08-Feb=2011 21:01|scriptdave|29 year old man finally emerges from Erector Set Tower at A.C. Gilbert. Believed to have been missing since field trip in 1990. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|08-Feb=2011 20:49|scriptdave|Transient uses blow torch to steal bike stand outside Santiam Bicycle. Police capture suspect as he tries to peddle away. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/622611333/lnfavatar_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 19:37|LifeSourceFoods|@scriptdave We definitely took it that way, lovin’ #salemia. :)|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 18:25|oregonbrian|Trader Joe’s opening emboldens South Salem residents to secede from city and press for full annexation by Portland.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 17:46|oregonbrian|Stylish NY woman in high heels and designer miniskirt arrested in downtown Salem for streetwalking. Also, breaking blue jean law. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 17:41|PerronBrothers|RT @SalemFM: Salem’s &quot; Gold Man &quot; agrees to sell right arm and is touring with Def Leppard to help balance budget. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 16:39|PerronBrothers|@GinoCorridori I like the sound of Moss City.  #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 16:28|PerronBrothers|RT @BillChurchMedia: If all the world is a stage, the elevated bathrooms at the transit mall must be the Kodak Theatre of #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1153692057/church1209_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 16:25|BillChurchMedia|If all the world is a stage, the elevated bathrooms at the transit mall must be the Kodak Theatre of #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 16:10|PerronBrothers|Thankfully, @oregonbrian archived his favorite #salemia tweets in one place.  Very cool.  http://bit.ly/hevsch|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1207668698/just_me_1_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 16:02|tyhildebrand|RT @aaronjamesyoung: I vote we start using the #salemia hashtag in place of #salemOR|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/668458633/tz1-logo-97371_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 13:17|97371|&quot;#Salemia&quot; sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/fLzbOh via http://outside.in/97371|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitzip.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TwitZip&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 08:33|GinoCorridori|City of Salem proudly earns the distinction &quot;Moss City USA&quot; Puts banners up downtown. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|08-Feb=2011 06:47|SalemFM|Live action &quot; The Far Side &quot; to start filming on Lancaster Ave. this spring. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|08-Feb=2011 06:45|SalemFM|Salem’s &quot; Gold Man &quot; agrees to sell right arm and is touring with Def Leppard to help balance budget. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|08-Feb=2011 06:17|SalemFM|Portland snags MTV’s The Real World as next locale. Salem granted permanent production studios for Cupcake Wars and Intervention. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/818718483/portland_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:26|ypPDX|&quot;#Salemia&quot; sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://ow.ly/1beiOf|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.hootsuite.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;HootSuite&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1130079461/shot_1285302575625_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:13|garylwest|RT @oregonbrian: &quot;#Salemia&quot; sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/dOoAdG|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.typepad.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TypePad&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/74535498/Portland_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:08|PortlandNews_|&quot;#Salemia&quot; sets off capital city Twitter frenzy: Hines Sight \u2014 Tue Feb 08 03:43:07 UTC 2011 Wow, something excit… http://bit.ly/fIOX3i|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitterfeed.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twitterfeed&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:02|MelinaTomson|@GinoCorridori  We are going to do it until your people talk to @perronbrothers people and start filming ;-D #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 04:56|PerronBrothers|RT @aaronjamesyoung: I vote we start using the #salemia hashtag in place of #salemOR|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 04:52|aaronjamesyoung|I vote we start using the #salemia hashtag in place of #salemOR|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 04:36|PerronBrothers|RT @MelinaTomson: @emilygrosvenor  changes the name of her blog to Seriously Sleepy in Salem and hires the 7 hobos as ghost writers #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 04:28|GinoCorridori|Oh no! Not this again. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 03:43|oregonbrian|&quot;#Salemia&quot; sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/dOoAdG|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.typepad.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TypePad&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 02:51|emilygrosvenor|RT @MelinaTomson: @emilygrosvenor  changes the name of her blog to Seriously Sleepy in Salem and hires the 7 hobos as ghost writers #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 02:28|PerronBrothers|$$ RT @MelinaTomson: @EatSalem changes the name of the blog to Eat Elsewhere as fast food chains over take  Salem #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1153692057/church1209_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 02:25|BillChurchMedia|RT @MelinaTomson: @EatSalem changes the name of the blog to Eat Elsewhere as fast food chains over take  Salem #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 02:23|MelinaTomson|@EatSalem changes the name of the blog to Eat Elsewhere as fast food chains over take  Salem #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 02:19|MelinaTomson|@emilygrosvenor  changes the name of her blog to Seriously Sleepy in Salem and hires the 7 hobos as ghost writers #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 00:56|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Salem-Keizer School District students learn about the Oregon Trail. Not the pioneer trail, but the food stamps card. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/867926296/twitter_4_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 20:37|RubyBastille|@scriptdave I’ve seen &quot;Keep Salem Lame&quot; bumperstickers. Grassroots movement? #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 19:32|MelinaTomson|@GinoCorridori @perronbrothers  I need people. I only have little people and pets… ;-D #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 17:33|GinoCorridori|@MelinaTomson @perronbrothers have your people call my people.\n\nRing…ring…hello? #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:56|MelinaTomson|@perronbrothers @GinoCorridori  You could have Gino driving in circles in the parking lot for hours trying to find a spot… #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:53|PerronBrothers|@MelinaTomson I’ll do it if  @GinoCorridori  stars in an episode. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:51|MelinaTomson|@GinoCorridori @PerronBrothers  You could have shorts about the transit mall, Safeway, Wal-mart, fast food… #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:30|GinoCorridori|Conveyor belt burritos. Muchas Gracias takes over downtown sushi restaurant location. Creates service model for all MG franchises. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:12|emilygrosvenor|New York Times feature 36 Hours in Salem only features must-hit pawn shops. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:06|PerronBrothers|@scriptdave So when are we going to start shooting these? #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 16:04|GinoCorridori|@PerronBrothers @melinatomson you could have a whole episode about winco #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 15:50|PerronBrothers|Drug dealers happy to return to Courthouse Square.  Say goodbye to temp jobs at Honeybaked Ham.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 15:48|MnLs|RT @scriptdave: In keeping with Portland’s &quot;Keep Portland Weird&quot; mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes &quot;Keep Salem Stagnant.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 15:34|scriptdave|Salem Police Chief declares: &quot;We’re not Portland. We shoot after questioning.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 15:29|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: In keeping with Portland’s &quot;Keep Portland Weird&quot; mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes &quot;Keep Salem Stagnant.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 15:25|scriptdave|In keeping with Portland’s &quot;Keep Portland Weird&quot; mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes &quot;Keep Salem Stagnant.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 14:40|PerronBrothers|Safeway tweaks Gregorian calendar. New week consists of Sun-Mon-Fri-Sat. Employees work everyday. Still don’t qualify for benefits. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 14:27|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Frustrated Coffee in Motion owner takes out the competition by driving doubledecker bus over Bikini Coffee Company. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 14:26|PerronBrothers|Transient snatches $10 worth of beer from Safeway. K-9 Unit rolls out. $1,000 search ensues.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/849845422/Photo_7_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 09:28|RobDrinkenstein|RT @MnLs: To boost tourism, City exploits &quot;Bush&quot; Park, erects statues of GHW and GW, converts Bush House to &quot;G-Dub’s Folksy Cowboy Funhouse.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/418427571/Carrie_2_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 08:17|extremechox|Dannon rejects Salem for new factory #culturewontgrow #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 07:38|MnLs|To boost tourism, City exploits &quot;Bush&quot; Park, erects statues of GHW and GW, converts Bush House to &quot;G-Dub’s Folksy Cowboy Funhouse.&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 07:36|scriptdave|Frustrated Coffee in Motion owner takes out the competition by driving doubledecker bus over Bikini Coffee Company. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 07:17|scriptdave|Salem Hospital builds sky tram to help patients locate parking structure. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 07:06|scriptdave|Struggling artist enraged when crayon drawing on butcher paper at Willamette Burger Company is not displayed on wall. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 07:04|PerronBrothers|@scriptdave Dudley is a nice touch.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 07:03|scriptdave|Governor Chris Dudley relocates Manhonia Hall to Vancouver, WA to avoid taxes. Uses Skype to perform office duties. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1051472318/me-cr_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:57|willbragg|RT @kidcapitale: Center St. Safeway at any time of day. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 06:56|scriptdave|Former mayor Janet Taylor mistaken for Ronald McDonald by three year-old at Riverfront Park. Still poses for picture. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 06:46|scriptdave|Foodie discovers Salem Roll at Sushi Kyo isn’t sushi, nor is it found only in Salem. Drowns sorrows in bottle of Portland Punch. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:42|PerronBrothers|RT @MnLs: Large conservative population drawn to city for huge park named after Bush family. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:42|MnLs|Large conservative population drawn to city for huge park named after Bush family. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:40|PerronBrothers|$$ RT @scriptdave: WU Freshman confused why Court Street Dairy Lunch isn’t opened for dinner. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 06:37|scriptdave|WU Freshman confused why Court Street Dairy Lunch isn’t opened for dinner. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 06:33|scriptdave|West Salem residents revolt following opening of yet another coffee chain / car wash / tanning salon along Wallace Road. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:25|PerronBrothers|RT @oregonbrian: National Guard called out for crowd control after opening of 148th Subway Restaurant in Salem creates frenzied joy among locals. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|07-Feb=2011 06:18|SalemFM|Trader Vic’s coming to Salem next to Trader Joe’s. Both will carry Auto Traders. Burt Lee’s Tahiti Lounge is what we really want.  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|07-Feb=2011 06:13|SalemFM|Jonathan’s restaurant cited for incorporating waaaaay too much Ambien in their Club sandwich. Like, 4X the legal amount for a club. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:10|PerronBrothers|RT @kidcapitale: Center St. Safeway at any time of day. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 06:10|kidcapitale|Center St. Safeway at any time of day. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 05:57|emilygrosvenor|RT @oregonbrian: Woman in persistent vegetative state at Salem Hospital makes miraculous recovery after being moved to Portland. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 05:46|oregonbrian|Statesman Journal publishes editorial not cleared by Salem Chamber of Commerce. Publisher immediately replaced by Dick Withnell. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 05:28|MnLs|@kblocksom Thanks. Saw them downtown within moments of each other. Show dichotomy that is #salemia, I think.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 05:25|oregonbrian|National Guard called out for crowd control after opening of 148th Subway Restaurant in Salem creates frenzied joy among locals. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 05:19|oregonbrian|Woman in persistent vegetative state at Salem Hospital makes miraculous recovery after being moved to Portland. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:51|MelinaTomson|Tired of wearing skinny jeans, the Golden Pioneer opts for parachute pants.  &quot;U can’t touch this&quot; becomes city song.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:44|MelinaTomson|@perronbrothers  I bet you could get Salem Cinema to play it.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:43|PerronBrothers|@MelinaTomson It would be fun to shoot some #Salemia. In the meantime, really busy with another local project. (wink)|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:40|MelinaTomson|@perronbrothers  Oh I will.  I’m mulling over  a couple of other ideas.  Just need to get them into less than 140 characters. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:40|PerronBrothers|@MelinaTomson Let’s keep adding to it. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 04:37|MelinaTomson|@perronbrothers  well you know you rock for starting it.  It’s been a hoot to read.  I think you need to film it. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 03:44|MelinaTomson|@SalemFM  Ha…if only… #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 03:43|MelinaTomson|@SalemFM  That #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 03:42|MelinaTomson|@MnLs  you realize calling us Salemanders makes us sound like lizards, right?  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/203419475/bars1_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 03:01|videomash|After the Black-Eyed Peas, check out Doug’s World. Two hours of fun in #salemia http://ping.fm/ySu2o|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 22:54|PerronBrothers|Big thanks to @emilygrosvenor for writing that bit on #salemia and all of you who keep bringing the funny.  Cheers.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 22:20|BillFarmer|New live music club opens across from retirement home, leaves doors open during evening shows; all puzzled at resident’s reactions #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 21:56|emilygrosvenor|@sbsalem ok, I got the memo, but late. Added the graphic to my post. http://bit.ly/hM6XxS|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/621673929/Perched_Goldman_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 21:15|BigGoldGuy|RT @scriptdave: Oregon Legislature discovers uncanny similarities between Oregon Pioneer &amp; Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/95991334/capitol_normal.png|06-Feb=2011 20:39|eatsalem|#salemia Super Blog Sunday #sbsalem|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1012642314/jessglasses_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 20:03|DIYStudio|@emilygrosvenor thank God you made sense of #Salemia for me. Gosh, I’m clueless!|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|06-Feb=2011 19:51|SalemFM|WordOfMouth Bistro hires waiting patrons as Valets. Wait time for brunch cut down to 75 minutes. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/467905525/allyourbase_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 19:34|93memes|The rise of the #Salemia meme \u00ab Desperately Seeking Salem: The rise of the #Salemia meme. Thanks a lot, Mike Per… http://bit.ly/gOl5Z0|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitterfeed.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twitterfeed&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 19:31|PerronBrothers|Thanks, E! RT @emilygrosvenor: Junk Worth Touching. Or: The Rise of the #Salemia meme. This is for you, @perronbrothers http://bit.ly/hM6XxS|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1099927706/cabal-22_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 19:07|RachaelRossman|RT @KandN: West Salem destroys Marion Street Bridge. Changes name to East Rickreall. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1099927706/cabal-22_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 19:06|RachaelRossman|RT @BillFarmer: Third bridge to Salem found but no one uses it; &quot;not enough lane-changers&quot; say drivers. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 19:01|emilygrosvenor|Junk Worth Touching. Or: The Rise of the #Salemia meme. This is for you, @perronbrothers http://onion.com/152yxa|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 18:33|MnLs|Sports bars market professional sporting events as &quot;hands-free&quot; video games. Every patron claims to be controlling LeBron James. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 18:32|emilygrosvenor|RT @scriptdave: Oregon Legislature discovers uncanny similarities between Oregon Pioneer &amp; Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 18:18|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Marion Street Bridge jumper is eclipsed by a one-man unicyclist critical mass protester. 