April 3, 2015

"Portland hipsters celebrating, mourning beloved airport carpet before its removal."

"News of the removal of the green, blue and pink geometric-patterned floor, set to be completed this fall, has triggered an overwhelming response from fans worldwide... There are over 42,000 photos of the flooring with the #pdxcarpet hashtag on Instagram alone."

7 comments:

Scott said...

"Portland hipsters." What a put-down.

rhhardin said...

I've had the same carpets since new in 1975, revised only by four generations of Dobermans discovering shag carpet tearing up as a forbidden pleasure.

There's been ad hoc shag carpet repair four times.

rhhardin said...

Hint for shag carpet repair: locate an obscure corner with furniture on it, move furniture over problem area.

Rob said...

Things we know about "In the Now":

1. It doesn't know the difference between "its" and "it's".

Unknown said...

We've also made the carpet the grand marshal of the Starlight Parade. With googly eyes!

http://www.oregonlive.com/rosefest/index.ssf/2015/03/pdx_carpet_will_roll_as_starli.html

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

With apologies to Sir John Betjeman:

Come friendly bombs and fall on Portland!
It isn't fit for humans now...

John Lawton said...

What, Laslo posted nothing here about carpet munching?