Seth Levy posted Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm
"Get the gear!" say Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, stars of Portlandia, a series of short clips that parody life in Portland, Oregon. If finding just the right soft shell has ever turned your "alpine start" into an "after-lunch start," check out the following episode:
"Get the Gear!" perfectly portrays the absurdity most of us have faced at one time or another: sorting through piles of gear and equipment, stuck in the material world, while planning an escape to a simpler, more natural place.
In addition to poking fun at the outdoor experience, Fred and Carrie also argue with the owners of a feminist bookstore, take shell-art classes, and ironically ogle fixed gear bicycles.