10K motorists forced to cross by ferry. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 18:17|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Oregon Legislature discovers uncanny similarities between Oregon Pioneer &amp; Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 17:08|MnLs|@perronbrothers Yes! I was thinking along those lines for my #salemia tweet about how Salemanders don’t know anything about prof sports.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|06-Feb=2011 08:30|scriptdave|Marion Street Bridge jumper is eclipsed by a one-man unicyclist critical mass protester. 10K motorists forced to cross by ferry. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|06-Feb=2011 08:20|scriptdave|Oregon Legislature discovers uncanny similarities between Oregon Pioneer &amp; Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 05:37|PerronBrothers|RT @emilygrosvenor: Transvestite who walks Savage road  wins Salem’s Next Top Model #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 05:34|emilygrosvenor|Transvestite who walks Savage road  wins Salem’s Next Top Model #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 05:15|emilygrosvenor|RT @PerronBrothers: All Salem sign and print shops close after the &quot;Chelsea’s Place&quot;-style cardboard storefront signs become the rage. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 05:11|emilygrosvenor|RT @SalemFM: Salem School for the Deaf leases property on Broadway and Market. Doug Hoffman furious. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1119810938/MichelleTwitter_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 03:38|MichelleAtSJ|RT @mrose_SJ: Try searching for the  #salemia hashtag.  You’ll find funny jabs at Salem.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/117739844/Emily_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 03:14|emilygrosvenor|RT @kidcapitale: Trader Joe’s finally opens to overwhelming crowds but soon closes because &quot;the wine was too expensive&quot;.#Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 03:01|MnLs|I’ve been trying to come up with a #salemia plotline involving Salem’s complete lack of enthusiasm for the Trailblazers. Anyone?|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/59772749/smallerpic_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 02:21|SalemBrokerMel|RT @SalemFM: Salem area chickens gathering sigs 2 remove  Teriyaki &amp; Bar B Que sauces – offer compromise 2 keep &quot; jerk &quot; available #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 02:15|BillFarmer|USA Today retracts designation of Salem as Tree City after friday’s Pub Crawl used &quot;Loggers&quot; for the theme &amp; people go wild. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 02:02|BillFarmer|In 2025 city considering what to do with Courthouse Square.  &quot;Perhaps a transit center?&quot; suggests new city councilor. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 01:07|MelinaTomson|@lopezjen  have you read the #salemia hashtag?|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 22:14|SalemFM|Salem skips over adopting new city slogan and goes straight for kidnapping one from Chicago. City of hunched shoulders. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:59|SalemFM|Nervous Commercial Realtors apply &quot;Golds Gym Standard&quot; and allow 3 week lease contracts. Golds Gym still require 1 year memberships #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 21:42|MelinaTomson|RT @PerronBrothers: Courthouse Square closing &quot;really sucks&quot; according to local meth dealer who considers selling door to door.  #Salemia.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 21:40|PerronBrothers|Courthouse Square closing &quot;really sucks&quot; according to local meth dealer who considers selling door to door.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:38|SalemFM|Salem School for the Deaf leases property on Broadway and Market. Doug Hoffman furious. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 21:37|PerronBrothers|RT @SalemFM: Salem bars slapped with discrimination lawsuit for making smoking areas &quot; too nice.&quot; Non smokers now demand fire pits too. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:35|SalemFM|Salem area chickens gathering signatures to remove all Teriyaki and Bar B Que sauces – offer compromise to keep &quot; jerk &quot; available #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:31|SalemFM|Salem bars slapped with discrimination lawsuit for making smoking areas &quot; too nice.&quot; Non smokers now demand fire pits too. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:11|SalemFM|Tan older guy with slick backed hair and brown suit, trenchcoat, endlessly walking downtown Salem finally finds his car #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 20:47|PerronBrothers|RT @Jugbo: RT @joderss: Lancaster Drive-Battle of the sign holders. Not enough to just stand there, you have to be crazy!  Quite entertaining #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/sd2&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Seesmic Desktop&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 20:43|Jugbo|RT @joderss: Lancaster Drive-Battle of the sign holders. Not enough to just stand there, you have to be crazy!  Quite entertaining #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/sd2&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Seesmic Desktop&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1158474114/MichaelRose2_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 20:36|mrose_SJ|Try searching for the  #salemia hashtag.  You’ll find funny jabs at Salem.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 20:15|Jugbo|RT @PerronBrothers: Vendor discovers food cart is a portal to Narnia. Offers a week long special on Mr. Tumnus gyros. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:59|MnLs|#salemia\n http://yfrog.com/h7u2hdbj http://yfrog.com/h4ifbsqj|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:51|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: Walmart debuts first upscale spa &quot;Wall-newed&quot; in Salem. Once again, regulars protest. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:49|KandN|Walmart debuts first upscale spa &quot;Wall-newed&quot; in Salem. Once again, regulars protest. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:43|PerronBrothers|RT @lopezjen: @MnLs Perfect. Clowns takeover. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:41|PerronBrothers|Clean-up efforts halted after city officials declare that the homeless debris under Court Street bridge is an archeology site. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:40|GinoCorridori|Salemites decide it’s more fun to put out fictional tweets instead of real ones. Facebook remains factual. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/990631962/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:39|lopezjen|@MnLs Perfect. Clowns takeover. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:39|KandN|@MnLs Now that’s frightening! #salemia http://yfrog.com/h4ps6bhj|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:36|GinoCorridori|RT @MnLs: #salemia\n http://yfrog.com/h4ps6bhj|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:35|MnLs|#salemia\n http://yfrog.com/h4ps6bhj|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:32|Jugbo|Lol lol lol, thanks QT @KandN: @Jugbo stars in highest ever rated reality show, &quot;All My Dishes&quot; or &quot;Where ARE All the Bowls?&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:32|PerronBrothers|RT @GinoCorridori: A pet clothing store opens next door to the souvenir shop in the new commercial wing of the state hospital. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:31|GinoCorridori|A pet clothing store opens next door to the souvenir shop in the new commercial wing of the state hospital. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/87645549/DSCF2017_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:28|inspiredjen|LOVE this! RT @KandN: &quot;Keep Salem Lame&quot; hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:26|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: &quot;Keep Salem Lame&quot; hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:20|KandN|&quot;Keep Salem Lame&quot; hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:08|KandN|@Jugbo stars in highest ever rated reality show, &quot;All My Dishes&quot; or &quot;Where ARE All the Bowls?&quot;  #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:00|KandN|Further investigation/excavation in downtown underground tunnels reveals long lost, &quot;Church of Disco&quot;. Geraldo arrives next day. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:54|KandN|@nprscottsimon’s 2010 observation re: downtown Crystal Garden building, puts Salem on Celtic druid hotspot map. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:51|BillFarmer|Third bridge to Salem found but no one uses it; &quot;not enough lane-changers&quot; say drivers. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:51|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: Boise Cascade ruins make national top ten list of &quot;best places to Rapel up and Down Walls&quot;. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:48|KandN|Boise Cascade ruins make national top ten list of &quot;best places to Rapel up and Down Walls&quot;. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:44|KandN|Salem Man discovers Douglas Fir wood fiber is secret ingredient in ALL fast food. Giving new meaning to being a &quot;Tree City&quot;. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:43|BillFarmer|Elsinore theatre revival started to return it to the broken-down, worn-out state of the 60’s in a fit of misdirected nostalgia #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:42|PerronBrothers|Vendor discovers food cart is a portal to Narnia. Offers a week long special on Mr. Tumnus gyros. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:42|BillFarmer|Train no longer stops in Salem due to lack of pedestrians to hit #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:34|PerronBrothers|Theater owner fires comedy instructor for being funnier than him. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1110820135/kelpic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:23|KWilliamsBrown|RT @PerronBrothers: Salemia by @chrishagansj http://t.co/XApn09p|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/tweetbutton&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Tweet Button&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:23|GinoCorridori|RT @KandN: West Salem destroys Marion Street Bridge. Changes name to East Rickreall. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:12|KandN|West Salem destroys Marion Street Bridge. Changes name to East Rickreall. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 18:02|KandN|Naked Friday aficionados storm downtown pub crawl.  Google Street view catches it all on camera. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:53|MnLs|RT @GinoCorridori: CCTV televises Muchos Gracias City Hall grand opening. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:53|MnLs|RT @MelinaTomson: Homeowner converts meth lab to grow lab and gets community improvement award.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:51|MnLs|RT @KandN: Oldest hippie in the world found living in Salem, behind Acid Ball at Riverfront Park. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:50|MnLs|RT @GinoCorridori: Salem man lost 4 days in Keizer Station parking lot. Saves himself by smoke signal from burning tires. Never gets to Round Table. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:49|GinoCorridori|Salem man lost 4 days in Keizer Station parking lot. Saves himself by smoke signal from burning tires. Never gets to Round Table. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:47|KandN|Oldest hippie in the world found living in Salem, behind Acid Ball at Riverfront Park. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 17:27|aaronjamesyoung|fourteen coffee shops open successively in the same location, each lasting about a month and a half #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 17:25|aaronjamesyoung|restaurant next to shopping plaza is demolished to make room for… another shopping plaza #salemia (oh wait, that’s real)|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:23|PerronBrothers|RT @GinoCorridori: Jerry Seinfeld signs on to play @perronbrothers in #salemia, another sitcom about nothing.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:22|PerronBrothers|RT @MelinaTomson: City of Salem buys the Meridian for $1 and converts to Section 8 housing #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:20|MelinaTomson|City of Salem converts hole in the ground left by Boise demolition to a tent city  aptly named the hell hole.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:20|GinoCorridori|Jerry Seinfeld signs on to play @perronbrothers in #salemia, another sitcom about nothing.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 17:00|MelinaTomson|City of Salem buys the Meridian for $1 and converts to Section 8 housing #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:57|MelinaTomson|@thesachambers  You should search the #Salemia hashtag.  It’s hilarious.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 16:56|aaronjamesyoung|@GinoCorridori … and nobody notices a difference #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:54|GinoCorridori|A grassroots campaign in the state penitentiary elects prisoner to the city council. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1151743036/twitter_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:49|thesachambers|RT @MelinaTomson: Homeowner converts meth lab to grow lab and gets community improvement award.  #Salemia (OMG)|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 16:47|aaronjamesyoung|Keizer attempts takeover by sneaking out at night and painting all our street signs blue #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://hotot.org&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Hotot&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:44|MelinaTomson|Homeowner converts meth lab to grow lab and gets community improvement award.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:33|GinoCorridori|CCTV televises Muchos Gracias City Hall grand opening. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:20|MelinaTomson|@LaCapitale opens up and Salemites get confused when the word French  is used to describe it, and it isn’t followed by fries.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 16:10|MnLs|In an effort to combat sex-trafficking reputation, City changes nickname from Cherry City to Cougar Town. Curves memberships soar. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1235376810/ProfilePhoto_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 08:47|teqstar|Man ventures out across U.S. by car. After many wks, he travels back to hometwn just to be cutoff in traffic 1st time since leaving #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nibirutech.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TwitBird&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1208037734/IMG_0244_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 07:42|kblocksom|If you need some amusement, and at least live in Oregon, look up #salemia. I think we have a winner of a show w/these plotlines. :D|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/484224046/orangedroid_normal.GIF|05-Feb=2011 07:41|ginastarke|RT @scriptdave: Marion County DA sends Eugene residents to Oregon State Hospital in an attempt to make Salem the second largest city in the state. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1208037734/IMG_0244_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 07:39|kblocksom|RT @scriptdave: Marion County DA sends Eugene residents to Oregon State Hospital in an attempt to make Salem the second largest city in the state. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:31|PerronBrothers|Salemia by @chrishagansj http://t.co/XApn09p|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/tweetbutton&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Tweet Button&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1114741418/Video_Chris5976_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:25|ChrisHaganSJ|@PerronBrothers A by no means exhaustive report following the spread of the #Salemia meme : http://sfy.co/Ep|&lt;a href=&quot;http://storify.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Storify&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/203419475/bars1_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 07:20|videomash|Sentinel patrols for years downtown at all hours. Every lock that ain’t locked when no one’s around #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1207668698/just_me_1_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:12|tyhildebrand|RT @PerronBrothers: Regulars angry that they must wait for a 4:30 pm table after Olive Garden wins &quot;best Italian restaurant&quot; again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:06|KandN|Adult children disowned in battle over which is best: wine, beer or cider. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:02|PerronBrothers|$$ RT @Sean_Hollenhors: 22yr. old woman choosing the right pajamas for going to Winco. At 12:30 in the afternoon. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:57|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Marion County DA sends Eugene residents to Oregon State Hospital in an attempt to make Salem the second largest city in the state. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:56|scriptdave|Marion County DA sends Eugene residents to Oregon State Hospital in an attempt to make Salem the second largest city in the state. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:53|PerronBrothers|#Salemia is trending in Scotts Mills.  HAHAHA!!! Not.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:51|PerronBrothers|The &quot;Duck In&quot; on State Street hopes to reopen.  Waiting for Muchas Gracias customers to stop ordering Goddamn Oregon burritos.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1210782833/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:44|Enstone|After City Hall sold to Muchas Gracias, City officials condemn structure as earthquake hazard. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Tweetie for Mac&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:41|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: The Salem Airport returns non-stop shuttle service to PDX. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:40|PerronBrothers|All Salem sign and print shops close after the &quot;Chelsea’s Place&quot;-style cardboard storefront signs become the rage. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:39|scriptdave|The Salem Airport returns non-stop shuttle service to PDX. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1207668698/just_me_1_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:37|tyhildebrand|RT @PerronBrothers: &quot;Old Chicago&quot; gets the nickname &quot;Young Drinkers&quot; and Closes. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:33|PerronBrothers|&quot;Old Chicago&quot; gets the nickname &quot;Young Drinkers&quot; and Closes. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1154458799/1288288942897_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:33|clamberson|RT @kidcapitale: Trader Joe’s finally opens to overwhelming crowds but soon closes because &quot;the wine was too expensive&quot;.#Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:28|PerronBrothers|Watch the police and the tax man miss me, I’M MOBILE! – food cart guy. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:27|BillFarmer|#Salemia never to be a hip comedy on TLC or any other channel|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:26|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Employees at LifeSource Natural Foods protest arrival of Trader Joe’s by building a wall of tofu and humus around building site. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:26|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: The banner for the annual Bite of Salem mistakenly reads Salem Bites. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:26|PerronBrothers|RT @kidcapitale: Trader Joe’s finally opens to overwhelming crowds but soon closes because &quot;the wine was too expensive&quot;.#Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:25|kidcapitale|Trader Joe’s finally opens to overwhelming crowds but soon closes because &quot;the wine was too expensive&quot;.#Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/918832562/TwitPic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:25|BillFarmer|#Salemia; where not just young people go to retire|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora HD&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:23|scriptdave|The banner for the annual Bite of Salem mistakenly reads Salem Bites. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:20|scriptdave|Employees at LifeSource Natural Foods protest arrival of Trader Joe’s by building a wall of tofu and humus around building site. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:17|kidcapitale|RT @MnLs: Due to state economic crisis, capital city is forced to sell City Hall; converted into a giant Muchas Gracias shortly thereafter. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:13|PerronBrothers|Shit.  I forgot to add – #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:13|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: County also changes motto from &quot;Where Good Things Happen…&quot; to &quot;Where Good Straight Things Happen…&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:10|scriptdave|County also changes motto from &quot;Where Good Things Happen…&quot; to &quot;Where Good Straight Things Happen…&quot; #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:10|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Polk County changes name to President James K. Polk County for fear of being confused with popular gay street in San Francisco. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:09|scriptdave|Polk County changes name to President James K. Polk County for fear of being confused with popular gay street in San Francisco. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:08|PerronBrothers|Trader Joes *coming to town* story proves to be an elaborate hoax to get @GinoCorridori’s tripod hand to cramp.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:06|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Blogger discovers Re/Max building on Hawthorne hasn’t been occupied in years. City plans to demolish &amp; rebuild @ Courthouse Square. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:05|scriptdave|Blogger discovers Re/Max building on Hawthorne hasn’t been occupied in years. City plans to demolish &amp; rebuild @ Courthouse Square. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:04|PerronBrothers|RT @KWilliamsBrown: The dream of the ’80s is alive in #Salemia.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:04|PerronBrothers|Trash day transient recycler demands Costco membership to cash in on Court Street bottles and cans.  Approved.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1110820135/kelpic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:04|KWilliamsBrown|The dream of the ’80s is alive in #Salemia.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1110820135/kelpic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:02|KWilliamsBrown|RT @ChrisHaganSJ: Man with Decemberists ringtone receives call downtown after 6 p.m. Arrested for noise violation. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:00|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: West Salem residents request new elementary school to be called Jon Heder Elementary. Middle School to be called Uncle Rico. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:59|PerronBrothers|RT @Jugbo: The dishwater pruned hands of @Jugbo #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:59|scriptdave|West Salem residents request new elementary school to be called Jon Heder Elementary. Middle School to be called Uncle Rico. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:55|PerronBrothers|RT @ChrisHaganSJ: Man with Decemberists ringtone receives call downtown after 6 p.m. Arrested for noise violation. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:55|MnLs|RT @PerronBrothers: City Council votes to go *off the grid*. Pitches out all GPS and remote sensing data.  Realigns city map with Mesopotamia overlay. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:52|PerronBrothers|City Council votes to go *off the grid*. Pitches out all GPS and remote sensing data.  Realigns city map with Mesopotamia overlay. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:48|PerronBrothers|City of Keizer fire bombs Salem Library.  Salem residents forced to pay $500 per Keizer library card.  Take that, bitches! #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:45|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Keizer Station relocates to Albany. City of Keizer vanishes after becoming insignificant. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:44|scriptdave|Keizer Station relocates to Albany. City of Keizer vanishes after becoming insignificant. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:42|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Statesman Journal increases readership by 2% following addition of page 3 dedicated to hipster emos. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:42|PerronBrothers|Wife conceives the night the Salem Kickers FC beats the Portland Kickers in the amateur soccer championship. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:42|scriptdave|Statesman Journal increases readership by 2% following addition of page 3 dedicated to hipster emos. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1114741418/Video_Chris5976_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:39|ChrisHaganSJ|Man with Decemberists ringtone receives call downtown after 6 p.m. Arrested for noise violation. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:39|PerronBrothers|RT @sabre419: @perronbrothers Dozens of Salemites tweet about things that have happened in past years, guy in SC gets confused. 😛 #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:38|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: @perronbrothers banned from Cinebarre after sneaking in Word of Mouth bistro burger and bottle of Seagram’s 7. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/441788760/beastmaster_fullsize_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:38|sabre419|@perronbrothers Dozens of Salemites tweet about things that have happened in past years, guy in SC gets confused. 😛 #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:38|scriptdave|@perronbrothers banned from Cinebarre after sneaking in Word of Mouth bistro burger and bottle of Seagram’s 7. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:37|PerronBrothers|Entrepreneur sees his dream of a swank rooftop martini bar with a service elevator tumble in rubble. Boise Cascade Ruins #Salemia (@Jugbo)|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:34|MnLs|Oregon State Hospital. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:34|PerronBrothers|RT @Jugbo: The Boise Cascade Ruins #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:33|Jugbo|The Boise Cascade Ruins #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:33|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Parents take autistic child to Vacuum World for birthday. Owner displeased when family only purchases Oreck bags. (True story.) #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:33|PerronBrothers|Salem-Keizer administrator wakes up with slight hangover.  Sees snowflake.  Announces SNOW WEEK. NO SCHOOL. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:32|scriptdave|Parents take autistic child to Vacuum World for birthday. Owner displeased when family only purchases Oreck bags. (True story.) #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:31|MnLs|RT @scriptdave: Founder of Salem Film Fest takes 30 minutes to introduce a 10 minutes short, leaving audiences comatose. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:31|PerronBrothers|RT @MnLs: Due to state economic crisis, capital city is forced to sell City Hall; converted into a giant Muchas Gracias shortly thereafter. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:30|MnLs|Due to state economic crisis, capital city is forced to sell City Hall; converted into a giant Muchas Gracias shortly thereafter. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:30|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Mormon missionaries mistake Salem Capitol for Mormon temple. Baptisms for the dead in capital mall fountain are quickly halted. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:29|scriptdave|Mormon missionaries mistake Salem Capitol for Mormon temple. Baptisms for the dead in capital mall fountain are quickly halted. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:27|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Activists shut down Union Street Railroad Pedestrian Bridge due to pedestrian dander contaminating Willamette River. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:27|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Founder of Salem Film Fest takes 30 minutes to introduce a 10 minutes short, leaving audiences comatose. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:27|PerronBrothers|Dave Jenkins protests outside vacuum store screaming &quot;Mieles really suck!&quot;  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:26|scriptdave|Founder of Salem Film Fest takes 30 minutes to introduce a 10 minutes short, leaving audiences comatose. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:25|scriptdave|Activists shut down Union Street Railroad Pedestrian Bridge due to pedestrian dander contaminating Willamette River. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:25|PerronBrothers|Downtown businesses blast The Book Bin for not stamping *First Wednesday* reminders in the 1/2 price 2011 calendars.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1110820135/kelpic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:22|KWilliamsBrown|RT @PerronBrothers: Regulars angry that they must wait for a 4:30 pm table after Olive Garden wins &quot;best Italian restaurant&quot; again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:21|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: The grand opening of a third Adult Shop within city limits brings out an army of gym teachers and former mayor Janet Taylor. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:21|scriptdave|The grand opening of a third Adult Shop within city limits brings out an army of gym teachers and former mayor Janet Taylor. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:19|PerronBrothers|RT @MnLs: Townspeople oddly attracted to scientist-bartender &amp; his mysterious &quot;infused&quot; concoctions. Also looks a lot like Jack Nicholson. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:18|MnLs|Townspeople oddly attracted to scientist-bartender &amp; his mysterious &quot;infused&quot; concoctions. Also looks a lot like Jack Nicholson. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:14|Jugbo|The dishwater pruned hands of @Jugbo #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:12|PerronBrothers|RT @MnLs: Visitors mistakenly believe zombie apocolypse has hit the town because shops close and streets empty before dark. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1208037734/IMG_0244_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 05:09|kblocksom|Search #salemia people. There is some funny shit coming out of locals a la Portlandia.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.osfoora.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Osfoora for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:03|kidcapitale|RT @PerronBrothers: Regulars angry that they must wait for a 4:30 pm table after Olive Garden wins &quot;best Italian restaurant&quot; again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:03|kidcapitale|RT @scriptdave: Oregon Glove Company on 12th Street receives first customer in two decades. Shop attendant confused &amp; closes store indefinitely. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:59|MnLs|Visitors mistakenly believe zombie apocolypse has hit the town because shops close and streets empty before dark. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:40|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Oregon Glove Company on 12th Street receives first customer in two decades. Shop attendant confused &amp; closes store indefinitely. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:39|scriptdave|Oregon Glove Company on 12th Street receives first customer in two decades. Shop attendant confused &amp; closes store indefinitely. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:32|PerronBrothers|@scriptdave Mid-fragmented sentence. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:31|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: Pregnant woman enraged when King’s Donuts closes early for the day. Spends afternoon ringing necks of ducks at Mission Mill. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:30|PerronBrothers|Regulars angry that they must wait for a 4:30 pm table after Olive Garden wins &quot;best Italian restaurant&quot; again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.tweetdeck.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;TweetDeck&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:29|scriptdave|Pregnant woman enraged when King’s Donuts closes early for the day. Spends afternoon ringing necks of ducks at Mission Mill. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:25|scriptdave|Unemployed father of three attempts to buy shells to end life at the Wal-mart on Turner Road. Wait, this sounds familiar… #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1228752773/doctor_meep_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:24|Sean_Hollenhors|22yr. old woman choosing the right pajamas for going to Winco. At 12:30 in the afternoon. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:23|scriptdave|Hipsters eat free pulled pork sandwiches in fenced depot at Courthouse Square. Building collapses killing them in mid-sentence. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:20|Jugbo|Transit mall. #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:20|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: @perronbrothers Hipsters move to park under Center Street Bridge and wait with homeless to get free food from Adam’s Rib. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:19|scriptdave|@perronbrothers Hipsters move to park under Center Street Bridge and wait with homeless to get free food from Adam’s Rib. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:19|PerronBrothers|RT @Jugbo: Old bearded man in wheel chair on the capital mall, slumped over &quot;napping&quot; #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:19|PerronBrothers|RT @KWilliamsBrown: A guy holding all his belongings in a clear garbage bag, waiting for the Greyhound.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:19|Jugbo|Old bearded man in wheel chair on the capital mall, slumped over &quot;napping&quot; #Salemia #CherryPity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twicca.r246.jp/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;twicca&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:18|PerronBrothers|RT @kidcapitale: Neighbors battling over legal limits of chickens in the yard. #Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:18|PerronBrothers|Flashback: Two sad people attend the candlelight vigil of the closing of TommyJohns (the one patron and John). #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1110820135/kelpic_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:16|KWilliamsBrown|A guy holding all his belongings in a clear garbage bag, waiting for the Greyhound.  #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:16|kidcapitale|Neighbors battling over legal limits of chickens in the yard. #Salemia #cherrypity|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:16|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: @perronbrothers Fighting hipsters move to Straight From New York Pizza, where they bitch about the long line. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 04:12|scriptdave|@perronbrothers Fighting hipsters move to Straight From New York Pizza, where they bitch about the long line. #salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1174186742/n792744476_819309_9718_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:10|awtham|Hilarious, I hope this is real! A #SalemOR version of #Portlandia. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://seesmic.com/seesmic_mobile/android/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Seesmic for Android&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:04|PerronBrothers|RT @kidcapitale: A couple of meth heads scratching tickets at a lotto deli. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/452294134/David16bw_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:03|kidcapitale|A couple of meth heads scratching tickets at a lotto deli. #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 03:54|PerronBrothers|Salemia. Opening scene: five hipsters fighting over a half smoked cigarette outside Chelsea’s place… #Salemia|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 03:50|PerronBrothers|\u201c@scriptdave: @perronbrothers Thank you for not including me on your Salemia pilot.\u201d – FU DUDE. YOU ARE WRITING IT!!!|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 03:49|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: @perronbrothers Thank you for not including me on your Salemia pilot.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 03:48|scriptdave|@perronbrothers Thank you for not including me on your Salemia pilot.|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot;&gt;web&lt;/a&gt;
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 03:41|PerronBrothers|Working on a really great web pilot with @Jugbo and @robmcguire about life in Salem. We are thinking of calling it: Salemia. #notreally|&lt;a href=&quot;http://twitter.com/&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;Twitter for iPhone&lt;/a&gt;

