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Via the always entertaining Portland Indymedia comes news of a soon-t0-be pirate utopia raft community out by Ilwaco:

There, [a bunch of crazy-ass hippies] are laying the groundwork for a community on the water, centered around activism, anti capitalism, egalitarianism, hard work, and fun. Lots and lots of fun. As noted above, they are building a pirate raft (perhaps even a whole flotilla, depending on how many people answer their call), and both the raft and the village project will run on the power of kites, wind, sun, sweat, water, and imagination. Seriously, if you’ve been feeling called to a new life lately, maybe it’s the ocean wind that is calling you.

I’m pretty sure it’s another robo-caller, but that’s beside the point. Anyways, just to bring the point home: a bunch of hippies living on improvised rafts trying to float up and down the Columbia. I don’t see what could possibly go wrong in this situation! Even better, according to the article the whole project is being started by a fellow named Tiny Neutrino. Priceless.

These floating gypsies plan to create a whole community on the water. People who are homeless, or people who want a new life, are welcome to come out and help convert “anything that floats” into a home on the water. They will travel up and down the river, stopping to play music, perform, and talk to people about sea lions, LNGs, and the river ecology in little ports and towns along the way. They have plans to convert old, abandoned boats into a flotilla for those who want a place to live independently.

What, no monkey knife fights? Count me out.

  1. CJ Ciaramella says:

    I have to say I prefer random comments from Gerbil Nation over those from Aryan Nation.

    Also, can I start calling you “Dr. X”, Ollie?

  2. Olly says:

    C’mon, Tim, traffic is traffic.

    (It has to be said, though, Kirk: if the goal was to get Dr. Deb Frisch out of academia, it has *absolutely* been accomplished. It’s not that we don’t appreciate your vigilance, you understand.)


    “Although I have never had a conversation with a UO DPS officer before, Ms. Larkin referred to me as

  3. Largenfirm says:

    Your house, your rules.

    My apologies, on behalf of Teh Gerbil Nation.

    Follow the link for our take on this matter.

    Kirk Hays

  4. Timothy says:

    Hey, look, I’m glad you guys are dedicated to giving the crazy attention whore all the attention she wants, but if you’d stop cluttering up random posts on this blog with your requests for information about her, I’d be grateful.

  5. Largenfirm says:

    >Who besides Deb Frisch is still that interested in Deb Frisch?

    Those she stalks, and those interested in seeing that she never teaches again.

    Kirk Hays

  6. curious reader says:

    I don’t know anything about the latest goings on of Deb Frisch, but who runs the “Teh Squeak” blog? Who besides Deb Frisch is still that interested in Deb Frisch?

  7. Sakaki says:

    If this “pirate raft” actually happens, then it will be an excuse for me to invoke anti-piracy measures and fire a Browning .50 into the raft…capsizing it and making those damn hippies pay.

    Watch out, hippies.

  8. Vincent says:

    I have a strong suspicion that DEQ is going to have something to say about a “community” of transients dumping human waste into the Columbia.

    Call it a hunch.

  9. Teh Squeak says:

    Anyone have confirmation that debbie frisch was thrown off campus by security yesterday? thx

  10. Olly says:

    For some reason, this is the first thing that comes to mind.

  11. Boobie says:

    Awesome, a community where I can live out my Water World fantasy! Tooling around the Columbia on a tricked out catamaran in order to pick fights or haggle with other boat people over paper and dirt, sounds fantastic.

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