This is the first of a soon to be occasional series of posts on the Best Portland Blogs You’re Not Reading.
Periodically I visit each of the blogs on my blogroll (which you’ll find just below the ads on the right). Many are popular and well trafficked, others are infrequently updated, but contain some gems. And then there are the ones that are almost always well written or entertaining, and routinely updated, but don’t get the traffic, I think, they deserve (I have some not so nefarious ways of determining this, e.g. open Sitemeter stats).
You probably know Portlander Bart King as the author of the tomes The Pocket Guide to Brillance, The Pocket Guide to Mischief, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Gross Stuff, and several more books in that vein. Oh, he also wrote An Architectural Guidebook to Portland. Yes, he’s got some range. And he blogs at Unexpectedly Bart.
Here are the titles of some recent stories:
- Do you ever wonder, “What IS hip-hop?”
- It’s a Segway for Ninjas!
- Headlines Are Fun!
- What Does an Author Smell Like?
Unexpectedly Bart serves as a repository for Bart King’s always amusing takes on random internet memes, Boing-Boing-esque curiosities, absurd news headlines, and the writer’s life. Most of the posts take the form of Bart rifting succinctly on silly YouTube videos or photos from news stories.
In my opinion, Unexpectedly Bart is one of the Best Portland Blogs You’re Not Reading – go read it!
Oh, and in addition to Unexpectedly Bart, Bart King maintains two other blogs that should also be on your reading list: