An EZ Orchards Saturday

EZ Orchards has always been one of my favorite Salem places.

The farm grows apples, pears and hazelnuts among other things. It operates one of the most popular stands in the area, selling seasonal shortcakes and donuts. Of course there’s the ever-present apple cider.

As an intern at the paper I filled in for the departing entertainment reporter near the end, meaning it was my job to put together Halloween events. That year it meant a tour through the EZ Orchards pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Since then we’ve been back every year, but today we got a closer look as part of a Friends of Salem Saturday Market tour.

Mark Zielinski, grandson of orchard founder Ed Zielinski* and head of farming operations now, gave us a detailed tour of the orchards.

*”That’s the EZ,” Mark said. “Not very creative, but you get a name into the marketplace, and well, we’re probably not going to be changing it now.”

While Nicole was fascinated by the farming practices and differences concerning varieties, Mark’s difficulties with the weather this year struck me, as it’s something I’ve heard from everyone in agriculture in Oregon.

The biggest concern for Mark right now is the pumpkins. While people will put up with cherries not being ready for July Fourth or something like that, a pumpkin is pretty worthless on Nov. 1.

“Mother Nature doesn’t keep a calendar,” he said later.

Right now most of the pumpkins are pretty solid green, he said, making the next four weeks a little nerve-racking. It’ll be interesting to see how EZ and other farms in the area deal with it, especially if some of these patches have far fewer than expected, especially when Safeway and places such as that will bus in bright orange pumpkins from all over the country every day.

Mark also spoke about the new hard cider operations, something they started in 2009. While something they expect to make money for the farm, he also said that after 32 years in the business it’s nice to have something new to play with.

We finished off the trip with a peach shortcake and strawberry lemonade smoothie on a bench in the shade, capping off the day with how we normally start an EZ visit. Not a bad way to start a weekend.

Portfolio: Economy alters family patterns

Appeared in Salem Statesman Journal Aug. 28, 2011

Oregonians are living in a broader range of family types than 10 years ago as the recession and other factors have caused living arrangements to adapt, according to new Census numbers.

For years there has been a trend away from a husband and wife raising their related children, but the 2010 Census shows that no single type of family is replacing it.

Marion and Polk counties have been swept up in a number in national trends, including more families with multiple generations, while still having higher rates of marriage and child bearing than the state as a whole.

“In general we have a larger proliferation of different types of families,” said Scott Coltrane, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.

“You have fewer people getting married, people waiting longer to get married, more single-person households and then the interesting thing is childbearing and where children are living are in flux.”

Families are finding ways to get by, as they’ve done for some time, according to Linfield professor of sociology Amy Orr.

“Families adapt to the broader society, and that has happened throughout time,” Orr said. “If you want to understand the family at any particular point in time, you have to look at what is happening in the broader society.”

While the number of husband and wife homes grew about 4 percent in the state, it was slower than family households at around 9 percent in the past decade.

In Oregon, 48 percent of households belonged to married couples in 2010, compared to 52 percent in 2000. Marion and Polk counties were at 50 percent and 54 percent, 2010, a 3 percentage point drop in each case.

Of all families in Oregon, 448,329 had children in 2010, an increase of 2.8 percent from 2000. Marion saw an increase of about 5 percent, and Polk went up 15 percent.

Overall the percentage of homes with children dropped 10 percent in Oregon.

With those changes, other family types have filled in the gaps.

Unmarried partner homes increased 44 percent in Oregon in the past 10 years.

There was also a 39 percent increase across the state in grandchildren living in their grandparents’ homes.

The percent of single-person homes rose, as did the percent of homes with seven or more people, each by around 20 percent.

Much of this can be tied to the economy, Orr said.

She pointed out the decision to avoid marriage (median age at first marriage was 28.2 for men and 26.1 for women in 2010) and children isn’t necessarily new.

“With more and more parents deciding not to have children, there was another time in history where this happened at a high rate as well, and that was the Great Depression,” she said. “People said — and this sounds harsh — that children were economic liabilities and we just can’t do that.”

Marion and Polk counties have bucked this particular trend.

A USA Today study found that 95 percent of counties in the U.S. saw a drop in the number of people 18 or younger from 2000 to 2010. Both

Marion and Polk saw an increase.

Overall, Marion has the largest percentage of its population younger than 5 in Oregon’s 36 counties at 7.5 percent. Polk is 10th at 6.5 percent.

Both counties saw an increase in number of grandchildren living with a grandparent. Polk went up 46 percent and Marion rose 52 percent.

Oregon overall saw a 39 percent increase.

Overall, around 4 percent of Marion homes have three or more generations, fourth-highest in the state. Polk was just above the state rate of 3 percent, at 3.18.

Although some people suggest that the increase in the state’s Hispanic population may be moving those numbers higher — the Census did find that Hispanic families in Oregon were more likely to have multi-generational homes — Coltrane said his research has found it tied more with economic factors.

“Some of the characterizations are that people prefer to live in multi-generational households, but most of the survey data is that they don’t necessarily prefer to live together, it’s an adjustment to economic hard times,” he said.

Orr said while the changes are unwelcome to some, for the most part it’s just the natural fluctuation of human living patterns.

“Based on what we’ve seen and historical trends, the family fluctuates like this on and off, but we tend to look back to the ’50s as the golden age, which is really a rare time in history,” she said.

“That was a very rare time, but if you look at what was going on in society that made sense, coming back from war, having more children,” Orr said. “If we look at the trends in the family, that probably doesn’t work as well today as it did back then.”

On failure and why I love my wife

SESNA Garden Party

It’s hard to call any moment sipping lavender lemonade and eating cherries and blueberries in a garden a failure, but there we were, the three of us.

Therein was the failure. The afternoon was supposed to be a garden party potluck at the SESNA Community Garden. My wife Nicole is on the board there and helped organize the event.

The idea was to throw a social event to get people into the garden. Normally the only events were work parties or plant swaps, utilitarian gatherings meant for a purpose.

The garden, while a great spot to for people in the community to actually garden, is turning into a sort of park as well. This year a picnic table was made and donated and constant work by the board and other volunteers has made it a real pocket park.

Still, the space is used mostly just as a place to grow plants, not sit and sip a glass of lemonade with friends.

Nicole was trying to change that.

We waited, speaking with fellow board member Jan, and Nicole poured glasses for the three of us while they discussed roses and fox glove.

More than just wanting the event to be a success and get the garden more use, a columnist for the Statesman Journal’s South Salem Today section was stopping by, making a crowd more important.

When she showed up she was visibly disappointed, though politely so. Nicole explained that this was the first attempt and hopefully next time will go better.

So the party wasn’t newsworthy in that sense. I’m still proud of my wife.

She took a chance and failed, but there are so many people who never get to that point. I saw her try something courageous to promote something she cared about. While I was sad this one didn’t turnout the way she wanted to, mostly I was proud to watch her try.

There will be other chances. And I know she’ll take them.

Random musings on MLB franchise records

So this got into my head for two reasons:

  • I recently purchased a new laptop which I’m in the process of Saberizing (To make useful for the purpose of advanced baseball research through the dissection of statistics and other information).
  • This article at the Hardball Times which notes that the Atlanta Braves are close to breaking .500 as a franchise.

Read through the HBT page to get a good look at the Braves and what they’re likely to accomplish this year. It’s a fun look at the ups and downs of a team with a long and complicated past.

For me, I loaded up the Baseball Databank (which means these numbers are through the end of last season) and calculated total won/loss records for each franchise, total winning percentage and then a category looking at how many 90 win seasons it would take for the franchise to either crawl back over .500 or fall below it.

See the whole table here.

The Yankees have the best mark of games above .500 at 2,309, a record that will be increasing at the end of this season. Right now they’re six games over, but likely will end up closer to 18.

That number 18 is big. Teams use 90 wins as a sort of benchmark for success. If you can get to 90, you’ll be a playoff team more often than not.

With 162 games, 90 wins also means 72 losses and 18 games over .500.

That also gave me a way to measure just how much work it will take for most teams to go from overall losers to winners or the opposite. The Yankees would have to lose 90 games a season for the next 128 years (assuming no change to the 162 game schedule) to get below .500.

On the other side, the Phillies — losers of a record 10,232 games before this season — would have to win 90 games a year until 2071 to break even.

The Braves sit five games above .500, so all it would take is a good weekend to move across, though once they get there the Braves are likely to move back and forth for a few days until it’s in their rearview. That’s baseball.

Right now there are just a few teams within a decade of following the Braves’ lead, most recent expansion teams.

The Blue Jays, the Angels and the Diamondbacks could all get their in about two seasons. The only other two possible in the next decade would be the two 1993 expansion teams, the Rockies and Marlins, who are bewtween 7-8 seasons out.

The Royals are next at 14 years, with the Rays at 15. Sneaking in under 20 would be the Mets, Nationals, Mariners and Brewers.

Baseball has built up such a history that it’s difficult, even for new teams, to quickly change the path of the franchise. These organizations are giant ships that take decades to turn around, which just makes what the Yankees have done even more amazing. That is a brand built over almost a century that will take a long while to tear down, and may last as long as the game itself.

More fun with Salemia: Let’s try a word tree

So the #Salemia explosion has given me an excuse to practice some data hacks I’ve been messing around with. So after scraping the data from Twitter and analyzing the raw numbers last time, I wanted try and visualize it a little more this go around.

First one is a word tree looking at retweets mentioning Salemia. Congratulations @scriptdave, you won the RT battle.

Salem State of the City word cloud

New Salem, Ore., mayor Anna Peterson gave her first state of the city address Wednesday. I thought it would be interesting to use Wordle to take a look at what her themes were (click an image for a link to a larger version).
Wordle: Salem, Ore. State of the City

Hmm, so that seems a little obvious. Let’s do that again, with common words Salem and city removed.

Wordle: Salem, Ore. state of the city (edited)

This appears to focus a little more in on key concepts, such as community, new, center and businesses. Compare and contrast those ideas with the story above (which includes her full text), or watch the address on CCTV 4 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Feb. 18 or 10 p.m. Feb 19.

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 & arguing correct pronunciation of Salemia.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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?|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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.|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 15:46|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: The new Salem biz, "Coops on Stilts", found it’s niche after city passed restrictive chicken ordinance.  #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|09-Feb=2011 01:47|KandN|The new Salem biz, "Coops on Stilts", found it’s niche after city passed restrictive chicken ordinance.  #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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. :)|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 17:41|PerronBrothers|RT @SalemFM: Salem’s " Gold Man " agrees to sell right arm and is touring with Def Leppard to help balance budget. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/668458633/tz1-logo-97371_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 13:17|97371|"#Salemia" sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/fLzbOh via http://outside.in/97371|<a href="http://twitzip.com" rel="nofollow">TwitZip</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 08:33|GinoCorridori|City of Salem proudly earns the distinction "Moss City USA" Puts banners up downtown. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|08-Feb=2011 06:47|SalemFM|Live action " The Far Side " to start filming on Lancaster Ave. this spring. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|08-Feb=2011 06:45|SalemFM|Salem’s " Gold Man " agrees to sell right arm and is touring with Def Leppard to help balance budget. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/818718483/portland_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:26|ypPDX|"#Salemia" sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://ow.ly/1beiOf|<a href="http://www.hootsuite.com" rel="nofollow">HootSuite</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1130079461/shot_1285302575625_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:13|garylwest|RT @oregonbrian: "#Salemia" sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/dOoAdG|<a href="http://www.typepad.com/" rel="nofollow">TypePad</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/74535498/Portland_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 05:08|PortlandNews_|"#Salemia" sets off capital city Twitter frenzy: Hines Sight \u2014 Tue Feb 08 03:43:07 UTC 2011 Wow, something excit… http://bit.ly/fIOX3i|<a href="http://twitterfeed.com" rel="nofollow">twitterfeed</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|08-Feb=2011 04:28|GinoCorridori|Oh no! Not this again. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/107650355/Briansmallerpng_normal.png|08-Feb=2011 03:43|oregonbrian|"#Salemia" sets off capital city Twitter frenzy http://bit.ly/dOoAdG|<a href="http://www.typepad.com/" rel="nofollow">TypePad</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/867926296/twitter_4_normal.png|07-Feb=2011 20:37|RubyBastille|@scriptdave I’ve seen "Keep Salem Lame" bumperstickers. Grassroots movement? #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 15:48|MnLs|RT @scriptdave: In keeping with Portland’s "Keep Portland Weird" mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes "Keep Salem Stagnant." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 15:34|scriptdave|Salem Police Chief declares: "We’re not Portland. We shoot after questioning." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 15:29|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: In keeping with Portland’s "Keep Portland Weird" mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes "Keep Salem Stagnant." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|07-Feb=2011 15:25|scriptdave|In keeping with Portland’s "Keep Portland Weird" mantra, Mayor Anna Peterson’s staff purposes "Keep Salem Stagnant." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/849845422/Photo_7_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 09:28|RobDrinkenstein|RT @MnLs: To boost tourism, City exploits "Bush" Park, erects statues of GHW and GW, converts Bush House to "G-Dub’s Folksy Cowboy Funhouse." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 07:38|MnLs|To boost tourism, City exploits "Bush" Park, erects statues of GHW and GW, converts Bush House to "G-Dub’s Folksy Cowboy Funhouse." #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 07:04|PerronBrothers|@scriptdave Dudley is a nice touch.  #salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.  "U can’t touch this" becomes city song.  #Salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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)|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 03:44|MelinaTomson|@SalemFM  Ha…if only… #salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|07-Feb=2011 03:43|MelinaTomson|@SalemFM  That #salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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 & Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/95991334/capitol_normal.png|06-Feb=2011 20:39|eatsalem|#salemia Super Blog Sunday #sbsalem|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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!|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitterfeed.com" rel="nofollow">twitterfeed</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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; "not enough lane-changers" say drivers. #Salemia|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 18:33|MnLs|Sports bars market professional sporting events as "hands-free" video games. Every patron claims to be controlling LeBron James. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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 & Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 & Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|06-Feb=2011 08:20|scriptdave|Oregon Legislature discovers uncanny similarities between Oregon Pioneer & Brawny. Settles for undisclosed amount of paper towels. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "Chelsea’s Place"-style cardboard storefront signs become the rage. #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "the wine was too expensive".#Salemia #cherrypity|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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?|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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 & Bar B Que sauces – offer compromise 2 keep " jerk " available #salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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 "Loggers" for the theme & people go wild. #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.  "Perhaps a transit center?" suggests new city councilor. #Salemia|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|06-Feb=2011 01:07|MelinaTomson|@lopezjen  have you read the #salemia hashtag?|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/404247288/salem-fm-logo_normal.gif|05-Feb=2011 21:59|SalemFM|Nervous Commercial Realtors apply "Golds Gym Standard" and allow 3 week lease contracts. Golds Gym still require 1 year memberships #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1233397336/bwme_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 21:42|MelinaTomson|RT @PerronBrothers: Courthouse Square closing "really sucks" according to local meth dealer who considers selling door to door.  #Salemia.|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 21:40|PerronBrothers|Courthouse Square closing "really sucks" according to local meth dealer who considers selling door to door.  #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 " too nice." Non smokers now demand fire pits too. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 " jerk " available #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 " too nice." Non smokers now demand fire pits too. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/sd2" rel="nofollow">Seesmic Desktop</a>
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|<a href="http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/sd2" rel="nofollow">Seesmic Desktop</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:51|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: Walmart debuts first upscale spa "Wall-newed" in Salem. Once again, regulars protest. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:49|KandN|Walmart debuts first upscale spa "Wall-newed" in Salem. Once again, regulars protest. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:43|PerronBrothers|RT @lopezjen: @MnLs Perfect. Clowns takeover. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/990631962/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:39|lopezjen|@MnLs Perfect. Clowns takeover. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1235034159/image_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:36|GinoCorridori|RT @MnLs: #salemia\n http://yfrog.com/h4ps6bhj|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:35|MnLs|#salemia\n http://yfrog.com/h4ps6bhj|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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, "All My Dishes" or "Where ARE All the Bowls?" #salemia|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/87645549/DSCF2017_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:28|inspiredjen|LOVE this! RT @KandN: "Keep Salem Lame" hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:26|PerronBrothers|RT @KandN: "Keep Salem Lame" hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:20|KandN|"Keep Salem Lame" hacker makes Salem disappear from Google maps after PDX begins to discover new food scene. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/604713832/kandn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 19:08|KandN|@Jugbo stars in highest ever rated reality show, "All My Dishes" or "Where ARE All the Bowls?"  #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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, "Church of Disco". Geraldo arrives next day. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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; "not enough lane-changers" say drivers. #Salemia|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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 "best places to Rapel up and Down Walls". #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "best places to Rapel up and Down Walls". #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "Tree City". #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/tweetbutton" rel="nofollow">Tweet Button</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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)|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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.|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/835962629/stayton4th_normal.png|05-Feb=2011 16:56|aaronjamesyoung|@GinoCorridori … and nobody notices a difference #salemia|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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)|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://hotot.org" rel="nofollow">Hotot</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.nibirutech.com" rel="nofollow">TwitBird</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 07:31|PerronBrothers|Salemia by @chrishagansj http://t.co/XApn09p|<a href="http://twitter.com/tweetbutton" rel="nofollow">Tweet Button</a>
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|<a href="http://storify.com" rel="nofollow">Storify</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "best Italian restaurant" again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:51|PerronBrothers|The "Duck In" on State Street hopes to reopen.  Waiting for Muchas Gracias customers to stop ordering Goddamn Oregon burritos.  #Salemia|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com" rel="nofollow">Tweetie for Mac</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "Chelsea’s Place"-style cardboard storefront signs become the rage. #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1207668698/just_me_1_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:37|tyhildebrand|RT @PerronBrothers: "Old Chicago" gets the nickname "Young Drinkers" and Closes. #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:33|PerronBrothers|"Old Chicago" gets the nickname "Young Drinkers" and Closes. #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "the wine was too expensive".#Salemia #cherrypity|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "the wine was too expensive".#Salemia #cherrypity|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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 "the wine was too expensive".#Salemia #cherrypity|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora HD</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:13|PerronBrothers|Shit.  I forgot to add – #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 06:13|PerronBrothers|RT @scriptdave: County also changes motto from "Where Good Things Happen…" to "Where Good Straight Things Happen…" #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/316894125/P1070256_normal.JPG|05-Feb=2011 06:10|scriptdave|County also changes motto from "Where Good Things Happen…" to "Where Good Straight Things Happen…" #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 & rebuild @ Courthouse Square. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 & rebuild @ Courthouse Square. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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)|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:34|MnLs|Oregon State Hospital. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:34|PerronBrothers|RT @Jugbo: The Boise Cascade Ruins #Salemia|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:33|Jugbo|The Boise Cascade Ruins #Salemia|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:27|PerronBrothers|Dave Jenkins protests outside vacuum store screaming "Mieles really suck!"  #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "best Italian restaurant" again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 & his mysterious "infused" concoctions. Also looks a lot like Jack Nicholson. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/536353290/twitterProfilePhoto_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 05:18|MnLs|Townspeople oddly attracted to scientist-bartender & his mysterious "infused" concoctions. Also looks a lot like Jack Nicholson. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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.|<a href="http://www.osfoora.com" rel="nofollow">Osfoora for iPhone</a>
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 "best Italian restaurant" again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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 & closes store indefinitely. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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 & closes store indefinitely. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 & closes store indefinitely. #salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1227587629/Photo_19_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:32|PerronBrothers|@scriptdave Mid-fragmented sentence. #Salemia|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "best Italian restaurant" again.  #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://www.tweetdeck.com" rel="nofollow">TweetDeck</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1199431796/Sleestack_reborn_normal.jpg|05-Feb=2011 04:20|Jugbo|Transit mall. #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "napping" #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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 "napping" #Salemia #CherryPity|<a href="http://twicca.r246.jp/" rel="nofollow">twicca</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://seesmic.com/seesmic_mobile/android/" rel="nofollow">Seesmic for Android</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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!!!|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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.|<a href="http://twitter.com/">web</a>
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|<a href="http://twitter.com/" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a>

Book review: Scorecasting

We were lucky enough to receive a review copy of “Scorecasting” at the Statesman Journal recently. The book’s intent is to be the “Freakonomics” of sports, down to pairing a journalist with an economist to try and find new ways to look at traditional questions in baseball, basketball, football hockey and soccer.

Of course, this isn’t a new idea. You could check out the Wages of Wins website, which at the top prominently features a reviewer calling it “Freakonomics meets ESPN.” There are also very active communities of online researchers doing this stuff for free in almost every sport.

The book hits such topics as homefield advantage, bias to round numbers, the value of blocked shots and why the Cubs suck. All of the chapters (more like short essays, some only a few pages) are well written and entertaining, providing some fascinating nuggets of information here and there.

Nothing in the book is groundbreaking, though. These are topics that have been well covered either by academic research or more recently online.

That second part has already led to a number of websites fact checking what has been the most headline-grabbing claim, that refereeing is one of the main components of home field advantage. Recently Beyond the Box Score and Sabermetric Research went after the claim that umpires call predominantly for the home team in high leverage situations, which accounts for much of the advantage. They’ve found that the claims are definitely exaggerated in the book based on their data.

My biggest problem though was the lack of credit giving to online sources such as BtB or “The Book” co-author Tom Tango. While any book like “Scorecasting” will stand on plenty of shoulders (there is an extensive bibliogrpahy), much of this recent research doesn’t get much credit.

Tango is one of a few mostly online writers cited in the book, but in a backhanded sort of way.

Any published in a magazine or academic journal in a statistician or a economist. Tango is reference as a “stats wizard.” Even Brian Burke, author of Advanced NFL Stats, is an “overlord.” The titles seems a tad condescending and D&D-like for two respected members of the sports research community. Tango is a consultant for the Seattle Mariners and Burke writes for the New York Times’ Fifth Down blog. What more do they need to do?

I enjoyed the book overall. The slights were minor in context and not likely to be noticed by anyone but a nerd like myself. The fact that I had read many o the studies before says more about me than the authors. If i had read something like this when I was 12 it would have changed my life. Instead I read Tango’s “The Book” when I was in college and it helped do the same thing.

My hope is that this book can help do that for a new generation of sports fans. Hopefully they take the ideas (look differently at old knowledge) and not the specifics (do umpires really call 50 percent worse in high leverage situations?).

The one where I go to the national championship

When the Raiders moved back to Oakland from Los Angeles, my family instantly acquired two season tickets. The next year it went up to five.

Through the end of elementary on through the beginning of college I attended anywhere from 5-10 games a year. We painted up for every game, added a few dog chains and skull-related attire and headed to our seats in section 117, right on the rail of the players’ tunnell. The teams entered and exited the field just to our left, as we hung over the side and shouted various things.

Of course that only lasts so long. After the players come coaches, then trainers, equipment managers, other hangers-on and then the photographers and reporters.

My brothers and I made it a point to cheer for everyone. The guys who carried the bikes, the guys with the massage tables and even the lowly journalists, truly the bottom of the barrel. By the time they came through we shouted mainly for the irony.

Out there on the interwebs is a video of me shouting at an AP photogrpaher shooting video on his still camera, set up on a monopod. It’s the final shot of his video on the AFC championship game. There I am, full facepaint, screaming “Way to go camera-stick guy. Way to hold that camera on a stick!”

Years later I stumbled upon as I was researching photojournalism for myself and looking for tips. At that moment it seemed like I had come full circle, the subject becoming the shooter. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago, as I was in Arizona for the BCS National Championship (a phrase I hope to not use again for many, many months), that the switch really finished

I had been on the field in pregame, so I knew where everything would be and what I needed to shoot. I knew where to go and was no longer in awe of the giant space of University of Phoenix Stadium.

Then as I walked out I noticed two kids hanging over the railing to my right, peering in for a look at what they hoped would be players. They scanned me, saw the camera and moved on.

There was no cheering for the camera guy, but I saw my brothers and I 10 years ago. I saw us as numerous photographers had over the years. It was a little weird. I thought about calling my mom, but of course, as in any good stadium, there was no cell reception of any kind.

The photo above pretty much sums up everything that happened before the game. I’m the one right in front of Oregon coach Chip Kelly, just to the left of the big guy in the light shirt. You can kind of almost make out the back of my head, as the rest of me is swallowed by arms desperately thrusting their microphones at the coach.

For just more than a week I went from press conference to practice to press conference, trying as hard as possible to not only come up with something we hadn’t written or shot the day before but something the thousands of other media members hadn’t already covered.

My role on the trip was mainly video of those events (the paper also sent two print reporters and a photographer) and then whatever else we could dig up. That included profiles of LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles workers who provided lunch for the Ducks one day and an interview with Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach, who had been part of the first college power ballad earlier in the week.

The game itself was pretty bittersweet as an Oregon graduate, but the experience itself as great.

And n the nearly 10 days I spent in Arizona, there was truly only one time I lost composure and got a little too fanboy.

Standing in line for the media elevator at University of Phoenix Stadium (the school has one of the better online football teams in the nation) I was about 15 feet in front of Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski. That also meant there were around 300 people in between us. I will have to awkwardly meet him some other time, unfortunately.

After I got downstairs to the digital media room, I told our photographer who I had seen. He looked at me and said, “Who?” Sorry, Joe.