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Wow. BlueOregon is three years old today. What did we promise you?

It'll be progressive; it'll be smart; it'll be funny; it'll be compelling; it'll be provocative; it'll be unpredictable. It'll be political, but not narrowly so. It'll be a free-ranging social and cultural critique. It'll be by Oregonians and for Oregonians, but not always about Oregon. Above all else, BlueOregon will not be boring.

Well, as BlueOregon starts its fourth year this month, and as the 2008 election cycle nears, we've decided to kick things up a notch around here.

Today, we're announcing the BlueOregon Fellows program.

What's a BlueOregon Fellow? In short, it's a paid internship in progressive blogging.

What sort of person are we looking for? Well, a blogger. Someone whose idea of fun is reading newspapers and blogs and telling their friends about cool stories they found. Someone whose idea of fun is digging into the details and finding the salient fact or quote. Someone who is conversant in Oregon politics, but is dying to learn more.

Some details:

The expectations? The BlueOregon Fellow will...

So, how do you apply?

Sounds like fun, right? Join the team. We'll change the world. (Or at least, this blue corner of it.)

  • anon (unverified)

    How exciting! Is there anything in the "need not apply" category? Too old? No immigrants? Must be Dem? (I might still be registered Pacific Green but would re-register to apply!)

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    Well, presumably, our Fellow would have a progressive political orientation, but sure -- old immigrant Greens are welcome to apply! :)

  • anon (unverified)

    hmm... political orientation... since i've already been outed... maybe!

    nice segment on KPOJ this morn BTW.

  • wharf rat (unverified)

    Hi Folks..

    Anon....gotta use your own name at least once a week. Oh, and maybe exhibit less snarkiness in your posting.


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    It'll be progressive; it'll be smart; it'll be funny; it'll be compelling; it'll be provocative; it'll be unpredictable...

    Okay, we're not very funny. Gotta improve on that point. Where's Anne Martens when you need her?

  • spicey (unverified)

    very cool, BO, I'm going to pass this on to a few friends who could use the work and who would be a benefit to the site. yeah, I like this development.

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    Oh yeah, one rule: ya can't call it BO. That's just gross. I prefer BlueO.... :)

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    If it's contextualized, "Blue" works, too.

  • East Bank Thom (unverified)

    Oh yeah, one rule: ya can't call it BO. That's just gross. I prefer BlueO.... :)

    But all of the failed applicants won't be able to rejoice in the fact that they didn't get the job with BO.

    / i see your smiley and raise you a wink! ;-)

  • pdxskip (unverified)

    Interesting opportunity. Sounds like fun.

  • Garlynn -- undergroundscience.blogspot.com (unverified)

    OK, so it's off-topic, but hey, as Jeff pointed out, more humor is needed.

    In that spirit:

    Norm Quotes from "Cheers"

    WOODY: "What's shaking Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "Two cheeks and four chins."

    SAM: "Norm! How's the world treating you?" NORM: "Like a baby treats a diaper."

    SAM: "What's new, Normie?" NORM: "Terrorists, Sam. They've taken over my stomach & they're demanding beer."

    SAM: "What'd you like, Normie?" NORM: "A reason to live. Give me another beer."

    SAM: "What'll you have Normie?" NORM: "Well, I'm in a gambling mood, Sammy. I'll take a glass of whatever comes out of that tap." SAM: "Looks like beer, Norm." NORM: "Call me Mister Lucky."

    WOODY: "What's the story, Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "The Bobbsey twins go to the brewery. Let's cut to the happy ending."

    WOODY: "Hey, Mr. Peterson, there's a cold one waiting for you." NORM: "I know. If she calls, I'm not here."

    SAM: "Beer, Norm?" NORM: "Have I gotten that predictable? Good."

    WOODY: "How's it going, Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "Poor." WOODY: "I'm sorry to hear that." NORM: "No, I mean pour."

    SAM: "What's going down, Normie?" NORM: "My butt cheeks on that bar stool."

    WOODY: "Pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "All right, but stop me at one. Make that one-thirty."

    SAM: "What's the story, Norm?" NORM: "Boy meets beer. Boy drinks beer. Boy meets another beer."

    WOODY: "What's going on, Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "The question is what's going in Mr. Peterson? A beer please, Woody."

    WOODY: "Can I pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?" NORM: "A little early isn't it, Woody?" WOODY: "For a beer?" NORM: "No, for stupid questions."

    (from http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/)

    <h2>BTW, the Oregon Brewer's Festival is next weekend.</h2>

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