The one where Chris talks about community engagement and football

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adobemac/ / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two days a week I’m the producer and host for the Statesman Journal online sports shows. A third I livestream a high school football game compete with CoverItLive chat.

So it’s a little sad to see 702.tv, a video project of the Las Vegas Sun, go down.

In the post at Poynterinked above, the Spokesman Review’s Colin Mulvany noted “I’ve never seen a newspaper-produced TV show on the Web that has ever been successful.” As much as it pains me to say so, me either.

At the Statesman I’ve produced two high school shows and a college show to go with the Friday night football and there hasn’t been one that has really taken off. Recently though I’ve had one project that has given me a little bit of hope.

This is our first year of incorporating CoverItLive into our high school football livestream. The first few weeks went by without much interaction at all outside a few people noting when the video or audio of the feed was having some problems.

The past few weeks (which not coincidentally I believe came with the two biggest games in our league this year) we have had a number of comments and questions and even, God forbid, commenters* talking with each other.

*Sorry for the Pozterisk, but I’m noticing that the WordPress spell-checker doesn’t like commenters as a word. Odd. Does it want commentators? That doesn’t seem like the right way to go.)

We still get zero questions on our high school and college sports shows, but this tiny bit of interaction has given me some hope that what we’re doing can take off. That there is a possibility that this is a way to bring the community out and together around athletics. Or at least drive up our pageviews and keep me in a job.

And the Publish2 experiment starts

So after a month or so of being a member and doing nothing, I’ve started up a Statesman Journal Publish2 newsgroup.

Our first one deals just with Oregon and Oregon State athletics, though I’m trying to get a general news one put together. Not being on the news side any more it’s a little different trying to get that going.

At the Statesman we have a unique problem when it comes to covering college sports in Oregon. Since we’re located near both schools we have the responsibility to cover both to satisfy our readership, but only one full time reporter to do it with.

I’m hoping this newsgroup can help fill in the parts we can’t. The goal always is to get people to come to our site and want our content, but sorting through the news is in itself a service (I currently have about 200 posts I still need to read for Pac-10 notes) and I hope our community sees value in it as well.

For me it doesn’t add much time. With the setup at Publish2 it’s easy to just read what I normally do and drop it in. Now we just have to wait and see if it catches on.

OSAA wrestling wrap

I spent Saturday night at the Rose Garden in Portland for the OSAA Wrestling State Championships at the Memorial Coliseum.

My first year at the Statesman Journal they held the tournament in Salem and I was there almost 12 hours a day for all three days. I probably shot video of 50 matches, though not all of them made it from the camera to our Web site.

It’s still one of my favorite events to cover each year. With five mats going during the nearly four-hour championship night it’s just this huge mess of whistles, screaming refs, parents and coaches and every second some kid is reaching a dream. It can be amazing to watch.

Shooting wrestling video is really all about luck, especially in at the Oregon state championships. OSAA, the state high school activities governing body, restricts shooters to one side of the mat so the other can be reserved for companies with contracts for the event (such as NW Game films and the sponsoring Oregonian). Proud to say I’ve been thrown off of more wrestling mats in three years than I can count.

That means there is a limited space an either side of the coaches to shoot from. There is little room to maneuver if say a ref is blocking your shot of a pin.

But the format is perfect for video. Most matches are around 10 minutes of total video, which makes for quick editing (provided you can spot when something big happens — every year I need a crash course on scoring before the event).

How to shoot high school basketball video

(Or more appropriately, how I shoot high school basketball video)

My first real journalism job was as a sports writer at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore. Shortly before I got that job the paper had discovered I could shoot and edit video.

Of course I could do them both together, right?

Until then I had just shot news video, so when I got the assignment to start shooting high school basketball that winter (almost three years ago) I went everywhere I could looking for tips. I hit the B-Roll.net forums, SportsShooter.com and anywhere else that listed even a few hints.

So now, three years later, here’s what I wished I had known then.

Location, Location, Location

No matter how good your camera or how polished your skills, your basketball video will look terrible through the back of the ref’s neck or sitting on a shacky set of stands.

Most college and NBS shooters set up under the basket and shoot sitting on the ground. I’ve found in high school that doesn’t work as with fewer refs the zebras claim the whole baseline as their playground. And many high school gyms have one or both baselines as a walkway. So while possible to claim that area (because you’re a professional journalist doing your job, damn-it!), it’s not always the easiest spot.

I always claim a corner, normally at the bottom of the left baseline. I stay a few feet back and to the left (back, and to the left …). Make sure you have a clear shot of a scoreboard and hopefully the two benches.

The other option of course is to go up stairs and shoot from the middle. I’ve never been a fan of this. It takes you too far from the emotion of the game. You’re reaction shots are going to be looking down, not at the same level of the players. If you think of the replays you see on ESPN, normally you see the u-top to start and then the second on is from the floor to show emotion. That’s what you’re looking for.

Always use your sticks

While a lot of sports shooters like to go sans-tripod, I always use something for basketball. Where I set up is usually out of the way and my tripod doesn’t claim a lot of real estate. If it doesn’t feel safe enough with three legs, there are a lot of goof mono-pods that can do the trick.

Having a steady shot just adds a look of professionalism to your shots. There isn’t that shake that can be jarring, especially when following a quick game like basketball.

Framing and following

Basic, but I normally try and keep full bodies in the shot with a little shooting space. Once the ball is in the air follow it as best you can. When someone drives to the basket pull out a little bit and be ready to follow the rebound.

When teams are trying to set up a shot always follow the ball, not the player. That ball is what we’re all there for anyway. It will help keep the shot steady because you won’t be falling for every crossover and ball fake.

Follow the shooter

This is part of the emotion I was talking about when I going over shooting from the floor.

After every basket follow the scorer for a few seconds. It will help set up the voice over and every once in a while you’ll get a nice scream or a chest bump that will help the video pop.

Shot lists are a must

I’ve never shot a game without a notebook and never left without a complete set of game notes. If you’re putting together highlights a strong set of notes are absolutely irreplaceable.

My notes normally end up looking something like this:

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Basically it’s just timecode, score, team and player number. When I get back to the office to edit I pick around 15-20 plays, find the timecode and load the 15 seconds prior into Avid.

And having everything written down really speeds up the process of writing voice overs and deciding what plays to keep. Take a few minutes at halftime to look over your notes and see where the ark of the game has gone.

There’s more to the game than the game

In Salem ever high school has a cheering section, but Sprague has developed a reputation as the oddest and most entertaining of the area.

While it’s almost required at each high school that a group of seniors show up in ’70s era short-shorts and jerseys, Sprague takes it to another level.

There is the sumo wrestler, the shaker of salt, afro-man and of course Pooh Bear. Not only are the costumes good but the chants aren’t half bad either.

These guys are tailored made intros and help break up what could otherwise be nothing but highlights. Same goes for coaches and other fans.

Fans are also good when (especially in girls games) free throws start deciding things at the end. A free throw is often boring. A fan reaction almost never is.

Still, know a little bit about the game

It’s always good to know a little not only about the game of basketball but th two teams playing. Are they an uptempo matchup, or will there be lots of post play? When the point guard has it at the top of the key is he trying to swing it outside or push it down low? This can help you anticipate action and make sure you know where the big play is going to be.

Here’s my most recent video. Not my best, but I think you’ll see some of the things I was talking about.

Is it going to be worth it learning Django?

I received for Christmas the full Django handbook.django

When I opened it my mom looked at me and said “I hope that’s that one you wanted because I have no idea what that is.”

Me and my wife refer to it lovingly as “The Geek Book.” It’s my little obsession. I’ve been running through the tutorials and examples on my computer at home and that handbook has been in my bag almost everywhere I’ve been this year. I take it to work and read it on my lunch breaks and take little looks at codes and concepts while I’m in line.

I finally finished the main tutorial the other week. The four-part series takes you through making a poll where they suggest you ask “What’s up?”

With zero styling at all (plain black text on a stark white html page) I got my two-choice poll to count every time I voted. For someone with almost no hand-coding experience (you can ask my college computer science teach – he’ll vouch for that) it was an amazing experience. I actually brought in my wife from the other room and giggled. I’m not proud of that. I’m sure making the noise I made in front of one’s spouse breaks one of those man laws the beer industry is built on, but I make no apologies. The damn thing counted.

Now I’m left with one question: What do I do with my new found knowledge?

Since my poll-success I’ve been trying to learn more about Django and how it can be useful to me as a journalist and just general information-giver. Should I build a better blog? Resource site for my wife’s business? What? Because I’m not going to learn anything reading code examples and making nodding gestures at my computer.

Wherever I go right now I still have that new-skill excitement. But that first question, “How can this be useful to me as a journalist?” is weighing pretty hard right now. I can’t imagine going to my job and saying “I built this great site! Here, host it, sell ads!”

But just from my early (dawn of man, hooting at the monolith early) exposure to Django, I think the real lesson is going to be how to look at information, how it relates to other sets and what is the best way to give that information out to make the most sense to everyone.

I just need to figure out where to start …